What Are the Effects of Mineral Salts in Stucco Applied to New Construction?

Effects of Mineral Salts in StuccoStucco is a common substance used in construction applications, but using it can sometimes result in unexpected problems that make a finished wall or ceiling surface unsightly. The effects of mineral salts in stucco can lead to a process called efflorescence, which is an accumulation of mineral salts on the surface of concrete, masonry or stucco finishes. Continue reading What Are the Effects of Mineral Salts in Stucco Applied to New Construction?

Las Vegas Home Construction Welcomes Presidio Residential Capital and Summit Homes

Presidio Residential Capital and Summit HomesA new residential construction project stands to give a needed boost to the lagging Las Vegas home construction and development market. Presidio Residential Capital and Summit Homes Nevada have announced the construction of Canyon View, a five-acre community development in Las Vegas. The $7.8 million project will include 36 single-family homes and will be built in Clark County, according to Builder Online. Continue reading Las Vegas Home Construction Welcomes Presidio Residential Capital and Summit Homes

Nashville’s Midtown Area Gets $100 Million Mixed Use Complex

NashvilleMidtown Nashville will see another major construction project with the beginning of a planned $100 million project.

Construction is expected to begin on the Buckingham Midtown, a 600,000-square-foot mixed-use complex at the intersection of 21st Avenue, South Broadway and Division Street, according to MusicRow.
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Innovative Residential Skyscraper Proposed for San Francisco by Architect Jeanne Gang

San FranciscoA new skyscraper proposed for San Francisco will combine upscale residential living with the artistry of modern architecture.

The building, designed by Chicago-based architect Jeanne Gang, will be a 400-foot-tall structure containing 390 individual condominiums, according to Building Design & Construction.
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Solar Energy Use in Florida Construction Gets a Boost from a Local College

solar energyThe construction industry in the Sunshine State is preparing to make more practical use of its most abundant natural resource with some help from a Sarasota college. Solar energy in Florida is expected to become a more widely used element of construction and renovation projects thanks to an extensive education project at the Lakewood Ranch campus of Everglades University.
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Will Seattle Pass New Rules Requiring Construction Companies to Hire Local Workers?

SeattleWhile Seattle enjoys a substantial boom in construction and related employment, the city is struggling to balance the needs of contractors with demands for local hiring for Seattle construction and infrastructure projects.

The Seattle City Council is considering a local hire ordinance that will require construction companies working in Seattle to hire workers from within and close to the city.
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Plans for Arizona’s Sun Devil Stadium Renovation Now Underway

Sun Devil Stadium RenovationRenovation on Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium has reached an early milestone with the selection of the architectural design and construction firms that will be responsible for the project.

Design services will be handled by HNTB Corporation and Gould, while Hunt Construction Group and Sundt Construction will perform the construction work, according to Construction Global.
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Construction in New York City Continues Climbing, Nearing $30 Billion in Annual Spending

New York CityConstruction in New York City is expected to continue expanding to levels not seen since the mid-2000s, topping $37 billion in 2015. Industry sources predict that overall construction expenditures in 2015 will reach approximately $37 billion, according to New York City Construction Outlook 2013-2015. This report is an annual NYC construction industry analysis and forecast published by the New York Building Congress and the New York Building Foundation.
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How to Use Mobile Apps to Make Your Construction Business More Efficient

mobile appsThe overwhelming popularity of smartphones means that it’s likely you, your staff, and clients will own one. These devices not only make communication easier, but they also offer computing power and software applications that can improve the function of your construction business. Here are some effective ways to use mobile apps to make your construction business more efficient, easier to operate and more profitable.
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