Why Is Modular Construction Gaining in Popularity?

New OSHA Injury Reporting Rules Go Into Effect January 1, 2015

OSHA Injury Reporting The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. government’s enforcement agency for safety and health legislation covering the workplace, has issued new injury reporting rules that will take effect beginning on January 1, 2015. Continue reading New OSHA Injury Reporting Rules Go Into Effect January 1, 2015

Scientists May Have Found a Way to Reduce Carbon Emissions During Concrete Production

concrete productionConcrete is one of the most common building materials found in the construction industry, used for everything from floors to walls to driveways. The most common methods of producing concrete, however, also generate significant amounts of carbon dioxide, making concrete a substantial contributor to overall greenhouse gas emissions throughout the country. A new method of concrete production pioneered by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) stands to make concrete a greener construction material by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide created through concrete production. Continue reading Scientists May Have Found a Way to Reduce Carbon Emissions During Concrete Production

Factory Construction Shows Growth After Years of Closures

factoryconstructionOnce considered one of America’s mightiest engines for growth, manufacturing has been severely weakened in the last few years by lack of growth, the moving of operations to cheaper overseas facilities, and the economic crisis that left many Americans with reduced spending power. More recent trends, however, suggest that construction of American factories is on the increase across the country, signaling further steps in the recovery of the manufacturing industry. Continue reading Factory Construction Shows Growth After Years of Closures

Senior Living Shortage May Be an Area to Watch for Future U.S. Construction

Senior Living ShortageAs the population of the United States continues to age, products and services aimed at the senior living demographic will become more widely available. U.S. construction industry trends suggest that American seniors, especially the so-called Baby Boomer generation, will be facing a housing shortage in the next few decades. Continue reading Senior Living Shortage May Be an Area to Watch for Future U.S. Construction

What the U.S. Window Market Can Learn From Current European Trends

What the U.S. Window Market Can Learn From Current European TrendsWindow trends in the European construction market are providing lessons in energy efficiency and environmental performance that could be valuable for American contractors, customers and manufacturers. Continue reading What the U.S. Window Market Can Learn From Current European Trends

5 Tips to Help Construction Professionals Protect Their Contractual Rights

construction professionalsWinning a bid gives you many reasons to celebrate, but don’t let it distract you from the fact that you still need to protect contractual rights and ensure all legal aspects of the project are in order. Here are five ways that construction professionals can protect contractual rights in all the bids they submit. Continue reading 5 Tips to Help Construction Professionals Protect Their Contractual Rights

U.S. Home Building Market on 8-Month High, Studies Show

San Diego’s Marriott Hall Aims for LEED Silver Certification and 2016 Completion

San Diego’s Marriott Hall Aims for LEED Silver CertificationA new LEED-certified hotel in San Diego is expected to be finished and ready for occupancy by the summer of 2016. The New Marriott Hall will replace the existing Marriott Hall near the north tower of the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina. The new facility will provide 171,000 square feet of expanded and modernized space for conferences and other events. Continue reading San Diego’s Marriott Hall Aims for LEED Silver Certification and 2016 Completion