Among the more compelling and potentially useful of recent technological advances is 3D printing. On a small scale, this technique has been used to produce objects such as architectural models, medical devices and parts for manufacturing. Advances in the uses of 3D printing are happening quickly as the technology improves. Home construction and the construction industry appear to be the most recent areas in which 3D printing could bring about dramatic changes and innovations. Continue reading 3D Printing: A Viable Building Material for Residential and Commercial Construction?
A new study from Yale University and the University of Washington suggests that returning to widespread construction with wood will significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel consumption around the world. Continue reading Study Promotes Construction With Wood Over Steel and Concrete to Reduce Emissions
A friendly, respectful relationship with suppliers is critical to a contractor’s ongoing project success. A reliable and loyal supplier understands the many variables of the construction industry and will be willing to put in the extra effort required to meet your requirements. Here are some tips for developing and maintaining a solid professional relationship between contractors and suppliers. Continue reading Contractors and Suppliers: Tips for Maintaining This Crucial Relationship
Continued expansion of the population of the Las Vegas area has resulted in significant increases in business for a leading area building contractor. DR Horton, a national construction company with local offices in Henderson, Nevada, started approximately 350 new single-family residential projects in the early part of 2014. These housing starts include homes in Las Vegas, Henderson and Clark County, according to data compiled by Construction Monitor. Continue reading DR Horton Stays Busy in Early 2014 With Residential Construction in Las Vegas Metro Area
For those awaiting Atlanta’s new Braves stadium, it’s overdue and for those opposed to it, it’s too soon. For all concerned, the first construction phase of the stadium is finally set for July 15, 2014. That’s when preliminary site clearing begins and, by September, grading should be in full operation. The legions of local contractors in Atlanta construction who will build the actual structure should begin arriving in February of 2015. Continue reading Construction on Atlanta’s New Braves Stadium Set to Break Ground in July
While uncovering a historic facade isn’t unheard of in Oklahoma City, finding two in one location is relatively rare. That’s exactly what happened to property developer Jonathan Russell, who’s renovating the neglected buildings on the corner of Walker Avenue and NW 23rd Street into The Rise shopping center. Continue reading Oklahoma City Remodel Uncovers Historic Facade Dating Back to the 1920s
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has been a big part of the Orlando construction scene since its groundbreaking in 2011, and it’s had plenty of ups and downs in that time. With construction now reaching an end, the center is scheduled for its grand open in November 2014. Continue reading Construction of Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Nearing Completion
As new residential construction increases in communities around the country, Los Angeles-based contractor KB Home continues to take on new projects that reflect the latest boosts in momentum for the construction industry. Continue reading KB Home Sees Some of the Momentum of the Residential Construction Increase
Celebrity homes often provide hints about growing building trends and when the home belongs to a star who earned his fame in the kitchen, those hints are particularly useful. Tyler Florence’s move from his cottage in Mill Valley to the Villa Madera estate in Corte Madera is a perfect example. Continue reading Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence Upgrades From One Bay Area Home to Another
The deadly Washington landslide that struck the community of Oso, 55 miles northeast of Seattle, in March 2014 has renewed longstanding concerns about the consequences of logging in the area. While the slide occurred in weather conditions of heavy rain which typically destabilizes hillsides, the area has also seen substantial clear-cut logging. State and federal investigators are probing this aspect as a possible contributor that may have exacerbated the catastrophe. Continue reading Are Unstable Slopes and Logging Repercussions Responsible for the Washington Landslide?