Construction

Chicago witnessing more residential tower construction than any other US city

The city’s ongoing construction boom is producing many tall new buildings<p>Chicago’s construction boom is nothing new. However, the Second City can claim first place when it comes to the number of active tower cranes constructing new apartment buildings.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, Chicago …

Urban Planning

A giant U-shaped skyscraper designed for New York City could be the longest building in the world

Manhattan developers keep building skyscrapers taller and taller, but Greek architect Ioannis Oikonomou hopes to break a new kind of record.<p>His firm, Oiio Studio, has designed a U-shaped tower called the "Big Bend" that aims to become, what Oikonomou calls, "the world's longest building" (if you …

Urban Planning

World’s tallest skyscraper design hangs off an orbiting asteroid

What if your daily commute involved parachuting down to earth rather than being stuck in vehicular traffic? That’s the vision in Clouds Architecture …

Space

Another hit to nonunion contractors' reputations—their workers don't have health insurance, according to data from the New York Building Congress

Earlier this month, an Economic Policy Institute study showed that African-Americans had made big gains in the unionized sector of the construction …

Construction Industry

GCR - News - Project manager guilty of manslaughter after falling windows crush woman to death

Project manager guilty of manslaughter after falling windows crush woman to death<p><b>24 March 2017 | By GCR Staff</b> 0 Comments<p>A jury has found a …

Crime

This Skyscraper Could Ruin New York's Skyline

The proposed "Big Bend"—the world's longest building—would straddle Billionaires' Row<p>The tallest building in the world? Been there, done that. But what about constructing the <i>longest</i> building? That's a feat one architectural firm hopes to achieve via the "Big Bend," a new kind of skyscraper that …

Architecture

See the plans for Toulouse’s first skyscraper – a futuristic spiralling tree-lined tower

A futuristic tower has been planned for Toulouse that features a design with a beautiful spiralling, tree-lined pattern.<p>Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the Occitanie Tower will stand at a proposed 150 metres above the Canal du Midi in the heart of Toulouse’s business sector, and is set to be the …

Architecture

Trump Administration Approves Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

Four days after his inauguration, Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at reviewing the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access …

Corporate Sustainability

You’re Not High, This Trippy U-Shaped Building In NY Is Real It’ll Soon Be The World’s Longest

The Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty and the former World Trade Center - the magnificent erections that take you back to 90% of all …

Urban Planning

Top 9 Exterior Remodels that may Require a Site Plan to Get a Building Permit

Major exterior remodeling upgrades such as building a new deck, adding a sun room or reshaping the landscape architecture on your property are …

Home Improvement

Small step for construction defects, a good one

Long have we supported reforms that could help Colorado’s housing market — shy some 55,000 units since 2012 — rebound from the 2008 crash.Whether …

Denver

Dangote Buys Largest Crane In Africa From China

Business mogul, Aliko Dangote is presently the owner of the largest crawler crane in Africa. The astute businessman bought the crane from China’s …

Top 10 tallest skyscrapers in Latin America.

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

Ghost Ship owners knew of dangerous electrical system before deadly fire

OAKLAND — More than two years before December’s Ghost Ship fire claimed 36 lives, the building’s owners knew of dangerous electrical problems there — …

Ghost Ship

Rehab of old Columbia Iron Works building planned in Forest Park Southeast

Missouri Foundation for Health would move its offices there from downtown in the latest project for the fast-changing neighborhood.

Architecture

Marine Plywood: knowing the basics

<b>Marine plywood is a great sheet material that can be easily cut using both hand saws and basic power tools.</b> Marine plywood is often used to build …

Sailing

City set to vote on plan to raze Parker Center and build $480-million office tower

The Los Angeles City Council will consider a proposal Friday to demolish Parker Center and build a $480-million office tower for city employees — a plan opposed by preservationists fighting to save the former police building.<p>The boxy Parker Center on Los Angeles Street served for more than five …

Urban Planning

Huge crater opens at school that may never re-open after massive chalk mine found

A primary school has closed its doors to 450 pupils this week - and may never re-open - after a huge 19th century chalk mine was found 65ft …

Ancient History

Lego-style flats built from shipping containers

<b>A new student housing block in Glasgow is using shipping containers stacked on top of each other in a method of construction described as similar to Lego.</b><p>Not far from the River Clyde in the west end of Glasgow, an old industrial site, which has sat empty for years, is getting a new lease of …

Drywall Repair St Louis | Nations Drywall Repair | Drywall Repair O fallon

Should I do the drywall repair myself?<p>When you get drywall that is water damaged or drywall cracks that need to be repaired you typically have two …

Repairs

Midtown’s Hanover West Peachtree finally reaches seven floors

After nearly two years, the building is beginning to look like a building<p>Big news: Midtown's most infuriatingly slow-moving development is finally looking like an inhabitable building.<p>Hanover West Peachtree, a seven-story residential build on 10th Street between Spring and West Peachtree streets, …

Atlanta

Infrastructure equipment finance business on a robust growth path

HYDERABAD: Infrastructure equipment finance business in the country is witnessing robust growth thanks to the spurt in homes and road construction …

Indian Economy

Local builders step further into virtual reality

A trial run of LifeStyle Home Builders’ virtual reality software. Photo courtesy of LifeStyle.<p>While 3D modeling and online virtual tours have become …

Virtual Reality

Drone footage shows crews racing to finish Apple Park by April

Apple employees are set to move into the Apple spaceship campus just next month, but based on the recent drone footage there’s still a lot of work to be done on Apple Park.<p>Crews can be seen finishing construction and landscaping work in the new aerial footage. While the tunnel, parking structures, …

Drones

New Apple Park drone footage reveals occupied research and development building, landscaping progress

Following a break in nasty weather, the latest drone footage of Apple Park shows yet more landscaping progress, an occupied research and development …

iOS

Concrete floors, 38 beautiful examples

When it comes to flooring people tend to think of three main options; carpet, hardwood, or tiles. While each of these flooring options has its own …

Interior Design

Charlotte’s newest tower crane isn’t uptown, but it is building more apartments

The Dilworth neighborhood has sprouted a new grove of tower cranes, as crews work to build hundreds of new apartments near Kenilworth Avenue and …

Charlotte

How to Install Drywall | Drywall eBook | The Most Detailed Guide to Installing Drywall and Taping

<b>Who would be better to teach something than the people that do the work? So, here you go, how to install drywall…</b><p>Since 2001 I have been learning and …

Design

Lost Twin Cities: The rise and fall of Minneapolis' Phoenix Building

Minneapolis’ Phoenix Building, which roosted for almost 70 years at the northwest corner of 4th Street and Marquette Avenue, was much like the …

Minneapolis

Redo ramping up on downtown Dallas' landmark Adolphus Tower | Real Estate

Hoque - whose DRB Concepts restaurant company owns the Fish Market and Chop House Burger restaurants across the street - plans to turn a former bank …

Real Estate