Construction spending outpaced the nation's GDP growth in 2016, according to JLL's latest construction outlook. But spending remains uncertain this year, as the industry waits to see whether new policies on labor and trade emerge from the new administration. Image: Pixabay
Impacts on labor and materials costs at issue, according to latest JLL report.
A new study by PwC details how the industrial sector could get more involved as an influencer, and possibly as investors, in the massive infrastructure spending program that federal lawmakers and The White House now seem committed to moving forward. Image: Pixabay
The accounting and consulting firm PwC offers the industrial sector a five-step approach to getti...read more
Missouri is the latest to enact design-build legislation.
The company used two minority firms as fronts in a nearly $1 billion scheme.
An assembly committee heard testimony on deadly balcony collapse that occurred last year.
A nine-month limit has been proposed for some $100 million-plus projects.
The orders come after a rise in the number of deadly accidents that have occurred in the past few...read more
Flooding in Hoboken, N.J., after Hurricane Sandy in late 2012. New legislation would allow private carriers to offer flood insurance. Image: Jean-Paul Picard/Fund for a Better Waterfront.org
Thanks to new floodplain maps, this market, previously the sole province of a federal program, lo...read more
A giant proposed casino-hotel in Everett, Mass., will include 600-plus rooms, six restaurants, and a 20-foot-wide harborwalk along the Mystic River. The resort is scheduled to open in 2018. Rendering: Wynn Resorts
A judge’s ruling last year paved the way for Wynn Resorts to begin construction on a 33-acre gamb...read more
RICS - the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors - will hold its fourth annual Summit of the Ame...read more
Pennsylvania Supreme Court's chambers in the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Photo: Ruhrfisch/Wikimedia Commons
State Supreme Court denies Navy contractor remedies in lawsuit
Marijuana grow house. Photo: Coleen Whitfield/Creative Commons
Would provide protection from federal prosecution for property owners
Photo: Stevens Community Apartments in Minneapolis. Michael Hicks, Wikimedia Commons.
The city cut the number of spots required for large developments by half. It also will accept pla...read more
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Apartment building balconies will be subject to inspections every three years under new regulatio...read more
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A survey found that more than 1,000 Oregon school buildings face a high risk of collapse during e...read more
A new order was issued that requires Maryland's Prince George's County to clean up Chesapeak Bay. Image: Pixabay
Over the next 10 years, the county must convert 15,000 acres of watertight surfaces—almost 5% of...read more
A bill to give height and denisty bonuses to developers was introduced to the Philadelphia City Council. Image: Pixabay
Developers could be allowed additional height, floor area on projects that meet benchmarks.
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More birds die from colliding with buildings at Duke than on any other campus in a 45-school surv...read more
The fatal accident in Berkeley, Calif., has led to a call for the review of codes and standards regarding balconies. Image: Pixabay
Dry rot and too much weight appear to be the causes of a fatal accident at an eight-year-old buil...read more
The guides establish prescriptive, wind-resistive structural requirements for wood-frame building...read more
In an effort to balance security and fire safety features within codes, standards and planning, N...read more
NFPA life safety engineer Ron Coté settles the debate over second egress doors and exit signs....
The technical committees responsible for NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, have been lo...read more
The Steel Framing Alliance updated its "Thermal Design and Code Compliance for Cold-Formed Steel Walls" design guide. Image: Pixabay
Includes results of new tests and addresses IECC and ASHRAE compliance paths.
A current proposal would assess the fee at 1% of the construction cost. Image: Pixabay
The fee would apply to new construction or alteration of nonresidential buildings of at least 20,...read more
Provides owners and others with factors to consider when choosing the best method of delivery for...read more
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This quirky-sounding building code is a safety measure for the earthquake-prone nation.
Many construction contracts now require environmental insurance. Image: Pixabay
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is paying closer attention to intrusion of potentially h...read more