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Notre Dame Construction Boom is Biggest Ever

Excerpt from an article from WNDU.com: Students may be on summer break, but there’s more ‘work’ than ever going on at Notre Dame. Construction work, that is. Continue Reading

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Trusses Bigger Than Bridges, 17 Giant Cranes: Everything is Huge at Boeing’s New 777X Wing Plant

Excerpt from an article from Puget Sound Business Journal: The massive steel trusses that hold up the roof of Boeing’s new 777X wing plant resemble a series of bridges. Except they’re bigger and heavier than some bridges. Continue Reading

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35 Story Carbon Neutral Wood Skyscraper Proposed For Paris

Excerpt from an article from Green Building Elements: Vancouver architect Michael Green is a world leader in designing and building tall buildings out of wood, says a report in the Vancouver Sun. In fact, he quite literally has co-authored the definitive book on the subject. It’s called The Case For Tall Wood Towers and it has caused a stir among architects since it was first published in 2012. Continue Reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Unchanged in May

The Dodge Momentum Index held steady at 122.3 (2000=100) in May, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of … Continue Reading

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China’s Fosun to Build Condo Tower in New York

Excerpt from an article from Forbes.com: Fosun Property, the real estate investment arm of conglomerate Fosun International , announced in April it had acquired a piece of land on New York’s Madison Avenue and plans to build an over 200-meter high luxury residential tower at the site. Fosun, controlled by billionaire Guo Guangchang with $9.5 billion net worth today, is the licensing partner for Forbes China. Continue Reading

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10 Injured After AC Unit Falls from Crane in Midtown Manhattan

Excerpt from an article from ABC News: A large load fell from a crane on a 30-story New York City building this morning, injuring 10 people on the street below, officials said. Continue Reading

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Making the Gensler “Jewel Box” Whole Again

Excerpt from an article Giroux Glass: Just another day in the shop today here at Giroux. We’ve got a job coming up to replace a big panel of glass for the group of architects at Gensler. Their US HQ is at 500 S. Figueroa in downtown LA, and this big panel is one of a series in their “jewel box.” That’s their ground-level series of windowpanes that go around the building. Our project estimator, Jay Ramos, said “It looks like a BB gun caused damage to the piece, and it left behind a small round hole”. This is what we’re replacing. Continue Reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Many Metro Areas

Construction employment expanded in 232 metropolitan areas, declined in 66 and was stagnant in 60 between April 2014 and April 2015, according to an analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Continue Reading

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Nonresidential Construction Spending Spikes in April

Nonresidential construction spending expanded 3.2 percent on a monthly basis in April and totaled $646.7 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of Census Bureau data. Spending in the nonresidential sector construction is up by 8.8 percent over the past year. Continue Reading

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Google Plans Another Glass Dome in Race for Mountain View Space

Excerpt from an article at BizJournals.com: Google Inc. is going to get to build at least one futuristic, glass-domed office project in Mountain View. Continue Reading

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