Category Archives: Business News

Non-Residential Construction Start Trend Graphs – March 2015

Excerpt of an article from CMD Group: Below are six graphs recording 12-month moving averages of CMD ’s non-residential construction starts. Continue Reading

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The Crane Industry is Sending an Exciting Signal about the U.S. Economy

Excerpt of an article from Business Insider: Here’s a great sign for the U.S. economy: the crane market is coming back to life. Continue Reading

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Workers Comp Sector Improves on Higher Pricing and Improved Underwriting

Excerpt of an article from BusinessInsurance.com: Higher pricing and improved underwriting are credited for workers compensation insurers’ better financial performance in 2014, after years of struggle. Continue Reading

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Get a Drone’s-Eye View of Apple’s Sprawling New ‘Spaceship’ Campus

Excerpt of an article from Digital Trends: Located just a five-minute drive from its current headquarters, Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus is rapidly taking shape, suggesting the first workers will be walking through its doors in 2016 as planned. Continue Reading

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Australia’s First High-Rise Apartments to be Constructed with Structural Steel

Excerpt of an article from Architecture & Design: A new 30-storey Meriton service apartment tower in North Sydney will become the first Australian high-rise residential building to have its floors constructed out of structural steel instead of concrete. Continue Reading

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Skyscrapers Pushing Above the Clouds

Excerpt of an article from Sourceable: Failure is central to the concept of engineering because design engineering is itself the elimination of failure in a structure. When a catastrophic failure occurs, it is indeed tragic, but such failure in itself yields useful lessons to design engineers to make further changes or to pull back in one aspect and move forward in another. Continue Reading

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Exploring the Most Popular Construction Apps Available on Google Play and iTunes

Excerpt of an article from Sourceable: Technology is gradually making its way into the building industry with an emphasis on slick and light mobile apps. There are some building apps for almost everything these days and these are some of our favorites. Continue Reading

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U.S. Added 295,000 Jobs in February vs. 240,000 Estimate

Excerpt of an article from CNBC: Job creation boomed in February by 295,000 despite the brutal winter conditions, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. Continue Reading

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Meet Google’s ‘Crabot’ — Part Crane, Part Robot, All Google

Excerpt of an article from Silicon Valley Business Journal: Say you’re Google Inc., and you’re rethinking the very nature of office space. You have this great idea that would turn interior building elements (like floors) into modular pieces that can be rearranged when the need arises. Great — you’re blowing up paradigms. Continue Reading

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Labor Law Clamp Down Coming for Construction

Excerpt of an article from Construction Informer: Construction firms that regularly skirt labor law to gain unfair competitive advantages by misclassifying workers and hiring people who aren’t legally allowed to work in the U.S., are going to face closer scrutiny this year, according to a report published in the National Law Review. Continue Reading

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