Category Archives: Business News

Are Composite Megacolumns the Future of Skyscrapers?

Excerpt of an article from Sourceable: With tall buildings growing ever higher, it is becoming increasingly critical to optimise structural systems in order to ensure … Continue Reading

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Builders Solve Calatrava’s Florida Polytechnic Puzzle

Excerpt of an article from ENR: Builders of a glass-sheathed Florida college building—topped by a 250-ft-long skylight shading system with 94 louvered arms that raise … Continue Reading

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When Millennium Tower is Complete, Boston Will Look Like This

Excerpt of an article from BostonInno: Construction work on Boston’s Millennium Tower is expected to wrap up in 2016. Once it’s complete, Millennium will stand … Continue Reading

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Boston Properties to Start Construction on $275M Back Bay Tower in Q3

Excerpt of an article from Boston Business Journal: Construction is set to begin this summer on what will be the first Back Bay office tower … Continue Reading

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43 Percent of Fatal Falls in the Last Decade Have Involved a Ladder

Excerpt of an article from Centers for Disease and Prevention: Falls remain a leading cause of unintentional injury mortality nationwide, and 43% of fatal falls … Continue Reading

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City of El Paso Triple-A Ballpark Time-Lapse

Watch a hand-edited time-lapse movie, documenting construction from groundbreaking to completion for the new Triple-A ballpark in El Paso, Texas. VIEW VIDEO

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Simplifying the Structure of China’s Tallest Skyscraper

Excerpt of an article from Sourceable.net: The 121-storey transparent glass Shanghai Tower will twist and taper as it rises to a height of 632 metres, making … Continue Reading

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Three Economists Offer Construction Outlook for 2014, Beyond

Excerpt of an article from SmartBrief: Bernard Markstein, chief economist at Reed Construction Data, Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America and … Continue Reading

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AAMA Updates Testing Options within Flashing Specification

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) published an updated standard for flashing. AAMA 712-14, “Voluntary Specification for Mechanically Attached Flexible Flashing” establishes minimum performance criteria … Continue Reading

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Creating a Safer Workplace

Excerpt of an article from Occupational Health & Safety: As 2013 comes to a close, insurance and federal regulatory agencies are sure to be compiling … Continue Reading

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