Category Archives: Business News

U.S. Supertowers, Megaprojects Retake Center Stage

Excerpt of an article from Engineering News-Record: For the buildings sector, 2014 has been a year of starts, stops and milestones—some very high profile. Though at least a year late, tenants finally began moving into the 1,776-ft-tall One World Trade Center, currently the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The observation deck is expected to open in the spring. Continue Reading

Posted in Business News, News | Leave a comment

Crimean Authorities Try Twice, Fail to Blow Up Building

Residents in the center of the Crimean city of Sevastopol have been evacuated after two failed demolition attempts left a 16-story building teetering at a 70 degree angle on Friday. Continue Reading

Posted in Business News, News | Leave a comment

Chicago Construction, Glazing Industry Rolling Forward

The city that gave the U.S. its first skyscraper is back on track to build some more. The Chicago metro area has seen a big … Continue Reading

Posted in Business News, News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Contractor Advises “Proactive” Approach in Seeking Talent

The supply and demand curve of talent in the building industry will further bend in the wrong direction if things don’t change soon. That was … Continue Reading

Posted in Business News, News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Tutor Perini Settles Vegas Case

Excerpt of an article from Los Angeles Business Journal: Tutor Perini Corp. has reached a nearly $190 million settlement with the owners of the CityCenter project … Continue Reading

Posted in Business News, News | Leave a comment

Big Building Plans Ahead in Nashville

Excerpt of an article from Dezeen Daily: Figures released this week reveal that One World Trade Center is now the most expensive skyscraper of all time, having … Continue Reading

Posted in Business News, News | Leave a comment

One World Trade Center is Most Costly Skyscraper in History

Excerpt of an article from Dezeen Daily: Figures released this week reveal that One World Trade Center is now the most expensive skyscraper of all time, having cost more than twice as much as the world’s tallest building. Continue Reading

Posted in Business News, News | Leave a comment

Why is Fall Protection the No. 1 OSHA Citation in Construction?

Excerpt of an article from Concrete Construction: “Safety first!” It’s an easy mantra, but too often, too many in the construction industry fail to live up to that standard. Construction industry safety expert Matt Murphy says one of the biggest issues–and the biggest reason for OSHA violation citations–is fall protection. Continue Reading

Posted in Business News, News | Leave a comment

Building Boom Towns: Metro Areas With The Most New Construction In 2014

Excerpt of an article from Arab News: While the rest of the country struggled to recover from the recession, the economy in Texas has been on … Continue Reading

Posted in Business News, News | Leave a comment

Jeddah Kingdom Tower Work ‘Picking Up Pace’

Excerpt of an article from Arab News: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), and the Jeddah Economic Company (JEC) board members, visited … Continue Reading

Posted in Business News, News | Leave a comment