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Employees in Construction Are Among Happiest of All Sectors, Says Survey

Excerpt of an article from Engineering News-Record: Her freshman year at Mississippi State had not gone as planned, and Holley Thomas needed something to do. Back home in Double Springs, Ala., she decided to try an automotive manufacturing and robotics curriculum at a local community college. The last of the required courses was welding, and she dreaded it. Still, it was a requirement, so she plunged in. Continue Reading

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Seattle Building Tops Its Green Goals, Makes Energy to Spare

Excerpt of an article from the Standard-Times: When the Bullitt Center opened in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood two years ago, the six-story office building was hailed as one of the greenest on the planet. Continue Reading

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Apple Hires New Peninsula General Contractor for Spaceship Building as Questions Swirl about Construction Delays

Excerpt of an article from the San Francisco Business Times: Apple Inc. is bringing on a new general contractor to finish its multi-billion-dollar “spaceship” building at Apple Campus 2, amid questions about whether the huge project remains on track for a late-2016 completion. Continue Reading

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Watch: View of a Crane Operator, High Above the City

Excerpt of an article from CBS Chicago: Many Chicago workers take an elevator to get to work, but operating engineer Michael Femali has a different kind of experience – and a view of the city few ever get. Continue Reading

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Chinese Developer Leads Transformation of L.A.’s Skyline

Excerpt of an article from the LA Times: For decades, the sprawling six-acre Metropolis parcel in downtown Los Angeles sat barren as successive real estate busts derailed the promise of a $1-billion “city within a city.” Continue Reading

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Chinese Construction Firm Erects 57-Storey Skyscraper in 19 Days

Excerpt of an article from The Guardian: A Chinese construction company is claiming to be the world’s fastest builder after erecting a 57-storey skyscraper in 19 working days in central China. Continue Reading

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Judge Halts Millennium Hollywood Skyscraper Project

Excerpt of an article from the LA Times: A judge on Thursday halted a developer’s plan to build two massive skyscrapers in the heart of Hollywood, ruling that the city of Los Angeles failed to fully assess how the $1-billion project would affect surrounding neighborhoods. Continue Reading

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Baltimore Area Glaziers Work to Get City Back up to Speed

While the city of Baltimore recovers from the devastating riots and protestor confrontations with police Monday evening, the area’s contract glaziers and retailers have been … Continue Reading

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On Time-Lapse Rocket Ride to Trade Center’s Top, Glimpse of Doomed Tower

Excerpt of an article from the New York Times: An imposingly realistic vision of the old 1 World Trade Center, the ultimately doomed north tower, will begin appearing next month in a most unlikely place: the five special elevators servicing the observatory atop the new 1 World Trade Center. Continue Reading

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Constructive One-Upmanship

Excerpt of an article from The Economist: The world is in the middle of a skyscraper boom. Last year a record number of tall buildings were completed; and the record for the world’s tallest is being broken more regularly and more spectacularly than ever before, particularly in the Middle East. Man’s skyscraper drive has, in general, been tethered to his economic one. The height of the tallest building completed in each year has tended to go up and down in tandem with the economy. Continue Reading

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