Category Archives: Business News

U.S. Architecture Billings Index Hits Highest Level Since 2007

Excerpt of an article from Reuters: The Architecture Billings Index, considered a leading indicator of U.S. non-residential construction, rose in July to a seven-year high, the … Continue Reading

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Construction Backlog Spikes in Second Quarter, Poised to Continue Rise

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached an all-time high in the second quarter of 2014. The CBI improved 5.4 percent … Continue Reading

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Construction Jobs Growing But Skilled Workforce Nearly Tapped Out

Excerpt of an article from The Hill: During the past year, construction firms added jobs in 39 states but the availability of skilled workers is beginning … Continue Reading

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Revealed: Top 10 Skyscrapers Under Construction in the GCC

Excerpt of an article from Gulf Business: The GCC is home to some of the highest buildings in the world, with the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, … Continue Reading

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Obama Moves Forward with Equal Pay Regs

Excerpt of an article from The Hill: The Obama administration is moving forward with regulations requiring federal contractors to disclose pay data by sex, race and … Continue Reading

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Safety Cops Patrol the Office for High Heels

Excerpt of an article from the Wall Street Journal: Kyle Bennett and his colleagues recently filled out cards issued by their employer describing the safety risks … Continue Reading

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Topic to Watch: Mock-Up Testing is Not Just for Big Jobs Anymore

The concept of building enclosure commissioning involves taking a holistic look at the building, including the glazing, from design through construction—to ensure that all components … Continue Reading

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The Big Crane’s Moving in on Monday

Excerpt of an article from Minneapolis Star Tribune: The franchise player in the stadium construction show rolls in to Minneapolis on Monday. One of the largest … Continue Reading

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The Best New Tall Buildings on the Planet

Excerpt of an article from Business Insider: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats (CTBUH) recently announced the winners of its Best Tall Buildings Worldwide … Continue Reading

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MGM Resorts Begins Yearlong Dismantling of Flawed Hotel Tower

Excerpt of an article from Las Vegas Sun: Crews have started dismantling the structurally flawed Harmon casino tower on the Las Vegas Strip, a process that’s … Continue Reading

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