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CMD: Non-Residential Starts Climb 30 Percent in May

Excerpt from an article from ConstructionDIVE: Non-residential construction starts soared by 30.3 percent in May after taking a 5.6-percent hit a month earlier, according to data provider CMD. Continue Reading

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U.S. Building Permits Near Eight-Year High; Starts Pull Back

Excerpt from an article from Reuters: U.S. permits for future home construction surged to a near eight-year high in May, suggesting a building up of momentum in housing and the broader economy after a dismal performance at the start of the year. Continue Reading

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What is the Future of Metamaterials?

Excerpt from an article from Daily Commercial News: The word “metamaterial” is coming up more and more often in the news, often referring to some pretty esoteric characteristics that have been changed by scientists. Continue Reading

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Construction Input Prices Increase in May

In May, prices for inputs to construction industries saw their largest month-over-moth increase in more than two years, according to analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors. Continue Reading

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Giroux Moves Fresno Location

Giroux Glass announced it has moved to a new, larger office location in Fresno, Calif. Continue Reading

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Notre Dame Construction Boom is Biggest Ever

Excerpt from an article from WNDU.com: Students may be on summer break, but there’s more ‘work’ than ever going on at Notre Dame. Construction work, that is. Continue Reading

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Trusses Bigger Than Bridges, 17 Giant Cranes: Everything is Huge at Boeing’s New 777X Wing Plant

Excerpt from an article from Puget Sound Business Journal: The massive steel trusses that hold up the roof of Boeing’s new 777X wing plant resemble a series of bridges. Except they’re bigger and heavier than some bridges. Continue Reading

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35 Story Carbon Neutral Wood Skyscraper Proposed For Paris

Excerpt from an article from Green Building Elements: Vancouver architect Michael Green is a world leader in designing and building tall buildings out of wood, says a report in the Vancouver Sun. In fact, he quite literally has co-authored the definitive book on the subject. It’s called The Case For Tall Wood Towers and it has caused a stir among architects since it was first published in 2012. Continue Reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Unchanged in May

The Dodge Momentum Index held steady at 122.3 (2000=100) in May, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of … Continue Reading

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China’s Fosun to Build Condo Tower in New York

Excerpt from an article from Forbes.com: Fosun Property, the real estate investment arm of conglomerate Fosun International , announced in April it had acquired a piece of land on New York’s Madison Avenue and plans to build an over 200-meter high luxury residential tower at the site. Fosun, controlled by billionaire Guo Guangchang with $9.5 billion net worth today, is the licensing partner for Forbes China. Continue Reading

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