Steel: The Most Recycled Material in the World (NAPA Recycling)
Steel: The Most Recycled Material in the World (NAPA Recycling) View the original article here. Did you know that steel is the most recycled material in the world? In North America, we recycle around 80 million tons of steel each year. That’s more than the weight of all of the cars in the entire state of California. It’s also more than all the paper, plastic, aluminum and glass we recycle each year combined. Why Recycle Steel? Steel recycling is good ...
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Steel Recycling: Processes, Benefits, and Business Solutions (Rubicon)
Steel Recycling: Processes, Benefits, and Business Solutions (Rubicon) View the original article here. Steel is one of the most utilized metals in the world, making up everything from the tallest skyscrapers to your everyday kitchen utensils. Steel has driven technological growth and advancement through the Industrial Age and continues to fuel innovation today, with over 1,868,800,000 tonnes produced in 2019 alone. Steel is an iron alloy, meaning it is made up of a combination of metals and non-metals including carbon, ...
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THE ECO FRIENDLY BENEFITS OF CHOOSING FIBER CEMENT SIDING (McCarter Construction)
THE ECO FRIENDLY BENEFITS OF CHOOSING FIBER CEMENT SIDING (McCarter Construction) View the original article here. As you conceptualize your new home, one of the major design challenges you’ll encounter is choosing the right kind of siding. Siding plays multiple roles in your home design – it shapes the entire outer appearance of your house, plays a significant role in managing the long-term impact of weather on your home, and replacing it is costly. How can you choose between the many ...
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Eco-Friendly Fiber Cement Siding (Banner Construction)
Eco-Friendly Fiber Cement Siding (Banner Construction) View the original article here. Keeping our planet sustainable has been and continues to be an important concern for homeowners, as well as builders. Using green products and materials helps preserve our natural resources and eliminate harmful Volatile Organic Compounds from the air. It’s sometimes difficult to go green and still get optimal functionality and the aesthetic appeal that you’d like in designing your home. But as far as your home’s exterior, you’ll get both when ...
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Why The Infrastructure Bill Allocates $100 Million For States To Adopt Construction Management Systems (Forbes)
Why The Infrastructure Bill Allocates $100 Million For States To Adopt Construction Management Systems (Forbes) View the original article here. Vital components of the U.S.'s infrastructure are in critical need of upgrades. The American Society of Civil Engineers, for example, found that the nation's infrastructure averaged a C-, with a nearly $2.6 trillion investment gap that needs to be closed to catch up with countries like China and Japan. Failure to upgrade and repair this infrastructure will inevitably lead to more ...
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Delivering dreams with best construction technology (APN News)
Delivering dreams with best construction technology (APN News) View the original article here. For quite some time, the Indian real estate sector has been aggressively using technology to improve client experiences. The sector is depending on new-age digital and construction technology to get through the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which hit while it was still recovering from the first. Adoption of new technologies has become a necessity, especially in light of RERA, which emphasises the importance of timely ...
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Single platform technology the future of smarter construction (The Construction Index)
Single platform technology the future of smarter construction (The Construction Index) Read the original article here. Over recent years, the construction industry has demonstrated the importance of innovation through technology. With everyday tasks growing more efficient as a result of the adoption of digital tools, from identifying snags to the way vital information like drawings and checklists are updated and shared across workforces, the intermingling of construction and technology is only set to continue. This should come as no ...
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Concrete Sensors: A Technology Still in Its Infancy (For Construction Pros)
Read the original article by For Construction Pros here. Under ideal situations, concrete’s psi strength depends a lot on time. Since ideal situations are few and far between, let’s take a look at a young technology that’s taking its first steps at saving contractors time and money. January 3, 2022 Jonathan Kozlowski Contractors can utilize a concrete sensor to gain inside knowledge of what exactly is happening in their concrete, like a health monitor or a Fitbit stuck inside producing ...
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Labor Shortage Could Be 2022’s Biggest Barrier to Construction Growth (For Construction Pros)
Read the original article by For Construction Pros here. ACBM staff The construction industry experienced big gains in 2021, as consumers took advantage of low interest rates and increased pandemic-related savings to relocate for remote work or upgrade to larger spaces. While commercial construction continued to struggle, residential construction of single- and multifamily homes boosted the industry upward, leading the demand for additional workers, notes the 2022 U.S. Job Market Outlook report from ThinkWhy In 2021, the construction industry added ...
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Tariffs raise the price of a key construction material and risk homeland security | Opinion (NJ.com)
Read the original article by NJ.com here. By  By Jamel C. Holley The federal government levied taxes on aluminum imports in 2018 to protect domestic manufacturers under the guise of national security. However, these “protections” have inhibited trade and raised the price of raw goods, damaging the very economy that the policy intended to help. Aluminum prices have spiked from $1,600 (pre-tariff rate) to $2,800 per ton, hurting all stakeholders, from manufacturers to consumers. Additionally, recent supply chain shortages ...
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Homebuilding lifts U.S. construction spending in November (Reuters)
Find the original article by Reuters WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. construction spending increased in November amid strong gains in single-family homebuilding, but outlays on public projects were weak. The Commerce Department said on Monday that construction spending rose 0.4% after a similar advance in October. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast construction spending climbing 0.6%. Construction spending increased 9.3% on a year-on-year basis in November. Spending on private construction projects rose 0.6% in November. Outlays on residential construction ...
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THIS AUTOMATED WALL-CLIMBING ROBOT WAS DESIGNED BY HAUSBOTS TO STREAMLINE HOME-CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS (Yanko Design)
Find the original article here BY  01/03/2022 HB1 is an automated wall-climbing robot that was designed to streamline home construction projects. No matter the size, location, style, or chosen building material–when it comes to constructing houses, it can be a dangerous job. Even with bulky construction vehicles, building homes requires a lot of finesse and attention. As our technological worlds evolve, so do our tools and that includes those used for home construction. Home-building robotics company Hausbots developed an automated, climbing construction robot called ...
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What not to do when designing a new kitchen – the 9 common mistakes to avoid (Ideal Home)
Original Article Found Here Ever wondered what not to do when designing a kitchen? A new kitchen is a huge but worthwhile investment for any home. Looks and functionality wise, it will always add value to your property. But one thing you don’t want to do is forget the finer details. It’s often the most obvious things that we simply forget when thinking about kitchen layouts, such as where the bins go or how accessible the fridge is when you’re cooking ...
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With $36 million Series C, Brazil’s Ambar hopes to make civil construction more efficient (TechCrunch)
TechCrunch Original Article Found Here Brazilian construction tech startup Ambarannounced it has raised a large Series C round: R$204 million, approximately $36 million at today’s midmarket rate. The round was co-led by Brazil-based Echo Capital and Oria Capital, with participation from TPG Capital, Argonautic Ventures and others. Ambar was created in 2013 with the ambition to leverage technology to make the civil construction process more efficient. According to the company, it has raised R$360 million in equity funding to date ...
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Lumber Soars to Six-Month High as Buyers Scurry to Find Wood (Bloomberg)
Bloomberg Article Original Article Found Here Strong building demand and renewed supply challenges have sent lumber prices surging to the highest in six months. Lumber futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange jumped 4.4% to a six-month high of $1,069.30 per 1,000 board feet Friday. This extends a 68% rally that began in mid-November, when flooding in Canada’s westernmost province damaged major highways and rail tracks. The unprecedented deluge in British Columbia, where roughly 14% of North America’s lumber comes from, ...
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Ways To Reduce Construction Waste
By: Melody Eve Ramos The production of material waste is an unavoidable and persistent issue in the construction industry. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that total waste from construction-related projects was double that of municipal waste from households and businesses in 2018. There isn’t a universal solution yet, but many construction firms are finding inventive solutions to waste reduction, such as smart waste management, adaptive reuse, and recycling. WHAT IS SMART WASTE MANAGEMENT? Smart waste management refers to any ...
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Goldman cuts forecast for U.S. economic growth in 2021 and 2022 (Reuters)
Goldman cuts forecast for U.S. economic growth in 2021 and 2022 (Reuters) Read the original article here. Goldman Sachs cut its U.S. economic growth target to 5.6% for 2021 and to 4% for 2022 citing an expected decline in fiscal support through the end of next year and a more delayed recovery in consumer spending than previously expected. The firm previously expected 5.7% gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2021 and 4.4% growth in 2022, according to research released on ...
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3d-Printing Houses and Coral Reefs with Sustainable Concrete Addresses Both Housing Crisis & Climate (Einnews)
3d-Printing Houses and Coral Reefs with Sustainable Concrete Addresses Both Housing Crisis & Climate (Einnews) Read the original article here. Tech startup 3d-prints human-scale sustainable concrete to help provide both affordable and luxury housing, preserve coral reefs & exclusive fine art. ROCHESTER, NH, USA, November 8, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- One of the hottest trends in housing—a market currently very short on inventory and long on need—is the option of 3d-printing homes in lieu of traditional construction methods. The nascent large-scale ...
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Global Smart Highway Construction Market to Garner $104.77 Billion by 2030: Allied Market Research (Einnews)
Global Smart Highway Construction Market to Garner $104.77 Billion by 2030: Allied Market Research (Einnews) Read the original article here. An increase in the number of vehicles among emerging countries, a surge in international trade among the developing nations, rise in road traffic injuries, and increase in smart city initiatives have boosted the growth of the global smart highway construction market. The market across North America dominated in 2020, around two-fifths of the market. The Covid-19 pandemic halted majority of ...
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USA readies for trillion-dollar infrastructure boom (The Construction Index)
USA readies for trillion-dollar infrastructure boom (The Construction Index) Read the original article here. The USA’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is heading to the desk of president Joe Biden for signature after securing the backing of both bodies of Congress. Joe Biden will now sign the bill The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act was approved by the House of Representatives after clearing the Senate earlier this year. The legislation makes provision for over US$500bn of new spending, giving a total ...
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World’s largest 3D-printed neighborhood to break ground in Texas (CNN)
World's largest 3D-printed neighborhood to break ground in Texas (CNN) Read the original article here. A new property development in Austin, Texas, is set to become the world's largest community of 3D-printed homes. Scheduled to break ground next year, the project will feature 100 single-story houses "printed" on-site using advanced robotic construction and a concrete-based building material. Digital renderings of the neighborhood, unveiled last week, show rows of properties with their roofs covered in solar cells. The homes will each ...
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Purple Line selects new team of builders to finish light-rail project (Bizjournals)
Purple Line selects new team of builders to finish light-rail project (Bizjournals) Read the original article here. Construction workers at Silver Spring Purple Line station in August 2020. Work is expected to begin early next year on the line after a new general contractor and other builders come on board. The stalled Purple Line project is expected to roar back to life as soon as the spring now that a new team of builders has been selected to complete the ...
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Report predicts staggering shortage of U.S. workers (Canada Construct Connect)
Report predicts staggering shortage of U.S. workers (Canada Construct Connect) Read the original article here. ASHINGTON, D.C. — The Home Builders Institute (HBI) Fall 2021 Construction Labor Market Report is sounding the alarm on the shortage of skilled construction labour in the U.S. The report concluded a lack of skilled construction labour is a key limiting factor for improving housing inventory and affordability. According to the report, the required number of construction workers to keep up with demand is approximately 740,000 ...
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Balance at AMAST
Balance at AMAST By Melody Eve Ramos WHAT IS BALANCE? Balance is a business-to-business e-commerce credit service that allows merchants and businesses to complete transactions with ease. Balance was created when two former Paypal employees witnessed the struggles of B2B merchants unable to complete the transition to the online space, being stuck with offline transaction processing. They saw a hole in the system and developed a tool to fix it. They designed Balance specifically with B2B eCommerce business and marketplaces ...
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Construction technology funding skyrockets to record levels (CONSTRUCTION DIVE)
Construction technology funding skyrockets to record levels (CONSTRUCTION DIVE) READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE. Dive Brief:
  • U.S. construction technology investor funding has reached a record $2.1 billion so far this year, more than a 100% increase from a year ago.
  • Early-stage funding increased close to 100% from 2020, while late-stage funding jumped more than 150% percent during that same span, according to Construction Dive analysis of data from investment information platform Crunchbase.
  • Industry experts say the COVID-19 pandemic sparked ...
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Industrialised construction ‘technological revolution’ not without risk (PINSENT MASONS)
Industrialised construction ‘technological revolution’ not without risk (PINSENT MASONS) READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE. As with all technological revolutions, the shift towards an industrialised construction industry is not without its risks. The way in which major infrastructure projects are procured will inevitably be adapted to accommodate modern methods of construction across the value chain. At the same time, the ecosystem of businesses offering the technology to deliver the necessary changes requires further maturity. Areas of risk Customisation Clients and the ...
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Mosaic raises $44M to automate the construction planning process (TECHCRUNCH)
Mosaic raises $44M to automate the construction planning process (TECHCRUNCH) READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE. Mosaic Building Group, a Phoenix, Arizona-based construction tech startup, has raised $44 million in a Series B funding round led by Peak State Ventures. New investors Starwood Capital, invisionAZ, Tekfen Ventures and Brightstone also put money in the round. They joined previous backers Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Building Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, 8VC and Founders Fund, bringing Mosaic’s total funding to $68.75 million since its 2015 inception ...
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JCB’s Newest Construction Vehicles Burn Hydrogen Instead of Diesel (THEDRIVE)
JCB’s Newest Construction Vehicles Burn Hydrogen Instead of Diesel (THEDRIVE) The hydrogen future might not be happening for automotive but this isn't the worst idea. READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE. JCB makes, for the most part, extremely non-recreational equipment. Ok, sure, you can beat the crap out of a four-door at Diggerland if that's what you need to do but for the most part, these telehandlers and excavators are getting down to serious work in industries that have serious carbon cost issues ...
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After Years Of Planning, Construction, Penn Medicine Opens $1.6 Billion New Hospital The Pavilion (PHILADELPHIA.CBSLOCAL)
After Years Of Planning, Construction, Penn Medicine Opens $1.6 Billion New Hospital The Pavilion (PHILADELPHIA.CBSLOCAL) PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After years of planning and construction, Penn Medicine opened its brand new hospital, known as The Pavilion, on Saturday. Hospital staff escorted over 400 patients from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to The Pavilion. From now on, all emergency care will take place at the new hospital. “I think it’s going to be remarkable how fast we can advance science ...
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Where the construction boom isn’t (AXIOS)
Where the construction boom isn't (AXIOS) Construction spending on amusement and recreation Seasonally adjusted annual rate; January 2009 to September 2021 READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE. The building boom for places we go to have fun is over: Spending has slumped since the pandemic hit — and the drop-off isn’t letting up, per data out this morning.
  • This category is broad: It includes everything from bowling alleys to racetracks to theme parks. But they're all places people gather, typically for ...
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