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Traditionally low-tech construction industry attracts $1.3 billion in venture capital

In a bid to digitize building trades, investors have already bet big on the transformative power of new startups By Patrick Sisson Move over meal deliveries and mobility startups: The construction industry has become a new focal point for venture capital funds and tech...
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Construction Starts Slip 3 Percent in February

The reduced activity in February followed a 2 percent decline in January, as the early months of 2018 are showing some loss of momentum after the 12 percent increase reported back in December. This story was originally published in Builder. At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...
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Tall Timber Construction Code is Still Thinking Small | Architect Magazine

With improved fire safety and proven superior energy performance, tall timber is growing in popularity, but can construction codes keep up? By Ian Spula Mass timber has been on the move in Europe and Canada for some time, where the intersection of energy savings and renewable...
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Construction spending in South Florida skyrockets in April

Commercial construction tripled compared to April of last year By Amanda Rabines Construction spending was up 80 percent in South Florida in April compared to the previous year, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & Analytics. Residential construction experienced a...
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Related, partners close $132M construction loan for NBWW designed Auberge Fort Lauderdale

North tower is more than 90% sold and the south tower is about 30% sold By Katherine Kallergis The developers of Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale closed on a $132 million construction loan, the Related Group told The Real Deal.  Related, along with its...
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Continued Growth Projected for Construction Through 2017

As baby boomers retire, the health care sector is poised for major gains while single-family residential continues to recover. By Hanley Wood Data Studio Economists from the AIA, the National Association of Home Builders, and the Associated Builders and Contractors convened this...
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Crane Watch: Mapping out the major development projects around Miami

Brian Bandell It’s almost impossible to turn in any direction in downtown Miami and Brickell and not see a construction crane. There are so many projects coming out of the ground that most untrained eyes can’t tell one from the other. SFBJ’s new Crane Watch feature will give...
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Construction Matters: How Advances in Brick, Steel, and Concrete Changed Architecture

How the technology behind the building blocks of construction informs the craft and creativity of architecture by Patrick Sisson In an era of insane renderings and conceptual construction projects, Georg Windeck, an architect and teacher at Cooper Union, wanted to take a...
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3DP & Powder-Based Cement, A Breakthrough for Construction, Architecture? > ENGINEERING.com

A UC Berkeley research team led by architecture professor Ronald Rael has unveiled the first and largest powder-based 3-D-printed cement structure built to date. The debut of this groundbreaking project is a demonstration of the architectural potential of 3-D printing. It will...
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