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NYC Real Estate Prepares for Future Storms

Toni Haber | Posted 01.29.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

After seeing the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, developers around the city have taken these natural occurrences and their potential damages into careful consideration when designing a new structure.

Those Slow to Adopt New Technology Often Benefit Most from It

Andre Bourque | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

In a time-tested CIO article, Stephanie Overby wrote, "When the first wheel was rolled out in 3000 B.C., just a handful of Mesopotamians had enough insight and risk tolerance to give it a whirl while others looked on from a safe distance." And today, the same phenomenon exists.

Remodeling Pleasure and Pain: Five Survival Tips

Geri Spieler | Posted 01.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Geri Spieler

What would other people think of my choices? What is everyone else doing? What's new? What's right? Should I use porcelain or natural stone tile? Go contemporary or traditional? Here is what I learned: It doesn't matter. What matters is what I think is right and the way to go about a multi-room remodeling is to break it down.

Economic Update From Big Island Shows Consistent Upswing Heading Into 2015

Julie Ziemelis | Posted 12.30.2014 | Hawaii
Julie Ziemelis

As 2014 draws to a close, the economic news from the Big Island is one of a consistent upswing as reported by local experts in construction, residential and commercial real estate with a positive outlook for 2015.

From Borstal to Boardroom via the Building Site

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Dave Lee My name is Dave Lee and I am author of The Hairy Arsed Builder's Guide to Stress Management and the co-founder of a company called Bui...

Will Your Foundation Pass Inspection?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 12.27.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

You--we--can make a real difference in 2015 if we truly dedicate ourselves to becoming a united force of change by loving God and loving our neighbors as ourselves. What kind of foundation does your house of life have? Is it built on rock or sand? What kind of a world do you (we) want?

Women in Construction

Kimberly Gallagher | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Kimberly Gallagher

I work hard to prove that women have an equal, if not greater place in construction, especially at the management level. While it may remain a primarily male industry for a long time, the role and influence of women of construction will continue to grow and dominate.

How To Ship An Entire Church Building From Rural Nova Scotia To Small Town Louisiana

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly | DAVID TERESHCHUK | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion

Pastor Jerel Keene of Louisiana Church in Abita Springs, Louisiana needed a permanent church building for his Southern Baptist congregation. The searc...

Real Estate Technology for the Rich, Famous and Me

Rob Taub | Posted 01.13.2015 | Technology
Rob Taub

New condominiums and homes are being built like never before while existing structures are being retrofitted with ultra-modern technology that until a few years ago was non-existent. This innovative technology is creating new products and jobs at breakneck speed.

Which Industries Are Growing Earnings the Fastest?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

The U.S. industries generating the strongest earnings growth are largely built on the construction sector, according to recent data from Sageworks, a ...

Why New Construction Homes Are a Hot Choice for Homebuyers

Michael Corbett | Posted 12.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Older homes, especially ones that were not meticulously maintained or renovated each decade usually need a little TLC and are often slightly less expensive than a new construction home. However, new construction homes have advantages that just might outweigh their older, more established counterparts.

Building Careers

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 12.23.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

Now with the economy bouncing back, the volume of construction projects is increasing and will only continue to rise, especially in the lodging, office, commercial, gas and manufacturing areas. Unfortunately, the construction workforce has not had the same rebound.

Residential Remodeling in NYC Reaches 10-Year High in September 2014

Jiyan Wei | Posted 12.16.2014 | New York
Jiyan Wei

To complement the Census report on permitted construction of housing, we developed an index to track the monthly rate of change in permits issued by the NYC Department of Buildings that refer specifically to residential improvements.

Female Construction Worker: 'We're Judged From The Minute We Get Out There'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

There's sexism everywhere in the American workforce, but especially in the building trade, as revealed in a forthcoming documentary titled “Hard Hat...

A Cause to Pause on the UES

Tom Falco | Posted 12.13.2014 | New York
Tom Falco

There's a small construction project being done on the sidewalk outside Dos Caminos restaurant and as you walk, you come upon these cool black and white affirmations.

New Film Questions The Meaning Of 'Women's Work​'

Nathalie Vassallo | Posted 12.04.2014 | Women
Nathalie Vassallo

In the upcoming documentary, Hard Hatted Woman, filmmaker Lorien Barlow explores gender stereotypes entrenched in the workforce by shining a spotlight on an industry that has remained stubbornly male even despite federal interventions in the late '70s: construction.

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part 2

Stacy Clark | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers reflects on the leadership required to move the project from drawing board to construction. He explains how the un-calculated or "external" costs of polluting sources of energy have inspired communities to support renewable sources of power.

Healthy Buildings: The Next Chapter in Green Building

Jane Henley | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Jane Henley

Take daylight, for example. While the stereotype of the coveted 'corner office' may be outdated, research finds that workers with access to natural light and views are more productive than their colleagues who are squeezed into dark, dim cubicles.

Banks Seeing Lower Loss Rates on Commercial Real Estate

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

U.S. banks are seeing some of the lowest loss rates of the past six years on commercial real estate and construction loans, boosting their case for ...

Partnerships That Put America Back to Work

Fred Dedrick | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Fred Dedrick

At a time when the dysfunction in Washington, D.C. is at its highest and public approval of Congress is at its lowest, it is heartening to see some renewed focus on significant workforce development issues.

This Labor Day Let's Rethink the Texas Miracle

Cristina Tzintzún | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Cristina Tzintzún

We are facing a crisis. Deregulation has created a system in which workers are treated as disposable tools, easily replaced when they break. While the numbers may show job creation, the reality on the ground tells a story of individuals in dire situations.

Top 5 Ways to Avoid a Lawsuit While Getting Home Improvements

Andrew Lieb | Posted 10.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
Andrew Lieb

Many times these change orders are agreed to verbally and off the cuff, frequently resulting in litigation. Change orders should be agreed upon by following a predetermined procedure that is called for in the construction contract.

New Building Construction Boosts Economy On the Big Island

Julie Ziemelis | Posted 10.22.2014 | Hawaii
Julie Ziemelis

When Oahu and Maui bounced back, Hawaii still struggled with higher unemployment and a stagnated real estate market and construction projects were put on hold for years. Things are finally changing.

Time-Lapse Video of the Hudson Yards Real Estate Development After Two Years. Incredible.

Tim Morehouse | Posted 10.21.2014 | New York
Tim Morehouse

The last place on earth you'd expect the largest private real estate project in the world to be happening is on the tiny and already over-developed island of NYC. Yet the Hudson Yards, A 28-acre site on the West Side; the last major undeveloped part of Manhattan, has become just that.

Let's Not Pronounce Sprawl Dead Just Yet

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Few things have been as simultaneously destructive to the natural environment, the economy, and our social fabric as the tidal wave of suburban sprawl that washed over the US in the late 20th century.