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Major Tech Trends Are Shaking Up the Construction Industry

John Rampton | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
John Rampton

When you think about tech-driven industries, construction likely isn't the first that comes to mind. The sector has a reputation for being slow to ado...

5,000 Female Construction Workers Change Brazil's Landscape

Antonella Notari Vischer | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Antonella Notari Vischer

In the small city of Canoas, Brazil, where gender stereotypes are deeply ingrained and 15 women a day are killed because of their gender, you'll find ...

Virtual Reality and Forklift Training Fills Online Ordering Gap

Geri Spieler | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Geri Spieler

What use to take five to seven business days when ordering online now takes just a mere few hours for the package to land at the front door after hitting the "buy" button. So, what has changed and what is going on behind the scenes? Plenty.

Canines for Kindness: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.03.2016 | Home
Ari Nessel

Canines for Kindness: This Week In Daily Giving Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine the spotlight on seven of our recent seed grant recipi...

Black Men Entrepreneurs Were Walloped by the Great Recession

Algernon Austin | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Algernon Austin

In comparison to firms owned by other race and gender groups of business owners, Black men's firms were hit hardest by the Great Recession. Of the 10 ...

Challenges Women Face in Managing Public-Private Partnerships

FOMIN | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home
FOMIN

By Dennis Blumenfeld and Andrea Arzaba Díaz Dennis Blumenfeld coordinates an $8 million Multilateral Investment Fund technical assistance project t...

6 Tips To Help You Survive Living Through A Remodel

Julie Laughton | Posted 07.22.2016 | Home
Julie Laughton

If you are planning on living in your home during a remodel, you must be prepared for due diligence and what you are willing to tolerate.

Is Development Without Displacement Possible?

Lillian D. Singh | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home
Lillian D. Singh

The revitalization effort in the Central District of Seattle was conceived and initiated in a silo. It was community development that did not include the voices of the community. This exclusion could have resulted in a multitude of "Closed for Business" signs along the thoroughfare.

Four Ways Technology Can Make Housing More Affordable

Quora | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home
Quora

How can we use technology to address affordability of housing in cities? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling...

Creating Sustainable Homes

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
Pioneers for Change

By: Sharon Saxby The phone rang early. It was a client. "Sharon, something is wrong with our gas bills. They are about a third of what they used to...

Bulldozer Fight! Watch These Machines Do Visious Battle In The Street

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.19.2016 | Home

Why talk things out when you can settle your disputes with demolition derby? Bulldozers collide, ram, and flip each other over in new footage recoded ...

6 Tips for Creating an Optimized Marketing Plan for Your Construction Company

Daniel Scalco | Posted 04.08.2016 | Home
Daniel Scalco

If you're starting a new construction company, one of the first things you need to do is develop a well thought out marketing plan. This may seem intimidating to someone who isn't versed in marketing.

Build America Great Again

Garo Gumusyan, AIA | Posted 03.30.2016 | New York
Garo Gumusyan, AIA

New York is an environment where the public isn't told, doesn't know and worse, doesn't care about their government's role in carelessly inflating the cost of living. Which leaves us with a city where the blocks blur together like rest stops on a godforsaken interstate as only chains like Dunkin' Donuts, Chase Bank, Rite Aid and Subway sandwiches can afford to set up shop.

The Obama Administration Just Took A Huge Step On Worker Safety

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.24.2016 | Home

After an extraordinarily long wait -- 45 years, to be exact -- the government is finally ramping up protections for workers from a carcinogen we've be...

Technology is Rebuilding the Construction Industry

Daniel Burrus | Posted 03.23.2016 | Home
Daniel Burrus

The building industry is notoriously slow when it comes to adopting and utilizing technological solutions. However, Google's Project Tango could be ab...

5 Digital Marketing Ideas for Construction Companies

Daniel Scalco | Posted 03.18.2016 | Home
Daniel Scalco

If you're an owner of a construction company, you may find the world of marketing a bit intimidating. It can seem like it's constantly changing - because it is. Marketing has evolved more in the past ten years than it has the hundred years prior. Why? The internet.

Rhumbix: Making Construction Site Data Work

Ruth Starkman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Home
Ruth Starkman

Big construction projects are awash in technology and data. Yet in the traditionally opaque world of construction sites, where the right hand may not know what the left hand is doing, it remains difficult to use all this data effectively.

Diesel in the DMV

Zakee Kuduro | Posted 03.09.2016 | Home
Zakee Kuduro

With DC's constant rise with new construction and development also lies a negative with diesel equipment used on construction sites impacting the health of people working on and living within a 10-block radius.

4 No-nonsense Bidders Compete for Miami's Prime Property

David Drake | Posted 01.26.2017 | Miami
David Drake

Miami Dade College parking lot Photo credit: mdc.edu After shelving the development of its 520 Biscayne Property in downtown Miami for 10 years, M...

The Other Side of Luxury: When New Construction Goes Very, Very Wrong

Ron Gitter | Posted 01.20.2017 | New York
Ron Gitter

Even developers with the best of intentions can run into serious construction problems. It is a gargantuan task to build a high rise, with the potential for complications possible at any point during the process.

Building India and a Sustainable Future

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.19.2017 | Home
Pioneers for Change

By: Aakash Ohri For me, being a sustainable business is about more than filling green quotas for recycling and energy preservation. It is about a c...

'The Skin Game'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.19.2017 | Home
Jerry Zezima

For the past 40 years, which is how long I have been in journalism, I have had a nose for news. So I guess it was not surprising that the news I received recently involved my nose.

Screw Gingerbread. Behold the Pizza House.

Thrillist | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
Thrillist

By: Carrie Dennis Credit: Carrie Dennis/Thrillist Every holiday season since I can remember, my mom has made a gingerbread house from scratch. The ...

21 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Selling

Trulia | Posted 11.07.2016 | Home
Trulia

Whether you're listing your condo for sale in Miami, FL, or looking for a buyer for your home for sale in Chicago, IL, the easiest way to find what needs a little attention is to "put your buyer's hat on and walk through your home like it is the first time."

7 Ways to Increase the Comfort of Your Home

Mahogany Clayton | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
Mahogany Clayton

What's the point of a countdown to relaxation if your home is in fact just another stress-box? Make your home an actual getaway with some of these surefire tips that will make you want to skip those after work happy hours to just curl up on the couch.