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This Labor Day Let's Rethink the Texas Miracle

Cristina Tzintzún | Posted 08.29.2014 | 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 M. Lieb | Posted 08.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
Andrew M. 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 08.22.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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.

Your Crumbling Roads And Bridges May Get Even Worse This Year

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

An upcoming battle over funding for transportation projects could send America's infrastructure over the "highway cliff." The Highway Trust Fund, w...

7 Undeniable Truths About Home Renovations and Love

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 08.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Abby Rodman, LICSW

The lessons I've gleaned from recreating and rebuilding this house, I've realized, also apply to building and maintaining loving relationships. So, here's my two cents -- basically all I've got left after this project -- and what I've learned from it about both life and love.

National Construction Increases by 8 Percent in April

Jiyan Wei | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Jiyan Wei

Month-over-month gains were most evident in the residential construction sector, which grew 8.94 percent in April 2014; compared to 5.31 percent growth in the commercial construction sector.

So How Big Is the Remodeling Market Anyway?

Jiyan Wei | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Jiyan Wei

When it comes to sizing the remodeling industry, the figure most frequently cited is "around $300 billion annually." With interest in the sector heating up, BuildZoom decided to take a closer look at the actual size of the market.

Jobs for Blue Collar Men

Paul A. London | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Paul A. London

A strong reason to do infrastructure now is that interest rates are very low so financing is cheap and trillions of private money is on the sidelines that could be borrowed inexpensively to finance infrastructure expansion.

Guess Which Industries Are Growing the Fastest?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Recent new home sales figures raised concerns about a housing market slowdown, but one thing is clear: The fastest-growing industries in the U.S. over...

Astoria Characters: The Forgotten Hero

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.06.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Nick is the guy who made headlines as the Hard-Hat Hero in October 1996 when he risked his life to save a woman and her son and granddaughter from a crane's crashing boom at a Harlem construction site.

Trulia: Jobs Report Has Bad News for Millennials, Good News for Hard-Hit Metros

Jed Kolko | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Overall: a solid report for housing. Job growth in clobbered metros is especially good news for housing demand but the drop in young-adult employment is a red flag.

Economy Sees Troubling Slow Down

Reuters | Lucia Mutikani | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy barely grew in the first quarter as exports tumbled and businesses accumulated stocks at the slowest pace in n...

Seeing the Big Picture, Piece By Piece

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

The concept of deconstructing for the purpose of constructing something better can be extended to our thoughts and attitudes as well. Such efforts at reconstruction will ultimately allow for a more positive impression and hopefully more rewarding relationship as well.

This Is What Brooklyn Could Look Like in 2030

Tucker Reed | Posted 06.18.2014 | New York
Tucker Reed

Welcome to the entrepreneurial playground known as the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. It is Downtown Brooklyn with its share of tech giants and startup stars.

Solar Installation Industry Grows 45 Percent in 2013

Jiyan Wei | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Jiyan Wei

This past December, we (BuildZoom) published an article explaining the overall growth we observed within the solar industry. A quarter removed from 20...

10 Quick and Budget-Friendly Projects to Remake Your Space This Spring

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

An accent color wall or an interior room repaint will liven up a home. With little money and just a day or a weekend, your house can have new a new look and a new life. Be adventurous!

Housing Barometer: Recovery Staggers Forward

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Trulia's Housing Barometer shows that 4 of the 5 key housing indicators improved over the past year: prices, the delinquency+foreclosure rate, non-dis...

Atlanta Construction on the Rise

Jiyan Wei | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Jiyan Wei

Earlier this week, we reported that over the past three years, the city of Atlanta was one of the fastest growing local construction markets. Today, we're providing more details specific to Atlanta, based on our analysis of public building permit records.

Fastest Growing Construction Markets in the U.S.

Jiyan Wei | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Jiyan Wei

In February, we showed how the construction industry has experienced steady growth over the past several years based on our analysis of building permi...

Atlantic Yards 'Grows in Brooklyn': The World's Tallest Modular Building

James Grundvig | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
James Grundvig

Atlantic Yards development wasn't the first to use the modular approach in construction. But they are the first in the vertical residential space, whi...

Residential Construction Builds Firmer Financial Foundation

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Weather may have kept homebuilders and remodelers off the job site recently, but data from Sageworks, a financial information company, show that priva...

Construction Activity Declines 6% in February

Jiyan Wei | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Jiyan Wei

The total number of building permits issued across the U.S. in February 2014, represented a month-over-month decline of 6 percent after accounting for seasonal variability.

U.S. Cities With the Most Contractors Per Capita

Jiyan Wei | Posted 05.05.2014 | Small Business
Jiyan Wei

To help understand which U.S. cities have the greatest need for construction workers, we compared the number of licensed contractors per capita in some of the most populated U.S. cities. Here is how the top 25 U.S. cities (by population) stacked up.