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Who Says Bigger Is Better?

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 03.27.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

After nearly two years of discussion, drawing architectural plans and dealing with town bureaucracy, construction -- or should I say destruction -- began on our home.

A Campaign That Makes Sense for America's Highways

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

Through 2013 and beyond, Moving America Forward will set out a strong and consistent message, educating the media, policymakers, and the public on the important and cost-effective role of user financing in supporting safe, reliable highway infrastructure.

2012's Construction Rebound: Behind the Façade

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

What explains these local differences in construction activity? These top markets for 2012 construction tend to have strong job growth and low vacancy rates, and they suffered relatively little during the housing bust

Dave Jamieson

The Hidden Dangers In Temp Work | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business

The growing use of temporary or "contingent" workers in American industries like construction and warehousing has helped diminish corporate accountabi...

A Hurricane Sandy Survivor

Trisha Ocona Francis | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Trisha Ocona Francis


A Tale of Two Contractors

Frank Farwell | Posted 02.19.2013 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Our experience last summer is a sobering reminder that each small business owner and manager should look down the road and muse, "What will each customer be saying about me when we are finished?"

Lucia Graves

Fiscal Cliff Uncertainty Already Hurting Workers | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business

Andrew Sipres spent much of the fall waiting to hear if he'd been let go. The Vestas plant in Brighton, Colo., where he worked manufacturing blades fo...

Housing Market Recovery Accelerating, Now 47 Percent Back to Normal

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Not only is the housing market closer to normal than at any other point since the crisis, the recovery is also accelerating.

Ten-Story Building Completed In 48 Hours

Posted 12.01.2012 | World

A 10-story building in India made headlines this week after it was reported to have been successfully constructed in only two days. According to ND...

Arthur Delaney

Eric Cantor Reheats, Serves Story Of Builder-Turned-Cook | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

When Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) explains why Congress shouldn't raise taxes, lately he tells the story of an airport restaurant cook dreaming of better ...

Dear President Obama...Green Building Can Lead America's Economic Comeback!!

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

This week, 40,000 people will gather at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco to celebrate the green building movement. And we've got a lot to cheer about.

Day Laborers Will Be Key to Recovery After the Storm

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 01.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Pablo Alvarado

The workers who lend their labor to homeowners and contractors on a daily basis are gathering at worker centers and at street corner hiring sites, ready and available to help those in need of relief.

Housing Market Recovery Hits New High in September

Jed Kolko | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

In September 2012, construction starts surged. However, existing home sales fell slightly, and the delinquency + foreclosure rate unexpectedly jumped.

"Strong America" Needs Less Foreign Savior and More Infrastructure Maven

Ronnie Cameron | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Ronnie Cameron

If we want to do as President Obama says and build a "Strong America" again, we need to take foreign spent dollars and invest them at home.

Bath and Beyond: Share Your DIY Weekend Renovation Projects (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 10.18.2012 | HuffPost Home

When it comes to maintaining a home, one’s work is never done. Whether it’s a simple bathroom or kitchen remodeling, a backyard project, a muc...

Urban Green and the Cost of Progress: A Counterintuitive Book on Sustainability

James Grundvig | Posted 12.02.2012 | Books
James Grundvig

In reading Urban Green, growth can now be equated to a ticking time bomb. Something in society and nature has to give. But what?

Predictive Maintenance: Don’t Wonder ‘What Might Have Been?’ (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 09.16.2012 | Technology

For each roadblock of construction that slows down traffic and for most every subway route change that adds a couple minutes to your commute, there’...

Hurricane Season and Insurance Coverage: Questions & Answers

Bonnie Schneider | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money
Bonnie Schneider

Tropical weather is heating up! Now that we are in the thick of hurricane season, you may be wondering about disaster insurance: if the worst happens, am I covered?

Artist Seeks to Stage His "Dance of the Cranes" in New York

Vera Haller | Posted 10.09.2012 | New York
Vera Haller

Most New Yorkers treat construction cranes with wariness. Urban survival instincts tell pedestrians to avoid anything that tall and heavy in the midst of the city. But artist Brandon Vickerd sees cranes differently.

Hospital Building Accelerates in New Orleans After Homes Were Moved

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business
Susan Buchanan

At combined cost to build of more than $2 billion, the two hospitals in the area will be an economic shot in the arm.

Infrastructure Investments and the Latino Jobs Recovery

Algernon Austin | Posted 09.22.2012 | Latino Voices
Algernon Austin

Infrastructure investments are a good way to put significant numbers of Latinos back to work. Latinos need to mobilize to make their elected officials do the right thing and support greater investments in America's infrastructure.

July 4th and the Renovation of America

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 09.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Let's celebrate our July 4th freedom with a game called, "What Is Going On Right Now in America?"

A Wavy Line: The Shortest Distance Between My Boss and Me

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business
Maureen Anderson

"Sally, get in the truck," my superintendent said late one afternoon the summer I worked construction, using the nickname I'd been assigned -- though ...

Wal-Mart Faces Federal Criminal Probe

The Washington Post | Sari Horwitz and Jia Lynn Yang | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

The Justice Department has been conducting a criminal probe of Wal-Mart for allegations of systematic bribery in Mexico, according to three people fam...

Houses Just Ain't Worth What They Used To Be

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

It’s a tough time to be a home builder -- especially now that so many houses aren’t worth what it costs to build them. That’s the surprising ...