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Predictions for the Building Industry, 2030 | ENR: Engineering News Record | McGraw-Hill Construction

Predictions for the Building Industry, 2030 | ENR: Engineering News Record | McGraw-Hill Construction | Construction Information | Scoop.it
How will the construciton and building industry trend towards digital over the next couple of decades?
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Construction's continuing move toward a manufacturing model means big changes too for the people doing the work, and in the skill sets required.

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Born To Be Here: Programmatic Native

Born To Be Here: Programmatic Native | Construction Information | Scoop.it
How do programmatic and native both play in the same sandbox? One is automation, the other customization, which seem polar opposites. Let's step out of the sandbox,to create a perfect world of
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With new forms of programmatic like automated guaranteed and private marketplaces, it's more agreeable for publishers to roll out their premium content using programatic. Watch for TV to pick it up even more as the digital world makes it work.

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These Sleek Pop-Up Rentals Designed for Broke Millennials Redefine Prefab ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

These Sleek Pop-Up Rentals Designed for Broke Millennials Redefine Prefab ... - Slate Magazine (blog) | Construction Information | Scoop.it
To battle a tight housing market in Amsterdam that is hard on an ever-increasing number of single renters, Dutch building company Heijmans (which also built this dreamy Starry Night–inspired bike path in the Netherlands) has come up with a clever...
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The power of forethought and prefabrication. Other countries get it.

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As Construction Booms, Edgewater Fire Provides a Sobering Moment - New York Times

As Construction Booms, Edgewater Fire Provides a Sobering Moment - New York Times | Construction Information | Scoop.it
A blaze at Avalon at Edgewater displaced more than 1,000 residents of the apartments and surrounding buildings and produced a spectacle rarely seen in an era of modern construction: a luxury development destroyed by fire.
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Students’ Award-Winning Home Leaves Small Footprint

Students’ Award-Winning Home Leaves Small Footprint | Construction Information | Scoop.it

'Prefabricated components, solar power, airtight construction and a small footprint at this home, designed and built by a team of students at New Zealand’s Victoria University, earned third place in 2011 in the U.S. Solar Decathlon.

Now relocated to a picturesque beach at Hawkes Bay, its ecocredentials are quite possibly the greenest in New Zealand.'


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CMD on Twitter

CMD on Twitter | Construction Information | Scoop.it
#Construction Crews Brave Cold Weather http://buff.ly/1xJg9vC #safety | @kolr10kozl pic.twitter.com/IfdhShul9s
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Spectators erupt in laughter as controlled explosion leaves building tilting ... - Daily Mail

Spectators erupt in laughter as controlled explosion leaves building tilting ... - Daily Mail | Construction Information | Scoop.it
The 16-storey building - an illegal construction project, according to a court, wound up tilting to one side after a loud bang rippled through the city in the Russian-controlled territory of Crimea.
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Incredible. This is how buildings should be built.

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Wearable Technology in Construction

Wearable Technology in Construction | Construction Information | Scoop.it
Learn how wearable technology has the potential to change the future of construction.
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Do Your Social Media Policies Put a Chill on Employee Rights?

Do Your Social Media Policies Put a Chill on Employee Rights? | Construction Information | Scoop.it
  The National Labor Review Board’s recent dismissal of an employee’s complaint shows the challenge in creating a social media policy that protects the company while also allowing employee exp...
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The Dangerous Allure of Falling Cloud Computing Costs

The Dangerous Allure of Falling Cloud Computing Costs | Construction Information | Scoop.it
The cloud’s attractiveness increases for construction firms with each round of cuts in cloud computing costs. That can entice businesses to expand cloud presence, or switch providers, sometimes at ...
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Matching unemployed with construction jobs - Miami Today

Matching unemployed with construction jobs - Miami Today | Construction Information | Scoop.it
A local nonprofit, a builders’ trade association and a state organization that addresses workforce needs have partnered to match Miami-Dade County’s unemployed and underemployed with contractors that need workers at construction sites.
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There are the seeds of innovation here in helping to solve the construction labor problem.

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Study: Construction workers harder to find - Columbus Dispatch

Study: Construction workers harder to find - Columbus Dispatch | Construction Information | Scoop.it
A growing national trend in the construction industry has begun to be felt in central Ohio, as skilled workers needed to build offices, hospitals, warehouses and hotels are becoming increasingly difficult to find.
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Even if training was up to par, and there were enough candidates, it would be at least a few years before the shortages predicted would be alleviated.

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Charged EVs | California Building Code to require all new construction to be EV-ready

Charged EVs | California Building Code to require all new construction to be EV-ready | Construction Information | Scoop.it
California Building Code to require all new construction to be EV-ready http://t.co/9cl9SA5PA7 via @ChargedEVs
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Luxury Mountain Retreat is Not Your Average Log Cabin

Luxury Mountain Retreat is Not Your Average Log Cabin | Construction Information | Scoop.it
Quebec's Mont Saint-Sauveur is one of the most popular ski resorts in the area. But rather than slog up to the mountain in an SUV only to spend the night in an

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A. Perry Homes's curator insight, January 23, 7:16 PM

Beautiful getaway for the nature lover in us all. 

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Ten New Findings From the Sciences that Will Revolutionize Architecture - ArchDaily

Ten New Findings From the Sciences that Will Revolutionize Architecture - ArchDaily | Construction Information | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Michael Mehaffy and Nikos Salingaros In their latest book Design for a Living Planet: Settlement, Science, and the Human Future, Michael
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New approaches fall at our doorsteps, but will we open the door?

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Local Construction Companies Eager to Snap up Oil Field Workers - WOAI.com

Local Construction Companies Eager to Snap up Oil Field Workers - WOAI.com | Construction Information | Scoop.it
Some are getting pink slips due to the falling price of oil, but unemployment may be short lived
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And, it looks like there might be a bunch of them.

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Scary? - The World’s Smallest Precision-Controlled Quadcopter #Drone

The SKEYE Nano Drone - Perform Amazing Arial Acrobatics With The World’s Smallest Precision-Controlled Quadcopter

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Mark Warren's curator insight, January 9, 4:08 AM

SKEYE Nano Drone, the shockingly agile and tiny flying machine, perfect for airborne stunts (like figure 8s, banking turns, flips, etc) both indoors and out. 

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Huge Opportunities for Modular Building Industry

Huge Opportunities for Modular Building Industry | Construction Information | Scoop.it
Significant opportunities lie before the modular building and off-site construction sector in Australia, a key industry consultant in the UK says.
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Construction has a lot of entrenched building practices slowing the uptake of modular. But, it's only a matter of time as construction moves toward a manufacturing process.

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House built among rocks in the desert by organic architect Kendric Bangs Kellog

House built among rocks in the desert by organic architect Kendric Bangs Kellog | Construction Information | Scoop.it
The house was built by architect Kendric bangs Kellog in the desert of Joshua Tree for Beverly Dolittle and her husband Jay. The work on the house began in 198…

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Many excellent pictures. You won't believe the way light works in this place.

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Builders Beware: Copying Plans and Structures Could Cost You

Builders Beware: Copying Plans and Structures Could Cost You | Construction Information | Scoop.it
Copyright infringement is not limited to architectural plans ever since a 1990 change to copyright law, according to Philip R. Stein, a Partner in Bilzin Sumberg's Litigation Group, writing in The ...
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Procore Construction News - November 16th, 2014

Procore Construction News - November 16th,  2014 | Construction Information | Scoop.it
Learn best practices for project scheduling, avoiding disputes, and implementing technology in order to maximize profits, minimize delays, and avoid unnecessary costs.
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Google's BIM-busting App for Design and Construction

Google's BIM-busting App for Design and Construction | Construction Information | Scoop.it
By Randy Deutsch AIA LEED AP Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder of Github, believes there will only be two types of jobs in the future: people who code computers, and people who get bossed around by co...
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A fascinating look at the future and the evolution of construction from an industrial model to an information model.

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Approaching Zero | | | techfeatures | Architectural Record

Approaching Zero | | | techfeatures | Architectural Record | Construction Information | Scoop.it
Design teams reach the once-elusive goal of creating buildings that produce as much energy as they consume.
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They're using some interesting illumination techniques to reduce the lighting load.

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Data Security: Cloud VS. On-Premise

Data Security: Cloud VS. On-Premise | Construction Information | Scoop.it
Find the highest degree of assurance in state-of-the-art data security, and how to manage according to best practices.
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Colorado construction industry plagued by worker shortages, survey finds - Denver Business Journal

Colorado construction industry plagued by worker shortages, survey finds - Denver Business Journal | Construction Information | Scoop.it
Area companies are doing everything they can to hire new workers, including pay bumps and hiring staffing agencies.
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