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Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy Continues to Outpace Other Technologies | Worldwatch Institute

Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy Continues to Outpace Other Technologies | Worldwatch Institute | Construction Information | Scoop.it
"#Wind power is already cost competitive with conventional power #energy sources in many markets." http://t.co/pXI8bFkFpV #renewables

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This report illustrates the US preocupation with fossil fuels. For example, Germany's GDP is less than a quarter of the US, yet it has 4.5 times more photovoltaic capacity.

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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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Amazing carpet with a fireplace at its center designed by French designer Stephanie langard

Amazing carpet with a fireplace at its center designed by French designer Stephanie langard | Construction Information | Scoop.it
French designer Stephanie Langard is obsessed with materials and designs. With a fireplace in the center this carpet is designed to increase communication amon…

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Digital Marketing And Tools for AEC

Digital Marketing And Tools for AEC | Construction Information | Scoop.it
The eBook, Tools of the Trade: Modern Marketing for Construction Brands, provides a view of marketing strategies and tactics AEC companies use today.
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Don't shy away from content marketing just because you operate in the B2B world. 

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Housing recovery rolls on as groundbreaking rises

Housing recovery rolls on as groundbreaking rises | Construction Information | Scoop.it
U.S. housing starts and permits rose in September, a signal the market's recovery is supporting signs of growing strength in the broader economy.
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Construction's Place in the New Death Statistics

Construction's Place in the New Death Statistics | Construction Information | Scoop.it
The Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2013 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows two groups face higher risks of death on the job. Hispanic or Latino workers, and those identified as contr...
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The Construction Ecosystem: Recession-Era vs. 2014

The Construction Ecosystem: Recession-Era vs. 2014 | Construction Information | Scoop.it
We analyzed Census construction spending data and the 2014 Inc. 5000 list to better understand what the current trends in the construction industry are.
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Insulation sector braces itself for more job losses

Insulation sector braces itself for more job losses | Construction Information | Scoop.it
Mark Group announces plans to cut up to 670 jobs and manufacturer Superglass puts business up for sale

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“We had geared our workforce up to meet the expected demand for insulation and other energy efficiency installation work as a result of the ECO scheme, but changes to its structure have had knock-on effects that we can no longer avoid.

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Duane Craig on Conscious Building & Construction's Looming Energy Deficit

Duane Craig on Conscious Building & Construction's Looming Energy Deficit | Construction Information | Scoop.it
In a world run by energy, product efficiency and lifespan are becoming more and more crucial to maintaining society. From energy efficient light bulbs and cars to longer lasting batteries and computers, energy finds its way into a wide range of fields and industries. Of course, energy plays a huge role in the construction and architecture …
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If our first consideration in making decisions is always “what it costs,” in terms of money, we will not make wise decisions because let’s face it, there’s never enough money. And, many times there are more important things to consider. Very often the main question should be, “What’s it costing in resources?”

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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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Compensation Survey Reveals Construction's Pay Differences

Compensation Survey Reveals Construction's Pay Differences | Construction Information | Scoop.it
The fundamental shift in how the construction industry does business is now reflected in pay rates, according to research from FMI, a provider of management consulting, investment banking and resea...
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You need to see these - Architecture's weirdest and wackiest buildings around the world

You need to see these - Architecture's weirdest and wackiest buildings around the world | Construction Information | Scoop.it
Buildingtalk shares its top ten picks of the weirdest and wackiest buildings across the world and explores what makes them unique.

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Ingenious reuse of materials.

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Mark Warren's curator insight, October 24, 7:02 AM

taking a look at some unique architectural designs

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How one building is changing the world - Grist

How one building is changing the world - Grist | Construction Information | Scoop.it
Seattle's Bullitt Center is making waves far beyond its super-insulated, nontoxic, and FSC-certified walls.
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A prime example of people thinking about things other than money first.

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Linda Tivendale's curator insight, October 18, 5:10 PM

How do our Green Star rated buildings measure up to this one?

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Mobile Device Thefts Adding to Mobile Security Challenges

Mobile Device Thefts Adding to Mobile Security Challenges | Construction Information | Scoop.it
Lost and stolen mobile devices increasingly challenge companies' mobile security efforts. The McPherson Sentinel reported on a U.S. Cellular survey of smartphone users, which found that 58 percent of people had a smartphone damaged, lost or stolen.However, what is more ...
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Laptop, Hybrid Laptop, Tablet: Mobility Has Never Been More Diverse

Laptop, Hybrid Laptop, Tablet: Mobility Has Never Been More Diverse | Construction Information | Scoop.it
These devices are both powerful and useful. Check out the pros and cons to decide what will be more efficient for you.
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Get the lowdown from a construction specific view on the advantages and disadvantages of these devices.

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Construction Outlook for 2020

Construction Outlook for 2020 | Construction Information | Scoop.it
A futuristic look at construction in 2020.
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Linda Tivendale's curator insight, October 16, 5:43 PM

This is an American article - what do you think our industry will look like in 2020? 

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Total immersion: Has virtual reality's time finally come?

Total immersion: Has virtual reality's time finally come? | Construction Information | Scoop.it

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The technology is a natural fit for the AEC industry. Many firms are already building highly detailed BIM/VDC models of their most complex projects, so VR looks like the logical next step.  

 

“Most people—including many in our industry—cannot read plans very well, so there are huge benefits in visualizing the design,” says Christopher Rippingham, BIM Manager and Construction Technology Specialist at DPR Construction. The firm is one of the industry’s early adopters of fully immersive VR modeling, operating a full-service VR showroom at its Redwood City, Calif., headquarters. ......


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