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24 Jaw-Dropping Photos Of The Construction Of The Empire State Building

24 Jaw-Dropping Photos Of The Construction Of The Empire State Building | Trends in construction | Scoop.it
Built during the Great Depression, the project took a little more than a year. The dangerous nature of constructing what was then the world's tallest building can be seen in these photos from t...

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Does anyone know how many deaths occurred during the construction.

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Duane Craig's curator insight, July 1, 2013 11:20 AM

Fiber ropes, no tie-offs, riding beams suspended from cranes, and amazingly 5 deaths attributed to its construction.

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Building homes that make more power than they take - TheDay.com (blog)

Building homes that make more power than they take - TheDay.com (blog) | Trends in construction | Scoop.it
Building homes that make more power than they take TheDay.com (blog) The castle-thick walls, combined with heavily insulated rafters above, an insulated concrete slab below and triple-paned windows create a "building envelope" that makes each house...
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Would you invest in a home that produced more energy than used?

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Five Apps to Make Your Construction Site More Efficient

Five Apps to Make Your Construction Site More Efficient | Trends in construction | Scoop.it
By Patrick Rafferty In an industry known for hardheaded men and even harder tasks, contractors have begun taking the leap into the 21st century. Smartphones and tablets are quickly changing the way...

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Technology can be our friend or foe.  What will you choose?

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