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Rhode Island is the backdrop of the nation’s first wind farm. The project—developed by Deepwater Wind—will consist of a five-turbine, 30-megawatt wind farm that will produce enough energy to power all homes and businesses on Block Island. Previously, Block Island has relied on diesel generators, according to the Sierra Club…(Read More)

It’s a sophisticated toy. That’s how one project manager describes the ease of use associated with drones his company has been using on construction projects in Seattle and several other areas.  “We’re saving the owner money because we’re not spending money each month to have a plane fly over, plus we…(Read More)

The Architecture Billings Index, or ABI, is a leading economic indicator of construction activity. The March ABI brings good news for construction jobs, as the score reflects healthy growth. “The ABI reflects the approximate nine-to-twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending,” says a post on  There were some…(Read More)

The multifamily housing market is poised for strong growth this year, and modular construction has an important role in the boom. Tom Hardiman, executive director of the Modular Building Institute (MBI) says the approach is ideal because it shortens the overall construction schedule allowing for earlier occupancy and quicker return on investment. Modular construction can…(Read More)

In Aurora, Colorado, construction professionals joined news reporters for an inside peek at a Veteran’s Administration hospital that’s being built. The $1.73 billion project is mired in controversy. It’s well over budget and delayed, as contractors point fingers at VA officials, and vice versa.  To try and sort out the mess…(Read More)

The graphics and images may be one dimensional, but the data can be a deal breaker. Construction companies are using data visualization tools to improve business processes, writes Paul Tibbert on “These tools help inject enhanced quality, accuracy, accountability, efficiency, efficacy, predictability, profitability, cost and safety into the business,” says Tibbert. His post…(Read More)

Some employers don’t want to risk bringing on a person who’s likely going to leave them in a year or two, writes Nicole Fallon on “But other employers have found that, with the right management techniques, even someone with a propensity toward shorter tenures can make a strong, lasting impact on…(Read More)