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March 11, 2016
A company developing robots for construction applications has secured financial investment to continue its development work. Q-Bot specialises in robots that crawl into hard-to-reach areas of buildings, such as under floorboards for conducting...
March 7, 2016
Indoor heating and cooling accounts for half of Egypt’s energy consumption. And they’re not alone. In 2011, the provision of hot water, space heating and cooling were estimated to account for roughly half of global energy consumption in...
March 7, 2016
It took Jean-Andrew Mikesell 15 years to decide he wanted to be an electrician. Luckily for him, his timing was perfect. The Capistrano Beach man started as an apprentice electrician for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 441 in...

Guest Columns

Selling is something everyone does each and every day. Every conversation is a selling moment and a perfect opportunity to leave an...
2015 leaves us with a definite taste of optimism on our tongues. Global economic crises are cooling off, we are inching closer to solving...
Construction foremen are bad asses. I have talked to thousands of them and most of them could kick my butt. But I know something about them...
Contractors understandably become frustrated when an exacting homeowner refuses to provide final payment because of seemingly...

Industry News

The construction industry has seen its fair share of technological advancements in the past few years, with BIM, laser scanning and the proliferation of drones rapidly revolutionizing projects. But...
Along with labor shortages, increasing regulations and lot availability problems, one issue spans all sectors of the construction industry, leaving professionals fraught with concern. That issue...
Last year, we got ourselves all worked up over the designs for the world’s first 3D-printed building, planned for Dubai. Designers bragged that the building would only take a few weeks to print...
A gut rehab on an old home usually means opening up the walls from the interior so that new wiring, new plumbing, and new insulation can be installed. Uninsulated walls are common in older homes, so...
An additional 32 trades training seats at Northwest Community College will give students access to training in a variety of in-demand occupations that support a range of sectors that are important to...
Construction input prices expanded on a monthly basis for the second consecutive month in April, increasing by 0.5 percent according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Producer...