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The leading building materials company in the US, U.S. LBM Holdings, has acquired Ridout Companies, with Ross Ridout assuming the role of president in his company. Being in the construction industry for about 46 years, Ridout Companies had grown into...
According to Google’s chief technology officer Aglaia Kong, smart building technologies, which are basically designed to make buildings more energy-efficient, are now being used to create attractive work environments that are also conducive to productivity. However, it is found that...
According to the federal government officials in Australia, they have made an agreement with the Senate crossbench to strengthen construction laws. The government has struck a deal with Independent Senator Derryn Hinch that would lessen the 2-year transition period for...
According to the property firm HWBC, Dublin, Ireland saw a huge surge in office construction in 2016. The company reported that the numbers increased tenfold from the completion levels in 2015. Last year, rents for prime offices have increased by...
While making buildings more sustainable is nothing new, another trend in the construction industry is making waves especially among millennials — wellness buildings. Conforming to energy-efficient measures, wellness-minded design is quickly becoming popular as millennials are looking for healthier environments...
According to the latest outlook by the industry association Master Builders, the commercial construction sector in the Far North in Australia will experience a boom this 2017, with projects worth billions of dollars being underway. The association stated that the...
The construction of a $1.5 billion mixed-use building has already gotten underway on Bulfinch Crossing in Boston, Massachusetts. This project, which occupies 2.9 million square feet of land, was brought to a start by the HYM Investment Group LLC...
Residential and commercial construction in the Republic of Ireland continues to see sharp increases in activity, according to the latest purchasing managers’ index (PMI) by Ulster Bank. Although the growth rate in the bank’s PMI moderated to 58.9, it is...
Damac Properties has awarded $1.77bn (AED6.51bn) worth of contracts in Dubai and the UK during 2016. The UAE-based developer awarded 15 major construction and consultancy contracts, valued at $343m (AED1.26bn), from August to November 2016. The contracts awarded during this period were...
Logistics automation specialist Swisslog has signed a contract with UAE water-bottling company Mai Dubai for the automation of storage and distribution logistics for a $21m expansion project set for completion in 2020. With the completion of the expansion project, Mai...

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