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Energy-efficient modular system used to construct a Starbucks store in 6 days

Furthering its global sustainability strategy, Starbucks recently built a drive-thru location in Canada using an energy-efficient modular system with near-zero construction waste. Designed, manufactured and constructed by Vancouver-based Nexii Building...

3D printed home for sale on Long Island, New York

Just an hour east of the first mass-produced suburb in the United States, a new model of affordable, quick-to-build housing has been realized—and is now for sale—in the town of Riverhead on Long Island’s North...

Construction begins on the world’s longest immersed tunnel

The Femern project involves construction of an 18km combined road and rail tunnel linking Germany and Denmark. The tunnel, which will 9m high and 43m wide, is being built by...

ARRB Best Practice Guides to help local councils make roads safe

The Australian Roads Research Board has launched a series of ‘Best Practice’ guides, to help local councils create and maintain safer roads.  The latest Guide is on Safe Road Infrastructure,...

Solar farm to be constructed at Melbourne Water’s Eastern Treatment Plant

A 19 megawatt solar farm is to be constructed at the Eastern Treatment Plant (ETP) in Bangholme.  When complete, up to 65% of ETP’s power requirements will come from renewable...

Roberts Co is now an all-Australian company

The Roberts Co Group, a tier one construction company, has acquired the remaining 50 per cent shareholding and will officially change its name to reflect its new Australian-ownership. Italian construction...

US construction industry firms that not only survived, but thrived, in 2020

By getting rid of wasteful practices, hiring new talent and meeting client needs, seven firms came out ahead after a very difficult year. The U.S. business community overall has suffered...

Steel war brewing in South West Victoria

Unions and local turbine manufacturers are in uproar as a multinational wind farm developer has chosen (cheaper) imported steel to supply the construction of the 218MW Ryan Corner wind farm....

Qld contractor fined $40,00 for incomplete and unrestricted scaffolding

The Toowoomba Magistrates Court has fined the contractor for allowing unrestricted access to the scaffolding, whilst parts of the bottom of the scaffolding were missing or unsecured.  Some posts and...

More planning controls needed before shops and offices can be converted into homes in the UK

The Construction Industry Council says turning shops and offices into homes without any planning controls is a recipe for disaster. Government proposals to extend so-called permitted development rights, which will...

Hard hats now provide even better protection

Hard hats now available with Mips multi-directional impact protection. British hard-hat manufacturer Centurion Safety Products has added a new level of protection to its Nexus helmet. Centurion Safety Products has...

California’s Associated General Constractors’ partners with LGBTQ industry group

AGC of California partners with LGBTQ industry group that includes execs from Turner, Jacobs, Gilbane “This is the culture that the industry is adopting and moving toward,” said the CEO...