The Cradle-to-Cradle Approach to Building
The circular economy. Cradle-to-cradle. The regenerative economy. Whatever you call it, an approach to building that eliminates waste would transform the next generation of the built environment.
Housing Construction More and More Frequently the Product of Two Companies
The history of U.S. housing construction has traditionally been the story of many companies building a few homes a year. Now two companies alone are out-building the rest of the top ten homebuilders combined.
Delta Variant Slowing the Construction Industry
The spike in Covid-19 caused by the highly contagious Delta Variant is slowing the economic recovery in numerous sectors of the economy—case in point the construction industry.
Construction Costs Holding Steady During Pandemic
It might have been wishful thinking to assume the pandemic would cause big declines in costs for materials and labor in the construction industry.
The New Normal for the Construction Industry
The changes coming to the construction industry to protect the safety and health of workers during the pandemic could stay in place for the foreseeable future.
30 Health and Safety Requirements Determine Which Construction Projects Can Restart in Washington
New construction projects are still on hold, but the state of Washington is allowing some projects to restart under strict health and safety guidelines.
How Local Projects Could Spur COVID-19 Economic Recovery
While some cities and states have prohibited all construction during the first few months of the pandemic, other locations are leaning on construction projects as a source of employment and improvements during tough times.
Layoffs Sweeping the Construction Industry
Halted construction work has contributed to a growing number of layoffs in the construction industry during the month of April.
Shipping Delays Causing Construction Slowdown
Materials procured overseas are taking longer to arrive in the United States, and the delays are causing a ripple effect in the construction industry.
New York State, Pennsylvania Halt Construction
The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic deepened with the news that construction would be halted on all "non-essential" construction in the state of New York and in Pennsylvania.
Homebuilders Aren't Keeping Pace With Millennial Demand
Places with a lot of Millennials are building homes, just not enough to keep pace with the large number of Millennials coming of homebuying age.
Building Green for Quality of Life Improvements
The quality of life or residents might be the best way to measure the benefits of green building programs, according to the president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Housing Starts Hit Two-Year Low
Housing starts and permits are slowing nationwide. The current pace of construction would have been considered a trough in pre-recession economic cycles.
Comprehensive Building Code Update Approved in Chicago
Chicago's new building code is hailed as a major achievement for the city, labor unions, and the construction and development industries in the city.
Amazon's First Forays Into Homebuilding Are Worth Watching
A new player with a very familiar name has entered into the residential homebuilding market.
Construction Materials Increasing Building Costs
With the price of steel increasing significantly since the beginning of the year, the construction industry has little choice but to build through a more expensive process.
Construction Crane Capital of the United States: Seattle
Seattle has more construction cranes dotting the skyline than any city in the United States.
Would-Be Tallest Timber Building Shelved in Portland
A planned and approved building in Portland would have pushed Cross Laminated Timber to new heights, but fell short of the needed financing to get done.
Housing Starts, Permits Declining
Housing starts haven't ben this low in nine months, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Home Builders Experiencing High Costs and Slow Starts
The Trump Administration's tariffs on Canadian lumber are passing costs down to homebuyers, according to industry experts.
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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.
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Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.