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Construction Companies Cut Waste with DART Tool from Waste Management

By ProEst | July 30, 2015

The construction industry is considered to be one of the world’s biggest waste generators, but a new system aims to change this scenario and change the way construction projects are conducted. The system, called the Diversion and Recycling Tracking Tool (DART), is an online interface that helps construction companies monitor their environmental impact. It does…

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How Basel Rules Are Threatening Construction Lending

By ProEst | July 16, 2015

Financial experts and real estate developers expressed their objections to a recent update in a construction lending policy, saying this may affect the financial industry. The third update of the Basel Accords – entitled Basel III – was pushed to full implementation this year. The new installment involves the creation of a new category of…

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Disney Considering $1 Billion Upgrade to California Parks

By Flavio Battan | July 9, 2015

Kids of all ages in California will giggle in sheer delight when they learn about upcoming plans for arguably the happiest place in the world. The Walt Disney Co. is set to embark on a massive improvement and expansion of Disneyland Resort, the 160-acre entertainment complex in Anaheim, California. The $1-billion development includes additional theme…

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EPA Suggests New Fuel Effieciency Rules for Heavy Trucks

By Flavio Battan | July 2, 2015

The primary environmental agency in the U.S. is teaming up with the country’s traffic safety arm to set guidelines for fuel efficiency of heavy machinery. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has coordinated with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to formulate a list of rules for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel usage of medium and…

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Construction Fatalities on the Rise in New York City

By ProEst | June 25, 2015

If you’re living in New York City, it might be a good idea to watch out for falling debris or collapsing structures. The New York Times recently reported a surge in construction-related fatalities in 2015, tallying eight deaths in only the first half of the year. This figure, though seemingly small, is already going to…

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Witness One World Trade Center Construction with Time-Lapse Video

By John Gerardi | June 18, 2015

Witness history in the making no matter where you are with this time-lapse video of One World Trade Center rising into the New York skyline thanks to your construction estimating company, ProEst! EarthCam posted the video to YouTube to celebrate the opening of the One World Observatory on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors, which…

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Cement That 'Feels' Is In The Works

By John Gerardi | May 28, 2015

Construction companies understand the value of material integrity, making sure that the materials they use are of the highest quality. To address a long-standing issue in monitoring material strength, a researcher is developing a new kind of cement that can detect damage and stress. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, a researcher from the University of Houston, is in…

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Chinese Firm Builds a 57-Storey Skyscraper in 19 days

By ProEst | May 21, 2015

Most people may find it difficult to build a full house in a month, but a Chinese construction company completed a much larger building in much less time. China-based construction firm Broad Sustainable Building Co. claims to be one of the fastest builders in the industry, after it successfully erected the Mini Sky City [not…

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