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Housing Starts Low in American South

By ProEst | August 14, 2014

The rate of new housing construction plummeted by 9.3 percent from May to June of this year, a nine-month low, led by a drastic drop off in the South. According a report by Washington’s Commerce Department, 985,000 new homes were started in May, but that number dipped to 893,000 in June. This bit of bad…

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3D Printing in the Construction Industry

By ProEst | July 31, 2014

Construction companies constantly look for ways to surpass competitors by using the latest technological trends and breakthroughs. This is the reason why people working in the field have been using high-tech products such as cost estimation software, construction software and other similar applications. Another emerging trend in construction is the use of 3D printers. This…

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Construction Industry Institute Annual Conference Twitter Summary

By Flavio Battan | July 24, 2014

We took to Twitter to find out what was going on at the Construction Industry Institute Annual Conference. Here is our Twitter summary of the event, which ran July 21-23, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. We hope you enjoy it. [View the story “Construction Industry Institute Annual Conference Twitter Summary” on Storify]

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FAA wants lower building height limits near airports

By Flavio Battan | July 3, 2014

Airline safety requires buildings and structures near airports to stay below the maximum height limit set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). And now, the aviation agency is looking into reducing this height threshold. Infrastructure development has been soaring over the years, with more skyscrapers and tall buildings being erected each year. The FAA envisions…

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Nanotechnology making waves in construction

By Flavio Battan | June 17, 2014

Once belonging only to the world of fiction, nanotechnology is now being investigated as a viable and helpful tool to improve the way human beings do things. While movies depict nanotechnology as a double-edged sword -– see its power unleashed as a potent weapon in the 2009 film “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” —…

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Interview with Carol Hagen

By ProEst | June 10, 2014

When it comes to construction software, the name Carol Hagen is synonymous with wisdom. A construction software specialist and social media consultant, Hagen has been immersed in the world of construction software, including construction estimating software, since 1986. Since then, she’s continually educated the construction industry on the impact computer technology has on accuracy, productivity…

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Construction finally started on new world’s tallest building

By ProEst | May 15, 2014

Burj Khalifa stands at close to 830 meters in height, making it the world’s tallest building. This megatall structure has held the record for the tallest man-made structure ever built since 2010. But now, Dubai’s signature skyscraper is set to be dwarfed by a new mega-structure in Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom Tower (Burj al Mamlakah…

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