More bureaucarcy

ABC: More Federal Bureaucracy Would Hurt Small Business Growth: Associated Builders and Contractors Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has expressed concern over the creation of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB), that...

Construction: Pressure builds on the hard-hat brigade

FT.com / Reports – Construction: Pressure builds on the hard-hat brigade: In Rio de Janeiro, three bulky men, wearing nothing but shorts and sandals, hammer away at a wooden structure sprawled across the pavement, forcing pedestrians to walk around them.Despite...

Real Estate and Construction

Real Estate Rebound : Estimating Market Performance: Real Estate is the major source of investment for many Americans; in fact, over 60 percent of the average American’s equity is in his home. With so much riding on the value of your home, the overall performance of...

One Segment of the Home Building Market Thrives

Despite all the bad new and economic indicators there is still one segment of the home building market thriving. The market to build homes for the affluent. For proof look no further than Disney. Last week they launched a new residential development with homes priced...

Let the caulking begin

The Associated Press: Home renovators alert: House passes Caulkers bill: WASHINGTON — Homeowners could collect thousands of dollars in Cash for Caulkers rebates for renovating their homes with better insulation and energy-saving windows and doors under a new economic...

LEED Benchmark

LEED: Establishes Important Benchmark for Smarter, Greener Construction: LEED: Establishes Important Benchmark for Smarter, Greener ConstructionThere was a time when the term ‘LEED’ – short for ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental...