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How the construction industry saves the world

Public support and private-sector investment is driving Turkey’s infrastructure expansion. I am in Istanbul meeting with the director of construction from Turkish Airlines, which is...

Project Profitability: Transitioning project managers to firm leaders

By Howard Birnberg  A fundamental element of an engineering or architectural firm is its project management system. This system enables firms to complete projects successfully...

New construction starts in July slide 9 percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $817.4 billion, new construction starts in July fell 9% from the elevated pace reported in June, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

New home sales decrease 1.7 percent in July

Sales of newly built, single-family homes inched down 1.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 627,000 units after an upwardly revised June report.

JQ Engineering relocates office to Lubbock’s landmark Pioneer Building

JQ completed relocation of its Lubbock office to new space located in the historic Pioneer Building. Originally built in 1925 as the Pioneer Hotel, the McDougall Companies bought the property in 2005 and completed major renovations in 2012. 

Multifamily builder and developer confidence edged down slightly in second quarter

Confidence in the multifamily housing market edged down in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Multifamily Production Index (MPI) released by the National Association of Home Builders.

SmithGroup awards first annual Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships

Earlier this year, the SmithGroup Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Scholarship Program was established to support and mentor students from historically underrepresented demographics in architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture and engineering.

Cal State LA civil engineering faculty receives 2018 Outstanding Lecturer Award

Cal State LA recognized Howard Lum, P.E., for excellence in the classroom and service to the community during the 2018 University Fall Convocation at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Lum is a lecturer in the university’s Department of Civil Engineering.

Talman Consultants moves to Chicago Board of Trade Building

Talman Consultants, LLC announced its expansion and move to the landmark Chicago Board of Trade Building.
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