Blog Category: Business Insights

Trying to get regulatory relief on the road

Attorney Diana Parks has a few ideas

President Trump picked an appropriate locale to renew his infrastructure pitch in early June, the great American city of Cincinnati, where the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River is said to top the list of national infrastructure emergencies. A threat to public safety and economics alike, it’s so deemed by The Hill—that District of […]

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Editor’s note: Manufacturing harkens a brighter future in 2 ways

Builders are blurring the lines between industries with good results

Of all the industries we cover, manufacturing gets the least attention. But more and more, it’s creeping into the mix of stories about contractors and specialty contractors, engineers and architects, developers and the like. It’s not because US Builders Review is interviewing more manufacturers. It’s because, in a way, more and more builders are becoming […]

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8 companies show why not to scoff at Safety Week

We are far from our perilous past

National Safety Week begins April 30, and that gives many of North America’s most prominent builders a chance to highlight—often-times quite legitimately—their ways of protecting employees from undue risk. From conspicuous green helmets used by Milestone Contractors for new hires at the construction site to continuing education for workers even in an office environment, safety […]

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To solve the labor shortage, train workers and offer careers

Millennials need to see construction is more than hard labor

At US Builders Review we often hear two complaints. First, those in the construction industry lament that there is a shortage of good, skilled workers. Second, many have a “kids these days” attitude toward millennial workers, who, they say, just don’t want to work hard. One organization, YouthBuild USA, has a unique perspective on these […]

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Buffalo feels out its newly-minted Green Code

Despite pressure for variances, it’s a victory, the city says

It’s been three months since Buffalo, New York’s, new zoning code, known as the Green Code, was signed into law, and so far the city seems pleased with the results. “It really provides a tool for the city of Buffalo to move forward and recognize our assets, which are our wonderful buildings, our walkability and […]

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Stepping Aside for Joan Magill

We're guilty: Women in construction continue to be underrepresented

Joan Magill has let very little stand in her path. Not patronizing men as she gained status and clout in Maryland’s real estate market. Not a disgruntled ex-employee who once stole all her clients (she got them back). Not a herd of buffalo that once gathered on one of her properties and somehow had to […]

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Healthier more environmentally friendly buildings have a better return on investment

Sturdier, quieter builders are a safer investment in tornado prone Texas

When it comes to creating an energy-efficient building, say a quiet medical facility or a tornado-resistant school, there’s a one-size-fits-most solution: well-designed walls. Many of the environmental and human-health benefits building owners and architects seek can be achieved with the right choice of wall material. Walls aren’t exactly a hot topic, though, so their importance […]

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It’s time to change the way we build walls. Bautex Systems is here to help

Bautex Systems simplifies wall construction while boosting wall performance

The history of modern wall construction goes something like this: in 1880 concrete masonry units were invented. In 1915 modern wood framing became standard practice. In 1925 metal framing gained acceptance and in 1966 insulated concrete forms were introduced. In the 50 years since, wall construction hasn’t changed much, but the demands placed on walls […]

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Developers react to Buffalo’s new Green Code

The Green Code puts good looks and history on par with function

Fredrick Law Olmstead, widely considered one of the great American landscape architects, once described Buffalo, New York, as “the best planned city in America, if not the world.” Olmstead, who designed Central Park for New York City in 1857, was invited to Buffalo in 1868 to design a park for the city and was immediately […]

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Though a windfall for many, DBE initiatives still face roadblocks

Many DBEs and those working with them share mixed experiences

The U.S. spends hundreds of billions of dollars on its infrastructure each year, and good chunk of that money is required to go to disadvantaged business enterprises, also known as DBEs. But that process is fraught with risk, both for DBEs and those working with them, and it could become all the more so if […]

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Fall 2017



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