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Wood Makes Comeback as Mass Timber Projects Thrive

Despite a few setbacks, tall wood building construction is thriving in the United States and beyond. As of June 2018, more than 400 mass timber projects have been completed or are in the design stage, according to WoodWorks, which provides education and free project support for commercial and multi-family wood buildings....

Researchers Develop New Construction Material From Coal Ash Waste

A composite material made from plastic and coal ash could replace wood in construction. Although “fly ash” has been used to make concrete for some time, researchers at North Carolina A&T University have combined wet, rough coal ash, typically found in ponds and landfills, with plastic to create a material that is uncannily similar to wood, WUNC reported....

Arena's Bamboo Construction Boasts Zero Carbon Footprint

Students at one school are enjoying the benefits of a newly-constructed sports arena with zero carbon footprint. The Panyaden International School in Thailand partnered with Chiangmai Life Architects to build the arena with bamboo — a construction material strong enough to hold up under bad weather, and cool enough to support an open, ventilated floor plan, TechXplore reported....

3D Concrete Printing Market Projected to Grow in Coming Years

New research by Technavio shows that the 3D concrete printing market is projected to grow more than 12 percent over the next five years. According to Technavio, the global growth can be attributed to these three key factors:Increased Cost-Effectiveness — using 3D-printed pieces of concrete saves both time and money, including reducing transportation and storage costs....

Artist Turns Construction Waste Into Sculptures and Paintings

Sheri Crider wants to know why Americans want new and shiny things — and what they do with the rest. It's a question she has asked for years, going back to when she was using drugs and alcohol, experiencing homelessness and serving time, a period where she felt cut off from the rest of society....

Today's Top Stories

  1. New $11B Infrastructure Bill in Massachusetts Includes Money for East-West Rail  →
  2. Coca-Cola Beverages Florida to Build Huge $250M Facility in Tampa  →
  3. Case, Tidewater Equipment Company Roll Into Southern Alabama  →
  4. Developer Set to Build NYC's First Geothermal Powered Hotel in Bushwick  →
  5. MDOT Rebuilds I-275 Near Detroit  →
  6. VIDEO: NYC Mayor Orders Cat Dozer to Flatten Illegal Motorcycles, ATVs  →
  7. Construction in Lake Charles, La., Expanding Old Casino into a First-Class Venue  →
  8. John Deere Chairman, CEO Named Keynote Speaker of CES 2023  →
  9. Officials Expect West Seattle Bridge to Reopen By Fall  →
  10. City Completes Emergency Contract to Stabilize Shore Road From West Drive to Bayview Avenue in Douglaston, Queens  →
  11. Savannah, Ga., Drivers to See I-16/I-95 Interchange Work for Another Year  →
  12. John Deere Announces Global Agreement With Wacker Neuson On 0-9-Metric-Ton Excavators  →
  13. Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. Welcomes Hills Machinery  →
  14. Five Excavator Technologies to Improve Your Bottom Line  →
  15. Alta Equipment Company Hosts Its Third Annual Golf Outing  →
  16. Sam Hall Announced as Vice President of Common Ground Alliance's Damage Prevention Institute  →
  17. Lane, Security Paving Perform $929M Job On I-10 in California  →
  18. ASV Restores North America's First Compact Track Loader  →
  19. ALDI Invests Big in Baldwin County — Crews Help Prep for New Region HQ  →
  20. Construction, Transportation Groups Push Back on Biden's Gas-Tax Proposal  →

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