Masdar City was Going to be the World’s First Green City


Masdar City’s Dreams of Being the First Net-Zero City are Gone with the Wind Masdar City, located just outside of the United Arab Emirates’ capital city of Abu Dhabi, was billed as a futuristic, green city that was supposed to be an environmentalist’s utopia. Ten years ago, Masdar City was the model for a green city. It would reach net-zero standards, not … Read More

Miami WorldCenter Master Plan Rendered in New Images

Miami WorldCenter

‘High Street’ Retail of the new Miami WorldCenter is one of the largest private master-planned projects in the U.S. Downtown Miami is going to look very different in the not too distant future thanks to Miami WorldCenter Associates’ project that looks to transform the city’s urban core. A new 27-acre mixed-use development that will feature public promenades and plazas and a pedestrian-oriented … Read More

Microscape Will 3D-Print Your City


A Detailed 3D Model of Manhattan is just the Beginning for Microscape Living in Manhattan is expensive. Even studio and one bedroom apartments can cost upwards of $3,000, $4,000, and even $5,000 per month depending on where you look. But what if you could own a half square mile of the Big Apple’s most famous borough for 75 bucks? Okay, so, … Read More

California Governor Proposes $1.5 Billion to Building Repair


Two New State Offices: Building in Sacramento California Governor Jerry Brown has proposed allocating $1.5 billion for a new fund to pay for new state office buildings and renovations in his 2016-17 budget. Brown’s proposal came after a report was released. The report pointed out defects in the state’s aging office inventory. The governor proposed transferring $1.5 billion from the … Read More

China and the Modular Miracle


A Construction Company in China Built a 57-story Tower in 19 Days! Early this year, a 57-story building known as J57 Mini Sky City, with 800 apartments and office space for 4,000 workers, will start receiving its occupants. That wouldn’t be news except for the fact that more than 90% of the components for this building, located in Changsha, the … Read More

DroneDeploy Makes Drone Imagery Easier to Analyze

Drone for Construction Use

A New Volume Measurement Tool Makes Drone Imagery Easier to Analyze Drone imagery of map volumes—such as stockpiles of building materials—can now be measured and processed in the field, with accuracy that the software provider claims rivals laser scanning. DroneDeploy’s latest app is available for all mobile devices Still images that drones capture on flyovers are typically shot from above straight … Read More

Top 10 Trends for Bathroom Design in 2016


National Kitchen and Bath Association Takes Survey of Top Bath Design Trends   It can be tough to stay on top of the trends on a year-to-year basis, but the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) is a good place to turn for help. The NKBA has just released its 2016 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Survey and it appears as … Read More

Wynn Resort & Casino to Build $1.7B Hotel in Boston

Hotel Construction

Boston Ends its Opposition to a Casino and Hotel A judge’s ruling last year paved the way for Wynn Resorts to begin construction on a 33-acre gambling palace in Everett, Massachusetts. A giant proposed casino-hotel in Everett, Mass., will include 600-plus rooms, six restaurants, and a 20-foot-wide harbor-walk along the Mystic River. The resort is scheduled to open in 2018. When it … Read More