Are eco-friendly bricks the future or a flop?

The following is a guest post by Brick Hunter. As the topic of global warming remains in daily discussions, the construction industry is always trying to find ways to make buildings more eco-friendly. Home insulation can help your home retain heat, which is better for the environment and your yearly…

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Pent-Up Demand in Housing Market

After the financial crisis, many college graduates moved back in with their parents and unemployed and underemployed relatives were forced to bunk with their family members. As the economy seemingly recovers, analysts wonder what will happen when this population starts looking for a place to live. A report by Dr.…

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Price of Copper is Down and Layoffs Are Up

Nearly 4 years ago the price of copper was at it’s peak. Today, it’s price is down 40%. Declining revenues are forcing many copper companies to implement layoffs. The story of the Ray Mine near Kearny, Arizona is representative of the small town struggle taking place in mining…

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How Net Neutrality Provisions Could Affect Your Business

With all the recent buzz about net neutrality, we’d like to bring your attention to this Constructech article about the possible implications of the policy… “Whether or not net neutrality is an issue that needs stricter rules and regulations, or whether more “light touch” regulation and widely adopted best…

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America’s Infrastructure is Disintegrating

Goldman Sachs economist, Alec Phillips, reports on the biggest issues facing American infrastructure. For example, 25% of the bridges in the U.S. are considered deficient. Phillips expresses his concern for American infrastructure when he states, “This year, Congress is expected to enact long-term spending plans for capital investment in…

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U.S. Home Construction Up 4.4% in December

The U.S. Commerce Department released the home-construction report. U.S. home construction is up 4.4% in December. The New York Times reports that home construction rose 8.8% in the South, 5.8% in the West and 12.5% in the Northeast and declined 13.3% in the…

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