Posts Tagged ‘construction’

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: What's Wrong With This Picture?

In the early hours of Saturday, June 27, 2009, something seriously wrong happened to a nearly completed 13 story block of residential flats in the suburbs of Shanghai. No, it wasn't destroyed by... [...]

Architecture Billings Index Shows No Significant Improvement in Business Conditions

There has been a recent moderation in the downturn in design services billings, but the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reveals that an economic recovery has... [...]

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Risky Business

The backlash proved too much to go ahead with opening this... [...]

Standardized Building and Engineering Codes Due in 2010

BSI British Standards has published a companion guide to the the new pan-European set of standards for designing and building civil engineering... [...]

Campbell Soup Building Topped Off

The company marked the completion of the steelwork phase of an expansion of its world headquarters facility last... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Some More Funny Facilities

Here are some more of the most crazy, crooked buildings from around the world. Not so sure about the cats and mice, but one can only venture to guess what it would be like to live and work on one of these... [...]

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: A Dog-Eat-Dog World, Even For The Top Dog

Next time you hire a new contractor for your construction project, make sure to check the IDs of those employees who will be brought on board for the task. If you see the name "Michael Vick," don't be... [...]

Frost & Sullivan Predicts a Slowdown in Chinese Building Technologies Industry

Growth rates are slowing down and products' profit margins have started to... [...]

Frost & Sullivan Predicts a Slowdown in Chinese Building Technologies Industry

Growth rates are slowing down and products' profit margins have started to... [...]

OSHA Cites Wisconsin Excavator After Witnessing Safety Violations During Trenching Job

OSHA has cited A-1 Excavating Inc. of Bloomer, WI, for alleged willful violations of federal workplace safety standards, proposing nearly $700,000 in penalties for numerous life-threatening violations at a trenching operation in Weston,... [...]