Industrial Ceiling Fans for Warehouses

    What’s the big deal about big fans? It’s no exaggeration to say the size of industrial ceiling fans is jaw dropping. But do they really work? What makes them unique? And can they help my warehouse?   The more you know about industrial ceiling fans, the better you’ll be able to decide which HVLS fan is right for your company. Check out this blog to learn more about how industrial fans for warehouses work, what to look for in a fan,… Read More »Industrial Ceiling Fans for Warehouses


      Total Construction Starts Inched Higher in April

      Total construction starts rose 3% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.8 billion, according to DodgeConstruction Network. Nonresidential building starts rose 6% and residential starts increased by 4%, while nonbuildingstarts fell 4%. Year-to-date, total construction was 6% higher in the first four months of 2022 compared to the same period of 2021.Nonresidential building starts rose 19%, residential starts gained 3%, while nonbuilding starts were 2% lower. For the12 months ending April 2022, total construction starts were 12%… Read More »Total Construction Starts Inched Higher in April

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        Dodge Momentum Index Shows Commercial Sector Gains

        In the latest Dodge Momentum Index report, chief economist Richard Branch highlights April’s construction drivers and industry trends. This month, he discusses: A 9% rise in the Commercial Sector The DMI approaches an all-time high Educational building leads Institutional Sector Optimism for solid construction activity The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI) is an economic leading indicator for nonresidential building projects, tracking the dollar value of these projects in their earliest stages of planning.

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          Regulatory Update Could Mean a Raise for Construction Labor

          A proposed change to the Department of Labor’s formula for surveying earnings could lead to major wage gains for construction labor. The department uses surveys to determine the prevailing wages in different areas of the country through the 90-year-old Davis-Bacon Act. The act sets wage standards for workers on construction projects backed with federal dollars. The last major change to the rules occurred during the Reagan administration. The department has received some 37,000 comments on the potential update, and Law360… Read More »Regulatory Update Could Mean a Raise for Construction Labor

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            Big Opportunities in Distribution

            New research by Dodge Data & Analytics shows that the warehouse and distribution center market is among the fastest growing building types in the US. In 2010, this vital but practically invisible component of the nation’s infrastructure generated $3.8 billion in construction starts, accounting for 9% of the overall commercial buildings sector. But driven by the rapid growth of e-commerce, compounded by COVID lockdowns and brick-and-mortar retail closures, it is now projected for almost $53 billion of starts in 2022.… Read More »Big Opportunities in Distribution

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              The Museum of Modern Art Spotlights the Modern Architecture of South Asia

              The conventional history of modern architecture focuses on Europe and North America, despite the movement’s decidedly global impact. A more inclusive perspective emerges in “The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947-1985,” an exhibition on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York through July 2. The Indian Express sat down with Museum of Modern Art curator Martino Stierli to discuss the exhibition. What can a museum visitor expect? Stierli has this to say: We… Read More »The Museum of Modern Art Spotlights the Modern Architecture of South Asia

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                Economic Update with Richard Brand, DCN’s Chief Economist

                By Richard Branch, Chief Economist, Dodge Construction Network The construction sector is staging a solid recovery despite higher material prices, shortages of key goods, and scarce labor. Nonresidential starts are flourishing as many commercial and institutional building types have made the turn from the downside of the cycle to the upside. Tattered supply chains have been a boon for the manufacturing space as chip plants, EV battery facilities, and food production plants have broken ground over the past few months. … Read More »Economic Update with Richard Brand, DCN’s Chief Economist

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                  The Authority in Airflow

                  At Big Ass Fans®, their unmatched expertise drives a pursuit of perfection. They’ve sold more fans, patented more technology, and earned more awards than anyone in the big fan industry—it’s why more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies trust Big Ass Fans products. Contact the airflow experts at Big Ass Fans today to see the benefits they can bring to your projects.

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                    The Real Estate Industry Begins to Grapple With Climate Change

                    Waterfronts in Florida. Woodlands in California. Anywhere, really, in Arizona. The real estate industry is finally coming to terms with the increased frequency and intensity of flooding, wildfires, drought, and other climactic effects of the climate crisis. Why? In part, the New York Times reports, because the insurance industry has recognized the high costs of frequent rebuilding in disaster-prone areas, raising prices “significantly over the last 18 months.” Real estate industry groups such as the Pension Real Estate Association and… Read More »The Real Estate Industry Begins to Grapple With Climate Change

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                      Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Lessons Learned

                      Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast in 2012, causing an estimated $65 billion in damages to New York and the surrounding region. The official response was equally unprecedented: a design competition, called Rebuild by Design, that identified several demonstration projects to promote economic, environmental, and social resilience in the affected communities. The competition was organized by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Municipal Art Society, the Regional Plan Association, NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge, and The Van Alen Institute, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation,… Read More »Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Lessons Learned

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