Florida’s Top Counties for Commercial Construction – February 2016

Spring Break is here, and with Florida being home of the Spring Break capital of the U.S., it is the perfect time to look at commercial construction in the Sunshine State.  Earlier this week, our review of residential construction in … Continue reading

Texas Commercial Construction – February 2016

Using the HBW database, we discovered approximately 1,400 new commercial construction projects in Texas.  Here’s the scoop on the top counties for February… When it comes to commercial construction, Texas is a state to watch.  According to Site Selection magazine, Texas … Continue reading

Industry Update: AIA Reports Top Nonresidential Design Trends

AIA surveyed leading architects, and the results revealed that efficiency and sustainability are at the top of the list for the construction process and lifespan of buildings. According to its most recent Semi-Annual Consensus Construction Forecast, AIA (American Institute of Architects) reports a … Continue reading

Industry Update: U.S. Construction Spending Up 0.6% in September

Construction spending during September 2015 rose 0.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.09 trillion. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported that construction spending increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.09 trillion, which is a … Continue reading

Multifamily Development Will Stay Strong Through 2017

Nationwide, developers are focused on building more mixed-use luxury multifamily developments such as this one, currently under construction in downtown Miami. Photo courtesy of Constec Developers. Urban developers are counting on the demand for multifamily residences to stay strong over the next two to three … Continue reading

Innovative Retrofits Prevent Concrete Catastrophe During Quakes

Concrete low-rise construction is very popular in the U.S., but  older structures pose serious threats during an earthquake. An “alarming number” of low-rise concrete structures located in major earthquake zones have not been retrofitted for earthquake safety. Concrete buildings located … Continue reading

Pine Hall Brick and TOTO Forge Sustainable Materials Partnership

Long recognized as a world leader in sustainable manufacturing and green building innovation, TOTO looks forward to expanding its best-in-class sustainability initiatives through this partnership. TOTO recently announced its partnership with Pine Hall Brick Company to “upcycle” its high-grade clay … Continue reading

Florida Building Code Updates Kick In June 30th

After slipping to second place in the 2015 Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety’s ratings of hurricane building codes, Florida has passed measures to strengthen the code, which will likely return Florida to a #1 rating. These updates to … Continue reading

Large Commercial Projects Spur Daytona Beach Renaissance

HBW subscribers in the Daytona Beach area already know that the commercial construction boom is almost more than the city’s GC’s can handle. The $400 million Daytona Rising project has drawn businesses back to the area in a big way. … Continue reading

West End Marketplace May Become Office Space

HBW subscribers in metro Dallas will be excited to learn that the landmark West End Marketplace in Dallas is now under consideration for an office space renovation project catering to tech startups and small businesses. Plans to convert the space into … Continue reading