Vernacular Architecture and Smart Planning Bring Huge Returns to The Waters

The incredibly ambitious, experimental, master-planned community of The Waters, located in Pike Road, Alabama, has brought incredible returns to this formerly tiny suburb of Montgomery. Built along Cameron Lake, a 200-acre manmade water recreation area, The Waters’ experimentation with architectural … Continue reading

Contour Crafting May Upend the Construction Industry

This year’s winner of the Create the Future design contest might have totally changed the game for the construction industry. The annual competition, sponsored by Comsol, Mouser Electronics, Analog Devices, and Intel, was launched in 2002 by the publishers of … Continue reading

New Office Condos, Retro Locale for Miami Businesses

One Flagler, the 15-story building at 14 NE First Ave. that is one of the most iconic buildings in Miami, is being renovated into office condominiums. Built in 1952 and designed by internationally renowned architect Morris Lapidus, the 15-story epitome … Continue reading

August Marks Increase in Private Residential Spending

While the signs of a market slowdown for new residential construction have begun to surface, the construction spending numbers for August were still high enough to offset the effects of the slowdown. According to the Federal Savings Bank, Americans increased … Continue reading

Tulsa Area Home Construction Falters in August

Both monthly and yearly numbers for local home construction in Tulsa slipped in August. 215 homes broke ground last month. This number is slightly lower than the 271 homes breaking ground in July and the 231 homes that broke ground … Continue reading

Q3 Brings a Sliding House Market

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a Q2 GDP estimate of 4.6% last week, which seems to indicate a definite long-term economic recovery, but the faltering housing market indicates that our economic health is still precarious. recently released their … Continue reading