Extended and uncertain lead times are turning bidding and building into a tiresome puzzle of constantly changing pieces—and it’s unclear when the headache will end
Diana Kightlinger is a content writer and journalist focused on sustainability. She holds master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism and brings endless curiosity and passion to her work. For Built, she writes about everything from biophilic design to zero-cement concrete to mass timber.
Higher interest rates have frozen owner-occupied residential construction and may soon scuttle commercial deals as the Federal Reserve continues to fight inflation with rate hikes
Major investments in infrastructure and energy in the years ahead mean lucrative opportunities for construction firms. But the industry faces a major worker shortage that will require purposeful actions to reverse
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The property developer and builder aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2025 and absolute zero by 2040. Here’s what its head of sustainability says other firms can do to reach aggressive targets
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The evolution from diesel to electric offers advantages that include lower fuel consumption and emissions—and improved ownership cost and health
Women were involved throughout construction of the 1,198-foot St. Regis Chicago, from design to project management to the trades
Dynamic building materials inspired by a toy offer possibilities that go far beyond child’s play
In an era of high costs and limited materials, construction firms aim to make greener building more cost-effective with inventive products and methods