Pandemic Creates New Considerations for Arena Construction

The Islanders’ new home at Belmont Park and the venue for the expansion Seattle Kraken have added safety measures for their plans to host fans when they open in 2021.

#belmont-park, #building-construction, #hockey-ice, #new-york-islanders, #stadiums-and-arenas

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Crane Accident in Midtown Manhattan Sends Debris Falling

The material that rained down from a tower terrified passers-by, though no one was injured. The building will be the second-tallest residential skyscraper in the city.

#accidents-and-safety, #billionairesrow-manhattan-ny, #building-construction, #buildings-structures, #buildings-department-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How the Virus Slowed the Booming Wind Energy Business

Renewable energy developers have struggled to finish projects as the pandemic disrupts construction and global supply chains.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #edf-renewables, #electricite-de-france-edf, #energy-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #milligan-neb, #nebraska, #wind-power

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Coronavirus and Home Design

A recent survey of architects reveals that clients are looking for ways to improve the time they spend at home.

#architecture, #building-construction, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Stairwell Collapse in Houston Leaves 3 Workers Dead and 1 Injured

The 15-story building had been inspected hours before the accident.

#accidents-and-safety, #building-construction, #buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #houston-tex, #marathon-oil-corporation, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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As Concerns Over Climate Change Rise, More Developers Turn to Wood

With environmental benefits and lower labor costs, mass timber has grown into a market that could rival steel and concrete in the construction industry.

#building-construction, #buildings-structures, #forests-and-forestry, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #wood-and-wood-products

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After Fire and Floods, Glimmers of Hope

Americans may be finding some common sense about building homes in vulnerable areas.

#building-construction, #coast-erosion, #disasters-and-emergencies, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #wildfires

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Wildfires Are Worsening. The Way We Manage Them Isn’t Keeping Pace.

The blazes scorching the West highlight the urgency of rethinking fire management policies, as climate change threatens to make things worse.

#building-construction, #california, #colorado, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #land-use-policies, #oregon, #washington-state, #wildfires

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Americans Back Tough Limits on Building in Fire and Flood Zones

A majority support outright bans on construction in disaster-prone areas, as well as paying people to move, researchers say — policies that local governments have been reluctant to adopt.

#building-construction, #disasters-and-emergencies, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions

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In Coming Wave of Pandemic-Induced Vacancies, Some See Opportunity

As the outlook for retail, hotel and office space shifts, some developers are already planning to convert empty properties to new uses.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Group at Center of Bannon Indictment Used Private Funds to Build Border Wall

The criminal charges were the latest twist for We Build the Wall, which had drawn praise from top Homeland Security officials while causing controversy over its construction methods.

#bannon-stephen-k, #border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #building-construction, #defense-department, #frauds-and-swindling, #homeland-security-department, #kobach-kris-w, #kolfage-brian, #philanthropy, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #we-build-the-wall

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Concrete, a Centuries-Old Material, Gets a New Recipe

A building block in most construction projects, concrete is responsible for about 8 percent of global carbon emissions. Several companies are working to create a greener mix.

#building-construction, #cement, #concrete, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #real-estate-commercial

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China Tries Its Favorite Economic Cure: More Construction

Strong sales at China’s biggest construction equipment maker show Beijing’s strategy for recovery after the virus. But while the company, XCMG, is prospering, the rest of the economy is struggling.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #building-construction, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #high-speed-rail-projects, #infrastructure-public-works, #international-trade-and-world-market, #local-government, #machinery-and-equipment, #railroads, #xi-jinping, #xuzhou-china, #xuzhou-construction-machinery-group

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‘Time Is Always Money’: Pandemic Lockdowns Hasten Infrastructure Work

Improvement of roads and rails has accelerated, but the crisis has strained budgets, muddling prospects for the projects and the real estate developments that count on them.

#building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #infrastructure-public-works, #real-estate-commercial

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What the Coronavirus Has Done to New Development

The pandemic paused residential construction and stalled sales. Now developers in Long Island City and Greenpoint are scrambling to bounce back.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #building-construction, #condominiums, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #east-river-nyc, #greenpoint-brooklyn-ny, #long-island-city-queens-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantines, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shutdowns-institutional

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The Return of Home Renovations

Contractors have been allowed to go back to work since early June, but coronavirus protocols will probably make any apartment renovation take longer than usual.

#building-construction, #condominiums, #cooperatives, #coronavirus-reopenings, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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As Major League Soccer Expands, Teams Are Getting New Homes

Seven teams are building privately financed stadiums, a departure from the billions of public dollars spent on new arenas in other sports leagues.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #building-construction, #columbus-crew-soccer-team, #inter-miami-soccer-team, #major-league-soccer, #real-estate-commercial, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas

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Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Normal?

When we were told to stay inside our homes, a portion of the population quietly went below ground.

#biological-and-chemical-warfare, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doomsday, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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New York City Begins Reopening After 3 Months of Outbreak and Hardship

As many as 400,000 people may return to work on Monday in a city still recovering from the pandemic and roiled by protests.

#building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city

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New York to Begin Limited Reopening in Upstate Region

Parts of New York that have met seven health and testing criteria will be allowed to restart construction, manufacturing and curbside retail.

#building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #new-york-state, #shutdowns-institutional

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‘We Are Not Learning Lessons’: South Korea Mourns an Avoidable Disaster

Major fires, many of them linked to lax safety standards, have plagued South Korea for decades. The latest, on Wednesday, killed 38.

#accidents-and-safety, #building-construction, #fires-and-firefighters, #moon-jae-in, #south-korea, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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N.Y. Building Sites Reopen, Carefully, in Sign of Life Gearing Back Up

More than 5,200 construction projects have reopened in New York City, offering a glimpse of new routines in postpandemic workplaces.

#building-construction, #building-and-construction-trade-council-of-greater-new-york, #building-department, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-building-congress, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #real-estate-commercial, #turner-construction-co, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Texas Oil Port Hit by One-Two Punch: Falling Demand and Overproduction

Corpus Christi has become the largest energy exporter in the United States, but several expansion projects have been delayed or scuttled, threatening jobs and investments.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corpus-christi-tex, #energy-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #real-estate-commercial

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Renovation, Interrupted

With most construction projects deemed nonessential during the pandemic, apartment renovations have been frozen in a messy limbo.

#building-construction, #cooperatives, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #park-slope-brooklyn-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shutdowns-institutional, #sutton-place-manhattan-ny, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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These Stores Are ‘Essential’ in the Pandemic. Not Everyone Agrees.

A range of jobs, including bicycle and marijuana sellers, have been deemed vital. But the lists have been the subject of intense lobbying.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #brooklyn-army-terminal-brooklyn-ny, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ieh-corporation, #labor-and-jobs, #new-jersey, #new-york-city

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The Most Planned Unplanned Place Around

A Dutch community encourages residents to design their own houses, and much more.

#architecture, #building-construction, #netherlands, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sustainable-living

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