Fraley to Discuss Content Marketing for Construction

Brian Photo_Best ShotBrian M. Fraley of Fraley AEC Solutions, LLC, a marketing communications firm serving the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) marketplace, will participate in a free Construction Marketing Association (CMA) webcast called “Content Marketing Strategies for Construction” on May 19, 2016. The event is open to all and will feature CMA Chairman Neil Brown and other to be announced panelists. [Read more…]

Monday, April 11, 2016


Industry heavyweights eye a piece of Penn Station’s $3 billion redevelopment

A $3 billion plan to renovate Penn Station has attracted some of the city’s biggest developers. Several large real estate landlords and builders—including Boston Properties, Brookfield, Related Cos., Silverstein Properties, Tishman Speyer and Vornado Realty Trust—attended a tour of the transit hub on Feb. 25, according to a document provided by the Empire State Development Corp.Read Full Story


UConn Researchers Say Super-Strong Concrete Could Be a Fix for Nation’s Bridge Problems

Standing in a laboratory packed with various scientific instruments, University of Connecticut engineering professor Arash Zaghi gestured to three steel beams, modest in appearance where they sit under the large and brightly-painted hydraulic-powered machine capable of applying weights of up to 275 tons.Read Full Story


Federal court rules against Labor Department in wage case

The nation’s second most powerful court ruled against the Department of Labor Tuesday in a case challenging when construction workers are entitled to prevailing wages on public projects. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said the workers who built CityCenterDC, a mixed-use development in the heart of the city, were not entitled to prevailing wages under the Davis-Beacon Act.Read Full Story

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LEED Green Building Credit Closes Illegal Wood Loophole
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has updated the LEED green building rating system in an attempt to stop illegal logging. “Today, it is possible to achieve the LEED wood credit and still have illegal wood in a LEED certified project,” said Scot Horst.Read Full Story


Long Island High School Student Sweeps All Eight Ivies

As a Long Island high school student checked her phone for the results of her college admissions applications, she was overcome by disbelief. One by one, each relayed the same news: Harvard. Yes. Dartmouth. Yes. Princeton. Yes. The University of Pennsylvania. Yes. Cornell, Yale, Columbia, Brown: yes, yes, yes, yes.Read Full Story

UNIQUE Paving Materials specializes in pothole repair products

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When potholes in parking lots or heavily traveled roads become a problem, workers who fill the damaged pavement with UNIQUE Paving Materials (UPM® mix) cold mix asphalt, find that the potholes are permanently fixed. In over 90 percent of cases, these potholes never need patching again. In fact, “The patch is guaranteed,” stated Tony Guizzotti, Account Executive for UNIQUE Paving Materials Corp (UPM). “If the municipality is not satisfied, they don’t have to pay! In many cases, the patch will outlast the surrounding pavement.” [Read more…]