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San Francisco’s First Modular Hotel

In the hotel industry, time is money and large chains can’t afford to have construction projects go over schedule and over budget. For this reason, hotel chains are turning to offsite modular building techniques so new venues are able to start serving guests and generating income faster.

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Why Building With Concrete is not Sustainable

Did you know that (aside from water) concrete is the most widely used substance on earth? Every year, enough concrete is poured to cover the land surface of England. Concrete has been the backbone of industrialization, providing housing, infrastructure and fortifying against natural forces like flooding and sea surges. By covering more and more of… Read more »

Modular Construction of Hotels is on the Rise

The building of hotels lends itself to modular construction because it reduces build times significantly, cuts costs and reduces the amount of waste. With more customers demanding eco-friendly accommodation options, hotels are leading the shift to offsite construction. Home2 Suites San Francisco Airport North by Hilton will open its first hotel using modular building components… Read more »

Why Construction Is Ripe For Disruption

The US economy has been enjoying a historic run. Since June 2009, the upturn is set to be the longest in US history if it can last until June. The one area that is lagging is new home sales. The season? A lack of entry-level homes that are priced within reach of the 19.4 million who have entered the workforce since 2009.

The Timber Revolution

Although the age of concrete is far from over, there seems to be little doubt that timber is the building material of the future—and that it may help to save the planet.

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NTU’s School for Business will be Asia’s Largest Wooden Building

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore is planning an ambitious five-year build of its new $180 million business school. NTU’s president Subra Suresh, described the wooden construction as the university’s “most ambitious sustainable construction project to date”. The six-storey building will be constructed from wood and house the Nanyang Business School. On completion in 2021,… Read more »