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Innovative construction practices, noteworthy design, current dilemmas and trends: articles of interest highlighting the construction industry.  Enjoy!

We often pay tribute to the giants of the industry here in the pages of Construction Citizen. We recently lost Dr. Bill Brookshire, a man whose legacy is largely focused on...
June 07, 2017
The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) has announced the winners of its annual Project of the Year for steel erection contracts topped out in 2016. The winning projects...
June 06, 2017
The law of supply and demand is one of the basic drivers of construction economics. It is integral to cost and profit for any construction business from materials suppliers to on...
June 02, 2017
Mitch Clark works for Comfort Systems USA (Southwest), Inc in Phoenix, Arizona, but has also been chairman of the ABC National Craft Championships for the past three years while...
June 01, 2017
Standing at the window of an office in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), I was struck by two things. First, how big and diverse the TMC is. Ten years ago there were 42 institutions...
May 23, 2017
As we noted in previous posts, we will keep you up-to-date on the latest developments on this project. It seems now that Joe Montana, former quarterback for the San Francisco...
May 11, 2017
A few weeks ago, a crane collapsed early on a Sunday morning while attempting to remove a 7,000-pound sign which hangs over the intersection of Westheimer and Post Oak Boulevard...
May 10, 2017
While at the ABC 2017 National Craft Championships, I enjoyed talking with three individuals who are all involved in training programs for the skilled craft trades.  This is...
April 26, 2017
Last month, the Associated Builders and Contractors hosted the 2017 National Craft Championships, a two-day competition for craft profession trainees and apprentices.  While...
April 17, 2017