Essentially, the term “Double Breasted” means that an owner contracts with both union and non-union (also known as “merit shop” or “open shop”) companies, thus the use of the term, “Double Breasting.” This approach to contracting results from the need for services or contracts where both union shops and open shop companies provide competitive services.
August 08, 2018
Hines announced that it has designated its currently unnamed groundbreaking Next Generation, 47-floor, one million square-foot project on the former Houston Chronicle site, Block 58, in downtown Houston to be a C3 project.
July 24, 2018
Upskill, a program of the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP), focused on the development of a competitive workforce in Houston, held a State of Talent Forum at the University Hilton on the University of Houston Campus recently.
July 10, 2018
Google 3D printing and you will get 281 million results in less than a second. As we have previously posted, most of the attention in the 3D printing world has been focused on the printing of houses in Dubai and China, the additive manufacturing for autos, medical implants, all prototypes for the future. The growth of 3D printing in the AEC industry, while still in its infancy, is finding its way into some interesting places.
July 02, 2018
Welcome to the first building in the US to achieve the gold standard of the International Building Wellness Institute (IWBI). While many of you have not built Well buildings and/or communities in your recent work, I suspect that you will be asked to in the near future. That will become more prevalent as the Well Community movement expands in the US and around the world.
June 22, 2018
Waymo is developing and testing a fleet of about 600 driverless cars across the country today as the emergent car sharing process takes shape. Policy makers are scratching their heads as they try to write cogent policy that will enable the driverless cars to enter the major markets in the US as soon as 2020 when mass production will begin. This date is much earlier than was originally proposed, and we are much closer to car sharing and driverless fleet than many of us could imagine.
June 12, 2018
Construction workers, at least in Texas, will be the last folks to adopt autonomous vehicles when they are introduced in 2020 and beyond. They will be reluctant to give up their “big boys," their Ford F150s, their latest SUVs, or their panel trucks.
June 06, 2018