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Construction Employment Increases to 11 Year High

Arlington, VA - Construction employment increased by 52,000 jobs in January and by 338,000 jobs, or 4.7 percent, over the past year, while the latest reading on construction spending showed moderate increases in all major categories, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associat...

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Design/Build Construction Market Share Growing

"Design-build Will Comprise 44% of Construction Spending Between 2018 and 2021" In recent years, the use of design-build has grown significantly across various market sectors and geographies, especially in the transportation sector. A method of project delivery whereby the design and co...

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New Corporate Office

MacBracey bought the historic Clarke House building in May of 2017. When we bought the property there was a lot of work to be done to convert the 1850's home into a office space with all commodities required of a modern office. We began the work immediately but ran into a landmine of unforeseen...

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The Anatomy of a Winning Construction Bid

By Rick Harris, Executive Director of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals Bid proposals are the lifeblood of the construction industry, and whether you are going after multi-phase, multi-million dollar projects or contracts smaller in scope, being aware of the nuances and gold...

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Thermal Bridging. What is it?

“Thermal Bridging” is a term to which we often refer in the metal building industry, but, though fairly straightforward, is a concept many folks still don’t fully understand. Due to the major shift in building envelope performance expectations over the past few years, in addition to the impact o...

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