As we bid adieu to 2022, it’s once again time for our end-of-year annual tradition. No, I’m not talking about plotting revenge against all those people who sent me fruitcake again this holiday season. It’s finally time to reveal ConstructConnect's Top 5 Coolest Buildings of 2022.
So, you’ve decided to tackle the most challenging construction project of your career: a gingerbread house. Skyscrapers and apartments are complex builds, but they pale in comparison to crafting a house made entirely out of cookie material. We understand the enormity of this undertaking and are here to help with these five tips every gingerbread construction crew should know.
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The buildings we create inspire us, reflect who we are as a society, and stand tall against everything we throw at them. They protect us against the elements, hold us up, and we admire their beauty and strength. When you work in the construction industry, you see evidence of your job every day, from the jobsite you worked on last week to the project you’re hoping to get next month. You’re out there, creating something, every single day.
Work is expected to begin next week to completely straighten the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower, known for its iconic tilt, began rapidly sinking again last year. This comes after the tower had been self-correcting its lean because of stabilization work that ran from 1993 to 2001 to prevent the structure from falling over like a giant, poorly built Jenga tower. The corrective measures, along with the decade-plus autocorrect, managed to straighten the tower by about 18 inches.
Today, Ireland takes over North America, and everyone is a little Irish. So, we wanted to add to the celebration by making a list of our favorite buildings going green for the occasion. We think these structures look stunning in green. Here are our favorite North American buildings turning green for St. Patrick's Day:
This week’s World of Concrete in Las Vegas is the first major trade show in the United States since the COVID pandemic changed the face of the convention and meeting business. For many, this is yet another sign of life slowly returning to normal for the construction industry.
It’s time once again to unveil ConstructConnect’s Top 5 Coolest Buildings of the Year. Each year it gets harder and harder to narrow down our picks to just five buildings. In a normal year, we typically see a few of the projects we have in early consideration get delayed or postponed, and 2020 was no exception, thanks in no small part to the coronavirus pandemic. That being said, there were a number of great projects to come out of 2020 and this list could have easily been expanded to the Top 10 or Top 15 Coolest Buildings of the Year.
It’s safe to say that 2020 has pretty much been a dumpster fire of a year. The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders and other health precautions has significantly impacted how we work and live. This year I’ve found myself with, not necessarily more free time, but less things to do to occupy that time like going to the movies, traveling, attending sporting events and concerts, and hanging out with friends and family.