This week in construction
Each Monday, we'll let you know what's coming in the week ahead, including important residential and commercial report releases, as well as our feature articles.
Understanding federal contracts — Tuesday, Aug. 8
Federal construction contracting can be lucrative, but it brings its own set of unique rules that, if broken, can lead to being cut out of the bidding process for years. In our feature article on Tuesday, Aug. 8, we’ll find out how contractors most commonly run afoul of federal contracting regulations and what they can do to avoid trouble. Read more.
Profile of an active adult buyer — Wednesday, Aug. 9
Active-adult is a hot market right now as developers anticipate the growing group of baby boomers who are downsizing and want to be near community amenities and other resources. In our feature article on Wednesday, Aug. 9, we take a look at what buyers in this segment want and how developers are meeting their needs. Read more.
Turning big-box green — Wednesday, Aug. 9
Jason Ballard saw a problem. While working for installers, custom builders and developers after college in the mid-2000s, he noticed that sourcing green building products and services wasn't an easy endeavor. That inspired him to co-found Treehouse, the green-minded home improvement chain store in Texas. In our feature article on Wednesday, Aug. 9, we talk with Ballard about how he's honing their sustainability edge and what's next from the growing business. Read more.
Port construction update — Thursday, Aug. 10
Port renovation and construction brings its own set of considerations and challenges. In our feature article on Thursday, Aug. 10, we'll explore those and look at how ports stand to benefit from the latest wave of automation. Read more.