TexAmericas Center Designated A Federal Opportunity Zone

Business Facilities Blog

Read: TexAmericas Center Designated A Federal Opportunity Zone at BusinessFacilities.com. The census tract containing the industrial park is among seven in Bowie County, TX, to receive the new federal designation.

Construction Zone Safety

Construction Equipment

Police in Greendale, Wisconsin posted this photo to remind drivers to be alert and drive carefully through construction zones. The incident happened Monday afternoon when the car somehow managed to get entangled with road work. How it happened is still unclear

Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses

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Read: Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses at BusinessFacilities.com. Goodyear has many successful FTZs, which help foreign and international businesses establish and grow operations while limiting tariffs and fees.

Zoning Laws Stop Wind

Green Building Law Update

The application of zoning laws, many of which date to the 1920s are bringing alternative energy projects to a halt in 2014. Most zoning laws, including those in New York, do not provide for or otherwise recognize an equitable doctrine that would allow for the tolling of the time period of zoning approvals. Such is a bar to large and expensive projects that require special zoning approvals, as many alternative energy projects do.

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Working in a Disaster Zone

Construction Business Owner

Construction work can be dangerous in normal situations, but a jobsite in a disaster zone, whether natural or manmade, has its own inherent risks for crew and equipment.

Annual Work Zone Fatalities Swing Upward

ENR Construction

ENR infographic show the trends in work zone crashes

The Most Green Building Friendly Zoning Code in the Nation - Baltimore?

Green Building Law Update

Baltimore City is poised to adopt a new zoning code that is among the most ''green building friendly'' land use ordinances in the country. The Baltimore City Zoning Code was last comprehensively updated in 1971. Green Local Government Sustainability building code zoning

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Construction Industry News From The Lien Zone


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Zoning changes can be crucial to filling large, empty retail spaces


In many cases, though, local officials need to change zoning ordinances to enable these new uses With empty retail spaces becoming more prevalent in once-thriving shopping centers, property owners sometimes have to consider alternative uses for these spaces.

Zoning hurdles challenge $1.8B Kansas development

Construction Dive

The Overland Park City Council said it won't authorize the necessary rezoning unless the developer redesigns proposed traffic improvements

How Winter Weather Can Hamper Productivity In Hazardous Working Zones


This can be particularly true in hazardous zones, such as Zones 1 and 2 (relating to gas) and 21 and 22 (relating to dust). ATEX approved products, such as the Flexiheat jackets from SA Equipment , ensure safety even in hazardous zones.

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Construction group uses mobile technology to make highway work zones safer


54% of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Video: Largest Mall in the Country Gets Zoning OK

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Edmonton, Alberta-based Triple Five Worldwide Group has been granted approval to continue its plans to build a $4 billion retail and entertainment project in the Miami area

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V2I Alerts Show Promise For Improving Work-Zone Safety

Construction Equipment

University of Minnesota researchers conducted a study to determine if Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) messages could be an effective way to get drivers to pay attention to hazards and workers in roadway work zones.

President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

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On January 9, 2014, the President announced the next step in those efforts by naming the first five “Promise Zones.” THE PROMISE ZONES INITIATIVE. The five Promise Zones announced are part of the 20 that will be announced over the next three years.

CDOT Tests Self-Driving Work Zone Vehicle: Video

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Last week, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) unveiled a first-of-its-kind work zone vehicle designed to advance safety for roadway maintenance crews.


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Summer is heating up and construction zones have begun to crop up along many of our regular commutes. Continue Reading. All Community

Explanation of IS 1893 – Seismic Zone Factors

The Constructor

How the seismic zone factors are formulated in IS 1893 part-1? Where can I get explanation about it? Read More at Explanation of IS 1893 –

More, Not Fewer, Work-Zone Cameras

ENR Construction

Driving faster than the posted limit in a highway work zone, no one enjoys the sting of a speeding ticket for $250 or higher—as it would be in, for example, Illinois—especially if you are caught on camera and not by a cop

New York State Adds NYU Incubators As START-UP NY Development Zones

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New York State Adds NYU Incubators As START-UP NY Development Zones appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Performance-based zoning: U.S. cities starting to loosen zoning regulations


have loosened zoning restrictions in recent years. Driven by New Urbanism, more than two dozen communities in the U.S. Cities are opting to use form-based codes, a concept less concerned with the use of buildings and more with their appearance and the way they relate to each other. read more.

Why Does Texas Rank Among the Worst States in Work Zone Deaths?

ENR Construction

The answers may prove revealing in the campaign to stop fatal work zone crashes

OSHA finds lack of proper 'work zone' in plumber's death

Constructor Magazine

Had his employer properly created a work zone, a passing car on Philadelphia's 63rd Street might not have struck and killed a 27-year-old plumber. Best Choice Plumbing's 27-year-old worker died after passing car hit him.

Video: CDOT Tests World’s First Self-Driving Work Zone Vehicle

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Last week, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) unveiled a first-of-its kind work zone vehicle designed to advance safety for roadway maintenance crews.

Fact vs. fiction: Hotel waterproofing in coastal zones


While it’s accurate that truth can certainly be stranger than fiction, it is equally strange that so many in the design and construction industry perceive myths as truth, especially after they have been disproved as false time and time again

Check Construction Vibration Impact Zone With Your Phone

Construction Equipment

The Travelers insurance company has introduced a new digital tool that can help contractors identify areas around a construction site that may be negatively affected by the ground vibrations caused by heavy equipment.

AGC uses targeted ads to try to prevent work zone crashes

Construction Dive

Associated General Contractors has invested in mobile phone technology to educate drivers who regularly pass certain highway projects

Zoning that restricts housing construction also dampens other economic development


Zoning restrictions are making the construction of housing more difficult, and that is driving up the cost of housing in many cities. They estimate that zoning restrictions reduced U.S.

Hurricane-Zone Colleges Accelerate Worker Training To Push Rebuilds

ENR Construction

Houston's Lone Star College opens $20M trades-skills facility just in time

Data Shows 46% of Road Contractors Report Work Zone Crashes

Construction Equipment

Forty-six percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

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A tale of two zones

Constructor Magazine

But how often do you see a system that has to take care of two zones with completely different thermal characteristics? This snowmelt system has to accommodate for two different surfaces. Snowmelt jobs aren’t that uncommon anymore.

National Work Zone Awareness Week Begins

Construction Equipment

"Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake" is the message being sent by transportation agencies across the country as the nation recognizes National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 7-11).

Manhattan’s East Side Gets Into the ‘Zone’

ENR Construction

JPMorgan Chase's new headquarters is the first major project under New York City's rezoning initiative, dubbed Greater East Midtown and approved in August, that aims to create 6.8 million sq ft of modern office space in a 73-block area anchored by Grand Central Terminal

Fast-Track Dorm Doubles As Green Teaching Zone

ENR Construction

The $120-million student housing complex will keep certain MEP systems visible as a learning tool

On a Quest to Improve Concrete Construction in Seismic Zones

ENR Construction

Earthquake engineer pioneered the use of high-strength steel fiber as a much-needed rebar decongestant in shear-wall link beams

Climate-specific code changes target energy savings for tropical zones


The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) includes changes that address more climate zones. One of these new zones is targeted to tropical areas including Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, U.S.

Road Work Zone Fatalities Up 13% in One Year

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The AGC survey results showed of the contractors reporting work zone crashes

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