Why we should build more solar in New York City

A recent report from the city’s Office of Planning and Sustainability says it is time to start thinking more solar-friendlyly in New Jersey.The report, titled “Building Solar, Building Smart: New Jersey and Beyond,” says we need to build more buildings that use solar panels or solar energy storage devices, and more buildings with “high-efficiency solar and/or energy-efficient buildings.”The report’s author, […]

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Barry’s building material found at Eifs site

A source close to Barry’s family says that the family has located the foundation materials used in the building of the world’s tallest building, the World Trade Center.CNN has obtained the materials from the Department of Energy, which is handling the construction of the World Center for the Performing Arts, which was built on top of the former Eifl building […]

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Why is this building in Orlando named ‘Kocher Building Materials’

The kochers are the best building materials in the world, according to a new book by Orlando real estate guru Richard Kocher, and that’s because they’re made of some of the most beautiful and versatile materials in our world.And in the new book, The Book of Kochers: How To Make The Most Beautiful, Efficient, and Effective Building Materials, Kocheers founder, […]

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How to build your own garage with LEGO construction materials

The best way to build a house is to use the materials you already have in your garage, says the author of Building the Future, a book by the renowned architect Richard Meier that includes a video tutorial.That’s because most of the materials needed to build homes in the future will be manufactured locally, using the latest manufacturing techniques, Meier […]

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Why India’s government has become a ‘f***ing government’

New Delhi, Jan 29 (PTI) As India prepares to unveil a new set of buildings, the government has taken an unusual tack, in that it is putting the entire process on hold, at least for the time being.This is a move that is unprecedented in the country’s history, and will probably go down in history as the most bizarre move […]

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How to build your dream home in three simple steps

By The Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A dream of a big, spacious house in the middle of nowhere may have been the hardest thing to pull off.It was a $2.4 million home that could fit a small ranch.It was a two-bedroom ranch.And it was a house that could be renovated in a weekend.But in Texas, home building is often […]

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When a building materials warehouse was used to supply steel for the Washington Post

An Oregon building materials manufacturer says it was used by the Post to supply materials to build a building that collapsed in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.Robert M. Miller, a co-owner of the Portland-based LCC Materials and Tools, told the Oregonian newspaper last month that the company was using an industrial supply warehouse to provide materials […]

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