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  • Government regs add costs, impede property rights for homebuilder

    11/17/2017 10:19:52 AM PST · by Twotone · 9 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | November 17, 2017 | Wayne Hoffman
    Over the course of two years, Randy Hamilton built a single-story custom home in which he planned to live out his retirement with his wife, Lois. But by the end of the construction process, Hamilton found himself in a standoff with government officials who were threatening him with criminal prosecution and the possibility he might never be able to occupy or sell his new home. It all came about because Hamilton didn’t want to hire a contractor to calculate whether his air conditioning and heating system had been properly sized for his 1,500-square foot home. Hamilton is no novice when...
  • Dozens Believed to Remain Inside Collapsed Office Building 3 Days After Deadly Mexico Earthquake

    09/22/2017 8:29:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 126 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01:46PM, September 22, 2017 | Christina Pascucci and CNN Wire
    Relatives estimate up to 50 people were in the building along Avenida Alvaro Obregon in west-central Mexico City when the quake hit Tuesday. Family members have waited nearby ever since -- some of them staying overnight in tents -- monitoring the search and hoping for the best. Similar scenes have been playing out across central Mexico as volunteers joined trained search and rescue workers to try to reach possible survivors and clear rubble, days after the quake that officials say killed at least 286 people. Navarro, who believes his brother, Jesus, was in the building at Avenida Alvaro Obregon, said...
  • Darling: President H.R. McMaster’s Yuge Foreign Policy Blunder

    08/22/2017 8:59:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/21/17 | Brian Darling
    I voted for Donald J. Trump because he promoted a foreign policy of restraint. I did not vote for National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster to hijack the Trump agenda to continue failed policies of the past. I voted for Donald Trump’s campaign against “nation-building” and am concerned that this administration has lost its way on foreign policy. I thought it a big mistake for the United States to promote nation-building policies in North Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East when President George W. Bush pushed them and started the never-ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I worried that the...
  • Woman’s “Top 10 Reasons I Am No Longer A Leftist” Goes Viral

    07/27/2017 7:20:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    Truth Uncensored ^ | 7/17/2017 | Aleen Realmuto
    Dr. Danusha V. Goska was a lifelong liberal who “could not conceive of ever being anything but a leftist.” Her fantastic column, “Top Ten Reasons I Am No Longer a Leftist,” details how and why her philosophies changed. How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace...
  • SpaceX Building Catches Fire in Florida

    07/18/2017 9:54:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    space.com ^ | 07/17/2017 | Mike Wall,
    The fire was reported Sunday afternoon (July 16) in Port Canaveral, on the roof of a large building that SpaceX uses to store the first stages of Falcon 9 rockets that have landed back on Earth during orbital missions, according to Florida's WESH 2 News. "The large building and difficulty reaching the fire made the job tough," WESH 2 reported. "Firefighters wearing lots of heavy protective gear and equipment had to climb 75-foot-tall [23 meters] ladders in the hot Florida afternoon sun to reach the blaze. One firefighter experienced heat stress, and was taken to a hospital to be checked....
  • CEO who voted for Trump expects construction boom

    11/14/2016 11:56:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 14, 2016 | Paul R. La Monica
    Will Donald Trump be able to lift the U.S. economy out of its funk? That remains to be seen. But one CEO who voted for Trump thinks he will be able to make America's roads, bridges and highways great again. Bill Sandbrook, CEO of U.S. Concrete, a company that is expected to generate $1.2 billion in sales this year, is excited about what Trump will mean for his business. Sandbrook said he voted for Trump -- and even predicted the billionaire would win shortly after he wrapped up the Republican nomination -- because he thought Trump had a better plan...
  • Clintons remodeled home without getting required permits

    10/28/2016 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 28, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    Earlier this year the Clinton’s bought the house next door to their current home in Chappaqua, NY for just over a million dollars. According to the Journal News, the Clintons then started renovations on the property without taking out permits for any of the work. At some point, someone turned them in and an inspector came out to have a look at the property: [Building Inspector William] Maskiell, who said he visited the home Oct. 5, after the department received a complaint about excavation done there, said as he headed to the basement to talk to the contractor, he noticed...
  • Pension Funds See 20% Spike In Deficit

    02/14/2016 8:04:37 AM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Argus Obsever ^ | 14 February 2016 | Ted Sickinger
    Oregon Treasurer and Portland mayoral candidate Ted Wheeler issued a statement last week noting that the state pension fund’s investment returns were 2.1% in 2015. That beat the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and topped the performance of 88% of comparable institutional investment funds. What Wheeler’s statement didn’t mention was that investment returns for the year still fell 5.6 percentage points below the system’s 7.75% assumed rate of return for 2015. That’s terrible news for public employers and taxpayers. It means the pension system’s unfunded liability just increased by another 20% — growing from $18 billion at the end of...
  • Saudi Arabia is building the world’s tallest building – nearly twice the height of Freedom Tower

    12/02/2015 12:58:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/02/2015 | by Jacqui Frank
    Saudi Arabia's Jeddah Tower will be the world's tallest building. It will be 1 km (3,280 feet) tall.
  • U.S. Capitol building evacuated after alarm sounded

    05/26/2015 10:47:03 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 26, 2015 1:23pm EDT | By Richard Cowan
    The U.S. Capitol building was being evacuated after an audible alarm was sounded, U.S. Capitol Police said on Tuesday. No other details were immediately available...
  • Video Evidence Emerges Of Freddie Gray Running Into Building During Chase

    05/06/2015 5:22:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 34 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5-6-2015 | sundance
    Baltimore police have continually said their initial reasoning for suspecting Freddie Gray of suspicious activity was his immediate running from police when bicycle officers made eye contact. However, no-one has revealed he ran into a building. State Attorney Marilyn Mosby referenced the chase in her charging details: Mosby Said: “On April, 12 2015 between 8:45 and 9:15 a.m., near the corner of North Avenue and Mount Street. Lt. Brian Rice of the Baltimore Police Department while on bike patrol with Officer Garrett Miller and Edward Nero made eye contact with Freddie Carlos Gray Jr.” “Having made eye contact with Mr....
  • [Unconfirmed location in Baku, Azerbaijan] Apartment building bursting into flames in 30 seconds

    04/13/2015 9:57:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | April 12, 2015
    It appears more than just Chinese stocks are exploding higher... From small flame to inferno in 30 seconds...
  • Partial building collapse in downtown Cleveland

    04/13/2015 2:14:18 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 15 replies
    19actionnews ^ | 4/13/2015 | VARIOUS
    Partial building collapse in downtown Cleveland, Cleveland Fire crews are on the scene of a partial building collapse on East 6th Street near Vincent Avenue in downtown Cleveland.
  • How will 3D printing alter the building industry?

    04/08/2015 1:29:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Construction DIVE ^ | April 6, 2015 | Sharon O'Malley
    A Chinese engineering firm that claims it built 10 houses in less than 24 hours last year using a 3D printer has unveiled the world’s tallest “printed” building. The five-story apartment building is on display next to a 1,100-square-foot mansion—also created on a 3D printer—in Suzhou Industrial Park in Jiangsu province. The mansion’s furniture and decorations also were made on a 6.6- by-10-meter tall printer, which uses an "ink" composed of glass fibers, steel, cement, hardening agents, and recycled construction waste to build one layer at a time for builders to assemble. The apartment building took a day to print...
  • Off the Grid: Ready to Pull the Plug on City Power?

    04/16/2014 12:39:56 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 4 replies
    Houzz.com ^ | 4/14/2014 | Jen Dalley
    "Most men appear never to have considered what a house is, and are actually though needlessly poor all their lives because they think that they must have such a one as their neighbors have. … Shall we always study to obtain more, and not sometimes be content with less?” ― Henry David Thoreau Living with less, as Thoreau described in Walden, is something many of us seek. We need a reprieve from our gadget-filled lives, so we travel deep into the wilderness, where utility services are sparse and renewable resources are necessary. But what if we want to extend our...
  • PHOTOS: This Groundbreaking 3D Printer Built 10 Homes in 24 Hours

    04/14/2014 9:05:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    RYOT ^ | April 14, 2014 | Oliver Micheals
    From Oreos to body parts, 3D printers have been cranking out some pretty unbelievable stuff lately. But in Shanghai, WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. has been using a monstrous printing device to build homes at a breakneck pace — 10 homes in 24 hours. Measuring out at roughly 105 feet long, 33 feet wide, and 21 feet tall, this clearly isn’t your average retail printer. Unlike most 3D printers, this printing giant is fed with cement rather than plastic, making it especially well-suited for home construction. The best part is the houses are super cheap to make and they’re made...
  • Santelli Slams "Don't Ignore The Long-End... Recessionary Pressures Are Building"

    04/10/2014 7:36:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4/10/14 | tyler durden
    With 30 year bond yields set to close their lowest in 10 months, CNBC's Rick Santelli is concerned at the signals that the Treasury yield curve is sending.If yesterday's minutes from the Fed were supposed to walk back their 'hawkish' tone, then Santelli slams they are "gonna need a really big billboard" because the term structure is still flattening. "When 'flattening' is the theme, that is not painting a rosy outlook for the long-term economy," and as Santelli warns, this is when the Fed is pulling out of its extraordinary policies. Santelli screams, "the entire monetary policy side has to...
  • Report: DC’s green-approved buildings using more energy

    03/04/2014 12:18:49 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3-4-14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Washington, D.C. may have the highest number of certified green buildings in the country, but research by Environmental Policy Alliance suggests it might not be doing much good.The free-market group analyzed the first round of energy usage data released by city officials Friday and found that large, privately-owned buildings that received the green energy certification Leadership in Energy Design (LEED) actually use more energy than buildings that didn’t receive this green stamp of approval.LEED is the brainchild of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a private environmental group.
  • 7 great reasons why you should consider building your next house with Straw Bales

    01/17/2014 2:08:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    StrawBale blog ^ | January 1, 2014 | Andrew Morrison
    Why Build With Straw Bales? Straw bale construction lends itself well to an owner builder project. Some of the applications well suited for straw bale include: a cottage, office, garage, studio, and an art barn. You don’t have to limit yourself to these smaller projects. Thousands of people have successfully built their own straw bale house. As a world leader in straw bale education we want to help you every step of the way. I’ve created a great introductory video on why to build with straw bales. You can watch that by clicking the play button below. Please read on...
  • PA: Cancel Building Tenders Or Talks Over

    12/01/2013 5:23:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/13 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) is threatening once again to pull out of the peace talks with Israel over its plans to build in Judea and Samaria. Channel 2 News reported on Sunday that the PA is accusing Israel of not having really cancelled tenders that were issued several weeks ago for 20,000 new homes in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reprimanded Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel over the construction and cancelled it, but the PA is now claiming, according to Channel 2, that the announcement of the tenders appeared as “active” on the Housing Ministry’s website...