Posts Tagged ‘construction’

Wooden Skyscrapers

January 7, 2020

Grist makes the case for wooden skyscrapers.

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Belt & Road

November 1, 2019

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is an infrastructure project that spans over 60 countries, and will cost over a trillion dollars. The plan is to make it easier for the world to trade with China, by funding roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, and pipelines in Asia and Africa. A Vox video by Sam Ellis.

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Seattle: View from the Space Needle

February 8, 2019

A 3-year time-lapse video from the Space Needle shows the scale of new development in Seattle. No wonder Amazon needed to expand to other cities.

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Trump Erects Trade Barrier With Canada

April 28, 2017

US Erects Trade Barrier With Canada
Developer-in-Chief Donald Trump just increased the cost of America’s new homes and decreased US construction jobs. How? putting a punitive tariff on imports of wood from Canada. “We’re going to be putting a 20 percent tax on softwood lumber coming in — tariff on softwood coming into the United States from Canada,” tweeted the president.

Canadian softwoods — pine, spruce, fir — are used to frame most new home construction in the USA.

More:

“In New Trade Front, Trump Slaps Tariff on Canadian Lumber,” Peter Baker and Ian Austen, New York Times

“Why Is Trump Bashing Canada All of a Sudden?” Joshua Keating, Slate

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Chinese Bulldozer Battle!

April 20, 2016

China’s economy is shrinking, and the construction industry accounts for one quarter of it, so things are getting quite competitive. That’s why a bunch of front loaders in Xingtang countyHebei Province, were duking it out last Saturday.

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