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Construction is central to much of our modern world. Read on for information about innovation in building designs, recent construction statistics, technological advances, and more about this ever-evolving field.
Reimagining Kids’ Construction Drawings in Real Life

Take a look at how kids’ drawings of famous landmarks would look like in real life.

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American Wasteland: Which States Produce the Most Trash?

Where are the landfills in our state and all the others? Are they open or closed? What kind of trash do they accept? Does our trash stay in our own states, or does it get trucked to somewhere else — and why?

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How to Build an Underground Bunker in 9 Steps

Learn how to build an underground bunker in 9 steps.

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What Is America Building When Stuck at Home According to Google

Americans turned to home improvement to occupy their time while staying at home. Read more on what they built and where these projects were most popular.

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Types of Foundations Found in Construction Projects

The types of foundations used when constructing homes, bridges, skyscrapers, or superstructures differ substantially. Learn about the types of foundations from shallow to deep foundations.

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What Is Commercial Construction?

Commercial construction is made up of building, renovating and even designing of commercial structures like office buildings, hospitals, and skyscrapers. Learn what goes into each type of project and how the bidding process works.

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The Oldest Buildings in America

Some of the oldest buildings in America have the most unique construction. Take a tour with us through U.S. history and visit these historic landmarks.

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13 Fun Construction Activities for Kids + Printables

Construction play is a valuable learning tool for kids. We share 13 printable building activities for kids that teach them important STEM skills.

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9 Types of Infrastructure Construction Projects in 2020

The United States’ construction infrastructure costs are on the rise in 2020, which can be good for the entire construction industry. The Census Bureau released a report on construction spending, showing that 2019 annual rate estimates ($1,345 billion) were under predicted for 2020 ($1,369.2 billion), and readjusted to meet financial demands.

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Space Construction: The Industry’s New Frontier

Check out how advancements have made space construction a reality.

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The 4 Different Types of Construction Contracts

Understanding the different types of construction contracts is essential, as they determine what you pay, what you’re liable for, and many other aspects of the job.

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The State of America’s Infrastructure

The United States’ physical infrastructure is an essential asset that, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, drives “growth, jobs, safety, and global competitiveness.”

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