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Booming Online Retail And The Expanding Demand In Warehouses

Online retail stores have been facing a gigantic booming effect as lockdown restrictions continue to direct consumers to online shopping modalities. The increasing demand has led to an apparent investment in supply chain and logistics throughout countless global enterprises, sending e-commerce platforms on the lookout for bigger and more compatible storage systems.  Though this shift was already expected throughout the next five years, this surging pandemic has speedingly compressed the process to take place in merely twelve months, challenging businesses…

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What Makes A Building Material Sustainable? Top 5 Picks

Sustainability means a lot of things to a lot of different people. It’s a hugely broad concept that often frustrates people with its many different definitions. In general, sustainability means the capacity of something to endure forever and commonly it’s important to consider the social and environmental impacts of decisions made.  The same happens in the building industry regarding sustainability so we’re out to shed a bit of light on this topic; what characteristics does a building material need to…

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ArcelorMittal, U.S. Set To Raise Steel Prices by $40 per ton

For the first time since last summers slump (2018) US steel prices have increased. Good news for the steelworkers of ArcelorMittal and Nucor as increasing prices have bumped up company profits for US steel to $1.1 billion. However it’s not great news for house builders and consumers, so if you are looking at any projects with a large steel component then you may want to investigate if now is a good time to buy, or if it would be better…

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Interview With RIBA International Prize-Winning Architect

UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología) in Lima, Peru, recently won the first ever RIBA International Prize for 2016. The Royal Institute of British Architects judged the project as “setting a new global standard for architectural achievement.” In an interview with Figueras Seating, Alejandro Shell Montero of Shell Arquitectos spoke about the design and how it reflected both the surrounding natural environment and the people who would occupy it. Here are some excerpts from that interview: The shape of the building reflects…