Two Builders, One Development

Partnerships can be beneficial to both the partners and the general public. By offering more variety, builders partnering can create a highly diverse neighborhood while maintaining individuality for the home buyer. This approach is being played out in Texas as Green Brick Partners and Taylor Morrison have purchased nearly 900 acres north of Ft. Worth to develop in partnership.

The community, named Madero, will bring more than 2,500 value-oriented homes to this growth corridor of Fort Worth. The construction on the development’s infrastructure will begin Q1 2021with landscaping, roads, the start on the community centers, etc. and the homebuilders will begin construction on the models in early 2022. Madero will include 50, 60, and 77-ft. wide homesites developed in multiple phases. Located in Fort Worth’s Northwest Independent School District, the community will be in proximity to Hwy 287 and offer less than a 30-minute commute to Downtown Fort Worth.

Technology Days by the Numbers

The construction, engineering, architectural, and building industry is at a crossroads. The continued economic expansion in the U.S. is beginning to see somewhat of a little slowdown that could just have some significant consequences. The period of growth that began in March 2009, some nine years ago, is beginning to show some real signs of a recession despite what those reading this blog might wish to prepare for today’s economic climate.

Working Together

As construction projects become more complex and there is a greater amount of data created on each project being built, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced further work with Autodesk, which will integrate Leica Captivate and iCON with Autodesk BIM 360.

The Future of Cities Is Smart

I am always so inspired when I read about the latest smart cities initiatives. From Charlotte, N.C., to Philadelphia, Pa., to Aurora, Ill., it seems nearly every city has a story of how it is trying to better itself, all with the help of the IoT (Internet of Things).

Partnerships Address Interoperability Challenges

Lack of interoperability among construction companies is one of the biggest hurdles to adopting technology. Lately, technology providers have been coming together in an effort to streamline project workflows for contractors.

Construction Partnership Blooms

Partnerships in construction have proven to be beneficial to the industry. An example of this is the now ongoing collaborations between FC-CS (FC Construction Services) and Vaughn Construction.

Bentley Systems and Topcon Collaborate for Constructioneering Academy Initiative

Topcon Positioning Systems, a world leader in positioning instruments for survey and construction, and Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, announced today that they have joined efforts to provide opportunities for construction industry professionals to learn best practices in constructioneering, a process of managing and integrating survey, engineering, and construction data, to streamline construction workflows and improve project delivery.