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Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Manufacturer Mitrex Trying to Go Mainstream

For years, construction technology companies have experimented with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). Mitrex Integrated Solar Technology says this new tech can go mainstream.

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Massive Fire Caused by Radiant Heat and Lumber at LA Construction Site

A ferocious fire tore through a construction site and the surrounding buildings on December 1st, in Upland, a suburb of Los Angeles. Fire crews say "radiant heat and exposed lumber" sparked the blaze. They didn’t clarify the radiant heat source.

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Construction Shut Down in UAE Port After Pressure from the US Regarding China

The United States continues to monitor construction in a shipping port near Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The US Embassy pressured construction to halt amid evidence of secret Chinese involvement.

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Foder’s, a famed international travel guide, cites notorious construction phenomena. Whether by poor site selection, lousy building materials, or oversights in architectural design, each of the guide’s featured buildings manifests spectacular problems.

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