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Architect Paul Rudolph’s “Umbrella House” Named to the National Register of Historic Places

Architect Paul Rudolph’s “Umbrella House” Named to the National Register of Historic Places

Posted: April 3, 2019 | Tradewinds

Paul Rudolph's internationally acclaimed Umbrella House has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The iconic house, one of Paul Rudolph's first solo projects as a young architect, was commissioned by entrepreneur Philip Hiss in 1952 to be the eye-catching model home for his new Lido Shores development. Architectural Digest has called the building "One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century." 

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Umbrella House 1953, Library of Congress

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February Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 46 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

February Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 46 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

Posted: April 3, 2019 | Tradewinds

Estimated February not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 46 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors.

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New research reveals continued benefits to hiring architectural services based on qualifications

New research reveals continued benefits to hiring architectural services based on qualifications

Posted: April 3, 2019 | Tradewinds

Although many states are looking to change procurement practices to one based solely on fees, a new study released today shows benefits to government agencies when using qualifications-based selection (QBS) for design services.

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Nonresidential Spending Expands Again in February, Says ABC

Nonresidential Spending Expands Again in February, Says ABC

Posted: April 1, 2019 | Tradewinds

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today, national nonresidential construction spending rose 1.2 percent in February. Seasonally adjusted nonresidential spending totaled $773.8 billion, a 4.8 percent increase over the same time last year.

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Construction spending increases 1.0 percent from January to February

Construction spending increases 1.0 percent from January to February

Posted: April 1, 2019 | Tradewinds

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale and Monroe, Mich. Have Largest Gains While Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, Calif. and Danville, Ill. Have Biggest Losses; Association Calls for Expanded Career Training Programs

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