Berkshire Hathaway company disrupts construction with modular design

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Now, a new venture from a company inside Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate is taking on the challenge of creating and scaling modular architecture. With the big-budget backing of a parent company that’s worth hundreds of billions of dollars, the initiative may just have a chance to succeed at creating cheaper and faster buildings where so many others have fallen short.

[Photo: Ty Cole/courtesy of MiTek/Danny Forster & Architecture]

There are plenty of hurdles to making this type of construction process work, from the high overhead of building and running factories to the regulatory and labor challenges of getting unconventional

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Workforce Management Takes Guessing Out of the Construction Labor Equation

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Construction isn’t like other industries. With most companies, whether they’re selling jackets or making pizzas, they’re handling the exact amount of work their business is designed to handle. Construction is the opposite. There are too many factors that can change the course of a project. And if you’re guessing your labor number, you’re not going to have the flexibility you need to adjust on the fly. 

If you’re a general or mechanical contractor employing 100 people, there’s only a few times a year that the work you have lines up exactly with the capabilities of a 100-person

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Brazil Construction Market Analysis, Key Trends and Opportunities Report 2021-2025 –

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Construction in Brazil – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2025 (Q1 2021)” report has been added to’s offering.

Brazil’s construction industry is expected to grow by 0.7% in 2021, after declining by 7% in 2020, in line with the publisher’s forecast of a contraction of 7.1% for the year.

Over the remainder of the forecast period, the industry is expected to grow by 2.8%, supported by low interest rates and the government’s housing programs such as “Casa Verde e Amarela”.

The program, which was launched in July 2020 and replaced the Minha Casa, Minha Vida

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Regina family turns construction business into cannabis cultivation

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Alex Kratz has always wanted to continue tradition and work with his family in some capacity, but when the family’s home construction business started to go south, he decided to switch gears and salvage things by going down a more budding path.

“Kratz Homes was around for a long time, we had a good name in Regina,” Kratz said.

“It wasn’t necessarily my passion going forward, and it wasn’t necessarily what my dad wanted to do anymore either, so we were just looking for something new, something different,” he explained.

In 2018, Alex was inspired by the potential the

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Business Beat: Credit union building new facility | Business Beat

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East Texas Professional Credit Union has begun construction on a new, 47,000-square-foot administrative facility at George Richey and Airline roads in Longview.

“This location provides for a 13-acre campus which will allow for future growth and expansion,” spokeswoman Janice Crews said in an email.

The facility will house the management team and back office staff and provide “state-of-the-art training facilities, conference/meeting rooms and additional work stations, storage and the opportunity for future expansion.”

The facility is expected to be completed in summer 2022.

“All existing office locations will remain operational. We look forward to enhancing operations and continuing to provide

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Construction activity brisk in Rome | Business

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Business is booming across Rome and Floyd County. Take a quick trip, maybe not so quick, from one side of town to the other and it’s easy to witness the wealth of commercial construction underway.

Someone coming into Rome from the east will notice work going on in the East Bend shopping center at Turner McCall Boulevard and Hicks Drive. A new Fazoli’s restaurant is rising rapidly behind the new Texas Roadhouse. Behind Fazoli’s, work is underway on both the Old Navy and Kohl’s stores.

Fazoli’s should open sometime this summer while Kohl’s and Old Navy are expected to be

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