Category Archives: Around the World

Here we cover topics affecting construction around the world in a global market.

2014 Team USA Hockey Coached by Dan Bylsma

The Olympics have finally officially started and we are very excited to see the city of Pittsburgh and our Penguins represented in the international stage of Olympic hockey this year. Pittsburgh Penguins head coach, Dan Bylsma was selected to coach Team USA Men’s Hockey Club and Brooks Orpik and Paul Martin join him on the [...]

Dan Bylsma - Team USA Hockey

Shanghai Tower - On the Roofs

Pictures from atop Shanghai Tower

Construction workers on skyscrapers must have nerves of steel and obviously can’t be afraid of heights. Once false move and there’s not a hardhat in the world that can protect you. Two daredevils traveled to China to visit Shanghai Tower, the world’s second tallest building (only to Burj Khalifa in Dubai). Their mission: to climb [...]

Pittsburgh Bar Found in Sochi, Russia

Travel the world and you will find that one thing is for certain, people all over the globe love Pittsburgh. There are Pittsburgh-themed bars all over the United States and many Steelers and Pittsburgh bars in other countries, including two in Iraq, several in China, and yes, one has been found in Sochi, Russia (home [...]

Pittsburgh Bar in Sochi, Russia


That Giant Rubber Duck Explodes in Taiwan

Pittsburgh was recently home to the giant rubber duck, which sat in the Allegheny River for a good bit. Travelers came from all over the Pittsburgh area and throughout the country to check out the 40-foot rubber duckie. The rubber duck in Pittsburgh was one of several giant floating sculptures designed by Dutch artist, Florentijn [...]

Longest & Tallest Bridges in the World [Infographic]

Pittsburgh has been officially crowned “The City of Bridges” as having more bridges than any other city in the world. In a 2006 study, Pittsburgh was determined to have 446 bridges in total. Ever wonder about the longest or tallest bridges in the world ever constructed? According to an infographic created by Allianz Australia Car [...]



Chuck Norris is Selling his ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ Home

Legendary action star and martial arts guru, Chuck Norris, has put his longtime home in Dallas up for sale. Built by Norris with his bare hands in 1975, the four-bedroom, adobe ranch-style residential property in the Northwest Hills of Dallas was also his on-screen home during his cult-classic television series Walker, Texas Ranger. The 7,300-square [...]

Building a House out of Plastic Bottles

Throughout the world, people are in need of shelter from the elements. This is particularly true in developing countries. Another issue the world is facing is the disposal of plastic bottles. One group is working to address both of these problems by constructing residential homes for the world’s poorest individuals out of plastic bottles and [...]

Building a house out of plastic bottles


Amazing Houses to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

Sure, your house can uphold the elements. Rain, snow, and wind are no match for it’s sturdy foundation and exterior walls. But what about the zombie apocalypse? That’s right. Zombies. With a recent reemergence into our culture thanks to hit TV shows (The Walking Dead) and movies (World War Z), zombies are becoming more mainstream [...]

New World Trade Center is Tallest Building in US

It’s been over twelve years since the World Trade Center attacks of September 11th, 2001 and since then, the city of New York and America as a whole has been trying to return to a certain level of normalcy. For several years, New York City officials and building contractors negotiated and debated over what should [...]

1 World Trade Center in New York City

Mansion in Beverly Hills, California

The 20 Most Expensive Neighborhoods in America (Yahoo! Finance)

The super-rich in America typically migrate toward each other in certain residential areas around the country. According to an article released last week by Yahoo! Finance via a report conducted by Coldwell Banker Previews International, Beverly Hills, California ranked #1 as a city in which the wealthy tend to dwell, but I would argue that [...]