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In Hot Water: Finding a Potable Solution

While Houston, Texas, gets more than its fair share of rain these days, Montgomery County — approximately 40 miles to the north — is growing increasingly dependent on groundwater taken via deep wells to meet the needs of the area’s growing population. Cities such as Conroe, Shenandoah, Oak Ridge North, Willis and several others in […]

Mortenson Sees Chicago Construction Costs Increasing 4 percent in 2017

CHICAGO — After strong growth of 4.3 percent in 2016, Chicago non-residential construction costs are poised to climb another 4 percent in 2017, according to the Mortenson Construction Cost Index. This expected jump puts Chicago near the top of the six major markets that Mortenson measures, with only Seattle likely to edge the Windy City with a […]

Frank Lloyd Wright House; Relocated and Reacquainted With Radiant

Frank Lloyd Wright is unquestionably one of the greatest architects of all time. Experts have said that he was uniquely endowed with supernatural imagination and vision. Wright is known for his organic, architectural flair and avant-garde designs that use aesthetic elements, complete with cantilevered floors that defy gravity. Among his most famous designs are Fallingwater, […]

STEM Students Create Winning Invention*

By Madhu Krishnamurthy STREAMWOOD, Ill. (AP) — It’s a small generator that could power a small light, but the invention could pay some big dividends for a group of Streamwood High School students. Their wind-powered generator idea won the state competition in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, which encourages teachers and students to solve […]

Tiny Indiana Home Found to House Log Cabin Beneath Siding

By Mark Webber | The (Columbus) Republic GARDEN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A treasure recently discovered in Garden City dates back almost 200 years, having gone virtually unnoticed for several generations. It’s not gold or even silver, but a growing interest in rustic wooden building materials has made this find an interesting and somewhat valuable […]