Alternative spaces have always been part of cities. These peripheral, unregulated, often temporary spaces host projects and foster ideas that fall outside of the status quo but often end up going mainstream. Think of pop-up shops, farmers markets...

January 8, 2015

Gundersen Health System, a network of hospitals, medical clinics, and nursing homes in Wisconsin, announced that it is producing more energy than it consumes, making it the first net-zero energy health system in the U.S.

Gundersen is using...

January 8, 2015

The construction industry and real estate development could be hampered by the U.S. Congress’s failure to renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA).

Insurance industry experts say without federal terrorism reinsurance in place for 2015...

January 8, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy has funded the National Institute of Building Sciences to assess various potential definitions of "zero-energy buildings" and propose draft definitions with input from a number of subject matter experts and...

January 7, 2015

In a report this week from its Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (CFIRE), the National Institute of Building Sciences ...

January 7, 2015

Less than a month after the University of Hawaii released designs from world renowned architects for its bid...

January 7, 2015

Houston CultureMap contributor Barbara Kuntz collected all the...

January 7, 2015

PDFs are the de facto format for digital construction documentation. Yet, there is no set standard for how to produce PDFs for a project. This is an industrywide problem. Every firm and every team are creating their own process, and that is...

January 7, 2015

We’ve all seen them: buildings that stand out – in a bad way. Developers can follow every best practice out there, but if an urban building isn’t grounded in the region’s character, it will end up feeling generic and out-of-place. 

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January 7, 2015