Dumpsters tend to be seen as necessary evils of city life, but John H. Locke and Joaquin Reyes wanted New York City's residents to think about them in a different way. In an effort to change the way people thought about and interacted with public...

December 5, 2014

Wood structural panel sheathed shear walls and diaphragms are the primary lateral-load-resisting elements in wood-frame construction. As wood-frame construction is continuously evolving, designers in many parts of the U.S. are optimizing design...

December 5, 2014

Recent airport designs are bigger and much more efficient, based on a look at recent projects in Mexico City, London, and China.

The Mexico City airport is expected to serve 50 million people a year with a design emphasizing energy...

December 4, 2014

The city of Rock Hill, S.C., has enacted a moratorium on multifamily construction for the next nine months.

The measure applies to new construction of apartments, condos, and townhomes. Senior housing developments, downtown buildings, and...

December 4, 2014

A new coalition of Ontario contractors, construction associations, suppliers and trade unions will push for a revival of prompt payment legislation late this year.

The Council for Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) says it will lobby...

December 4, 2014

A coalition of trade groups is sponsoring continued analysis of a reroofing project at the Onondaga County Correctional Facility in Jamesville, New York. This research project on advanced roofing systems will evaluate the benefits of thermal...

December 4, 2014

Visitors to the Malay peninsula will have a new, eco-friendly resort to lodge in by the later half of 2015, CNN Travel reports.

Just under 10 miles away from...

December 4, 2014

Crossing the Thames is about to become more pedestrian-friendly. Westminster Council has approved a £175 million 'Garden Bridge' that will allow pedestrian traffic only. 

The Mayor of London is the last person who needs to approve the...

December 4, 2014

This year has seen the completion of many signature tall buildings, including the One World Trade Center in New York City. CNN reports...

December 4, 2014

Global engineering and design firm Arup recently released a report that predicts the future of highways based on today’s technological advancements and trends...

December 3, 2014