Inexplicable designs. Questionable functionality. Absurd budgeting. Just plain inappropriate. These are some of the characteristics that distinguish projects that...

December 1, 2014
Skanska, Foster + Partners, and engineers at Loughborough University (LU) are working together to create the first commercial 3D concrete printing robot. 
 
LU has been working on the project since 2007, but the...
December 1, 2014

The University of California, Merced is the newest campus in that state’s higher education system, and yet already it needs to grow: It has an ambitious plan to double its size over...

December 1, 2014

A 2013 analysis of two-dimensional elevator traffic systems likens the present use of one cabin per elevator shaft to using an entire railway line between two sites with a single train—an avoidable inefficiency.

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December 1, 2014

Years ago, GS&P’s architects, engineers and interior designers started talking about the many benefits of transitioning from 2D modeling to 3D building information modeling (BIM).

These days, BIM is par for the course across most...

November 29, 2014

In the world of tall building construction, projects can stall for any number of reasons—financial, political, cultural—and for long periods of time. 

The CTBUH Research team, in the latest installment of Tall Buildings in Numbers,...

November 29, 2014

The Bahrain National Theatre will be recognized with an Honor Award by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) in 2015. The Merit Awards will go to Milton court, the...

November 26, 2014

Back in the early 1980’s, I got to experience firsthand the wild and vivid performances of Survival Research Laboratories. My roommate was the girlfriend of Mark Pauline, the founder of the group and one of the minds behind machine artists like...

November 26, 2014

U.S. Steel, which has operated in Pittsburgh for more than 100 years, plans to stay at least 18 more. 

The giant steelmaker—which sold its 64-story U.S. Steel Tower headquarters in April 2011 and a year later announced it would move...

November 26, 2014

For all of you coffee aficionados out there, someone has brewed a thirst-quenching idea for the job site: CoffeeBoxx,...

November 26, 2014