Since the 45 minute openings in this 1-hour exit corridor extend to all the way to the floor, the architects specified SuperLite II-XL 45, a fire resistive tempered product with hose stream that meets ASTM E-119. SuperLite II-XL 45 effectively blocks smoke, flames and dangerous radiant heat to enable safe egress through the corridor. Photo courtesy of SaftiFirst.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Where there’s fire, there’s the deadly threat of radiant heat....
The design is the result of a six-month collaboration between local and international firms. Renderings courtesy Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association
Amenities of the facility include a performance venue that seats 2,220, a smaller one that seats...read more
The University of Oregon's Hatfield-Dowlin Football Performance Center earned a Merit Award for the design and structure of the facility. Image: Jeremy Bittermann
Calatrava's soaring Innovation Science and Technology Building at Florida Polytechnic University...read more
A faucet from the Taper series, designed by BIG. Photo courtesy Kallista
This Danish starchitect elevates the toilet paper holder (and other bathroom accessories).
The Zaha Hadid-designed Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, but as a walrus. Renderings courtesy Federico Babina
When you pay attention, the Eiffel Tower really does look like a giraffe.
The Japanese firm's sloping design pays homage to rail tracks. Renderings courtesy Kengo Kuma & Associates.
The new station will serve as a hub to connect Paris' northern suburbs with the core.
The planned site for the new city will be 270 square miles with the capacity for seven million inhabitants. Renderings courtesy SOM
To alleviate overcrowding and congestion in Cairo, the Egyptian government is building a new capi...read more
In the mid-1990s elevator giant Otis conducted a research project called Odyssey. Otis developed an elevator system that allowed elevator cab occupants to travel both vertically and horizontally within the same cab, with the option to travel vertically again. Illustrations: Douglas J. King, VOA Associates
VOA's Douglas King recalls the Odyssey project and ponders vertical transportation in high-rise h...read more
The façade’s crystalline upper floor will adapt to mirror the event or the arena’s surroundings. Rendering courtesy Populous
The live-concert venue will seat an audience of 12,000, which the firm says will be masked by “th...read more
The tower is designed to be 70% wood, and will contain gardens and flexible living spaces attached to a central concrete core. Renderings courtesy Weingartner Architects
The interiors for each unit are designed using an elastic living concept, where different spaces...read more
It’s particularly important for sensitive communication, when having tone and body language for context makes a difference.
One CEO looks pass convenience and advocates for old school, in-person meetings.
An intended outcome of the Affordable Care Act is to reduce overall inpatient activity by managing health, reducing average length of stay, reducing readmissions, and generally moving toward a holistic approach of population health rather than an acute, episodic approach. Photo: Ralf/Flickr
Healthcare providers are seeking direction on how to plan for a value-based world while still ver...read more
A scene from a sci-fi movie? No, these are the official renderings of the planned Aladdin City in Dubai. Renderings courtesy Dubai Media Office
Planned on 4,000 acres in the Dubai Creek area, the ...read more
"This rise is the first monthly gain since April 2014 and the eighth consecutive month in which petroleum prices were down on a year-over-year basis." said Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu. Photo: Tosirog via Wikimedia Commons
The largest monthly gain in petroleum prices in over three years caused construction materials pr...read more
While the overall market is recovering, it’s not an even recovery, says JLL.
Raw materials and labor costs temper expectations for soaring profits.
Net zero office building prototype. Rendering courtesy HOK via Wikimedia Commons
The organization is offering technical assistance along with financial benefits.
Last year, 10,200 rental apartments came online in Los Angeles, and another 8,500 could be added in 2015. Pictured: Bryson Apartment Hotel, 2701 Wilshire Blvd., in the Westlake District of Los Angeles. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
A new study finds that nearly one-quarter of Los Angeles’ population lived in rental homes and ap...read more
Rendering courtesy Google
Its visions of “crabots” accentuate the search-engine giant’s recent fascination with robotics an...read more
The tower has an office space capacity for 4,000 employees and residential units for 800 households. Screenshot from BSB
After erecting the mega prefab tower in Changsha, China, modular builder BSB stated, “three floor...read more
The metal and glass S.R. Crown Hall of the Illinois Institute of Technology built in 1956, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Photo: Joe Ravi/Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0
A new report by the Metal Building Manufacturer's Association explains the entity's efforts in re...read more
Reflecting pools will be strewn throughout the building. Renderings courtesy Ennead Architects
The ancient Chinese civilization left some of the earliest records of humans studying the stars a...read more
Illustration: © Macaulay Campbell
The logic behind the push to cultivate chance encounters supposes that innovation is akin to a lo...read more
The site in Hollister, Calif., on which the Superior Court for San Benito County was built is tight. Project architect SmithGroupJJR expanded the sense of openness in the 41,500-sf building’s interior space by borrowing visual interest from its exterior exposures. All public circulation and staff corridors and ramps have direct views onto outdoor areas, which include a plaza and roof rock gardens. The technique is based on a concept used in traditional Japanese gardens. Photo: Bruce Damonte, courtesy SmithGroupJJR
The building's canopy suggests classical courthouse features of front porch and portico. It also...read more
Bonds issued to build or renovate 44 courthouses in California helped pay for the $29.4 million Superior Court for San Benito County, which opened in 2014. The exterior is distinguished by a cantilevered patterned canopy. Photo: Bruce Damonte, courtesy SmithGroupJJR
State budget shortfalls are making new construction and renovation projects a tough sell, leading...read more
The proposal is a compromise on another plan that would allow transgender people to use either the women’s or men’s room. Image via Pixabay
A few other cities, including Philadelphia, Austin, Texas, and Washington D.C., already have gend...read more
Rendering: city of Kokomo, Ind.
FEMA will withhold funding on $5.5 million worth of projects such as building tornado safe rooms...read more
Renderings courtesy HOK
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has assembled a task force to develop plans for an open-air NFL stadi...read more
Renderings courtesy Goettsch Partners
The Mennica Legacy Tower development is divided into a 35-story tower located on the south east s...read more
The Illinois Institute of Technology's Main Building is among the city buildings at the highest risk of being lost to demolition or decay, according to the group Preservation Chicago. All photos provided by Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago
Preservation Chicago released its annual list of historic buildings that are at risk of being dem...read more
Renderings courtesy of Egypt's Ministry of Housing.
Zayed Crystal Spark Tower will stand 200 meters tall and will be just a short distance from the p...read more