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on July 24,2014

Durable, flexible, abundant and sturdy - these are everything that fast-growing bamboo is. Now MIT researchers are studying how individual stalks can be turned into blocks like wood composites.

All renderings courtesy Penda
on July 14,2014

Beijing-based design cooperative Penda designed a bamboo hotel that can easily expand vertically or horizontally.

on July 11,2014

Kite Bricks proposes a more efficient way of building with its newly developed Smart Bricks system.

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Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Syst
on April 09,2014 in Feature

Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Construction consulted with technical experts from...

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on February 20,2014 in Feature

A CLT expert clears up several common misconceptions and myths surrounding the use of wood as a building material.

Mohamed A. ElGawady, associate professor of civil, architectural and environ
on February 14,2014 in Feature

Research could lead to blocks that use waste material and have seismic and insulating benefits.