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on July 11,2014

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

Using 3D printing, Arup engineers were able to design and fabricate this lightwe
on June 18,2014

The firm's research shows that 3D printing has the potential to reduce costs, cut waste, and slash the carbon footprint of the construction sector.

on June 12,2014

Constructing a concrete dome is a costly process, but this may change soon. A team from the Vienna University of Technology has developed a method that allows concrete domes to form with the use of air and steel cables instead of expensive, timber supporting structures.

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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.