Custom builder Loudermilk Homes once relied exclusively on house wrap as their air and water barrier of choice. But once they learned about the benefits of the ForceField® air and water barrier system, they switched. Sherwin Loudermilk of Loudermilk Homes explains why. Click here to watch!read more
The Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab allows visitors to walk through five different stages of construction work, to test new AEC technologies and training techniques.read more
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Bank of America provides $500,000 grant to certify 15 U.S. cities.
Clayco worked with a Georgia college to design a helmet with greater comfort and adaptability.
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Six revised documents available for interior construction projects.
While drainable building wraps share the ability to shed bulk water faster than standard wraps, not all are up to par. Tear strength, air holdout, UV resistance, and breathability still matter. Only TYPAR ® Drainable Wrap™ pairs drainability with overall industry-leading weather protection.read more
More than 70% of contractors expect to increase staffing levels over the next six months.
The park will include new indoor and outdoor space.
Solar power with batteries and backup generators provide weeks of self-reliance.
Approach includes loosened zoning, incentives for higher density in lower-cost and mixed-income developments.
Award-winning museum features creatively detailed metal cladding.
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While an appropriate balance of mixed-use offerings is key, providing retail that is the right scale for an urban nei...
Chartwell Hospitality will operate the hotel.
Southland Industries takes a measured approach to leaning into technology.
AIA’s ABI score for April showed a small increase in design services at 50.5 in April.
The building was the city’s first public library.
For its master plan of the 43-acre, transit-oriented Cambridge Crossing redevelopment in Boston, which eventually will include 4.5 million sf of vertical construction, CBT Architects took into account what that area’s long-term traffic and parking needs might be. (The master plan included 97 dedicated bike lanes.) Image courtesy CBT Architects.
The sharing economy puts a different spin on new construction and building operations.
McCarthy Building Companies with Flad Architects acted as the design-build team.
Connected devices and their wealth of data have led to significant improvements in operational efficiency and passeng...
Rocky Mountain Institute, Dept. of Energy, California Energy Commission join forces.
Climate ignorance driving some ‘insane’ deals.
The three labs will each house a different focus.
C.W. Driver succeeds by sticking to core markets and practices.
National Apartment Assn. report assesses reasons for difficulty in creating more apartments.
Former ConocoPhillips CEO and wife have donated millions for culture and education.
When a prospective student evaluates an institution, they are imagining whether they can see themselves there as an i...
Focus is on techniques to reduce energy bills.
In Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood, GEMS World Academy Middle-Upper School, designed by bKL Architecture, is rising 13 stories. The building is set back 25 feet from the street to allow in more natural light, and features an 8,000-sf artificial turf recreation area that doubles as outdoor classroom and gathering space for its students. Its Building Team includes WSP (SE), WMA Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP), Mackie Consultants (CE), Wolff Landscape Architecture, and Power Construction (GC). bKL Architecture.
Verticality has some plusses, according to AEC firms that have engaged such projects recently.
The landmark tower has been vacant for a decade.