3 women wearing Skanska's new line of PPE

Based on feedback from women in Skanska’s Boston, New York, and Seattle offices, the firm created two safety vest options—one with a tapered waist, the other with an adjustable elastic waist band—made from a breathable mesh material that makes the vest lighter and more comfortable in warm climates. All images courtesy Skanska USA

Great Solutions | November 12, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A safety vest is the first piece of equipment to undergo an update.

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Flange-mounted Isokorb Type S22 structural thermal breaks

Flange-mounted Isokorb Type S22 structural thermal breaks prevent equipment support structures from conducting heat through the heavily insulated rooftop, while providing load-bearing support equivalent to that of conventional monolithic penetrations. (NOTE: Photo taken prior to installation of the roof insulation layer.)

November 06, 2019 |

Built to International Passive House standards, the Corona Senior Residence in Queens, N.Y., prevents thermal bridgin...

On the campus of University Hospital in San Antonio, construction has begun on a 12-story tower that will serve women and children patients. Rendering: ZGF and Marmon Mok

Healthcare Facilities | November 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This $500 million project represents the next phase in the hospital system’s capital improvement program.   

The silent giant: Reconstruction sector makes big impact on firms

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Reconstruction & Renovation | November 06, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

More than a quarter of AEC firms that participated in the 2019 Giants 300 survey earned at least half of their total...

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Codes and Standards | November 06, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Homebuilders’ seats on ICC made it easier to block new provisions, report alleges.

South HeXi Yuzui financial district supertall skyscraper

Rendering courtesy AS+GG

High-rise Construction | November 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The firm won an international design competition for the project in 2018.

This schematic shows how the family of Construction Manager as Constructor contracts works as a delivery method. Images: AIA

Contractors | November 05, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The revised documents refine how CMs serve as general contractors or project advisers.

Market Data | November 05, 2019 | GlobalData

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 4.4% over the last 12-month average.

All photos courtesy The collective

Multifamily Housing | November 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building offers a stay model ranging from one night to 29 days.

All renderings courtesy UNC Health Care

Healthcare Facilities | November 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skanska USA will build the project in three phases.

November 04, 2019 | Owens Corning

Moisture resistance of Owens Corning® Thermafiber® Mineral Wool on display at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


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Codes and Standards | November 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Standard 90.1 includes revisions of envelope, lighting, HVAC provisions.

Market Data | November 04, 2019 | ABC

Private nonresidential spending fell 0.3% on a monthly basis and is down 5.7% compared to the same time last year....

Blommer facade

The original Blommer factory, providing the Lindsay Heights neighborhood of Milwaukee with 41 one-bedroom units, 14 two-bedroom units, eight three-bedroom townhomes, and one four-bedroom townhome. The project won Wisconsin Green Built certification and a Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission award. Photo: Roziel Reyes

Multifamily Housing | November 04, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Thanks to projects like this, the Lindsay Heights neighborhood is definitely on the upswing.

Oslo opera house and public space

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Transportation & Parking Facilities | November 01, 2019 | Rob Cassidy |

Two recent reports (October 2019) explore whether car-free downtowns really work, based on experience in Oslo, Norway...

Market Data | November 01, 2019 | ABC

The annual rate for nonresidential fixed investment in structures declined 15.3% in the third quarter.

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Codes and Standards | November 01, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Metric can help municipalities prepare for disasters.

School of Public Policy aerial UMD campus

All renderings courtesy LEO A DALY

University Buildings | November 01, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LEO A DALY, in association with VJAA, designed the building.

Pulse memorial museum exterior

All renderings courtesy Coldefy & Associés.

Cultural Facilities | November 01, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design was selected from 68 entries.

Codes and Standards | October 31, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides advice on satisfying requirements for the National Flood Insurance Program.

Soltra at SanTan Village rendering

Rendering courtesy of Todd & Associates

Multifamily Housing | October 31, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Todd & Associates designed the project.

South West Middle School exterior

All photos courtesy BOND

Education Facility | October 31, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Ai3 Architects designed the project.

1000M tower, Chicago

1000M tower, Chicago, will provide 421 condominium residences upon completion and will be the tallest such structure in the city. Rendering: © 2019. 1000 South Michigan Equities LLC.

October 30, 2019 |

McHugh will start work on the 832-foot-tall residential 1000M tower in December 2019.

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Codes and Standards | October 30, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Document includes updated findings, case studies, new strategies for financing, designing, building affordable housin...

Rendering of River Rock apartment complex, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Rendering of River Rock, a planned 163-unit apartment complex in Chattanooga, Tenn., under development by The Beach Company, Charleston, S.C. Rendering: The Beach Company

October 30, 2019 |

River Rock project will add 163 apartments near the Tennessee River in Chattanooga’s downtown riverfront district....

Proto's tech lounge

Proto’s Tech Lounge offers its numerous work-at-home residents a quiet space to get work done and host meetings or conference calls with access to extensive multimedia capabilities. All Photos: Garrett Rowland

Multifamily Housing | October 30, 2019 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

A 22-story apartment tower is attracting grad students and millennial STEM workers from what’s arguably ‘the most inn...

A robot called MULE does the heavy lifting of cinderblock on a jobsite. Robotics for repetitive construction is catching on with large and small contractors alike. Images and video: Construction Robotics

AEC Tech | October 30, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The machines address trade labor shortages, as well as worker wellbeing and safety.

Western Sydney International airport designed by COX and Zaha Hada Architects

All renderings courtesy COX/ZHA

Airports | October 30, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The COX/ZHA team was selected from a field of over forty applicants.

Bernita Beikmann, AIA, HKS, speaking at LCI Congress 2019

Bernita Beikmann, AIA, EDAC, LSSBB, Chief Process Officer and Principal with HKS, speaking at LCI Congress 2019. Photo: courtesy LCI / Craig Huey Photography


Architects | October 29, 2019 | Bernita Beikmann, AIA, EDAC, LSSBB, Chief Process Officer, HKS

More than 1,600 Lean experts gathered in Texas this month for LCI Congress 2019. Here are key takeaways from the even...

The restoration of the Harlem Fire Watchtower in North Manhattan, which took two years to complete, required new cross bracing. Images: Courtesy of Thornton Tomasetti 

Cultural Facilities | October 29, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The nearly $8 million project required major structural interventions.

The Spheres, which feature Solarban® 60 Starphire® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass, offers a gathering place where Amazon employees can collaborate and experience biodiversity.

October 29, 2019 | Vitro

Glass helps catalyze photogenic photosynthesis.

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