A rendering of an office building in San Francisco that will be built with mass timber components. Mass Timber could be on the verge of gaining broader acceptance in the U.S. as a result of imminent building code changes and increasing supply. Images: Brookfield Properties and Design Distill

Wood | December 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Suppliers of engineered wood products are suddenly scrambling to keep up with demand.

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The east façade of the Ottawa train station,  now the new home of Canada’s Senate.

Reconstruction Awards | November 21, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Canada’s Senate gets an interim home in what was once the capital’s main train station.

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Codes and Standards | November 21, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

More than 2.6 million sf of space being certified each day.

Company to celebrate 55 years in storage and organization with a visit by celebrity guest Anthony Carrino.

MasterSuite, one of ClosetMaid’s best-known product lines, offers a premium range of textured wood styles.

November 20, 2019 |

Company to celebrate 55 years in storage and organization with a visit by celebrity guest Anthony Carrino....

November 20, 2019 | Bill O'Keeffe |

With architects specifying full-vision, code-compliant, 60 and 90 minute, temperature rise doors for exit stairwells...

817 W. 12th Street. Rendering: Transwestern.

Multifamily Housing | November 20, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Transwestern is developing the projects.

The Oxford word of the year: climate emergency. Graph sourced from the Oxford Corpus

Sustainable Design and Construction | November 20, 2019 | Rob Cassidy |

The Oxford Word of the Year 2019 is climate emergency.

Springfield Technical Community College

Corten steel canopies along the 764-foot façade mark new entrances into Springfield Technical Community College. All photos: Chuck  Choi

Reconstruction Awards | November 19, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

College unites student services under one roof.

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Codes and Standards | November 19, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

NCARB survey shows strong support for architecture as a licensed profession.

DOME provides a secure environment for homeless individuals while they try to find permanent housing. Images: Perkins and Will

Modular Building | November 18, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

DOME is a Perkins and Will-designed prototype whose goal is to provide bridge housing to the unsheltered.

The 300,000-sf Ulysses S. Grant High School in Portland, Ore., saw an opportunity to help fix some of its student problems through improved architectural design. Image: Benjamin Benschneider

Education Facility | November 18, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Bullying, unintended segregation, privacy, and gender neutrality all factored into the redesign and upgrading of Gran...

November 18, 2019 | Woods Bagot

The consultancy is led by Steven Cornwell, James Calder, and Dr. Christian Derix.

The Paint Factory exterior

The reconstruction of the Paint Factory, built in 1947, creates a mixed-use development that has been a catalyst for new construction in the surrounding community. All photos: Ken West Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 18, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An enlightened A/E firm is spurring redevelopment in an old industrial section of Little Rock.

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Codes and Standards | November 18, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Buildings large than 25,000 sf targeted in initiative to further carbon neutrality goal.

Aerial view of new Main Library

All renderings courtesy Snøhetta/Clark Nexsen

Library | November 18, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The library is located at the center of the rapidly changing North Tryon corridor.

November 15, 2019 | MBCI |

We’ll address some ways metal roofing systems are an advantage when upgrading your roof and restoring your building t...

Union Terminal exterior

The restoration of Union Terminal and the massive fountain at its entrance took 2½ years. The rotunda spans 180 feet. Eight mosaic and 22 painted murals were restored. Photo: Brad Feinknopf.

Reconstruction Awards | November 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Painstaking care went into restoring Cincinnati’s train terminal/museum complex.

Generally, concrete structures show less embedded carbon than steel structures, according to a study of 600-plus buildings by Thornton Tomasetti. The engineering firm is about to release its carbon measuring tool Beacon. The Carbon Leadership Forum is launching its own tool, EC3, which was co-conceived by Skanska. Image: Pixabay

Building Technology | November 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Carbon Leadership Forum and Thornton Tomasetti are taking the lead to drive the industry toward zero-carbon build...

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Market Data | November 14, 2019 | ABC

Nonresidential construction input prices fell 0.1% for the month and are down 2.0% compared to the same time last yea...

U.S. multifamily market stays strong into 4th quarter 2019

Photo: Pexels

Multifamily Housing | November 14, 2019 | Yardi Matrix

October performance sets a record amid rising political pressure to cap rent growth, reports Yardi Matrix. 

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Codes and Standards | November 14, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Concerns over data privacy, governance, feasibility prompt criticism.

The museum's west entrance

The west entrance of the museum is laid onto the landscape and inserted into the topography. All photos: Paul Colletti Photography/©IMEG Corp

Reconstruction Awards | November 14, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The project team used its creativity to overcome floods and other obstacles to construction.

November 13, 2019 | MBI

Once seen as height-restricting, modularly constructed high rises are soaring across the globe.

November 13, 2019 | Metl-Span |

Understanding the contrast between single-skin and insulated metal panels can make all the difference in building per...

The zachry exterior

Once a four-story, precast concrete box, the Zachry has become a campus threshold and gateway. All photos: Randy Braley Photography

Reconstruction Awards | November 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Texas A&M’s engineering school builds for future growth.

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Codes and Standards | November 13, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

After lighting, efficiency experts look to new opportunities to boost energy efficiency.

Citicape House street view

All renderings courtesy Sheppard Robson.

Sustainability | November 13, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Sheppard Robson designed the project.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is positioned to become one of South Florida's major destinations. Images: Realmotion

Hotel Facilities | November 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is illuminated by 2.3 million lights and lasers.

KFC drive-thru only restaurant in Australia

All photos courtesy KFC

Retail Centers | November 13, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

FRCH NELSON designed the project.

The addition of a new visitors' center marked the reopening of the Washington Monument after three years of renovation. Images: Alan Karchmer

Government Buildings | November 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This is one of several landmark restoration projects underway in the nation’s capital.

The 1906 bank’s limestone façade and colossal engaged columns

The 1906 bank’s limestone façade and colossal engaged columns. All photos: Todd Mason/Halkin Mason Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 12, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

New headquarters mixes old and new to help this fast-growth company attract top talent.

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