A two-story building on the campus of Technical University in Dresden, Germany, will demonstrate the facility of carbon-fiber reinforced concrete. Images (c) Iurii Vakaliuk, IMB, TU Dresden 

A two-story building on the campus of Technical University in Dresden, Germany, will demonstrate the facility of carbon-fiber reinforced concrete. Images (c) Iurii Vakaliuk, IMB, TU Dresden

    

Building Materials | June 04, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But greater use of these materials still faces obstacles.

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Coronavirus | April 01, 2020 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Amanda Cunningham

If your cleaning teams use bleach to disinfect buildings from Coronavirus, will you put your LEED certification at...

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Codes and Standards | April 01, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ASTM International cancels in-person standards meetings; DOE’s National Energy Codes Conference postponed.

Rendering of mass timber Ramada Hotel

Rendering courtesy HDR

Wood | April 01, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will be located in Kelowna, British Columbia.

 

Get inspired! Brick’s adaptability has made it the premier building material for centuries even as styles come and go. Nothing says “classic” like brick, but nothing says “innovative” like brick either. Check out some examples of how fired clay brick remains a major presence in the 21st Century designer’s palette.

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Sustainability | March 31, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Residents reap healthier indoor environment, lower utility bills.

FAAB Architecture's vertical oasis system integrates terraces of plants and microorgansms into the building's facade. Image: FAAB

Cladding and Facade Systems | March 31, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

FAAB’s Vertical Oasis System is a series of components that harvests sun power and filters the air.

As cities scramble for hospital beds to treat COVID-19 patients, Leo A Daly offers a hotel-to-hospital solution

This cutaway rendering shows some of the changes that would need to be made to convert a hotel room to a hospital room capable of handling patients infected with the coronavirus. Images courtesy of LEO A Daly

   

Coronavirus | March 31, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The firm has devised three conversion models, for different levels of healthcare required.

ALPOLIC metal composite materials have been used in the architectural and commercial building worlds for years. But recently, architects are starting to specify it for residential and other non-traditional applications.  With exceptional warranties and a variety of finishes, it is a perfect fit for homeowners wanting something different.

 

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Open-plan offices in the age of COVID-19

Open-plan set-ups like this are common in about 70% of U.S. office workplaces. Photo courtesy Pexels

   

 

Coronavirus | March 30, 2020 | Rob Cassidy |

COVID-19 has designers worrying if open-plan offices are safe for workers.

Coronavirus | March 30, 2020 | GBBN Insights | Marcene Kinney

Overcoming isolation isn’t just about the technological face to face, it is about finding meaningful connection and...

COVID-19 innovation: Setting parameters for hotel-to-hospital conversions

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Coronavirus | March 30, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

tvsdesign breaks down different room types and how they might help free up hospital beds for coronavirus patients....

A demonstration project in Los Angeles County will build a complex of four small single-family houses using 3D printing to form their shells. Renderings: HDR

AEC Tech | March 30, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A project in southern California will put onsite fabrication to the test against other construction modes.

Life of an Architect Podcast | March 30, 2020 | Bob Borson, FAIA

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, business as usual is anything but. Andrew and I felt like we should interrupt our reg...

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Coronavirus | March 30, 2020 | AGC

Construction officials say new federal guidance should signal to state and local officials the need to allow constr...

The 170,000-sf replacement hospital, under construction in Uvalde, Texas, deployed a collaborative design process advocated by the project's GC Hoar Construction. Rendering and photos courtesy of Hoar Construction

Healthcare Facilities | March 29, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hoar Construction’s formula emphasizes preconstruction planning and input from healthcare workers.

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Coronavirus | March 27, 2020 | AGC

After 42 states added jobs in February, coronavirus is taking a swift and severe toll on the industry, prompting as...

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Coronavirus | March 27, 2020 | AIA

Two thirds of architecture firms report slowing or stoppage of projects due to COVID-19.

Healthcare Facilities | March 27, 2020 | Gensler Dialogue | Randy Guillot, James Crispino, and Scot Latimer

We believe that part of the longer-term answer lies not just with traditional health providers, but in the potentia...

Galleria exterior as seen from the street

All photos courtesy OMA

Retail Centers | March 27, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

OMA designed the project.

Coronavirus | March 26, 2020 | Stantec Blog | Maria Ionescu

What can we learn from Singapore’s response to COVID-19? How does it impact the next generation of hospitals? 

Market Data | March 26, 2020 | AIA

New AIA task force will offer insights for adapting buildings into healthcare facilities.

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Market Data | March 26, 2020 | AGC

Construction officials say measure will help firms cope with immediate cash flow crunch, but industry needs compens...

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University Buildings | March 26, 2020 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog | Bryan Langlands, Principal, NBBJ

While student dormitories are well-suited to certain alternate healthcare uses — from housing clinical staff to tre...

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Coronavirus | March 26, 2020 | AIA

Approval for the latest relief legislation advances a number of AIA-supported measures to help meet the needs of fi...

The Cathedral designed by RBB Architects

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Religious Facilities | March 26, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

RBB Architects designed the building.

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Codes and Standards | March 26, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Victimized company Bird Construction has defense, law enforcement contracts.

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Market Data | March 25, 2020 | IHS Markit

Survey respondents reported falling prices for five out of the 12 components within the materials and equipment sub...

AGC survey of contractors April 20-23, 2020

AGC's coronavirus impact survey of 844 contractors (April 20-23, 2020) showed that nearly a third (31%) had had projects halted in April, and nearly a fifth (19%) were ordered to halt projects scheduled for April 2020. Source: Associated General Contractors of America

Coronavirus | March 25, 2020 | Rob Cassidy |

Coronavirus pandemic's impact on U.S. construction, notably the multifamily sector - 04-30-20 update

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Hotel Facilities | March 25, 2020 | Tori Chang, S.E., Consulting Engineer, Connor Bruns, S.E. , Senior Consulting Engineer, and Terry McDonnell, S.E, Principal with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Completed in 2018, the seven-story, 98-guest room hotel complements the local museums, cultural attractions, and Un...

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Coronavirus | March 25, 2020 | Plaza Construction and Central Consulting

New York City-based partnership to aid Florida healthcare systems amid COVID-19 outbreak and will continue medical...

March 25, 2020 | Cannon Design Blog | Stephen Blair and Michael Vinkler

As laboratory designers, we want to shed light on a subset of our population critical to protecting us from, and pr...

Rendering of lululemon's Vancouver HQ by Morphosis

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Office Building Design | March 24, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HQ’s design is meant to serve as an extension of lululemon’s core values.

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