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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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.

Building Team | November 12, 2019 | Autodesk

Construction technology provider and national trade organization launch grant program to help address industry need f...

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Codes and Standards | November 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Coalition wants to double annual level of infrastructure investment.

New Orleans international airport exterior curtain wall

Photos: LEO A DALY/Atkins

Airports | November 12, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LEO A DALY designed the project.

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Codes and Standards | November 11, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Initiatives can include multiple standards.

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Codes and Standards | November 11, 2019 | Lodging Econometrics

In its eighth consecutive quarter of growth, projects currently under construction stand at 1,729 projects/235,278 ro...

November 11, 2019 | Nathan Miller |

Why are good designers, talented technology experts, and architects leaving practice? Why won’t they stay?...

Five-story penthouse

The copper-clad spire of the five-story Pinnacle Penthouse has a private elevator, two sets of stairs, and a great room with a 24-foot vaulted ceiling and a 360-degree view of Manhattan. All photos: Ralph D'Angelo / Cig Digital Inc.

Reconstruction Awards | November 11, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The one-time tallest building in the world is now home to an exclusive residential clientele.

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Codes and Standards | November 11, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Metal Construction Association document provides best practices for re-roofing with metal.

The Whale exterior from land

All renderings courtesy MIR and Dorte Mandrup

Cultural Facilities | November 11, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Dorte Mandrup won an international competition to design the project.

Life of an Architect Podcast | November 11, 2019 | Bob Borson, FAIA

What music do you listen to? What’s your design process? What is your favorite building and why? What do you eat for...

ProForm Studio Bike Pro

Reviewer Elyse Betters-Picaro gives high marks to the ProForm Studio Bike Pro ($999) as her best buy for alternatives to Peloton. Photo: ProForm

Multifamily Housing | November 08, 2019 | Rob Cassidy |

ProForm Studio Bike Pro review.

This flow chart shows how the supply chain for 3D printing and additive manufacturing would work within Pittsburgh's Neighborhood 91. Image: Allegheny County Airport Authority

Building Tech | November 08, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Neighborhood 91 is the latest tech venture for the city’s airport authority.

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Codes and Standards | November 08, 2019 | Lodging Econometrics

Hotels presently under construction are at 102 projects/17,504 rooms.

South Koreas Hydrogen city plan

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Sustainability | November 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport is in charge of the project.

Wrigley field looking to the northeast

Wrigley Field, looking northeast toward Lake Michigan. Two new digital scoreboards flank the traditional scoreboard whose numbers are manipulated by hand. All photos: Mark Ballogg/Ballogg Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 08, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Venerable Wrigley Field is raised up in a top-to-bottom restoration that took five years to complete.

EwingCole project images

EwingCole's design portfolio includes S&T, higher education, and corporate projects. Image: EwingCole

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Philadelphia architecture firm EwingCole acquires Baltimore firm Gaudreau.

November 07, 2019 | TAMLYN |

Rainscreen walls go a long way towards a tighter envelope.

Multifamily construction market remains strong heading into 2020

“Multifamily and Senior/Assisted Living have been two of the hottest markets for proposal activity for quite some time,” says PSMJ’s Greg Hart.

   

Multifamily Housing | November 07, 2019 | PSMJ Resources

Fewer than one in 10 AEC firms doing multifamily work reported a decrease in proposal activity in Q3 2019, according...

Stowaway ground floor and first floor detail

All photos: Edmund Sumner, courtesy DSK

Hotel Facilities | November 07, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Doone Silver Kerr designed the project.

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Multifamily Housing | November 07, 2019 | Boingo: Where Connectivity Meets Community |

From Wi-Fi 6 to IoT, this year’s OPTECH Conference & Expo, Nov. 11-13 in Dallas, will showcase the future of the...

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Codes and Standards | November 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contribting Editor

Major contractors join partnership to share data to predict hazards, incidents.

Springfield exterior plaza

An aerial view of MGM Springfield’s campus. The elaborate masonry of the State Armory building (at left, in foreground) was renovated and re-supported to serve as a new entertainment venue for the development. Photo: CHODOS, Inc.

Reconstruction Awards | November 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Can a new resort and casino pump life into a city once renowned as the nation’s arms maker?

Mass transit is a way of life in some metros like New York City. And a new report espouses the benefits of public transportation over car ridership. Image: YouTube

Urban Planning | November 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Despite recent data about ridership declines, a new report on mass transit is optimistic.

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.

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