Record number of 'supertall' towers were completed in 2018

Citic Tower in Beijing. Rendering: KPF

High-rise Construction | December 13, 2018 | BD+C and CTBUH

Citic Tower in Beijing and Vincom Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City are among 18 "supertall" skyscrapers completed this year—a record number, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 

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Nautical theme at Salah Foundation Children's Hospital

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Healthcare Facilities | November 28, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skanska USA built the project.

Renovated firehouse and Bedford Building

The historic Bedford Building and an old firehouse were renovated to create a denser mixed-use environment in suburban Westport, Conn. Nathaniel Riley Photography

Reconstruction Awards | November 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A suburban mixed-use redevelopment restores ‘the lost art of living closely.'

Codes and Standards | November 27, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Last update was in 2015.

The largest eSports stadium in North America opens in Arlington, Texas

Photo: Ross Stewart, courtesy Populous 

Events Facilities | November 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was a design-led design-build collaboration between Populous and Shawmut Design and Construction.

SAFTI FIRST management and R&D team after successful testing of a revolutionary new product earlier this year.

SAFTI FIRST management and R&D team after successful testing of a revolutionary new product earlier this year.

Glass and Glazing | November 26, 2018 | Bill O'Keeffe |

I refused to believe that wire glass, which has been used in the US for over 100 years, was the only fire rated glazi...

November 26, 2018 | TAMLYN |

When everything is going as expected, every company is there for you. If it goes bad, they’ll show their true colors,...

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Codes and Standards | November 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Projects must submit 12 months of data demonstrating continued or improved performance.

Yarn Works interior

The $24.2 million Yarn Works renovation provided 29 one-bedroom, 58 two-bedroom, and nine three-bedroom apartments. Photo: © Andy Ryan

Reconstruction Awards | November 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

111-year-old mill becomes a mixed-income multifamily community.

Dana Hall renovation and reconstruction

Rendering courtesy Leers Weinzapfel Associates

University Buildings | November 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the project.

November 20, 2018 | Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group |

Many building owners and operators rely solely on a property condition assessment (PCA) to determine if they have a p...

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Market Data | November 20, 2018 | AGC of America

Texas has biggest annual job increase while New Jersey continues losses; Iowa, Florida and California have largest on...

Wiseburn High School atrium

An atrium showcases the stacking of student collaboration spaces for each charter school within the building. The ground floor is used as shared space for performing arts, team sports, and other programming. A curvilinear grand stair winds its way up the building. Each charter school has its own “address” off of the staircase. © 2018 Gensler/Ryan Gobuty

Reconstruction Awards | November 20, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A California school district and a charter school system join forces to open a skills-based high school.

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Codes and Standards | November 20, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Long-delayed rules accept certifications by type or type and capacity.

The 41-story Ko'ula residential tower is part of a 60-acre waterfront redevelopment in downtown Honolulu. Image: The Howard Hughes Corporation

Multifamily Housing | November 20, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Studio Gang pays homage to sugarcane plants that were once prevalent in this area.

Green | November 19, 2018 | Stantec Blog | Kaitlyn Gillis

5 tips to infuse natural elements into the built environment—from plants to pictures.

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Codes and Standards | November 19, 2018 | Peter Fabris Contributing Editor

CTBUH technical document analyzes how to approach tall urban habitat.

Kehoe Iron Works

Three modern structures were added to the four historic buildings. Three different shoring systems were used to restore the historic structures’ brick façades.

Reconstruction Awards | November 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A project team turns a toxic site into a civic treasure.

Reconstruction Awards | November 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A Mid-century building becomes home to a new International Institute.

Mass Moca Building 6 exterior

The renovation of MASS MoCA Building 6 provides the scale required for the installation of massive art pieces and sufficient room for visitors to view them properly. Photo: Michael Moran Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 16, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A textile mill becomes an arts center that energizes a New England town and its region.

Energy | November 16, 2018 | Johnson Controls

The survey of nearly 2,000 facility and energy management executives from 20 countries found that 57% of organization...

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Codes and Standards | November 16, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Updated version helps governments streamline code development and adoption.

Virtual Reality | November 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The shoes could take VR immersion to new levels.

Charles L. Tutt Library

The renovation of the Charles L. Tutt Library followed goals set out in a long-range development plan regarding open space and the transition between interior and exterior spaces. Photo: Steve Lerum Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 15, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Library expansion reinforces Colorado College’s commitment to carbon neutrality.

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Codes and Standards | November 15, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New offerings resolve over 70 bugs and offer new features.

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Market Data | November 15, 2018 | AIA

Southern region reports decline in billings for the first time since June 2012.

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Green | November 15, 2018 | USGBC

LEED Zero complements LEED to verify the achievement of net zero goals and signals market leadership in green buildin...

The Kipnes Lantern.

The Kipnes Lantern. All photos: Younes Bounhar, Doublespace Photography

Reconstruction Awards | November 14, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Three new wings and a flashy AV display add luster to the nation’s cultural gem.

Codes and Standards | November 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

San Francisco redevelopment site work may have been racked by fraud.

Aerial view of 76&Park

Photo: Laurian Ghinitoiu

Multifamily Housing | November 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building spans 270,000 sf.

Principle Auto/BMW of San Antonio project.

November 14, 2018 | Viega

To date, this is the largest BMW dealership in the U.S. More than 19,000 feet of piping run through the campus, conne...

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