The 190,000-sf Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, which opens next month on the campus of the University of Southern California, will provide research and lab space for the Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Medical schools. This is the largest building on campus, and its construction required more than 50,000 yards of soil to be exported, 4.5 million pounds of concrete and rebar for poured-in-place floors and walls, and 2,000-plus steel embeds for a suspended clean room plenum leel and exterior masonry. Image: USC
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Georgia Tech Research Institute has a contract to install tiles embedded with piezoelectric material into the “vapor trail” of the Visitors Center at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Fla. The activated tiles act as a kind of keyboard that shows the planet and different aspects of NASA’s mission statement. Courtesy Formations Studio.
Research on piezoelectricity moves closer to practical applications for infrastructure and buildings.
Seven of the 10 executives in the sector surveyed in the report said their company fell victim to fraud in the past y...
Architecture firms close 2016 with the strongest performance of the year.
The oft-delayed project was set to begin in 2007 but was halted due to the recession.
Goodwill of Greater Washington, D.C. converted a basement into the city’s first Excel Center charter high school for adults. The two-level space looks as much like an office as a school. It also includes daycare services. Goodwill intends to open at least five Excel Adult High Schools in D.C. eventually. The Building Team included Little Diversified Architectural Consulting (architect, interior design, branded design and communications), Engenium Group (MEP), HWH Group (GC), and The Erza Group (owner’s project manager). Photo: Tim Buchan
A dingy basement in Washington is converted to an office-like learning environment.
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Most codes limit CLT structures’ height.
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The Center for Neighborhood Technology has been tackling poverty, housing, transportation, and environmental issues f...
The Container Globe would be used for theater performances, live music, and as a sculpture garden.
In addition to the airport itself, the overhaul will also improve road and rail access to meet projected passenger gr...
The paper examines implementation, enforcement challenges, and changes needed in new code editions.
Related Development recently broke ground in Atlanta on Apogee Midtown, a 39-story, 390-unit apartment project that will include a 77,000-sf Whole Foods Market, and will soon break ground on Apogee Buckhead, with 35 stories and 362 apartments. Investors remain enthusiastic about a multifamily sector whose growth shows little signs of abating. Image: Related Development
Market watchers expect some moderation from record highs, but not much.
The Shigeru Ban-designed Aspen Art Museum and the General Motors Design Auditorium by SmithGroupJJR are among the arc...
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National Institute of Building Sciences releases a manual for developing standard set of BIM documents.
The Tick, from Milwaukee Tool, can attach to any piece of equipment via glue, screw, rivet, or strap.
From business development to concept design to virtual meetings, VR has become ensconced in architecture firms across...
Measuring how the human mind responds to buildings could improve design.
The American Institute of Steel Construction contends that the steel industry is a “world leader” in using recycled m...
Hassalo on 8th, the first new residential building complex within the Lloyd EcoDistrict in Portland, Ore., has its water treated and recycled through the largest natural urban wastewater system in North America. Provided by Biohabitats and engineered by Glumac, the system, which also serves an office building in the ecodistrict, was installed as a tradeoff with the city for lower utility hookup fees. Photo: American Assets Trust/GBD Architects.
EcoDistricts is helping cities visualize a bigger picture that connects their communities.
Brock Commons at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, employs hybrid construction, combining mass timber with concrete and steel. Shown here, workers position a CLT panel with steel stud framing and preinstalled windows. The Building Team includes: Acton Ostry Architects (architect), Architekten Hermann Kaufmann (tall wood advisor), Fast+Epp (SE), Stantec (ME and sustainability), GHL Consultants (fire science/building code), RDH Building Science (building science), and Urban One Builders (CM). Photo: Pollux Chung/Seagate Structures.
The idea of using mass timber for tall buildings keeps gaining converts.
A survey, conducted in October by The Harris Poll on behalf of AIA, asked 2,108 U.S. adults if they considered public...
However, many firms remain worried about the availability of qualified workers.
The hotel’s 300 rooms are made from 210 prefabricated pods from Polcom Modular.
Practically every building typology is evolving to meet the needs of the innovation economy. Why not legislative spac...
Remote operated camera systems are being used to mitigate risk in real time.
The proposal was designed by MANICA Architecture and would seat 65,000 fans with room to expand to 72,000 for the Sup...
Superspace’s proposal would create a natural promenade atop the ancient stone structure.
Technical and manufacturing advances are driving down prices.
Interior and exterior spaces harmoniously provide a campus experience to challenge children in the classroom, while a...
The 70,000-sf building was developed in collaboration with Boston-based Goody Clancy.