Construction in Asbury Park, N.J. Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons.
June 02, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
For assessing human health-related exposure scenarios for construction products.
Photo: BEV Norton/Creative Commons
June 01, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor
Bones and sea sponges are highly organized at the molecular level, while concrete consists of ran... read more
| May 25, 2016 | Trim-Tex Drywall Products
Bamboo used as scaffolding. Photo: Andy McDowall/Creative Commons.
May 20, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
Benefits include seismic resiliency and sustainability.
Photo: Jon Shearer/Creative Commons
April 08, 2016 | AIA
It provides the steps architects should be taking to ensure change, promote openness, and increas... read more
For the first time since the recession, office deliveries outpaced office starts in 2015, according to JLL's latest construction report. Image: Pixabay
February 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Its latest report cautions about ongoing cost increases related to finding skilled laborers.
January 28, 2016 | Bradley Carmichael, PE, Project Engineer, Hoffmann Architects
Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s... read more
The corporate headquarters of Johnson Controls in Glendale, Wis. Photo: Johnson Controls
January 25, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
The $20 billion deal is the latest corporate inversion maneuver.
Syndey Opera House. Photo: Mauro De Carvalho/Creative Commons
January 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff
Large and small, some of the most iconic structures of all time were made of the composite buildi... read more
January 14, 2016 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa... read more
Photo: Denis Cappellin/Creative Commons.
November 16, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
The Quartz Project’s collaborators, which include Google, hope these data will better inform desi... read more
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory uses a hot press to make spinel into conformable optics, like this flat sheet. "Ultimately, we're going to hand it over to industry," says Dr. Jas Sanghera, who leads the research, "so it has to be a scalable process." Photo: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Jamie Hartman
November 05, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor
The material is made out of highly compressed aluminum powder.
The main exhibit hall is the Chicago Cultural Center, which opened in 1897 and served as the city’s main library until 1977. Photo by Adilla Menayang
October 20, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor
From lightweight wooden pallets to the largest lengths of CLT-slabs that can be shipped across No... read more
ASHRAE released a guide on how to deal with designing, operating and maintaining buildings in cold climates. Photo: John W. Iwanski/Creative Commons.
October 16, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
Cold, remoteness, limited utilities, and permafrost addressed.
Portland's Framework, by Lever Architecture, was the West Coast winner of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. Rendering courtesy Lever Architecture.
September 25, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
Prize awarded for 10-story or higher wooden buildings
Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Structural Steel. Photo: PEO ACWA/Creative Commons
August 28, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
Next year's specification open for comments until Sept. 21
The latest report from Associated Builders and Contractors found that construction materials prices increased in May but remain down for the year. Image: Pixabay
June 12, 2015 | BD+C Staff
Prices for inputs to construction industries rose by 1.1% in May—the largest month-over-month inc... read more
The Coltlite natural louvered ventilator provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire.
May 27, 2015 | BD+C Staff
BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wa... read more
The three main massing elements (south bar, atrium, and north tower) are each designed with their own structural systems and floor-to-floor heights to maximize efficiencies. Image: Alene Davis
May 27, 2015 | AIA
Morphosis Architects' Emerson College building in Los Angeles and the University of Delaware’s IS... read more
ALPOLIC® materials echo nature’s colors.
| May 19, 2015 |
Strong, lightweight ALPOLIC materials honor the rugged Wasatch Mountains while standing up to the... read more
Analyst IHS reported that its unlikely construction prices will rise in the next several months. Image: Pixabay
April 29, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Labor and materials haven’t appreciated this year through April, according to market analyst IHS....
The Waterfront, a 128-unit wood-based residential development in Stavanger, Norway, designed by AART architects and Kraftvaerk for client Kruse-Smith. This first phase was completed last July; a second phase is under construction. More than 80 firms competed for the project. Photo courtesy AART Architects
April 26, 2015 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor
The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Bui... read more
Image: Taliesin/Morgue File
April 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff
Results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that prices for construction materials rose 0.... read more
Paris-based XTU Architects presented the idea as a way to construct a city in the mostly inhospitable Sahara desert. Renderings courtesy XTU Architects
April 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff
Deserts are already abundant with sand, so why not construct buildings out of it? This was the th... read more
The tower has an office space capacity for 4,000 employees and residential units for 800 households. Screenshot from BSB
March 10, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Content Editor
After erecting the mega prefab tower in Changsha, China, modular builder BSB stated, “three floor... read more
Construction input prices were down in January, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Prices for other materials were also down on both a monthly and yearly basis.
February 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff
The decline in oil and petroleum prices finally showed up in the produce price index data, accord... read more
Two instructors and a doctoral student of the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology at Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, make up the team behind the discovery. Photo: Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology/Wikimedia Commons
February 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff
The new alloy makes steel as strong as titanium.