These products brought a unique element and provided solutions to these six projects.
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Bones and sea sponges are highly organized at the molecular level, while concrete consists of ran...read more
Bamboo used as scaffolding. Photo: Andy McDowall/Creative Commons.
Benefits include seismic resiliency and sustainability.
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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
Its latest report cautions about ongoing cost increases related to finding skilled laborers.
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
The $20 billion deal is the latest corporate inversion maneuver.
Syndey Opera House. Photo: Mauro De Carvalho/Creative Commons
Large and small, some of the most iconic structures of all time were made of the composite buildi...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
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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
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
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.
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.
Prize awarded for 10-story or higher wooden buildings
Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Structural Steel. Photo: PEO ACWA/Creative Commons
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
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.
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
Morphosis Architects' Emerson College building in Los Angeles and the University of Delaware’s IS...read more
ALPOLIC® materials echo nature’s colors.
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
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
The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Bui...read more
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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
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
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.
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
The new alloy makes steel as strong as titanium.
Ecovative Design applies its cradle-to-cradle process to produce 10,000 organic bricks used to bu...read more