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
Exterior of Appleton Mills at night.
The Appleton Mills complex includes 5 million square feet of space, with an original structure bu...read more
A Canadian study showed that wood in interiors was perceived by a majority of subjects as more “warm,” “inviting,” “homey,” and “relaxing” than all other tested materials.
The preference for nature has a name: biophilia, which literally means “love of life.”
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
Project: Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA; Architect: Schrader Group Architecture
There is no bigger annual gathering of architects and design professionals in North America quite...read more
Image: Taliesin/Morgue File
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
The metal and glass S.R. Crown Hall of the Illinois Institute of Technology built in 1956, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Photo: Joe Ravi/Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0
A new report by the Metal Building Manufacturer's Association explains the entity's efforts in re...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
The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and...read more
This course provides step-by-step prescriptive advice to architects, engineers, and contractors o...read more
The system uses the bio-chemical process of photosynthesis to absorb CO2 emissions, while cultiva...read more
A broad array of new and improved ceiling products offers designers everything from superior acou...read more
The award recognizes the company for excellence in leveraging advanced Internet-connected technol...read more
Firestone Building Products Company, LLC announced that its Bristol, Conn. manufacturing facility...read more
The new concrete mix deforms instead of breaking, removing the threat of flying debris in an expl...read more
New structure of Johns Manville Engineered Products unit expected to enhance customer experiences...read more
The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor in...read more
The Harmonization Task Group will offer marketplace benefits including consistent messaging, simp...read more