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Multifamily Housing

Biden administration beefs up energy efficiency standards on new federally funded housing

The Biden Administration recently moved to require more stringent energy efficiency standards on federally funded housing projects. Developers building homes with taxpayer funds will have to construct to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2021 for low-density housing and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers ASHRAE 90.1 for multi-family projects. 

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As cities grow ever more crowded, multifamily housing construction is more necessary than ever. Finding ways to compress housing into smaller spaces while still creating true homes calls for a complex blend of innovative design and engineering.


Feb 18, 2013

Top 10 kitchen and bath design trends for 2013

Gray color schemes and transitional styles are among the top trends identified by more than 300 kitchen and bath design experts surveyed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).

Feb 15, 2013

Could the student housing boom lead to a bubble?

Student housing has been one of the bright spots in the multifamily construction sector in recent years. But experts say there should be cause for concern for oversupply in the market.

Feb 13, 2013

China plans new car-free city

A new urban development near Chengdu, China, will provide new housing for ~80,000 people, surrounded by green space.

Feb 13, 2013

'Vegetative tower' apartments to revive NYC site

A Manhattan site formerly slated for development with a "tower of cubes"—a now-defunct project by Santiago Calatrava—will be revived with a 998-foot, 300,000-sf apartment building by Morali Architects.

Feb 5, 2013

8 eye-popping wood building projects

From 100-foot roof spans to novel reclaimed wood installations, the winners of the 2013 National Wood Design Awards push the envelope in wood design.

Jan 31, 2013

Map of U.S. illustrates planning times for commercial construction

Stephen Oliner, a UCLA professor doing research for the Federal Reserve Board, has made the first-ever estimate of planning times for commercial construction across the United States.

Jan 31, 2013

More severe wind storms should prompt nationwide reexamination of building codes, says insurance expert

The increased number and severity of storms with high winds nationally should prompt a reexamination of building codes in every community, says Mory Katz, vice president, Verisk Insurance Solutions Commercial Property, Jersey City, N.J.

Jan 29, 2013

Trinitas and Harrison Street Break Ground Near University of Kentucky

The 699-bed Collegiate on Angliana, with an anticipated opening date of August 2013, will serve students attending the University of Kentucky (UK).

Jan 23, 2013

Music-Inspired Apartment Complex Completed in Tampa's Tempo District

Named in honor of jazz artist Ella Fitzgerald, Ella at Encore is the first building to rise from plans to develop a mixed-use, mixed-income urban village in the community.

Dec 6, 2012

Suffolk Construction awarded Phase Two of Boston’s Old Colony redevelopment project

Project team breaks ground on South Boston public housing project designed for energy efficiency.

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