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Concrete | Jul 26, 2022

Consortium to set standards and create markets for low-carbon concrete

A consortium of construction firms, property developers, and building engineers have pledged to drive down the carbon emissions of concrete.

Green | Jul 26, 2022

Climate tech startup BlocPower looks to electrify, decarbonize the nation's buildings

The New York-based climate technology company electrifies and decarbonizes buildings—more than 1,200 of them so far.

Education Facilities | Jul 26, 2022

Malibu High School gets a new building that balances environment with education

 

In Malibu, Calif., a city known for beaches, surf, and sun, HMC Architects wanted to give Malibu High School a new building that harmonizes environment and education.

Shepley Bulfinch | Jul 26, 2022

Better design with a “brain break”

During the design process, there aren’t necessarily opportunities to implement “brain breaks,” brief moments to take a purposeful pause from the task at hand and refocus before returning to work.

Building Team | Jul 25, 2022

First Ismaili Center in the U.S. combines Islamic design with Texas influences

Construction has begun on the first Ismaili Center in the U.S. in Houston. 

Codes and Standards | Jul 22, 2022

Office developers aim for zero carbon without offsets

As companies reassess their office needs in the wake of the pandemic, a new arms race to deliver net zero carbon space without the need for offsets is taking place in London, according to a recent Bloomberg report.

Codes and Standards | Jul 22, 2022

Hurricane-resistant construction may be greatly undervalued

 

New research led by an MIT graduate student at the school’s Concrete Sustainability Hub suggests that the value of buildings constructed to resist wind damage in hurricanes may be significantly underestimated.

School Construction | Jul 22, 2022

School integrating conventional medicine with holistic principles blends building and landscape

Design of the new Alice L. Walton School of Medicine in Bentonville, Ark., aims to blend the building and landscape, creating connections with the surrounding woodlands and the Ozark Mountains.

Market Data | Jul 21, 2022

Architecture Billings Index continues to stabilize but remains healthy

Architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services in June, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Market Data | Jul 21, 2022

Despite deteriorating economic conditions, nonresidential construction spending projected to increase through 2023

Construction spending on buildings is projected to increase just over nine percent this year and another six percent in 2023, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). 

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