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Contractors | Mar 12, 2015

Construction demand exploding in 2015, but costs complicate recovery

Raw materials and labor costs temper expectations for soaring profits.

Codes and Standards | Mar 12, 2015

Energy Trust of Oregon offers financial incentives for net-zero buildings

The organization is offering technical assistance along with financial benefits.

Multifamily Housing | Mar 12, 2015

Multifamily construction has been a boon to L.A.’s economy

A new study finds that nearly one-quarter of Los Angeles’ population lived in rental homes and apartments in 2013, a number that undoubtedly has increased since.   

BIM and Information Technology | Mar 11, 2015

Google plans to use robots, cranes to manipulate modular offices at its new HQ

Its visions of “crabots” accentuate the search-engine giant’s recent fascination with robotics and automation.

Modular Building | Mar 10, 2015

Must see: 57-story modular skyscraper was completed in 19 days

After erecting the mega prefab tower in Changsha, China, modular builder BSB stated, “three floors in a day is China’s new normal.”

Metals | Gabe Savely Mar 10, 2015

Metal Building Systems: A Rising Star in the Market

A new report by the Metal Building Manufacturer's Association explains the entity's efforts in refining and extending metal building systems as a construction choice.

Retail Centers | Mar 10, 2015

Retrofit projects give dying malls new purpose

Approximately one-third of the country’s 1,200 enclosed malls are dead or dying. The good news is that a sizable portion of that building stock is being repurposed.

Museums | Mar 9, 2015

Architecture based on astronomy principles for new planetarium in Shanghai

The ancient Chinese civilization left some of the earliest records of humans studying the stars and skies. To exhibit this long history, a new planetarium and astronomy museum is planned for construction in Shanghai.

Architects | Mar 9, 2015

Study explores why high ceilings are popular

High ceilings give us a sense of freedom, new research finds

Office Buildings | Gensler Mar 7, 2015

Chance encounters in workplace design: The winning ticket to the innovation lottery?

The logic behind the push to cultivate chance encounters supposes that innovation is akin to a lottery. But do chance encounters reliably and consistently yield anything of substance?

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