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Building Owners

| Dec 2, 2014

First existing multifamily buildings to earn Energy Star certification unveiled

River City in Chicago is one of 17 existing multifamily properties to earn Energy Star certification, which became available to this sector on Sept. 16 via a scoring system for multifamily properties that Energy Star and Fannie Mae had been developing for three years.

| Dec 2, 2014

Nashville planning retail district made from 21 shipping containers

OneC1TY, a healthcare- and technology-focused community under construction on 18.7 acres near Nashville, Tenn., will include a mini retail district made from 21 shipping containers, the first time in this market containers have been repurposed for such use. 

| Dec 2, 2014

Nonresidential construction spending rebounds in October

This month's increase in nonresidential construction spending is far more consistent with the anecdotal information floating around the industry, says ABC's Chief Economist Anirban Basu.

| Dec 2, 2014

Hoffmann Architects announces promotions

The architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors announces the promotion of members of its Connecticut staff. 

| Dec 2, 2014

SPARK designs urban farming housing for Singapore’s elderly population

The proposal blends affordable retirement housing with urban farming by integrating vertical aquaponic farming and rooftop soil planting into multi-unit housing for seniors.

| Dec 1, 2014

9 most controversial buildings ever: ArchDaily report

Inexplicable designs. Questionable functionality. Absurd budgeting. Just plain inappropriate. These are some of the characteristics that distinguish projects that ArchDaily has identified as most controversial in the annals of architecture and construction. 

| Dec 1, 2014

Skanska, Foster + Partners team up on development of first commercial 3D concrete printing robot

Skanska will participate in an 18-month program with a consortium of partners to develop a robot capable of printing complex structural components with concrete. 

| Skanska Dec 1, 2014

How public-private partnerships can help with public building projects

Minimizing lifecycle costs and transferring risk to the private sector are among the benefits to applying the P3 project delivery model on public building projects, according to experts from Skanska USA. 

High-rise Construction | Dec 1, 2014

ThyssenKrupp develops world’s first rope-free elevator system

ThyssenKrupp's latest offering, named MULTI, will allow several cabins in the same shaft to move vertically and horizontally.

| Nov 29, 2014

20 tallest towers that were never completed

Remember the Chicago Spire? What about Russia Tower? These are two of the tallest building projects that were started, but never completed, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The CTBUH Research team offers a roundup of the top 20 stalled skyscrapers across the globe.

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