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K-12 Schools | Feb 25, 2015

Polish architect designs modular ‘kids city’ kindergarten using shipping container frames

Forget the retrofit of a shipping container into a building for one moment. Designboom showcases the plans of Polish architect Adam Wiercinski to use just the recycled frames of containers to construct a “kids city.”

Cultural Facilities | Feb 25, 2015

Bjarke Ingels designs geodesic dome for energy production, community use

A new building in Uppsala, Sweden, will serve as a power plant during the winter and a venue for shows, festivals, and music events during the warm months.

Cultural Facilities | Feb 25, 2015

Edmonton considering 'freezeway' to embrace winter

If the new Edmonton Freezeway is constructed, residents will have an 11-km course that winds through the city and allows them to skate to work, school, and other city activities.

Building Team | Steven Burns | Feb 24, 2015

What your employees really want

Here are key aspects of a job that keep employees happy

Building Team | Feb 24, 2015

Call for entries: 2015 Giants 300 survey

The annual Giants 300 Report ranks the top AEC firms in commercial construction, by revenue. 

Feb 23, 2015

Where are the iconic green buildings?

What does a green building look like? How would you know one if you saw one? Maybe a trivial question to some, but of great interest to architects, designers, and other members of the Building Team as the rapid evolution of sustainable buildings continues apace.

Engineers | Feb 20, 2015

PwC reports record year for M&A activity in engineering and construction

Worldwide engineering and construction industries closed 218 M&A deals in 2014 worth more than $172 billion, according to a PwC report.

Building Materials | Feb 19, 2015

Prices for construction materials fall in January, following plummet of oil prices

The decline in oil and petroleum prices finally showed up in the produce price index data, according to ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.

Building Team | Steven Burns | Feb 17, 2015

Why diversity matters

Companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians.

Modular Building | Williams Scotsman | Feb 17, 2015

When lava flow in Hawaii threatens a public school district, officials turn to modular

Hawaii Modular Space, a Williams Scotsman company, designed temporary classroom space for the Pahoa and Keeau schools that would become displaced due to ongoing lava flow in Pahoa, Hawaii.

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