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Kimley-Horn eliminates the guesswork of electric vehicle charger site selection

Private businesses and governments can now choose their new electric vehicle (EV) charger locations with data-driven precision. Kimley-Horn, the national engineering, planning, and design consulting firm, today launched TREDLite EV, a cloud-based tool that helps organizations develop and optimize their EV charger deployment strategies based on the organization’s unique priorities.

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Jun 18, 2013

Turner report: Activity in urban markets driving construction cost increases

Turner Construction Company announced that the Second Quarter 2013 Turner Building Cost Index – which measures costs in the non-residential building construction market in the United States – has increased to a value of 859. This reflects a 1.18% increase from the First Quarter 2013 and 4.00% yearly increase from the Second Quarter 2012.

Jun 12, 2013

Sacred synergy achieves goals for religious education [2013 Building Team Award winner]

A renovation/addition project at Columbia Theological Seminary unites a historic residence hall with a modern classroom facility.

Jun 11, 2013

Music/dance building supports sweet harmony [2013 Building Team Award winner]

A LEED Gold project enhances a busy Chicago neighborhood, meeting ambitious criteria for acoustical design and adaptability.

Jun 11, 2013

Finnish elevator technology could facilitate supertall building design

KONE Corporation has announced a new elevator technology that could make it possible for supertall buildings to reach new heights by eliminating several problems of existing elevator technology. The firm's new UltraRope hoisting system uses a rope with a carbon-fiber core and high-friction coating, rather than conventional steel rope.

Jun 4, 2013

SOM research project examines viability of timber-framed skyscraper

In a report released today, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill discussed the results of the Timber Tower Research Project: an examination of whether a viable 400-ft, 42-story building could be created with timber framing. The structural type could reduce the carbon footprint of tall buildings by up to 75%.

May 17, 2013

40 Under 40: Meet the engineers

Learn about seven highly talented engineers who made Building Design+Construction's "40 Under 40" class for 2013.

Rob Cassidy | Apr 28, 2013

Can you guess how many LEED APs there are?

Go ahead, take a guess. 10,000? Way low. 50,000? You're still off by an order of magnitude. 100,000…
Apr 26, 2013

Schneider Electric to build new R&D Innovation Center in Andover, Mass.

ANDOVER, Mass. – April 26, 2013 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management,…
Rob Cassidy | Apr 13, 2013

More on your responses to '10 Buildings That Changed America'

Thanks for your thoughtful responses to the post about the upcoming PBS special, ’10 Buildings That…
Apr 10, 2013

23 things you need to know about charter schools

Charter schools are growing like Topsy. But don’t jump on board unless you know what you’re getting into.

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