Researchers have turned to an ancient Roman concrete recipe to develop more durable concrete that lasts for centuries and can potentially reduce the carbon impact of the built environment.
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BD+C's John Caulfield interviews Les Hiscoe, CEO of Shawmut Design and Construction, about how his firm keeps projects on schedule and budget in the face of shortages, delays, and price volatility.
A consortium of construction firms, property developers, and building engineers have pledged to drive down the carbon emissions of concrete.
Aug 5, 2014
The new concrete mix deforms instead of breaking, removing the threat of flying debris in an explosive attack.
Jul 11, 2014
Kite Bricks proposes a more efficient way of building with its newly developed Smart Bricks system.
Jun 12, 2014
Constructing a concrete dome is a costly process, but this may change soon. A team from the Vienna University of Technology has developed a method that allows concrete domes to form with the use of air and steel cables instead of expensive, timber supporting structures.
May 15, 2014
At $94 a square foot and "virtually indestructible," some school districts in Utah are opting to build concrete dome schools in lieu of traditional structures.
Feb 14, 2014
Mill Junction will house up to 370 students and is supported by 50-year-old grain silos.
Feb 5, 2014
Formerly occupied by IBM, the 11-story Lakeside building is the new home for North Atlanta High School.
Feb 5, 2014
Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requirements, has opened the door for the so-called "superslim skyscraper."
Jan 28, 2014
2014 predictions for skyscraper construction: More twisting towers, mega-tall projects, and 'superslim' designs
Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction forecast for the worldwide high-rise industry.
Jan 24, 2014
The American Concrete Institute (ACI), an organization whose mission is to develop and disseminate consensus-based knowledge on concrete and its uses, is finalizing a completely reorganized ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.
Jan 7, 2014
BD+C editors offer a roundup of new products and case studies that represent the latest breakthroughs in concrete technology.