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| Jun 12, 2014

Austrian university develops 'inflatable' concrete dome method

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

'Virtually indestructible': Utah architect applies thin-shell dome concept for safer schools

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

Must see: Developer stacks shipping containers atop grain silos to create student housing tower

Mill Junction will house up to 370 students and is supported by 50-year-old grain silos.

| Feb 5, 2014

Extreme conversion: Atlanta turns high-rise office building into high school

Formerly occupied by IBM, the 11-story Lakeside building is the new home for North Atlanta High School.

| Feb 5, 2014

7 towers that define the 'skinny skyscraper' boom [slideshow]

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

Structural concrete requirements under revision: ACI 318 standard

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

Concrete solutions: 9 innovations for a construction essential

BD+C editors offer a roundup of new products and case studies that represent the latest breakthroughs in concrete technology.

| Dec 12, 2013

Book announcement: The economic performance of sustainable construction

Thirty specialists from around the world challenge the question of (higher) costs related to sustainability of the built environment

| Dec 10, 2013

16 great solutions for architects, engineers, and contractors

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traffic in public restrooms, these ideas are noteworthy for creative problem-solving. Here are some of the most intriguing innovations the BD+C community has brought to our attention this year.

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