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Five Things Construction Specialties Learned from Shaking a 10-Story Building

Construction Specialties (CS) is the only manufacturer in the market that can claim its modular stair system can withstand 100 earthquakes. Thanks to extensive practical testing conducted this spring at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) on the tallest building ever to be seismically tested, CS has identified five significant insights that will impact all future research and development in stair solutions.


NIST investigation of Champlain Towers South collapse indicates no sinkhole

Investigators from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) say they have found no evidence of underground voids on the site of the Champlain Towers South collapse, according to a new NIST report. The team of investigators have studied the site’s subsurface conditions to determine if sinkholes or excessive settling of the pile foundations might have caused the collapse. 

Apr 3, 2012

Educational facilities see long-term benefits of fiber cement cladding

Illumination Series panels made for a trouble-free, quick installation at a cost-effective price. The design for Red Hawk Elementary School stems from the desire to create a vibrant place for kids to learn. In an effort to achieve this design, RB+B Architects selected Nichiha USA to provide a durable yet modern, contemporary exterior finish.

Mar 22, 2012

Hawaiian architecture firm chooses FRP trellis system over traditional materials

MGA Architecture plans to add five more trellis systems on the neighboring building. 

Tim Gregorski | Mar 16, 2012

The ceiling fan, reinvented

Big Ass Fans has successfully scaled down the systems and technology used in its large diameter,…
Mar 16, 2012

Marvin Windows and Doors accepting entries for fourth-annual myMarvin Architect’s Challenge

Architects in U.S. and abroad offered the chance to showcase their very best work.

Mar 13, 2012

Commercial glazer Harmon expanding into Texas

Company expanding into the Texas market with a new office in Dallas and a satellite facility in Austin.

Mar 12, 2012

Improving the performance of existing commercial buildings: the chemistry of sustainable construction

Retrofitting our existing commercial buildings is one of the key steps to overcoming the economic and environmental challenges we face.

Mar 5, 2012

Franklin Institute in Philadelphia selects Skanska to construct new pavilion

The building has been designed by SaylorGregg Architects and will apply for LEED Silver certification.

Mar 1, 2012

Intelligent construction photography, not just pretty pictures

Our expert tells how to organize construction progress photos so you don’t lose track of all the valuable information they contain.

Feb 26, 2012

Milwaukee U-Haul facility receives LEED-CI Silver

The new elements of the facility now include: efficient lighting with day-lighting controls and occupancy sensors, a high-efficiency HVAC system used in conjunction with a newly constructed thermal envelope to help reduce energy consumption, and the installation of low-flow fixtures to reduce water consumption.

Feb 22, 2012

Suffolk awarded Boston post office renovation project

Renovation of art deco landmark will add 21,000 square feet of retail and 110 new parking spaces.