Construction spending outpaced the nation's GDP growth in 2016, according to JLL's latest construction outlook. But spending remains uncertain this year, as the industry waits to see whether new policies on labor and trade emerge from the new administration. Image: Pixabay
Impacts on labor and materials costs at issue, according to latest JLL report.
Sherwood Park Mall, Alberta Canada - Pre-made Architectural Reveal Intersections kept the project on schedule while the mall remained opened during renovations.
With a tight school renovation budget and timeline, the Oak Grove Elementary cafeteria, designed...read more
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Fiber-reinforced plastic, 3D-printed stone, and programmable ink tiles are a few materials coming...read more
Antimicrobial products contain ingredients that may have adverse environmental or human health im...read more
The material is barely thicker than aluminum foil and can be economically manufactured for large-...read more
Rendering courtesy of Space Exploration Architecture
As setting foot on Mars becomes a more realistic goal, the search for how to best develop Archite...read more
A traditional wall with studs spaced 16 or 24 inches apart, such as the one shown above, can make plumbing and electrical work much more complicated. BamCore's Prime Wall System creates an empty wall cavity. Pixabay Public Domain
The company, BamCore, says its new product can save money and quicken the framing process.
Among the best building envelope products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report ar...read more
Pictured: Atlas Concorde - Marvel XL
Design styles such as bits & pieces, gritty chic, and metallics are among the ten tile trends...read more
Steel rods. Photo: PortlandBolt/Creative Commons.
Nonresidential construction price gains were largely driven by iron and steel prices and steel mi...read more
Construction in Asbury Park, N.J. Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons.
For assessing human health-related exposure scenarios for construction products.
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Bones and sea sponges are highly organized at the molecular level, while concrete consists of ran...read more
Bamboo used as scaffolding. Photo: Andy McDowall/Creative Commons.
Benefits include seismic resiliency and sustainability.
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It provides the steps architects should be taking to ensure change, promote openness, and increas...read more
For the first time since the recession, office deliveries outpaced office starts in 2015, according to JLL's latest construction report. Image: Pixabay
Its latest report cautions about ongoing cost increases related to finding skilled laborers.
Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...read more
The corporate headquarters of Johnson Controls in Glendale, Wis. Photo: Johnson Controls
The $20 billion deal is the latest corporate inversion maneuver.
Syndey Opera House. Photo: Mauro De Carvalho/Creative Commons
Large and small, some of the most iconic structures of all time were made of the composite buildi...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
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The Quartz Project’s collaborators, which include Google, hope these data will better inform desi...read more
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory uses a hot press to make spinel into conformable optics, like this flat sheet. "Ultimately, we're going to hand it over to industry," says Dr. Jas Sanghera, who leads the research, "so it has to be a scalable process." Photo: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Jamie Hartman
The material is made out of highly compressed aluminum powder.
The main exhibit hall is the Chicago Cultural Center, which opened in 1897 and served as the city’s main library until 1977. Photo by Adilla Menayang
From lightweight wooden pallets to the largest lengths of CLT-slabs that can be shipped across No...read more
ASHRAE released a guide on how to deal with designing, operating and maintaining buildings in cold climates. Photo: John W. Iwanski/Creative Commons.
Cold, remoteness, limited utilities, and permafrost addressed.
Portland's Framework, by Lever Architecture, was the West Coast winner of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. Rendering courtesy Lever Architecture.
Prize awarded for 10-story or higher wooden buildings
Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Structural Steel. Photo: PEO ACWA/Creative Commons
Next year's specification open for comments until Sept. 21
The latest report from Associated Builders and Contractors found that construction materials prices increased in May but remain down for the year. Image: Pixabay
Prices for inputs to construction industries rose by 1.1% in May—the largest month-over-month inc...read more
The Coltlite natural louvered ventilator provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire.
BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wa...read more
The three main massing elements (south bar, atrium, and north tower) are each designed with their own structural systems and floor-to-floor heights to maximize efficiencies. Image: Alene Davis
Morphosis Architects' Emerson College building in Los Angeles and the University of Delaware’s IS...read more
ALPOLIC® materials echo nature’s colors.
Strong, lightweight ALPOLIC materials honor the rugged Wasatch Mountains while standing up to the...read more