Built Environment

Infrastructure for the Built Environment: Global Procurement Strategies : Global Procurement Strategies: Rodney Howes: 9780080461656: Telegraph bookshop

by Rodney Howes, Herbert Robinson<p>Throughout the world there is a growing demand for high quality public services to support socio-economic development. Infrastructure is central to improving the level of public services and the quality of the built environment. But in key areas such as transport, …

Sustainability

For Display Only: 7 Forward-Thinking Furniture Showrooms

One of the most important aspects of furniture design is the architecture around it. The role that furnishings play in an architectural project is well appreciated, but the reverse is not always understood. The built environment bears a great influence on the design, presentation and perception of …

Architecture

Artecology: new habitats for freshwater art and science

New life springing from an Artecology earth-cast pool. Image: Artecology<p>We’ve heard how aquatic habitat quality and connectivity is a key factor in …

Ecology

Aurecon Strengthens Business In Asia With New Leadership Appointments

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has announced new leadership appointments in Asia to strengthen its business in the …

Leadership

Learning from zoos – how our environment can influence our health

We are told that we are a nation of couch potatoes, lacking the will and the strength to turn around the obesity tanker. We all need a little help in …

Tom Hanks

Augmented Reality, Piezoelectric Power Could Enhance Built Environment

Emerging technologies will bring major changes to the real estate industry, prompting questions that people will be pondering over the coming months …

Augmented Reality

A Postal City in Transition

The James A. Farley Post Office opened in 1914 on Eighth Avenue between 31st and 32nd Streets in New York City, a few years after its neighbor, …

Architecture

All Your Questions Answered About LEED For New Homes

You may have heard the term LEED used to describe “green” or “sustainable” buildings. But what exactly is LEED and why would you choose to pursue it for your new home? We’re here to break down the mystery and clear up some questions you may have.<p>What is it?<p>LEED, or Leadership in Energy and …

Construction

Why Cities of the Future Could Be Very Lonely Places

And how shared spaces can help.<p>Social isolation is an epidemic that affects our mental and physical health, a wide-reaching problem that may get …

Cities

5 Daily Newsletters To Help You Power Through Your Architecture Job

How do you start your day? Chances are that between opening your eyes, getting out of bed, heading for a cup of coffee and brushing your teeth, …

Productivity

Sketching Tutorials to Keep You Filling up Your Moleskine

In an increasingly paperless world, architecture still relies on channeling ideas by hand. Sketching has endured as the method of choice for …

Architecture

How architects can take action on climate change

Architects have a big responsibility for the role the built environment plays in climate change. Globally, buildings consume 35 percent of all energy …

Climate

A Conditional Preservation for Ephemeral Sites

Abstract<p>Abstract:<p>The ephemerality of the built environment exists through a multitude of lenses and questions the presumed need for traditional …

Johns Hopkins University

Think Again - a Big Think Podcast # 96 – Sarah W. Goldhagen – Souls & Spaces

<b>Subscribe</b> on Google Play, Stitcher, or iTunes<p><b>Come talk to us</b> on Twitter<b>:</b> @bigthinkagain<p>Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative …

Podcasting

For Facility Managers, Internet of Things (IoT) Changes the Game

The IoT is everywhere in today's news (check out some of this month's IoT headlines). In the commercial and institutional real estate space, its most …

Internet of Things

Delos™ Invests in Finnish Smart Green Wall Company Naava and Introduces Cutting Edge Technology to U.S. Market

NEW YORK, Apr. 27 /CSRwire/ - Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm, today announces a strategic investment and collaboration with …

Innovation

From Superheroes To SuperMaterials: Five Super Materials With The Power To Change Our World

What's behind our current obsession with all things Superheroes, from the Marvel and DC comics spinoffs for TV and Film, to the more eccentric …

Sustainability

If you really respect Trump voters, tell them the truth

Struggling communities deserve help, but nostalgia economics won’t work.<p>A wave of recent columns argue that what Trump superfans — or at least some hazily imagined, hard-pressed Northern working-class version of them — really want is respect. By all appearances, though, the opposite is the case. …

Southern California

What nature can teach us about sustainability and innovation

We live in a world driven by technology and innovation, but what if the answers to some of our most complex questions, like how to build more sustainable communities with stronger and more efficient infrastructures, came not from algorithms and big data, but from nature?<p>It’s a question that Amina …

Ecology

The Journal of the National Institute of Buildings Sciences - December 2015 - 2

The Institute serves as an authoritative source for the private and public sectors to identify and resolve building process and facility performance …

Architect Q&A: CannonDesign’s Michael Tunkey, AIA

CannonDesign has come a long way since its founding by William Cannon, Sr. 100 years ago in Niagara Falls. Today, the firm has hundreds of employees …

Buffalo

Riding the Second Wave: From Environmental Sustainability to Human Sustainability

A few weeks ago, I was at the New York School of Interior Design for a conversation about sustainability. As we were talking, I sort of blurted out that I thought we were witnessing “the Second Wave of sustainability” when it comes to the built environment.<p>Heads in the audience bobbed up and down, …

Sustainability

Client as Critic: InsiteVR's Architectural Walk-Throughs Now Feature Sight Lines and Heat Maps

The use of virtual reality is quickly becoming a mainstay in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, with VR hardware and software by tech giants like Oculus, Samsung and Revit being adopted by firms across the country. Normally used in the entertainment sector for video …

Design

Caché’s Townhouse of Horror

<b>Construction anxiety may rival weather</b> as Seattle’s top conversational opener. Look anywhere and you see it: skeletal steel frameworks of towering …

Seattle

18 Cool Examples of Architecture for Kids

Designing for kids is certainly not child’s play. Whilst the design process is undertaken by adults, the end users are often children, such is the …

Parenting

BuiltWorlds 2017: Uniting the Construction Industry to Help Build a Better World

The second annual BuiltWorlds Summit will take place in Chicago from May 3 to May 5, 2017. Here, BuiltWorlds Contributing Editor Rob McManamy gives us an idea of what to expect in the WIndy City This Year.<p>For those of you who attended <i>BuiltWorlds</i>' first annual summit last April, the words that …

Construction

Too Clean for Our Children’s Good?

When a toddler’s pacifier falls out of his mouth and onto the ground, does it get confiscated and boiled by anxious parents or just licked off and reinserted by the more casually inclined?<p>Many parents, quite reasonably, worry about germs and dirt finding their way into a child’s mouth. But many …

Microbiome

Chance Brothers Glass Works

MADE received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for this project to explore the heritage of Chance Brothers Glassworks.<p>The company was one of …

Cities

2018 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Architecture

The Vilcek Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in the Arts and Humanities, this year awarded in …

Architecture

A Better Way to Map Humanity's Spread Around the Earth

Nighttime maps show where people have settled and built, but they miss a lot, too. A new campaign is turning to the crowd to identify where people move as the world population grows.<p>As the human population grows, so does its footprint. To map these changes, researchers often turn to satellite …

Geography