Construction

Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire

The type of siding or "cladding" used on the Grenfell Tower in London — and suspected of feeding the massive fire that killed dozens of residents — is not allowed on the exterior of tall buildings across most of the U.S.<p>But a few states and the District of Columbia have relaxed their building codes …

Arconic knowingly supplied flammable panels for use in tower: emails

LONDON (Reuters) - Six emails sent by and to an Arconic Inc (ARNC.N) sales manager raise questions about why the company supplied combustible cladding to a distributor for use at Grenfell Tower, despite publicly warning such panels were a fire risk for tall buildings. The emails, dating from 2014 …

Business

LA is now home to the tallest building west of the Mississippi

The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened yesterday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new …

Architecture

Tower Block Cladding Tests See 27 Fail Fire Safety Checks, Government Confirm

Local authorities affected include Manchester, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Hounslow, Brent and Camden.<p>Twenty seven high-rise residential blocks have failed fire safety checks due to the cladding used on them, the government has announced, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze.<p>The towers are in 15 …

7 Things You Need To Know About Construction Recruitment Industry

Recruitment is an exciting and fast-paced industry, which means keeping up with the latest industry news can be challenging. This is even more …

Recruitment

Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning Melbourne | Ducted Heating & Cooling Systems

Ducted Heating and Cooling Systems by PolaAir<p>An all-in-one system, the ducted reverse cycle air conditioning units offered to Melbourne homes and …

Clean Energy

Stray Kitten Stuck on Roof of Building Lost His Meow Calling for Help...

A tiny kitten was stuck on the roof of a building in a construction site in Beirut Lebanon. He was meowing for days, hoping someone could help him …

Cats

Obama Foundation seeks library construction management firms

The Obama Foundation is looking for firms interesting in managing construction for the planned presidential library in Chicago.<p>The manager will join …

How small construction businesses are embracing digital transformation and boosting productivity

Construction is often thought of as a non-technical field, yet increasingly, small business owners are embracing software solutions to improve …

Project Management

How the London Building Fire Could Happen in America

In the early hours on June 14, 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters responded to a fire in Grenfell Tower in London. The fire started on the fourth …

News (U.S.)

These Elevators Can Move Up, Down — and Side to Side

Say hello to real life version of the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory elevator.<p>For more than 160 years, elevators have gone up and down.<p>But German …

Lessons of the Grenfell blaze: How can Canada’s thousands of aging towers be kept safe?

The Grenfell Tower fire in London last week was an unprecedented disaster: A newly refurbished apartment tower turned into a death trap.<p>Now one prominent architect is asking how Canada – which has thousands of towers similar to the one that burned in London, and that need work – can make sure such …

Fire Safety

How to Extract Maximum Value From Your BIM Investment

<b>Building Information Modeling (BIM) Is a Given</b><p>By improving accuracy and efficiency in the design phase, BIM processes increase productivity and combat shrinking profit margins. On this, the AEC industry is pretty much in agreement. Three quarters of design professionals report a positive ROI on …

Profit

After 3 years of construction, the Wilshire Grand Center opens its doors

<i>; Credit: ATOMIC Hot Links via Flickr Creative Commons</i>Andrea BernsteinAfter three years of construction, the Wilshire Grand Center opens its doors to …

Southern California

Person Who Parked BMW In Wet Concrete Not Pleased About Parking BMW In Wet Concrete

You’d think that, even without signs or cones or big yellow flashing warning lights, you’d be able to tell if you were parking in wet concrete …

Transportation

Passivhaus News

Verlands Road is certified<p>Designed by PHT member Sarah Small Architects, the 216m2 contemporary new build home accommodates 6 people and received …

Architecture

Construction tech company Aproplan closes €5 million Series A

Not so long ago the administration needed to run a major construction project relied almost entirely on pen, paper, excel spreadsheets and faxes. That has provided a huge opportunity for startups to take a stab at digitising the construction industry.<p>Brussels-based Aproplan, which bills itself as …

Technology

Enbridge to start construction this summer on Line 3 replacement pipeline

'I hope it's a positive note for everybody who's ... waiting for approvals,' says Hardisty mayor<p>Construction will start this summer on Enbridge's …

Canada

Frisco tops out construction on its tallest office tower | Real Estate

Frisco's tallest new office building is headed toward a finish.<p>Developer Hall Group said Thursday that it's topped out construction on the 12-story …

Real Estate

Tall buildings are becoming more common. They need not be dangerous

Death in the cityTall buildings are becoming more common. They need not be dangerous<p>With proper enforcement, fire regulations can keep tower-dwellers …

Business (UK)

Tech push for building sector

June 22, 2017 5:00 AM<br>The construction sector here needs a breakthrough in adopting new technologies - but it also needs a significant shift in …

Singapore

Using the Cloud to Meet Alternative Project Delivery Requirements

Design professionals like you are delivering projects in ways that are evolving. Just look at the projects you’ve done in recent years. Most likely, you’ve increased the number of projects completed using alternative project delivery requirements such as joint ventures, design-build and integrated …

Project Management

M.I.T.’s Volpe Center redevelopment likely to include Cambridge’s tallest building

500 feet!<p>M.I.T.’s plans for the 14-acre Volpe Center site in Kendall Square includes what would be the tallest building in Cambridge.<p>Recall that the university bought the site from the federal government in January, and the following month floated plans for up to 1,400 housing units as well as 1.7 …

Architecture

Monkstown semi-D sets deep retrofit example

Deep retrofit is the future, but we’ve a lot to learn. The term deep retrofit refers to an energy- efficiency upgrade that achieves dramatic savings …

Home Improvement

All-timber office building to be built in Brisbane

Fire and termites will be no threat to a nine-storey all-timber office block to be built in inner Brisbane, according to the construction team.<p>Taller …

Architecture

Zapa Concrete Holubice

A concrete plant shaped like four giant soldiers commemorates one of the most decisive battles of the Napoleonic Wars.<p>Zapa Concrete Holubice is …

Culture

NSW government fails to act on proposed building industry reforms for almost two years

The NSW government has failed for almost two years to implement reforms proposed by its own review into building industry standards, while presiding …

Fire Safety

Beers for Builders: PlanGrid Sponsored Happy Hour in Portland

Please join PlanGrid at Base Camp Brewing on Thursday 6/22 at 4pm for drinks and food with the CEO of PlanGrid and some of your peers in …

Tall timber: the world’s tallest wooden office building to open in Brisbane

Cross-laminated timber towers are becoming more popular thanks to benefits for the environment and occupants – but are they safe and strong enough?<p>The famous Queenslander tradition of building houses upon wooden stilts is escalating to a whole other level on Thursday – or 10 levels, to be exact.<p>The …

Learn About Seismic Design of Wooden Buildings With These Online Resources

With the aim of raising awareness and expanding knowledge about the advantages of wood in the built environment, reThink Wood has created an online …