Construction

Building Layers: 5 Homes Showcasing Stucco Masonry Construction

<i>Looking to find the perfect stucco for your next project? Search options on</i> <i>Architizer’s new community marketplace for building-products. Click here to see if you qualify. It’s free for architects</i>.<p>Specifying a beautiful stucco façade begins with adherence and bond. While stucco has gained a bad rap, …

Architecture

Corn Walls And Rice Bricks: Tomorrow’s Cities Will Be Built From Crops

Arup believes the construction industry is ripe for circular economies.<p>Today, pineapple, potatoes, mushrooms, corn, oranges, and bananas are staples of the produce aisle. Tomorrow, they might be the backbones of our cities, according to a new report from Arup. In <i>The Urban Bio Loop</i>, the engineering …

Sustainability

From seeds to skyscrapers, these wooden towers are eating CO2

Timber towers are branching out around the world. Designed to trap thousands of tonnes of carbon within their walls, wooden skyscrapers are more than …

Death toll from Malaysia construction site landslide at 11

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Eleven foreign workers were killed in a landslide at a construction site in northwest Malaysia on Saturday, authorities said.<p>Earlier estimates had put the George Town death toll at 14, but three workers had managed to escape, said Ervin Galen Teruki, deputy operations head …

Malaysia

Stefano Boeri imagines dome-covered Mars colony with "vertical forests"

Stefano Boeri has suggested that a "new Shanghai" made up of "vertical forests" could be built on Mars, should rising sea levels render Earth …

Exploration

(Video) Spurs stadium construction update – 21st October

It has been ten days since we last brought you a video update of the new Spurs stadium development and this morning, Chris Cowlin has once again been …

2 Construction Trends that Could Affect Your Business

While growth in the construction segment is a good sign, it comes with a new set of challenges that the industry needs to address. Managing costs and …

Construction Industry

Temporary Workshop & Recreation Centre of Qianyi Farm / Big Smallness Studio + Wuhan ADAP Architects

<b>Low Cost, Low Technology and Reversibility Construction</b><p>The project is located in Hubei Qichun mountain area, in the Qianyi abandoned primary school …

Southcentral companies get biggest Eielson contracts

FAIRBANKS — The F-35 construction boom at Eielson Air Force base as been good for Alaska businesses this summer, but so far southcentral contractors …

Alaska

Maine Boatbuilding Traditions - Maine Folklife Center - University of Maine

<i>*Note: PDF transcripts for the starred people quoted below can be found at the bottom of the page.</i><p>During the winter of 2003 and 2004, Pauleena …

Sailing

Green Building in the Transportation Industry

As the number of travelers continues to rise, the need for green construction ups as well.

International Air Transport Association

3 campus buildings receive LEED Gold certifications for sustainability

Three CU Boulder buildings where missions center largely on sustainability all recently garnered recognition from the United States Green Building …

Sustainability

4:04pm: A Worker Has Died Today After Falling From A Building At A Construction Site In Miami Beach by WLRN - Listen to music

Miami Beach

Teens accused of tossing rocks from overpass, killing construction worker

Several Michigan teens are accused of killing a construction worker on his way home from work after they tossed a huge rock from an interstate overpass that crashed through the windshield of the car the father of four was traveling in.<p>Law enforcement sources said the alleged rock-throwers, who were …

News (U.S.)

Building Costs Soar to Four-Year High After U.S. Storms

A confluence of disasters is giving the U.S. construction industry a strong dose of inflation. Higher costs of lumber and wood products for framing …

United States

Nine Radiant Case Study Buildings Demonstrate Energy Efficiency and Occupant Satisfaction – Centerline

As part of a four-year study on the design and operation of radiant systems, CBE in collaboration with the New Buildings Institute (NBI) and TRC …

UC Berkeley

Pitch Perfect: Creating the Ultimate Sales Pitch to Sell Your Drone Mapping Services

The drone industry is quickly becoming a crowded marketplace. So far, more than 60,000 pilots have been certified by the FAA to fly drones …

Drones

Opinion: The only way to future proof the UK construction industry is to wake up to the benefits of tech innovation

The UK Construction market is contracting.<p>If this is to be a period of prolonged downturn in construction activity while we await the outcome of …

Construction Industry

How to Specify: Affordable Housing

Designing for subsidized housing presents architects with a fundamentally different challenge than what they might be accustomed to in the free market. While most design requirements appear identical to those for market-rate housing, subsidized housing is bound by many inconspicuous factors unique …

Housing

Construction worker falls 10 stories to his death in Miami Beach

Friday saw two deaths in the South Florida area, both as a result of falling from heights.<p>A construction worker plunged 10 stories to his death from …

Miami Beach

Sustainable Concrete Solutions Contribute to LEED for Homes Certification

<b>Sustainable Concrete Solutions Contribute to LEED for Homes Certification</b><p><b>By Donn C. Thompson AIA, LEED AP</b><p>Residential architects and builders have the …

Construction inspector dies after fall from overpass on SR 826

A construction inspector that fell off the Palmetto Expressway at an overpass near Northwest South River Drive Friday morning has died from his …

Passivhaus News

Greenlight for new Sutton Secondary vying for Passivhaus 1st<p>A major new £36m secondary school in Sutton has successfully received planning …

Education

Hurricanes, wildfires hit construction industry hard

Before the devastation of California's fires and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a key segment of the economy, the construction industry, was struggling with a worker shortage.<p>Now the 1-2-3 punch of natural disasters near major metropolitan areas is expected to make building projects even more time …

News (U.S.)

Construction of transition houses for Marawi residents begins

Watch also in iWantv or TFC.tv<p>The government has started the construction of temporary shelters for displaced Marawi residents. But as Kori Quintos …

Philippines

Construction is as far from a Silicon Valley darling as you can get—and that’s why it’s ready for automation

Construction technology may seem like the opposite of a traditional Silicon Valley sweetheart, but a new startup views it as untapped potential.<p>Built Robotics, which dubs itself “a new kind of construction company,” is using automation to add efficiency and safety to increasingly dangerous …

Silicon Valley

"Autotuned Architecture" Is Endangering the Craft of Architectural Construction

<i>This article was originally published by Common Edge as "Separating Architecture From the Building Arts Produces Soulless Structures."</i><p>Truth be told, …

Real Estate

Vallejo firm bets on modular housing to meet critical shortage - SFGate.com

For decades, developer Rick Holliday has been one of the Bay Area’s most prolific and forward-thinking builders of both market-rate and affordable housing, creating thousands of units from West Oakland and Emeryville to San Francisco’s South of Market and Bayview districts.<p>Now Holliday is betting …

San Francisco

This ex-Googler is bringing self-driving excavators to construction sites

Noah Ready-Campbell's first job out of college was at Google. It was 2010, the year the company touted its plan -- or then, what seemed like a …

Watch This New Gorgeous 4K Aerial Footage of the Apple Park Campus

Matthew Roberts' 4K aerial footage of the new Apple Park Campus is a gorgeous update on the progress being made there.<p>Matthew Roberts<p>Marco …

Autos