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Construction Processes, Design

The New Normal: Touch-free Faucets for Restrooms in Public Buildings

November 21, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

After a few atypical years, the hustle and bustle of a day in the city is back to what it used to be: leaving the house and going to the office, taking the car, bus or plane, grabbing a quick […]


Construction Processes, Design

The Best Moisture Barrier for Protecting Concrete Slabs and Floors

November 11, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

Protecting the concrete slab and building interior from moisture sources below starts from the ground up. Below slab water vapor remediation after-the-fact is a complicated and costly fix. The small, upfront savings when choosing a minimal protection moisture barrier can […]


Construction Processes, Design

How Modular Plant Trays Simplify Green Roof Design

November 11, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

Green roofs have become increasingly popular in recent years with many proven benefits, including better stormwater management, a reduction in urban heat island effect, improvement in air quality, and enhanced urban amenity for building occupants. There is a perception that […]


Construction Processes, Design

Constructing With Concrete: Hardcore Projects and Products

November 1, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Widely recognized as being responsible for 8% of global CO2 emissions, concrete should be a blacklisted material, relegated to the shameful annals of architectural history. Rapid global urbanization, however, will ensure its unequaled production simplicity and structural strength help retain […]


Construction Processes, Design

4 Steps to Sustainable Bathroom Design for Commercial and Residential

October 26, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

Sustainable bathroom design covers everything from what materials a designer specs to how occupants feel in the finished space. Are materials off-gassing? Are they easy to clean? And what about accessibility? Designing more hygienic bathrooms is a top concern, especially […]


Construction Processes, Design

Angled Metal Panels for Modular, Creative and Sustainable Façades

October 20, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Blending in with its urban context or standing out to draw attention, a façade tells a building’s story. It is an expressive medium through which we engage with architecture, defining first impressions and setting the tone for the interior by […]


Construction Processes, Design

Topography, Legislation and Landscape: What to Consider When Building a House

October 19, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

One of the first decisions to be made when designing a house is where to place it on the site. Whether it’s a large or small plot, house placing impacts the architecture of the building itself and its relation with […]


Construction Processes, Design

Acoustic Building Blocks Unlock Design Potential

October 17, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

Noise is constantly around us, especially in the office, and these distractions become more detrimental if your office has an open office layout. This layout features no walls between desks, allowing increased sound from outside and office machines. Acoustic design […]


Construction Processes, Design

Creating and Managing Qualified Teams for Architectural Projects

October 13, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

From the first traces of a sketch to the ribbon cutting at the official inauguration, a building and its construction process goes through numerous steps. From understanding client demands, complying to local regulations, staying within budget, getting the necessary approvals […]


Construction Processes, Design

Tutoring with Timber: Using Wood in Schools

October 5, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

How does school design influence the process of teaching and learning? Understanding current educational design trends and methodologies is key to designing healthy spaces for students to develop their social and academic capacities. If we look at the evolution of […]


Construction Processes, Design

Why Gen Z Is Changing the Identity of Architecture

September 26, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Generation Z comprises people born after 1995. They grew along with the popularization of the internet and interact with the world by integrating all forms of available technology. The diversity of available media, the speed in information traffic, the interactivity […]


Construction Processes, Design

Materials and Construction Techniques of Brazilian Indigenous Peoples as a Future for Architecture

September 19, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

“We should admit nature as an immense multitude of forms, including each part of us, who are part of everything”, says Ailton Krenak, renowned indigenous leader, in his book Ideas to Postpone the End of the World. The culture of […]


Construction Processes, Design

Human-Centered Design: What Architects Can Learn from UX Designers

September 19, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

The architectural practice has always been rooted in what people now call “human-centered design”. The term, coined by Irish engineer Mike Cooley in his 1987 publication “Human-Centred Systems” describes a design approach around identifying people’s needs and solving the right […]


Construction Processes, Design

The Versatility of Reinforced Concrete in Five Architectural Uses

September 15, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Fundamental for the development of large metropolises as we know them today, cement is a material used historically, whose technological advances have revolutionized construction technique and technology of civil construction, enabling the verticalization of construction and the densification of urban […]


Construction Processes, Design

Repurposing Existing Buildings into Residential Projects by Innovating with Materials

September 15, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Considering the time, energy, and environmental impact of a construction process, architecture must explore different methodologies that work with the existing built environment. For example: how to give life to a forgotten building? Adaptive reuse gives new opportunities to abandoned […]


Construction Processes, Design

Carbon Fixers: Calculate the Carbon Impact of Your Building Designs

September 8, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Timber construction and its benefits is moving into the BIM space for even more sustainable uses. A new BIM-integrated web application, called Carbon Fixers (which expands on its Offsite Wood plug-in for Revit), pre-calculates the carbon-benefit of choosing timber and […]


Construction Processes, Design

Mapping Giant Esri Expands Further Into Design-Construction Space

July 19, 2022

Via: ENR

Last week, geographic information system and mapping technology provider Esri called upon attendees at its user conference in San Diego to use their geolocation and explanatory visualization skills to “map common ground.” That theme included Esri’s expansion of its design […]


Construction Processes, Design

Innovation in Sustainability is Driving Green Building Trends in the Construction Industry

July 1, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Global management consultancy McKinsey & Company in 2016 noted that the construction industry was ripe for disruption. Considered one of the world’s largest sectors, the forced advancement and adoption of innovative technologies have allowed the engineering and construction (E&C) industry […]


Construction Processes, Design

The Ultimate Guide to High-Performance Building Design

June 30, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

The term ‘high-performing’ may bring different images, ranging from a star student to a virtuosic violinist to a hard-working employee. As diverse as they may be, these ‘high-performing’ people have common attributes. A cut above the rest, they transcend expectations […]


Construction Processes, Design

Design-Build Helps Accelerate New Orleans Sound Stage Project

June 29, 2022

Via: ENR

Construction will wrap at the end of September on a $35-million renovation and expansion of Second Line Stages, a film and TV production facility in the heart of New Orleans, and those involved say effective communication and collaboration played an […]