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Construction Processes, Design

Report: Expect more and taller skyscrapers

August 28, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Building to great heights requires a great degree of innovation and as contractors build higher, they must acquire the necessary expertise. For example, standard elevator rope cannot be used for a single ground floor-to-top floor trip in supertall buildings like […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

$3B Hudson Yards tower tops July’s construction starts

August 20, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In April, The Spiral’s developer Tishman Speyer secured a $1.8 billion construction loan from private equity company Blackstone, adding to the $2 billion of equity Tishman Speyer has sunk into the project. Chinese investors have also put an undisclosed amount […]


Construction Techniques

University of Hawaii’s new Administration & Allied Health Building nears completion

April 18, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

The University of Hawaii West Oahu campus is nearing the completion of its newest building, the 43,000-sf Administration and Allied Health Building. The new $36 million facility consolidates office space for campus leadership into a single location and also provides […]


Sustainability

Los Angeles Takes Steps to Cut Building Emissions

February 23, 2018

Via: ENR

To meet Los Angeles’ sustainability plan and reduce greenhouse gas emissions—60% by 2035 and 80% by 2050—the city council is looking for ways to reduce the use of natural gas in buildings located within the city. On Feb. 6, it gave […]


Construction Processes, Design

Senior living design trends for 2018

February 1, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

A trend is defined as a state of fashion or the general direction in which something is developing or changing. At studioSIX5, an interior design firm focused on senior living facilities, designers are helping senior living communities stay fashionable and […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Why architects and engineers like metal building systems

January 15, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

From the stand-point of architects and engineers, there’s a lot to like about metal building systems.  The combination of design flexibility and high value-to-cost enable design professionals to provide their clients with cost-effective solutions for their practical and aesthetic requirements.Over […]


Sustainability

The rise of Britain’s sustainable homes: Building eco-friendly on a budget

January 9, 2018

Via: Construction Global

12% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from domestic buildings. The government has declared that by 2020, all homes must be zero carbon. That only gives the country two years left to reach this target. Here, shipping container experts Cleveland Containers, discuss […]


Construction Processes, Design

New building energy quotient portal gives quick analysis on energy performance

January 4, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

ASHRAE recently launched the Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) Portal. The tool provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score. “The primary goal of the Building EQ program is to promote more energy efficient buildings […]


Construction Techniques

Rebuild, retreat, or resist

December 6, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Houston is America’s fourth-largest city, thanks in part to its embrace of unfettered growth. But its swagger got doused during the last week of August, when Hurricane Harvey dropped more than 50 inches of rain, bringing a drenched and debilitated […]


Construction Processes, Design

Why supertall towers have super-fast elevators

September 13, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Building designers are in a race to the top, and the vertical transportation industry is right there with them. That’s led to innovations like carbon-fiber cables and magnetic levitation systems, which replace hefty steel ropes, as well as destination dispatch […]