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Construction Techniques

Concrete Benches: Furniture for Inside and Outside the Home

January 11, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Concrete is not purely a structural element. As we demonstrated in an article about kitchen projects using concrete countertops, the material is gaining significant traction in the world of residential furnishings and fixtures. To further exemplify this, we have curated […]


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What is ICC Certification?

January 10, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

Building and construction codes are ever-changing, and whether you’re building in California or Illinois there are differences in rules, but resources like the International Code Council (ICC) can help industry professionals navigate these regulations. In a world of codes, some […]


Construction Processes, Design

Can Architects Finally have a Seat at the Table? Labor Rights and Work Conditions in Architecture

December 29, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

The early stages of practicing architecture are often met with what many explain as “the slippery slope of being an architect”, where expectations do not at all meet reality of the profession and gets worse as the experience progresses. With […]


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The top 10 home building companies of 2021

October 11, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Despite unprecedented labor and construction materials shortages, business is booming for home builders across the country. Over the past 2 years, residential construction permits increased 36% nationally and the average value of a newly constructed single-family home increased by 7%, […]


Construction Techniques

Low-cost methods can have substantial impact on reducing embodied carbon

September 3, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Low- and no-cost measures can significantly reduce embodied carbon in mid-rise commercial office, multifamily, and tilt-up-style buildings, according to Rocky Mountain Institute. Whole-building design, material substitution, and specification strategies can chop embodied carbon by 24% to 46% in those building […]


Construction Processes, Financial, News

Biden Administration will make new investments in building energy efficiency

May 24, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

The Biden Administration recently announced new federal investments in building energy efficiency and electrification, as well as new opportunities to modernize homes and businesses. Among the initiatives is an interagency federal sustainability effort to develop the first-ever building performance standards […]


Construction Processes, Design

What is Architecture? According to our Readers

April 14, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

Continuing our quest to redefine how architecture is perceived nowadays and exposing the different notions out there, ArchDaily gave space for its users to answer four fundamental questions: “What is architecture? What can architecture do? What is your architectural position? […]


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Construction bidding activity ticks up in February

April 9, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

The Blue Book Network Velocity Index ticked up 0.5% to 100.9 in February from a revised 100.5 in January (December 2018 = 100). This the most stable the Index has been since before the pandemic began. The Blue Book Network […]


Construction Processes, Design

How the architecture and design community can contribute to the circular economy

April 7, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

In the not-too-distant past, it was common to view materials through a “cradle to grave” lens. Raw materials would be harvested and turned into products, which would then serve a purpose. These products would eventually break, wear out, or go […]


Construction Processes, Design

4 Signs You May Need To Repair Your Roof

February 25, 2021

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

Keeping your roof in good shape is one of the most important responsibilities you’ll have as a homeowner. With a good roof, you and your family will be protected from different weather conditions and remain comfortable indoors. A good roof […]