Tag: materials

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

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 […]


Chicago-area concrete producers, engineers union reach tentative agreement to end strike

July 26, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

For some time, Chicago-area builders relied on their sand and gravel stockpiles, but a month into the strike, contractors had to turn to other states to find materials for jobsites. Though some contractors found ways to continue concrete work, other […]

Construction Processes, Procurement

Developers, contractors go to great lengths to secure materials, appliances

June 8, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Before Miami-based Eden Multifamily had even begun site work on EDEN Crystal Lake in Port Orange, Florida in March 2021 (pictured above), it already had a container filled with fiberglass bathtubs ready and waiting to be installed in the apartments […]

Construction Processes, Design

How Siding Industry Innovations Have Elevated Exterior Home Design

June 6, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

Drive through any residential development today and you’ll be struck by the boldness of the colors and the diversity of materials that clad the exterior of new homes. This range of design opportunities extends to remodels as well, with homeowners […]


Materials, labor shortages threaten data center construction boom

June 1, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Flood noted that his firm’s data center clients still want to build. “They said that they have never been building at this pace, and that pace going forward is only going to increase,” Flood said. But the triple threat of […]


Applying Bricks to Facilitate a Sustainable Project

November 23, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

Generally made from kiln-fired clay, it is estimated that bricks have been used since 7000 BC, as examples were discovered in the ancient city of Jericho. Since then, bricks have been omnipresent in the history of architecture, combining constructive ease, […]

Construction Processes, Procurement

Locking in materials costs and trade partners early helps A&P mitigate shortages

November 2, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

For almost two decades, Will Pender has been preparing for his new role, Gulf States president at Adolfson & Peterson (A&P). After graduating from college, Pender started working at Seattle-based R.W. Beck, where his father was principal and senior director. […]


Behind the Increasing Demand for Resilient Construction

October 15, 2021

Via: gb&d magazine

You may have recently heard the term “resilient design” being used more frequently within the construction and architectural industries. And with extreme global weather events and consumer concerns regarding sustainability, discussion around best building practices and resilient construction and materials […]


Louisiana Contractors Brace for Impact On Labor, Materials in Efforts to Rebuild

September 17, 2021

Via: ENR

Between COVID-19, the five named storms that hit the state in 2020 and the industry’s ever-present labor shortage, Louisiana contractors have spent the last year trying to get by with a maxed-out workforce and pandemic-related supply chain shortages. Hurricane Ida […]

Construction Processes, Design, News

Materials at the Intersection of Nature, Technology, Art and Architecture

May 25, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

Popularly known as the lotus, the aquatic species Nelumbo nucifera has a useful particularity. Its leaves are self-cleaning, or ultra-hydrophobic. This means that no particles of dirt or water adhere to its leaf, which is especially useful in the humid […]

Construction Processes, Procurement

Rising materials prices and supply chain disruptions are hurting many construction firms

March 15, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Another round of steep price increases and supply-chain disruptions are wreaking hardships on contractors, driving up construction costs and slowing projects, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. The data comes […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

5 Signs You’re Overworking Your Construction Equipment

December 31, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

While early builders proved that construction with primitive tools and materials is possible, it would take them generations to accomplish what modern teams can do in a few months. Today’s equipment takes much of the weight off workers’ shoulders, but […]


Current model for storing nuclear waste is incomplete

January 27, 2020

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

The materials the United States and other countries plan to use to store high-level nuclear waste will likely degrade faster than anyone previously knew because of the way those materials interact, new research shows. The findings, published today in the […]


Kate Simonen: Climate Activist Rallied Industry to Reduce Embodied Carbon

January 24, 2020

Via: ENR

It has been a banner year for Kate Simonen and her burgeoning band of embodied carbon busters, bent on reducing the negative environmental impacts of building production. On Nov. 19, Simonen and her EC-reduction champions debuted the first free-to-use digital […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

New certification program for rigid core luxury vinyl tile

January 7, 2020

Via: BDCNetwork

The Resilient Floor Covering Institute and SCS Global Services have unveiled a new program to ensure the quality of Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) marketed and sold in North America. SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party certification and standards […]

Construction Processes, Design, Financial, Sustainability

Skanska’s Empire State renovation takes construction to another level

December 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Extreme heights, exacting materials and harsh winter weather were just a few of the challenges facing Skanska USA’s recent renovation of the observation deck on one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Adding to the constraints, the renovation of the […]

Construction Processes, Procurement

TMR report: Road marking materials market to earn $5.66bn by 2024

October 4, 2018

Via: Construction Global

featuredRoad marking materials market is expected to reach $5.66bn by 2024 according to a recent report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). TMR anticipates the vendor landscape of the global road marking materials market to be largely consolidated with major leaders […]

Construction Processes, Design

How a simple material solution made for a breezy lakefront retreat

September 7, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Great design doesn’t fight a site’s characteristics, it embraces them. That was the challenge facing Gus Starkey, a project designer at Texas-based architects Lake|Flato, and Glen Duecker, vice-president of Duecker Construction, in Texas, when they collaborated on a house in […]