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Lowering the Carbon in Concrete

June 22, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

 Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle. But concrete can become a significant source of carbon. Andy Spencer, Sustainability Director for CEMEX UK and Chair of…

Metsä Wood Launches ‘Open Source Wood’

June 20, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

A pioneering open innovation project to accelerate growth in large scale wood construction. Metsä Wood’s Open Source Wood initiative is a call to action…

JEC Group Publication: A New Book On the Growing Use of compositeS in Construction

June 15, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

JEC Group is launching the first ever book on the growing use of composites in architecture: “The Future of Building: The Growing Use of Composites…

Aircuity Announces its Airside Efficiency Platform to Improve Energy Efficiency and Indoor Environmental Quality

June 13, 2017 - in Buildings, News, Projects

NEWTON, Mass., USA – Aircuity, maker of smart automated airside solutions, announces that its airside efficiency platform has been included in a major retrofit project by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The NRC’s building in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan…

Viewpoint, BKD & FMI Corporation Form Industry Alliance to Address Construction Productivity Issues

Portland, OR - Industry leaders Viewpoint, BKD LLP & FMI Corporation have teamed up to perform deep research into construction productivity issues in order to make practical recommendations for areas of improvement. The lag in global construction productivity…

Paradigm Housing Delivers Digital Transformation with LANSA’s Low-Code Development Platform

June 8, 2017 - in Buildings

St. Albans, UK  – LANSA today announced that its customer, Paradigm Housing, has delivered the next phase of its Digital Transformation Programme – a Customer Portal and a mobile workforce solution - using LANSA’s Low-Code Development Platform.…

Thornton Tomasetti Receives 3 Awards at the 2017 SEAOI Awards Banquet

Thornton Tomasetti's Chicago office picked up 3 awards at last night's Annual Awards Banquet, produced by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois and held at 610 S. Michigan Avenue. Wrightwood Art Gallery received the Outstanding Project Award in…

Building Skyscrapers on Chicago’s Swampy Soil

May 30, 2017 - in Buildings

Editor's note: This was piece was produced in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, which provided research, expertise and other assistance during its development. From his office tower in downtown Chicago, Mike Vendel has no reason to doubt…

Adolfson & Peterson Construction Tops Out Inova II Office Building

May 30, 2017 - in Buildings

Centennial, Colo.– Signifying the construction milestone of being approximately halfway through construction, the Inova II Office building celebrated its topping out. The structure will be southeast Denver’s newest innovative suburban class-A office building,…