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After 100 years, Sullivan County, New York is Finally Getting a New Jail

September 11, 2017 - in Buildings

MONTICELLO, N.Y.  (SEPTEMBER 2017) – Considering the old jail is at least 100 years old, Sullivan County knew years ago, it was essential to build a new, more modernized facility. Subsequently, after talking about it for decades, the Sullivan County…

Tsunami Ravaged City’s Architecture Preserved in Digital Archive

September 5, 2017 - in Buildings

AN emerging architectural research method is being used to document the architectural heritage of Indonesian buildings wiped out in the 2004 tsunami.…

$397 Million Adelaide Convention Centre Revamp Complete

August 31, 2017 - in Buildings, News, Projects

The $397 million redevelopment of Australia’s first convention centre has been completed a month out from a major international conference. The centrepiece…

Self-Consolidating Concrete for Cast-in-Place Bridge Components

August 31, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

The latest of TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Ready Results explores how NCHRP Report 819: Self-Consolidating Concrete for Cast-in-Place Bridge Components developed guidelines for using self-consolidating concrete (SCC) in cast-in-place…

Seventy-Percent of Contractors Have A Hard Time Finding Qualified Craft Workers To Hire Amid Growing Construction Demand, National Survey Finds

August 30, 2017 - in Buildings, Project management

Seventy percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released today by Autodesk and the Associated…

Old Chapel at UMass Amherst Receives LEED Gold Certification

August 24, 2017 - in Buildings

AMHERST, Mass - The renovation of the historic Old Chapel at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED rating system is the foremost…

$1 Billion Tower Lifts San Francisco Skyline to New Heights

August 17, 2017 - in Buildings, Video

More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building. The $1.1 billion skyscraper has already changed the city's…

U.S. Iron Ore Shipments Remain Strong; Overall Seaway Shipping up 18%

August 16, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Iron ore, dry bulk cargo and general cargo shipments remain strong on the St. Lawrence Seaway, with overall tonnage up 18 percent over last year.   The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation reports that cargo shipments from March 20 through July…

Construction Time-Lapse Video: University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics

August 14, 2017 - in Buildings, Video

See 31 months of construction is less than 1 minute with EarthCam's time-lapse movie of the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics. The building is a notable project for the school, as it is the first academic building on UK’s…

Video: Austin’s Tallest Tower

August 7, 2017 - in Buildings, Video

A San Antonio-based developer is planning a skyscraper in downtown Austin that would soar 850 feet high which, if built, would make it the city’s tallest building.