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Construction Underway on New Williams Village East Residence Hall Designed by KWK Architects for University of Colorado Boulder

December 14, 2017 - in Buildings

(Webster Groves, MO) Construction is well underway on the 178,000-square-foot Williams Village East residence hall at the University of Colorado Boulder. KWK Architects is part of the design-build team, which also includes architect-of-record alm2s of Fort…

Western Specialty Contractors Working with Renowned Team to Restore Iconic May Company Building in Los Angeles, CA

December 13, 2017 - in Buildings

St. Louis, MO – Western Specialty Contractors branches in Los Angeles, CA and Seattle, WA are teaming up on a project to restore the historic May Company…

Video: Hudson Yards Vessel Time-Lapse

December 7, 2017 - in Buildings, Video

  Thomas Heatherwick’s $150 million Vessel sculpture has topped out only eight months after beginning construction. The freestanding staircase…

For a Better Climate: Norway to Build World’s Tallest Timber Building

December 7, 2017 - in Buildings, Featured, Structural components

“Mjøstårnet” will be more than 80 metres tall and stand 30 metres higher than what is today considered the world’s tallest timber building. “Mjøstårnet sets new standards for timber constructions. The building is the closest we come to a skyscraper…

Novel Approach to Concrete Protection Slows Deterioration in Harsh Conditions

December 6, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Using crystallising admixture and wax-based curing agents significantly improves the performance of concrete in harsh conditions, a new study from Brunel University London suggests. Researchers discovered that concrete facing a harsh environment – for example…

Pyramid-Shaped NYC Building Named World’s Best New Skyscraper

December 4, 2017 - in Awards, Buildings, Video

The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)-designed Via 57 West has been declared the world's best new skyscraper by information specialist Emporis during its annual Skyscraper Awards.

Daro Realty Launches Sustainability Initiatives For Its Nine Residential Buildings

December 4, 2017 - in Buildings

WASHINGTON - Daro Realty LLC, one of DC's oldest and most revered residential brands with nine buildings and 700 rental apartments under management, announced today a suite of measures aimed at reducing the environmental impact of its operations while enhancing…

Punch Bowl Social Stapleton Construction Time-Lapse

November 27, 2017 - in Buildings, Video

Watch Work Zone Cam's time-lapse movie for Punch Bowl Social Stapleton in Denver, Colorado. The "eat-ertainment" destination is located in the iconic Stapleton Air Traffic Control Tower building and features 32,000 square feet of dining, bar, bowling alley,…

New NEMA HDPE Conduit Guideline Published

November 23, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

IRVING, Texas  - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published its new Guideline for the Selection and Installation of Smooth-wall Coilable High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Conduit, NEMA TCB 4-2016.  Developed and written…

Commercial Real Estate Industry Continues to Make Progress in Reducing Energy Consumption, Carbon Emissions and Water Usage, Says New Analysis from Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center

November 22, 2017 - in Buildings

WASHINGTON — A new report from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance shows that several of the world’s leading commercial real estate owners and managers are making significant progress in reducing energy consumption,…