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Video: Secrets of the Parthenon

October 11, 2019 - in Buildings, Video

The Parthenon, the icon of Western civilization, which stands in splendor on Acropolis Hill in Athens, has stood for for 2,500 years, miraculously surviving the ravages of time, nature and mankind. For decades, engineers, architects and scientists have…

Strengthening Contractor and Owner Relationships Drives Greater Success in Multi-Site Construction Programs

October 4, 2019 - in News, Project management

A new study reveals over 70% of owners and contractors agree that better communication and coordination across complex projects can significantly improve…

LSU Researchers Continue Work on Bendable Concrete, Add Sugarcane Byproducts to the Mix

BATON ROUGE, La. - Work on developing an engineered cementitious composite, or bendable concrete, for mass adoption by LSU Construction Management researchers…

Video: How to Restore an Earthquake-Destroyed UNESCO Heritage Palace

October 2, 2019 - in Buildings, Featured, News, Video

Originally built in 1908, Gaddi Baithak reflects the influence that European architecture had on Nepal at that time. Primarily composed of brick with alternating mud and lime mortar layers, the building includes a double-height great hall with timber trusses,…

ACI to Develop Precast Structural Concrete Code

September 30, 2019 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.  – The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the formation of a new committee whose mission is to develop and maintain structural concrete code requirements unique to the design of precast concrete.  ACI Committee…

GrapheneCA Supplies Major Construction Built with Graphene

September 27, 2019 - in Buildings, News

NEW YORK - Graphene supplier and manufacturer GrapheneCA was the sole provider for all of the graphene used in one of the first major commercial constructions to make use of the miracle material. A new convention center Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI start…

The Canadian Parliament Buildings – Ottawa, Canada

September 20, 2019 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Cintec West Block Restoration The West Block was constructed between 1860 and 1865. In 1897 the building was damaged by fire. The West Block is one of the three buildings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario that forms the Parliamentary precinct. The West…

Sports Stadiums Subject to Damage From Elements, Wear and Tear From Fans

September 18, 2019 - in Buildings

St. Louis, MO -  Large crowds and the elements can make any sport played in a stadium that much more exciting. But after the season ends, the wear and tear that these stressors can have on the stadium can quickly be seen. Most sports stadiums in the United…

KWK Architects/TKDA Design Team Transforms University of Minnesota’s Historic Pioneer Hall into Contemporary Space for Today’s Students

September 18, 2019 - in Buildings, News

St. Louis, MO - The University of Minnesota’s 90-year-old Pioneer Hall opened its doors to incoming freshmen following a much-needed expansion and renovation. KWK Architects led the design effort on the project, partnered with architecture/engineering firm-of-record…

Cutwork Designs Pioneering ‘Just-Add-Water’ Refugee Shelter

September 13, 2019 - in Buildings, News

Cutwork, the award winning architecture and design studio, has developed a pioneering self-built, low-cost, long-term, ‘just add water’ housing solution to help address the critical humanitarian crisis in refugee housing. Its innovative pioneering design…