Artificial Intelligence Can Save Time and Money

From building to planning and design, these five AI-based strategies speed construction while lowering costs. By Peter Debney Artificial intelligence (AI) has impacted all sectors, including the construction sector. From building to planning to designing, artificial intelligence...
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Urban Land Institute Issues Final Report on Miami Beach's Resiliency Efforts: Highlights: maintain sense of urgency, expand tools, increase transparency

Urban Land Institute Issues Final Report on Miami Beach’s Resiliency Efforts

Susan Askew An independent panel of experts has released its final review and recommendations to improve Miami Beach’s efforts to combat sea level rise and other flooding challenges. The multi-disciplinary group, assembled by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and made possible by...
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Tips For Using Concrete in Architecture

Check out some tips on how to use concrete and get the most out of it.   by Matheus Pereira; Translated by Maggie Johnson   In the eyes of an architect, concrete is practically a fetish. Currently, it’s used in a wide range of projects and buildings, from...
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This Presentation Explains Exactly Where And How You Can Build Your 1,049-Foot Tower In Miami

If you’re looking to build a 1,000-foot tower in Miami but confused by height restriction rules, this presentation might be for you. It explains how two separate agencies oversee those restrictions, and how each has its own rules and approval process (although they do generally...
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AIA says EPA should impose a ‘blanket ban’ on asbestos

The national association of architects condemns the deregulation of the toxic building material By Alissa Walker In the latest deregulation effort by the Trump administration, the Environmental Protection Agency hopes to allow new products to be manufactured with asbestos, a...
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Asbestos poses a major health risk for everyone who comes into contact with it, both directly and indirectly. (Courtesy OSHA Safety Manual)

EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing

On June 1, the EPA authorized a “SNUR” (Significant New Use Rule) which allows new products containing asbestos to be created on a case-by-case basis. By Sydney Franklin Fast Company recently reported on the potential comeback of one of the most infamous building materials of...
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Traditionally low-tech construction industry attracts $1.3 billion in venture capital

In a bid to digitize building trades, investors have already bet big on the transformative power of new startups By Patrick Sisson Move over meal deliveries and mobility startups: The construction industry has become a new focal point for venture capital funds and tech...
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Is LEED Tough Enough for the Climate-Change Era?

Twenty years ago, the U.S. Green Building Council piloted its LEED certification, which has reshaped architecture and real estate. But how much does it dent buildings’ energy use? Brian Barth In the late 1980s, revolution was afoot in the world of architecture. It started when a...
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Wine Be Damned, Cork Is For Building

From flooring to façades, cork has entered the product arena as an environmentally friendly, viable construction option. By Blaine Brownell A decade ago, cork was in crisis. Though the material had been used in wine bottles for centuries, the Portuguese cork industry—which...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 21: Timber on the Rise, Part 6 – How to Design Commercially Viable Mass Timber Buildings

After serving as architect-of-record on the largest wood structure constructed in modern U.S. history, DLR Group principal Stephen Cavanaugh and his team are continuing that model in other cities. By ARCHITECT Staff ArchitectChats‘ Timber on the Rise series highlights...
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