Elon Musk reveals plans to create bricks for low-cost housing | Dezeen

Billionaire Elon Musk has announced plans to turn dirt excavated by The Boring Company into a cheap building material. India Block Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced plans to turn dirt excavated by his tunnel-digging enterprise The Boring Company into a cheap...
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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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Trump’s Steel Tariff Will Make Construction More Expensive

Increases caused by the new tariffs threaten to make many projects unaffordable. This story was originally published in Concrete Construction Construction costs escalated in February, driven by price increases for a wide range of building materials including steel and aluminum,...
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Prices for Wood, Other Construction Materials far Outpace Other Commodities, BLS Says

Government’s latest PPI report shows annual price hikes of as much as 27% By Craig Webb Wholesale prices for construction products–particularly wood–have risen several times faster than for wholesale goods overall, today’s Producer Price Index report...
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USGBC: Report Says Cities Can Save Billions With Sustainable Surfaces

Smart surface technologies would also cut greenhouse gasses while achieving transformative benefits like making cities cooler, more resilient, healthier and more equitable. A new report released Tuesday, Delivering Urban Resilience, authored by Capital-E, quantifies the range of...
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Material Trends to Watch in 2018

From algae-derived plastics to biomimetic insulation, these materials will likely make a splash in design and construction this year. By Blaine Brownell “Creativity is the unique and defining trait of our species,” writes biologist E.O. Wilson in The Origins of Creativity...
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Top Building Product Brands Specified by Architects

A survey conducted by ARCHITECT’s publisher, Hanley Wood, reveals the most popular brands used by architects—and why. By Selin Ashaboglu In an industry brimming with products, architects have a wealth of manufacturers and brands to specify in their projects. How do design...
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How mass timber could transform our cities (really). Recreation of Maison Dom-Ino in wood at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale (Courtesy Ventana blog)

How mass timber could transform our cities (really) – Archpaper.com

By Matt Shaw This is a preview of our special November timber issue. Mass timber is having its Maison Dom-Ino moment. At the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, a curious structure sat on the grass near the international pavilion in the Giardini. It was an engineered timber...
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Building Codes that Promote Resilient Design Still Get a Mixed Reception | Architect Magazine

Five years after Hurricane Sandy—and in the wake of a brutal hurricane season—architects face both forward and backward momentum in their efforts to champion resilient design standards. By Mary Catherine O’Connor Just days before Hurricane Irma made landfall, Michael...
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Tall Timber Construction Code is Still Thinking Small | Architect Magazine

With improved fire safety and proven superior energy performance, tall timber is growing in popularity, but can construction codes keep up? By Ian Spula Mass timber has been on the move in Europe and Canada for some time, where the intersection of energy savings and renewable...
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