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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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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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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