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Construction spending in South Florida skyrockets in April

Commercial construction tripled compared to April of last year By Amanda Rabines Construction spending was up 80 percent in South Florida in April compared to the previous year, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & Analytics. Residential construction experienced a...
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Drones will bring “profound change” change to architecture and cities, says Mark Dytham – Dezeen

Marcus Fairs Drones will transform the way buildings are designed, the way they look and the way they are used, according to architect Mark Dytham.Dytham, co-founder of Tokyo-based studio Klein Dytham Architecture, said that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) would soon replace road...
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A Secret Of Gothic Architecture Could Revolutionize Buildings Today

By Diana Budds Concrete is typically the default building material for tall structures, thanks to its strength and cost-effectiveness. But there’s one big trade-off: Heft. Conventional concrete construction requires significant mass and steel reinforcement, which takes up space...
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South Beach wants to save Art Deco gems before the seas rise. One solution: Jack them up | Miami Herald

By Andres Viglucci and Joey Flechas Decades after preservationists saved Miami Beach’s treasure-trove of Art Deco architecture from developers and politicians looking to tear it all down, they’re confronting a dire new menace: The relentless rise of the oceans that threatens to...
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Tesla’s new solar panels blend right into existing roofs – Curbed

The company is now taking custom quote requests by Jenny Xie Tesla’s potentially game-changing solar roof tiles have captured a lot of attention recently, but the company has just quietly debuted a solar option that could be a lot more practical for homeowners not looking to...
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The Art of Saving Energy and the Ingenuity for Saving Art

A nationally recognized art museum solves a historic design challenge with windows that offer modern energy savings. Brought to you by Graham Architectural Products In a recent ranking of university museums, The St. Louis University Museum of Art ranked No. 4 in the nation. Its...
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Materials Selection Decisions for Sustainable Buildings

Guidance for architects on selecting building materials that perform well and meet sustainability goals. Brought to you by American Chemistry Council From offices and apartment buildings to state-of-the-art healthcare and educational facilities, architects are designing...
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It’s official: The U.S. is in a massive building boom – Curbed

A new analysis reveals that increased construction spending is boosting the country’s economy at a rate not seen since 2008 By Barbara Eldredge The U.S. construction industry is alive and kicking. With new developments rising from coast to coast, construction is having a 21...
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Elon Musk Is Getting Into Architecture Now | Co.Design

Katharine Schwab Elon Musk’s latest venture is closer to home than his rockets. In a recent earnings call, he announced that SolarCity, his solar power company, is developing a “solar roof.” This represents Musk’s first real foray into architecture-scale...
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Construction workers prepare to hoist the first of 247 concrete beams for Brightline’s track at MiamiCentral

MiamiCentral gets its first train beam in downtown Miami – The Real Deal

Brightline service to West Palm Beach is expected to begin mid-year 2017 MiamiCentral, the development planning to connect downtown Miami to Orlando via a high-speed rail service, just received its first train beam. The massive concrete beam is one of 247 — averaging 73 feet long...
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