ArchitectChats Ep. 27: Dissecting the Code, Part 8 – Tall Buildings Get a Safety Check for Seismic Risk

San Francisco recently commissioned a landmark study to ascertain strategies to mitigate earthquake damage to buildings. Principal resilience analyst Danielle Mieler explains why architects and engineers in every city should read it. By Wanda Lau In season three of...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 26: Timber on the Rise, Part 9 – Behind the Scenes at Hampshire College’s Kern Center

Bruner/Cott Architects’ Jason Jewhurst and Hampshire College past president Jonathan Lash discuss the Living Building’s conception and impact on themselves and the greater community. By Wanda Lau ArchitectChats‘ Timber on the Rise series highlights innovations...

ArchitectChats Ep. 23: Dissecting the Code, Part 6 – Initiatives to Expedite the Review Process

Chief building officials from Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va., discuss e-permitting and single-day permitting evaluations to streamline code review for architects and builders. By ARCHITECT Staff Now in season three of ArchitectChats, we are continuing our Dissecting the...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 22: Timber on the Rise, Part 7 – Katerra Tackles the Inefficiencies of the Building Industry

The 2,000-person—and counting—technology and construction company is investing heavily in R&D and mass timber production and design, says Katerra Architecture president Craig Curtis. Today, the firm announced its acquisition of Michael Green Architecture. By ARCHITECT Staff...
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ICC Releases New Building Safety Podcast

ICC Pulse is a monthly podcast that offers listeners the inside scoop on the International Code Council and the building safety industry. By Lauren Shanesy In an effort to raise more awareness about building safety, the ICC released a new podcast Wednesday focusing on building...
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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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ArchitectChats Ep. 20: Dissecting the Code, Part 5 – Code Review, Meet Automation

Smartreview Inc. is digitizing one often-excruciating aspect of the building permitting process with its cloud-based Automated Plan Review software. By ARCHITECT Staff Now in season three of ArchitectChats, we are continuing our Dissecting the Code series, which highlights...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 13: Timber On the Rise, Part 1 – Dowel-Laminated Timber

Lucas Epp of StructureCraft Builders describes the science behind one of the newest mass timber products on the market, and how it could help change the face of timber construction. By ARCHITECT Staff ArchitectChats is kicking of our second four-episode series this season,...
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ArchitectChats Ep.12: Dissecting the Code, Part 2 – Energy Essentials for Designers

What must architects know about the different energy codes—ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, and IgCC—that projects and certification programs mandate? Building-performance expert Kim Shinn and architect and code expert Maureen Guttman distill the key points. By ARCHITECT Staff This is the...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 11: Dissecting the Code, Part 1 – Raising Expectations

By ARCHITECT Staff Can—and should—regulation raise the bar for building performance nationwide? Code experts Cindy Davis and Steven Orlowski discuss the obstacles and strategies. In the cutthroat world of development, architects are often asked to qualify and quantify the merits...
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