Concrete That Makes Roads and Walkways Safer by Melting Ice and Snow

De-Icing Concrete

A New Type of Concrete Makes Roads and Walkways Safer by Melting Ice and Snow   Anyone who has driven for any considerable length in bad winter weather has had that moment of panic when one second you feel completely in control of the automobile and the next you feel like a bull rider just trying to hang on for … Read More

Concrete 3D Printing Method Developed by “Amalgamma” (A Team of Bartlett Students)

concrete by amalgamma

“Amalgamma”, a Team of Students from Bartlett, Develop Method for 3D Printing Concrete   The 3D printer has been the “It” piece of technology for the past couple of years. From creating useful little trinkets around the house like doorstops, drink coasters, and tablet stands to more complex items like shower heads, platform jacks, and articulated lamps, the 3D printer … Read More

AIA 25-Year Architecture Award Goes to Monterey Bay Aquarium Design

Design

Architects of Monterey Bay Aquarium Win AIA 25-Year Award   The Monterey Bay (Calif.) Aquarium has been selected to receive the 2016 AIA Twenty-five Year Award, an honor that recognizes an architectural design that has stood the test of time for at least a quarter-century. The AIA Twenty-five Year Award is given to projects that demonstrate excellence in function, in the … Read More

Construction Materials Prices Continue to Fall

Prices Dropping

Construction Materials Prices Continue to Fall   Construction input prices have fallen 7.2% since peaking in August 2014, and have fallen in 11 of the previous 16 months. Nonresidential construction input prices exhibited similar declines, falling 1.1% for the month and 4% for the year. Construction material costs fell for the sixth consecutive month in December, losing 1.2% on a monthly … Read More

Construction Commences on Largest Solar Farm in Scotland

Solar Farm

Construction Commences on Largest Solar Farm in Scotland Construction has started on a 14MW solar farm on the Errol Estate in Tayside, Scotland. The scheme will be constructed by Canadian Solar on 70 acres of land and is expected to be operational by March, providing power for over 3,500 homes. Errol Estate was one of the first locations in Scotland to be … Read More

World’s 2nd-Tallest Building Completed in Shanghai, China

Shanghai Tower

2nd-Tallest Building in the World Completed in Shanghai – January 11th, 2016 The completion of the $2.4 billion Shanghai Tower bumps from the ranks of the 10 tallest buildings the 1,451-foot-tall Willis Tower in Chicago, which had been a mainstay on that list for more than four decades. The twisty-shaped Shanghai Tower, with 121 stories above ground and five beneath, and a total … Read More

2016 Predictions for High-Rise Buildings

High-Rise-Building 2016

Developers will diversify residential offerings as global luxury markets saturate in 2016 The boom in luxury condominium towers is likely to slow down in 2016 as many of the biggest markets such as London, New York, and Dubai near saturation points. In New York, “Billionaires’ Row” has seen no major new proposals while some under-construction buildings have begun reconfiguring units … Read More