The Building Decarbonization Coalition recently released a road map designed to help Californians stop their buildings from spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The road map charts a course toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions through highly-efficient systems and appliances powered by electricity instead of fueled by natural gas, which emits carbon into the atmosphere.
American Concrete Institute says its first-ever initiative to develop a precast standard is not related to an article in Concrete International that sounds the alarm about the potential for brittle failures of non-code-compliant precast, prestressed-concrete double-T parking decks, with flanges reinforced with a high-strength polymer-coated carbon-fiber grid product, called C-Grid.
Nepal’s devastating April 2015 earthquake and its many aftershocks killed nearly 9,000 people and destroyed or damaged hundreds of thousands of homes. Immediately after the quake, volunteer engineers with nonprofit Miyamoto Relief quickly mobilized.
Over the course of three-and-a-half years of construction, the project team building the 142,400-sq-ft, three-story Dow Water and Process Solutions Laboratory logged more than 4.7 million worker hours without a lost-time incident or accident of any kind.
The rehabilitation of and new additions to the West Block—part of the Canadian Parliament completed in 1865—required restoration of exterior load-bearing stone and sculptural elements, complete removal and replacement of building mechanical systems and the replacement of a copper roof.
Tokyo-based architect Kengo Kuma and Associates and Dallas-based HDF incorporated organic-inspired shapes for the Rolex Building, a seven-story office building in the Harwood District of Dallas that was completed in August 2018.
Located at the base of Eero Saarinen’s iconic Arch, this LEED Gold, $108.9- million project renovated and expanded the half-century-old subterranean museum and visitor center and added a new west entrance.
Set in a residential neighborhood, the new consulate compound is small at just 5.6 acres, but it contains seven buildings that were carefully designed to minimize scale and provide a high level of security for employees and visitors.
The rising frequency of extreme weather events has created new demands to build or adapt buildings to deliver superior performance over a widening range of conditions. This webinar will discuss how to prepare for the next extreme weather event by transitioning to more resilient building materials, systems and designs, and by ensuring critical systems maintain functionality when disaster strikes.
The National Transportation Safety Board’s Oct. 8 release of documents related to its FIU bridge collapse investigation raises questions but provides no definitive conclusions about why the partially built structure suddenly crashed to the ground on March 15, 2018, killing six.