Author: Nikki Fotheringham
Some are seeing the pandemic as an opportunity to overhaul outdated building techniques in an industry that’s traditionally reticent to change.
Creating stimulus packages for the construction industry that focus on sustainability has the capacity to help the economy while achieving climate change goals.
To say that cement is not environmentally friendly is an understatement. In fact, it is responsible for 7% of all carbon dioxide emissions—more than all the trucks on earth produce.
Skanska, a world leading construction group, has created a progressive calculator for embodied carbon emissions in building materials.
Prefab construction is not a new idea, but it’s not been a particularly successful one in the past. This time around, Katerra is finally getting it right.
The construction labor shortage has fueled an increase in technological building solutions that increase efficiency and do more with fewer skilled trades people.
Baywood Hotels has ventured into the cutting-edge construction world with its first modular hotel. This building technique takes construction offsite and into a factory where rooms are built in their entirety and only have to be assembled online. The Maryland-based Baywood hotel introduced the Hilton Garden Inn San Jose in Fremont, California by holding a… Read more »
Wooden sky scrapers just got a boost as British Columbia doubles their height limits. Buoyed by sustainable architects and engineers, the idea of the wooden skyscraper has garnered more support in BC as sustainability takes center stage. Vancouver was first to build a wooden sky scraper with the 18-floor Brock Commons Building which is not… Read more »
“Sand is actually the most important solid substance on Earth,” says Vince Beiser. “It’s the literal foundation of modern civilization.” In his new book The World in a Grain, Beiser explores all the ways in which sand has shaped the communities and the world we live in. Sand isn’t just something we find on beaches,… Read more »
In the hotel industry, time is money and large chains can’t afford to have construction projects go over schedule and over budget. For this reason, hotel chains are turning to offsite modular building techniques so new venues are able to start serving guests and generating income faster.