The Future of Construction

In 2015, China’s Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) company built a 57-story high rise in just 19 days. If you do the math, that averages three floors every day. The building housed 800 apartments, 19 atriums and office space for 4,000 workers. While this feat is truly incredible, the thinking behind it has been around for… Read more »

How is modular hotel construction financed?

How is Modular Hotel Construction Financed?

Listen to the Podcast The availability of finance has been – and still is – a major challenge for modular construction. Many banks won’t touch modular projects for a variety of reasons and the challenge of financing has actually impeded the rate of adoption for modular building. But a solution is at hand! Hear from… Read more »

Offsite building

Katerra Gets it Right

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.

First Hilton Garden Inn Built Using Modular Building Techniques

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 »

Michael Green

British Columbia Takes Wooden High Rises to the Next Level

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 »

green building conference

Built on Sand

“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 »