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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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San Francisco’s First Modular Hotel

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.

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The Future of Home Building

A lack of innovation and skilled labor means construction is in for a major reckoning and disruption in the future.