Sunday, February 25, 2018

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“Vertical Cities” exhibit at Yale School of Architecture focuses on the world’s tallest buildings

Some might assume that an exhibit at Yale School of Architecture would appeal only to architecture and structural-engineering buffs. But the current exhibit will fascinate anyone who wonders what cities might look like in the future. “Vertical...

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How AVs will reshape commercial real estate

The dawn of autonomous vehicles is going to bring disruption with a capital "D" to industries around the world. And these industries only begin with the obvious verticals such as car-making, mass transport and trucking logistics. Transwestern...

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A look at some of the best architectural design concepts of 2017

The way we shape our homes and the places we live in play a big role in defining our view of the world. As smart devices and technologies inch their way into the structures we inhabit, the future of architecture is slowly revealed. But, while some...

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What traditional buildings can teach architects about sustainability

Long before foam insulation and concrete tower blocks, humans were finding ingenious ways to address their needs through architecture. Using local materials and inherited construction techniques, societies have ensured that buildings provide...

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Construction Links Media Network: Weekly Round Up December 30, 2017

Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to read the top news items for the week on the Construction Links Media network. Did you know that Construction Links Media has over 18,500+ followers spanning over 40+ social media...

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Fire Safety Planning for the New Year

As the new year gets underway, it is an absolute must to ensure that the contents of the fire safety plan (FSP) are up to date. Each FSP is required by code to be reviewed at intervals of no greater than twelve months. This undoubtedly may seem like...

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Book Review: The New Carbon Architecture

This book makes the convincing case that we have to change the way we build, that it is no longer enough just to save energy. French mathematician and theologian Blaise Pascal once wrote “Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n'ai...

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How to Choose an Air Compressor, According to Science – 8 Factors to Consider

Buying an air compressor, for the first time, can be challenging in many ways. There’s lots that goes behind this power tool which offers faster and more efficient performance. But before we get to know about the details of an air compressor,...

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Ottawa will have a 15-member planning advisory committee with more residents, developers

The City of Ottawa will have a 15-member planning advisory committee, significantly expanding the membership from a previous proposal that overwhelmingly favoured city hall’s inner circle. Politicians will be joined by development experts and...

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How high-rise demolitions go down in Singapore

When a high-rise building in Singapore needs to be demolished, contractors don’t come in with a wrecking ball. “Last time, they used a concrete ball,” Ginlee Construction managing director Tommy Lim told Channel NewsAsia. “But of course,...

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City of Surrey issues building permit to school kids asking to build gingerbread houses

A group of schoolkids asked the City of Surrey for permission to build gingerbread houses — and were surprised when officials responded by granting them a building permit. A Grade 1 class at Bayridge Elementary was planning to a build a...

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Faulty chimney installations spark warning for Yukon homeowners

Yukon homeowners are being advised of potential fire danger from an installation technique that goes against the manufacturer’s instruction for EXCEL chimneys for woodstoves. The risk is a result of the improper installation method, not the...

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