Friday, October 19, 2018

New York’s five-year construction spending boom could be slowing over the next two years

Nonresidential construction spending in New York City is projected to reach $39 billion in 2018, a nearly 66% increase over the previous year. However, spending is also expected to tail off significantly during the following two years, according to a new report, Construction Outlook 2018-2020, released today by the New York Building Congress.

Green building is now academia's core

As students returned to college campuses this fall, many were greeted by new, renovated, or expanded classrooms, research centers, and residences that operate more efficiently and sustainably.

Global Green Tag production certification standard will launch in U.S. at end of year

Global GreenTag International will launch its product certification standard and eco-labeling program in the U.S. later this year.

Construction begins on suburban Denver senior living facility

A new senior living community, dubbed Atria Westminster, is currently under construction 10 miles northwest of Denver in Westminster, Colo. The OZ Architects-designed facility will offer 137 units across five stories.

Design revealed for mass-timber residential tower in Milwaukee

“Ascent” is the apt name of what would be the tallest mass-timber building in the Western Hemisphere, a 21-story 410,000-sf mixed-use tower that would be located in downtown Milwaukee, Wis.

A Building Team that includes the engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti, Korb + Associates Architects, and the developer New Land Enterprises has unveiled the design of Ascent, which is currently in its planning stages but could start construction by the fall of 2019.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Federally-backed rebuilding of public buildings often leaves them vulnerable to future storms

Analysis of federal data by the New York Times found that FEMA’s public assistance program has paid for many rebuild-in-place projects that leave the structures just as defenseless against future storms.

Perkins+Will-designed, STEM-focused elementary school opens in Dallas

The new Katherine Johnson technology Magnet Academy (KJTMA) was designed with an emphasis on technology, STEM, and outdoor learning. The school provides learning opportunities focused on robotics, coding, science, digital art, and music for 900 kindergarten through fifth grade students each year.