Knowing how much material to use on a construction project is vital. A ‘takeoff’ list sets out the volumes of bricks, the lengths of steel, the amount of glass, etc., that a building is likely to require to be completed.
Profiles of some of the leading projects in the vertical and horizontal built environments.
Stadium design concept by Urbis Brisbane, Queensland, was chosen as the host city of the 2032 Olympics, an undertaking that promises a raft of new construction in the decade ahead. Brisbane will be the smallest city by population to host the Olympics since 1952, but its new and existing venues will rival the largest hosts.…
As the battle to tackle climate change intensifies, the threat of increasing hurricane activity is forcing designers and engineers to come up with solutions to protect existing homes and deliver new ones that are better prepared for the storms to come.
Moving into a newly built home should be a dream come true, and for most people it is. But often there are little issues with a new home that mean the experience is not all it could be. How can buyers deal with ‘snags,’ and how can the construction industry do more to solve the problem?
As part of the battle to stem, or even reverse, climate change, the built environment must address the issue of sustainability: economic, environmental and social. Following the recent COP26 conference in Glasgow, calls for greener solutions to preserve the future, the industry will be even more mindful of the need to build now with future generations in mind.
Kaaron Lee-Wah is an electrician with Zed Electric in Toronto, Ontario. These are the five tools he can’t do his job without. Steelman Pliers “These are great for tying down our electrical conduit and core line,” Lee-Wah said. However, such a tool, when stripped of its insultation, is not to be used with live electricity.…
Construction workers rely on several essential tools to get the job done. Here, a structural engineer shares the items she can’t live without on the job
Construction projects can range in size, but they all require extensive planning, and this in turn demands collaboration from an early stage, known as the pre-construction phase.
Sasha Plotitsa crafts gorgeous furniture out of construction waste—and empowers formerly incarcerated people seeking a fresh start
The built environment generates more than a third of the U.K.’s carbon emissions. Confronting its role in accelerating climate change is a priority for the construction industry.
One Los Angeles-based builder wants to use a modular building process to construct affordable housing in people’s backyards
San Diego may be a surfer’s paradise, but this beach town’s vibrant event spaces, literary landmarks and bustling border crossing make it ideal for any architectural enthusiast
Inflatable structures are paramount in construction. Can origami offer such deployable components new inspiration?
As climate change continues to dominate the news, social and business agenda, architects and developers are increasingly seeking to deliver biodiversity in construction —giving back to nature—and have minimal impact on the environment, both in construction and operation.