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U.S. Department of Agriculture launches Tall Wood Building Prize Competition

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture officially launched their U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. As the first step of a new USDA and forest industry initiative, the competition is accepting entries that showcase an alternative solution approach to designing and building taller wood structures. The winner(s) will receive…

“Contour Crafting” 3D-print constructor wins NASA Tech Briefs’ Create the Future Design Contest 2014

Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014
"Robotic Building Construction by Contour Crafting" by educator Behrokh Khoshnevis of the University of Southern California was named the grand prize winner of the Create the Future Design Contest for 2014. Launched in 2002 by the NASA Tech Briefs magazine publishers, the contest was created to encourage…

Mecanoo’s Cultural Complex in Shenzhen to begin construction

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Construction is finally set to start for Mecanoo's Cultural Complex in Shenzhen, the Dutch firm's first project to be built in China. Back in 2011, Mecanoo won the international competition to design the new 95,000 m2 development in Shenzhen's growing Longgang district. Equipped with three…

Jury members of the 2015 Holcim Awards are announced

Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014
The fourth cycle of the Holcim Awards has appointed its international expert jury members, who will take on the big task of selecting this cycle's winners of the prestigious global competition, which has a total cash prize of US$2 million. The jury members are:

Populous completes Main Stadium for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Since winning the competition in 2009, global sports and entertainment firm Populous recently marked the full construction of the Main Stadium for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games -- officially known as the XVII Asiad. Taking place in Incheon, South Korea starting September 19 until…

Construction begins for MVRDV’s glass redesign of former warehouse in Hong Kong

Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The transformation process has begun for the Cheung Fai Building, a former warehouse structure in Hong Kong's East Kowloon business district. The new building, which was commissioned to MVRDV in 2013, will feature glass and steel infill and a loft-style office environment. Completion of the new…

MVRDV to start construction on The Couch, a club house for Tennisclub IJburg in Amsterdam

Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Upon receiving approval, construction of MVRDV's The Couch is set to begin this month. The Couch is a club house that the Dutch firm designed together with co-architect Studio Bouwkunde for IJburg, a growing tennis club established in 2010 on an artificial island…

Lean Construction Institute named as 2013 Turner Prize recipient

Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013
The National Building Museum and Turner Construction Company recently announced Lean Construction Institute as the recipient of the 11th Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction. The annual Turner Prize recognizes advances or high achievement in the process of construction. To mark the occasion, LCI…

The Structural Awards - 2013 Shortlist

Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
The Structural Awards, held by the Institution of Structural Engineers every year, recognizes the range of innovation, achievement, and excellence of structural engineers whose work is often overlooked. The Structural Awards highlights the challenging environments structural engineers constantly face in order to help build highly…

Construction Update of Reading Station Area Redevelopment by Grimshaw Architects

Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Major construction is currently under way in Reading, England as part of the Reading Station Area Redevelopment. In this new construction update video, Mark Middleton, partner at Grimshaw Architects, is on site at Reading Station and explains how the redevelopment will double its capacity and relieve a major bottleneck…

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