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    Placetailor suggests a broader model of community practice.

  • AIA to Congress: Fiscal Cliff Threatens Health of Construction Industry

    Organization warns that sequestration would lead to the loss of 60,000 jobs, to deferred maintenance for federal buildings, and would dampen the overall economy

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    Making the most with the least.

  • Residential Construction Spending Up Strongly in May

    Spending on privately funded multifamily projects jumped more than 50% on a year-over-year basis.

  • Timbrel Vaulting Tempts Cuban Ballet Star and Architects

    The brilliance of the arches produced using this gravity-defying technique was not lost on one Cuban ballet star who commissioned Foster + Partners to renovate one of Fidel Castro’s incomplete projects constructed using timbrel vaults.

  • New Super Plastic to Compete With Steel

    High-strength plastics are increasingly used in the place of steel, ceramics, and other heavy materials with high embodied energy. And researchers in Tel Aviv, Israel, have just discovered an even higher-strength plastic, reports Blaine Brownell.

  • Residential Roof Deck Review

    Sitting on a roof can feel like sitting on top of the world. And considering how little it takes to make a roof habitable, a deck up top may deliver the biggest bang for the buck in residential construction.

  • Residential Sales, Permits, and New Construction Data for April

    New home sales and private construction spending up slightly, single-family building permits dip in April from March.

  • Future Activity in Residential Construction

    Economists from the Associated General Contractors of America, the AIA, and Reed Construction Data addressed the expected length and strength of the construction market’s recovery in a webinar May 3. The private residential sector received significant attention as the discussion evaluated how...