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Cold Weather Concreting: Why Monitoring Concrete Temperatures is Essential

When placing concrete in cold weather, extra precautions must be taken to ensure that the concrete sets properly and gains adequate strength. The first...

Oldcastle Infrastructure Announces Storm Drainage Project in Tampa, Florida

Project to equip downtown residents with custom flood-prevention framework  Tampa, FL, Jan. 6, 2020 – Oldcastle Infrastructure, A CRH Company, and one of North America’s largest...

New York City Passes Country’s Most Wide-ranging Bird-friendly Building Legislation

(New York City, N.Y., December 10, 2019) Today, the New York City Council approved Proposed Initiative 1482B — to date, the most broad-reaching bird-friendly building policy in...

Emulating Tobacco Barn Charm with Modern Building Materials

By Phil Pearce Traditional tobacco barns owe much of their charm to the imperfection of wood. Built primarily in the 1800s, their exteriors have become...

Call for Nominations: 2020 Wood Design Awards

The 2020 Wood Design Awards recognize excellence in wood design, engineering, and construction, as well as innovative projects that showcase attributes of wood such...

At 14,000 Feet, No Easy Answers

Remaking the Pikes Peak Summit House required a Strong Foundation, Creative Thinking By William Hoffmann Standing at 14,115 feet above sea level, Pikes Peak is one...

Stronger buildings could delay, but not stop, wildfire destruction alone

California's deadly Camp Fire is now 100 percent contained, but low humidity and strong winds in the state mean that wildfires could strike again. Unfortunately, better building materials and planning can only offer so much protection, says a Purdue University natural hazards engineering expert.

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