Relying on concrete, glass, and not much else to create drama, this severely abstract building seduces us with the way light strikes the concrete’s bare skin or the way space shoots up or down into barren vistas.
The facade of a concrete student housing building in Montreal has been brought to life with still images from a local film by Thomas Edison.
On a recent call, economists from ABC, AIA, and NAHB presented an optimistic viewpoint of the construction economy over the next two years. Government spending, however, continues to lag.
Infrastructure sensors can detect safety hazards, improve traffic flows, and even help generate revenue.
Every wind turbine requires a large concrete foundation, so there is potential business for concrete contractors. And the business is booming. A record 14,600 MW of wind was under construction in the U.S. at the end of June, according to the American Wind Energy Association.
NRMCA is presenting a new one-day course, Improving Concrete Quality, intended for concrete producers, material suppliers, engineers, testing labs, and contractors.