The Dodge Momentum Index—a monthly measure of the first or initial report for nonresidential building projects in planning—moved slightly higher last month, increasing 0.5 percent to 134.7 from its revised June reading of 134.1.
Architects can update their digital library with industry-leading Revit drawings newly available from Precision Ladders. These products are installed in projects across the United States that require quality, commercial aluminum access ladders, ships ladders, cages, attic stairs, disappearing stairways, industrial stairs, roof hatches, and guardrails.
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has released the window and patio door market study, providing data and insights needed to understand the industry’s performance, key trends, and future direction.
The Stapleton Redevelopment project near Denver—a 16-year, $200-million endeavor—is still undergoing its transformation from an international airport to a thriving residential and mixed-use community. As the Colorado project progresses, final phases of asbestos abatement, demolition, and soil remediation are well underway.
Ten years ago, designing a fabric duct system for open architectural ceilings began with selecting fabric, color, and ventilation layout choices. The suspension system was just an afterthought—it offered little aesthetic contribution to the total design.
Stainless steel is often used as a railing material, especially where corrosion resistance is a major concern. However, many design/construction professionals may be unaware of the finer nuances of selecting the right type of material. Having a better understanding of finishes is critical.
Over the past two decades, the design of recreation and assembly buildings has undergone numerous changes, brought about by everything from aesthetic trends and technology advances to demographic shifts and new understanding about occupant comfort and user experience. Another major factor has been ever-evolving building codes.