The top 10 trending news stories and features of 2021

The Construction Specifier presents the top 10 news stories and feature articles in 2021.
The Construction Specifier presents the top 10 news stories and feature articles in 2021.

From redevelopment projects and breakthrough designs to construction industry forecasts, the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry continues to make headlines. The Construction Specifier has delivered an abundance of breaking news in 2021. Many feature articles in the magazine also captivated readers ranging from what’s new in ACI 301-20, specifications for concrete construction and design and construction considerations for glass spandrels and shadow boxes to moisture in mass masonry walls, painting galvanized steel, and differentiating between concrete coating and polishing. Here are this year’s Top 10 news and feature stories from The Construction Specifier.

Top 10 news stories

  1. Atlanta airport to get $124.5-M expansion
  2. Heatherwick Studio-designed Vessel closes to public indefinitely after third suicide
  3. AIA board prohibits members from designing incarceration spaces
  4. Hayri Atak proposes an ‘amorphous’ tower for Manhattan’s skyline
  5. Zaha Hadid Architects designs 3D printed concrete bridge for Venice Biennale
  6. Architecture firms lost 16,000 positions during pandemic: AIA
  7. Industry organizations react to new ICC framework
  8. Zaha Hadid Architects to design world’s first all-wood football stadium
  9. SOM revitalizes NY’s historic Moynihan Train Hall
  10. Amazon unveils design for the second phase of its Virginia HQ

Top 10 feature articles

  1. What is new in ACI 301-20, Specifications for Concrete Construction
  2. Glass spandrels and shadow boxes: Design and construction considerations
  3. Moisture in mass masonry walls
  4. Specifications for design-build projects
  5. Painting galvanized steel
  6. Role of air barriers in mitigating disease transmission
  7. Filling the voids: Differentiating between concrete coating and polishing
  8. Using masonry for wet flood-proofing
  9. Restroom privacy and sensible construction
  10. Evolution of rainscreens: Managing moisture in cladding assemblies
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