Increased Flexibility for LEED Multifamily Residential Projects

Green Building Law Update

Specifically, the Rating System Selection Guidance was updated to allow high-rise residential buildings of four stories or more to use New Construction or Multifamily Midrise ( Correction 100002128 ). The building must have 50% or more residential space.

Mini-splits: residential takeover

Constructor Magazine

Your customers are requesting the most-efficient technology available that will allow them to save on utility bills. You need to find a solution to retain and grow your business. read more. Green Technology

Standard Size of Rooms in Residential Building and their Locations

The Constructor

Knowledge of standard size of rooms and their location in a residential building is important for planning of residential construction project. Building Bye Laws Building Technology Building Tips building Buildings

Residential radiant remodeling

Constructor Magazine

By Joe Fiedrich. A quick, safe and cost effective way to install radiant walls. Besides dramatically improving the heating comfort for the occupants, the transformation of the living space, working with exactly the same building footprint, was remarkable. read more. Heating Registered User

Residential construction was strong, but not enough, in 2016

BD+C

Residential construction enjoyed its seventh consecutive year of growth in 2016. But it still fell far short of annual averages during the 1980s and 1990s. And multifamily construction, which has been the industry’s engine for nearly a decade, flattened

Metal roofs are soaring in popularity in the residential market

BD+C

Once used primarily on commercial projects, metal roofs are increasingly common for residential projects, including multi-story apartments complexes and single-family homes.

The University of Oklahoma receives its first residential colleges

BD+C

KWK Architects and ADG Architects recently completed work on Headington and Dunham residential colleges at the University of Oklahoma. The $75 million residential colleges are the first on the Norman, Okla.,

Residential/Hospitality Award of Merit: Adaire

ENR Construction

The LEED Gold-certified project has 400 luxury apartments, retail space and nine levels of parking, including two below grade

Gothic revival: The nation’s first residential college is meticulously restored

BD+C

It took 11 years and creative financing through a public-private partnership to resurrect UC Berkeley’s Bowles Hall, the nation’s first residential college.

Despite Residential Decline, Southeast Contractors Keep Busy

ENR Construction

The multifamily market is slowing, but other project types are keeping contractors busy and labor markets stressed

Finding success in residential new construction

Constructor Magazine

This Denver-area plumbing contractor installs high-quality plumbing and water-heating products in every home it works on

Construction Worker Killed in Residential Trench Collapse

Construction Equipment

A construction worker became trapped and later died in Northwest Washington D.C. yesterday when part of a house foundation collapsed, burying him. The site on the 4600 block of Dexter Street was described as an “unstable environment” by Vito Maggiolo, spokesperson for the D.C.

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World Record Set for Tightest Residential Building

Jetson Green

Earlier this year, the World Record Academy awarded a home in Dillingham, Alaska with the record for the Tightest Residential Building.

Hanging Gardens-inspired CLT residential development proposed for Birmingham

BD+C

Two 25-story staggered towers sitting atop a plinth make up the design concept for Garden Hill , a Hanging Gardens of Babylon-inspired residential development in Birmingham, England’s second largest city

Residential Community Wrapped in a Living Wall

Jetson Green

MAD Architects have designed a new residential community in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, which will feature a large living façade. ” On the street level, it will offer commercial space, and above this floor the residential area will sprawl.

Despite Residential Slowdown, Firms Don't See a Slowdown

ENR Construction

The multifamily market is slowing, but other project types are keeping contractors busy and labor markets stressed

Best Residential/Hospitality - Hassalo on Eighth

ENR Construction

The Hassalo on Eighth eco-community in Portland, Ore., is a mixed-use and multiblock development

A New Approach to Project Budgeting for Residential Builders

Construction Business Owner

Most builders are under the assumption that they do things differently than their competitors. They believe the way they operate; from trade relations to job costing, is different than all other contractors

Residential, Hospitality: Streamsong Resort

ENR Construction

Situated on an old phosphate mine, this luxury golf, spa and nature retreat was one of the most remote projects in this year’s batch of winners. Buildings

Award of Merit ­– Education/Research: Ohio State North Residential District Transformation

ENR Construction

The scope of work for OSU's new commonscovered more than 1.1 million sq ft of new construction and required demolition of 11 buildings

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New efficiency standards for residential water heaters are on the horizon

Constructor Magazine

Residential Plumbing What the 2015 standards mean for manufacturers, contractors and consumers. In less than two years, new water heater energy efficiency standards will be in effect, starting in April 2015.

The Beacon will become the most sustainable residential tower in the world

BD+C

Developer Lumiere Developments has recently announced The Beacon, a 17-story residential tower that will be located in Hemel Hempstead, 25 minutes from London Euston. According to Lumiere Developments, The Beacon will become the most sustainable residential tower in the world upon completion, saving residents up to £11,000 a year in living expenses.

Landscape Architects List Top Residential Design Trends

Green Industry Professionals

The ASLA's annual survey finds that rainwater/graywater harvesting is the top trend for 2016, but eight others follow closely behind

Bright future for residential fire protection

Constructor Magazine

With evidence that fire sprinklers can help save lives and reduce property damage, residential fire sprinkler systems are beginning to become a required component of newly constructed one- or two-family homes. By Mark Knurek. Fire sprinkler systems are becoming increasingly required in new single-family home construction across the U.S.

Residential/Hospitality Best Project: VIA 57 West

ENR Construction

VIA 57 West, located on Manhattan’s West Side, combines a European-style courtyard with a New York high-rise building

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING SITE PLANNING

The Constructor

Site Selection for Residential Buildings Following are some of the important factors which should be considered while selecting site for any residence. are considered good for residential site but these facilities do not carry any significance in the selection site for other public buildings.

121 East 22nd Street will be the first OMA-designed residential building in NYC

BD+C

The office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is about to see its very first residential building in New York City come to fruition with 121 East 22 nd Street.

Tim Tebow takes partnership with American Residential Services to a new level

Constructor Magazine

American Residential Services (ARS) announced today that it has executed an endorsement agreement with Tim Tebow. ARS customers save, Tim Tebow Foundation benefits. read more. Management

CMD report predicts continued improvement for residential and non-residential construction in Q2

Constructor Magazine

Construction starts show promise during first quarter. construction starts increased 7.4 percent, higher than expected in the first quarter of 2016. read more. Management

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Related Group's Approach Drives South Florida Residential Boom

ENR Construction

Related Group of Florida is ENR Southeast’s Owner of the Year. Business Management

Shigeru Ban-designed residential structure poised to become world’s tallest hybrid timber building

BD+C

PortLiving, a Vancouver-based developer, recently revealed the design of what will become the world’s tallest hybrid timber building. Designed by Shigeru Ban Architects, Terrace House will rise 19 stories and 233 feet above Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighborhood

Passivhaus for high-rises? Research demonstrates viability of the stringent standards for tall residential buildings

BD+C

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Fundamentals of Residential Construction 4th Edition – An exclusive ebook by Alexander C. Schreyer

Construction Cost Estimating

Schreyer have jointly published an exclusive construction e-book alias Fundamentals of Residential Construction. Articles Construction e-book construction estimating Fundamentals residential estimating residential structureEdward Allen, Rob Thallon and Alexander C.

Amenity-packed residential building is Zaha Hadid’s only NYC project

BD+C

Zaha Hadid may have only designed one building for New York City, but the structure, with its distinctive curving architecture familiar to many Hadid designs, certainly makes the most of its 11 stories and 39 unique residences

Blurring the lines: University of Chicago North Residential Commons

BD+C

The new North Residential Commons on the University of Chicago campus is more than just a place for students to eat and sleep when they aren’t in class or studying.

7 major multifamily residential projects in the works

BD+C

Here''s a collection of recently profiled multifamily residential projects under construction in the U.S. They include Hines'' first for-rent residential project in Atlanta (@1377) and a $140 million redevelopment of a landmark, 45-building apartment complex in Los Angeles’s Venice district.

Construction on the tallest residential tower in western Europe could start early next year

BD+C

Greenland Group, Shanghai’s biggest property developer, is moving forward on an £800 million (US$1.066 billion) project in London that could be the tallest residential building in western Europe

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