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Building Types - Featured Headline
Clemson Renewables Research Center is ENR Editors' Choice for Best of the Best 2014
03/16/15
The project team overcame huge engineering and construction challenges in building the worldís first testing facility of its kind.

Photo courtesy of Choate Construction Co.


Heavy Snowfalls Taking Toll on New England Roofs
03/03/15
Boston has recorded 100 inches of snow in a season for only the second time on record.

Courtesy Canton, Mass., PD

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03/24/15 Mind-Bender In Upper Manhattan

Southern portion of 15-story building has wild geometry, little repetition, architectural concrete and cantilevered and sloped floors.
03/16/15 Best K-12 Education Project

The project took 10 months from groundbreaking to completion.
03/16/15 Health Care: Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton

The fast-paced delivery method provides a model for future government health care projects.
03/16/15 Higher Education & Specialty Contracting: Florida Polytechnic University Innovation Science & Tech

Innovation Science &Technology Building came in on time and on budget despite the many challenges of the design of Santiago Calatrava.
03/16/15 Highway, Bridge: I-5 Willamette River Bridge

Bridge is Oregonís largest single-arch span.
03/16/15 Interior, Tenant Improvement: Carterís Inc.
An 11-story interior fit-out was accomplished in just 20 weeks.
03/16/15 Landscape/Urban Development: The Crest at Galvez Plaza

Urban revitalization project incorporated metal structure with unusual engineering and execution.
03/16/15 Manufacturing: Boeing Center South, Chinook H-47 Focus Factory Conversion

The five-year program transformed the company's historic 85-year-old industrial helicopter production complex through several major capital improvement projects.
03/16/15 Sports, Entertainment: Hatfield-Dowlin Complex

Team takes to field to resolve site issues
03/11/15 Excellence in Safety: Banner Estrella Medical Center Addition
The safety plan implemented for the 279,000-sq-ft, six-story Banner Estrella hospital tower in Phoenix by McCarthy Building Cos. not only established new safety standards that are now used on all of the firmís projects, but also contributed to zero lost-time injuries and a recordable incident rate of 0.47 during more than 850,000 worker hours.
03/11/15 Office, Mixed-Use Project: Novartis East Hanover Campus Transformation
Novartis transforms its headquarters campus in 24 months to create a world-class work environment to foster collaboration and innovation.
03/11/15 Renovation, Restoration: Restoration and Redevelopment of Pier A
The pier was transformed into tenant space.
03/11/15 Government, Public Buildings: NYC Parks Beach Restoration Modules
The project team designed and deployed 35 steel-framed modular units to replace structures destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
03/11/15 Residential, Hospitality: Streamsong Resort
Situated on an old phosphate mine, this luxury golf, spa and nature retreat was one of the most remote projects in this yearís batch of winners.
03/11/15 Cultural, Worship: The Wallis

The 500-seat proscenium-arch theater in the heart of Beverly Hills couples modernist-style design to a historic U.S. Post Office.
03/11/15 Green Project: Energy Innovation Laboratory
Idaho Falls nuclear energy lab targets LEED Gold, but achieves LEED Platinum.
03/11/15 Small Project: Caltech KISS Tolman-Bacher Compound
The $4.35-million project transformed a 1920s-era residence into a modern compound
03/02/15 Construction of Tallest African Tower Planned for June Start

Skyscraper in Casablanca would become Africa's tallest structure
02/27/15 Singapore Airport Atrium to Use Rain To Create 40-Meter-Tall Indoor Waterfall

1.3-million sq ft retail mall centerpiece of Singapore's airport will feature an indoor garden with a 40-meter-tall waterfall created by draining roof rainwater.
02/20/15 Work To Resume on Stalled London Skyscraper Project

With its truncated concrete core standing idle for several years, work on one of Londonís tallest buildings is set to be revived following the acquisition of the project, formerly known as the Pinnacle, in a deal announced on February 20.
02/18/15 Sinkhole Fix Proceeds at Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.

A year after a giant sinkhole swallowed eight rare sports cars, contractors employing complicated geotechnical repairs indicate that the Corvette Museum will reopen in June.
01/28/15 Team Building 1,397-ft 432 Park Avenue Tower Went to Extremes to Make It White

First high-strength concrete supertower with white concrete puts team on edge.
12/30/14 U.S. Supertowers, Megaprojects Retake Center Stage

Supertowers are popping up in cities across the U.S., megadevelopments are back and trends in green buildings and modular construction continue.
12/10/14 Canal Lockmaster's House To Be Restored on National Mall

A project to rescue a dilapidated, 178-year-old house on the edge of Washington, D.C.'s National Mall won a $1-million grant on Dec. 9 from American Express.
11/25/14 Pedestrian Bridge Collapses, Fatally, Followed by Another

Teams of forensic engineers are investigating two separate bridge collapses at the same Raleigh community-college construction project.
11/25/14 Gehry's Planned 305-Meter Toronto Tower On Course to Become Canada's Tallest

Towerís twists and folds, reminiscent of the New York by Gehry high-rise, are helping with wind design.
11/05/14 Construction Week: 1,776-ft-tall One World Trade Center Opens; Rental Group Lowers Forecast

One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
10/15/14 First Amphibious House Nears Completion in the U.K.

First flood-resilient house in the U.K. with a floating foundation nears completion.
10/06/14 Shake-Table Tests Pave Path Toward Economical Quake Resilience in Single-Family Houses

Researchersí new design methodology calls for stronger and stiffer wood framing with or without base isolation
09/24/14 Corvette Museum To Plug Sinkhole, After All

Bowling Green, Ky., museumís board cites extra costs and safety as reasons to permanently fill opening that swallowed eight sports cars in February.
09/16/14 Quake-Resistant House Passes Shake Tests With Flying Colors

Tests prove that a wood-framed house with low-cost base isolators can survive shaking with no damage.
09/15/14 Progress Slow but Steady at World Trade Center Development

Developer Silverstein Properties announces it is moving forward with the tower portion of the 80-story Three World Trade Centeróthe third high-rise of four within the original 16-acre footprint of the WTC.
09/09/14 Contractor Extracts a Profit From SubTropolis Underground Business

SubTropolis first opened in 1964 to house tenants such as Pillsbury, Russell Stover and Ford and continues to add floor space.
08/27/14 Northern California Earthquake Causes an Estimated $1 Billion in Damage

Northern California earthquake causes an estimated $1-billion in damage.
08/11/14 Tesla Inches Closer To Selecting Site for 'Gigafactory'

Tesla inched closer to selecting a site outside of Reno, Nev., for its $4 to $5 billion factory to produce lithium batteries for electric vehicles on Thursday, confirming a 600-acre site has undergone some pre-construction work, but fell short of committing to the site over unidentified candidates in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.
08/05/14 Beleaguered $4.9B Atlantic Yards Sports Village Renamed 'Pacific Park Brooklyn'

22-Acre Atlantic Yards Renamed Pacific Park Brooklyn
07/23/14 Levi's Stadium in California's Silicon Valley Ready for First Game

Levi's Stadium completed on time and within the $1.3-billion budget.
07/15/14 Brooklyn's $4.9-Billion Atlantic Yards Development Gets a Jump Start

New York state announces plan to expedite construction of affordable housing units at Brooklyn's $4.9-billion Atlantic Yards development.
06/24/14 Demand From Tech Sector Helps to Reboot Office Market

Tech demand for data centers and administrative functions is giving a boost to office construction activity.
06/23/14 Christchurch Post-Quake Rebuild Picks Up Steam

Christchurch rebuilds on all fronts after devastating 2011 earthquake.
06/23/14 KONE's Lightweight Hoists To Be Installed in Planned 1-Kilometer-Tall Tower

KONE wins contract for future 1-kilometer-tall Kingdom Tower, based on elevator maker's lightweight carbon-fiber hoisting technology.
06/04/14 Construction Week: Starts Increase 3% in April; Rebuild By Design Competition Winners Announced

Hurricane Sandy recovery plan names six winners to seek to bolster storm defenses.
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