Sto StoColor Dryonic, 101 Top Products for 2019
December 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...

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Turner Construction is using this card to summarize its program. The "Green" graphic represents how the contractor is elevating what green means, and the three pillars of its program. Image: Turner Construction

April 22, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The company targets a 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions and water use from construction activit...

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Aerial view of Cornell Tech Campus

Courtesy SOM, Lucas Blair Simpson

October 25, 2018 | Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa, Project Manager, SOM

New York City’s newest university campus, Cornell Tech, pushes the limits of sustainable and resi...

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A hurricane in Key West
May 17, 2018 | AIA

Urge senate passage of disaster recovery reform act; Relationship-building with local communities...

A rendering of the project area of Bridgeport, Conn.'s South End, where an AEC team has been selected to devise a resilience plan to mitigate future flooding. Image: Courtesy of Waggonner & Ball

February 21, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The design and construction project would perpetuate efforts that date back several years.

Alys Beach, a luxury residential community in western Florida, enforces building standards that protect its houses from high winds. Image: Alys Beach

January 24, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Alys Beach’s in-house GC builds to standards set by the FORTIFIED program.

January 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Volunteers sought for committee openings.

Stork Meadow

Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller

January 17, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The C.F. Møller-designed project is slated for completion in 2021.

Rendering of Clippership Wharf

Clippership Wharf, a 478-unit mixed-use redevelopment in Boston whose construction began this year, will elevate the first floors of its buildings 24 feet above the Boston city baseline. A 1,400-foot-long public Harbor Walk will be 14 to 16 feet above sea level. Courtesy Lendlease Development.

October 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma expose the necessity—and limitations—of resilient design and construct...

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A flooded neighborhood
October 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Convincing people to relocate can be a psychological hurdle.

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Heller Manus Architects

October 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An array of guidelines and standards coming from all kinds of sources are jockeying for position...

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People running through a mixed-use waterfront community in San Francisco

Perkins+Will has written the design controls for the redevelopment of a 28-acre surface parking lot in San Francisco into a mixed-use waterfront community called Mission Rock, which would have a mesa running through it to handle sea levels that are projected to rise as high as 66 inches by 2100, compared to 24 inches today. Courtesy Perkins+Will. 

October 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Projects like these, where resilience is central to their design and construction, are becoming m...

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A rendering of the East Coast Resiliency Project

Rendering courtesy of BIG.

September 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will safeguard the Lower East Side against severe weather and rising sea levels.

A street lamp sticking out of rising floodwaters

Pixabay Public Domain

September 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New green infrastructure should be part of rebuild.

Water Street Tampa's 18 buildings are being designed by mulitple architecturual and design firms. The 50-acre, 9-million-sf community is expected to attract 23,000 workers and residents to Tampa's downtown. Image: Strategic Property Partners. CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE IMAGE

August 30, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Nine architects, three interior designers, and nine contractors are involved in this $3 billion p...

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Rendering courtesy CTA Architects

June 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The affordable housing complex was hit hard during Hurricane Sandy, leaving residents without ele...

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Florida preparing to adjust to new building elevation requirements

Photo: Pixabay

May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New floodplain maps and state code changes loom.

Pixabay Public Domain

April 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Updates provide guidance on how design and construction pros and emergency managers can work toge...

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Courtesy The Seasteading Institute

January 31, 2017 | Peter Fabris Contributing Editor

New approach to resiliency examined in French Polynesia.

Rendering courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

January 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

At the heart of Vincent Callebaut Architectures’ eco-neighborhood will be three 100-meter-tall Ve...

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November 03, 2016 | Nathan Cherry

CallisonRTKL’s Nathan Cherry discusses hurricanes, the San Francisco waterfront, and how we can f...

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Image courtesy of Arup

October 05, 2016 | David Malone

The building has achieved REDi Gold Rating, resilience-based design guidelines developed by Arup...

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Image courtesy of Mads-Ulrik Husum.

September 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Growroom’s spherical shape means it can also double as a covered outdoor public space.

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, Wikipedia Creative Commons

August 31, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proposal ‘would essentially rewrite the current 100-year flood standard.’

Photo courtesy of STV

August 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The man made hills are the latest attraction to open on the island that has been under developmen...

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August 10, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The move highlights innovative insurance, mortgage, tax, and finance-based strategies.

Risk of man-made earthquakes now factor in seismic hazard analysis

Water tanks preparing for fracking. Photo: Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons.

July 28, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Significant risk increases seen in some areas of the U.S.


New York’s resilience plans not taking long-term view, critics charge

Flooding in New York City during Hurricane Irene in 2011. Photo: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons.

July 27, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Continued waterfront development may be regretted later this century.


Impact fees on development proposed to fund Miami’s rising sea level resiliency plans

Construction site near the water in downtown Miami. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.

July 18, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

$400 million flood plan includes new valves, pumps, and raised roadways.


Federal agencies boost standards for more resilient construction

Flooding in Houston in April 2016. Photo: meltedplastic/Creative Commons.

June 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

HUD, FEMA, GSA, Army Corps of Engineers make policy changes.



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