The emergence of modular construction as an option for new construction is becoming mainstream. While the reasons why have been reported on extensively, what has not been reported is that the modular construction industry has been plagued by mold and moisture problems, especially on projects located in warm and humid climates like the Southeast U.S.
A new ASTM International standard supports cost-effective ways for communities to respond, withstand, and recover from disasters.
The standard addresses a wide range of potential catastrophes, such as natural hazards, utility outages, and human-caused disruptions. The guidance provides an economic framework to evaluate resilience investment options.
Built by Thomas Edison in 1913, the Thomas Edison Invention Factory in West Orange, N.J., served as a manufacturing operation where Edison employees produced storage batteries used in light delivery vehicles, automobiles, railroad signals, industrial applications and mining equipment. Operations in the factory ended in 1965, and the site is now undergoing a major transformation to become Edison Village.
DLR Group, JE Dunn Construction, and CoreCivic are teaming up to design and build the Kansas Department of Corrections’ new facility at the Lansing Correctional Campus in Lansing, Kan.
On April 5, Shawmut Design and Construction broke ground on a 41,900-sf expansion and 53,100-sf renovation of Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
The building team that includes Smith Group JJR (design architect, SE, MEP), Compass Project Management (project manager), and Haley Aldrich (geotech engineer), expects to be onsite for 32 months, during which the school—an active building with over 200 students, plus faculty, staff, and thousands of patients per year—will remain open.
After decades of remediation of contaminated properties funded by the federal Superfund program, some important lessons have emerged for reusing these sites.
Involving the local community and creating a vision for reuse early in the cleanup process is vital. It’s also critical to perform the right level of remediation for the intended use.
The Cambria Hotel & Suites on South Broad Street is now open for business in Center City, Philadelphia. The 15-story, 174,000-sf hotel brings 223 guest rooms to the Pennsylvania city.