One third of US construction market could be green by 2018 – report



  • Green building construction is on track to make up a quarter of the US construction market this year, according to a new report from the US Green Business Council (USGBC) released this week.
  • It forecasts the green building construction market will grow 15.1% annually – outpacing the 9% expected growth in overall construction starts this year – from $150.6bn in 2015 to $224.4bn in 2018.
  • By 2018, more than one third of all construction will be green, the report predicts.

    “Estimates of the economic impact of green building construction for 2015-18 show a significant increase in impact on GDP, jobs and labor earnings as compared to 2011-14,” the report’s authors wrote.

  • From 2015 to 2018, green building is expected to support 3.9m jobs, bring $268bn to industry workers and add $303bn to the GDP, according to the report.
  • It defined green building as construction that is sensitive to site placement, resources use and indoor air quality, among other factors.


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Build New York Live are pleased to announce our official judges – Press Release Rocket



  • His work uses computer simulation and computer numerically controlled (CNC) hardware to generate innovative design, construction, and assembly solutions.
  • For more information, please visit http://www.asite.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_uYAJvb2rk

    This is the 7th “Build Live” event in the Build Earth Live series founded to promote Collaborative BIM awareness in the AEC community.

  • In 2008, the same project also won an AIA New York Merit Award and a New York Designs Award from the Architectural League of New York.
  • Nathan was part of the BSI working group which developed the British Standards for Collaborative BIM – BS1192 and PAS1192, and co-founded the Build Earth Live series of global Collaborative BIM events in 2008.
  • Build New York Live, a 48hr global BIM competition organized by Asite, is the latest event in the Build Earth Live series

    New technology is revolutionizing the way buildings are designed and how the public can be engaged in the process.


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Cameron Sinclair interview about humanitarian architecture



  • Cameron Sinclair: I’m the co-founder of Architecture for Humanity and I ran that for close to 14 years.
  • They’ve been snaked there, they’ve had a taste of humanitarian work and they would rather starve than work in an office.
  • “And I am never going to win the Pritzker Prize, I’m going to die happy knowing that.”
  • “I will never do a skyscraper in my life ever, I’m going to die happy knowing that,” said Sinclair.
  • Cameron Sinclair: It makes it hard to critique because I’m doing something similar.


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Victor Enrich manipulates photography to relocate NY gallery



  • While the pavilion looks largely unchanged, the Storefront gallery has been reorganised so that its ground-level facade is now at the top.
  • Spanish photographer Victor Enrich has used digital manipulation to splice together two buildings – the Storefront for Art & Architecture gallery in New York and the Spanish Republic Pavilion from the 1937 Paris Expo.
  • To demonstrate this, Enrich used digital modelling to combine the two buildings – creating an impossible hybrid structure connected by a single column.
  • The exhibition is entitled Measure, so Enrich has developed a fictional scenario where the New York gallery becomes the basis of a new unit of measuring.
  • Storefront made the news earlier this year when a facade installation created by architecture studio SO-IL was vandalised.


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