Construction jobs aren’t normally thought of as women’s work. Watch why this “woman in construction” loves her job and how she is helping bring awareness to viable career paths for women in construction.
Modular construction is widely accepted as a faster path to occupancy. It’s also a more flexible building option, with the ability to add, remove and reuse modules to accommodate changing needs. While these qualities make it an attractive option for builders and owners, the building style was once stigmatized as low quality and “boxy”. No longer true. New modular building techniques deliver exceptional quality and architects are embracing it as a means of building attractive, even dramatic buildings for a variety of needs. Here are a few recently completed modular projects that are turning heads.
300-square-foot micro apartments in New York City.
Emergency medical center in Jacksonville, FL.
Formerly known as Atlantic Yards, Pacific Park is a 32-story mixed-used commercial and residential space in Brooklyn, NY.
NY Red Bulls MLS Training Facility
Major League Soccer training facility in Hanover, NJ.
Haley VI Research Station
World’s first fully relocatable modular research station currently in Antarctica.
Mini Sky City
57-story mixed use building completed in 19 days in Changsha, China.
Floorless modular construction offers several benefits for both builders and owners. These benefits include cost savings, flexibility, minimal site disruption, monolithic slab foundations and structural steel. See the installation process in this short time-lapse video of a floorless modular classroom at the Jesse Kaplan School in West Nyack, NY.
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Modular buildings are an optimal solution for improving remote oil and gas projects as companies expand into new, untapped locations. Buildings can be quickly transported and setup almost anywhere to meet a variety of needs.
Watch this video to see a time-lapse of a large workforce camp installation. Then read on below to learn about the top five ways oil and gas companies can create a perfect worksite with modular buildings:
1. Project Management Offices
Onsite mobile offices allow managers to oversee projects and worker productivity firsthand. Offices can be built to any size or configuration and sections can be added or [Read more…] about 5 Ways to Improve Oil and Gas Worksite Productivity with Modular Buildings
Architects are coming up with some innovative ways to make sustainable buildings. Many of these sustainable projects are still in the concept phase. Among them, two proposed projects recently caught our eye as both aspire to integrate large areas for farming in urban settings.
Here’s how these proposed projects may take urban architecture and agriculture to new heights… Literally.
Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut designed a 132-floor urban farm concept for Roosevelt Island in New York City. The proposed “Dragonfly” development would rely on [Read more…] about Sustainable Architecture Takes On Urban Agriculture
Smart cities are all the rage with urban planners. But does this mean that the smart city design is right for every city? And what about the United States — will it fall behind and never catch up? Here are some of the questions city planners are asking.
What is a Smart City?
The term smart city applies to cities aiming to improve quality of life for citizens by updating infrastructure with smart power grids fueled by renewable energy. Smart cities can reduce traffic congestion, cut CO2 emissions and reduce operating [Read more…] about Why Smart Cities Are the Cure for America’s Aging Power Grid