Highrise Building Failure

House of CardsOn 16th May, 1968, Mrs Ivy Hodge, a council tenant in a block of flats called Ronan Point in east London, wandered into the kitchen of her 18th floor flat. She leaned over her cooker and struck a match. Instantly, an explosion blew out the pre-cast concrete panels which formed the side of … Read more

2040 Market Street in Philadelphia

The existing building at 2040 Market Street in Philadelphia, formerly the headquarters for the American Automobile Association (AAA), sat vacant through the “Great Recession” of 2008–2009, providing a constant reminder of the dismal economy. Several developers reviewed the possibility of adapting the building for new use, and eventually PMC Property Group of Philadelphia decided to … Read more

City of Hamilton

The Hamilton Downtown Multi-Residential Property Investment Program (HDMRPIP) application for the redevelopment of 150 Main Street West was submitted by 150 Main West Holdings Inc. (Darko Vranich), the registered owner of the property. The applicant proposes to develop 142 condominium units with commercial space at the first and second levels of the existing seven (7) … Read more

The Avalon West Chelsea Update

The Avalon West Chelsea has risen very quickly over the past month, though the project’s 30-story ‘tower’ is not yet obvious. The building is somewhat imposing when viewed from the High Line, but—fortunately—the ‘high-rise’ component will be adjacent to Eleventh Avenue. Judging the project’s lone rendering, it does seem that the mid-rise portion has topped-out.  529 West … Read more

World One in Mumbai

A Mumbai developer is about to start construction on what he claims will be the world’s tallest residential tower. If you are super rich, you can see what such lofty living feels like. Mumbai builder Lodha Developers Ltd. said it will finish the over 117-storey stack of private homes called “World One” in 2014. At more … Read more

8th Brazilian Symposium of Construction Management and Economics

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 8th Brazilian Symposium of Construction Management and Economics (SIBRAGEC 2013). The main theme of the Conference is Innovation and Sustainability in construction Management. The event will be held in Salvador, Bahia, a beautiful coastal city in the Northeast of Brazil, from the 18th to … Read more

World Construction Symposium – 2013

Call for Papers  by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) in collaboration with International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) & BEMRU, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa for the 2nd World Construction Symposium 2013 The Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) … Read more