The mass wood structure and façade has been completed for UBC’s Brock Commons student residence—the world’s tallest wood building at 18 storeys (53 metres, about 174 feet)—four months ahead of schedule, showcasing the advantages of building with wood. Read more.
The idea is to recover water and produce energy and fertilizer nutrients from water and wastewater services at greenfield sites, says Nicholas Ashbolt, Alberta Innovates public health professor at the University of Alberta. Read more
The construction industry isn’t taking full advantage of new technologies for workflow management and building performance monitoring, including advanced data and analytics, automation, robotics and mobility, according to consulting firm KPMG’s annual report. Read more
Russia will require contractors on government-funded projects to use building information modeling starting in 2019. Read more