Honoring Earth Day, an Earthquake-Resistant Building, and more, in this Week’s Round Up 4/18/16 – 4/22/16


As Earth Day approaches, the topic of sustainability is on the forefront of everyone’s mind. For those that haven’t already implemented green construction practices, this is a great time to start. Four tips for engaging in sustainable practices, and more, in this week’s round up of building and construction industry news.

How the Construction Industry Can Honor Earth Day

6 Tips for Juggling Multiple Jobsites

Lean and mean: How to ‘Maximize Value and Minimize Waste’ with Lean Construction


The rods surrounding this building — resembling a spider web — are tied to the roof and anchored to the ground, ensuring that the entire structure sways during an earthquake instead of crumbling. This innovative solution, and more, in this week’s round up of architecture and design industry news.

Carbon Fiber Strings make Japanese Office Building Earthquake Resistant

Above the Fray: 100architects’ “Vertical Times Square” Rethinks Urban Recreation

Time to Experiment Anew: David Benjamin on Embodied Energy and Design