buildings

  • April 23, 2012   BY Elizabeth Shell 

    Following our “do good” business reporting in B Corps and how to turn a building sustainable in “Bein’ Green,” we’re highlighting the AIA’s ten best green projects. Browse through our slideshow to see 2012′s winners. Continue reading

  • March 11, 2011  

    Strong building codes are thought to have saved thousands of lives in the wake of a massive earthquake that struck northeastern Japan. Judy Woodruff talks about the damage with the Council on Foreign Relations’ Sheila Smith, Chris Meinig of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and structural engineer Jim Harris. Continue reading

  • January 11, 2011  

    As Haiti recovers from the devastating earthquake that flattened Port-au-Prince one year ago, researchers are examining how the country can lessen the damage from another disaster using building science. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports. Continue reading

  • August 17, 2010   BY Travis Daub 

    In an effort to rid the country of unsafe, illegal and aging structures, the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development plans to demolish half of the country’s residential buildings in the next 20 years. Illegal structures in China have a legacy of poor construction quality and dangerous conditions, especially during earthquakes or storms. But, relocating millions of residents is no small task for a country that is urbanizing at one of the fastest rates in history–and battling corruption at nearly every level of government. Continue reading