A building without a concrete foundation demonstrates a new frontier in sustainable urban construction.
Brendon Bosworth October 16, 2016

Developers, contractors and the Chinese government profit from poorly constructed buildings that require demolition in as little as a decade, CityMetric reports. 

November 5, 2015

The number of environmentally friendly buildings in China has multiplied by more than 150 times since 2008, Eco-Business reports. 

August 20, 2015

More than half of the world’s tallest buildings are in Asia, where most cities have no choice but to expand upward, Urban Land reports. 

August 14, 2015

Sudden collapses of earth in dozens of Chinese cities are blamed mostly on over-extraction of water, minerals and oil in urban areas, CityMetric reports. 

August 12, 2015

Corruption, engineering flaws and violations of land-use regulations derailed the planned city of Dongtan near Shanghai, Chinadialogue reports.

July 24, 2015

The robotic 3D-printing technology could help Amsterdam and other cities reduce construction costs and time, The Pop-Up City reports.

July 14, 2015

The one-story structure will be the first office building made this way, Reuters reports. 

July 3, 2015
A wave of construction below the earth's surface aims to make room for the city above.
Timothy Misir May 28, 2015

The tragedy in Kathmandu offers lessons for other cities on the importance of earthquake-proof construction and retrofits, the Nikkei Asian Review reports.

May 4, 2015

Strict construction codes for Indian cities may have avoided the fate of Kathmandu, where many buildings crumbled from the latest quake, the Economic Times reports. 

April 27, 2015

The requirement to use environmentally-friendly varieties of cement made of recycled material began this month, Al Bawaba reports. 

April 22, 2015

Off-the-charts demand for concrete in China is one measure of the nation’s unprecedented urbanization, the Washington Post reports.

March 26, 2015

To accommodate demand, developers are constructing buildings on soil that is not strong enough for multistory structures, Next City reports. 

October 15, 2014

Resource-strapped cities may be able to use bamboo as an economical substitute for steel in concrete structures, Civil Engineering reports. 

July 9, 2014

Compensation is so minimal for children working at kilns that some describe the workers as slaves, the Guardian reports.


January 15, 2014

The Centre for Science and Environment points to Hong Kong and Singapore as models for how India could offset disposal costs associated with construction waste.

January 8, 2014
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