Hidden risk in supply chains
A new MIT study on supply-chain risk shows no correlation between the total amount a manufacturer spends with a supplier and the profit loss it would incur if that supply were suddenly interrupted. This counterintuitive finding defies a basic business tenet that equates the greatest supply-chain ris...
MIT students win twice in White House competition
For the second year in a row, a team of MIT students - including two this year from the MIT School of Architecture + Planning - have won double awards in the Better Buildings Case Competition conducted at the White House by the U.S. Department of Energy. In support of President Obama''s goal of cutt...
First Green Apartment Community in Northern Palm Beach County
Barcelona Jupiter, a 351-unit luxury apartment community, is northern Palm Beach County's first green apartment community. Barcelona Jupiter recently opened its second phase including a 10,000...
New Research by McGraw-Hill Construction Shows Dramatic Increase in Use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in North America
At a national meeting today of the BIMForum in Tacoma WA, McGraw-Hill Construction presented highlights of its new research showing the rapid advance of Building Information Modeling (BIM) usage by architects, engineers, contractors and owners in North America.
Japanese School Restoration Wins the 2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize
On November 13, the efforts of the Architectural Consortium that spearheaded the historic building''s salvation will be honored when they are presented with the 2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
The relationship between pre-construction decision-making and the effectiveness of risk control: Testing the time-safety influence curve
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Volume 22, Issue 1, January 2015. Purpose The research explores the relationship between the timing with which decisions are made about how to control work health and safety (WHS) risks in construction project (i.e, either pre- or post-construc...
MHS Boilers are fighting fit
Staff and visitors at the newly built Portway Lifestyle Centre in the West Midlands will benefit from a low carbon heating and hot water system from MHS Boilers, which is expected to contribute to a BREEAM ?Very Good? rating.