Weather-related catastrophic events have cost Canadians more than $17 billion in the past decade. That only stands to grow, unless building codes change to make homes more resilient.
Buildings are responsible for 40 per cent of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. Efforts to reduce emissions should no longer be voluntary.
While Opal Tower residents are more badly affected than most, up to 80% of multi-unit buildings have serious defects. Here's what government can do right now to fix the industry.
Hazardous professions including agriculture and heavy engineering are already having to find ways to adapt.
Centralised policies are not meeting the needs of remote Indigenous settlements. Increasing their decision-making input and the role of local industry can overcome the challenges of building remotely.
The government's ambitious plans for T-levels might struggle to get off the ground given that further education colleges are already short of 20,000 staff.
By the time a building is abandoned and falls into disrepair, its community is already suffering. Michigan scholars suggest it's time to plan for structures' end of life before they even go up.
Pouring concrete into formwork limits the creativity of architects to build unique shapes. 3D printing could change that.
The long shadows of Cambodia’s edifices of wealth and progress conceal a deeper darkness.
Renovations can create more waste than new constructions – but they don't have to.
Trump's plan to slap $200 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods is premised on yesterday's waste-fueled economy. Tomorrow's economy is 'circular.'
In the region of Liguria, and the city of Genoa itself, Calabrian mafia clans have been infiltrating construction projects for decades.
Sounds too cheap to be true? It probably is.
A researcher takes a closer look at the millions of unauthorized workers who play an essential role in the U.S. economy – and why they matter.
Waste byproducts from rice and glass combined with fungus can create a construction material with the potential to save lives and the planet.
There are plans to build the world's first 3D printed house – but the potential for construction could be far greater.
A year on what do we know about how the Grenfell fire spread? And what changes need to happen to make sure there is never a repeat?
'Bendable concrete' is not an oxymoron. Mimicking designs found in nature, engineers are making concrete that gives under stress without shattering – an advance that could improve US infrastructure.
Do environmental reviews delay large-scale projects? The Trump administration says yes, but studies show that these reviews lead to better results and can even save time and money.
How to move beyond the warm words about tackling urban heat islands to doing something about them.