Category Archives: Around the World

Here we cover topics affecting construction around the world in a global market.


Ark Nova: World’s First Inflatable Concert Hall

Ark Nova is the brainchild of Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki, and British artist, Anish Kapoor. It was designed to tour throughout Japan, primarily in areas affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami of 2011 and currently resides in Matsushima. Ark Nova is a mobile, inflatable concert hall / theater with a capacity to seat between [...]

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Amazing Church Built on Volcano

Possibly the most awe-inspiring and dramatic church ever built is a small chapel in France named The Chapel of Saint Michel d’Aiguilhe. Community construction of the church was finished around 962 AD and it still sits 280-feet in the sky at the peak of a volcanic plug in the French commune of Aiguilhe. The volcano [...]


Construction on One World Trade Center

On the eve of the twelve-year anniversary of the World Trade Center attack on September 11th, 2001, the horrific events are still embedded into our minds, forever a reminder of the carnage left behind by the senseless terrorist attacks. One shining reminder of the American spirit, perseverance and ability to overcome even the most tragic [...]

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List of Tallest Buildings in Pittsburgh

In case you’re wondering how the new Tower at PNC Plaza sizes up among the tallest buildings in Pittsburgh’s skyline, see the list below (as noted by Wikipedia). Soon to be the world headquarters of the PNC Financial Services Group, the new high-rise will have about 800,000 square feet. Construction began in Spring of 2012 and is expected [...]


Top 100 Architecture Firms in US

Here are the list of top architecture firms in US based on surveys conducted by Architect Magazine and Architect’s Journal respectively. Posted by ArchDaily. 1. William Rawn Associates 2. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 3. HOK 4. Rafael Viñoly Architects 5. Perkins + Will 6. Gwathmey siegel & Associates Architects 7. BWS Architects 8. DLR Group [...]

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West Virginia Design & Construction Expo 2013

Date: March 20 & 21, 2013 Location: Charleston Civic Center 200 Civic Center Drive Charleston, WV 25301 What type of people attend or exhibit at EXPO? WV Construction & Design Exposition is the only West Virginia trade show for the Construction, Engineering, and Architectural industries! What is the price of a booth? EXPO 2013 booths are [...]


WFX Returns to Dallas in 2013

WFX returns to Dallas with a fully refreshed conference and expo focused on supporting churches as they move forward in their ministries. Their theme of Ever Changing Methods, Never Changing Message will permeate the entire event. Join them and 1000 churches from across the country at this transformational event for your entire team. Where is [...]

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Congrats Design Pittsburgh 2012 Winners!

Astorino Beatrice Spolidoro Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Celli-Flynn Brennan Architects & Planners Edge Studio FISHER ARCHitecture Lami Grubb Architects, LP Light/Motion Collaborative Loysen + Kreuthmeier Architects mossArchitects Perkins Eastman Pfaffmann + Associates/Studio for Spatial Practice Renaissance 3 Architects, P.C. Rothschild Doyno Collaborative Strada The Design Alliance Architects Urban Design Associates Wilson Architects, Inc. + Renaissance 3 [...]


MBA Young Constructors Turns 10

The MBA Young Constructors has been assisting with the development of future construction industry leaders in the Pittsburgh region for a decade. Since 2002, many MBA members have benefited from the educational offerings and community service projects of the YC. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, the YC will host a fun-filled afternoon for the entire family [...]

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Announcing Design Pittsburgh Call for Entries!

AIA Pittsburgh is now accepting entries for the 13th annual design awards competition,as a part of Design Pittsburgh 2012. Design Pittsburgh, AIA Pittsburgh’s signature program,recognizes and promotes excellence in architecture and design, as created by members of the AIA. Visit AIA Pittsburgh to learn more about Design Pittsburgh, view submission criteria and download the Submission [...]