This list is courtesy of Matthew Gale,  Audience Development Analyst at The Construction Specifier, who writes:

As this year winds down, I thought I would share with you the top 10 feature articles and news stories of 2017. Take a look below!


  1. Cross-laminated Timber: New projects show how the material is fulfilling ‘tall’ orders
  2. Virtual reality as the future of construction planning
  3. How feasible is a 40-story timber residential tower?
  4. Breaking Down Barriers: Demystifying ADA requirements for glass doors
  5. The rise of the blue roof
  6. For the Want of a Horseshoe Nail: Identifying causes of tile failure
  7. At the intersection of fire safety and energy efficiency
  8. But I didn’t bid it that way!
  9. Using the General Conditions as a foundation document
  10. Cornell Tech opens world’s largest Passive House building


  1. Country’s first wood skyscraper coming to Portland
  2. Drawing on experience with new NCARB licensure option
  3. Salary history question ban could spell trouble for construction industry
  4. CTBUH names fastest elevators and longest runs
  5. Lighting experts refute American Medical Association report on blue light
  6. UL launches new support tools for life safety design
  7. AIA completes 10-year update of Contract Documents
  8. Recent tests make CLT’s fire performance a hot topic
  9. School designs celebrated by AIA
  10. CSI opens new doors in naming T.J. Gottwalt Fellow
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