A look back at the top 10 features and stories of 2020
In an astonishing decision, a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled that as many as 20 floors or more must be taken out from the top of the almost-complete 200 Amsterdam Avenue tower in Manhattan. The article was published in February 2020 and is the top article for the year. Photo courtesy Field Condition Instagram
In an astonishing decision, a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled that as many as 20 floors or more must be taken out from the top of the almost-complete 200 Amsterdam Avenue tower in Manhattan. The article was published in February 2020 and is the top article for the year.
Photo courtesy Field Condition Instagram

As the year comes to an end, The Construction Specifier is revealing the website’s most popular features and articles from 2020. Reread a favorite or check out a piece you missed online the first time around.

Features

  1. Getting it right: Wood flooring over a concrete subfloor” by Jason Spangler
  2. Retractable awning systems are redefining commercial roofing” by Peter Fervoy
  3. Polished concrete: Not just shiny” by Chris Bennett, CSI, and Keith Robinson, RSW, FCSC, FCSI
  4. COVID-19 crystal ball: How this crisis will transform the construction industry” by Peter Kray
  5. New IBC rules for insulation in unvented enclosed roof framing assemblies” by Anthony J. Nicastro, PE, and Megan A. Toumanios, PE
  6. Issues with waterproofing blind-side shotcrete foundation walls” by Stacy Byrd, CDT, and Kevin P. Kling
  7. Five common failures in curtain wall installation” by Doug Dietrich, AIA, CSI, CDT
  8. Door hardware 101: The basics of door hardware specifications” by Lori Greene, DAHC/CDC, CCPR, FDAI, FDHI
  9. Cement and concrete, still outperforming in the sustainability era” by Michael Stanzel and Natalee Sembrick
  10. Lessons learned in masonry: Presenting 10 useful tips from the field” by David Sovinski

News

  1. Almost-built NYC tower could lose 20 floors” (February 25)
  2. Construction industry predictions for a post-COVID-19 world” (May 6)
  3. Cost of building materials goes up” (July 23)
  4. Perkins and Will advises against the use of antimicrobial building products” (June 2)
  5. Frank Lloyd Wright architecture school to change name and relocate” (June 16)
  6. New federal guidance signals construction should continue across the country” (March 31)
  7. AIA staunchly opposes Trump’s plan to impose classical architecture on federal buildings” (February 11)
  8. Kanye West reveals new image of his affordable housing prototype” (July 9)
  9. Burger King unveils new restaurant designs for the COVID world” (September 7)
  10. Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture school to close after 88 years” (January 29)

Did you have a particular favorite article this year in the magazine or on the website? Share in the comments below! (And all the best for 2021!)

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