Construction is happening all around the world. Construction may bother people but without it, none of the world's great cities would exist. Gain an appreciation for construction by learning about the planning, materials and projects involved.

If you're in the process of making your home and habits more eco-friendly, don't forget your pets. So how can you reduce their carbon, er, pawprints?

When you're making home improvements or trying to buy or sell a home, eco-friendliness and energy efficiency matter. So how can an inspector help?

Inventive manufacturers have transformed the once dark and dim building material called concrete into light transmitting blocks that remain sturdy and compact. Here's how it works.

Adobe construction is one of the oldest building techniques known to man, but why is it now one of the hottest modern housing trends?

Papercrete is a lightweight alternative to regular concrete that incorporates would-be trash paper into its mix. But what are the benefits and limitations of such a concoction, and is it green?

Strong, well-enforced building codes can save lives and reduce property damage in the event of a natural disaster. But who sets these standards? And how are they enforced?

Worried about getting burned on your upcoming home construction project? Here are some golden ways to save money.

When you see a fire burning buildings on TV, do you ever wonder why some remain standing and others fold? Concrete has a lot to do with it.

If you're tempted to choose a countertop for its form, stop to consider its function, too -- or it may not look nice for long. What surfaces do best?

Looking for a DIY project? Prebuilt cabinets aren't quite endlessly useful, but there's no need to confine these storage solutions to kitchens alone.

It's tough to read house plans when they're thick with seemingly cryptic symbols. How can you interpret their mysterious language?

Pretty much anyone can learn to paint drywall. However, to get the best results, you should follow a specific process -- which includes a certain amount of prep work. What steps should you take before starting your paint job?

Choosing a contractor is tricky enough without adding "green" to the conundrum. What should you know to make the best selection?

Once upon a time, all residential building was eco-friendly, from yurts to adobe dwellings. Green housing's time has come again -- and this time, with some nifty technologies in tow.

Want to build or renovate in a environmentally friendly way? You're going to need the right contractor for the job.

There's been so much talk about green construction and LEED-certified buildings but so far, has it really made the impact we've been expecting?

If building green is so good for the environment, why isn't it required?

It's easy to rail against the new big thing, but prefab homes aren't that new or (in the U.S.) widely popular. So how have they affected the industry?

You want to do the right thing by building green. But will you be able to insure your home without paying an arm and a leg?

How are cities coping with population increases and construction demands? We've got 10 of the most environmentally conscious urban spaces for you to consider.

The Guaranteed Maximum Price Contract passes any cost savings back to the contractee rather than the contractor but it's popular with both parties. Why is that?

Despite the Great Recession, one area of the construction industry has actually gained ground during the economic crisis -- green building. Can its boom continue?

Roads that reduce pollution. Self-repairing buildings. It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but nanotechnology is poised to fundamentally change the way we build the world around us.

Concrete may seem dull and gray. But the superplasticizers in fluid concrete are actually pretty intriguing. How do these little buggers make wet concrete flow like a river?

The words "housing crisis" have been on everyone's lips for nearly half a decade, but the residential construction industry seems to be improving. However, is the rate of that recovery something to worry about?