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Mukilteo Ferry Terminal

All photos: Benjamin Benschneider

Transit Facilities | January 11, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects designed the $187 million project.

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Sustainability | January 19, 2021 | HDR Insights |

Leveraging design to reduce our carbon impact.

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Codes and Standards | January 19, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Incentive was scheduled to be reduced to 22%.

2021 construction forecast: Nonresidential building spending will drop 5.7%, bounce back in 2022 Photo pexels juan cruz palacio

Eight leading construction industry economists forecast a slowdown this year for the nonresidential building industry, with the hotel and amusement/recreation sectors taking the biggest hit, according to AIA's latest Consensus Construction Forecast. Photo: Juan Cruz Palacio via Pexels

    

Market Data | January 19, 2021 | AIA

Healthcare and public safety are the only nonresidential construction sectors that will see growth in spending in 2...

As architects design high-performing commercial buildings, supporting life safety via perimeter fire containment systems is critical. Specifying a tested, listed assembly that incorporates six essential design elements and withstands extreme testing conditions can help architects support passive life safety and optimize opportunities for egress during a commercial building fire.

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Codes and Standards | January 19, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will address climate change, social equity, rapid urbanization, and health.

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Multifamily Housing | January 19, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

KTGY Architecture + Planning is designing the project.

601 W 5th Avenue exterior

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Office Building Design | January 19, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins&Will is designing the building.

Get inspired! Brick’s adaptability has made it the premier building material for centuries even as styles come and go. Nothing says “classic” like brick, but nothing says “innovative” like brick either. Check out some examples of how fired clay brick remains a major presence in the 21st Century designer’s palette.

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Vassar Brothers Medical Center's 752,000-sf patient tower

The 752,000-sf building represents the first significant transformation of Vassar Brothers Medical Center in 133 years. Images: Brad Feinknopf

Healthcare Facilities | January 16, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The pavilion includes a 66-room Emergency Department.

The Weekly show, Jan 14, 2021: Passive House innovations, and launching a design studio during the pandemic
Multifamily Housing | January 14, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about innovations in Passive House desig...

Cobot Hub exterior

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Laboratories | January 14, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

3XN designed the project.

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Codes and Standards | January 14, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Environmental and planning groups note soaring claims, flood insurance debt.

Energy | January 14, 2021 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Michelle Christopher

Now is the right and necessary time for the commercial real estate industry to shift its environmental strategy fro...

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Market Data | January 13, 2021 | CBRE

U.S. construction activity is expected to bounce back in 2021, after a slowdown in 2020 due to challenges brought b...

A quarterly index of construction costs, by national averages

Construction costs rose marginally in the latest quarterly tracked by the consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall. Image credit: RLB

Market Data | January 13, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Rider Levett Bucknall’s latest cost report singles out unemployment and infrastructure spending as barometers.

Market Data | January 13, 2021 | AGC

ABC’s Construction Confidence Index readings for sales, profit margins, and staffing levels increased in December....

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Codes and Standards | January 13, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New procedure would diminish influence of local code officials.

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Codes and Standards | January 12, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Energy-intensive sector comprises 10% of all commercial real estate.

Office Building Design | January 12, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The video game company is currently valued at over $17 billion thanks to Fortnite, its massively popular battle roy...

NEMA CHICAGO, JAMES MCHUGH CONSTRUCTION

The 800-unit NEMA Chicago, recently completed by McHugh Construction, is the city’s tallest rental tower, at 896 feet. Photo: Courtesy Crescent Heights

Multifamily Housing | January 11, 2021 | JAMES MCHUGH CONSTRUCTION CO.
Mukilteo Ferry Terminal

All photos: Benjamin Benschneider

Transit Facilities | January 11, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects designed the $187 million project.

Life of an Architect Podcast | January 11, 2021 | Bob Borson, FAIA

There is a nostalgia associated with sketching in the architecture profession. But is sketching still an integral p...

Solar panels

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Codes and Standards | January 11, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Restraints include high upfront cost, and lack of universal definition and approaches.

Market Data | January 11, 2021 | Turner Construction Company

SourceBlue draws upon 20 years of supply chain management experience in the construction ind...

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Codes and Standards | January 11, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

First update of ‘safe harbors’ in 15 years provides better clarity for design and construction firms.

Central Station at its opening in October 1914 and the revitalized hotel in 2020

Central Station at its opening in October 1914 and the revitalized hotel in 2020. Photo: VRX Studios

Reconstruction Awards | January 10, 2021 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
An aerial rendering of Ohana Center for Health

The under-construction Ohana Center for Health in Monterey, Calif., reflects a growing need for mental heathcare. Images: NBBJ

Healthcare Facilities | January 09, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NBBJ is among the firms tapping into this trend.

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Market Data | January 08, 2021 | AGC

Gains are likely temporary as new industry survey finds widespread pessimism for 2021.

oLIV Tucson STUDENT HOUSING project BY CoreSpaces 2020 Student housing report

A green wall frames a properly masked student resident at ōLiv Tucson, near the University of Arizona, which operated on a hybrid Covid-19 schedule until Thanksgiving, then was scheduled to go all virtual. Photo: Nathan Oppenheim

    

Multifamily Housing | January 08, 2021 | Robert Cassidy, Editor

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many college and university residences were completed in time for classes, live o...

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Codes and Standards | January 08, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Battle over IP property claims by ICC and other codes bodies continues.

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Codes and Standards | January 08, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Businesses that install green roofs, rain gardens, permeable pavement, and rainwater harvesting are eligible.

Sideyard exterior

All photos: Stephen Miller

Wood | January 08, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skylab designed the project.

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