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Students use a quiet zone at Falcon Virtual Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., a $1.2 million adaptive reuse of an aging manufacturing warehouse. Home-schooled students, working students, and transitional students can use spaces within the facility when they need to work together on projects or seek instructional support from teachers. Photo: ©Ed LaCasse 

K-12 Schools | March 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

How the latest design, construction, and teaching concepts are being implemented in the next generation of America’s schools.

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November 21, 2014 | FMI

There are a number of reasons for optimism among respondents of FMI's quarterly Nonresidential Construction Index sur...

November 21, 2014 | National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

The architecture profession continues to grow along with a gradually recovering economy, based on the results of the...

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November 21, 2014 | Lora Schwartz, Principal Consultant, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are under extreme pressure to reduce costs, writes CBRE Healthcare's Lora Schwartz. Tools li...

Downloaded by thousands: This popular report addresses the inherited costs of the design-bid-build process, as related to the often mission-critical stage of steel joist and deck design. 

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November 20, 2014 | BQE Software

BQE Software Inc. announced today that it will provide two free licenses of ArchiOffice Online, a cloud-based office...

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November 20, 2014 | Mortenson Construction

The cost of producing wind and solar power has decreased 58% and 40%, respectively, during the past five years, makin...

November 20, 2014 | American Standard

Document Released to Raise Awareness, Share Work Being Done to Save Lives by Providing Safe Sanitation Facilities in...

 

Morton Buildings is the national leader in custom post-frame construction. With an expansive network of resources and an ongoing commitment to innovation within the industry, Morton has earned its reputation that has lasted for generations.

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November 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The fluid brickwork of the new Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney, is comprised of 3...

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November 19, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The construction industry, whose workforce was decimated during the last recession, is slowly getting back on its fee...

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November 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The surfing pool would offer 98-foot-wide waves that would run the length of the 500-foot-long enclave.

November 19, 2014 | U.S. Census Bureau

About 4.2 million households, or 3% of all households, contained both grandchildren under 18 and their grandparents i...

UC Boulder, Coors Event Center  290.44 kW. Photo: Panasonic Eco Solutions
November 19, 2014 | Panasonic Eco Solutions Sponsored Content

A historically progressive campus known as a leader in climate and energy research, the University of Colorado Boulde...

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November 19, 2014 | AIA

Headed by the continued strength in the multifamily residential market and the emerging growth for institutional proj...

An example of Aons Construction Risk Map, which the portal updates regularly to
November 18, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new interactive tool from Aon Risk Solutions provides real-time updates pertaining to the risk climate of municip...

November 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The airport is expected to serve 90 million passengers a year on the opening of the first phase, and more than 150 mi...

November 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Backed by billionaire Barry Diller, the $170 million "floating park" is planned for the Hudson River, and will contai...

November 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a way for 3D printed me...

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November 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

This document provides a guide for manufacturers, architects/specifiers, contractors, and building owners for specify...

525kW BIPV CoolPly commercial roofing system which provides clean energy to the
November 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

National Roofing Contractors Association has released LEED v4: Roofing-related Provisions, a document that examines t...

One of the largest PV installations in the country, thin-film solar laminate pan
November 17, 2014 | BY C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

This course, worth 1.0 AIA HSW learning unit, provides expert advice on how to make a roof last as long as possible,...

Vermonts state-of-the-art public safety facility includes unique biosafety labs
November 17, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The laboratory will be used to perform a wide range of analyses to detect biological, toxicological, chemical, and ra...

November 17, 2014 | Goettsch Partners

The triangular shape of the 44-story tower ensures that all bays receive southern light and views of the Yellow Sea....

November 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The winning scheme by Seoul-based Designcamp Moonpark features a dramatic folded facade that takes visual cues from t...

On the Kunming Junfa Dongfeng Square project in Kunming City, China, architects
November 17, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

By harnessing natural ventilation, Building Teams can achieve a tremendous reduction in energy use and increase in oc...

Water infiltration testing of an installed window prior to installation of adjac
November 17, 2014 | Emily Hopps and Peter Babaian, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger's Emily Hopps and Peter Babaian offer strategies to help Building Teams sort through the...

November 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The centerpiece of the proposed plan is the revitalization of the iconic Smithsonian castle.

In a video announcement released by Haskell, three business leaders at Haskell a
November 14, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination expands Haskell’s geographic presence by adding FreemanWhite’s offices in Chicago, Charlotte, Nashvil...

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November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is today focused on making new construction in China more energy efficien...

San Francisco, photographed northwards from the Coit Tower with Alcatraz in the
November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

California’s comprehensive new water use plan makes conservation a priority, reinforcing a 2009 plan to reduce statew...

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November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S Army's ambitious net-zero initiative has had several successful pilot trials, and planners are prepared to ex...

A student bedroom at the College of Wooster (Ohio) capitalizes on 12-foot-high c
November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In a recent workshop with 62 college students, architects from Little explored the changing habits and preferences of...

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