Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are among the AEC industry’s clever ideas and novel innovations for 2016.

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Big Data | May 27, 2016 | Paul Oswald, Managing Director, CBRE | ESI

Advanced technology provides insight into the actions necessary to cut costs, but it's the people, processes, and imp...

Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority - B.T. Brown Water Treatment Plant. Image courtesy of Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood.

Engineers | May 27, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Stevenson & Palmer Engineering brings a half-century of experience and relationships to the table.

A mock environment at the NYC Police Training Academy mimics a subway station, minus the grime. Photo: Eric Laignel/Eric Laignel Photography. Click here to enlarge.

Building Team Awards | May 27, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The Police Training Academy in Queens, N.Y., consists of a 480,000-sf academic/administration building and a 240,000-...

Better enforcement needed for successful implementation of energy efficiency policies

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Codes and Standards | May 27, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Commercial buildings the focus of recent code initiatives.

 

Designer Jongha Choi's furniture collection folds flat and can be displayed on a wall.

Products and Services | May 26, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Jongha Choi unveiled his From 2D to 3D furniture collection.

 

Dubai opens world’s first 3D-printed office

Photo: Government of Dubai

3D Printing | May 26, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 2,690-sf structure took 17 days to print. City officials say the labor cost was only half as much as similar size...

Rendering Courtesy of Axion Visual and Napur Architect

Museums | May 26, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The Museum of Ethnography’s new home will be part of a large museum complex in Budapest’s City Park

U. of Chicago approves Diller Scofidio + Renfro design for new campus building

The University of Chicago's David M. Rubenstein Forum. Courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Click here to enlarge.

University Buildings | May 26, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

With a two-story base and 165-foot tower, the Rubenstein Forum will have room for informal meetings, lectures, and ot...

Floor-to-ceiling glass floods the interior spaces with daylight and provides scenic views of the wooded areas that surround the property. Photo: Warren Patterson Photography. Click here to enlarge.

Building Team Awards | May 26, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Lean construction techniques were used to build 275 Wyman Street during a winter that brought more than 100 inches of...

Building Materials | May 25, 2016 | Trim-Tex Drywall Products
New health center campus provides affordable care for thousands of Northern Californians

The clinic’s vibrant exterior is reflective of the staff’s energy for its patients. Colorful tilt-up concrete construction was used for its durability and low cost. Photo: Donald Satterlee, Satterlee Photodesign. Click here to enlarge.

Building Team Awards | May 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 38,000-sf, two-level John & Susan Sobrato Campus in Palo Alto is expected to serve 25,000 patients a year by...

LEED Dynamic is worth the effort, says commercial real estate executive

Symphony Tower in San Diego. Photo: Coolcaesar/Wikimedia Commons.

Codes and Standards | May 25, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

San Diego office tower is California’s first office building to receive LEED Dynamic plaque in recertification.

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Rendering Courtesy of Lissoni Architettura and Arch Out Loud

Architects | May 24, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

NYC Aquatrium was selected from among 178 proposals from 40 countries as the winner of Arch Out Loud’s NYC Aquarium...

A recent survey of 1,003 U.S office workers finds a high percentage of them are pretty happy about their jobs, in terms of their own productivity and success. Image: Adobe's “Work in Progress” report.

Building Technology | May 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But most employees still see their companies falling on the dull side of the cutting edge. 

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Coatings | May 24, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

With high-quality Valspar coatings, pre-painted metals can be abrasion resistant even for heavy commercial use, deliv...

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Los Angeles bus depot squeezes the most from a tight site

Perforated panels and purple photovoltaic assemblies distinguish the building from the surrounding urban concrete during the day. LED “stripes” and a glowing lantern make the facility pop at night. Photo: Chang Kim Photography. Click here to enlarge.

Building Team Awards | May 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Building Team for the MTA Division 13 Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility fit 12 acres’ worth of programming...

Ontario planning to spend $7-billion on wide-ranging climate change plan

Mississauga, Ontario. Photo: Robert Linsdell/Creative Commons

Codes and Standards | May 24, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes financial incentives to retrofit buildings.

 

Related Midwest will transform 62 acres of undeveloped land, as pictured here in 2005, into an area containing thousands of homes and millions of square feet of office and retail space. Photo: Payton Chung/Creative Commons

Urban Planning | May 23, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Related Midwest will turn the strip that connects the South Loop to Chinatown into a neighborhood with homes, stores,...

The entry portal to the Naval Cemetery Landscape, which converts a former naval cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y., into a vibrant public space that pays tribute to war veterans. Image: Marvel Architects and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Cultural Facilities | May 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The site is one of six where TKF Foundation is studying the relationship between nature, the built environment, and h...

Perkins+Will achieves first Living Building Challenge Certification with Vancouver visitors center

Inspired by an orchid, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver has curved walls and a floating roof. Image courtesy Perkins+Will. Click here to enlarge.

Green | May 23, 2016 | Perkins+Will

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre was recognized for its use of healthy building materials, on-site renewa...

'Greenest ballpark' proves a winner for St. Paul Saints

A berm in left field provides a picnic-like setting for up to 1,000 fans at CHS Field. Brick warehouses highlight the setting in the Lowertown arts district. Photo: Paul Crosby Photography/Courtesy Snow Kreilich Architects. Click here to enlarge.

Building Team Awards | May 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Solar arrays, a public art courtyard, and a picnic-friendly “park within a park" make the 7,210-seat CHS Field the fi...

Facility managers say Internet of Things, analytics will impact maintenance soon

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Codes and Standards | May 23, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

More reliable data needed for optimal results from the technology.

 

Texas Rangers announce plans for $1 billion retractable roof ballpark

Globe Life Park in Arlington. Photo: Brandi Korte/Creative Commons

Sports and Recreational Facilities | May 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The new stadium will replace Globe Life Park, which is only 22 years old.

 

Saudi Arabia capital city Riyadh is building a massive public transit system

King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station. Rendering couresy Zaha Hadid Architects. Click here to enlarge.

Transit Facilities | May 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

More than 110 miles of track will connect 85 stations over six lines. The cars can reach speeds up to 90 mph, and Zah...

Report: Urban area population growth slows

Austin, Texas. The population growth of the city has slowed, but a few of its suburbs, including Pflugerville and Georgetown, have experience booms. Photo: Stuart Seeger/Creative Commons

Market Data | May 20, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Older Millennials are looking to buy homes and move away to more affordable suburbs and exurbs.

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BIM and Information Technology | May 20, 2016 | AIA

The new automated connection will allow the more than 350 AIA 2030 committed firms to report their project and portfo...

The Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh achieves the client’s sustainable business objectives. And its execution required a degree of testing and modeling by the Building Team that’s unusual for most U.S. office buildings. Photo: Connie Zhou/Michael Ash Partners. Click here to enlarge.

Building Team Awards | May 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Building Team designed the 800,000-sf tower to use 50% less energy than a comparable building. A 1,200-sf mockup...

Why people are the most important factor in urban regeneration

A 100-hectare contemporary waterfront site in Belgrade, Serbia. Rendering courtesy CallisonRTKL.

Urban Planning | May 20, 2016 | CallisonRTKL blog | Edgar Kiviet

What makes large-scale urban regeneration projects successful? CallisonRTKL's Edgar Kiviet explores how cities, parti...

Industry leaders call for wider use of bamboo as a building material

Bamboo used as scaffolding. Photo: Andy McDowall/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | May 20, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Benefits include seismic resiliency and sustainability.

 

NCARB survey indicates continued growth of U.S. architects

Cincinnati's skyline. Photo: Robert S. Donovan/Creative Commons.

Architects | May 20, 2016 | NCARB

The number of U.S. architects surpassed 110,000 in 2015, a 2% increase from the previous year.

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