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AEC Tech | May 31, 2016 | David Barista

As buildings become increasingly connected, opportunistic hackers have countless avenues into a building’s network. 

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Market Data | February 17, 2016 | AIA

Multifamily residential sector improving after sluggish 2015.

Rendering courtesy Patano Studio Architecture

The High Line | February 17, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The park would cover a 45-acre swath of underutilized land over and along Interstate 5.

New ideas to help universities attract and empower STEM students

Rendering of an interior environment at University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios, a first-of-its-kind hybrid building that brings college housing together with a 24/7 entrepreneurial garage. Images courtesy Cannon Design

University Buildings | February 17, 2016 | Cannon Design Blog | Stephen Blair

Educational institutions are focusing on new learning strategies that engage students in activities, enable collabora...

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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Developing a strategy for getting paid on time

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Architects | February 17, 2016 | Whitehorn Financial Group blog | Steve Whitehorn

Though talking about money can be difficult, creating and following a clear plan for getting paid is essential for yo...

New York City implements new crane safety plan following deadly accident

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Codes and Standards | February 16, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The plan includes restrictions on crawler cranes during windy conditions.

Rendering Courtesy of Tegmark

High-rise Construction | February 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Coming in at just under ‘megatall’ status, the 595-meter Nexus Building forgoes the central core design typical of mo...

Tobey Building on the NH Hospital campus in Concord, NH

Reconstruction & Renovation | February 16, 2016 | Viega

The renovation of the historic Tobey Building provided one of the most state-of-the-art HVAC systems in the U.S.

Obama establishes federal earthquake risk management standard

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Resiliency | February 16, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard requires federal agencies to use earthquake-resistant design provisions in current building codes.

Construction begins on Foster + Partners’ Norton Museum of Art expansion project

View of the family gallery planned for the Norton Museum of Art. Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

Museums | February 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Florida museum is adding gallery space, an auditorium, great hall, and a 20,000-sf garden.

ISO releases national assessment and state-by-state building codes evaluation

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Codes and Standards | February 12, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Report covers 87% of U.S. population.

 

Huge fraud case involving alleged engineering impostors uncovered in California

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Codes and Standards | February 12, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Hundreds of buildings may have to be demolished.

 

One of VOA Associates' strengths is the cultural and entertainment sector, and its recent work includes the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona, Fla., pictured above. Merging its operations with Stantec brings together companies with “a commitment to design,” says VOA's Chairman Mike Toolis. Image: VOA Associates

Architects | February 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This deal reflects an industry where consolidation is a strategic necessity for more firms.

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3D Printing | February 11, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Starting with Manhattan, the company hopes to expand to other cities, villages, and "suburban cul-de-sacs" with its d...

AIA: Continued growth expected in nonresidential construction

Construction of Urban Union in Seattle in 2015. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons

Market Data | February 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The American Institute of Architects’ semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast indicates a growth of 8% in constru...

Nicole Dosso, a director in the technical group in SOM’s New York office and a 2016 AIA Fellow, worked on the One World Trade project. Photo: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons.

Architects | February 11, 2016 | AIA

AIA Fellowship recognizes significant contributions to profession of architecture and society.

 

New York governor makes emergency design-build authorization

New York City during Winter Storm Jonas. Photo: Jeff Kern/Creative Commons

Codes and Standards | February 11, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The declaration was issued in response to Winter Storm Jonas which dumped over 18 inches of snow in parts of the stat...

Miami review board recommends approval for luxury condo tower

Courtesy David Siddons Group.

Multifamily Housing | February 10, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 57-story Elysee Miami will offer residents impeccable views and plenty of amenities.

 

Spending on lodging construction, like the expansive renovation of the Intercontinental New York Barclay pictured above, should increase by 10.8% to $23.4 billion in 2016. Total spending on nonresidential building is projected to grow this year by 13.7% to $439.2 billion, according to Gilbane. Image: Shawmut Design and Construction

Market Data | February 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.

100 Resilient Cities to partner with Perkins Eastman

The Lenox Hill Healthplex is Manhattan’s first freestanding emergency department. Photo: Chris Cooper Photography/Courtesy Perkins Eastman.

 

Smart and Resilient Cities | February 10, 2016 | 100 Resilient Cities

Perkins Eastman joins 100RC group of Platform Partners to offer resilience-building services to member cities.

DBIA disputes study claiming design-build projects often delivered on time, over budget

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Building Team | February 10, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Says study did not account for owner-initiated scope changes.

 

Winners named in “Reinventing Paris” competition

Created by Sou Fujimoto Architects, Mille Arbres includes a glass structure that tapers upward with trees lining its roof. The mixed-use development will contain apartments (including social housing), offices, and a community center. Rendering: DR

Urban Planning | February 09, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Architects submitted projects that redeveloped key parts of the city and incorporated green space features.

Cushman & Wakefield is bullish on U.S. economy and its property markets

Despite a projected slowing in manufacturing activity, warehouse distribution should continue to be a shining light in the nonresidential sector, for builders and investors alike. Image: Pixabay

Market Data | February 09, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Sees positive signs for construction and investment growth in warehouses, offices, and retail

Architect faces 21-month to 6-year prison sentence for VA medical center contract conspiracy

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Architects | February 09, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Admits to using inside information to gain VA contracts in Cleveland

 

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Industry Research | February 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

U-Haul truck rental costs are a good early predictor of migration trends in the U.S.

Bjarke Ingels Group designs winding Manhattan high-rise

Renderings courtesy Tishman Speyer

High-rise Construction | February 08, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Spiral will be a 65-story tower with a half-mile’s worth of green space wrapped around its exterior.

DirectTV offices. Photo courtesy AECOM

Giants 300 | February 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Ranking the nation’s largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms. Giants 300 surveys are due Friday, Ap...

Increased demand for fire resistive glazing in combination with ballistic or physical attack protection led to the development of USA-made SuperSecure II-XLS by SAFTI FIRST, now used in prisons and other secure facilities nationwide.

Glass and Glazing | February 08, 2016 | Bill O'Keeffe | SaftiFirst

After a strong 2015, demand for fire resistive glass continues to grow

Trim-Tex Wall Mounted Deflection Bead installed, before drywall mud applied. 

Structural Materials | February 08, 2016 |

Trim-Tex Wall Mounted Deflection Bead features a coextruded flexible gasket that compresses under deflection pressure...

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American Wood Council releases construction fire best practice manuals, website

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Fire and Life Safety | February 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The manuals provide information on preventing, reducing fire losses in buildings under construction.

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Wood | February 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor and WoodWorks

The Aspen Art Museum, Scott Family Amazeum, and Whitetail Woods Regional Park Camper Cabins are among the projects ho...

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