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High-rise Construction | October 21, 2016 | CTBUH and BD+C Staff

Two firms stand well above the others when it comes to the number of tall buildings they have designed.

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The history of building with wood [infographic]

The ceiling of the Richmond Olympic Oval building in Richmond, B.C., Canada, is made of glulam. Photo: Thelastminute/Wikimedia Commons.

Wood | July 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The first timber home was built 10,000 years ago. Now 40-story wood skyscrapers are being constructed.

Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland will host next week's Republican National Convention, at which more than 20,000 people are expected to attend. The venue is relying on a distributed antennae system to help boost voice and data transmission and make sure those attendees' smartphones work smoothly. Image: Erik Drost/Wikimedia Commons

Building Tech | July 14, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Each venue is equipped with DAS technology that extends the building’s wireless coverage.

Portland, Ore. Photo: Holly Hayes/Creative Commons.

Multifamily Housing | July 14, 2016 | Peter Fabrid, Contributing Editor

Expected to raise $8 million annually on commercial and residential projects.


West Palm Beach, Fla. Photo courtesy Van Alen Institute.

Urban Planning | July 13, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Design and research teams will use West Palm Beach, Fla., as their model.


Chicago's Union Station. Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons.

Transit Facilities | July 13, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The third-busiest station in the country needs more space.


A growing number of Americans are opting out of office work. Employers can make the office environment more appealing—and in the process foment innovation—through better workspace design and by allowing greater latitude in where work takes place, according to a new survey conducted by Gensler. Image: Pixabay

Office Building Design | July 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A poll of 4,000-plus U.S. workers finds the most innovative among them spend less time at the office.

FAA issues final rule on commercial use of drones

Photo: Paul Cooper/Creative Commons.

Drones | July 13, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The rule covers commercial uses for drones that weigh less than 55 pounds, and it takes effect Aug. 29.


Ark Encounter. Photo and video courtesy Ark Encounter.

Religious Facilities | July 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Ark Encounter, the largest timber-framed structure in the world, opened in Kentucky.


Photo Courtesy or Arquitectonica via Arch Daily

High-rise Construction | July 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The structure will be the tallest building in the Edgewater District

OhioHealth Neuroscience Institute at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Building Team: NBBJ (architect), Korda (SE/MEP), Dynamix (MEP), EMH&T (CE), and Whiting-Turner/Corna Kokosing (CM). Photos courtesy Ohio CTC. Click here to enlarge.


Building Team | July 12, 2016 | Tom Garske, Jennifer Horvath, Ed Keener, Stephen Metz, Jeff Ortman, Randy Sleeper, Kurt Smith, and Monica Wangler | Ohio Construction Transformation Consortium

Experts explain the benefits of DA, a process where the subcontractors are retained to assist other Building Team mem...

CF Møller designs LEGO world headquarters complex in Denmark

A four-story atrium sits at the center of the proposed LEGO world headquarters building. Renderings courtesy CF Møller. Click here to enlarge.

Office Building Design | July 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 52,000-sm complex will incorporate many familiar motifs from the popular plastic building block toys.

Photo: Pixabay

Sustainability | July 12, 2016 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Divya Natarajan

Healthier and happier employees benefit a company’s bottom line. Paladino senior project manager Divya Natarajan writ...

OSHA raises maximum civil penalties by 78%

Photo: Ann Fisher/Creative Commons.

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

Applies to infractions that occurred after Nov. 2, 2015.


Broadway Malyan designs Miami terminal for Royal Caribbean Cruises

Renderings and video courtesy Broadway Malyan. Click here to enlarge.

Resort Design | July 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The $100 million “Crown of Miami” will provide visitors panoramic views, and it will glow at night.


CetraRuddy designs office tower for Manhattan’s Meatpacking district

The 412 W. 15th St. office complex in New York City will have 8,200 sf of outdoor space on six terraces. Renderings courtesy Rockpoint Group. Click here to enlarge.

Office Building Design | July 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Plans originally called for a hotel, but the architect and developers adapted their design for commercial use.

Construction in Tempe, Ariz. Photo: lunita lu/Creative Commons.

School Construction | July 11, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Legislature accused of ignoring 1994 ruling ordering state to pick up some of the costs.


Building Technology | July 11, 2016 | FARO, Robyn M. Feller

Gilbane Building Company utilized advanced 3D scanning technology as part of a virtual design and construction (VDC)...

Windows and Doors | July 11, 2016 | PELLA EFCO COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS

With 60-year-old windows and high energy usage, the University of New Mexico building was in need of a historically a...

Building Team | July 11, 2016 | Sasha Reed |

The lead up to AECX featured a discussion providing insight into the current state of the AEC technological revolutio...

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A new report by McKinsey & Co. states that the world's construction industry will be able to keep up with reconstruction demands by adopting digital technology at all levels of project management and communication with Building Team partners. Image: Pixabay

Contractors | July 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new McKinsey report identifies five trends the industry should latch onto more broadly.

Denver’s downtown Civic Center Station. Renderings courtesy Perkins Eastman. Click here to enlarge.

Transit Facilities | July 08, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Renovations to a 30-year-old bus transit hub will improve commutes and lure visitors.


Solar carports power Major League Soccer stadium in Utah

Solar carports being installed in the parking lot of Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

Energy Efficiency | July 08, 2016 | MBCI

Wanting to capitalize on the abundant energy produced by the sun, the Real Salt Lake professional soccer club built c...

World Green Building Council sets goal of 100% net-zero buildings by 2050

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's new green facility. Photo: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center/Creative Commons.

Green Specifications | July 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

All new buildings and major renovations to be net-zero by 2030.


Courtyards make Brooklyn’s Bushwick II residential development its own miniature city

All renderings courtesy ODA New York. Click here to enlarge.

Multifamily Housing | July 07, 2016 | MIke Chamernik, Associate Editor

Bushwick II will feature light-filled plaza spaces, a roof for urban living, and more than 800 apartment units.

Images courtesy CBRE

Healthcare Facilities | July 07, 2016 | Patrick Duke, Kyle Marden, and David Vollmer | CBRE

Compliance processes can be handled efficiently with a little bit of foresight. CBRE's Patrick Duke, Kyle Marden, and...

Room available through Airbnb. Photo: Geremy F/Creative Commons

Market Data | July 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Allegedly removing thousands of housing units from market, driving up rents.

Photo: Paul Miller/Creative Commons.

Urban Planning | July 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Zoning, property rights, building codes all could be re-imagined.


Construction spending falls 0.8% from April to May

Construction in Miami. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.

Market Data | July 06, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The private and public sectors have a combined estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.14 trillion.

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Horizon Village. Images courtesy VOA.


University Buildings | July 06, 2016 | Stantec Blog | Steve Siegle, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Universities across the country are striving to meet the demand of on-campus housing. VOA's Steve Siegle examines wha...

U.S. healthcare system’s GHG emissions rise 30% in past decade

Photo: Gerald Simmons/Creative Commons.

Green | July 06, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

If U.S. healthcare were a country, it would rank 13th in GHG emissions.


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