UC Merced's campus will greatly expand over the next four years, as the state's Board of Regents has approved a design and construction plan that would allow the 11-year-old university to increase its enrollment by nearly 50%. Image: Courtesy UC Merced

University Buildings | July 22, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The state’s Board of Regents has approved a $1.34 billion plan that would add nearly 1.2 million sf of new space.

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The multibillion-dollar expansion of the Panama Canal, which is scheduled to open in June, is one of the major water resource infrastructure projects that MWH Global has tackled. In acquiring this company, Stantec foresees significant cross-selling opportunities for its divisions. Image: MWH Global

Engineers | March 31, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination would boost Stantec’s revenue by nearly 60% and its workforce by 45%.

Photo Courtesy of Forgemind ArchiMedia, flickr Creative Commons. Photo Credit: Simone Cecchetti

Architects | March 31, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Often credited as being a pioneer for women architects for her work in a male-dominated field, Hadid had designs comm...

Photo: Mediterranean Center of Medical Sciences, Flickr Creative Commons

Architects | March 31, 2016 | AIA

Firms represented by the projects and initiatives receiving grants include HKS, DO|SU Studio Architecture, and McClai...

Deep Learning + AI: How machines are becoming master problem solvers

The world’s top Go player Lee Sedol puts the first stone against Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo during the third match of the Google DeepMind Challenge match in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Reuters/Google/Yonhap

AEC Tech | March 31, 2016 | David Barista |

Besides revolutionary changes to the world’s workforce, artificial intelligence could have a profound impact on the b...

A proposed 300-meter-tall tower, to be located at Dubai's Marina, would offer extreme-sports enthusiasts the chance to scale its heights, rappel its sides, and base jump from three different platforms. Rendering: 10 Design

Sports and Recreational Facilities | March 31, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The design incorporates Everest-like base camps for different skill levels.

Glass and Glazing | March 31, 2016 | Bill O'Keeffe |

Code limitations do not match manufacturer’s tested listings

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Hotel Facilities | March 30, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Usonian Inn proudly displays many Wright-inspired characteristics, the most prominent of which is the use of cant...

JLL's white paper identifies 10 trends across a wide range of influences that are likely to impact commercial real estate firms over the next few years. Image: JLL

Market Data | March 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The report looks at global threats and opportunities, and how CRE firms are managing their expectations for growth....

Image Courtesy of Sean Gallagher, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Designers | March 30, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Morpholio’s new ScalePen feature dynamically sets line weight depending on the scale or zoom level of the drawing....

Autodesk’s Project Escher prints large objects in fraction of the time

Photo: Autodesk, via Co.Design.

3D Printing | March 29, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

By networking 3D printers and divvying up the work, the project creates big items 80% to 90% more efficiently.

Images courtesy Guy Hollaway Architects. Click photos to enlarge. (Click here to enlarge lede image).

Sports and Recreational Facilities | March 29, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Guy Hollaway Architects designed an indoor 10,700-sf park in Folkestone, England, to accommodate BMX biking, skateboa...

Energy-Efficient Design | March 29, 2016 | Panasonic

With the full O&M package, solar adopters are able to maximize return on investment, optimize system performance...

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Concept Sketch, Syracuse University, S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Renovation. All images courtesy Gensler

Architects | March 29, 2016 | GenslerOn | Alex Fernández

Hand-drawn concepts allow ideas to emerge and build stronger connections between the design and the audience, as Gens...

Riverton Community Housing located in Minneapolis, MN.

Cladding and Facade Systems | March 29, 2016 | Nichiha

Nichiha Illumination panels were used to create a dynamic housing development for University of Minnesota students. W...

High-rise Construction | March 28, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The hat truss-supported office tower was topped off in January, rising 25 stories above the Salt Lake City streets....

Occupant egress simulations that impact codes fall short, researchers say

Photo: Jeff Montgomery/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | March 28, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Building evacuations in emergencies are too dangerous as a result.

 

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Education Facility | March 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new Rubenstein Commons will be a 20,000-sf structure at the center of the campus for the Institute for Advanced S...

Waugh Thistleton designs one of the tallest timber office buildings in London

Renderings courtesy Waugh Thistleton. Click here to enlarge.

Wood | March 28, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The nine-story Development House has vertical open spaces for light and air flow.

 

Identifying, using, and applying predictive analytics

Photo: Jeff Seeger/Creative Commons

Big Data | March 28, 2016 | HDR BLiNK | Branden Collingsworth

Branden Collingsworth, HDR’s new Director of Predictive Analytics, clarifies what his team does and how architecture...

National report on school buildings reports $46 billion annual funding shortfall

Photo: Pasco County Schools/Creative Commons.

School Construction | March 28, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Millions of students said to be learning in obsolete facilities.

 

Minnesota Timberwolves follow pack of NBA teams with new high-res video screens

Image courtesy Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Sports and Recreational Facilities | March 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Wolves, Charlotte Hornets, and Sacramento Kings have new multi-paneled center-hung displays planned for their are...

ASHRAE grants fund human thermal comfort database project

Photo: benhosg/Creative Commons.

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

Aim is to help better understand thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings.

 

OSHA finalizes new silica dust regulations

Photo: Pixabay.

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

Construction industry has until June 2017 to comply.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific unveils whale of a project

Rendering courtesy EHDD/Aquarium of the Pacific. Click here to enlarge.

Museums | March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Designed by EHDD, the 18,000-sf, whale-shaped Pacific Visions will have gathering spots, galleries, and a theater wit...

Easter Eggs highlight directories of new Seattle corporate campus

Images courtesy Michael Courtney Design. Click photos to enlarge.

Retail Centers | March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

 

The wayfinding master plan for a tech campus features maps, directions, and, yes, "Easter eggs": colorful ph...

Barcelona hoops arena will rattle opponents with “wall” of raucous fans

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Sports and Recreational Facilities | March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

HOK and TAC Arquitectes designed a basketball palace that will have intimate seating inside and public space outside....

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture incorporates Biblical parable into church design

Rendering courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Click here to enlarge.

Religious Facilities | March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The ellipse-shaped building has plenty of gathering spots and outdoor views.

 

HGA and Perkins+Will join National Resilience Initiative Network

University of Minnesota College of Design. Photo: Ron Ryan Aviles/Creative Commons.

Resiliency | March 24, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Minneapolis offices of the two firms will partner with the University of Minnesota College of Design in the Upper...

ABC: Construction Backlog expands nearly 3% at the close of 2015

Hilton Cleveland construction in 2015. Photo: Mack Male/Creative Commons.

Contractors | March 24, 2016 | ABC

Uptick suggests high demand for construction workers will continue.

 

Clear fire-rated glazing transfers daylight

Curtain Wall | March 24, 2016 | Technical Glass Products

Visual connectivity between workspaces and natural light, both to be created without sacrificing safety, were focal p...

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