Sagrada Familia, Designed by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona, Spain. Photo: SBA73, Wikimedia Creative Commons.

Architects | September 26, 2016 | AIA

A new travel program offers design enthusiast travelers 10 global destinations.

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Gateway Tower in Chicago. Renderings courtesy Gensler. Click here to enlarge.

High-rise Construction | June 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

A new 2,000-foot tower has been proposed for a site that is currently a non-monument to an abandoned plan.

Cozy hideouts support an emerging work mode that's proving critical to helping workers recharge their batteries. Image © Garrett Rowland. Click here to enlarge

Office Building Design | June 07, 2016 | GenslerOn | Penny Lewis

Workspaces are geared toward socializing and collaboration, but people need quiet, calm places where they can sit alo...

Photo: Washington State Dept of Transportation/Creative Commons.

Concrete | June 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New curing monitoring techniques included.

 

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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Conquer computational design: 5 tips for starting your journey

HDR design team members utilize computational design tools to collaborate on façade treatment strategies for one of the firm’s arena projects. Courtesy HDR

BIM and Information Technology | June 07, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Data-driven design expert Nathan Miller offers helpful advice for getting your firm ready to use CD tools and concept...

A project team at HDR collaborates on design solutions for a sports facility project with the help of data-driven design tools. The firm has been using CM tools for several years. Photo courtesy HDR

BIM and Information Technology | June 07, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Rapid prototyping, custom plug-ins, and data dashboards are among the common applications for computational design....

Photo: Pixabay

Market Data | June 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The good news: the length and value of disputes in the U.S. fell last year, according to latest Arcadis report.

Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.

Energy | June 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Energy modeling is a ‘no-brainer—like checking MPG on a car’

A 1,200-car parking garage planned for Fairfield, Calif. Rendering courtesy Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture. Click here to enlarge.

Transportation & Parking Facilities | June 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Artwork and patterns will be displayed on the structure’s 600-foot wide façade.

 

JLL Report: Retail renovation drives construction growth in 2016

Construction of the Sky 19 Plaza in Bismarck, N.D. in 2016. Photo: Consolidated Construction/Creative Commons

Market Data | June 03, 2016 | JLL

Retail construction projects were up nearly 25% year-over-year, and the industrial and office construction sectors fa...

Robinson Starmills mall in San Fernando, Philippines. Photo: Robinsons Land, via Inhabitat

Shopping Centers | June 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Robinsons Starmills mall in San Fernando recently turned on a 2.9 megawatt rooftop PV plant.

Rendering Courtesy of Studio Gang

K-12 Schools | June 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Academy for Global Citizenship’s new purpose-built structure, located in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood of Chica...

Managing risk when building in challenging locations

Crane in Cuba's Havana Harbor. Photo courtesy Whitehorn Financial.

Building Team | June 02, 2016 | Whitehorn Financial Group blog | Steve Whitehorn

AEC firms recognize the upsides of exploring new, emerging markets. Whitehorn Financial's Steve Whitehorn offers four...

ABC: Nonresidential construction spending down in April

Construction in Cleveland's Public Sqaure in April 2016. Photo: Erik Drost/Creative Commons.

Market Data | June 02, 2016 | ABC

Lower building material prices, a sluggish U.S. economy, and hesitation among private developers all factor into the ...

USGBC offers new LEED pilot credit: Building Material Human Hazard and Exposure Assessment

Construction in Asbury Park, N.J. Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons.

Green | June 02, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

For assessing human health-related exposure scenarios for construction products.

The redeveloped Central Terminal B at New York's LaGuardia Airport will have 35 gates. Construction of this $4 billion project started officially on June 1, as its public-private development partnership signed a long-term lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Rendering: LaGuardia Gateway Partners

Airports | June 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The development consortium has secured financing for the $4 billion project, and signed an operating lease through 20...

MIT study: Microscopic structure of natural materials can inspire better concrete

Photo: BEV Norton/Creative Commons

Building Materials | June 01, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Bones and sea sponges are highly organized at the molecular level, while concrete consists of random composites.

AltaSea's Engagement Center. All renderings courtesy Gensler. Click here to enlarge.

Education Facility | June 01, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

New and renovated facilities will help researchers, educators, and visitors better understand the ocean.

Office building and multifamily tower revitalize Philadelphia cathedral

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, with the 3737 Chestnut building in the background. Courtesy BLT Architects. Click here to enlarge.

Building Team Awards | June 01, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director  

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral capitalizes on hot property to help fund much needed upgrades and programs.

Central utility power plant takes center stage

UCSD Medical Center Central Plant in La Jolla, Calif. Photo: Kevin Turner. Click here to enlarge.

Building Team Awards | June 01, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

An undulating roof, floor-to-ceiling glass, and façade scheme give visual appeal to a plant that serves the 10-story...

Federal agencies boost standards for more resilient construction

Flooding in Houston in April 2016. Photo: meltedplastic/Creative Commons.

Resiliency | June 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

HUD, FEMA, GSA, Army Corps of Engineers make policy changes.

 

 

Vancouver park board approves final design for urban park

Rendering courtesy Vancouver Park Board.

Urban Planning | May 31, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The green space is intended to be a recreation area for a busy part of downtown.

 

A rendering of Kiruna's new city center. Rendering courtesy of White and Tegmark

Urban Planning | May 31, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden, and its 20,000 residents will be moved two miles to the east by 2040.

JLG Architects acquires Minneapolis-based Studio Five Architects

Studio Five Architects worked on the University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center in Minneapolis. Rendering courtesy University of Minnesota Physicians/Cannon Design

Architects | May 31, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Led by Linda McCracken-Hunt, SFA is one of Minnesota’s oldest woman-owned architecture firms.

Photo: Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Corey Lewis , U.S. Navy, via Wikimedia Commons; photo filter via BeFunky.com

AEC Tech | May 31, 2016 | David Barista |

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

CannonDesign manages a $2 billion hospital design review with digital processes

The Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) hospital project in Montreal, Canada. Image courtesy CannonDesign.

AEC Tech | May 31, 2016 | Bluebeam

Collectif Santé Montreal turns to Bluebeam Revu for project efficiency in establishing the largest hospital in Montre...

Gonzaga's new student center is bustling social hub

The new John J. Hemmingson Center’s “main street” features several dining options, including a Starbucks. Photo: Christian Columbres. Click here to enlarge.

Building Team Awards | May 31, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Retail mall features, comfortable furniture, and floor-to-ceiling glass add vibrancy to the new John J. Hemmingson Ce...

Miami Beach requires developers to meet green standards or pay a fee

Miami Beach, Fla. Photo: Alan PARKER/Creative Commons.

Green | May 31, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Applies to structures larger than 7,000 sf.

 

12 building projects that represent the best in AEC team collaboration

The interior of Fulton Center in Manhattan, N.Y., is constructed of architecturally exposed structural steel, glass storefronts, stainless steel panels, GFRC column covers and ceilings, granite flooring, and a decorative cable net structure in the oculus. Spiral stairs, 15 ADA-compliant elevators, and 10 escalators convey 300,000 passengers a day between nine train lines. A 350-foot tunnel connects to train lines at the World Trade Center.

 

Building Team Awards | May 31, 2016 | BD+C Editors

A busy, light-filled Manhattan subway station and a pebble-shaped Chicago library are among the winners of the 19th a...

The expanded and renovated First Hill Medical Pavilion in Seattle sold for a record amount early this year, an indication that the healthcare sector continues to lure investors. Image: CollinsWoerman

Healthcare Facilities | May 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Over the past year, healthcare accounted for nearly one-fifth of all new jobs in the U.S.

West Hollywood Parking Garage. Photo courtesy LPA Inc. Click here to enlarge.

Transportation & Parking Facilities | May 27, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Using robots to store and fetch parked cars will save on carbon dioxide emissions.

 

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