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September 28, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HOK, Stantec, Turner Construction Co., Fluor Corp., and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest government facility AEC firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report.

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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...

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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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.

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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. ...

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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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

Photo: Seth Tisue/Creative Commons.

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...

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