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2016 Giants Report | August 18, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Page, EYP, Fluor Corp.,BL Harbert International, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s annual rankings of the nation’s largest federal government sector AEC firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report.

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A 9,000-sf LED video mesh runs along an outside wall of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is also distinguished by a first-of-its-kind exterior concert stage. Image: Populous

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The gambling mecca has its eyes on attracting a pro sports team. 

Evaluating the value proposition of project vendors

Images courtesy CBRE.

Building Team | April 06, 2016 | Daniel Waters, CBRE Healthcare

CBRE Healthcare's Daniel Waters has a few pointers for Request for Proposal (RFP) writers and Project Managers when i...

Houston at high risk for major damage from hurricanes

Aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas, in 2008. Photo: Galveston.com/Creative Commons.

Resiliency | April 06, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

After a decade of study, little has been done to improve resiliency.

Interactive map shows present and future Miami skyline

Screenshot of the Downtown Miami Interactive 3-D Skyline Map, which depicts what the city's skyline could look like after all of the planned, proposed, and under construction projects are finished.

BIM and Information Technology | April 05, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Downtown Miami Interactive 3-D Skyline Map lets users see the status of every downtown office, retail, residentia...

Lead 8 and BuroHappold design Hong Kong waterfront pedestrian network

Renderings courtesy Lead 8 And BuroHappold. Click here to enlarge lede photo.

The High Line | April 05, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 23-kilometer HarbourLoop will connect the territory’s main island to the Kowloon peninsula.

The importance of true cost-modeling for sports facilities

The Atlanta Falcons' new Mercedez-Benz Stadium. Image © 2014 Atlanta Falcons Football Club.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 05, 2016 | Peter Knowles and Steve Kelly, Rider Levett Bucknall

Many factors prevent sports facilities from immediate profitability. Rider Levett Bucknall’s Peter Knowles and Steve...

Lighting requirements for high-rise dwellings proposed for energy standard

Photo: Kenny Louie/Creative Commons

Lighting | April 05, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The requirements would effectively eliminate incandescent and halogen bulbs.

3 key trends in student housing for Boston’s higher education community

Image: University Student Living.

University Buildings | April 04, 2016 | Cannon Design Blog | Lynne Deninger

The city wants to add 18,500 student residence beds by the year 2030. CannonDesign's Lynne Deninger identifies three ...

AIA report analyzes 20 years of the best green projects

Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle. The building, designed by ZGF Architects LLP, was a COTE Top Ten Green Project in 2013. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

Green | April 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

"Lessons from the Leading Edge" is a study of the 200 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Award winning proje...

AIA: Public-private partnerships could solve nation’s public infrastructure crisis

Train station Seattle. Photo: Kaleb Nyquist/Creative Commons

Industry Research | April 04, 2016 | AIA

A new white paper addresses the nation’s $3 trillion public infrastructure crisis and how public private partnerships...

ABC: Nonresidential spending slip in February no cause for alarm

Photo: Victoria Pickering/Creative Commons

Market Data | April 04, 2016 | ABC

Spending in the nonresidential sector totaled $690.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis in February....

AISI publishes Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide, 2016 Edition

Photo: Alan Lam/Creative Commons.

Steel Construction and Products | April 04, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Updates 2007 edition; includes five comprehensive design examples.

 

Rendering courtesy © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Performing Arts Centers | April 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Among the unique design features is a movable set of structural audience “towers” that allows for directors and desig...

San Diego Chargers announce plan for downtown stadium and convention center

Qualcomm Stadium, the San Diego Chargers' current home. Photo: SD Dirk/Creative Commons

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 01, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The project will be funded primarily by a tax increase on hotel stays.

 

UIC campus. Photo: Teresa Grau Ros/Creative Commons

Architects | April 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Chicago architect graduated from the school and created a scholarship for aspiring architects.

ASHRAE publication on impact of IT equipment on data center design released

Photo: Bob Mical/Creative Commons

Data Centers | April 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The book offers advice for designing structures in the fast-changing data center industry.

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

Photo Credit:  Teemu08, Wikimedia Commons 

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...

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