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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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 | VOA 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.

 

Cranes are springing up all over downtown Seattle, where 65 buildings are currently under construction. Image: Downtown Seattle Association 

Market Data | July 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Development investment is twice what it was five years ago. 

Photo: Pixabay

Multifamily Housing | July 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Latest survey by RENTCafé tracks size changes in 95 metros. 

For employees, certain design strategies can lessen stress, improve health, and promote a greater sense of community connectivity, writes Perkins+Will project manager Jon Penndorf.

Image courtesy Perkins+Will

Seismic Design | July 05, 2016 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Jon Penndorf

For employees, certain design strategies can lessen stress, improve health, and promote a greater sense of community...

State legislature fails to pass law to extend design-build for New York City projects

Photo: Thomas Hawk/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | July 05, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Would have allowed five city agencies to use alternate delivery method.

 

Infrastructure investment, led by transit-oriented projects, is driving economic growth in many of America's largest cities. Image: Transwestern

Contractors | July 04, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Competitiveness and economic development are at stake for cities, says Transwestern.

Green | July 01, 2016 | Kirksey

Kirksey is the first Houston-based firm with designation and role as high-quality LEED administrator

Sasaki library survey gauges librarian happiness

The Polk County Library in Columbus, N.C. Photo: Melinda/Creative Commons.

Library | July 01, 2016 | Sasaki Ideas |

Libraries are changing from dull book boxes into vibrant hubs for academic institutions. Sasaki surveyed more than 40...

Perkins Eastman was the architect for the Huishan North Bund mixed-use development in Shanghai. The buildings received LEED Gold, China 3-Star Rating, and BREEAM Excellent Certifications. Rendering courtesy Perkins Eastman.

Green | July 01, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The firm will partner with the International Finance Corporation to promote sustainable building in emerging markets...

AIA releases summary of the 2016 Design and Health Research Consortium

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Photo: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital/Creative Commons.

Healthcare Facilities | July 01, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Consortium members discussed how architects, designers, and health professionals can best apply design and health res...

Energy Department partnership with CoStar Group will study sustainability impact on property valuation

Photo: Michael Linden/Creative Commons.

Energy | June 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Database will offer rich data set on energy-efficient buildings in the U.S.

 

June 30, 2016 | Bill O'Keeffe |

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. Photo: Public.Resource.Org/Creative Commons.

Cultural Facilities | June 30, 2016 | BD+C Editors

With experience designing cultural and academic facilities, Williams and Tsien got the nod over other search finalist...

Floating sauna, mobile dental trailer, and Christmas market huts among this year's best small projects

The wa_sauna functions as a boat that can be taken out on open waters. Photo: Kevin Scott, courtesy AIA.

Architects | June 30, 2016 | AIA

AIA chose the 2016 recipients of the Small Project Awards. Every entry cost less than $1.5 million to build, with one...

The new University of Kansas School of Business building marks a departure from the traditional design model – and, thus, the traditional approach to learning – focusing on innovation, serendipity, and being “future ready.” Image: Gensler.

Higher Education | June 30, 2016 | GenslerOn | David Broz

Academic incubators that bridge school and the workplace are transforming design in higher education. Gensler's David...

Chicago contractor found guilty of fraud on city’s requirement on minority-owned businesses

Construction in Chicago. Photo: Paul Morgan/Creative Commons.

Contractors | June 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Alleged to have been sham business in bid to win city public works contract.

 

AIA: Healthy demand for all building types signaled in Architecture Billings Index

A parking garage was being built in SeaTac, Wash., in June 2016. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons.

Architects | June 29, 2016 | AIA

Recent client interest could signal resurgence for institutional market. May's ABI score was the highest mark in near...

Roofing | June 29, 2016 | Dave Rutherford |

When faced with the need to replace a flat roof, many building owners find retrofitting a more viable investment, and...

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Codes and Standards | June 29, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New studies indicate significant number of construction workers suffer hearing loss.

 

Taipei 101, a 2.1-million-sf, 1,667-foot-tall office building in Taiwan that was completed in 2004, was chosen by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as the winner of its 2016 Performance Award for efficiency and sustainability. CTBUH also selected what it considers to be the best tall buildings in four regions of the world. Image:[email protected] Financial

High-rise Construction | June 29, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat selects winners in four regions.

Images courtesy Whitehorn Financial

Architects | June 28, 2016 | Whitehorn Financial Group blog | Steve Whitehorn

Whitehorn Financial Managing Principal Steve Whitehorn offers effective ways to recoup lost revenue, including a few...

Coatings | June 28, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

With more than 20,000 colors to choose from, Valspar offers coatings that lower heating costs, lower cooling costs, a...

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