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Hamilton Elementary School in Moline, Ill., features a range of interactive learning spaces designed to encourage critical thinking and collaboration, including an “imaginarium,” discovery lab, and learning stair (pictured). On the Building Team: Legat Architects (design architect), KJWW Engineering (SE), Amsco Engineering (MEP), McClure Engineering (CE), MVP Services Group (kitchen design), and Russell Construction (CM). Photo: AJ Brown Imaging

2016 Giants Report | July 25, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler surpasses $1.1 billion in revenue, topping Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest architecture firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report.

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Sustainability | July 12, 2016 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Divya Natarajan

Healthier and happier employees benefit a company’s bottom line. Paladino senior project manager Divya Natarajan writ...

OSHA raises maximum civil penalties by 78%

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Codes and Standards | July 12, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Applies to infractions that occurred after Nov. 2, 2015.

 

Broadway Malyan designs Miami terminal for Royal Caribbean Cruises

Renderings and video courtesy Broadway Malyan. Click here to enlarge.

Resort Design | July 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The $100 million “Crown of Miami” will provide visitors panoramic views, and it will glow at night.

 

CetraRuddy designs office tower for Manhattan’s Meatpacking district

The 412 W. 15th St. office complex in New York City will have 8,200 sf of outdoor space on six terraces. Renderings courtesy Rockpoint Group. Click here to enlarge.

Office Building Design | July 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Plans originally called for a hotel, but the architect and developers adapted their design for commercial use.

Construction in Tempe, Ariz. Photo: lunita lu/Creative Commons.

School Construction | July 11, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Legislature accused of ignoring 1994 ruling ordering state to pick up some of the costs.

 

Building Technology | July 11, 2016 | FARO, Robyn M. Feller

Gilbane Building Company utilized advanced 3D scanning technology as part of a virtual design and construction (VDC)...

Windows and Doors | July 11, 2016 | PELLA EFCO COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS

With 60-year-old windows and high energy usage, the University of New Mexico building was in need of a historically a...

Building Team | July 11, 2016 | Sasha Reed |

The lead up to AECX featured a discussion providing insight into the current state of the AEC technological revolutio...

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A new report by McKinsey & Co. states that the world's construction industry will be able to keep up with reconstruction demands by adopting digital technology at all levels of project management and communication with Building Team partners. Image: Pixabay

Contractors | July 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new McKinsey report identifies five trends the industry should latch onto more broadly.

Denver’s downtown Civic Center Station. Renderings courtesy Perkins Eastman. Click here to enlarge.

Transit Facilities | July 08, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Renovations to a 30-year-old bus transit hub will improve commutes and lure visitors.

 

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.

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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

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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 |

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