Seattle gets a peak at Amazon’s latest plans for its downtown complex

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Office Building Design | January 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The online retailer is seeking permits to build on a fourth city block that would include 835,200 sf of office space.

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January 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 2015 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects, based on overall design, engineering, and constr...

Morton Buildings is the national leader in custom post-frame construction. With an expansive network of resources and an ongoing commitment to innovation within the industry, Morton has earned its reputation that has lasted for generations.

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January 02, 2015 | BD+C Staff

New York-based designer Xinran Ma has illustrated a New Year's greeting card that assembles pieces of various brutalist and modernist architecture....

January 02, 2015 | Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. 

Nonresidential construction spending fell 1% on a monthly basis in November, but has still managed to expand 4% on a year-over-year basis.

Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons

January 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction consultant FMI foresees—with some caveats—continuing growth in the office, lodging, and manufacturing sectors. But funding uncertainti...

Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control

Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control moisture in the building envelope. Photo: Hoffm

December 31, 2014 | Bradley Carmichael, PE, Project Engineer, Hoffmann Architects

Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall systems work and evaluates the effectiveness of var...

Renderings courtesy Manica Architecture

Renderings courtesy Manica Architecture

December 31, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Golden State Warriors, currently the team with the best record in the National Basketball Association, looks like it could finally get a new ar...

Photo courtesy CBRE Healthcare

Photo courtesy CBRE Healthcare

December 31, 2014 | Patrick Duke, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare continues to shift toward Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley as it revamps business practices to focus on consumerism and efficiency, wri...

Transparent fire-rated entry evokes openness at Johnson & Wales University. Phot

Transparent fire-rated entry evokes openness at Johnson & Wales University. Photo: TGP

December 30, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

As more students enter the school system each year, designing for fire safety in educational facilities has never been more critical. Fire-rated gl...

Uptown Bay City transforms a former industrial crane-manufacturing site into vib

Uptown Bay City transforms a former industrial crane-manufacturing site into vibrant mixed-use riverfront community.

December 30, 2014 | Dow Corning

When developers of Uptown Bay City (Bay City, Mich.) began transforming the former industrial site into a mixed-use, self-sustaining riverfront com...

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Photo courtesy MAADI Group

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The metal’s flexibility makes the difference in an oil rig footbridge connecting platforms in the West Philippine Sea. The design solution was name...

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Courtesy SmithGroupJJR

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A major movie studio needed a new vault to protect its irreplaceable negatives for films released after 1982. SmithGroupJJR came up with a box-in-a...

Plan courtesy HDR

Plan courtesy HDR

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

By bringing healthcare services in house, Dallas County Jail will greatly minimize the security risk and added cost of transferring ill or injured...

Rendering courtesy STERIS

Rendering courtesy STERIS

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Infection control, a constant worry for hospital administrators and clinical staffs, is heightened when the hospital is undergoing a major construc...

Solarbox London was founded by London School of Economics graduates Harold Crast

Solarbox London was founded by London School of Economics graduates Harold Craston and Kirstey Kenney. Photo courtesy Solarbox

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

About 8,000 of London’s famous red telephone boxes sit unused in warehouses, orphans of the digital age. Two entrepreneurs plan to convert them int...

Section rendering courtesy SRG Partnership

Section rendering courtesy SRG Partnership

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 40,000-sf library is equipped with four “cones of light,” spherical reflectors made from extruded aluminum that distribute daylight from the li...

Photo courtesy Daqri

Photo courtesy Daqri

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Smart Helmet is equipped with an array of cameras that provides 360-degree vision through its glass visor, even in low light. It was named a 2014 G...

Treehouses first investment is Chicago-based Ventana Design-Build Systems, a fi

Treehouses first investment is Chicago-based Ventana Design-Build Systems, a five-month-old company that designs, supplies, and

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Design-build firm Clayco has launched an investment arm called Treehouse Adventures to provide financing and operational infrastructure to startups...

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Dubai is known for its gargantuan commercial building projects. The latest to be proposed is the world’s largest underwater theme park, designed an...

Photo courtesy Gimbal

Photo courtesy Gimbal

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Beacon technology personalizes smartphone messaging, creating a new information resource for store designers. It was named a 2014 Great Solution by...

Photo courtesy Leo A Daly, NEON

Photo courtesy Leo A Daly, NEON

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

For the past six years, Leo A Daly has been designing sites for remote field stations with near-zero ecological disturbance. The firm's environment...

Photo courtesy ARC Media, Bridgit

Photo courtesy ARC Media, Bridgit

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology combines a smartglass visual device with a motion-sensing armband to simplify field management work. The innovation was named a 2014 Gre...

Photo courtesy Museum of Modern Art

Photo courtesy Museum of Modern Art

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ecovative Design applies its cradle-to-cradle process to produce 10,000 organic bricks used to build a three-tower structure in Long Island City, N...

Photo courtesy Steris

Photo courtesy Steris

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ideas are cheap. Solutions are what count. The latest installment in BD+C's Great Solutions series presents 14 ways AEC professionals, entrepreneur...

Images courtesy HealthSpot

Images courtesy HealthSpot

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The HealthSpot station is an 8x5-foot, ADA-compliant mobile kiosk that lets patients access a network of board-certified physicians through interac...

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Photo: aidoudi via Wikimedia Commons

December 28, 2014 | John Passanante, PE, RCDD, Syska Hennessy Group

The open work environment has allowed owners to house more employees in smaller spaces, minimizing the required real estate and capital costs. But,...

Photo: Justin A. Wilcox via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Justin A. Wilcox via Wikimedia Commons

December 28, 2014 | Richard Wood, CEO and President, Plaza Construction

When Plaza Construction first introduced the concept of "core first" in managing the construction of a major office building, the procedure of pour...

Gilbane invested $60,000 to acquire its first 3D laser scanner, the FARO Focus 3

Gilbane invested $60,000 to acquire its first 3D laser scanner, the FARO Focus 3D. The price tag may seem steep, but its only a

December 23, 2014 | Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

From energy modeling on the fly to prefabrication of building systems, these advancements are potential game changers for AEC firms that are seriou...

Sarika Bajoria, Founding Principal, Architect, Per-forma Studio, NYC

Sarika Bajoria, Founding Principal, Architect, Per-forma Studio, NYC

December 23, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor
The editors of BD+C select honorees based on their career achievement, service to their professions and communities, and active participation in...
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