Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are among the AEC industry’s clever ideas and novel innovations for 2016.

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Intelligence Community Campus, Bethesda, Md. Photo: Leo A Daly

2016 Giants Report | August 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HDR, Clark Nexsen, and Guernsey top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest military se...

Skanska recently handed over the first patient wing of the Karolinska Solna Hospital in Sweden, which designers say put the patient in the center of the planning. All patients receive a single room and a “thematic care” approach means doctors and specialists visit the patient rather than the other way around.

Healthcare Facilities | August 15, 2016 | Constructive Thinking Blog | Andrew Quirk, Skanska USA

By improving the physical layout of hospitals and medical facilities, we can enhance and increase safety mechanisms,...

The Francis Crick Institute, which opens this summer in London, epitomizes the trend in science and technology projects to combine disciplines and encourage transparency. The Building Team includes HOK (architect and lead designer), AKT-II (SE), Arup (PM, services engineer), CBRE (planning consultant), Turner & Townsend (cost consultant), HCD (approved inspector), RLB (CDM consultant), Cordless (ICT consultant), Exova Warrington (fire consultant), and Horus (security consultant). Photo courtesy of HOK.

August 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Interdisciplinary interaction is a common theme among many new science and technology offices.

Georgia Institute of Technology, Engineered Biosystems Building, Atlanta, Ga. Cooper Carry (architect), McCarthy Building Companies (GC), Newcomb & Boyd (MEP), Long Engineering (CE). Photo: Chris Cooper courtesy of Cooper Carry.

2016 Giants Report | August 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Affiliated Engineers, and Vanderweil Engineers top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the natio...

Georgia BioScience Training Center, Atlanta, Ga. Cooper Carry (architect), Technical College System of Georgia (owner), NBP Engineers (MEP), Eberly & Associates (CE). Photo: Carol Meyhoefer courtesy of Cooper Carry.

2016 Giants Report | August 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Skanska USA, Suffolk Construction Co., and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top Building Design+Construction’s annu...

Georgia BioScience Training Center, Atlanta, Ga. Cooper Carry (architect), Technical College System of Georgia (owner), NBP Engineers (MEP), Eberly & Associates (CE). Photo: Carol Meyhoefer courtesy of Cooper Carry.

August 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Perkins+Will, HDR, and HOK top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest science + techno...

As part of the design for its corporate headquarters, SRAM, a bike parts maker in Chicago, held a contest for employees to design bike racks for their workstations. Perkins+Will was designer on this project. Photo: Michelle Litvin Studio courtesy of Perkins+Will.

2016 Giants Report | August 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology is redefining how offices function and is particularly salient in the growing trend of "hoteling" and "hot...

A pair of designers in DCI Artform’s satellite office in Chicago utilize the firm’s “digital cave” to create a virtual product display for a client. CannonDesign provided architectural, MEP, and A/V services for this project. JC Anderson was the GC. Mechdyne Corp. provided the cave’s video screens.Photo: Christopher Barrett Photography courtesy of CannonDesign.

2016 Giants Report | August 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, and Thornton Tomasetti top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest offic...

Lenovo Campus Global Headquarters, Beijing, China. Lenovo Co. Ltd. (owner), CallisonRTKL (architect). Photo courtesy of CallisionRTKL.

2016 Giants Report | August 12, 2016 |

Turner Construction Co., Structure Tone, and Gilbane Building Co. top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking o...

Lenovo Campus Global Headquarters, Beijing, China. Lenovo Co. Ltd. (owner), CallisonRTKL (architect). Photo courtesy of CallisionRTKL.

August 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, HOK, and Perkins+Will top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest office secto...

Tate at Tanglewood, a 417-unit apartment complex under construction in Houston's Uptown/Galleria submarket. Houston is leading the nation's 50 largest metros in apartment construction. Deliveries in those markets is expected to expand by 50% over 2015.  Image: Tate at Tanglewood/ZRS Management

Multifamily Housing | August 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Texas is leading this multifamily construction boom, according to latest RENTCafé estimates.

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Hardware | August 11, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Super Wide View HD Action Camera and rugged design allow users to capture their adventures on land, air, or sea....

Coatings | August 11, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

Inorganic pigments are typically used to meet high performance requirements but typically include fewer bright colors...

Cadillac House is definitely not your father's car dealership. The 12,000-sf showroom in New York City, part Cadillac's new corporate headquarters, includes an events runway and incubator space for visiting designers. Shawmut Design + Construction built it, Gensler designed it. Photo:[email protected] Leonard, courtesy of Gensler.

2016 Giants Report | August 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Retail is becoming closely aligned with entertainment, and malls that can be repositioned as lifestyle centers will h...

AT&T Retail Store, Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: Jim Carroll, flickr Creative Commons

2016 Giants Report | August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Henderson Engineers, and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the...

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2016 Giants Report | August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

VCC, PCL Construction Enterprises, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top Building Design+Construction’s annual r...

Audimas Concept Store. Photo: Valdas Ruzgys, Wikimedia Commons

2016 Giants Report | August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, GreenbergFarrow, and MG2 top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest retail se...

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Legislation | August 10, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A nine-month limit has been proposed for some $100 million-plus projects.

CyrusOne Data Center, Houston, by Kirksey Architecture, Bihner-Chen (SE), KW Mission Critical Engineering (MEP), Skanska (GC). Photo: Aker imaging / Joe Aker, courtesy Kirksey Architecture.

2016 Giants Report | August 10, 2016 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Streamlined design and delivery approaches for individual business enterprises and co-location facilities are being b...

Facebook Data Center, Prineville, Oregon. Photo: Tom Raftery, flickr Creative Commons.

2016 Giants Report | August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Vanderweil Engineers, Jacobs, and Syska Hennessy Group top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the natio...

Google Data Center, The Dalles, Oregon. Photo: Tony Webster, flickr Creative Commons.

2016 Giants Report | August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Holder Construction Co., and DPR Construction top Building Design+Construction’s...

@Tokyo Data Center, Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Guilhem Vellut, flick Creative Commons.

2016 Giants Report | August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Corgan, and HDR top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest data center sector...

A new app launched by Dodge Data & Analytics gives pros a quick and secure way to scan a wide range of projects of interest. Image: Dodge Data & Analytics

Contractors | August 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The product, called PlanRoom, could be particularly useful in sharing data and communications among AEC teams.

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Resiliency | August 10, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The move highlights innovative insurance, mortgage, tax, and finance-based strategies.

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Healthcare Facilities | August 10, 2016 | HDR BLiNK | Brian Zabloudil, Healthcare Planner

Engagement at all levels, designing with families in mind, and integrating flexible spaces are all important design c...

A dramatic, three-story wood sculpture of North Carolina State University’s wolf mascot highlights the central atrium of the school’s $120 million Talley Student Union in Raleigh, N.C. On the Building Team: Duda Paine Architects (design architect), Cooper Carry (interior architect), Stewart, Inc. (SE), Stanford White (MEP), Kimley-Horn & Associates (CE), and Rodgers Builders/Russell/Dayeco (joint CM). Photo courtesy of Rodgers Builders.

2016 Giants Report | August 10, 2016 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Budget constraints are compelling some public institutions to pursue alternative methods of financing their major bui...

UW Health at The American Center, Madison, Wis. Photo: Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing 2015, courtesy Flad Architects.

2016 Giants Report | August 09, 2016 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Jacobs top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s large...

Westcott Building Auditorium at Florida State University. Photo: Pixabay

2016 Giants Report | August 09, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co, and Skanska USA top Building Design+Construction’s annual...

Talley Student Union, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. Duda Paine Architects (design architect), Cooper Carry (interior architect), Stewart, Inc. (SE), Stanford White (MEP), Kimley-Horn & Associates (CE), and Rodgers Builders/Russell/Dayeco (joint CM). Photo courtesy of Rodgers Builders. 

2016 Giants Report | August 09, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Perkins+Will, and CannonDesign top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest uni...

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Healthcare Facilities | August 09, 2016 | Steve Higgs, Senior Managing Director for CBRE Healthcare

The right approach during the planning, design, and construction of a new facility can yield a positive return on inv...

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