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September 28, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HOK, Stantec, Turner Construction Co., Fluor Corp., and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest government facility AEC firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report.

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Metals | April 11, 2016 | Allen Hurtz |

The fire safety of metal building systems is crucial. The ability of a metal building to prevent or slow down the spr...

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator develops TWIN, a system where two cars share the same elevator shaft

Images courtesy ThyssenKrupp Elevator.

Vertical Transportation | April 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

According to the developers, the system will handle more passenger traffic and save energy costs.

Chicago Cubs continue Wrigley Field renovations with new clubhouse

The Cubs' locker room at Wrigley Field in 2008. Photo: Phil Romans/Creative Commons.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The team found 30,000 sf of space underneath an old parking lot, nearly tripling the size of the old clubhouse. 

Downloaded by thousands: This popular report addresses the inherited costs of the design-bid-build process, as related to the often mission-critical stage of steel joist and deck design. 

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A new report from Navigant foresees a steady climb in commercial demand for wireless sensors, as developers and their AEC partners seek better ways to make their buildings smarter and interconnected. Image: Navigant Research

Building Technology | April 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Europe and Asia will propel that growth, according to a new report from Navigant.

Lighting experts explore applications for OLED, LiFi, and laser diodes

Decorative OLED fixtures brighten the lobby of the Irondequoit (N.Y.) Public Library. Passero Associates was project manager and architect of record; Concord Electric, the lighting contractor. Photo: Donald Cochran Photography.

Lighting | April 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

LEDs still have room for improvement. That may explain why this technology has yet to be challenged competitively by...

New LEED 2009 projects will have to meet increased minimum energy performance

Photo: Cygnusloop99 via Wikimedia Commons.

Codes and Standards | April 11, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New requirements went into effect April 8.

The sustainability culture shift: 8 steps for success

Toronto. Image courtesy Perkins+Will.

Sustainable Design and Construction | April 08, 2016 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Jon Douglas

Perkins+Will's Jon Douglas has eight strategies that will start an organization on the path to embedding sustainabili...

Photo Credit: Jorge Figueroa, flickr Creative Commons

Virtual Reality | April 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed reality headset will allow people to take a holographic tour of the building while keeping visual contact w...

Turner streamlines construction progress tracking using predictive visual data analytics

Using images captured with a drone, the team creates a point cloud that is overlaid atop a 4D as-built model to compare real world to the intended design. The comparison report uses colors to point out problem areas (yellow indicates a missing element). Courtesy Turner.

BIM and Information Technology | April 08, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The construction giant teams with a computer science and engineering professor to develop a clever drone- and rover-b...

AIA: Architects release first white paper on materials transparency and risk

Photo: Jon Shearer/Creative Commons

Building Materials | April 08, 2016 | AIA

It provides the steps architects should be taking to ensure change, promote openness, and increase collaboration betw...

New LEED Pilot ACP designed to help eliminate irresponsibly sourced materials

Photo: Christopher Sessums/Creative Commons.

Wood | April 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Illegal wood is primary target to restrict illicit material in the supply chain.

 

Redevelopment plan announced for Chicago’s historic Cook County Hospital

Entrance to the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Photo: Jeff Dahl/Wikimedia Commons

Adaptive Reuse | April 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The century-old, Beaux Arts architecture-inspired hospital will transform into a mixed-use development. 

Multifamily and Special Housing projects honored in 2016 AIA Housing Awards

Cloverdale749. Photo: Lawrence Anderson/LOHA

Multifamily Housing | April 07, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A San Francisco low-income mixed-use complex, a Los Angeles homeless veterans housing facility, and a series of stude...

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Industry Research | April 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Survey respondents are targeting smaller acquisitions, at a time when market cap rates are narrowing for different pr...

The BD+C team (l. to r.): John Caulfield, Senior Editor; Tony Mancini, Publisher, Group Director; David Barista, Editorial Director; Kevin Herda, Director of IT; and Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor. (Not pictured: Michael Chamernik and David Malone, Associate Editors)

April 06, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Neal Awards are considered the “Pulitzer Prize of the business press.”

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Airports | April 06, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The domestic passenger terminal is just the tip of the spear, as the world’s most traveled airport is about to underg...

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.

 

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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.

 

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