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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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Renzo Piano designs new New York City glass tower

Renderings courtesy Renzo Piano Building Workshop

High-rise Construction | January 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The 25-story tower is a residential building with 115 apartments and plenty of amenities.

Dear Architecture: Create a level field for female designers

Illustration courtesy Perkins+Will

Architects | January 12, 2016 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Vershaé Hite and Brittany Eaker-Kirkland

If architecture took one moment to be introspective, it would discover appalling imbalances between the opportunities...

Sprinkler system does double duty

Photo: Industrial Technology Research Institute.

Great Solutions | January 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Two innovations tap into the multi-use potential for fire/life safety infrastructure.

Batteries are the next step in raising sustainability standards

Courtesy Tesla

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

Battery technology will reduce electricity costs and promote a more stable, flexible grid.

Will a notable credential make students preparing for construction jobs more marketable?

Courtesy Pixabay

Contractors | January 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Zenith Education Group thinks so, as nine of its campuses offer training certification from the National Center of Co...

Spec for Tech: Designing for the Creative Class

Uptown Station in Oakland provides amenities in a common paseo at the ground floor, where all tenants and the public can pass through, creating a vibrant and active place. Rendering: Steelblue

 

Office Building Design | January 11, 2016 | GenslerOn | Ben Tranel

The new work environment, settings which blur the line between work and life, is inspired by cities and the attribute...

Shanghai Tower in China, which took six years to complete, includes 121 above-ground floors, and 50,000 ft or ground-level and underground retail space. Photo Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. 

High-rise Construction | January 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Shanghai Tower makes up a trio of supertall buildings in that city’s commercial district.

Coatings | January 11, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |
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Novum Structures will pay $3 million to settle violations of ‘Buy American’ regulations

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Mo. Novum Structures worked on the project. Photo: Nightryder84/Wikimedia Commons.

Contractors | January 11, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Wisconsin design and construction firm charged with repackaging materials from foreign sources.

 

Washington Redskins hire Bjarke Ingels Group to design new stadium

The Redskins have played at the Maryland-based FedEx Field since 1997, but the team feels that it is time for a new home. Photo: dctourism/Creative Commons

Sports and Recreational Facilities | January 08, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Danish firm is short on designing football stadiums, but it has led other impressive large scale projects.

Aedas’s Shanghai project named the world’s best mixed-use architecture

Renderings courtesy Aedas (via ArchDaily)

Mixed-Use | January 08, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Mapletree Business City Shanghai and VivoCity Shanghai took home a crown at the International Property Awards

U.S. Dept. of Energy weighs in on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code

Photo: Paulo/Creative Commons.

Energy | January 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Proposals pertain to fenestration, ventilation, expanded use of occupancy sensors for lighting, daylighting controls,...

Ollie at Carmel Place in New York offers its renters furnished apartments and a host of hospitality services. Photo courtesy Ollie

Multifamily Housing | January 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The co-living platform Ollie is leasing its initial building, in New York, with housekeeping and grocery shopping ava...

Zaha Hadid designs a tower of “stacked vases” in Melbourne

Rendering courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects (via ArchDaily)

High-rise Construction | January 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The structure is supported by sets of curved columns that taper to four different base heights.

 

Four reasons the C-suite should care about Design-Led Construction

Allegheny Health's Wexford Health & Wellness Pavilion. Image courtesy Cannon Design.

Building Team | January 07, 2016 | Cannon Design Blog | Louis P. Astorino, PE

Lou Astorino shares four examples how a unified approach can directly help C-suite leaders achieve their organization...

Photo: IdeaPaint.

Great Solutions | January 07, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Sherwin-Williams recently introduced Paint Shield, the first EPA-registered microbicidal paint that kills virtually a...

Shepley Bulfinch develops elegant design solution to address behavioral issues in emergency departments

Floor plan: Shepley Bulfinch

Great Solutions | January 06, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

ED scheme allows staff to isolate unruly patients and visitors in a secure area.

Census Bureau revises 10 years’ worth of construction spending figures

Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons.

Market Data | January 06, 2016 | Construction Equipment Magazine

The largest revisions came in the last two years and were largely upward.

An open-air plaza inside AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami has been converted into a solar pavilion that makes the space more usable for revenue-generating functions. Courtesy NRG Energy and The Heat Group. 

Sports and Recreational Facilities | January 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NRG Energy teams with Miami Heat to transform an underused open-air plaza and reinforce the facility’s green reputati...

Creating flow in a multi-level workspace

All images courtesy Perkins+Will

Office Building Design | January 06, 2016 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Sarah Stanford

Successful workplaces enable a clear progression of ideas and people, which can be challenging for workplaces that oc...

All-encompassing farming kit can provide communities with a sustainable food supply

Photo: Farm from a Box.

Great Solutions | January 06, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Several manufacturers partnered with the group Farm from a Box to develop an off-the-grid farming solution for commun...

Majority of AEC firms saw growth in 2015, remain optimistic for 2016

Courtesy Pixabay

Market Data | January 05, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

By all indications, 2015 was another solid year for U.S. architecture, engineering, and construction firms.

Potential vs. credential: How men and women differ in career progress

Courtesy Pixabay

Architects | January 05, 2016 | David Barista | David Barista, Editorial Director

Recent research suggests that women face yet another career impediment: the confidence gap.

The latter months of 2015 showed signs that construction spending's momentum had leveled off. Courtesy of Pixabay

Market Data | January 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Only 4 of 16 subsectors showed gains

Toronto’s newest hospital employs 10 robots for moving food, supplies, and equipment

Photo courtesy Humber River Hospital

Great Solutions | January 04, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 1.8 million-sf Humber River Hospital is loaded with high-tech gadgets. Its coolest innovation is the use of autom...

Top high-rise innovations of 2015

Bosco Verticale was named CTBUH 2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide. Photo: Luca Nebuloni via Wikimedia Commons

High-rise Construction | January 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A crowdfunded skyscraper in Colombia and Jerusalem’s wild, pyramid-shaped tower are among the landmark projects featu...

Top tall building predictions for 2016

At 314 meters, the pixilated MahaNakhon tower, designed by Buro Ole Scheeren, will be the tallest building in Bangkok and Thailand. Rendering courtesy Buro Ole Scheeren

High-rise Construction | January 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jetpack-based firefighting, pixelated towers, and high-rise rentals are among the innovations and themes coming to th...

San Diego's skyline is being transformed by new office, hotel, and residential building projects. Photo courtesy Pixabay

Urban Planning | January 04, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The city's emission-reduction plan could drive influx into downtown

Snoozebox’s portable hotel rooms make outside events more livable

Photos courtesy Snoozebox

Great Solutions | January 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Since 2011, the London-based company has thrived by creating portable hotels that are set up for the duration of open...

Exploring the changing landscape of public art

Photo courtesy Sasaki Associates

Art Galleries | January 04, 2016 | Sasaki Ideas | Philip Barash and Nina Chase, Sasaki Associates

Sasaki's Philip Barash and Nina Chase explore the changing landscape of public art in the face of major cultural shif...

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