Sagrada Familia, Designed by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona, Spain. Photo: SBA73, Wikimedia Creative Commons.

Architects | September 26, 2016 | AIA

A new travel program offers design enthusiast travelers 10 global destinations.

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A view of London with approved tall building proposals outlined in red. Image credit: ©Visualhouse and photographer Dan Lowe

High-rise Construction | March 10, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

More than 100 tall buildings have been added to the plans for the capital city since this time last year, and the ove...

Is the Internet of Things the key to smarter buildings and cities?

Humanscale added sensors to adjustable workstations. Photos courtesy Humanscale.

AEC Tech | March 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Experts say yes. But what’s needed is a point person who makes sure that sensing devices can “talk” to each other....

Expedia unveils design for Seattle waterfront campus

The Expedia courtyard accommodates visitor arrival and drop-off, all-hands meetings, outdoor meetings, and recreation. It will be encircled by a new approximately 600,000-sf four-story office building. All renderings courtesy Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Click here for larger view

Office Building Design | March 10, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Transparency and outdoor areas will give the complex a Pacific Northwest vibe.

 

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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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to open Los Angeles office

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff worked with HOK on the recently opened Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). Photo: Ron Reiring/Creative Commons.

Engineers | March 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The new office will specialize in building enclosure engineering.

How to manage the process and limit the risk of value engineering

Photo: Pixabay

Architects | March 10, 2016 | Whitehorn Financial Group blog | Steve Whitehorn

AEC consultant Steve Whitehorn shares several ways in which architects can be more effective managers of value-engine...

The StratIS app gives property managers wireless control over thermostats and door locks. Image: StratIS

Multifamily Housing | March 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ease of installation is one of StratIS’s selling features.

Two Houston firms merge to form Method Architecture

Designed by Three Square Design Group, Legacy at Crystal Falls is a 48,400 sf assisted living facility in Leander, Texas. Images courtesy Method Architecture. (Click here for larger photo).

Architects | March 09, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

In mid-2016, Architects-Plus and Three Square Design Group will join to make a studio that will design industrial cen...

A construction specialist programs the flight path of a drone using a Sony tablet that's part of a Site Scan platform that Sony, 3DRobotics, and Autodesk have introduced to make using image-capture data from the field easier with modeling and design software easier. Image courtesy 3DRobotics

Drones | March 09, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

3DRobotics, Autodesk, and Sony launch Site Scan to speed the process of making models from field data.

CBRE: Workplace wellness on the rise

Photos: Pixabay (Treadmill desk photo: CBRE)

Office Building Design | March 09, 2016 | Craig Beam, CBRE Healthcare

As insurance premiums and deductibles continue to rise, both employees and employers are evaluating options to improv...

Seismic Design Working Group calls for participation in peer review process

Seattle. Photo: sama093/Creative Commons.

High-rise Construction | March 09, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Research at an advanced stage.

Yotel, New York City. Photo: JasonParis, flickr creative commons

Hotel Facilities | March 09, 2016 | Rob Cassidy | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Hotels are going for a new minimalist look to attract younger guests, but some older business travelers don't like th...

Photo: Lizzielaroo Wikimedia commons

Warehouses | March 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As online shopping becomes more popular, many retailers are rushing to build big box warehouses to store and ship ite...

Weston Williamson designs vertical neighborhood with ‘kissing towers’ in Hong Kong

Image: WestonWilliamson+Partners, via Dezeen. (Click here to enlarge)

High-rise Construction | March 08, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The towers will connect between the 21st and 25th floors. The entire complex will sit above a high-speed rail line....

New Toronto office is Thornton Tomasetti's first in Canada

Construction of Edmonton's Rogers Place in the summer of 2015. Thornton Tomasetti is the building's structural engineer. Photo: WpgJets4Life/Wikimedia Commons.

Engineers | March 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The global engineering firm already has a history of working with Canadian architects and developers.

Images courtesy Sasaki Associates

Cultural Facilities | March 08, 2016 | Sasaki Ideas | Gina Ford, ASLA

What would it look like if achieving universal accessibility was an inspiring point of departure for a project's desi...

WiredScore offers developers competitive advantage in marketing

Construction on the 150 N. Riverside building in Chicago. Photo: Hyperion924/Wikimedia Commons.

AEC Tech | March 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Designates best-in-class Internet connectivity.

 

Rendering courtesy Luxigon

Hotel Facilities | March 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The only connection between the complex and the mainland will be a narrow pedestrian bridge.

Experts pessimistic on Chicago’s $650 million McCormick Place expansion

The new DePaul Arena at McCormick Place Event Center. Courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Events Facilities | March 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Developers and city officials envision $250 million of annual growth, but the figure assumes that a new arena will lu...

Can "active" building designs make people healthier?

The staircase at the GS&P-designed Methodist Olive Branch Hospital helps promote an active lifestyle. Renderings courtesy GS&P

Healthcare Facilities | March 07, 2016 | GS&P Dialogue | Terrance Perdue, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C

The new high-performance Kaiser Permanente facility in Anne Arundel County, Md., uses the built environment to improv...

Russian architect Vasily Klyukin unveils design for Asian Cobra Tower

Renderings courtesy Vasily Klyukin (click here for larger view).

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

The skyscraper, which can change colors and would house a nightclub in its "mouth," is the latest idea from an unconv...

Multi-family developers face steep costs for violating Fair Housing Act

Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons

Multifamily Housing | March 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Designers without previous multifamily experience could overlook key provisions.

Fire-Rated Products | March 07, 2016 | SaftiFirst

SaftiFirst’s custom curtain wall complied with all the seismic requirements while still blending in seamlessly with b...

Corporate real estate executives are compelled to create workplace environments where a more diverse, younger workforce can excel. Image: CRBE's Glendale, Calif., office

Market Data | March 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds more companies leaning toward “smarter” workspaces. 

The interior of the Oculus structure of the World Trade Venter Transportation Hub is pictured during a media tour of the site in Manhattan, New York City, March 1, 2016. Reuters/ Mike Segar

Transportation & Parking Facilities | March 04, 2016 | Barbara Goldberg, Reuters

Designed to look like a dove being released from a child's hands, the Oculus structure, the hub's focal point, is a s...

Building a home where Alzheimer’s patients can thrive

Abe’s Garden was designed to feel as home-like as possible, with three family-sized households themed around arts and lifelong learning; connecting to nature; and music and movement. Photo: Skanska (larger image here).

Healthcare Facilities | March 04, 2016 | Constructive Thinking Blog | Jeff Elpers

Skanska recently completed Abe’s Garden in Nashville, Tenn., a memory care community designed to improve the lives of...

U.S. Supreme Court lets San Jose affordable housing law stand

Photo: the_tahoe_guy/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | March 04, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Law attempts to alleviate Silicon Valley’s high housing costs.

 

HOK’s Hertsmere House will be Western Europe’s tallest residential tower

Renderings courtesy HOK/Greenland Group

High-rise Construction | March 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Recently approved for development, the 67-story building will have more than 900 units.

Image courtesy OUE Skyspace LA

High-rise Construction | March 03, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass slide, part of a $50 million renovation project, will stretch 45 feet along the exterior of the building....

How museums engage visitors in a digital age

Museums such as the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum are exploring new ways to engage with audiences by investing in technologies to make the experience more interactive. Photo courtesy Gensler

Museums | March 03, 2016 | GenslerOn | Marina Bianchi

Digital technologies are opening up new dimensions of the museum experience and turning passive audiences into active...

Scott P. Evans Architect & Associates P.C. designed the modern Carbon County Courthouse & Administration Building using ARRIS.tile Renaissance® Units.

Insulation | March 02, 2016 | Arriscraft

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