The Rutgers University School of Business won a National Award for Projects $15 million to $75 million in the 2016 IDEAS2 awards

Steel Construction and Products | May 05, 2016 | American Institute of Steel Construction

Held annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the IDEAS2 awards recognize exceptional structural steel projects across the country. The award is the highest honor for building projects by the structural steel industry in the U.S.

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The RELi standard helps planners design buildings that can better withstand shocks such as droughts. Photo: CSIRO/Wikimedia Commons

Codes and Standards | September 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Based on LEED model, may help lower insurance rates

 

First look: Diller Scofidio + Renfro's The Broad museum in Los Angeles

The Broad's lobby, with interior veil and entrance into the vault. Images courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro and The Broad

Museums | September 17, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

LA's newest art museum combines gallery space and collection storage based around two design concepts: the veil and t...

Wood | September 17, 2015 | Karyn Beebe |

Architect Greg Mella and APA’s Karyn Beebe have a frank and far-reaching discussion about the tangibles and intangibl...

CONVENTION CENTER SECTOR GIANTS: Gensler, AECOM, Turner top rankings of nation's largest convention/events sector AEC firms

Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn. Photo: Michael Rivera via Wikimedia Commons

Giants 300 | September 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest convention/events sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 20...

AIRPORT SECTOR GIANTS: KPF, Hensel Phelps, Jacobs top rankings of nation's largest airport terminal sector AEC firms

Terminal B, Logan International Airport, Boston. Photo: Robb Williamson, courtesy AECOM

Giants 300 | September 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest airport terminal sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 201...

Kengo Kuma proposes ‘carved tower’ for downtown Vancouver

The shapely tower is planned for a site in downtown Vancouver's West End. A moss garden at it's base will be a public amenity. Renderings courtesy Kengo Kuma/Westbank Projects Corporation

Multifamily Housing | September 16, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The 40-story residential tower, to be built in downtown Vancouver’s West End neighborhood, will have 188 residential...

Quarter-acre of land is enough space for an upscale Chicago apartment complex

LG Construction + Development proposed a 15-story apartment building in Chicago's Printers' Row. Renderings courtesy LG Construction + Development (via Curbed Chicago).

Multifamily Housing | September 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The building will hold 90 micro apartments, 40 pre-furnished extended-stay hotel rooms, and a small retail space on t...

4 ways commissioning (Cx) could have prevented the NFL Deflategate scandal

Image courtesy CannonDesign

Engineers | September 16, 2015 | Cannon Design Blog | Brett Farbstein, LEED AP BD+C, CEM, CBCP, EBCP, CDT

Properly inspecting footballs is not unlike commissioning protocol, writes CannonDesign's Brett Farbstein.

Norman Foster proposes Droneports as way to ship goods across Africa

Droneport renderings courstey Foster + Partners (via World Architecture Community)

BIM and Information Technology | September 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The structures would store cargo-shipping drones and serve as community centers.

VIDEO: See how Wiss, Janney, Elstner engineers use drones to perform building inspections

New YouTube video shows how drones can be used for building facade inspections. Screenshot courtesy WJE

BIM and Information Technology | September 16, 2015 | Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

"We believe that drone usage will enable building owners to assess problems quicker and with less risk to the general...

Grimshaw and Arup unveil proposal for London high-speed train station

The southern entrance of the proposal for Euston Station. Renderings courtesy Arup

Transit Facilities | September 15, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Renderings that have been released show a glazed façade and a new entrance that will create a “light and airy destina...

HOTEL SECTOR GIANTS: Gensler, AECOM, Turner among nation's largest hotel sector AEC firms

Washington (D.C.) Marriott Marquis. Photo courtesy Cooper Carry

Giants 300 | September 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest hotel sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 2015 Giants 30...

Construction on BD Bacatá, Columbia's tallest structure, began in 2013. Photo: Pedro Felipe/Wikimedia Commons

High-rise Construction | September 15, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The world’s first crowdfunded skyscraper is near completion in Colombia.

The color library enables architects to gain an accurate project snapshot, complete with coatings.

Coatings | September 14, 2015 | Jeff Alexander |

Valspar's Fluropon material library for ...

Apple Pencil, technology, Architects

Apple promises unprecedented precision for its new stylus. Photo courtesy Apple

BIM and Information Technology | September 14, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

A stylus, split screen, and improved graphics make designing on the tablet easier.

Gehry unveils plan for Children's Institute, Inc. campus in LA

Model of the Children's Institute Watts Campus, designed by Frank Gehry. Images courtesy Gehry Partners

Education Facility | September 14, 2015 | Children's Institute, Inc.

The new facility, which will have rooms for counseling, afterschool activities, and youth programs, will allow CII to...

Gilbane report: Nonres building on brink of ‘breakout’ spending year

Construction of a Publix in West Miami, Fla. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons

Contractors | September 14, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Total construction spending is on pace to achieve double-digit growth in 2015, and a strong single-digit increase nex...

Solar flash forward

 Panasonic’s Sustainable Smart Town in Japan

Roofing Technology | September 11, 2015 | Panasonic

Looking to integrate solar into your building? Here’s what you need to know

Haeahn Architecture wins design competition for Seoul work and press center

Renderings sourtesy Haeahn Architecture and H Architecture, via ArchDaily

Architects | September 11, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor 

Building will have low roofs, open courtyard, and media facilities

Health Product Declaration Collaborative releases updated HPD Open Standard – Version 2.0

Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac, Wisc. Photo: Royalbroil/Wikimedia Commons

Healthcare Facilities | September 11, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Advances transparent disclosure of building product contents

California Legislature expands design-build for schools

Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, Calif. Photo: Carol Highsmith/Wikimedia Commons

School Construction | September 11, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Also okays design-build for public works projects over $1 million

Lighting and climate zone changes proposed for ASHRAE/IES energy standard

Blue LED lights above the High Trestle Trail Bridge in Madrid, Iowa. Photo: Phil Roeder/Creative Commons

Lighting | September 11, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Twenty-three items open for public review through Oct. 4

The University of Texas at Dallas Student Services Building is the first academic building in Texas to receive LEED Platinum status.

Green | September 11, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Revised ANSI standard open for review through Oct. 26

 

Harvard launches Master in Design Engineering program

Gund Hall, the home of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Photo: Bobak Ha'Eri/Wikimedia Commons

Designers | September 10, 2015 | Harvard University

Schools of Design, Engineering collaborate on innovative two-year program.

New London Underground plan from NBBJ consists of moving walkway

Renderings courtesy NBBJ (via Dezeen)

Transit Facilities | September 10, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

For once, walking can be faster than taking a train.

Renderings via New York Yimby

High-rise Construction | September 10, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This building, the tallest under development at the moment, is the latest manifestation of the city’s luxury resident...

INDUSTRIAL SECTOR GIANTS: Stantec, Turner, Jacobs among top industrial AEC firms

Sainsbury's distribution center in Waltham Point, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Photo: Nick Saltmarsh via flickr.com/Wikimedia Commons

Giants 300 | September 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest industrial sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 2015 Gian...

MILITARY SECTOR GIANTS: Clark Group, HDR, Fluor top ranking of nation's largest military sector AEC firms

Photo: United States Navy

Giants 300 | September 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest military sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 2015 Giants...

New York's  Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Photo: Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons

Glass and Glazing | September 10, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Manufacturers are frantically restarting plants they mothballed during the economic downturn.

Young & Ayata's Bauhaus Museum Dessau design. Rendering courtesy Young & Ayata, via Dezeen

Museums | September 09, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The German museum chose one sleek, no-nonsense concept and one colorful, complex entry.

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