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2016 Giants Report | August 18, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Page, EYP, Fluor Corp.,BL Harbert International, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s annual rankings of the nation’s largest federal government sector AEC firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report.

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The precast concrete technique was implemented on the South High Rises project at Ohio State University. Photo: Sasaki Associates

Great Solutions | January 20, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Its double-angle cladding anchor maintains the air/water/vapor barrier integrity and continuous insulation while stil...

Photo: MODWORXX

Great Solutions | January 20, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Typically used for countertops, vanities, and furniture, Krion was used to make 39 panels covering 1,300 sf of ceilin...

Photo: Lisa Picard

Great Solutions | January 20, 2016 | BD+C Staff

App allows users to track noise, differential pressure levels, vibration, and dust

8 trends sparking the hospitality sector

Lobbies aren’t just for waiting around anymore. In New York City, Shawmut Design and Construction’s renovation of Smyth Hotel’s 7,900-sf lobby, main entrance, and storefront divided the lobby area into four sections:  Living Room, Den, Library, and Evening Bar. Photo: Noah Fecks

Hotel Facilities | January 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hotels and restaurants are branching out to attract more customers—and hold onto them longer. 

Concrete innovation: voided biaxial slab slashes weight, saves concrete

Photo: Mortensen 

Great Solutions | January 19, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

System reduces slab dead load by 30% on medical clinic project

METAL MAX: 6 ways to use metal screens and mesh for best effect

Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar. Courtesy GKD USA

Metals | January 19, 2016 | BD+C Staff

From airy façades to wire mesh ceilings to screening walls, these projects show off the design possibilities with met...

Photo: Rachel Park

Augmented Reality | January 19, 2016 | HDR BLiNK | Rachel Park

A waning need for office buildings may be on the horizon, thanks to the possibility of working remotely via new techn...

Image © Jordan Berta.

Urban Planning | January 19, 2016 | GenslerOn | Peter Weingarten

While cities are creating new jobs and attracting new residents, there are warning signs that suggest this current ur...

Healing garden doubles as therapy trails

Photos and plans courtesy Copley Wolff Design Group

Great Solutions | January 19, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

A Boston-area hospital takes the healing garden to the next level.

Renderings: © Governor Andrew Cuomo

Transit Facilities | January 18, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Governor Andrew Cuomo presented plans to turn Pennsylvania Station and the neighboring James A. Farley Post Office in...

EHDD’s Monterey Bay Aquarium wins AIA Twenty-five Year Award

Photo: © Bruce Damonte

Architects | January 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The aquarium set new technical standards for the building type, which still influence today, such as the flow-through...

January 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Keep this tip sheet handy when preparing your Reconstruction Awards entry, as these are some items on which y...

Intrinsic School, Chicago. 2015 Gold Award winner. Photo: Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing

Reconstruction Awards | January 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Only projects completed or occupied between January 1, 2015 and July 8, 2016 are eligible.

The world’s best concrete buildings

Syndey Opera House. Photo: Mauro De Carvalho/Creative Commons

Concrete | January 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Large and small, some of the most iconic structures of all time were made of the composite building material.

Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., is one of myriad construction projects that Clark Construction has been hired to build over the past several decades. The company's ownership has been sold to a group of senior-level executives. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Contractors | January 15, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The death of its founder last year set the wheels of this transition in motion. 

Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Photo: Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons

Architects | January 15, 2016 | AIA

Morphosis' Perot Museum and Studio Gang's WMS Boathouse are among the projects to win AIA's highest honor for archite...

Mount Sinai Health System signs first healthcare IPD IFOA contract in New York City

Photo: David Edwards/Creative Commons

Healthcare Facilities | January 15, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Francis Cauffman, Syska Hennessy, Turner Construction are the primary parties in agreement.

 

Photo: Dennis S. Hurd/Creative Commons.

Market Data | January 15, 2016 | ABC

In December, construction material prices fell for the sixth consecutive month. Prices have declined 7.2% since peaki...

JLL: Slowdown not expected for office market

Photo: Paul McCoubrie/Creative Commons.

Office Building Design | January 14, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The booming sector had an occupancy growth rate 1.3 times that of new supply in the fourth quarter of 2015.

WWII watchtower turned into ‘Land Yacht’

Photos: Windover Construction

Great Solutions | January 14, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Architect Siemasko + Verbridge and contractor Windover Construction transformed a coastal wartime observation post in...

January 14, 2016 | Doug Clark |

432 Park Avenue under construction in New York City. Photo: Kohei Kanno via Wikimedia Commons

High-rise Construction | January 13, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

That makes it an even 100. With the completion of 432 Park Avenue in New York City, the number of so-called “supertal...

Multi-billion-dollar stadium planned as the NFL returns to Los Angeles

Proposed NFL stadium in Inglewood, the future home for the new Los Angeles Rams. Rendering: HKS Sports & Entertainment

Sports and Recreational Facilities | January 13, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Rams, formerly of St. Louis, will move into a new stadium possibly by 2019—and they might have a co-tenant.

Economists continue to debate whether the U.S. economy will be more resilient than other nations and thrive, or limp along for the next several years. Image courtesy Pixabay

Market Data | January 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Strong job growth and dwindling consumer debt give rise to hope.

Audubon National Wildlife Refuge & Visitors Center
Metals | January 13, 2016 | MBCI

After many years of use, the Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters and Vistiors Center had developed some ser...

‘Socially engaged’ architect Alejandro Aravena named 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Alejandro Aravena. Photo by Cristobal Palma

Architects | January 13, 2016 | The Hyatt Foundation and BD+C Staff

Known for his inventive social housing initiatives in his native Chile, Aravena epitomizes the revival of a more soci...

InterContinental Hotels Group and Brack Capital Real Estate recently opened the 293-room Hotel Indigo in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Photo courtesy IHG

Hotel Facilities | January 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More than 100,000 rooms could be delivered this year alone.

5 ways to handle conflict during construction

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Contractors | January 13, 2016 | John Jozwick

Rider Levett Bucknall's John Jozwick has five ways to curb disputes and prevent the situation from escalating to liti...

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