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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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CHPS releases new program, first model for prefab modular classrooms

Photo: Cramo Group/Creative Commons.

Modular Building | February 26, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides standards for indoor air quality, energy efficiency, materials, and waste management.

Long-time BD+C editor Gordon Wright, 1939-2016

Wright was honored with the Construction Writers Association’s Silver Hard Hat Award for lifetime achievement. 

Building Team | February 25, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Gordon Wright, whose career at BD+C spanned 32 years, passed away on February 15, at the age of 76. 

Rendering courtesy Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

High-rise Construction | February 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The tower would be the centerpiece of Next Tokyo, a mini city in Tokyo Bay adapted to climate change and rising tides...

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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RMW's Stephanie Silkwood counts the Juniper Networks Headquarters Campus in Sunnyvale, Calif., as one of her projects. Silkwood is one of 12 winners of the 2016 AIA Young Architects Award. Rendering: RMW

Architects | February 25, 2016 | AIA

Winners include Amy Kalar and Karen Lu, both with HGA, BNIM's Carey Nagle, and MSR Design's Bob Ganser.

The Guest Welcome Center at the Huntsville Botanical Garden in Alabama will include a Great Hall that could hold up to 350 guests. Image: Matheny Goldmon Architecture + Interiors.

Contractors | February 25, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 30,000-sf facility will feature three rental spaces of varying sizes.

February 25, 2016 | Sponsored Videos
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Is the booming freelance economy a threat to AEC firms?

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Architects | February 24, 2016 | David Barista |

By shifting the work (and revenue) to freelancers, “platform capitalism” startups have taken considerable market shar...

5 tips for creating photorealistic architectural renderings

Going bold and adding the desired tenant’s name to the top of the building in a rendering can be the final piece to getting the company to sign the lease—as was the case with Yahoo at the 229 West 43rd Street project in Manhattan. Courtesy Neoscape

BIM and Information Technology | February 24, 2016 | Matthew Clarey, Art Director, Neoscape

Storytelling, authenticity, and detail are vital to producing lifelike project artwork, according to a digital art sp...

Rendering courtesy NYC Parks Department

The High Line | February 24, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The piazza replaces an earlier design for the space that called for a bowl-shaped garden.

Photo: Brett VA, Wikimedia Commons

Multifamily Housing | February 24, 2016 | CBRE and BD+C Staff

Senior housing occupancy is at its highest level since 2007, and 2015 was a record year for sales and institutional t...

BD+C named a 2016 Jesse H. Neal Award finalist in 4 categories
February 24, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Jesse H. Neal Award is recognized as the “Pulitzer Prize of the business press.” The winners, selected for exhibi...

Healthcare providers must retool operations

The revamp of Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), in Rootstown, turned a commuter medical school into a university campus with an assortment of facilities for  use by students and the public. Photo: Courtesy Neomed.

Healthcare Facilities | February 24, 2016 | Susan Bady, Contributing Editor

As healthcare organizations make the transition from sick care to well care, they’re learning how to stretch their re...

Better membranes, better roofing [AIA course]

Reroofing the Red Wing (Minn.) Shoe Company's facility with a 60-mil white TPO membrane and heat-welded seams over solyiso insulation. Photo: Jennifer Neighbors/courtesy Mule-Hide Products

Roofing | February 24, 2016 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

To earn 1.0 AIA CES HSW learning units, study the article carefully and take the exam.

Green Seal seeks stakeholders for new insulation standard

Photo: Nick Hubbard/Creative Commons.

Insulation | February 24, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Green Seal seeks stakeholders for new insulation standard.

University of Tokyo students develop 3D-printing pen

Photo: Jun Shimadaa and Jan Vranovský, via Dezeen.

3D Printing | February 23, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The pen, which melts and strings together plastic filaments, can be used to make large-scale temporary structures....

Economists, energy efficiency practitioners need to work together for better cost/benefit studies

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Energy Efficiency | February 23, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Flawed energy efficiency research yields misleading, confusing results.

Goettsch Partners and Lead 8 win design competition for Shanghai mixed-use complex

All renderings courtesy Goettsch Partners/Lead 8

Mixed-Use | February 22, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The designers stressed walkability and green space to attract visitors.

The recently completed St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, includes a 12-ton metal dome, the first of its kind to be included in new construction of a basilica in that country. Image: HMC Construction

Religious Facilities | February 22, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The church is 2½ times larger than the basilica in Ukraine it references.

Westin hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport, Denver. Photo courtesy Gensler

Industry Research | February 22, 2016 | BD+C Staff 

Technology is running wild in Gensler’s 2016 forecast, as things like virtual reality, "smart" buildings and products...

Legal challenge filed over N.J.’s new coastal management regulations

Beach in Ventnor, New Jersey. Photo: Peter Miller/Creative Commons.

Resiliency | February 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Groups argue rules make it easier to build in flood-prone areas.

 

Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects

High-rise Construction | February 19, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Developers plan to incorporate a landmark bank into the tower's footprint.

U.S. House moves to give Army Corps of Engineers management of V.A. projects

The 182-bed Aurora, Colo., hospital has incurred more than $1 billion in cost overruns. The Army Corps of Engineers has taken over the management of the project. Rendering: V.A.

Healthcare Facilities | February 19, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Bill would also put restrictions on planning and design funding.

 

Early trends in healthcare for 2016

All images courtesy CannonDesign

Healthcare Facilities | February 19, 2016 | Cannon Design Blog | Deb Sheehan

Fighting cancer, Design-Led Construction (DLC), and health sciences education are among the new efforts and developme...

Photo: Bradley Corporation

Industry Research | February 18, 2016 | Bradley Corporation

Americans are encountering more unkempt restrooms, triggering negative perceptions of businesses, according to a new...

Rendering courtesy Miami Worldcenter Associates

Mixed-Use | February 18, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The ‘High Street’ retail promenade and plaza is one of the largest private master-planned projects in the U.S. and is...

A rendering of what Masdar City was expected to look like upon its completion as a net-zero city. Credit: Forgemind ArchiMedia, Flickr Creative Commons

Green | February 18, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $22 billion experiment, to this point, has produced less than stellar results.

The Kazakhstan Pavilion, designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, shows the wind-turbine cutout at the top of the sphere. Rendering courtesy AS+GG.

Energy-Efficient Design | February 18, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Creating a 25-story energy-generating globe for Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan put Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture t...

Image courtesy Meta

Augmented Reality | February 17, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The startup is an underdog in the AR battle but has a range of investors and fans.

Market Data | February 17, 2016 | AIA

Multifamily residential sector improving after sluggish 2015.

Rendering courtesy Patano Studio Architecture

The High Line | February 17, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The park would cover a 45-acre swath of underutilized land over and along Interstate 5.

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