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Office Building Design | December 06, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The campus’s new ‘front door’ is designed to immerse visitors and employees into the company’s global commerce.

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Industry Research | April 15, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Nonresidential construction has gotten off to a hot start this year and looks to gain even more momentum throughout t...

A Python scripting lesson at the TexFab Dynamo workshop. Photo: Proving Ground

AEC Tech | April 15, 2016 | Nathan Miller |

Even if learning to code does not personally interest you, the growing demand for having these capabilities in an arc...

One of the documentaries offered by ACB focuses on the Pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser at Saqqara (pictured), the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Photo Credit: Olaf Tausch, Wikimedia Commons

Architects | April 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Arts & Culture Bureau YouTube channel offers architectural documentaries about structures and works that span...

Creating a home for eldercare using the ‘Green House’ design concept

Sketch: VOA Associates

Senior Living Design | April 14, 2016 | Stantec Blog | Douglas J. King, AIA, NCARB, CSI, ACHA

VOA Associates’ Douglas King offers design considerations in implementing the Green House concept in eldercare for co...

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Industry Research | April 14, 2016 | Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Despite a slight regression, nonresidential construction confidence is still in positive territory

Nichiha’s custom color Illumination Architectural Wall Panels.

Cladding and Facade Systems | April 13, 2016 | Nichiha

The 40-unit apartment building features a checkerboard design with three shades of gray to provide a contemporary faç...

Ford begins 10-year plan to centralize Dearborn, Mich., campus

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Industrial Facility | April 13, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The company said that it will rebuild 7.5 million sf of work space over a 10-year period, which will shift 30,000 emp...

How post-frame construction has evolved over the years

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Structural Materials | April 13, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The National Frame Building Association released an infographic showing just how far the industry has come since the...

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Building Tech | April 13, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Not only can the Hyperchair reduce heating and cooling costs and maximize employee comfort, but it can help a company...

Technology defines growth at Ringling College of Arts & Design

Shepley Bulfinch designed the new library at Ringling College of Arts & Design. Images courtesy Ringling College of Arts & Design. Click here for larger view.

University Buildings | April 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Named America's “most wired campus" in 2014, Ringling is adding a library, visual arts center, soundstage, and art mu...

Cubs take a measured approach when planning HD video boards

Photo: Pepper Construction/Chicago Cubs. Click here for larger view.

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

Along with the mammoth and super-sharp video boards, Wrigley Field's 1060 Project includes renovated bleachers, upgra...

More than a game: 4 ways sports teams adapt to changing fan preferences

The six-story “patio doors” at the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center will draw in fresh air and let outdoor visitors listen to concerts. Photo: Courtesy AECOM/Sacramento Kings. Click here for larger view.

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

As the cost of tickets, parking, and concessions skyrockets, while home theater technology becomes more affordable, f...

5 ways universities use new buildings to stay competitive

The 9,000-sf, Gensler-designed Fast Forward incubator at Johns Hopkins University has been so popular with entrepreneurs that the university is more than quadrupling a second incubator on its east campus to 30,000 sf. Photo: @Alan Karchmer. Click here for larger view.

University Buildings | April 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

From incubators to innovation centers, schools desire ‘iconic gateways’ that appeal to students, faculty, entrepreneu...

Canadian city fines itself for failing to get a building permit for building renovation

Guelph, Ontario. Photo: TheGiantVermin/Wikimedia Commons.

Codes and Standards | April 13, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Guelph, Ontario, will pay a $1,125 fine to the province.

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Building Tech | April 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?

Startup introduces PaperLight, an interactive projection screen for AEC pros

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AEC Tech | April 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The device lets users edit sketches, plans, and images with a stylus or their fingers.

 

Studio Libeskind designs angular Kurdish museum rich with symbolism

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Cultural Facilities | April 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The museum consists of four geometric volumes separated by somber and uplifting divisions.

The tower of Dubai Creek Harbour, designed by Santiago Calatrava. Renderings courtesy Santiago Calatrava. Click here to enlarge picture.

High-rise Construction | April 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The slender structure will have 10 observation platforms, two Hanging Gardens decks, and a illuminating flower bud at...

Valspar can work with architects and builders to create custom colors and prints to create the look of wood, slate (pictured), shingles or provide a weathered look to panels.

Roofing Products | April 12, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

Prepainted metals are becoming popular for both commercial and residential use thanks to their durability, resistance...

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Building Enclosure Systems | April 12, 2016 | Sean M. O’Brien and Matthew Vong, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

This course will describe how to select vapor retarders to control moisture migration and prevent condensation within...

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

Cite concerns about technological and economic feasibility.

Metals | April 11, 2016 | Allen Hurtz |

The fire safety of metal building systems is crucial. The ability of a metal building to prevent or slow down the spr...

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator develops TWIN, a system where two cars share the same elevator shaft

Images courtesy ThyssenKrupp Elevator.

Vertical Transportation | April 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

According to the developers, the system will handle more passenger traffic and save energy costs.

Chicago Cubs continue Wrigley Field renovations with new clubhouse

The Cubs' locker room at Wrigley Field in 2008. Photo: Phil Romans/Creative Commons.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The team found 30,000 sf of space underneath an old parking lot, nearly tripling the size of the old clubhouse. 

A new report from Navigant foresees a steady climb in commercial demand for wireless sensors, as developers and their AEC partners seek better ways to make their buildings smarter and interconnected. Image: Navigant Research

Building Technology | April 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Europe and Asia will propel that growth, according to a new report from Navigant.

Lighting experts explore applications for OLED, LiFi, and laser diodes

Decorative OLED fixtures brighten the lobby of the Irondequoit (N.Y.) Public Library. Passero Associates was project manager and architect of record; Concord Electric, the lighting contractor. Photo: Donald Cochran Photography.

Lighting | April 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

LEDs still have room for improvement. That may explain why this technology has yet to be challenged competitively by...

New LEED 2009 projects will have to meet increased minimum energy performance

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Codes and Standards | April 11, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New requirements went into effect April 8.

The sustainability culture shift: 8 steps for success

Toronto. Image courtesy Perkins+Will.

Sustainable Design and Construction | April 08, 2016 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Jon Douglas

Perkins+Will's Jon Douglas has eight strategies that will start an organization on the path to embedding sustainabili...

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Virtual Reality | April 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed reality headset will allow people to take a holographic tour of the building while keeping visual contact w...

Turner streamlines construction progress tracking using predictive visual data analytics

Using images captured with a drone, the team creates a point cloud that is overlaid atop a 4D as-built model to compare real world to the intended design. The comparison report uses colors to point out problem areas (yellow indicates a missing element). Courtesy Turner.

BIM and Information Technology | April 08, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The construction giant teams with a computer science and engineering professor to develop a clever drone- and rover-b...

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