Production builders are still shying away from rental housing

Trumark Urban’s 27-condo Amero, in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood, features a rooftop terrace with a striking fireplace. Photo: ©Christopher Mayer Photography

Multifamily Housing | January 31, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Toll Brothers, Lennar, and Trumark are among a small group of production builders to engage in construction for rental customers. 

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Facebook Data Center, Lule, Sweden

Facebook Data Center, Lule, Sweden

May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The demand for sophisticated facility monitoring solutions has spurred a new market segment—data center infrastructure management (DCIM)—that is li...

May 22, 2014 | The International Living Future Institute

The Living Building Challenge, a built environment’s performance standard from the International Living Future Institute, has been updated to versi...

The Allen Independent School District will not open its high school's $60 millio

The Allen Independent School District will not open its high school's $60 million Eagle Stadium. Screenshot courtesy of Business

May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 18,000-seat Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas, opened in 2012 to much fanfare. But cracks recently began to appear throughout the structure, causin...

Morton Buildings is the national leader in custom post-frame construction. With an expansive network of resources and an ongoing commitment to innovation within the industry, Morton has earned its reputation that has lasted for generations.

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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, courtesy Team BlackSheep

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, courtesy Team BlackSheep

May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Team BlackSheep—devotees of filmmaking with drones—has posted a fun video that takes viewers high over the city for spectacular vistas of a modern...

Getting to net zero: How do we power an existing building with all renewable ene

Getting to net zero: How do we power an existing building with all renewable energy? Fifty-nine percent comes from energy effici

May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 73-page report breaks down the incremental cost premiums for transforming three LEED Platinum-designed buildings into net-zero energy, net-zero...

UT Dallas 74,000-sf Student Services Building, the first academic structure in T

UT Dallas 74,000-sf Student Services Building, the first academic structure in Texas to be rated a LEED Platinum facility by the

May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Preliminary DOE analysis shows that the ASHRAE/IES’s 2013 energy efficiency standard contains energy savings over the 2010 standard of 8.5% source...

Photo: Christopher Mardorf / FEMA

Photo: Christopher Mardorf / FEMA

May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Federal disaster policy should shift its focus toward mitigation in order to reduce future disaster costs, the National Association of Mutual Insur...

520 West 28th Street. Rendering courtesy of Related Companies and Zaha Hadid Arc

520 West 28th Street. Rendering courtesy of Related Companies and Zaha Hadid Architects.

May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The High Line, New York City's elevated park created from a conversion of rail lines, is the organizing principle for a series of luxury condo buil...

The Keystone XL Pipeline is a proposed 1,179 mile (1,897 km), 36-inch-diameter c

The Keystone XL Pipeline is a proposed 1,179 mile (1,897 km), 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline which begins in Hardisty, Alta

May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The legislation focused on energy efficiency standards such as water heaters with smart meters and cheaper heating and cooling systems for office b...

IKEA Headquarters in lmhult, Sweden. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

IKEA Headquarters in lmhult, Sweden. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Due to open next year, the museum is expected to attract 200,000 people annually to rural Älmhult, Sweden, home of the first ever IKEA store.  

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Lenfest Hall, one of the museum's two principal public entrance spaces, will be

Lenfest Hall, one of the museum's two principal public entrance spaces, will be renovated as part of the project. Rendering: Geh

May 21, 2014 | Philadelphia Museum of Art and BD+C Staff

Gehry's final design reorganizes and expands the building, adding more than 169,000 sf of space, much of it below the iconic structure.

A large variety of loosely structured spaces contrast with small, private meetin

A large variety of loosely structured spaces contrast with small, private meeting rooms dubbed phone booths. All photos: court

May 21, 2014 | B.R. Fries

The new East Coast office for the Internet radio provider is housed on two interconnected floors of the classic 125 Park Avenue building, and featu...

Photo: Greg Goebel via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Greg Goebel via Wikimedia Commons

May 21, 2014 | AIA

The March ABI score was 49.6, up slightly from a mark of 48.8 in March, but still below the growth threshold of 50. 

May 20, 2014 | Arup

The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consultants, and engineers approach energy and comfort...

Rendering: Gensler

Rendering: Gensler

May 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Called "The Legal Office of the Future," the pop-up demonstration project made its debut this week at the annual conference for the Association of...

Located on Lake Tai, the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort by MAD is a 102-meter

Located on Lake Tai, the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort by MAD is a 102-meter-tall hotel whose shape evokes a gigantic ring.

May 20, 2014 | Emporis

Eight other high-rise projects were named Emporis Skyscraper Award winners, including DC Tower 1 by Dominique Perrault Architecture and Tour Carpe...

Photo: Jonrev via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Jonrev via Wikimedia Commons

May 20, 2014 | JLL

Despite emerging structural challenges and newly-announced store closings, such as those of Radio Shack and Office Depot, the U.S. retail sector ha...

Photo: Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia by ToNToNi via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia by ToNToNi via Wikimedia Commons

May 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A judge has ordered the left-wing political party Esquerra Unida to pay €30,000 to Santiago Calatrava because of "insulting and degrading" website....

Since trading traditional closed cubicles for an open, transparent layout, softw

Since trading traditional closed cubicles for an open, transparent layout, software developer Appian reports a positive change i

May 19, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Driven by changing work styles, mobile technology, and the growing presence of Millennials, today’s workplaces are changing, mostly for the better....

Photo: Ben Aveling via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Ben Aveling via Wikimedia Commons

May 19, 2014 | BD+C staff

The improved economy has boosted construction starts, but a shortage of experienced trade workers has led to more on-the-job injuries and construct...

Photo: New York National Guard via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: New York National Guard via Wikimedia Commons

May 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Massive storm surge barriers would be too costly for the potential benefit to protect New York City from violent storms like Hurricane Sandy, resea...

Photo: Brett VA via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Brett VA via Wikimedia Commons

May 16, 2014 | USGBC

The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program will offer 14 grants to developers of affordable housing in North America who are committed to bui...

Neville Willsmore (left) and Thomas Christian have joined Harley Ellis Devereaux

Neville Willsmore (left) and Thomas Christian have joined Harley Ellis Devereaux's leadership team in San Diego.

May 16, 2014 | Harley Ellis Devereaux

Neville Willsmore, Thomas Christian join leadership team for Harley Ellis Devereaux.

May 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Ito and other Japanese architects cite excessive costs, massive size, and the project's potentially negative impact on surrounding public spaces as...

May 16, 2014 | Carl Bass, Autodesk President and CEO

The design of the printer, as well as Autodesk's new Spark 3D printing software, will be open and publicly available to allow for further developme...

May 15, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Color-shifting finishes, dry-erase surfaces, and stain-blocking paints are highlighted in this round up of new offerings in paints, coatings, seala...

May 15, 2014 | U.S. Census Bureau

Many U.S. cities are seeing an increase in bicycle commuters, according to new a ...

Part of the World Trade Centers original foundation, this wall was built to kee

Part of the World Trade Centers original foundation, this wall was built to keep the Hudson River from flooding the site by cre

May 15, 2014 | 9/11 Memorial Museum and BD+C Staff

The 110,000-sf museum is filled with monumental artifacts from the tragedy and exhibits that honor the lives of every victim of the 2001 and 1993 a...

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Leland A. Gray Architects is adapting the concrete th

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Leland A. Gray Architects is adapting the concrete thinshell structural approach for K-12 schools in

May 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At $94 a square foot and "virtually indestructible," some school districts in Utah are opting to build concrete dome schools in lieu of traditional...

May 14, 2014 | UC Berkeley

People working in buildings certified under LEED’s green building standard appear no more satisfied with their workplace environments than those in...

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