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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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Fifty-three-foot-long modules, made by Guerdon Modular Buildings and assembled by Martel Construction, are being used to rebuild The Canyons Lodge & Cabins in Yellowstone National Park. Image courtesy of Guerdon Modular Buildings

Modular Building | February 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A $90 million rebuilding project in Yellowstone National Park exemplifies this trend.

ABC: Tepid GDP growth a sign construction spending may sputter

Construction in Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: albedo20/Creative Commons.

Contractors | February 01, 2016 | ABC

Though the economy did not have a strong ending to 2015, the data does not suggest that nonresidential construction s...

Supreme Court ruling on demand response expected to benefit smart grid

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Green | February 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Ruling allows PV owners and other small energy generators to continue to be paid wholesale rates for power they gener...

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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A giant proposed casino-hotel in Everett, Mass., will include 600-plus rooms, six restaurants, and a 20-foot-wide harborwalk along the Mystic River. The resort is scheduled to open in 2018. Rendering: Wynn Resorts

Casinos | January 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A judge’s ruling last year paved the way for Wynn Resorts to begin construction on a 33-acre gambling palace in Evere...

Target Field Station, Minneapolis, Minn. Photo: ©Morgan Sheff, courtesy Perkins Eastman

Giants 300 | January 29, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest transit/TOD sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 2015 Gia...

USGBC names top 10 states for LEED green building

American Technical Publishers in Orland Park, Ill., a LEED Gold-certified building. Photo: American Technical Publishers/Wikimedia Commons

 

Green | January 29, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Illinois leads the list for the third straight year.

Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Photo: ©Robert Polidori, courtesy SOM

Giants 300 | January 29, 2016 | BD+C Staff

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

Billion-dollar dome in Las Vegas could be the Oakland Raiders next home

Photo: Mike McBride/Creative Commons

Sports and Recreational Facilities | January 29, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The franchise, which is considering relocation if it can’t work out a stadium deal in the Bay Area, is listening to a...

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta. Rendering: HOK

Giants 300 | January 29, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest sports sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 2015 Giants 3...

Understanding the value of physical due diligence

Aged HVAC unit on a large commercial complex in Muskegon, Mich. All photos: WJE

Reconstruction & Renovation | January 29, 2016 | Ross J. Smith, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, CDT

Physical inspections can range widely by discipline, level of detail, and the resulting deliverable, leaving even sea...

Glass and Glazing | January 29, 2016 | Walker Glass

The Boulevard Club is a century old structure in Toronto which needed an expansion. The windows facing Lake Ontario n...

Section of New Orleans will try new approach to flood control

Photo: Shawn Harquail/Creative Commons.

Resiliency | January 29, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The city will turn to a retain and control storm water strategy.

Pikes Peak visitor complex will appear carved into the mountainside, at 14,115 feet

Renderings courtesy GWWO, Inc./Architects

Cultural Facilities | January 28, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The minimalist structure will provide majestic views of the Rocky Mountains for the 600,000-plus people who visit the...

Rendering courtesy of World War One Centennial Commission

Architects | January 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Joe Weishaar and sculptor Sabin Howard were selected from among five finalists and over 350 entries overall.

2015 was a record year for mergers and acquisitions in the AE industry [infographic]

Domestic deals were up, while international deals were down. Source: Morrissey Goodale

Architects | January 28, 2016 | Morrissey Goodale

Consulting firm Morrissey Goodale tracked a record 234 sales of U.S.-based A/E firms last year.

Top 10 markets for data center construction

Novartis's Alcon Laboratories campus in Texas includes a 37,000-sf data center with a 100 kW PV array for on-site power. JLL's latest Data Center outlook says more third-party data centers are turning to alternative energy sources for their long-term power needs. Image courtesy Integrated Design Group

Data Centers | January 28, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

JLL’s latest outlook foresees a maturation in certain metros.

NCARB to rename the Intern Development Program

Aspiring architects can learn from Santiago Calatrava, the man who designed L'Hemisfèric at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. Photo: Diego Delso/Wikimedia Commons.

Architects | January 27, 2016 | NCARB

This June, the program designed to guide aspiring architects through the early stages of their career will be renamed...

Witherford Watson Mann designs innovative South London elderly community

Renderings courtesy Witherford Watson Mann

Senior Living Design | January 27, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Architects with Witherford Watson Mann unveiled plans for a community residence in South London, where elderly people...

What healthcare owners should know before selecting a real estate developer

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Healthcare Facilities | January 27, 2016 | Chris Bodnar, CBRE Healthcare

Understanding equity sources, balancing costs, and involving legal departments early in the process can help health s...

Coatings | January 27, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

Use a splash of color or even paint an entire room to manifest and realize your dreams and goals. Kate Smith, an inte...

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BIM and Information Technology | January 27, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The virtual city will be used to help predict the outcomes of and possible issues with various scenarios.

Photo: Scott Schrage, University Communications/University of Nebraska

Concrete Technology | January 27, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The de-icing concrete uses an electrical current to generate heat to keep roads safer during winter storms.

South Carolina governor’s push to repeal health facility construction rules gets boost from Feds

Trident Regional Medical Center in North Charleston, S.C. Photo: Mydogtryed/Creative Commons.

Healthcare Facilities | January 27, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Legislature may move to strike certificate of need requirements.

Snøhetta designs research library at Temple University

New library at Temple University. Renderings courtesy Snøhetta (via Dezeen)

Library | January 26, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The firm emphasized collaborative spaces, but the library will have room for plenty of books as well.

The new resort is expected to be similar to Atlantis, The Palm (pictured), located in Dubai. Photo Credit: Pixabay Creative Commons

Resort Design | January 26, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was first announced in 2005 but has progressed little since.

Calif. governor proposes $1.5 billion to repair, replace state buildings

Sacramento. Photo: casch52/Creative Commons

Government Buildings | January 26, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The program would include two new state office buildings in Sacramento.

HOK promotes Bill Hellmuth to chief executive

Along with Parsons Brinckerhoff, HOK designed the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), a facility that has won numerous architectural awards. Photo: Jay Stewart/Creative Commons.

Architects | January 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hellmuth is set to replace Patrick MacLeamy, who will remain as the firm’s chairman.

(Pictured) The Hall of Languages on Syracuse University's Campus . The NVRC building is planned for the western portion of the campus' Waverly block.  Photo Credit: David A. Sonnenfeld, Wikimedia Commons

Education Facility | January 26, 2016 | Syracuse University

Representatives of the firms will travel to Syracuse University to plan the next steps of their design processes

How the Fourth Industrial Revolution will alter the globe’s workforce

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BIM and Information Technology | January 26, 2016 | David Barista |

The next great technological metamorphosis will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before, due to the sheer...

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3D Printing | January 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The team's Fossilized project allows for structures that are more varied and volumetric than other forms so far achie...

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