Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are among the AEC industry’s clever ideas and novel innovations for 2016.

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Healthcare Facilities | August 09, 2016 | Steve Higgs, Senior Managing Director for CBRE Healthcare

The right approach during the planning, design, and construction of a new facility can yield a positive return on inv...

Regulations | August 09, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Transit-oriented development and affordable housing are spurring the movement. 

Parc at Midtown - Hadley Building. Image: PRNewsFoto/Surge Homes

Multifamily Housing | August 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The sub-500-sf homes will be the first of their kind to be offered in the metro known as Space City

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BIM and Information Technology | August 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Animated GIFs are a simple tool that can explain a large amount of intricate information in an easy to understand, st...

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Reconstruction & Renovation | August 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative is set to begin its reconstruction efforts with the Banff Pavilion, which w...

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Regulations | August 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Products will now have to be labeled as compliant to the new rules.

Wes Tafoya, an architectural intern with Corgan, ascends stairs wearing the GERT suit at the firm's Dallas headquarters. The headphones mimic high-frequency hearing loss and tinnitus. The glasses simulate impaired vision. The weights, wraps, and gloves replicate joint stiffness, reduced grip, and loss of coordination-even back bain and paralysis. To see what it's like to wear the GERT suit in an airport, go to: http://bit.ly/28LDkPT

2016 Giants Report | August 08, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

As the 65+ population continues to rise, the AEC industry needs to better understand the stresses and anxieties those...

UNC Women’s and Children’s Hospital, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Photo: William Yeung, flickr Creative Commons.

2016 Giants Report | August 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Jacobs, and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s large...

Golden Gate Urgent Care Clinic, Mill Valley, Calif. Building Team: SmithGroupJJR (architect), Crux Builders (GC), Susan Van Leuven (Electrical Engineering), Lefler Engineering (mech/plumbing). Photo: ©Emily Hagopian 2016, courtesy of SmithGroupJJR.

2016 Giants Report | August 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., McCarthy Holdings, and Skanska USA top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the...

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Center for Advanced Care, Chicago, Ill. Building Team: SmithGroupJJR (architect), Turner Construction (GC), KJWW Engineering (MEP Engineer), Thornton Tomasetti (SE). Photo: Liam Frederick, courtesy of SmithGroupJJR.

2016 Giants Report | August 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HDR, Stantec, and Perkins+Will top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest healthcare b...

A new plant science lab at Purdue University has gotten funding approval from the state, and awaits Gov. Mike Pence to sign off on it. Construction could begin next year and be completed in 2018. The lab’s researchers will study how to make cash crops grow better in a controlled, high-tech setting. CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, in a new report, predicts that business strategies will play more important roles in driving the designs for labs of the future.  Image: Purdue University 

Laboratories | August 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE report emphasizes the importance of collaboration and standardization in lab design.

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Regulations | August 05, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The orders come after a rise in the number of deadly accidents that have occurred in the past few years.

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Industry Research | August 05, 2016 | Associated Builders and Contractors

The drop in the construction unemployment rate from June 2015 extends the uninterrupted monthly sequence of year-over...

Vanderbilt University's Rand Hall offers ample indoor and outdoor dining space along one of the most high-traffic paths through campus. Photo courtesy of GS&P.

University Buildings | August 05, 2016 | GS&P Dialogue | Patrick Gilbert, AIA, LEED AP

Location, visibility, and adaptability are three important ideas to keep in mind when designing campus dining spaces,...

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K-12 Schools | August 04, 2016 | Mary Ellen Godin, Reuters

The new Sandy Hook Elementary School has been carefully designed with state-of-the-art safety measures to keep studen...

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Sustainability | August 04, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The funds from the tax will be used to restore wetlands

Battery Park City, New York City, New York. Photo: Gryffindor, Creative Commons

2016 Giants Report | August 04, 2016 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor 

To address the affordability problem and attract tenants, owners and developers are experimenting with smaller and sm...

Wind Creek Hotel & Casino, Wetumpka, Ala., designed by Hnedak Bobo Group. Photo: Jeffrey Jacobs, courtesy Hnedak Bobo Group.

2016 Giants Report | August 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, and Arup top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest multifamily buildin...

CallisonRTKL designed 2929 Weslayan, a 40-story, 254-unit apartment tower in the River Oaks area of Houston, for PM Realty Group. The LEED Gold residence employs rainwater harvesting and performance-based energy modeling. Also on the Building Team: Faulkner Design Group (interior design), Brockette Davis Drake Consulting Engineers (SE), Bury Partners (CE). Blum Consulting Engineers (MEP), Scott Oldner Lighting Design, Studio Outside (landscape architect), and Jordan Foster Construction (general contractor). Photo courtesy CallisonRTKL 

2016 Giants Report | August 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Lendlease, Suffolk Construction Co., and Clark Group top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’...

The John Buck Company is the developer for 3Eleven, a 24-story, 245-unit apartment building. The site is the parking lot of Assumption Roman Catholic Church, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The land owner, the Order of Friars Servants of Mary, will get renovations to its priory out of the deal. The transit-oriented project will provide parking for 109 cars and 50 bicycles, plus 3,000 sf of ground-floor retail. FitzGerald Associates Architects is the designer. Photo courtesy Fitzgerald Associates Architects

2016 Giants Report | August 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Perkins Eastman, CallisonRTKL, and Solomon Cordwell Buenz top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the na...

Senior Living Design | August 03, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The building complies with NY state’s Medicaid Redesign Team program

The Chespapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, Virginia Beach, Va., is only the eleventh building to earn Living Building Challenge status. It generated 83% more energy than it used over the past year and treats rainwater so that it is drinkable. SmithGroupJJR led the Building Team: Skanska (owner’s rep), A+F Engineering (SE), WPL (CE), Biohabitats (water treatment), The Façade Group (BECx), and Hourigan Construction (GC). Photo: Prakash Patel / courtesty SmithGroupJJR

2016 Giants Report | August 03, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AEC leaders in green building are stepping up to a higher level of innovation and to be a green leader today, you hav...

Exterior light shelves on an office building in Denver, Colo. Photo: USEPA, U.S. government work

2016 Giants Report | August 03, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, and Arup top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest green building sect...

AES Corporation Headquarters, Arlington, Va.Building Team: OPX, PLLC (architect), AES Corporation (owner), Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc. (GC), Blue Moon Engineering (MEP), SK&A (SE). Photo: Judy Davis / HD Photo

2016 Giants Report | August 03, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Clark Group, and Hensel Phelps top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nati...

Georgia BioScience Training Center, Social Circle, Ga.Building Team: Cooper Carry (architect), Technical College System of Georgia (owner), Whiting-Turner Contracting Company (GC). Photo: Carol Meyhoefer, courtesy Cooper Carry

2016 Giants Report | August 02, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Stantec, and HOK top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest green building se...

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Industry Research | August 02, 2016 | Associated Builders and Contractors

On a year-over-year basis, nonresidential construction spending has fallen 1.1 percent, marking the first annual decl...

Westin Hotel and Transit Center at Denver International Airport. Rendering Courtesy of Gensler.

Hotel Facilities | August 02, 2016 | GenslerOn | Lisa Kong

Millennials’ desire for authentic experiences has been the catalyst for a refresh of most brand standards, writes Gen...

Concrete | August 02, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The campaign asserts that not enough is known about CLT in construction

LEx Labs prototype classroom, Huckabee

LEx Labs prototype classroom, a joint venture of design firm Huckabee, Baylor University, and an education service center. Photo courtesy Huckabee

2016 Giants Report | August 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Space flexibility is critical to classroom design. Spaces have to be adaptable, even allowing for drastic changes suc...

Charleston Catholic School, KSQ Design

Charleston (S.C.) Catholic School Upper School Addition and Sacred Heart Church Renovation, designed by KSQ Design. Photo courtesy KSQ Design

2016 Giants Report | August 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, and Core Construction head Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s lar...

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