Factory for J57 Mini Sky City, Changsha, China. Photo: BSB

Game Changers | February 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural Game Changers report highlights today’s pacesetting projects, from a prefab high-rise in China to a breakthrough research lab in the Midwest.

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Photo: Dennis S. Hurd/Creative Commons.

Market Data | January 15, 2016 | ABC

In December, construction material prices fell for the sixth consecutive month. Prices have declined 7.2% since peaki...

JLL: Slowdown not expected for office market

Photo: Paul McCoubrie/Creative Commons.

Office Building Design | January 14, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The booming sector had an occupancy growth rate 1.3 times that of new supply in the fourth quarter of 2015.

WWII watchtower turned into ‘Land Yacht’

Photos: Windover Construction

Great Solutions | January 14, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Architect Siemasko + Verbridge and contractor Windover Construction transformed a coastal wartime observation post in...

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432 Park Avenue under construction in New York City. Photo: Kohei Kanno via Wikimedia Commons

High-rise Construction | January 13, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

That makes it an even 100. With the completion of 432 Park Avenue in New York City, the number of so-called “supertal...

Multi-billion-dollar stadium planned as the NFL returns to Los Angeles

Proposed NFL stadium in Inglewood, the future home for the new Los Angeles Rams. Rendering: HKS Sports & Entertainment

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

The Rams, formerly of St. Louis, will move into a new stadium possibly by 2019—and they might have a co-tenant.

Economists continue to debate whether the U.S. economy will be more resilient than other nations and thrive, or limp along for the next several years. Image courtesy Pixabay

Market Data | January 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Strong job growth and dwindling consumer debt give rise to hope.

Audubon National Wildlife Refuge & Visitors Center
Metals | January 13, 2016 | MBCI

After many years of use, the Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters and Vistiors Center had developed some ser...

‘Socially engaged’ architect Alejandro Aravena named 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Alejandro Aravena. Photo by Cristobal Palma

Architects | January 13, 2016 | The Hyatt Foundation and BD+C Staff

Known for his inventive social housing initiatives in his native Chile, Aravena epitomizes the revival of a more soci...

InterContinental Hotels Group and Brack Capital Real Estate recently opened the 293-room Hotel Indigo in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Photo courtesy IHG

Hotel Facilities | January 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More than 100,000 rooms could be delivered this year alone.

5 ways to handle conflict during construction

Courtesy Pixabay

Contractors | January 13, 2016 | John Jozwick

Rider Levett Bucknall's John Jozwick has five ways to curb disputes and prevent the situation from escalating to liti...

LEED credits on resiliency expected to influence future of building design

Photo: John McStravick/Creative Commons.

Resiliency | January 13, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Post-disaster survivability is a key goal.

Luxury high-rise is Zaha Hadid’s first foray into South America

Renderings courtesy ZHA

High-rise Construction | January 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Casa Atlantica is planned for Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Renzo Piano designs new New York City glass tower

Renderings courtesy Renzo Piano Building Workshop

High-rise Construction | January 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The 25-story tower is a residential building with 115 apartments and plenty of amenities.

Dear Architecture: Create a level field for female designers

Illustration courtesy Perkins+Will

Architects | January 12, 2016 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Vershaé Hite and Brittany Eaker-Kirkland

If architecture took one moment to be introspective, it would discover appalling imbalances between the opportunities...

Sprinkler system does double duty

Photo: Industrial Technology Research Institute.

Great Solutions | January 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Two innovations tap into the multi-use potential for fire/life safety infrastructure.

Batteries are the next step in raising sustainability standards

Courtesy Tesla

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

Battery technology will reduce electricity costs and promote a more stable, flexible grid.

Will a notable credential make students preparing for construction jobs more marketable?

Courtesy Pixabay

Contractors | January 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Zenith Education Group thinks so, as nine of its campuses offer training certification from the National Center of Co...

Spec for Tech: Designing for the Creative Class

Uptown Station in Oakland provides amenities in a common paseo at the ground floor, where all tenants and the public can pass through, creating a vibrant and active place. Rendering: Steelblue

 

Office Building Design | January 11, 2016 | GenslerOn | Ben Tranel

The new work environment, settings which blur the line between work and life, is inspired by cities and the attribute...

Shanghai Tower in China, which took six years to complete, includes 121 above-ground floors, and 50,000 ft or ground-level and underground retail space. Photo Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. 

High-rise Construction | January 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Shanghai Tower makes up a trio of supertall buildings in that city’s commercial district.

Coatings | January 11, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |
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Novum Structures will pay $3 million to settle violations of ‘Buy American’ regulations

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Mo. Novum Structures worked on the project. Photo: Nightryder84/Wikimedia Commons.

Contractors | January 11, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Wisconsin design and construction firm charged with repackaging materials from foreign sources.

 

Washington Redskins hire Bjarke Ingels Group to design new stadium

The Redskins have played at the Maryland-based FedEx Field since 1997, but the team feels that it is time for a new home. Photo: dctourism/Creative Commons

Sports and Recreational Facilities | January 08, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Danish firm is short on designing football stadiums, but it has led other impressive large scale projects.

Aedas’s Shanghai project named the world’s best mixed-use architecture

Renderings courtesy Aedas (via ArchDaily)

Mixed-Use | January 08, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Mapletree Business City Shanghai and VivoCity Shanghai took home a crown at the International Property Awards

U.S. Dept. of Energy weighs in on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code

Photo: Paulo/Creative Commons.

Energy | January 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Proposals pertain to fenestration, ventilation, expanded use of occupancy sensors for lighting, daylighting controls,...

Ollie at Carmel Place in New York offers its renters furnished apartments and a host of hospitality services. Photo courtesy Ollie

Multifamily Housing | January 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The co-living platform Ollie is leasing its initial building, in New York, with housekeeping and grocery shopping ava...

Photo: Jin Lee, courtesy 9/11 Memorial Museum

Building Team Awards | January 07, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excellence in b...

Zaha Hadid designs a tower of “stacked vases” in Melbourne

Rendering courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects (via ArchDaily)

High-rise Construction | January 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The structure is supported by sets of curved columns that taper to four different base heights.

 

Four reasons the C-suite should care about Design-Led Construction

Allegheny Health's Wexford Health & Wellness Pavilion. Image courtesy Cannon Design.

Building Team | January 07, 2016 | Cannon Design Blog | Louis P. Astorino, PE

Lou Astorino shares four examples how a unified approach can directly help C-suite leaders achieve their organization...

Photo: IdeaPaint.

Great Solutions | January 07, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Sherwin-Williams recently introduced Paint Shield, the first EPA-registered microbicidal paint that kills virtually a...

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