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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Photo courtesy Steris

Photo courtesy Steris

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ideas are cheap. Solutions are what count. The latest installment in BD+C's Great Solutions series presents 14 ways AEC professionals, entrepreneur...

Images courtesy HealthSpot

Images courtesy HealthSpot

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The HealthSpot station is an 8x5-foot, ADA-compliant mobile kiosk that lets patients access a network of board-certified physicians through interac...

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Photo: aidoudi via Wikimedia Commons

December 28, 2014 | John Passanante, PE, RCDD, Syska Hennessy Group

The open work environment has allowed owners to house more employees in smaller spaces, minimizing the required real estate and capital costs. But,...

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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Photo: Justin A. Wilcox via Wikimedia Commons

December 28, 2014 | Richard Wood, CEO and President, Plaza Construction

When Plaza Construction first introduced the concept of "core first" in managing the construction of a major office building, the procedure of pour...

Gilbane invested $60,000 to acquire its first 3D laser scanner, the FARO Focus 3

Gilbane invested $60,000 to acquire its first 3D laser scanner, the FARO Focus 3D. The price tag may seem steep, but its only a

December 23, 2014 | Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

From energy modeling on the fly to prefabrication of building systems, these advancements are potential game changers for AEC firms that are seriou...

Sarika Bajoria, Founding Principal, Architect, Per-forma Studio, NYC

Sarika Bajoria, Founding Principal, Architect, Per-forma Studio, NYC

December 23, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor
The editors of BD+C select honorees based on their career achievement, service to their professions and communities, and active participation in...
The app called Permit Finder could free city employees from having to respond to

The app called Permit Finder could free city employees from having to respond to the 30 to 40 permit status-related calls they r

December 22, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The app called Permit Finder could free city employees from having to respond to the 30 to 40 permit status-related calls they receive each week. ...

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Photo: Cheers via Wikimedia Commons

December 22, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Federal contractors may be subject to several new rules in 2015 that impact how they are selected for contracts and how they do business with the f...

U.S. General Services Administration Building-E Street facade. Photo: General Se

U.S. General Services Administration Building-E Street facade. Photo: General Services Administration via Wikimedia Commons

December 22, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editors

The $1.1 trillion funding bill for fiscal year 2015 approved by Congress makes deep cuts in some construction programs, but the General Services Ad...

Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects

Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects

December 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The first U.S. real-estate investment by The Wanda Group, owned by China’s richest man, will be an 88-story, 1,148-ft-tall mixed-use tower designed...

Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

December 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Zaha Hadid Architects released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental management company Bee’ah, revealing a structure that refe...

December 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The first Chicago Architecture Biennial will take place from October 2015-January 2016, with a theme of "The State of the Art of Architecture."

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December 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat cherrypicked the top moments from 2014, including a record concrete pour, a cautionary note about h...

December 18, 2014 | U.S. Green Building Council

The new collaboration recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management to the built environment.

The Floating Surf Park proposed for Melbournes Victoria Harbour. Rendering cour
December 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The list includes some of the year's epic stadiums, such as World Cup Stadium Arena de Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, and smaller projects, like the S...

Rendering: Panoramic Interests

Rendering: Panoramic Interests

December 18, 2014 | ULI BD+C Staff |

New research from the Urban Land Institute suggests that micro units have staying power as a housing type that appeals to urban dwellers in high-co...

December 17, 2014 | BAU

BAU 2015 is approaching fast! The world’s leading trade show for architecture, materials and systems will be held in Munich, Germany, from January...

 Shanghai Tower is on track to be completed by the end of 2015. Rendering courte

Shanghai Tower is on track to be completed by the end of 2015. Rendering courtesy Gensler

December 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In its annual forecast, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat predicts that 2015 will be the "Year of the Woodscraper," and that New York...

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year. Photo: courtesy

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year. Photo: courtesy Monarch School

December 17, 2014 | U.S. Green Building Council

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year, and Western Michigan University was honored as the top higher-ed institution, based...

Photo: Tiia Monto via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Tiia Monto via Wikimedia Commons

December 17, 2014 | AIA

The AIA's Architecture Billings Index for November was 50.9, down from a mark of 53.7 in October. Despite the drop, the ABI continued its seven-mon...

All rendering courtesy Valode & Pistre

All rendering courtesy Valode & Pistre

December 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The $1 billion tower will have 114 stories, alluding to the 114 chapters of the Koran.

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Photo: Thomas Pintaric via Wikimedia Commons

December 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The ambitious program would focus on some apartment buildings built before 1978 and concrete buildings constructed before 1976.

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Photo: Daniel Schwen via Wikimedia Commons

December 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York State’s building code is outdated and is hampering the recruitment of high-tech employers, according to a coalition of construction, fire...

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Photo: Ronjamin via Wikimedia Commons

December 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proposal, among other things, would impose a rental registration program and fee targeted at keeping better track of problem landlords.

December 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Attia and tech company Max Sound Corp. have brought a lawsuit against Google because of Flux, a Google X-developed startup launched in 2014. Flux c...

Renderings: SHoP Architects

Renderings: SHoP Architects

December 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The scheme includes a proposed 500-foot luxury residential tower that would jut out into the harbor, extending the Manhattan grid out into the wate...

Photo courtesy Greg O'Beirne/Wikimedia Commons

Photo courtesy Greg O'Beirne/Wikimedia Commons

December 15, 2014 | The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced today that it approved a possible path toward independent incorporation of the Frank Lloyd Wright Schoo...

December 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects has been commissioned to design the $325 million Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation at the Am...

December 15, 2014 | HOK

ARTIC’s flexible design ensures that it can serve as a southern terminus for California’s future high-speed rail system.

December 15, 2014 | Builder Flash, LLC

Understanding the challenges building professionals face when needing to locate and order replacement and service parts, Builder Flash, LLC introdu...

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