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High-rise Construction | December 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building sits just a few blocks from the LEED-Platinum certified Taipei 101, the world’s eighth tallest building.

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Waugh Thistleton designs one of the tallest timber office buildings in London

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Wood | March 28, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The nine-story Development House has vertical open spaces for light and air flow.

 

Identifying, using, and applying predictive analytics

Photo: Jeff Seeger/Creative Commons

Big Data | March 28, 2016 | HDR BLiNK | Branden Collingsworth

Branden Collingsworth, HDR’s new Director of Predictive Analytics, clarifies what his team does and how architecture...

National report on school buildings reports $46 billion annual funding shortfall

Photo: Pasco County Schools/Creative Commons.

School Construction | March 28, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Millions of students said to be learning in obsolete facilities.

 

Minnesota Timberwolves follow pack of NBA teams with new high-res video screens

Image courtesy Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Sports and Recreational Facilities | March 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Wolves, Charlotte Hornets, and Sacramento Kings have new multi-paneled center-hung displays planned for their are...

ASHRAE grants fund human thermal comfort database project

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Codes and Standards | March 25, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Aim is to help better understand thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings.

 

OSHA finalizes new silica dust regulations

Photo: Pixabay.

Codes and Standards | March 25, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Construction industry has until June 2017 to comply.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific unveils whale of a project

Rendering courtesy EHDD/Aquarium of the Pacific. Click here to enlarge.

Museums | March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Designed by EHDD, the 18,000-sf, whale-shaped Pacific Visions will have gathering spots, galleries, and a theater wit...

Easter Eggs highlight directories of new Seattle corporate campus

Images courtesy Michael Courtney Design. Click photos to enlarge.

Retail Centers | March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

 

The wayfinding master plan for a tech campus features maps, directions, and, yes, "Easter eggs": colorful ph...

Barcelona hoops arena will rattle opponents with “wall” of raucous fans

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Sports and Recreational Facilities | March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

HOK and TAC Arquitectes designed a basketball palace that will have intimate seating inside and public space outside....

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture incorporates Biblical parable into church design

Rendering courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Click here to enlarge.

Religious Facilities | March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The ellipse-shaped building has plenty of gathering spots and outdoor views.

 

HGA and Perkins+Will join National Resilience Initiative Network

University of Minnesota College of Design. Photo: Ron Ryan Aviles/Creative Commons.

Resiliency | March 24, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Minneapolis offices of the two firms will partner with the University of Minnesota College of Design in the Upper...

ABC: Construction Backlog expands nearly 3% at the close of 2015

Hilton Cleveland construction in 2015. Photo: Mack Male/Creative Commons.

Contractors | March 24, 2016 | ABC

Uptick suggests high demand for construction workers will continue.

 

Clear fire-rated glazing transfers daylight

Curtain Wall | March 24, 2016 | Technical Glass Products

Visual connectivity between workspaces and natural light, both to be created without sacrificing safety, were focal p...

Beef up the glazing to meet today’s tough codes [AIA course]

The Leo F. Cain University Library Addition at California State University Dominguez Hills. The dramatic glass façade harvests natural light from the north, while controlling glare and solar heat gain. Photo: Costea Photography, courtesy Carrier Johnson + CULTURE.

Glass and Glazing | March 23, 2016 | C.C. Sullivan and Alex Abarbanel-Grossman, Contributing Editors

The picture is clear: Building with glass now requires more careful strategizing and product choice. To earn 1.0 AIA...

APA updates Engineered Wood Construction Guide

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Wood | March 23, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides recommendations on engineered wood construction systems.

AIA: Modest expansion for Architecture Billings Index

Construction in New Russia, Ohio. Photo: Edsel Little/Creative Commons.

Market Data | March 23, 2016 | AIA

Business conditions softening most in Midwest in recent months.

 

Affordable housing advocates differ on micro-apartment policy

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Codes and Standards | March 23, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York’s luxury micro units could be first step to developing affordable units.

 

ACCO Engineered Systems technicians installed 200,000 linear feet of PEX tubing for the radiant cooling system at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The system uses water from San Francisco Bay for both cooling and heating. Other Building Team firms on the LEED Gold project: EHDD (architect), Integral Group (MEP), and Nibbi Brothers (GC). Image courtesy Uponor.

Building Tech | March 21, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

BD+C consulted technical experts on what to look for in radiant cooling. To earn 1.0 AIA CES HSW learning units, stud...

PAB Architects designs marketplace to centralize Senegal street vending

Images courtesy PAB Architects. Click images for larger view.

Cultural Facilities | March 21, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Senegal City Market project consists of groups of store modules and is expected to expand to 13 cities.

Work or play? Caio De Azevedo, a Project Engineer with McCarthy Building Companies, tests the Oculus Rift as part of a comparison to determine which current virtual reality option is the best fit for clients, partners, and the Building Team.  Photo: McCarthy Building COS.

BIM and Information Technology | March 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Faster conversion times and higher-quality graphics are enabling VR to make the jump from novelty to necessity in the...

GRESB launches Health and Well-being Module for real estate industry

Photo: Pixabay

Codes and Standards | March 21, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Optional supplement to environmental, social, and governance assessment.

 

A sculpture by the Italian artist Giovanni Balderi stands in front of a travertine curtainwall in the lobby of 601 Massachusetts Avenue, a mixed-use building in Washington, D.C., designed by Duda|Paine Architects, which encourages clients to consider the inclusion of art in their new buildings. Image: Courtesy Duda|Paine

Architects | March 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Turan Duda says clients are receptive, but the art must still be integral to the building’s overall vision.

The 1975 novel was first published when the Barbican Centre towers were being built in London. Photo: Riodamascus, Wikimedia Commons

High-rise Construction | March 18, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The story, which was originally thought to be a critique of London’s city planning, takes place in a high-rise divide...

Chicago museum opens LEGO architecture model exhibit

All photos: J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Click each image to enlarge

Building Tech | March 18, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Structures like Fallingwater and the Burj Khalifa can be seen at Brick by Brick at the Museum of Science and...

All renderings courtesy Populous. Click photos to enlarge.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | March 18, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The plan, led by Populous, includes a 714,000-sf arena and a 30-acre mixed-use development.

 

Drone use isn’t just a curiosity anymore AEC

A Stantec technical expert launches the firm’s fixed-wing drone. Lightweight fixed-wing and quadcopter UAVs are becoming important tools for AEC firms. Photo courtesy Stantec. Click images to enlarge.

Drones | March 18, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

UAVs, now mounted with higher-quality image-capture cameras and software, offer crisp building and site inspections....

ASHRAE funds efficiency projects including aerial vehicle for energy audits

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HVAC | March 18, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Undergraduates at 24 universities awarded grants.

 

Anbang Insurance Group's $13.2 billion bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts trumps a merger offer from Marriott International for Starwood last fall. Image: Pixabay

Hotel Facilities | March 18, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hotel giant prefers higher, all-cash bid from China’s Anbang

Managing risks with laser scanning gives AEC firms an edge

A new report estimates that the global terrestrial 3D laser scanning market will grow by 16.5% annually and reach $4.9 billion by 2020. Despite factors such as high cost and pokey data processing, more AEC firms are at least considering laser scanning to minimize project risk. Image courtesy Stantec.

AEC Tech | March 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The more that clients demand the service, the easier it is to justify the cost of laser scanning equipment and softwa...

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