5 intriguing trends to track in the multifamily housing game

The upper lobby in the apartment building ECO, one of eight buildings in the Green District complex in Allston, Mass. Common areas in multifamily buildings, especially those charging higher rents, often look more like lobbies found in hotels. Photo: Warren Jagger

Multifamily Housing | January 31, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Demand for rental apartments and condos hasn’t been this strong in years, and our experts think the multifamily sector still has legs. But you have to know what developers, tenants, and buyers are looking for to have any hope of succeeding in this fast-changing market sector.

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February 27, 2014 | DraperDNA

DraperDNA first to offer unique balance between traditional fundamentals and innovation to leaders in the B2B building space

February 27, 2014 | Coffman Engineers

In February, Coffman Engineers, a mid-sized, multidiscipline engineering firm, kicks off a series of events celebrating the 35th anniversary of the...

This CFD model depicts thermal stratification within a conference room to assess

This CFD model depicts thermal stratification within a conference room to assess occupant comfort as an example of how CFD can b

February 27, 2014 | Jason Pfeiffer

From right-sizing mechanical systems to understanding the impact of design alternatives, CFD offers a host of benefits for the Building Team. 

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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February 27, 2014 | PPG Glass Education Center

Glass is heat-treated for two reasons: the first is to increase its strength to resist external stresses such as wind and snow loads, or thermal lo...

February 27, 2014 | METALCON International

Visitors to the 24th METALCON International, slated for October 1-3 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, will get a royal welcome from loca...

February 27, 2014 | Viega

Viega offers the only press fitting to transition from copper to PEX tubing, eliminating the need for solder or threaded adapters.

February 27, 2014 | PPG Industries

PPG Industries’ flat glass business has received $312,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a dynamically responsive infrared (IR...

February 27, 2014 | Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors

Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors continues to lead in the Remodel & Replace market with the introduction of the new Wood-Ultrex Insert D...

February 27, 2014 | WAC Lighting

Well-layered, warm ambient illumination is achieved with WAC Lighting’s new Slice and Dice LED flush mounts. These highly versatile luminaires can...

February 27, 2014 | Metal Construction Association

Two Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), one for Metal Composite Material Panels and one for  Roll Formed Steel Panels for Roofs and Walls, ar...

February 27, 2014 | Bluebeam Software

The latest version of the company’s flagship solution better enables users in document-intensive industries to digitally collaborate on project doc...

PocketCake's VRSCA (for Virtual Reality Simulation Converter Assembly) is three

PocketCake's VRSCA (for Virtual Reality Simulation Converter Assembly) is three times more powerful than the average high-perfor

February 27, 2014 | PocketCake

The company's Virtual Reality Simulation Converter Assembly is three times more powerful than the average high-performance computer and allows for...

February 26, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

SmithGroupJJR Senior Vice President Phil Tobey, FAIA, FACHA (and a long-time member of BD+C's Editorial Board), has recently been appointe...

February 26, 2014 | Allegion

Allegion PLC (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, today announced its 2014 line-up of resources and services...

February 26, 2014 | Firestone Building Products

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” portfolio of products, will de...

Photos courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects

Photos courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects

February 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project features nontraditional classrooms for collaborative learning, an arts and music wing, and a technologically sophisticated global resou...

February 26, 2014 | PocketCake

Founded in 2012, the development firm offers custom virtual reality simulations for the price of a typical architectural illustration.

Renderings courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects

Renderings courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects

February 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project includes the construction of two new stadiums and a retractable roof over the existing Arthur Ashe Stadium. 

Sharp Centre for Design at OCAD University

Sharp Centre for Design at OCAD University

February 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Emporis lists its top 13 higher education buildings from around the world. Do you agree with the rankings?

Hudson Spire

At 1,800 feet, Hudson Spire will surpass the Freedom Tower in height. Renderings courtesy of MJM + A Architects

February 25, 2014 | MJM + A Architects

Design architect MJM + A has released an updated design scheme for the planned 1,800-foot-tall, superthin skyscraper. 

February 24, 2014 | Benjamin Moore

This white paper from Benjamin Moore provides practical guidance for building and sustaining an effective online presence, with the ultimate goal o...

February 24, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies

The facility is intended to be "the most sustainable laboratory in the world," and incorporates natural ventilation, passive cooling, high-efficien...

February 24, 2014 | Benjamin Moore

This white paper from Benjamin Moore provides an overview of the properties of color and light, along with practical guidance on how the relationsh...

February 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In Houston, plans are being finalized for the first freestanding American building built to house and conserve modern and contemporary drawings. ...

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Ng Teng Fong General Hospital will take advantage of the region's prevailing breezes to cool the spaces. 

Rendering: Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)

Rendering: Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)

February 21, 2014 | Thulasi Narayan, LEED AP, Paladino and Company

This course, worth 1.0 AIA LU/HSW, explores how to increase project value through energy modeling, as well as how to conduct quick payback and net...

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council has introduced “Education @USGBC” a new educational platform.

Kneiphof; Wikimedia Commons

Kneiphof; Wikimedia Commons

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

OSHA’s proposal to postpone the compliance date for crane operator certification by three years was made official on Feb. 7 when it was published i...

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Among the suggestions were rooftop solar energy systems and cool roofs, which could be encouraged by policies from local governments.

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Obama Administration wants to boost fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks for models made in 2019 and later.

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