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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The building's owner says the structure's mechanical visor has never worked beca

The building's owner says the structure's mechanical visor has never worked because of problems with its hydraulics.

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Famed architect Santiago Calatrava must pay 2.9 million euros due to faulty design work on the Palacio de Congresos project in Oviedo, Spain. 

The complex will feature a 729-key resort hotel and serviced apartment tower, a

The complex will feature a 729-key resort hotel and serviced apartment tower, a 28,000-sm International Finance Forum convention

February 21, 2014 | Goettsch Partners

Topped with glowing beacon that will be visible for miles in any direction, the Rosewood Sanya tower is the centerpiece of a new resort and meeting...

Photo: Structurlam

Photo: Structurlam

February 20, 2014 | Kris Spickler

A CLT expert clears up several common misconceptions and myths surrounding the use of wood as a building material.

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 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The desk is built from plywood and one continuous sheet of resin, and can serve all 145 office employees at once. 

February 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Guinness World Records verifies the concrete pour as the largest ever

February 19, 2014 | AIA

After consecutive months of contracting demand for design services, AIA's Architecture Billings Index inched up nearly two points to 50.4 in Januar...

February 19, 2014 | Sefaira

Sefaira, the leader in software for high performance building design, today announced that its performance based design platform now includes dayli...

February 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The robots build by observing thier environment and then obeying a set of traffic rules programmed by researchers.

February 19, 2014 |

This AIA/CES class offers insight in areas including policies and codes surrounding insulated metal panels, contributions from LEED and tax credits...

The Illinois Holocaust Museum, in Skokie, is one of Illinois' recent LEED Gold p

The Illinois Holocaust Museum, in Skokie, is one of Illinois' recent LEED Gold projects. Architect: Stanley Tigerman. Photo: Wik

February 18, 2014 | USGBC

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The building site is located in a historic area of Philadelphia, which factors i

The building site is located in a historic area of Philadelphia, which factors into the design. Rendering: Robert A.M. Stern Arc

February 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Philadelphia Art Commission has suggested some significant changes to the design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, namely the elimination of a c...

Ann&RobertH.LurieChildren'sHospital, Chicago

Ann&RobertH.LurieChildren'sHospital, Chicago

February 18, 2014 | Mortenson Construction

Providers are excited about opportunities to address long-term health issues in the U.S., but worries about the transition persist, according to a...

February 18, 2014 | CertainTeed Ceilings

The system’s unique perforated surface reduces reverberation time and increases speech intelligibility—an ideal solution in K-12 schools, conferenc...

February 17, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

Carl Roehling, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, president & CEO of SmithGroupJJR, has been appointed to serve on the Joint Committee of The American Institu...

February 17, 2014 | Firestone Building Products

Annual Awards Recognize Firms for Excellence in Commercial and Industrial Roofing Installations

17 John was designed by Winka Dubbeldam.

17 John was designed by Winka Dubbeldam.

February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Want to own a piece of Manhattan hotel real estate? Developer Rodrigo Nino is inviting individual investors to put up $100,000 each for his latest...

February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Using weather forecasts to predict outdoor temperature changes can lead to significant energy savings, exceeding 10%, researchers say.

February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project is $100 million over budget and has missed its scheduled completion date.

February 17, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

The Green Building Initiative™ (GBI) announced today that between Feb. 13 and April 15 it will provide free access to its online certification cour...

February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

OSHA says the rules will protect workers and prevent 700 fatalities annually. Others say the rules would hurt businesses and jobs. 

February 17, 2014 | Stanley Consultants

The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions that engineers make to society, and to emphasize the importance of...

February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

State and city officials are pushing for increased bonding capacity to pay for the storm shelters.

February 14, 2014 |

Vendor-neutral publication examines aspects of the popular power usage effectiveness (PUE) metric.

Mohamed A. ElGawady, associate professor of civil, architectural and environ

Mohamed A. ElGawady, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T (right) with

February 14, 2014 | Missouri S&T

Research could lead to blocks that use waste material and have seismic and insulating benefits.

The pinwheel is driven by hidden microphones and connected motors.

The pinwheel is driven by hidden microphones and connected motors.

February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The proposed design for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History features a 10-foot pinwheel that can be activated by passersby.

February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Mill Junction will house up to 370 students and is supported by 50-year-old grain silos.

February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Rupp Arena will get a 40-foot high glass façade and a new concourse, but will retain many of its iconic design elements.

RMIT University's Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Neal Jennings

RMIT University's Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Neal Jennings

February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In this special five-part report, Building Design+Construction explores how Building Teams throughout the world are utilizing advanced rob...

Husqvarnas DXR140 demolition robot in action. The robot shown here is controlle

Husqvarnas DXR140 demolition robot in action. The robot shown here is controlled by remote human operation, though other models

February 14, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editors

Building Teams across the globe are employing advanced robotics to simplify what is inherently a complex, messy process—construction.

February 13, 2014 | LargaVista

The site is located at the gateway to the booming SoHo retail market, where Class A office space is scarce yet highly in demand.

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