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Students use a quiet zone at Falcon Virtual Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., a $1.2 million adaptive reuse of an aging manufacturing warehouse. Home-schooled students, working students, and transitional students can use spaces within the facility when they need to work together on projects or seek instructional support from teachers. DLR Group designed and planned the 20,000-sf facility for 400 students of Falcon School District 49. Photo: ©Ed LaCasse 

K-12 Schools | March 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

How the latest design, construction, and teaching concepts are being implemented in the next generation of America’s schools.

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Tom Ruchalski
March 18, 2014 | Skyline Windows

Ruchalski, an active CPA, has over 38 years of experience including 18 years in the construction industry.

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March 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

China's goal, according to Koolhaas, is to de-incentivize migration into already overcrowded cities. 

March 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

When two builders submitted identical bids for the Gretna (La.) Police Headquarters, the city council decided to choo...

Downloaded by thousands: This popular report addresses the inherited costs of the design-bid-build process, as related to the often mission-critical stage of steel joist and deck design. 

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March 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency published a new rule this month that will require the construction, housing, and...

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March 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Policy Alliance has launched a campaign to make the claim that LEED-certifie...

March 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 58-story DC Tower 1 is the first of two high-rises designed by Dominique Perrault Architecture for Vienna's skyli...

 

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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March 13, 2014 | KTGY Group

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Technical Academy instructor Marc Ilgenfritz, center facing, invites installers
March 12, 2014 | nora systems, Inc.

Program marks six years of hands-on installation training with 2014 class schedule

March 12, 2014 | Meyda Custom Lighting

Contemporary, fun, transitional and elegant, Meyda Custom Lighting’s new Crinkle Fused Glass Pendants are custom craf...

March 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Advisory Committee of the BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland 2014 Conference is accepting proposals for prese...

Image credit: Copyright CPAT / Hayes Davidson / Jason Hawkes
March 12, 2014 | New London Architecture

The vast majority of high-rise projects in the works are residential towers, which could help tackle the city's housi...

Photo: Dorma
March 12, 2014 | BD+C Editors

From a high-tech classroom lockdown system to an impact-resistant wide-stile door line, BD+C editors present a collec...

March 12, 2014 | CannonDesign

The new software identifies critical failures of components and systems, code and ADA-compliance issues, and systemat...

Credit for all images: International Interior Design Institute (IIDA)
March 11, 2014 | International Interior Design Association

The seven winners of the 41st Interior Design Competition and the 22nd Will Ching Design Compet...

Illustrations: courtesy Federico Babina.
March 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In his latest collection, graphic artist Federico Babina reimagines fine art as architecture.

March 11, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The Freelon Group concentrates on museums, libraries, universities and other civic and institutional clients; Perkins...

March 10, 2014 | KieranTimberlake

Tally provides AEC professionals with insight into how materials-related decisions made during design influence a bui...

Completed in 2012, a 2,100-sf custom metal building serves as a maintenance and
March 10, 2014 | Star Building Systems  

Bastoni Vineyards replaces a wooden barn with an efficient metal building used for maintenance, storage, and hosting...

Caterpillars Cat B15 rugged smartphone
March 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The B15 is billed by Cat as “the most progressive, durable and rugged device available on the market today.” 

Photo: iBackFlip Somersault
March 10, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

BD+C readers share their most trusted smartphone and tablet cases. The editors select some of their faves, too. 

Photo: Iwan Baan - www.iwan.com / Courtesy Emerson College
March 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The $85 million, 10-story vertical campus takes the shape of a massive, shimmering aircraft hangar, housing a sculptu...

SketchUp 2014 features major enhancements to SketchUps 3-D Warehouse, the world
March 07, 2014 | Trimble

SketchUp 2014 features new tools that improve the classification of design objects and tighten interoperability with...

The Guyon Hotel made the Chicago's 7 list for the second straight year. Photo: A
March 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 2014 edition of Preservation Chicago's annual Chicago's 7 list includes an L station house, public school, theate...

The Rombald team
March 06, 2014 | BQE Software

By replacing spreadsheets with BillQuick, this growing consulting firm has greater visibility into its project financ...

Greg Miller used the Unity coding language to create "Jerry's Place." All render
March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fans of the show can now explore a virtual 3D model of the iconic New York residence, thanks to one Web designer's pa...

Photo of Montreal by Dickbauch (via Wikimedia Commons)
March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The issue was raised in the wake of a tragic fire at a seniors' residence in L'Isle-Verte. 

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

It provides information to assist with the proper specification and use of pressure-treated Southern Pine materials. ...

Photo: NASA/USGS via Wikimedia Commons
March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

President Barack Obama would spend $1 billion to “better understand the projected impacts of climate change,” encoura...

Photo: JaGa via Wikimedia Commons
March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Two supervisors charged that a lack of adequate code enforcement has led to blight from dilapidated or unfinished bui...

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