Rendering courtesy of CBT

Urban Planning | October 20, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The detailed master plan for Phase 2 of Masdar City has been unveiled by CBT.

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National Fire Protection Association drops ban on glass boarding bridges

Photo: Leonard G./Wikimedia Commons

Airports | December 04, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

U.S. airports can now use more aesthetically pleasing building-to-plane links.


New app visualizes amount of cellular signal and Wi-Fi in an area

The application in action. Screenshot courtesy Architecture of Radio via YouTube

BIM and Information Technology | December 03, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Using data collected from millions of cell towers and Wi-Fi routers, the app makes the invisible visible.

LMN Architects earns the 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award

Vancouver Convention Centre West. Photo: Bobak Ha'Eri/Wikimedia Commons

Architects | December 03, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The firm is known for projects like Vancouver Convention Centre West and the University of Washington’s Foster School...

SANAA’s design selected for Hungary’s new National Gallery – Ludwig Museum

Architects Kazuyo Sejima and Rue Nishizawa describe their design as “an extension of the park." Renderings courtesy SANAA

Museums | December 03, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

After months of deliberation, the Japanese firm ultimately won the tie with Snøhetta.

Herzog & de Meuron unveils renderings of redeveloped stadium for Chelsea FC

Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron (via ArchDaily)

Sports and Recreational Facilities | December 03, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

As many as 264 brick piers will line the perimeter of the stadium and extend to a steel ring perched above the field....

Photo: Deskmag via Wikimedia Commons

December 02, 2015 | Rob Cassidy |

Researchers at Harvard, SUNY-Upstate Medical Center, and Syracuse University conduct a controlled experiment to see i...

Perkins+Will designs headquarters for Seattle brain research center

All images courtesy of Perkins+Will / Hedrich Blessing

Healthcare Facilities | December 02, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The design orients labs like flower petals around a large light-filled central atrium; the effect is like the inside...

FMI: Nonresidential construction in a slowdown, according to latest NRCI score

Photo: Pioneer Library System/Creative Commons

Contractors | December 02, 2015 | BD+C Staff

“Economic recovery momentum is losing steam and rising costs in labor and materials start to put a load on the indust...

ABC releases scorecard on state policies affecting the construction industry

Construction of an apartment complex in Tempe, Ariz. Photo: sdobie/Creative Commons

Contractors | December 02, 2015 | ABC

The scorecard website identifies states that have good environments for merit shop contractors, like Arizona, and sta...

Coatings | December 01, 2015 | Jeff Alexander |
ABC: September's nonresidential spending retains momentum in October

Photo: Anders Lejczak/Creative Commons.

Contractors | December 01, 2015 | ABC

Spending increased in 10 of 16 nonresidential construction sectors on a monthly basis.

Data centers turn to alternative power sources, new heat controls and UPS systems

Modules for a data center for one of Skanska’s telecommunications clients were built in an offsite factory. Callison was the architect. Cosentini Associates provided engineering. Photo: Adam Friedberg

Greenbuild Report | December 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power used annually by the e...

LEED Steering Committee approves resiliency pilot credits

Specific assessment requirements are provided for the following hazards including wildfires, as seen here in Texas in 2011. Photo: Joe Wolf/Creative Commons.

Smart and Resilient Cities | December 01, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Three credits address planning, design, and survivability.

More than 50 design, construction, and real estate firms urge action on climate change

Photo: United Nations Photo/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | December 01, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Call for policymakers to move on one of the ‘greatest economic opportunities of the 21st Century’

Massive Chicago parking garage gets overdue waterproofing maggie daley

Millennium Lakeside Garage in Chicago. Photos: Western Specialty Contractors

Reconstruction Awards | December 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Millennium Lakeside Garage, the largest underground parking facility in the U.S., hadn’t been waterproofed since the...

The contractor’s role in promoting job site sustainability [AIA course]

Courtesy Robins & Morton

Contractors | December 01, 2015 | Jackie Mustakas, LEED AP BD+C, Robins & Morton

Robins & Morton’s Jackie Mustakas offers specific actions that contractors and construction managers can take to...

10 megatrends shaping the future of green building

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, San Diego. Photo: Rick Naystatt, U.S. Navy

Greenbuild Report | November 30, 2015 | Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED Fellow, Contributing Editor

Increased competition among green building rating systems, the rise of net-zero buildings, and a sharper focus on exi...

Photos courtesy Sundt Construction

Contractors | November 30, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The contractor's Center for Craft Excellence, in Phoenix, is in response to the labor shortages in the industry.

New wireless technology is 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

How Li-Fi works. Illustration: Alejosemejiagp/Wikimedia Commons.

BIM and Information Technology | November 30, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Li-Fi, which reaches speeds of 224 gigabits per second, is being tested in Estonia.

5 ways to bring data into marketing and business development
Building Team | November 30, 2015 | Steven Burns |

Here are five ways to use data to enhance the client acquisition process

Washington Monument restored after rare East Coast earthquake

An earthquake and Hurricane Irene caused damage to the Washington Monument in 2011. Photos courtesy Hill International

Reconstruction Awards | November 30, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

This restoration and repair project, which was completed under budget and eight days early (despite several setbacks)...

Denver's 107-year-old seminary campus modernized  St. John Vianney Theological Seminary

Photos: Terry Shapiro

Reconstruction Awards | November 30, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The scope of the project included the seminary dorms, library, and chapel, all of which posed their own set of obstac...

Federal agencies aim for major reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Photo: Ian Britton/Creative Commons.

Green | November 30, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A 42% cut to come from buildings, vehicles, supply chain.

New neighborhoods in Hamburg, Germany resilient to flooding, carbon neutral

Hamburg, Germany. Photo: Bastian Sander/Creative Commons.

Smart and Resilient Cities | November 30, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Mixed-use areas built on brownfields and derelict districts.

Leadership or limbo: Moving to building green’s next level

3 PNC Plaza. Photo: John Marino via flickr Creative Commons

Green | November 29, 2015 | John Caulfield |

After interviewing more than 50 AEC firms for our Greenbuild Report in the November issue, I wonder if the sustainabi...

Anorexic skyscrapers keep popping up in Manhattan

The ODA Architecture-designed tower at 303-305 E. 44th Street in New York City will be only 47 feet wide. Renderings courtesy ODA

High-rise Construction | November 28, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One project slated to begin construction next spring is designed to be only 47 feet wide.

BD+C’s GreenZone demonstration project takes center stage at Greenbuild

Following the show, the 588-sf modular structure was trucked 39 miles to Baltimore, where it awaits placement in its final destination, on the site of the new headquarters for the Parks & People Foundation. All photos: BD+C staff

GreenZone | November 24, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The Parks & People Green Workforce Development Center draws more than 1,200 AEC professionals during the two-day...

Fire rated doors: standards, testing and glazing requirements

Today’s fire rated doors frequently incorporate glazing to enable vision and transparency that maximize natural or shared lighting.

November 24, 2015 | Bill O'Keeffe |

There are several safe and economical alternatives to traditional wired glass for 20-45 minute vision lites

FMI survey: Millennials in construction industry are loyal, hard-working

Photo: Atomische * Tom Giebel/Creative Commons.

Contractors | November 24, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

While the stigma exists that Millennials are entitled, disloyal, and lazy, it appears that this is not true, accordin...

John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Dozens of AEC tech experts, including Nathan Miller, Founder of Proving Ground, gathered recently for Thornton Tomasetti’s AEC Technology Symposium and Hackathon. Images courtesy Thornton Tomasetti

BIM and Information Technology | November 24, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

At a recent Thornton Tomasetti symposium, experts showed how designs and projects can be improved by granular informa...

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