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High-rise Construction | October 27, 2016 | CTBUH and BD+C Staff

The top firm worked on over three times as many of the tallest buildings as the second place firm on the list.

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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...

Center of I.M. Pei-designed plaza part of Washington redevelopment

Photo: Judy Davis, Hoachlander Davis Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 24, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The L’Enfant Plaza, a three-story below-grade mall, was renovated to include a new glass atrium pavilion and a 40-foo...

Adaptive reuse utilized to build Manhattan's first freestanding emergency department

Chris Cooper Photography/Courtesy Perkins Eastman.

Reconstruction Awards | November 24, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The Lenox Hill Healthplex, a restoration of the Curran O’Toole Building, has glass-block walls and a carefully preser...

2015 Code Conforming Wood Design publication now available

Photo: CBS Napa/Creative Commons.

Wood | November 24, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Summarizes provisions in the 2015 International Building Code.

Gypsum Association releases guidance document on abuse resistant and impact-resistant panels

Photo: Findoutwhy/Wikimedia Commons.

Walls and Partitions | November 24, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Products are designed for high-traffic areas.

Daniel Libeskind unveils design for new Lithuanian modern art museum

The Modern Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania, has a white concrete exterior that references the local materials of the city. Renderings courtesy Studio Libeskind

Museums | November 23, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Located in the national capital of Vilnius, the Modern Art Center will be home to 4,000 works of Lithuanian art.

Top 10 green building products for 2016

Duo-Gard bike storage. Photo: Ferut Architects (via BuildingGreen)

Green | November 23, 2015 | BD+C Staff

A hybrid urinal, ventless dryer, and a chair made of mushroom roots are among the new green products to make Building...

London approves designs for a 62-story tower

A rendering of 22 Bishopsgate standing near Richard Rogers' Leadenhall Building (The Cheesegrater) and Norman Foster's 30 St. Mary Axe (The Gherkin). Renderings courtesy PLP Architecture

High-rise Construction | November 23, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Scheduled to start construction next year and open in 2019, the structure will be London’s second tallest, after the...

BIG plans for Pittsburgh: Lower Hill District master plan evokes hilly topography

The master plan will rejuvenate the former site of the Pittsburgh Penguins' arena. Renderings courtesy BIG

Cultural Facilities | November 23, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Paths will be carved to create a dialogue between Pittsburgh’s urbanscape and its hilly surroundings.

Dewberry acquires Houston’s Wilson Architectural Group

Items in Wilson Architectural Group's portfolio include Houston's Methodist Hospital. Photo: TMHJPL/Wikimedia Commons

Architects | November 23, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Now known as Dewberry | Wilson, the firm will have access to more MEP, technology design, site/civil, and land develo...

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