Chance encounters and the ‘action’ office: Do collisions spark innovation?

Google is among a handful of tech giants to unveil plans for “action” offices. Rendering courtesy Google, BIG, Thomas Heatherwick

Office Building Design | March 29, 2015 | David Barista

Google, Facebook, Samsung, and Tencent have all unveiled plans for “action” offices designed to get their people moving, interacting, huddling, collaborating—all in the name of innovation.

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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
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 pres...

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 24, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies

The facility is intended to be "the most sustainable laboratory in the world," and incorporates natural ventilation,...

February 24, 2014 | Benjamin Moore

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

February 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

 
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)
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...

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

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...

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

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...

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

The complex will feature a 729-key resort hotel and serviced apartment tower, a
February 21, 2014 | Goettsch Partners

Topped with glowing beacon that will be visible for miles in any direction, the Rosewood Sanya tower is the centerpie...

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....

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 nearl...

February 19, 2014 | Sefaira

Sefaira, the leader in software for high performance building design, today announced that its performance based desi...

February 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

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This AIA/CES class offers insight in areas including policies and codes surrounding insulated metal panels, contribut...

The building site is located in a historic area of Philadelphia, which factors i
February 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

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 trans...

February 18, 2014 | CertainTeed Ceilings

The system’s unique perforated surface reduces reverberation time and increases speech intelligibility—an ideal solut...

February 17, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

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

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.
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...

February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

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