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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November 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Gypsum Association has completed the development of a product category rules (PCR) document for North American gypsum boards.

November 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The General Services Administration has posted a request online, asking those in industry, academia and nonprofits for information on green buildin...

November 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A proposal from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would require companies with more than 250 employees to disclose workplace injury...

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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November 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Haworth’s showroom in Beijing’s Parkview Green building has been recognized as the world’s first certified LEED project under the USGBC’s new LEED...

The Bridge Building on the Cumberland River in Nashville was recently transforme

The Bridge Building on the Cumberland River in Nashville was recently transformed into offices and event space. Hastings Archite

November 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The BD+C editorial team brings you this special report on the latest green building trends across nine key market sectors. 

The 135,000-sf, LEED Gold-certified Weitz Center for Creativity at Minnesotas C

The 135,000-sf, LEED Gold-certified Weitz Center for Creativity at Minnesotas Carleton College, designed by architects Meyer, S

November 15, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Academic institutions have been testing the limits of energy-conserving technologies, devising new ways to pay for sustainability extras, and exten...

November 15, 2013 | Marsh

Pricing for contractors general liability, project-specific general liability, umbrella and excess liability, workers’ compensation, and residentia...

November 15, 2013 | Nanawall Systems

Renowned maker of operable glass walls unveils powerful and mobile-friendly website

With the renovation, the Javits Center now has the largest green roof in the Nor

With the renovation, the Javits Center now has the largest green roof in the Northeast, spanning 292,000 sf. Photo: David Sundbe

November 15, 2013 | Tishman Construction

The massive upgrade included a 110,000-sf expansion – Javits North – as well as the installation of 240,000 sf of energy-efficient glass curtain wa...

November 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Next week at Greenbuild, BD+C will unveil its demonstration pediatric patient unit, called Pedia-Pod. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the constr...

November 14, 2013 | Tyco

US Operations of Global Acquisition Strengthen Tyco SimplexGrinnell’s Special Hazards Fire Protection Capabilities for Mining, Telecommunications a...

November 14, 2013 | Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has launched a search for a new director. Deadline for applications is January 6, 2014.

The Iowa Utilities Board/Office of Consumer Advocate building, in Des Moines, ea

The Iowa Utilities Board/Office of Consumer Advocate building, in Des Moines, earned a 100 Energy Star score, LEED Platinum, and

November 13, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

With the economy picking up, many stalled government contracts are reaching completion and earning their green credentials.

November 13, 2013 | Navigant Research

The worldwide installed capacity of GHP systems will reach 127.4 gigawatts-thermal over the next seven years, growth of nearly 150%, according to a...

November 13, 2013 | AISC

Design professionals now have a valuable new resource on practical applications for stability design

South view, Renzo Piano Pavilion, September 2013. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

South view, Renzo Piano Pavilion, September 2013. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Robert Polidori

November 13, 2013 | Kimbell Art Museum

The $135 million, 101,130-sf colonnaded pavilion by the famed architect opens later this month. 

November 12, 2013 | Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle research reveals a four-point “new look” for the post-recession construction industry.

November 08, 2013 | Curtis Skolnick, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare facilities, especially our nation's hospitals, have steadily become larger over the past couple of decades. The growth has occurred desp...

As part of its IntelliCommand building operations management service, Jones Lang

As part of its IntelliCommand building operations management service, Jones Lang LaSalle staffs a team of facilities experts who

November 08, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief
Real estate services giant Jones Lang LaSalle set out to answer these questions when it partnered with Pacific Controls to develop 
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As the first multifamily project certified net-zero by the International Living

As the first multifamily project certified net-zero by the International Living Future Institute, the zHome development in Issaq

November 08, 2013 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

The 10-unit zHome in Issaquah Highlands, Wash., is the nation’s first net-zero multifamily project, as certified this year by the International Liv...

November 08, 2013 | BD+C Staff

George Washington University worked with supplier Onyx Solar to design and install 100 sf of walkable solar pavement at its Virginia Science and Te...

The newly opened UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Medical Building consists of two wi

The newly opened UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Medical Building consists of two wings joined by a well-lit atrium, accented with i

November 08, 2013 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

LEED for Healthcare debuted in spring 2011, and certifications are now beginning to roll in. They include the new Puyallup (Wash.) Medical Center a...

The plan for the West Valley Campus of the College of the Desert, near Palm Spri

The plan for the West Valley Campus of the College of the Desert, near Palm Springs, Calif., calls for net-plus energy, and high

November 08, 2013 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Architects are seeking affirmation that the complex array of programs, systems, and tools at their disposal actually do result in more sustainable...

November 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Dallas stands out as one of the few large cities that is enforcing a green building code, with the city aiming to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Modernist structures can be viable candidates for adaptive reuse as lodging, suc

Modernist structures can be viable candidates for adaptive reuse as lodging, such as this W Hotel being planned for the vacant,

November 06, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

There’s more to creating a sustainable hotel than saving water and power by asking guests to reuse their towels.

November 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The silica-dust rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration could put small businesses at a disadvantage on the cost of complying w...

November 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The roof of the Memorial Auditorium of Concordia College in Minnesota will undergo a complete structural analysis because it was built to 1946 code...

November 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

President Barack Obama recently signed an executive order related to climate change and disaster-management efforts during severe weather events an...

November 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Northern California branch of the U.S. Green Building Council is leading the “Building Health Initiative” that seeks to improve the indoor envi...

November 06, 2013 | BOMA International

The commercial real estate industry’s ongoing focus on energy efficiency has resulted in a downward trend in total operating expenses (3.9 percent...

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