World’s first fully 3D-printed office to be produced in Dubai

The building will be 2,000 sf with one story. Renderings via Emirates 24/7

BIM and Information Technology | July 01, 2015 | BD+C Staff

A 20-foot-tall printer will be needed for the project, spewing out construction material consisting of special reinforced concrete, fiber reinforced plastic, and glass fiber reinforced gypsum.

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IKEA Headquarters in lmhult, Sweden. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Due to open next year, the museum is expected to attract 200,000 people annually to rural Älmhult, Sweden, home of th...

Lenfest Hall, one of the museum's two principal public entrance spaces, will be
May 21, 2014 | Philadelphia Museum of Art and BD+C Staff

Gehry's final design reorganizes and expands the building, adding more than 169,000 sf of space, much of it below the...

A large variety of loosely structured spaces contrast with small, private meetin
May 21, 2014 | B.R. Fries

The new East Coast office for the Internet radio provider is housed on two interconnected floors of the classic 125 P...

Morton Buildings is notorious for its status as a titan in the American construction community. That status was not lost on the ownership of an exclusive country club, when it decided to choose Morton to spearhead a complete overhaul of its facilities.

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May 21, 2014 | AIA

The March ABI score was 49.6, up slightly from a mark of 48.8 in March, but still below the growth threshold of 50. ...

May 20, 2014 | Arup

The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consultants, and engineer...

Rendering: Gensler
May 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Called "The Legal Office of the Future," the pop-up demonstration project made its debut this week at the annual conf...


Every facility or complex requires a custom approach to safety, involving risk assessment, code consulting, fire protection, security and emergency management. It’s important to look to experienced engineering consultants, like JENSEN HUGHES. 

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Located on Lake Tai, the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort by MAD is a 102-meter
May 20, 2014 | Emporis

Eight other high-rise projects were named Emporis Skyscraper Award winners, including DC Tower 1 by Dominique Perraul...

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May 20, 2014 | JLL

Despite emerging structural challenges and newly-announced store closings, such as those of Radio Shack and Office De...

Photo: Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia by ToNToNi via Wikimedia Commons
May 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A judge has ordered the left-wing political party Esquerra Unida to pay €30,000 to Santiago Calatrava because of "ins...

Since trading traditional closed cubicles for an open, transparent layout, softw
May 19, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Driven by changing work styles, mobile technology, and the growing presence of Millennials, today’s workplaces are ch...

Photo: Ben Aveling via Wikimedia Commons
May 19, 2014 | BD+C staff

The improved economy has boosted construction starts, but a shortage of experienced trade workers has led to more on-...

Photo: New York National Guard via Wikimedia Commons
Smart and Resilient Cities | May 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Massive storm surge barriers would be too costly for the potential benefit to protect New York City from violent stor...

Photo: Brett VA via Wikimedia Commons
May 16, 2014 | USGBC

The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program will offer 14 grants to developers of affordable housing in North Am...

Neville Willsmore (left) and Thomas Christian have joined Harley Ellis Devereaux
May 16, 2014 | Harley Ellis Devereaux

Neville Willsmore, Thomas Christian join leadership team for Harley Ellis Devereaux.

May 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Ito and other Japanese architects cite excessive costs, massive size, and the project's potentially negative impact o...

May 16, 2014 | Carl Bass, Autodesk President and CEO

The design of the printer, as well as Autodesk's new Spark 3D printing software, will be open and publicly available...

May 15, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Color-shifting finishes, dry-erase surfaces, and stain-blocking paints are highlighted in this round up of new offeri...

May 15, 2014 | U.S. Census Bureau

Many U.S. cities are seeing an increase in bicycle commuters, according to new a ...

Part of the World Trade Centers original foundation, this wall was built to kee
May 15, 2014 | 9/11 Memorial Museum and BD+C Staff

The 110,000-sf museum is filled with monumental artifacts from the tragedy and exhibits that honor the lives of every...

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Leland A. Gray Architects is adapting the concrete th
May 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At $94 a square foot and "virtually indestructible," some school districts in Utah are opting to build concrete dome...

May 14, 2014 | UC Berkeley

People working in buildings certified under LEED’s green building standard appear no more satisfied with their workpl...

Designed by Boeri Studio and developed by Hines, a vertical forest in Milan will
May 14, 2014 | Arup

Some 900 trees, 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 floral plants have been planted on the terraces of Bosco Verticale, a new hi...

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May 14, 2014 | Gilbane

Construction spending for 2014 should finish 6.6% higher than in 2013, with nonresidential work contributing substant...

The contractor implemented advanced prefabrication measures on the 360-bed Exemp
May 14, 2014 | Mortenson Construction

Value-based cost-benefit analysis of prefab approaches on the firm's 360-bed Exempla Saint Joseph Heritage Project sh...

The $1.5 billion project is the initial seed of urban development in the area. I
May 13, 2014 | Nadel Architects

In addition to five major sports venues, the Dalian Sports Center includes a 30-story, 440-room, 5-star Kempinski ful...

Ron Knowles, PE, will move from President to Chairman/CEO of the firm.
May 13, 2014 | J. Vinton Schafer & Sons


May 13, 2014 | Foulger-Pratt Contracting

Foulger-Pratt Contracting, Rockville, Md., has promoted Kevin MacClary to VP.

The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University will begi
May 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The facility will have two entrances—one facing the city of Richmond, Va., the other toward VCU's campus—to serve as...

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