4 ways cold-climate cities can make the most of their waterfronts

Lower Yonge project in Toronto. Image: Chris Foyd courtesy Perkins+Will

Smart and Resilient Cities | May 28, 2015 | Noah Friedman | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings

Though cold-climate cities pose a unique challenge for waterfront development, with effective planning waterfront cities with freezing winter months can still take advantage of the spaces year-round.

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The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C
April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Aligning thermal breaks and applying air barriers are among the top design and installation tricks recommended by bui...

ESIF merges three very specialized components: an ultra-energy efficient workpla
April 02, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility takes top honors in R&D Magazine's 48th annual lab design awards. 

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April 02, 2014 | Autodesk

The Autodesk InfraWorks 360 family of offerings now includes enhanced roads and highways capabilities, better represe...

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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April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

This course covers life cycle assessment, color selection, emissions, durability, resilience, corrosion resistance, s...

April 01, 2014 | Georgia-Pacific

Thanks to Georgia-Pacific LLC’s acquisition of Temple-Inland Building Products, its Georgia-Pacific Gypsum division i...

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April 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

When completed, PhoenixMart will be one of the largest single-level trade centers in the U.S. 

 

Whenever putting down the foundation for the building, the installation of the embedded anchor rods must be precise. Misplacing them with a variance greater than 1/4” means your columns will be out of plumb...

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April 01, 2014 | USITT
Seabury Hall Creative Arts Center, a prep-school performing arts center on Maui in Hawaii, received the United Stat...
March 31, 2014 | Plaza Construction

EKO Flood Protection created a flood prevention solution for one of New York City's largest office buildings, 55 Wate...

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March 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Solar panels may soon be installed on the face of Big Ben in London as part of the U.K.'s initiatives to reach its gr...

March 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Even before the St. Denys-du-Plateau Church was converted into a library, it was an unusual building, with a towering...

Having the correct model views loaded and visibility settings adjusted prior to
March 31, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Process mapping, split models, and streamlined coordination meetings are among the timesaving techniques AEC firms ar...

Channel glass creates a curving faade. Photo: Technical Glass Products
March 30, 2014 | Technical Glass Products This is sponsored content

The new Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre features a 1,400-sf serpentine channel glass wall that delivers dram...

March 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram hopes that the temporary installation, once funded, will encourage the public to thi...

March 27, 2014 | NKBA

Work on multifamily housing projects? Here are the top kitchen and bath design trends, according to a survey of more...

High Plains Equipment sells and services Case IH agricultural equipment at its n
March 27, 2014 | Star Building Systems This is sponsored content

High Plains Equipment, a Case IH dealership in Devils Lake, N.D., constructs a larger facility to better serve its cu...

March 26, 2014 | Callison

Hybrid ventilation, nighttime cooling, and fuel cell technology are among the dozens of sustainable design techniques...

Hadid calls the plaza a "green oasis" in the midst of the urban Dongdaemun distr
March 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new space, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, is a blend of park and cultural spaces meant for the public to enjoy.

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March 26, 2014 | Lockheed Martin

The facility will host advanced R&D in emerging technology areas like 3D printing, energetics, thermal sciences,...

Sydney's new Goods Line will be built in two stages, the first of which is set t
March 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 500-meter-long park will feature bike paths, study pods, and outdoor workspaces.

28 lbs. per sf SLENDERWALL panels
March 25, 2014 | SLENDERWALL This is sponsored content

After decades of wear, the hand-laid brick envelope of the Johns Hopkins nine-story Nelson/Harvey inpatient facility...

March 25, 2014 | Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH), an ENR 500, award-winning, national engineering firm, is pleased to announce...

March 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The design duo discusses the founding of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects and the design of the next world's tal...

Shigeru Ban. Photo by Shigeru Ban Architects
March 25, 2014 | The Hyatt Foundation

Shigeru Ban, a Tokyo-born, 56-year-old architect with offices in Tokyo, Paris, and New York, is rare in the field of...

Photo: FEMA via Wikimedia Commons
March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The move will affect 24 districts that have schools inside Oklahoma City limits.

March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

With developers in Santa Monica, Calif., looking for ways to build green more inexpensively, the city may consider al...

Ohio state Senate chambers. Photo: Wikipedia
March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The resolution specifically mentions LEED v4, and calls for the U.S. Green Building Council to conform to ANSI. 

Free tours will be offered, starting in May. Photo: Jack E. Boucher, August, 196
March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 14-story tower, one of only two Wright-designed high-rises to be built, has been off limits to the public since i...

March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The winding hotel and apartment building will be built between the mountains and the sea in remote Glåpen, Norway....

Design architect GWWO selected Valspars Blue Pearl II color-changing paint to c
March 21, 2014 | Valspar This is sponsored content  

Linetec finishes Firestone’s UNA-CLAD panels, achieving a one-of-a-kind, dynamic appearance with the first use of Val...

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March 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper competition invited design teams to explore the possibilities of using bamboo as the...

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