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September 28, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HOK, Stantec, Turner Construction Co., Fluor Corp., and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest government facility AEC firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report.

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Set to be completed in late 2017, Alamance Community College’s Advanced Applied Technology Center, located in Graham, N.C., is one of the projects that Little’s Center for Building Performance helped to win for the firm. Photo courtesy of Little.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Created through funding from Little’s LaceUp program, the Center for Building Performance has helped the design firm...

Lissette Méndez-Boyer (left) and Natalya Shimanovskaya work on their FABRICation project at Beyer Blinder Belle’s New York office.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The firm’s R&D initiative inspires its designers to develop ideas that could positively disrupt the practice.

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Clinical staff at the Mercy Virtual Care Center, Chesterfield, Mo., check in with a remote patient. As of May, the center was serving 80 patients. Photo courtesy of Mercy.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Mercy’s new high-tech medical center equips its medical professionals to deliver care at the bedside of patients anyw...

Downloaded by thousands: This popular report addresses the inherited costs of the design-bid-build process, as related to the often mission-critical stage of steel joist and deck design. 

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Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are among the AEC industry’s...

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High-rise Construction | August 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

In 2005, the Turning Toroso, designed by Santiago Calatrava, was completed, making it the first twisting skyscraper i...

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Codes and Standards | August 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Industry leaders offer how procurement system could be improved.

Coatings | August 22, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

“Color is defined by two things: the chemistry of a pigment and the type of light that shines on it,” explains Mike C...

Tianmen Mountain cable cars and Tongtian Avenue. Photo: Huangdan2060, Wikimedia Public Domain.

Glass and Glazing | August 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Acrophobics beware: China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park just got a little bit (or a lot) more terrifying.

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Arlington |

The pros and cons of a rolling sheet door

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Arlington |

Metal building standard for contractors and erectors.

Construction on the Hangzhou stadium by NBBJ

BIM and Information Technology | August 22, 2016 | Nathan Miller |

Building professionals are often put in a situation where solving problems with the ‘best tool for the job’ comes at...

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Sports and Recreational Facilities | August 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The man made hills are the latest attraction to open on the island that has been under development since 2006.

Building Materials | August 22, 2016 | Mark Halverson |

Temporary Expansion Joints in Large Structures

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Legislation | August 19, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An assembly committee heard testimony on deadly balcony collapse that occurred last year.

The $24 million renovation of the historic Van Antwerp building in Mobile, Ala., involved working on a tight urban site and reconstituting the building for corporate and mixed-use tenants. Renovations included an 11-story addition, a new parking deck, and completely new interiors. The Building Team consisted of Goodwyn |Mills| Cawood (architect and designer), Doster Construction (GC), and Thompson Engineering (engineer). Photo: Mason Fischer Photography

2016 Giants Report | August 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Reconstruction is always a balancing act between the client’s pro forma and what the building needs to be vibrant aga...

Uline Arena, Washington, D.C. Antunovich Associates (architect), DAVIS Construction (GC), SSA (MEP), Douglas Development Corporation (owner). Photo: © Rick McCleary 2016 courtesy of DAVIS Construction.

August 19, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Robins & Morton, and The Boldt Company top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s...

Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, Washington, D.C. Photo: G. Edward Johnson, Wikimedia Creative Commons

2016 Giants Report | August 19, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane Building Co., Turner Construction Co., and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top Building Design+Constructio...

Europa Building, Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Riki, Wikipedia Creative Commons

2016 Giants Report | August 19, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Beck Group, Stantec, and IMC Consruction top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s larges...

Coatings | August 18, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

Valspar’s Fluropon coatings are popular due to their high durability, outstanding performance characteristics, and br...

Inverness Village Hall, Inverness, Ill. Photo: Neva O'Laughlin, Wikimedia Creative Commons

2016 Giants Report | August 18, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HOK, Stantec, Turner Construction Co.,Clark Group, AECOM and STV top Building Design+Construction’s annual rankings o...

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2016 Giants Report | August 18, 2016 | BD+C Staff

CannonDesign, Stantec, Turner Construction Co.,Mortensen Construction, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and AECOM top Build...

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2016 Giants Report | August 18, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Page, EYP, Fluor Corp.,BL Harbert International, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s annual rankings of the...

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Hotel Facilities | August 17, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will combine the AC Hotels, Residence Inn, and SpringHill Suites brands.

A 250-unit, 12-story, transit-oriented apartment building, developed by Lincoln Property Co., is expected to begin construction at Harlem Avenue and South Boulevard in Chicago late this year or early 2017. Lincoln is one of 32 contributors to the NHMC Research Foundation, a new research entity whose goal is to provide better and more detailed data on the multifamily housing sector. Image: Oak Park Economic Development Corp./Chicago Tribune

Multifamily Housing | August 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The list of leading developers, owners, and property managers that are funding the NMHC Research Foundation speaks to...

University Buildings | August 17, 2016 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Rebecca Ramsey

The two themes that were consistently woven into different topics were institutional transformation and connection wi...

The University of Texas at Dallas Student Services Building was the first university building in Texas to Receive LEED Platinum ststus. Photo: Wikipedia Public Domain.

Energy Efficiency | August 17, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new initiative screens projects to see if they are investor-ready.

One Angel Square, Manchester, England. BREEAM 'Outstanding' rating. Photo: TheCo-operative, One Angel Square, Wikimedia Creative Commons

Standards | August 17, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard is touted as a cost-effective alternative to LEED.

The Saratoga (N.Y.) Casino hotel, which opened in early July, is one of several new hospitality facilities that have opened in Saratoga County in the past two years. Image: John Carl D’Annibale/Albany Times-Union

Hotel Facilities | August 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But concerns about overbuilding persist.

Healthcare Facilities | August 16, 2016 | Stantec Blog | Douglas J. King, AIA, NCARB, CSI, ACHA

Creating a network of experts to talk next generation healthcare design education

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Standards | August 16, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A joint ASHRAE/ACCA proposal seeks comments from industry professionals.

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