The expanded and renovated First Hill Medical Pavilion in Seattle sold for a record amount early this year, an indication that the healthcare sector continues to lure investors. Image: CollinsWoerman

Healthcare Facilities | May 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Over the past year, healthcare accounted for nearly one-fifth of all new jobs in the U.S.

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Urban Planning | April 19, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Blending traditional families with young couples and the newly retired, MVRDV hopes to transform traditional suburbs...

Steel Construction and Products | April 19, 2016 | Kenny Stoner |

Not having a complete understanding of what the steel line is can affect the building process, causing delays and pro...

AIA announces 2016 Library Building Awards winners

Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch. Photo: © Hedrich Blessing/SOM

Library | April 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Snøhetta’s Ryerson University student center and the Billings (Mont.) Public Library by Will Bruder+Partners highligh...

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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CBRE: Seniors housing industry shifts its focus from real estate to business

Kingsway Retirement Village in Belle Plaine, Minn. Photo: waicontinuum/Creative Commons

Senior Living Design | April 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Last year was a strong year for the sector, which saw records set in per-unit pricing and low capitalization rates....

Chicago to install 500 sensors through its Array of Things data project

Downtown Chicago. Photo: jonathan hartsaw/Creative Commons.

Big Data | April 18, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The devices will track traffic, light, air quality, and temperatures. The data will be made available to the public....

Efficiency finance pilot project to spur retrofits on existing buildings

Photo: Wally Gobetz/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | April 18, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

EDF and PG&E team up on interest-free loans for qualified projects.

 

ASHRAE releases proposed energy standard for historic buildings

Historic buildings in Milwaukee. Photo: Ian Freimuth/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | April 18, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Designed to balance with preservation requirements.

 

An aerial view of Folsom Field at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which has recently completed an extensive expansion and renovation of its sports complex that included the addition of a new Sports and Medicine Performance Center, built in partnership with Boulder Community Health and open to the public. Image: Courtesy of Mortenson Construction

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This two-year project enhances the experiences of athletes and fans alike.

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Industry Research | April 15, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Nonresidential construction has gotten off to a hot start this year and looks to gain even more momentum throughout t...

A Python scripting lesson at the TexFab Dynamo workshop. Photo: Proving Ground

AEC Tech | April 15, 2016 | Nathan Miller |

Even if learning to code does not personally interest you, the growing demand for having these capabilities in an arc...

One of the documentaries offered by ACB focuses on the Pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser at Saqqara (pictured), the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Photo Credit: Olaf Tausch, Wikimedia Commons

Architects | April 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Arts & Culture Bureau YouTube channel offers architectural documentaries about structures and works that span...

Creating a home for eldercare using the ‘Green House’ design concept

Sketch: VOA Associates

Senior Living Design | April 14, 2016 | VOA Blog | Douglas J. King, AIA, NCARB, CSI, ACHA

VOA Associates’ Douglas King offers design considerations in implementing the Green House concept in eldercare for co...

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Industry Research | April 14, 2016 | Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Despite a slight regression, nonresidential construction confidence is still in positive territory

Nichiha’s custom color Illumination Architectural Wall Panels.

Cladding and Facade Systems | April 13, 2016 | Nichiha

The 40-unit apartment building features a checkerboard design with three shades of gray to provide a contemporary faç...

Ford begins 10-year plan to centralize Dearborn, Mich., campus

Rendering courtesy Ford

Industrial Facility | April 13, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The company said that it will rebuild 7.5 million sf of work space over a 10-year period, which will shift 30,000 emp...

How post-frame construction has evolved over the years

Photo: Vermont Timber Works Inc./Wikimedia Commons

Structural Materials | April 13, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The National Frame Building Association released an infographic showing just how far the industry has come since the...

Photo Courtesy of Personal Comfort Systems

Building Tech | April 13, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Not only can the Hyperchair reduce heating and cooling costs and maximize employee comfort, but it can help a company...

Technology defines growth at Ringling College of Arts & Design

Shepley Bulfinch designed the new library at Ringling College of Arts & Design. Images courtesy Ringling College of Arts & Design. Click here for larger view.

University Buildings | April 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Named America's “most wired campus" in 2014, Ringling is adding a library, visual arts center, soundstage, and art mu...

Cubs take a measured approach when planning HD video boards

Photo: Pepper Construction/Chicago Cubs. Click here for larger view.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 13, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Along with the mammoth and super-sharp video boards, Wrigley Field's 1060 Project includes renovated bleachers, upgra...

More than a game: 4 ways sports teams adapt to changing fan preferences

The six-story “patio doors” at the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center will draw in fresh air and let outdoor visitors listen to concerts. Photo: Courtesy AECOM/Sacramento Kings. Click here for larger view.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 13, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

As the cost of tickets, parking, and concessions skyrockets, while home theater technology becomes more affordable, f...

5 ways universities use new buildings to stay competitive

The 9,000-sf, Gensler-designed Fast Forward incubator at Johns Hopkins University has been so popular with entrepreneurs that the university is more than quadrupling a second incubator on its east campus to 30,000 sf. Photo:[email protected] Karchmer. Click here for larger view.

University Buildings | April 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

From incubators to innovation centers, schools desire ‘iconic gateways’ that appeal to students, faculty, entrepreneu...

Canadian city fines itself for failing to get a building permit for building renovation

Guelph, Ontario. Photo: TheGiantVermin/Wikimedia Commons.

Codes and Standards | April 13, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Guelph, Ontario, will pay a $1,125 fine to the province.

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Building Tech | April 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?

Startup introduces PaperLight, an interactive projection screen for AEC pros

Image courtesy Rollout

AEC Tech | April 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The device lets users edit sketches, plans, and images with a stylus or their fingers.

 

Studio Libeskind designs angular Kurdish museum rich with symbolism

Rendering: Hayes Davidson. Click here to enlarge.

Cultural Facilities | April 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The museum consists of four geometric volumes separated by somber and uplifting divisions.

The tower of Dubai Creek Harbour, designed by Santiago Calatrava. Renderings courtesy Santiago Calatrava. Click here to enlarge picture.

High-rise Construction | April 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The slender structure will have 10 observation platforms, two Hanging Gardens decks, and a illuminating flower bud at...

Valspar can work with architects and builders to create custom colors and prints to create the look of wood, slate (pictured), shingles or provide a weathered look to panels.

Roofing Products | April 12, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

Prepainted metals are becoming popular for both commercial and residential use thanks to their durability, resistance...

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Building Enclosure Systems | April 12, 2016 | Sean M. O’Brien and Matthew Vong, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

This course will describe how to select vapor retarders to control moisture migration and prevent condensation within...

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Codes and Standards | April 12, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cite concerns about technological and economic feasibility.

Metals | April 11, 2016 | Allen Hurtz |

The fire safety of metal building systems is crucial. The ability of a metal building to prevent or slow down the spr...

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