Breaking out of the box: Pirbright Institute’s radical approach to biocontainment facility design

Warm materials, splashes of color, pleasing proportions, and lively design elements combine to create an informal, nonscientific aesthetic for the facility. The lab wings are clad in Siberian larch timber articulated by punched windows with colorful surrounds. Photo: © Dan Schwalm, courtesy HDR Architecture

Public Health Labs | January 29, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The novel scheme turns the typical containment lab building inside out, placing the high-containment spaces at the perimeter to provide researchers with daylight and views.

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Renderings of how shipping containers will form a 12,000-sf retail district call

Renderings of how shipping containers will form a 12,000-sf retail district called C1TYblox within the 19-acre campus of oneC1TY

December 02, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

OneC1TY, a healthcare- and technology-focused community under construction on 18.7 acres near Nashville, Tenn., will include a mini retail district...

December 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The list includes both additions to existing structures and entirely new buildings, from Frank Gehry's Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris to Shigeru...

U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Census Bureau

December 02, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

This month's increase in nonresidential construction spending is far more consistent with the anecdotal information floating around the industry, s...

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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December 02, 2014 | Hoffmann Architects

The architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors announces the promotion of members of its Connecticu...

December 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The proposal blends affordable retirement housing with urban farming by integrating vertical aquaponic farming and rooftop soil planting into multi...

December 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A Malaysian development consortium is guiding the project, which is meant to mimic the caves of Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, East Malaysia...

Sydney Opera House Photo: Pavel via Wikimedia Commons

Sydney Opera House Photo: Pavel via Wikimedia Commons

December 02, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Inexplicable designs. Questionable functionality. Absurd budgeting. Just plain inappropriate. These are some of the characteristics that distinguis...

December 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Skanska will participate in an 18-month program with a consortium of partners to develop a robot capable of printing complex structural components...

Construction work started on the Santiago Calatrava-designed Chicago Spire in 20

Construction work started on the Santiago Calatrava-designed Chicago Spire in 2007, but was halted a year later due to the econo

November 29, 2014 | CTBUH

Remember the Chicago Spire? What about Russia Tower? These are two of the tallest building projects that were started, but never completed, accordi...

Photo: krishnan via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: krishnan via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

November 26, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The outcome-based approach requires the building owner to provide the building’s utility bills for a 12-month period within three years. 

Image courtesy of Nicolas Buisson

November 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Bahrain National Theatre will be recognized with an Honor Award by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) in 2015. 

Photo: Stilfehler via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Stilfehler via Wikimedia Commons

November 26, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Colorado's “vexing construction defects law” has hampered the building of new condominiums in the state, according to an editorial in the Denve...

Renderings: U.S. Steel Corp

Renderings: U.S. Steel Corp

November 26, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The giant steelmaker has agreed to move into a new headquarters that is slated to be part of a major redevelopment.

COFFEEBOXX, OXX, K-cup

Images courtesy of OXX

November 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The CoffeeBoxx single-serve brewer is billed as the world’s first ruggedized coffeemaker.

Rendering courtesy Behnisch Architekten

Rendering courtesy Behnisch Architekten

November 25, 2014 | Behnisch Architekten

The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive commercial building in New England.

Open plan office space, Steelcase, Gensler, Deezen

Image: Wikimedia Commons

November 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A vast majority of office workers feel open floor plans cause multiple distractions and that more private spaces are needed in today's offices, acc...

Photo: Joost J. Bakker via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Joost J. Bakker via Wikimedia Commons

November 25, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Uncertainty about government spending clouds an otherwise positive economic outlook among 59 middle market construction firms polled recently by GE...

All renderings courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

All renderings courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

November 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fitted with an LED façade, the 468-meter Greenland Tower Chengdu will act as a light sculpture for the city of Chengdu.

All renderings courtesy Shimizu Corp.

All renderings courtesy Shimizu Corp.

November 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The design centers around a floating, 500-meter-wide sphere linked to a resource center on the ocean floor via a 15-kilometer, helix-shaped path. ...

Renderings courtesy OMA

Renderings courtesy OMA

November 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Initially, the design included six slim towers to be set on the Miami shoreline, but the cylinders have been nudged into pairs to form three larger...

Photo: stockimages via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: stockimages via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

November 24, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new standard contract provides a contractual vehicle for owners to save significant money from operation and maintenance costs regarding energy...

Photo: Alexisrael via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Alexisrael via Wikimedia Commons

November 24, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The zoning policy shift could produce the biggest transformation of North New Jersey’s downtowns since the arrival of malls pulled shoppers away fr...

Photo: U.S. Army

Photo: U.S. Army

November 24, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An independent review panel of military specialists met with healthcare leaders Nov. 12 to consider whether construction standards for medical cent...

November 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excellence in both design/construction and co...

Photo: Joe Ravi, CC-BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Joe Ravi, CC-BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

November 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The multifamily sector is now outpacing the peak construction rate in the previous housing cycle, in 2006, according to the WSJ

November 21, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This represents Nelson’s fifth merger or acquisition in 2014, during which the firm’s net fee revenue has increased by 60% to $65 million. 

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