The Rutgers University School of Business won a National Award for Projects $15 million to $75 million in the 2016 IDEAS2 awards

Steel Construction and Products | May 05, 2016 | American Institute of Steel Construction

Held annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the IDEAS2 awards recognize exceptional structural steel projects across the country. The award is the highest honor for building projects by the structural steel industry in the U.S.

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AEC Tech | March 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Making things like augmented reality, precise measurements of indoor spaces, and indoor wayfinding possible, Google’s...

ILFI launches Biophilic Design Initiative

Photo: Lex McKee/Creative Commons

Green | March 15, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Goal is to transfer biophilic design theory to real-world applications.

Washington Redskins tease new stadium model designed by Bjarke Ingels

Photo via Washington Redskins

Sports and Recreational Facilities | March 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The location isn't yet determined, but the new stadium will have a moat for kayaking.

Visual estimating, generative design, and component construction push the limits of BIM/VDC

Trent Nichols, VP and National VDC Director with JE Dunn (left), and Jason Hickam, Preconstruction Manager, use the firm’s new BIM-based visual estimation tool, JE Dunn Lens, to track the costs of a project design. Photo courtesy JE Dunn

BIM and Information Technology | March 14, 2016 | Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

DPR Construction, JE Dunn, and The Living advance the AEC industry with three clever tech solutions.

NRCA’s EnergyWise Roof Calculator updated

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Energy Efficient Roofing | March 14, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Now includes information from 2015 ICC Green Construction Code.

 

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Green | March 11, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Carbon dioxide has been captured and stored by scientists for years, but now GE has a novel idea for how to put this...

German artist recreates brutalist buildings with LEGO blocks

Photo: Arndt Schlaudraff, via Dezeen

Architects | March 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Arndt Schlaudraff brings the beauty out of the rugged, linear style of buildings most popular a half century ago.

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Image courtesy Open Architecture Collaborative

Architects | March 11, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

With a new name, logo, and mission, the Open Architecture Collaborative is seeking a fresh start. 

G/BA releases 2015 Hospital Benchmarking Survey

Prentice Women's Hospital Building in Chicago. Photo: Erin Nekervis/Creative Commons

Healthcare Facilities | March 11, 2016 | Grumman/Butkus Associates

A new survey from engineering firm Grumman/Butkus Associates examines electricity, fossil fuel, water/sewer, and carb...

Breakwater Chicago releases renderings of floating Lake Michigan resort

Rendering: Breakwater Chicago

Resort Design | March 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Anchored a mile off of Chicago’s coast, the luxury party vessel will have restaurants, a swimming pool, and a spa. ...

AIA's latest diversity report paints a picture of an industry that still isn't proactively recruiting, developing, or promoting enough women or people of color. Image: Pixabay

Architects | March 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Dissatisfaction with “work-life balance” and compensation are cited as reasons why companies’ diversity strategies ma...

Ohlone Community College’s Academic Core project in Fremont, Calif., introduces three new academic hybrid buildings that build community and enhance learning. Rendering courtesy CannonDesign

University Buildings | March 11, 2016 | Cannon Design Blog | Carisima Koenig

Even in the face of funding challenges and historic precedent, there are emerging examples of how partnership between...

A view of London with approved tall building proposals outlined in red. Image credit: ©Visualhouse and photographer Dan Lowe

High-rise Construction | March 10, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

More than 100 tall buildings have been added to the plans for the capital city since this time last year, and the ove...

Is the Internet of Things the key to smarter buildings and cities?

Humanscale added sensors to adjustable workstations. Photos courtesy Humanscale.

AEC Tech | March 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Experts say yes. But what’s needed is a point person who makes sure that sensing devices can “talk” to each other....

Expedia unveils design for Seattle waterfront campus

The Expedia courtyard accommodates visitor arrival and drop-off, all-hands meetings, outdoor meetings, and recreation. It will be encircled by a new approximately 600,000-sf four-story office building. All renderings courtesy Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Click here for larger view

Office Building Design | March 10, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Transparency and outdoor areas will give the complex a Pacific Northwest vibe.

 

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to open Los Angeles office

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff worked with HOK on the recently opened Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). Photo: Ron Reiring/Creative Commons.

Engineers | March 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The new office will specialize in building enclosure engineering.

How to manage the process and limit the risk of value engineering

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Architects | March 10, 2016 | Whitehorn Financial Group blog | Steve Whitehorn

AEC consultant Steve Whitehorn shares several ways in which architects can be more effective managers of value-engine...

The StratIS app gives property managers wireless control over thermostats and door locks. Image: StratIS

Multifamily Housing | March 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ease of installation is one of StratIS’s selling features.

Two Houston firms merge to form Method Architecture

Designed by Three Square Design Group, Legacy at Crystal Falls is a 48,400 sf assisted living facility in Leander, Texas. Images courtesy Method Architecture. (Click here for larger photo).

Architects | March 09, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

In mid-2016, Architects-Plus and Three Square Design Group will join to make a studio that will design industrial cen...

A construction specialist programs the flight path of a drone using a Sony tablet that's part of a Site Scan platform that Sony, 3DRobotics, and Autodesk have introduced to make using image-capture data from the field easier with modeling and design software easier. Image courtesy 3DRobotics

Drones | March 09, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

3DRobotics, Autodesk, and Sony launch Site Scan to speed the process of making models from field data.

CBRE: Workplace wellness on the rise

Photos: Pixabay (Treadmill desk photo: CBRE)

Office Building Design | March 09, 2016 | Craig Beam, CBRE Healthcare

As insurance premiums and deductibles continue to rise, both employees and employers are evaluating options to improv...

Seismic Design Working Group calls for participation in peer review process

Seattle. Photo: sama093/Creative Commons.

High-rise Construction | March 09, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Research at an advanced stage.

Yotel, New York City. Photo: JasonParis, flickr creative commons

Hotel Facilities | March 09, 2016 | Rob Cassidy | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Hotels are going for a new minimalist look to attract younger guests, but some older business travelers don't like th...

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Warehouses | March 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As online shopping becomes more popular, many retailers are rushing to build big box warehouses to store and ship ite...

Weston Williamson designs vertical neighborhood with ‘kissing towers’ in Hong Kong

Image: WestonWilliamson+Partners, via Dezeen. (Click here to enlarge)

High-rise Construction | March 08, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The towers will connect between the 21st and 25th floors. The entire complex will sit above a high-speed rail line....

New Toronto office is Thornton Tomasetti's first in Canada

Construction of Edmonton's Rogers Place in the summer of 2015. Thornton Tomasetti is the building's structural engineer. Photo: WpgJets4Life/Wikimedia Commons.

Engineers | March 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The global engineering firm already has a history of working with Canadian architects and developers.

Images courtesy Sasaki Associates

Cultural Facilities | March 08, 2016 | Sasaki Ideas | Gina Ford, ASLA

What would it look like if achieving universal accessibility was an inspiring point of departure for a project's desi...

WiredScore offers developers competitive advantage in marketing

Construction on the 150 N. Riverside building in Chicago. Photo: Hyperion924/Wikimedia Commons.

AEC Tech | March 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Designates best-in-class Internet connectivity.

 

Rendering courtesy Luxigon

Hotel Facilities | March 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The only connection between the complex and the mainland will be a narrow pedestrian bridge.

Experts pessimistic on Chicago’s $650 million McCormick Place expansion

The new DePaul Arena at McCormick Place Event Center. Courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Events Facilities | March 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Developers and city officials envision $250 million of annual growth, but the figure assumes that a new arena will lu...

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