Rendering courtesy of Foster + Partners

Office Building Design | September 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass building provides the illusion of floating above a stone plinth.

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The Chespapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, Virginia Beach, Va., is only the eleventh building to earn Living Building Challenge status. It generated 83% more energy than it used over the past year and treats rainwater so that it is drinkable. SmithGroupJJR led the Building Team: Skanska (owner’s rep), A+F Engineering (SE), WPL (CE), Biohabitats (water treatment), The Façade Group (BECx), and Hourigan Construction (GC). Photo: Prakash Patel / courtesty SmithGroupJJR

2016 Giants Report | August 03, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AEC leaders in green building are stepping up to a higher level of innovation and to be a green leader today, you hav...

Exterior light shelves on an office building in Denver, Colo. Photo: USEPA, U.S. government work

2016 Giants Report | August 03, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, and Arup top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest green building sect...

AES Corporation Headquarters, Arlington, Va.Building Team: OPX, PLLC (architect), AES Corporation (owner), Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc. (GC), Blue Moon Engineering (MEP), SK&A (SE). Photo: Judy Davis / HD Photo

2016 Giants Report | August 03, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Clark Group, and Hensel Phelps top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nati...

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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Georgia BioScience Training Center, Social Circle, Ga.Building Team: Cooper Carry (architect), Technical College System of Georgia (owner), Whiting-Turner Contracting Company (GC). Photo: Carol Meyhoefer, courtesy Cooper Carry

2016 Giants Report | August 02, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Stantec, and HOK top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest green building se...

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Industry Research | August 02, 2016 | Associated Builders and Contractors

On a year-over-year basis, nonresidential construction spending has fallen 1.1 percent, marking the first annual decl...

Westin Hotel and Transit Center at Denver International Airport. Rendering Courtesy of Gensler.

Hotel Facilities | August 02, 2016 | GenslerOn | Lisa Kong

Millennials’ desire for authentic experiences has been the catalyst for a refresh of most brand standards, writes Gen...

Concrete | August 02, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The campaign asserts that not enough is known about CLT in construction

LEx Labs prototype classroom, Huckabee

LEx Labs prototype classroom, a joint venture of design firm Huckabee, Baylor University, and an education service center. Photo courtesy Huckabee

2016 Giants Report | August 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Space flexibility is critical to classroom design. Spaces have to be adaptable, even allowing for drastic changes suc...

Charleston Catholic School, KSQ Design

Charleston (S.C.) Catholic School Upper School Addition and Sacred Heart Church Renovation, designed by KSQ Design. Photo courtesy KSQ Design

2016 Giants Report | August 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, and Core Construction head Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s lar...

The 18,884-sf Collegiate Center addition to Thomas Edison Prepatory High School, Tulsa, Okla., has a floating cantilever study lounge. Two multipurpose rooms double as FEMA-361 safe rooms that can each protect up to 600 persons from winds up to 240 mph. The $4.4 million addition provides 15 distinct spaces. KSQ Design led the Building Team, with the assistance of Wallace Engineering (SE), AEG Engineering, and Crossland Construction (GC). Photo courtesy KSQ Design

 

2016 Giants Report | August 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Jacobs, and STV top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest K-12 school sector e...

Riverhead (N.Y.) High School, BBS Architects

Recently completed Riverhead (N.Y.) High School expansion was one of the projects within the school district’s $78 million capital program where BBS Architects implemented the “Bridge” design concept. By improving and expanding schools built between the 1930s and the 1960s, the architects created a vibrant secondary downtown that serves–or bridges–the entire community. The thoughtful design was the catalyst that attracted new restaurants, and shopping and entertainment venues to an area that was formerly a sleepy crossroads. Photo: Tom Sibley/Wilk Marketing Communications

2016 Giants Report | August 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

DLR Group, Stantec, and Huckabee top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest K-12 schoo...

Infrastructure technology would allow The Shed to roll out and expand, to serve as galley, exhibit, and performance space. Image: Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group

Cultural Facilities | August 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Shed could become the permanent home for New York’s Fashion Week event.

The proposed Dubai Steps, with 500 stairs, would be the equlvalent of 25 stories tall. How soon the city will move forward on this project, though, is still up in the air. Image: Dubai Media Office

High-rise Construction | August 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Still in the planning stages, this building would serve tourists and power climbers alike. 

Jin Mao Tower's new outdoor walkway suspends visitors from a narrow platform that's more than 1,100 feet above ground. Image: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images, via the Wall Street Journal. 

Sports and Recreational Facilities | July 31, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

For less than $60, you can now get a bird’s-eye (or window-washer’s) view of the cityscape.

This image is an example of a virtual-reality rendering that Stantec has used. Its distortion is the product of it not being viewed through a VR application. Image: Stantec

Virtual Reality | July 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The firm moves into its second stage of testing this technology as a real-time design tool.  

Office Building Design | July 29, 2016 | PDR Blog | Christine Mikhail

Organizations that purposefully craft and develop their culture experience a 14% turnover rate, whereas organizations...

From Construction Site to Court Room: How project management is transforming expert witness teams

Photo: Karen Neoh/Creative Commons.

Projects | July 29, 2016 | Rider Levett Bucknall Blog | John T. Jozwick, Esq., and Jeffrey G. Landtiser, AIA, CPTED

Applying goal-oriented methodologies and techniques can increase efficiency and reduce costs associated with litigati...

Construction on the campus of the New England Institute of Technology in Kent, Rhode Island, in June 2016. Photo: Rick Payette/Creative Commons.

 

Market Data | July 29, 2016 | ABC

Nonresidential fixed investment fell for a third consecutive quarter, as indicated by Bureau of Economic Analysis dat...

Top 45 Airport Terminal Construction and CM Firms

Construction at Charlotte International Airport. Photo: Christopher Tran/Wikimedia Commons.

2016 Giants Report | July 29, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Hensel Phelps generated more than $660 million in revenue last year to earn the top spot on BD+C’s annual ranking of...

Top 45 Airport Terminal Engineering and E/A Firms

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Photo: Bill Dickinson/Creative Commons.

2016 Giants Report | July 29, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Jacobs surpassed $138 million in 2015 revenue to top BD+C’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest airport terminal e...

Green | July 29, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

As one of the leading manufacturers of coating products in the world, Valspar is setting an example for the entire in...

Top 35 Airport Terminal Architecture and A/E Firms

Concourse J at Miami International Airport. Photo: Martin St-Amant/Wikimedia Commons.

2016 Giants Report | July 29, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Corgan, HOK, and Gensler top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest airport terminal a...

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Architects | July 28, 2016 | CallisonRTKL blog | Jayson Lee

What do Tesla, Airbnb and Amazon have in common? They’re all shifting the paradigm for quality of life and the built...

Risk of man-made earthquakes now factor in seismic hazard analysis

Water tanks preparing for fracking. Photo: Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons.

Seismic Design | July 28, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Significant risk increases seen in some areas of the U.S.

 

Turner turns to design-build, P3, Lean practices, and engineering services BDC Giants

Rendering depicts the $114 million Center for Cyber Security Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. The project is being delivered by the design-build team of Turner and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Turner tapped its Turner Engineering Group to consult on the project. Since launching in 2015, TEG has expanded its services to include design peer review. Courtesy SOM. Click here to enlarge.

2016 Giants Report | July 27, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Design-build has accounted for a notable portion of Turner’s work over the last few years.

Construction in Seattle. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons.

2016 Giants Report | July 27, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction spending is up this year and is expected to continue to increase through 2017. But, economists identifie...

Top 70 Construction Management Firms

Hill International provided construction management services for the building of the Flame Towers in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photo: Francisco Anzola/Creative Commons.

2016 Giants Report | July 27, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Hill International, Jacobs, and JLL head Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of the largest construction mana...

Top 115 Contractor Firms BDC Giants 2016

Suffolk Construction is the general contractor for the MiamiCentral station project in Miami. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Wikimedia Commons.

2016 Giants Report | July 27, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Turner Construction, Whiting-Turner Contracting, Fluor, and Skanska top Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking o...

Energy Efficiency | July 27, 2016 | Bob Zabcik |

 A large roof can become a resource that saves significant money on energy consumption and helps reduce emissions of...

Photo:  Rider Levett Bucknall

Hotel Facilities | July 27, 2016 | Rider Levett Bucknall Blog | Paul Brussow

Paul Brussow, Executive Vice President with Rider Levett Bucknall, offers cost control strategies for hotel renovatio...

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