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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Multi-family developers face steep costs for violating Fair Housing Act

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Multifamily Housing | March 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Designers without previous multifamily experience could overlook key provisions.

Fire-Rated Products | March 07, 2016 | SaftiFirst

SaftiFirst’s custom curtain wall complied with all the seismic requirements while still blending in seamlessly with b...

Corporate real estate executives are compelled to create workplace environments where a more diverse, younger workforce can excel. Image: CRBE's Glendale, Calif., office

Market Data | March 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds more companies leaning toward “smarter” workspaces. 

The interior of the Oculus structure of the World Trade Venter Transportation Hub is pictured during a media tour of the site in Manhattan, New York City, March 1, 2016. Reuters/ Mike Segar

Transportation & Parking Facilities | March 04, 2016 | Barbara Goldberg, Reuters

Designed to look like a dove being released from a child's hands, the Oculus structure, the hub's focal point, is a s...

Building a home where Alzheimer’s patients can thrive

Abe’s Garden was designed to feel as home-like as possible, with three family-sized households themed around arts and lifelong learning; connecting to nature; and music and movement. Photo: Skanska (larger image here).

Healthcare Facilities | March 04, 2016 | Constructive Thinking Blog | Jeff Elpers

Skanska recently completed Abe’s Garden in Nashville, Tenn., a memory care community designed to improve the lives of...

U.S. Supreme Court lets San Jose affordable housing law stand

Photo: the_tahoe_guy/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | March 04, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Law attempts to alleviate Silicon Valley’s high housing costs.

 

HOK’s Hertsmere House will be Western Europe’s tallest residential tower

Renderings courtesy HOK/Greenland Group

High-rise Construction | March 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Recently approved for development, the 67-story building will have more than 900 units.

Image courtesy OUE Skyspace LA

High-rise Construction | March 03, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass slide, part of a $50 million renovation project, will stretch 45 feet along the exterior of the building....

How museums engage visitors in a digital age

Museums such as the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum are exploring new ways to engage with audiences by investing in technologies to make the experience more interactive. Photo courtesy Gensler

Museums | March 03, 2016 | GenslerOn | Marina Bianchi

Digital technologies are opening up new dimensions of the museum experience and turning passive audiences into active...

Scott P. Evans Architect & Associates P.C. designed the modern Carbon County Courthouse & Administration Building using ARRIS.tile Renaissance® Units.

Insulation | March 02, 2016 | Arriscraft

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

BIM and Information Technology | March 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The most detailed model ever for a city this size will help Boston meet its long-term energy use goals.

Spiral forms dominate SWA’s planned mixed-use complex in China

The Performing Arts and Entertainment Center in Chengdu, China. Renderings courtesy SWA

Mixed-Use | March 02, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 1 million-sm development is expected to serve as a destination for Chengdu, Southwest China’s largest city.

HDR's redesigns Twin Cities' studio to have coffee shop vibe

Images courtesy HDR

Office Building Design | March 02, 2016 | HDR BLiNK | Mike Rodriguez

With open spaces, huddle rooms, and a design lab, the firm's new digs are drastically different than the old studio,...

WELL standard offers multiple benefits for owners, says real estate executive

Photo: Pixabay.

Codes and Standards | March 02, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Could be a recruiting tool for occupant companies.

 

Photo Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

Office Building Design | March 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The “un-bank” design ditched the stuffy design elements typical of financial institutions and, instead, created somet...

ABC: Nonresidential spending regains momentum in January

Construction of the SLS Hotel & Residences Brickell in Miami in February, 2016. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons

Market Data | March 01, 2016 | ABC

Nonresidential construction spending expanded 2.5% on a monthly basis and 12.3% on a yearly basis, totaling $701.9 bi...

The 5 most questionable college and university rankings of 2015

Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., claimed the number one spot The World University Rankings. Photo: Todd Van Hoosear/Creative Commons

University Buildings | March 01, 2016 | SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog | David Lantz

SmithGroupJJR's David Lantz identifies five of the most flawed higher education rating systems, including ones with a...

Buckling restrained braced frame debuts in the Northeast at Bronx health center

Rendering and photos courtesy STV

Building Tech | March 01, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Faced with building a mid-rise structure on a site with poor soil conditions, a structural engineering team turns to...

Leopardo releases 2016 Construction Economics Report

Photo: Sterling Davis/Creative Commons

Market Data | March 01, 2016 | Leopardo

This year’s report shows that spending in 2015 reached the highest level since the Great Recession. Total spending on...

China bans ‘weird’ public architecture, gated communities

Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. Photo: Jon/Creative Commons.

Cultural Facilities | March 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Directs designers of public buildings to focus on functionality.

 

Christ Hospital's Mt. Auburn, Ohio, campus brings orthopedic and spine care under one roof in a building whose design emphasizes daylighting and wellness. The Building Team on this Center, which opened last fall, included Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (architect, interior designer, SE and CE, enviromental graphics, and LEED consultant), Fosdick & Hilmer (MEP), Champlin Architecture (local architect), THP (local SE), Kleingers (Local CE), Office of James Burnett (landscape), Messer Construction (construction management). Image: @Tom Rossiter/Courtesy SOM

Healthcare Facilities | March 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The opening coincides with agreements that make this center a preferred provider for several employers with self-fund...

Rendering courtesy Perkins+Will

Office Building Design | February 29, 2016 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Jessica Wolkoff

Check out this fun infographic that explains Perkins+Will's ambitions, findings, and next steps for the future home o...

Wangjing SOHO, Beijing. Photo courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects via CTBUH

High-rise Construction | February 29, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The award program’s first year honored projects, designers, and builders stretched across six distinct awards categor...

Live-learn student housing becomes recruitment strategy for colleges and universities

Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle opened its first on-campus student housing building last fall. The residence hall has 16,850 sf of academic space as well as a first-floor “living room” with a fireside lounge. Photo courtesy Ankrom Moisan Architects

University Buildings | February 29, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In the hyper-competitive higher education sector, colleges and universities view residence halls as extensions of the...

Photo: Jin Lee, courtesy 9/11 Memorial Museum

Building Team Awards | February 29, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excellence in b...

DOE unveils proposal for new light bulb efficiency standards

Photo: Alex Liivet/Creative Commons.

Lighting | February 29, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Only LEDs meet this efficiency level today.

 

All images and photos courtesy Ted Moudis Associates

Office Building Design | February 26, 2016 | BD+C Editors and Ted Moudis Associates

The report, from Ted Moudis Associates, encompasses over 2.5 million sf of workspace built over the past two years....

For the first time since the recession, office deliveries outpaced office starts in 2015, according to JLL's latest construction report. Image: Pixabay

Market Data | February 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its latest report cautions about ongoing cost increases related to finding skilled laborers.

CHPS releases new program, first model for prefab modular classrooms

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Modular Building | February 26, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides standards for indoor air quality, energy efficiency, materials, and waste management.

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