Los Angeles bus depot squeezes the most from a tight site

Perforated panels and purple photovoltaic assemblies distinguish the building from the surrounding urban concrete during the day. LED “stripes” and a glowing lantern make the facility pop at night. Photo: Chang Kim Photography. Click here to enlarge.

Building Team Awards | May 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Building Team for the MTA Division 13 Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility fit 12 acres’ worth of programming in a multi-level structure on a 4.8-acre site.

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Autodesk’s Project Escher prints large objects in fraction of the time

Photo: Autodesk, via Co.Design.

3D Printing | March 29, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

By networking 3D printers and divvying up the work, the project creates big items 80% to 90% more efficiently.

Images courtesy Guy Hollaway Architects. Click photos to enlarge. (Click here to enlarge lede image).

Sports and Recreational Facilities | March 29, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Guy Hollaway Architects designed an indoor 10,700-sf park in Folkestone, England, to accommodate BMX biking, skateboa...

Energy-Efficient Design | March 29, 2016 | Panasonic

With the full O&M package, solar adopters are able to maximize return on investment, optimize system performance...

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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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Concept Sketch, Syracuse University, S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Renovation. All images courtesy Gensler

Architects | March 29, 2016 | GenslerOn | Alex Fernández

Hand-drawn concepts allow ideas to emerge and build stronger connections between the design and the audience, as Gens...

Riverton Community Housing located in Minneapolis, MN.

Cladding and Facade Systems | March 29, 2016 | Nichiha

Nichiha Illumination panels were used to create a dynamic housing development for University of Minnesota students. W...

High-rise Construction | March 28, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The hat truss-supported office tower was topped off in January, rising 25 stories above the Salt Lake City streets....

Occupant egress simulations that impact codes fall short, researchers say

Photo: Jeff Montgomery/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | March 28, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Building evacuations in emergencies are too dangerous as a result.

 

Courtesy Steven Holl Architects

Education Facility | March 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new Rubenstein Commons will be a 20,000-sf structure at the center of the campus for the Institute for Advanced S...

Waugh Thistleton designs one of the tallest timber office buildings in London

Renderings courtesy Waugh Thistleton. Click here to enlarge.

Wood | March 28, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The nine-story Development House has vertical open spaces for light and air flow.

 

Identifying, using, and applying predictive analytics

Photo: Jeff Seeger/Creative Commons

Big Data | March 28, 2016 | HDR BLiNK | Branden Collingsworth

Branden Collingsworth, HDR’s new Director of Predictive Analytics, clarifies what his team does and how architecture...

National report on school buildings reports $46 billion annual funding shortfall

Photo: Pasco County Schools/Creative Commons.

School Construction | March 28, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Millions of students said to be learning in obsolete facilities.

 

Minnesota Timberwolves follow pack of NBA teams with new high-res video screens

Image courtesy Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Sports and Recreational Facilities | March 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Wolves, Charlotte Hornets, and Sacramento Kings have new multi-paneled center-hung displays planned for their are...

ASHRAE grants fund human thermal comfort database project

Photo: benhosg/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | March 25, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Aim is to help better understand thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings.

 

OSHA finalizes new silica dust regulations

Photo: Pixabay.

Codes and Standards | March 25, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Construction industry has until June 2017 to comply.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific unveils whale of a project

Rendering courtesy EHDD/Aquarium of the Pacific. Click here to enlarge.

Museums | March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Designed by EHDD, the 18,000-sf, whale-shaped Pacific Visions will have gathering spots, galleries, and a theater wit...

Easter Eggs highlight directories of new Seattle corporate campus

Images courtesy Michael Courtney Design. Click photos to enlarge.

Retail Centers | March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

 

The wayfinding master plan for a tech campus features maps, directions, and, yes, "Easter eggs": colorful ph...

Barcelona hoops arena will rattle opponents with “wall” of raucous fans

Courtesy HOK. Click here to enlarge.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

HOK and TAC Arquitectes designed a basketball palace that will have intimate seating inside and public space outside....

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture incorporates Biblical parable into church design

Rendering courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Click here to enlarge.

Religious Facilities | March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The ellipse-shaped building has plenty of gathering spots and outdoor views.

 

HGA and Perkins+Will join National Resilience Initiative Network

University of Minnesota College of Design. Photo: Ron Ryan Aviles/Creative Commons.

Resiliency | March 24, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Minneapolis offices of the two firms will partner with the University of Minnesota College of Design in the Upper...

ABC: Construction Backlog expands nearly 3% at the close of 2015

Hilton Cleveland construction in 2015. Photo: Mack Male/Creative Commons.

Contractors | March 24, 2016 | ABC

Uptick suggests high demand for construction workers will continue.

 

Clear fire-rated glazing transfers daylight

Curtain Wall | March 24, 2016 | Technical Glass Products

Visual connectivity between workspaces and natural light, both to be created without sacrificing safety, were focal p...

Beef up the glazing to meet today’s tough codes [AIA course]

The Leo F. Cain University Library Addition at California State University Dominguez Hills. The dramatic glass façade harvests natural light from the north, while controlling glare and solar heat gain. Photo: Costea Photography, courtesy Carrier Johnson + CULTURE.

Glass and Glazing | March 23, 2016 | C.C. Sullivan and Alex Abarbanel-Grossman, Contributing Editors

The picture is clear: Building with glass now requires more careful strategizing and product choice. To earn 1.0 AIA...

APA updates Engineered Wood Construction Guide

Photo: Phil Nicholls/Creative Commons.

Wood | March 23, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides recommendations on engineered wood construction systems.

AIA: Modest expansion for Architecture Billings Index

Construction in New Russia, Ohio. Photo: Edsel Little/Creative Commons.

Market Data | March 23, 2016 | AIA

Business conditions softening most in Midwest in recent months.

 

Affordable housing advocates differ on micro-apartment policy

Photo: designmilk/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | March 23, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York’s luxury micro units could be first step to developing affordable units.

 

ACCO Engineered Systems technicians installed 200,000 linear feet of PEX tubing for the radiant cooling system at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The system uses water from San Francisco Bay for both cooling and heating. Other Building Team firms on the LEED Gold project: EHDD (architect), Integral Group (MEP), and Nibbi Brothers (GC). Image courtesy Uponor.

Building Tech | March 21, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

BD+C consulted technical experts on what to look for in radiant cooling. To earn 1.0 AIA CES HSW learning units, stud...

PAB Architects designs marketplace to centralize Senegal street vending

Images courtesy PAB Architects. Click images for larger view.

Cultural Facilities | March 21, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Senegal City Market project consists of groups of store modules and is expected to expand to 13 cities.

Work or play? Caio De Azevedo, a Project Engineer with McCarthy Building Companies, tests the Oculus Rift as part of a comparison to determine which current virtual reality option is the best fit for clients, partners, and the Building Team.  Photo: McCarthy Building COS.

BIM and Information Technology | March 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Faster conversion times and higher-quality graphics are enabling VR to make the jump from novelty to necessity in the...

GRESB launches Health and Well-being Module for real estate industry

Photo: Pixabay

Codes and Standards | March 21, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Optional supplement to environmental, social, and governance assessment.

 

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