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.read more
The University of Chicago's David M. Rubenstein Forum. Courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Click here to enlarge.
With a two-story base and 165-foot tower, the Rubenstein Forum will have room for informal meetings, lectures, and other university events.read more
Provides recommendations on engineered wood construction systems.
Business conditions softening most in Midwest in recent months.
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.
BD+C consulted technical experts on what to look for in radiant cooling. To earn 1.0 AIA CES HSW learning units, stud...
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The Senegal City Market project consists of groups of store modules and is expected to expand to 13 cities.
Faster conversion times and higher-quality graphics are enabling VR to make the jump from novelty to necessity in the...
Optional supplement to environmental, social, and governance assessment.
A sculpture by the Italian artist Giovanni Balderi stands in front of a travertine curtainwall in the lobby of 601 Massachusetts Avenue, a mixed-use building in Washington, D.C., designed by Duda|Paine Architects, which encourages clients to consider the inclusion of art in their new buildings. Image: Courtesy Duda|Paine
Turan Duda says clients are receptive, but the art must still be integral to the building’s overall vision.
The 1975 novel was first published when the Barbican Centre towers were being built in London. Photo: Riodamascus, Wikimedia Commons
The story, which was originally thought to be a critique of London’s city planning, takes place in a high-rise divide...
Structures like Fallingwater and the Burj Khalifa can be seen at Brick by Brick at the Museum of Science and...
All renderings courtesy Populous. Click photos to enlarge.
The plan, led by Populous, includes a 714,000-sf arena and a 30-acre mixed-use development.
UAVs, now mounted with higher-quality image-capture cameras and software, offer crisp building and site inspections....
Undergraduates at 24 universities awarded grants.
Hotel giant prefers higher, all-cash bid from China’s Anbang
A new report estimates that the global terrestrial 3D laser scanning market will grow by 16.5% annually and reach $4.9 billion by 2020. Despite factors such as high cost and pokey data processing, more AEC firms are at least considering laser scanning to minimize project risk. Image courtesy Stantec.
The more that clients demand the service, the easier it is to justify the cost of laser scanning equipment and softwa...
Addresses sustainability, resiliency, healthy living.
As shopping center owners and operators look to use technology in innovative ways to support their brick-and-mortar t...
The merger adds a firm that has specialized in municipal projects.
CallisonRTKL foresees future retail centers as hubs with live/work/play components.
Conflict between energy-hungry casinos and utilities highlights challenges of burgeoning solar electricity generation...
The original canopy design scheme is still in place, but the plans now call for it to be opaque.
Moveable walls will provide different spatial configurations for events and gatherings, and large glass doors will bl...
The proposed Science and Engineering Complex, located on Harvard University’s Allston campus, integrates one of the country’s most diverse and exciting engineering programs into a 497,000-sf structure. Renderings courtesy Harvard/Behnisch Architekten. Click here for larger image
The 497,000-sf building will be the home of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
BIG designed the Opportunity Pavilion, Foster+Partners submitted the winning Mobility Pavilion, and Grimshaw created...
Making things like augmented reality, precise measurements of indoor spaces, and indoor wayfinding possible, Google’s...
Goal is to transfer biophilic design theory to real-world applications.
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The location isn't yet determined, but the new stadium will have a moat for kayaking.
DPR Construction, JE Dunn, and The Living advance the AEC industry with three clever tech solutions.
Now includes information from 2015 ICC Green Construction Code.
Carbon dioxide has been captured and stored by scientists for years, but now GE has a novel idea for how to put this...