Sagrada Familia, Designed by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona, Spain. Photo: SBA73, Wikimedia Creative Commons.

Architects | September 26, 2016 | AIA

A new travel program offers design enthusiast travelers 10 global destinations.

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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. 

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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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...

New York’s resilience plans not taking long-term view, critics charge

Flooding in New York City during Hurricane Irene in 2011. Photo: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons.

Resiliency | July 27, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Continued waterfront development may be regretted later this century.

 

Acumen Development Partners recently broke ground on the first tri-branded Marriott Hotel. The 470-room, $137 million project, adjacent to the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., is scheduled to be completed in 2018. Spending on hotel construction nationwide, which has boomed of late, is expected to level off in 2017, according to AIA's latest Consensus Forecast Panel. Image: Acumen Development Partners

Industry Research | July 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But several factors could make the industry downshift.

Perkins+Will unveils plans for what will be Atlanta’s second-tallest tower

Atlanta's 98 Fourteenth Street. Rendering courtesy Perkins+Will, via ArchDaily.

High-rise Construction | July 26, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The 74-story 98 Fourteenth Street will be a mixed-use building with retail space and luxury residential units.

Thornton Tomasetti was the SE for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The venue opened in April 2016. Photo: Bill Feldberg/Wikimedia Commons.

2016 Giants Report | July 26, 2016 | BD+C Editors

AECOM, Jacobs, and Thornton Tomasetti head Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of the largest engineering/arc...

New Miami Beach law requires LEED certification on projects larger than 7,000 sf

Miami Beach, Fla. Photo: Marc Averette/Wikimedia Commons.

Green Specifications | July 26, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

LEED Silver the prescribed standard on buildings larger than 50,000 sf.

The LEED Platinum–registered Engineered Biosystems Building at Georgia Tech is packed with energy-saving features and technologies, including energy-recovery wheels, a two-stage runaround loop for vivarium systems, and chilled beams. On the Building Team: Lake|Flato Architects (design architect), Cooper Carry (AOR), Research Facilities Design (lab planner), Uzun & Case Engineers (SE), Newcomb & Boyd (MEP), Long Engineering (CE), and McCarthy Building Cos. (GC). Photo: Chris Cooper

2016 Giants Report | July 26, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Trends include 3D printing, modular hospitals, and fluid dampers.

Perkins Eastman was the architect for the new headquarters of the AIGA, the professional association for design, in 17th floor of the Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway, New York. The building, designed by Cass Gilbert and completed in 1913, was once the tallest building in the world (792 feet). Photo: James Ewing/Otto.

2016 Giants Report | July 26, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Check out what these 50 design firms are doing to stay ahead of the pack.

Fluor construction site in Shuaiba, Kuwait. Photo: Fluor/Wikimedia Commons.

2016 Giants Report | July 25, 2016 | BD+C Editors

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Fluor, and Arup top Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of the largest engineerin...

Autodesk LIVE includes interactive tools like time of day and time of year, which provide realistic sun lighting and shadows. All images courtesy Autodesk. Click here to enlarge.

 

BIM and Information Technology | July 25, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Users can adjust navigation points, render styles, and even the time of day, with fluid and quick controls.

Top 100 Architecture Firms

Hamilton Elementary School in Moline, Ill., features a range of interactive learning spaces designed to encourage critical thinking and collaboration, including an “imaginarium,” discovery lab, and learning stair (pictured). On the Building Team: Legat Architects (design architect), KJWW Engineering (SE), Amsco Engineering (MEP), McClure Engineering (CE), MVP Services Group (kitchen design), and Russell Construction (CM). Photo: AJ Brown Imaging

2016 Giants Report | July 25, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler surpasses $1.1 billion in revenue, topping Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nati...

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