Proposed stadium for NFL's St. Louis Rams offers more than just football

The latest St. Louis Rams stadium renderings, released Sept. 1, courtesy HOK

Sports and Recreational Facilities | September 02, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The stadium's newest features have been unveiled by HOK, which could give the Rams one of the most inventive homes in the league—if it gets built.

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Museum, Guggenheim, Helsinki, Moreau Kusunoki, Art in the City

“The waterfront, park, and nearby urban area all have a dialogue with the loose cluster of pavilions, with people and activities flowing between them,” said jury chair Mark Wigley in a statement. Renderings courtesy Moreau Kusunoki Architectes

Museums | June 23, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The firm’s design concept makes use of the museum’s site, turning it into a bustling, well-connected waterfront hub....

NCARB adopts alternative for certification of foreign architects

Foyer of the Lyons Studio. Photo: Peter Bennets via Wikimedia Commons

Architects | June 22, 2015 | NCARB

The change, effective July 1, 2016, will replace the current BEFA Program’s requirements, eliminating the committee d...

Bright green coating helps Geometrica domes withstand harsh Andean climate
June 22, 2015 | Jeff Alexander |

The vibrant color was selected to allow the domes to stand out, even with significant snow cover in the Andean Mounta...

Over the past 110 years of operation, Morton Buildings has been no stranger to environmentally friendly innovations. With a track record for energy efficiency, Morton was a natural fit to partner with an Illinois college for the construction of a zero-energy building.

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MAD Architects, Ma Yansong, Beverly Hills, 8600 Wilshire, Multifamily

Renderings courtesy MAD Architects

Multifamily Housing | June 22, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The “hillside village” edifice will be covered in drought-tolerant vines and succulents.

11 tips for mastering 3D printing in the AEC world

Populous dedicates space in its model shop in Kansas City, Mo., for creating models using an Epson ProJet 3500 CPX Max 3D printer. The firm had to develop software that could translate what its designers were providing into language the printer could interpret. Photo: Brian Folkers, Populous

BIM and Information Technology | June 21, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Early adopters provide first-hand advice on the trials and tribulations of marrying 3D printing with the science of b...

4 ways convention centers are revamping for the 21st century

The Raleigh (N.C.) Convention Center was designed and built with wireless infrastructure to support tech-heavy events. Image: Skanska

Events Facilities | June 19, 2015 | Constructive Thinking Blog | Tom Tingle

Today's convention centers require more flexible spaces, the ability to blend virtual and in-person events, and meani...

3 steps for sustainable landscape architecture

Image: LPA

Green | June 19, 2015 | LPA Blog | Richard Bienvenu

A water-conscious, sustainable landscape is easily achievable, and the options for native and drought tolerant plants...

Architecture and engineering profit margins deliver third consecutive year of growth

Median profit margins on net revenue have been on the upswing in the past three years, hitting 11.4% and 13.0% in the 2013 and 2014, according to PSMJ.

Engineers | June 18, 2015 | PSMJ Resources

Operating profits of AE firms have reach their highest level since 2009, according to a new report by PSMJ Resources....

A modern approach to continuous insulation

Icynene spray foam medium density spray foam insulation was used in a continuous insulation application.

Insulation | June 18, 2015 | Icynene

The poject included replacing the original residence halls built in the 1970s

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How to earn respect as a leader
June 18, 2015 | Steven Burns |

Employees will give you minimum effort if the only reason they respect you is for your authority

For this bank headquarters in Nebraska, LEO A DALY used color to support the design—"sparingly but purposely," says the firm.

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From bricks to bits: How tech firms use real estate for competitive advantage

Open offices with collaborative space is a growing trend. Image: Paladino

Office Building Design | June 18, 2015 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Dina Belon

The tech sector is the top industry leasing office space in the U.S., accounting for 20% of major leasing activity in...

Guides to wood construction in high wind areas updated

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Codes and Standards | June 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The guides establish prescriptive, wind-resistive structural requirements for wood-frame buildings of different sizes...

New document addresses school safety and security

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Codes and Standards | June 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In an effort to balance security and fire safety features within codes, standards and planning, NFPA hosted a two-day...

Two myths regarding NFPA 101 Life Safety Code debunked

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Codes and Standards | June 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

NFPA life safety engineer Ron Coté settles the debate over second egress doors and exit signs.

How to prevent corrosion in sprinkler system piping

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Codes and Standards | June 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The technical committees responsible for NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, have been looking at ways to eli...

LED lighting: Replaceable or disposable?

Photo: SmithGroupJJR

Lighting | June 17, 2015 | Michael Nowicki

While first generation LED lighting fixtures were basically your standard incandescent or fluorescent housing retrofi...

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos and gmp Architekten win Guangzhou museum competition

The design by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, made out of a "collection of nine volumes." Rendering courtesy Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Museums | June 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Overlooking the Pearl River in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, the cluster of museums will be designed by Nie...

Daniel Libeskind unveils design for Rome skyscrapers

The architect wanted the buildings to look as if they were cut out of a single block. Renderings courtesy Daniel Libeskind

Office Building Design | June 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The scheme will drastically change the Eternal City’s skyline: three angular towers that look like they’re “in conver...

First draft: Architects’ rough sketches raise thousands for San Diego’s AIAS chapter

Image: Zaha Hadid

Architects | June 17, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

 

Prominent architects who submitted a total of 23 napkin doodles were Zaha Hadid, Cesar Pelli, Robert Venturi...

Former Studebaker plant to become mixed-use tech hub in South Bend, Ind.
Smart and Resilient Cities | June 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Once the nation’s fourth largest automobile manufacturer, employing as many as 23,000 people in South Bend, the Stude...

What’s next for 3D printing in design and construction?

Carbon 3D has developed a 3D printing method, continuous liquid interface production (CLIP), that uses UV light to trigger photopolymerization, and oxygen as an inhibiting agent. By balancing this interaction, CLIP “grows”objects from a pool of resin. Photo: Carbon 3D Inc.

BIM and Information Technology | June 16, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 3D printer industry keeps making strides in technology and affordability. Machines can now print with all sorts o...

Metal building products deliver endless design freedom and sustainability

Innovative solar reflective coatings cut building cooling costs when applied to wall panels, roofs, and extrusions. 

Metals | June 16, 2015 | Jeff Alexander |

Numerous metal building products contain recycled content, reducing the need to mine new materials and saving space i...

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Heatherwick’s design for cancer center branch has ‘healing power’

Heatherwick will work with landscape designer Marie-Louise Agius of Balston Agius to complete the verdant plan and take advantage of the therapeutic effect of plants. Renderings courtesy of Heatherwick Studio. 

Healthcare Facilities | June 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The architect describes it as “a collection of stepped planter elements”

WSP expands Houston operations following ccrd acquisition

Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Flickr

Engineers | June 15, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Aside from bolstering its Houston operations, the ccrd acquisition expanded WSP’s presence in markets throughout the...

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

Transit Facilities | June 15, 2015 | Viega

The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) is the Grand Central Station of the future

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Cornell Tech announces construction of ‘first passive house residential high-rise in the world’

Renderings courtesy Handel Architects

High-rise Construction | June 15, 2015 | Cornell Tech

To achieve Passive House standards, Cornell Tech Residential will incorporate a number of sustainability-focused desi...

Arup report anticipates the future of manufacturing

Images: Arup

BIM and Information Technology | June 15, 2015 | Arup

Human-robot collaboration, self-cleaning and self-healing materials, mass customization, and 3D printing will herald...

A ‘stacked box’ skyscraper proposed for Vancouver

Renderings courtesy Buro Ole Scheeren

High-rise Construction | June 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The scheme by German architect Ole Scheeren involves 48 stories with multiple volumes of rectangles protruding out of...

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