This article is part of BD+C's special five-part Technology Report 2014: Top tech tools and trends for AEC...

December 23, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency ruled that the use of coal ash produced in power plants can continue to be incorporated into construction materials.

“Today's decision by the EPA to set performance standards for the safe disposal of...

December 23, 2014

Dunkin Donuts has launched a green building certification program to help franchisees build sustainable, energy-efficient restaurants. The company says it will work with franchisees and construction managers to build 100 new certified restaurants...

December 23, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program has released a draft specification for water-efficient flushometer-valve toilets. After the specification is finalized, EPA anticipates that each WaterSense labeled flushometer-valve...

December 23, 2014

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) published AISI D310-14, “Design Examples for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels Based on AISI S310-13.”

This design guide is the supporting document for AISI S310, North American...

December 23, 2014
Building Design+Construction is pleased to introduce our “40 Under 40” Class of 2014. They join 320 previous recipients of the honor, dating from 2006.
 
These emerging AEC leaders range in age from 31 to 39...
December 23, 2014

Wind is generating a great deal of attention these days. I’m talking about wind power that occurs naturally in the atmosphere that is then converted into mechanical energy and then into electricity.   

While wind power is not new...

December 22, 2014

Commercial and residential construction can be as different as night and day. But as one who covered the housing industry for nearly a decade, I firmly believe AEC firms can learn some valuable lessons from the trials and tribulations that home...

December 22, 2014

Skanska USA announced that it signed a $101 million contract to build one of the largest and most iconic structures now under way in Miami: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science.

The Grimshaw Architects-designed, 250,000-sf...

December 22, 2014

The first U.S. real-estate investment by The Wanda Group, owned by China’s richest man, will be an 88-story, 1,148-ft-tall mixed-use tower, the third-tallest in Chicago, which Wanda Group selected over New York and Los Angeles. Groundbreaking is...

December 22, 2014