David Barista

Editor-in-Chief

David Barista is Editor-in-Chief of Building Design+Construction and BDCnetwork.com, properties that combined reach more than 100,000 commercial building professionals, including architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners. David has covered the U.S. construction industry for more than a decade, previously serving as Editor-in-Chief of Professional Builder, Custom Builder, and HousingZone.com. He has won numerous editorial awards, including three Jesse H. Neal Awards and multiple honors from the Construction Writers Association and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.


Email: dbarista@sgcmail.com

Posted on November 21, 2014 by David Barista
The 2015 "40 Under 40" competition is now open for entries! The entry form can be accessed here.  Frankly, the entry form is just the basic data. The real meat of your entry is your Personal Statement - the written document that tells the judges why you should be picked as a "40 Under 40"...
Posted on July 20, 2014 by David Barista
It’s been more than four decades since Electronic News publisher Don Hoefler first coined (in print, anyway) the term “Silicon Valley” to signify the economic growth that was occurring in the then-nascent South Bay tech sector. With his 1971 report, “Silicon Valley USA,” Hoefler almost single-...
Posted on April 25, 2014 by David Barista
They’ve been called overconfident, entitled, self-absorbed. They generally distrust the government, are largely indifferent about religion, and lean liberal with their social views. They are less trusting of others and less patriotic than their elders. And they have a much different view of the...
Posted on March 06, 2014 by David Barista
Building Design+Construction's 2014 Giants 300 survey form is now available. But completing the survey is just one way to participate in the July Giants issue.  The editors of BD+C welcome your firm’s input for our July issue Giants 300 issue ... we’re looking for trends, analysis, big ideas...
Posted on February 17, 2014 by David Barista
BD+C editors have extended the deadline for the 17th annual Building Team Awards. This is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excellence in both architecture/engineering/construction and collaboration of the AEC/O team. For more information on the program, see our...
Posted on February 14, 2014 by David Barista
This article is part of BD+C's special five-part Technology Report 2014: Top tech tools and trends for AEC professionals.   Get ready, AEC professionals. The design table is about to get much more crowded—like really crowded. I’m talking hundreds, even thousands of voices, all providing...
Posted on November 25, 2013 by David Barista
Once again, the U.S. Green Building Council is driving change in the construction industry with its LEED rating system. One of the dramatic shifts LEED v4 is likely to spark is greater demand for transparency from building product manufacturers. In short, Building Teams want to see an ingredients...
Posted on November 17, 2013 by David Barista
To all our friends in the AEC industry, you are cordially invited to join the BD+C team at several fun events during the Greenbuild show this week. No RSVP required. Just show up and enjoy.  First, make sure to stop by and take a tour of our Pedia-Pod modular pediatric patient unit at our...
Posted on October 20, 2013 by David Barista
Not able to attend the inaugural BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland conference and expo this week? Don't worry. The BD+C editorial team has you covered. We attended nearly all 72 education sessions, as well as the expo and networking events, to bring you an in-depth, three-day report from the...
Posted on October 10, 2013 by David Barista
M. Arthur Gensler, Jr., FAIA, FIIDA, RIBA, founder of the world’s largest architecture firm, Gensler, offered important advice to more than 65 young AEC stars attending BD+C's Under 40 Leadership Summit in San Francisco, which kicked off last night at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.  Gensler...

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