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 September 05, 2013 by David Barista
Next month's Under 40 Leadership Summit (October 9-11 in San Francisco) is your place to shine.  This leadership development and networking event for young AEC professionals will feature an XPrize-type competition, called Vision U40, that will reward (with praise and cash) the U40 Summit...
Posted on August 29, 2013 by David Barista
Why yes, of course it is.  Correctional design exerts from Shive-Hattery and the Iowa Department of Corrections will demonstrate how at the upcoming BUILDINGChicago conference and expo, September 9-11 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza.   Their presentation, "Achieving LEED Gold for an...
Posted on August 26, 2013 by David Barista
Building Design+Construction's new conference and expo, BUILDINGChicago, kicks off in two weeks. The three-day event will feature more than 65 AIA CES and GBCI accredited sessions, on everything from building information modeling and post-occupancy evaluations to net-zero performance and LEED...
Posted on May 23, 2013 by David Barista
Do you have the next big idea for improving the performance of buildings and the built environment? Building Design+Construction’s 3rd Annual U40 Leadership Summit is your chance to shine—and share in $5,000 in prizes. The U40 Summit will take place October 9-11, 2013, in San Francisco. At the 2½-...
Posted on May 08, 2013 by David Barista
We just posted the entry forms for our annual Reconstruction Awards program. Now in its 30th year, the Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects, based on overall design, engineering, and construction project quality. The winners will be profiled in...
Posted on May 02, 2013 by David Barista
For as much progress as Building Teams have made over the past decade with regard to 3D BIM/VDC coordination on building projects, even the most ardent BIM adopters have neglected what is perhaps the most vital component of any project—operations and maintenance processes and procedures. Don’t get...
Posted on April 11, 2013 by David Barista
We are currently accepting surveys for our annual Giants 300 report. The findings will be published in the July 2013 issue of Building Design+Construction, with extended coverage online at BDCnetwork.com. The Giants 300 report ranks AEC firms both by discipline and building sector work. Deadline...
Posted on March 15, 2013 by David Barista
The deadline for the 2013 Building Team Awards has been extended to Friday, March 22. The competition is open to new construction projects that were completed on or after January 1, 2012. Click here for entry information. Winning a 2013 BTA will offer your firm a host of benefits. Here are a few no...
Posted on February 19, 2013 by David Barista
We already have 3D printers, so why not 3D pens? U.S. startup WobbleWorks is rethinking the napkin sketch process with its 3Doodle pen. Instead of ink, the $75 pen uses colorful ABS plastic (the same used in many 3D printers) that quickly cools and solidifies, allowing the user to draw intricate 3D...
Posted on February 01, 2013 by David Barista
Here's something interesting for all you horse racing fanatics: Long-time racecourse planner/designer Paul Roberts and historian/writer Isabelle Taylor have penned a new book (aptly titled Racecourse Architecture) that offers, as the authors put it, "the first comprehensive survey of racecourse...