Rob Cassidy

 

Rob Cassidy (“ClimateGrouch”) is editorial director of Building Design+Construction. A city planner, he is the author of several books, including “Livable Cities,” and was a co-founder of the Friends of the Chicago River.

American Standard's SaTo sanitary toilet pans (shown here installed in a latrine in Haiti) seal off pit latrines from flies to prevent the spread of pathogens.

Architects | Building Team Blog | December 08, 2014
When we see the incredible technology being produced by global plumbing manufacturers, it...
Architects | Building Team Blog | November 17, 2014
It’s been almost two years since 20 first-graders were shot and killed at Sandy Hook...

Illustration: ratch0013 via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Architects | Building Team Blog | September 03, 2014
Architecture, engineering, and (presumably) construction firms will face difficulties...

Qianhai Development - Goettsch Partners, August 2014

Architects | Building Team Blog | August 29, 2014
U.S. architecture and engineering firms like Goettsch Partners have been enjoying full...

Chart: \"Fear on Foot,\" Planning Magazine

Transportation & Parking Facilities | Building Team Blog | August 27, 2014
A report from Smart Growth America on pedestrian fatalities shows that cities in Florida...

Photo: siddman via Wikimedia Commons

Architects | Building Team Blog | June 08, 2014
Just for the sake of argument, let’s put aside the rhetoric about climate change—whether...

Tallinn, Estonia. Photo: Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, License CC-BY-SA 3.0

Architects | Building Team Blog | March 26, 2014
An interesting experiment is taking place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, where, for...

Photo: MSPACE Holdings via Wikinedia Commons

Architects | Building Team Blog | March 04, 2014
Before you get your shorts in a knot, I have nothing against science, technology,...
K-12 Schools | Building Team Blog | February 05, 2014
I've received several requests from BD+C readers who design and build K-12 schools about...
Architects | Building Team Blog | January 10, 2014
To tell the truth, I didn’t want to write about the terrible events of December 14, 2012...
Architects | Building Team Blog | January 06, 2014
Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson has been named President of the Green Building...
Building Owner | Building Team Blog | December 09, 2013
The U.S. commercial real estate market is gradually “recovering from the recovery” and...
Building Owner | Building Team Blog | December 05, 2013
More than 60% of AEC professionals surveyed by BD+C said their firms experienced...
Building Owner | Building Team Blog | November 25, 2013
We just posted the Entry Form for our 9th Annual BD+C "40 Under 40" competition. Frankly...
Airports | Building Team Blog | November 25, 2013
"Operational stray" occurs when a building’s MEP systems don’t work the way they should....

Pedia-Pod under construction at NRB - exterior

Building Technology | Building Team Blog | November 11, 2013
In the November issue of BD+C, you'll see our report on "Pedia-Pod," the modular...
Building Owner | Building Team Blog | October 22, 2013
Last year, there were 775 fatalities among U.S. construction workers: 133 among those in...
Building Team | Building Team Blog | September 30, 2013
Free registration for selected "young superstars" for BD+C's Under40 Leadership Summit in...
Building Owner | Building Team Blog | August 22, 2013
The other day I asked a group of design and construction professionals if they ever...
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