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Skeleton firepit, Chicago 2020 Halloween

Skeleton fire pit, Chicago 2020 Halloween. Photo: © 2020 Marsha F Cassidy

Multifamily Housing | October 02, 2020
Skeleton fire pit in Chicago, October 2020
Open-plan offices in the age of COVID-19

Open-plan set-ups like this are common in about 70% of U.S. office workplaces. Photo courtesy Pexels



Coronavirus | March 30, 2020
COVID-19 has designers worrying if open-plan offices are safe for workers.
AGC survey of contractors April 20-23, 2020

AGC's coronavirus impact survey of 844 contractors (April 20-23, 2020) showed that nearly a third (31%) had had projects halted in April, and nearly a fifth (19%) were ordered to halt projects scheduled for April 2020. Source: Associated General Contractors of America

Coronavirus | March 25, 2020
Coronavirus pandemic's impact on U.S. construction, notably the multifamily sector - 04...

Life Fitness says it will sell its exercycles to apartment and condominium property owners.

Multifamily Housing | BD+C Editors | December 23, 2019

Life Fitness is adding interactive content to its exercycles for hotels and health clubs, but will it sell to apartment building owners?

Multifamily Housing | December 09, 2019
The battle goes on.

The Oxford word of the year: climate emergency. Graph sourced from the Oxford Corpus

Sustainable Design and Construction | BD+C Editors | November 20, 2019
The Oxford Word of the Year 2019 is climate emergency.
ProForm Studio Bike Pro

Reviewer Elyse Betters-Picaro gives high marks to the ProForm Studio Bike Pro ($999) as her best buy for alternatives to Peloton. Photo: ProForm

Multifamily Housing | BD+C Editors | November 08, 2019
ProForm Studio Bike Pro review.
Oslo opera house and public space

Courtesy Pixabay

Transportation & Parking Facilities | BD+C Editors | November 01, 2019
Two recent reports (October 2019) explore whether car-free downtowns really work, based...
Echelon Smart Connect EX3 MAX

Ed Oswald of recommends the Echelon Smart Connect EX3 MAX Indoor Cycle as an affordable alternative to Peloton.

Multifamily Housing | October 09, 2019
Readers and experts offer alternatives to Peloton bicycles for their apartment and condo...
Peloton bikes at Weinstein Properties, Bexley Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC

Peloton bikes at Weinstein Properties, Bexley Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC. Courtesy Weinstein Properties


Multifamily Housing | BD+C Editors | September 04, 2019
Peloton will no longer sell its bikes to apartment communities.

Compact washer/dryer combo. Courtesy Whirlpool.

Multifamily Housing | September 03, 2019
In-unit washer/dryer heads our ranking of the top indoor amenities in multifamily housing...
Steel Construction and Products | August 26, 2019
New AISC "Designing with Structural Steel - A Guide for Architects"
Top 10 outdoor amenities in multifamily housing for 2019

Photo: Pexels


Multifamily Housing | August 19, 2019
Top 10 results in the “Outdoor Amenities” category in our Multifamily Design+Construction...
Amenities 2019: Rethinking the $30,000 Cup of Coffee

Design Partners Incorporated provided surfboard storage at The Collection (above), a 397-unit, 43-story condo tower and 54-unit mid-rise (plus 14 townhomes) for developer The Collection LLC (subsidiary of A&B Properties Inc.); and at Waihonua at Kewalo, another 43-floor condo community, for client Kewalo Development. Both are in Honolulu. Photo: Ryan Kamo/Design Partners Inc.


Multifamily Housing | August 12, 2019
What amenities are “must-have” rather than “nice to have” for the local market? Which...
'Buildings Don't Lie': A building science reference book worth your time and money

Henry Gifford's Buildings Don't Lie challenges AEC professionals to build better buildings through a better understanding of basic building science.

Multifamily Housing | August 09, 2019
Review of "Buildings Don't Lie," by engineer Henry Gifford.
Independence Library and Apartments, a hybrid library and affordable housing development in Chicago. Designed by John Ronan Architects

Independence Library and Apartments, a hybrid library and affordable housing development in Chicago. Designed by John Ronan Architects

Multifamily Housing | August 06, 2019
How the city of Chicago and nonprofit groups partnered to build three libraries plus...

Annual mortgage payment plus property tax per average square foot of housing in US cities.

Source: World Business Chicago

Multifamily Housing | BD+C Editors | April 30, 2018
It's inaccurate to focus on property taxes as a percentage of home value without...

Yotel, New York City. Photo: JasonParis, flickr creative commons

Hotel Facilities | BD+C Editors | March 09, 2016
Hotels are going for a new minimalist look to attract younger guests, but some older...

Photo: Deskmag via Wikimedia Commons

Sustainable Development | BD+C Editors | December 02, 2015
Researchers at Harvard, SUNY-Upstate Medical Center, and Syracuse University conduct a...

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 | BD+C Editors | December 08, 2014
When we see the incredible technology being produced by global plumbing manufacturers, it...
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