Life Fitness says it will sell its exercycles to apartment and condominium property owners.
Photo courtesy Construction Robotics
After decades when experts predicted that robots would become more prevalent on construction sites, it would appear that the industry has finally r...
The Oxford word of the year: climate emergency. Graph sourced from the Oxford Corpus
The Oxford Word of the Year 2019 is climate emergency.
Reviewer Elyse Betters-Picaro gives high marks to the ProForm Studio Bike Pro ($999) as her best buy for alternatives to Peloton. Photo: ProForm
ProForm Studio Bike Pro review.
Two recent reports (October 2019) explore whether car-free downtowns really work, based on experience in Oslo, Norway, and Chicago.
Peloton bikes at Weinstein Properties, Bexley Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC. Courtesy Weinstein Properties
Peloton will no longer sell its bikes to apartment communities.
The rise of data and data tools, like the Suffolk Smart Lab in New York City (pictured), is leading to more research projects among AEC firms. Photo: J. Michael Worthington, Jr., courtesy Suffolk Construction
We’re starting to see a shift toward custom research, thanks in part to the influx of data, data tools, and analytics expertise in the AEC market....
The skylit 75-foot, three-lane lap pool at Hub, a 54-story rental tower of 750 apartments (150 affordable) in Brooklyn, N.Y., designed by Dattner Architects. Photo: Evan Joseph, courtesy Dattner Architects
Multifamily developers show no signs of pulling back on specialty spaces and unique offerings in an effort to attract high-quality tenants, accordi...
Annual mortgage payment plus property tax per average square foot of housing in US cities.
Source: World Business Chicago
It's inaccurate to focus on property taxes as a percentage of home value without acknowledging the actual cost of housing to which this percentage...
MIT’s Simmons Hall, designed by Steven Holl
At a time when research- and data-based methods are playing a larger role in architecture, there remains a surprisingly scant amount of post-occupa...
Women AEC professionals need you to take action.
Lissette Méndez-Boyer (left) and Natalya Shimanovskaya work on their FABRICation project at Beyer Blinder Belle’s New York office. Photo courtesy BBB
AEC firms are taking a page from the tech industry, by infusing a deep commitment to innovation and disruption into their cultural DNA.
Intel Co-founders (l. to r.): Andrew Grove, Robert Noyce, and Gordon Moore. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
“Sooner or later, something fundamental in your business world will change.” The late Andrew Grove (1936-2016), Co-founder of tech giant Intel Corp...
Photo: Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Corey Lewis , U.S. Navy, via Wikimedia Commons; photo filter via BeFunky.com
As buildings become increasingly connected, opportunistic hackers have countless avenues into a building’s network.
Lexus RX 450h self-driving car. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Despite popular belief, the country is not in a great age of technological and digital innovation, at least when compared to the last great innovat...
The world’s top Go player Lee Sedol puts the first stone against Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo during the third match of the Google DeepMind Challenge match in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Reuters/Google/Yonhap
Besides revolutionary changes to the world’s workforce, artificial intelligence could have a profound impact on the built environment and the AEC i...
Yotel, New York City. Photo: JasonParis, flickr creative commons
Hotels are going for a new minimalist look to attract younger guests, but some older business travelers don't like the small "desks"—and they don't...
By shifting the work (and revenue) to freelancers, “platform capitalism” startups have taken considerable market share from traditional businesses....
The next great technological metamorphosis will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before, due to the sheer size, speed, and scope of dis...
Recent research suggests that women face yet another career impediment: the confidence gap.
Photo: Wili Hybrid via Wikimedia Commons
There’s a new world construction hotbed coming down the pike (more specifically, the Mumbai Nashik Expressway), and it could mean a major boon for...
Photo: Deskmag via Wikimedia Commons
Researchers at Harvard, SUNY-Upstate Medical Center, and Syracuse University conduct a controlled experiment to see if high levels of carbon dioxid...
3 PNC Plaza. Photo: John Marino via flickr Creative Commons
After interviewing more than 50 AEC firms for our Greenbuild Report in the November issue, I wonder if the sustainability movement has hit a wall i...
Benjamin Kasdan, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Design Director/Senior Designer with KTGY Architecture + Planning, Irvine, Calif. (Class of 2015 40 Under 40 winner)
Are you an AEC superstar? The 2016 "40 Under 40" competition is now open for entries. Here are some helpful tips to remember when applying.
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For better or worse, the higher education experience for many young Millennials and Gen Zers will not resemble the four-year, life-altering experie...
El Peix sculpture in Barcelona, by Frank Gehry. Photo: Till Niermann via Wikimedia Commons
Each year, there are a handful of projects that significantly advance the AEC industry or a particular building type. Send us your game-changing pr...
Why you really need to be there!
Photo: Cydcor via flickr creative commons
A new study pinpoints the true dollar value of having knowledge leaders and market shapers on your team.
Each September, as part of Park(ing) Day, citizens, artists, and activists in more than 160 cities collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into micro parks, gardens, and art exhibits. Photo: my.parkingday.org
A budding urban planning movement that is sprouting in cities across the globe proves that low-cost, small-scale, community-driven projects have th...
Image depicts design concepts from the hackathon winner, Pickard Chilton of New Haven, Conn. Photo courtesy Skanska
In lieu of an RFP process, Skanska Commercial Development hosted a three-week "hackathon" to find an architect for its 2&U tower in Seattle....