Lissette Méndez-Boyer (left) and Natalya Shimanovskaya work on their FABRICation project at Beyer Blinder Belle’s New York office. Photo courtesy BBB
AEC Tech | September 06, 2016 | David Barista
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.,...
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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 innovation...
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 indu...
Yotel, New York City. Photo: JasonParis, flickr creative commons
Hotel Facilities | March 09, 2016 | Rob Cassidy Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor
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 wa...
Architects | February 24, 2016 | David Barista
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 disrup...
Architects | January 05, 2016 | David Barista David Barista, Editorial Director
Recent research suggests that women face yet another career impediment: the confidence gap.
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 AEC...
Researchers at Harvard, SUNY-Upstate Medical Center, and Syracuse University conduct a controlled experiment to see if high levels of carbon dioxide a...
3 PNC Plaza. Photo: John Marino via flickr Creative Commons
Green | November 29, 2015 | John Caulfield
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 in t...
Benjamin Kasdan, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Design Director/Senior Designer with KTGY Architecture + Planning, Irvine, Calif. (Class of 2015 40 Under 40 winner)
October 26, 2015 | David Barista
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.
For better or worse, the higher education experience for many young Millennials and Gen Zers will not resemble the four-year, life-altering experience...
Architects | September 24, 2015 | David Barista
Each year, there are a handful of projects that significantly advance the AEC industry or a particular building type. Send us your game-changing proje...
Why you really need to be there!
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 the p...
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.
Google is among a handful of tech giants to unveil plans for “action” offices. Rendering courtesy Google, BIG, Thomas Heatherwick
Google, Facebook, Samsung, and Tencent have all unveiled plans for “action” offices designed to get their people moving, interacting, huddling, collab...
Eight years into the transformation of an elevated section of New York Central Railroad’s West Side Line into a public park, the $273 million project is being hailed as a resounding win for the city. Photo: Beyond My Ken via Wikimedia Commons
As big money and eager tourists flock to Chelsea, cities across the globe are starting to take notice. Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seoul, Syd...
The National Institute of Building Sciences estimates the retrofit market for small commercial buildings at $35.6 billion. Photo: Infrogmation via Wikimedia Commons
The real opportunity for shrinking the nation’s energy footprint lies in the mundane world of small commercial buildings, writes BD+C's David Barista....
This past October, 78 young AEC professionals gathered in New York City for leadership development and networking during BD+C's Under 40 Leadership Summit.
Many AEC firms focus on training for the hard skills of the profession, not so much for business prowess, writes BD+C's David Barista.
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Commercial and residential construction can be as different as night and day. But as one who covered the housing industry for nearly a decade, I firml...
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 | December 08, 2014 | Rob Cassidy
When we see the incredible technology being produced by global plumbing manufacturers, it’s hard to conceive why no viable technical solution to the g...
Architects | November 17, 2014 | Rob Cassidy
It’s been almost two years since 20 first-graders were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., but these incidents, both pl...
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Precedents and patterns may not tell you all that much about future spending or demand.
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Architects | September 03, 2014 | Rob Cassidy
Architecture, engineering, and (presumably) construction firms will face difficulties with management succession, as tens of thousands of Baby Boomers...
Qianhai Development - Goettsch Partners, August 2014
Architects | August 29, 2014 | Rob Cassidy
U.S. architecture and engineering firms like Goettsch Partners have been enjoying full employment in China. But will there come a point when Chinese o...
Chart: \"Fear on Foot,\" Planning Magazine
A report from Smart Growth America on pedestrian fatalities shows that cities in Florida and other parts of the Sunbelt are more deadly than others.