Building Team Blog

The Building Team Blog serves as the primary platform for BD+C's editorial team to opine about all things related to the AEC market, from the latest design tools to green building trends. Building Team Bloggers include Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director ([email protected]), David Barista, Editor-in-Chief ([email protected]), and John Caulfield, Senior Editor ([email protected]).

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

Architects | March 26, 2014 | Rob Cassidy
An interesting experiment is taking place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, where, for the last year or so, its 430,000 residents have been able to...

Photo: Courtesy Walbridge and SmithGroupJJR

Architects | March 06, 2014 | David Barista
BD+C's 2014 Giants 300 survey form is now available. But completing the survey is just one way to participate in the July Giants issue. 

Photo: MSPACE Holdings via Wikinedia Commons

Architects | March 04, 2014 | Rob Cassidy
Before you get your shorts in a knot, I have nothing against science, technology, engineering, or even mathematics; to the contrary, I love all four “...
Architects | February 17, 2014 | David Barista
BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excellence in both design/construction and colla...

Arup, Perkins+Will, and Sasaki Associates are among the firms to develop custom digital tools for polling building occupants and end users. Pictured: Sasaki's MyCampus interactive mapping program

Architects | February 14, 2014 | David Barista
The rise of mobile devices and social media, coupled with the use of advanced survey tools and interactive mapping apps, has created a powerful condui...
K-12 Schools | February 05, 2014 | Rob Cassidy
I've received several requests from BD+C readers who design and build K-12 schools about the 3-part series we ran in our January issue ("Can Design Pr...

The Conrad New York was recently created through adaptive reuse of an existing hotel. Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, Monica Ponce de Leon Studio, and Deborah Berke Partners. Photo: Michael Moran.

Hotel Facilities | February 05, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham
If your company is involved in designing, building, or operating hotels or resorts, we'd love to hear your opinions as we plan coverage of this sector...
Architects | January 10, 2014 | Rob Cassidy
To tell the truth, I didn’t want to write about the terrible events of December 14, 2012, when 20 children and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Ho...
Architects | January 06, 2014 | Rob Cassidy
Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson has been named President of the Green Building Initiative and the Green Globes rating program. BD+C's Robert...
Building Owner | December 09, 2013 | Rob Cassidy
The U.S. commercial real estate market is gradually “recovering from the recovery” and will “gain momentum” in 2014, according to ULI CEO Patrick L. P...
Building Owner | December 05, 2013 | Rob Cassidy
More than 60% of AEC professionals surveyed by BD+C said their firms experienced heightened interest in security measures from school districts they w...
Architects | November 27, 2013 | Julie S. Higginbotham
The retail construction category, long in the doldrums, is roaring back to life. Send us your comments and projects as we prepare coverage for this ex...
Building Owner | November 25, 2013 | Rob Cassidy
We just posted the Entry Form for our 9th Annual BD+C "40 Under 40" competition. Frankly, the Entry Form is just the basic data. The real meat of your...
Airports | November 25, 2013 | Rob Cassidy
"Operational stray" occurs when a building’s MEP systems don’t work the way they should. Even the most well-designed and constructed building can stra...
Building Owner | November 25, 2013 | David Barista
Under LEED v4, projects are awarded points for using at least 20 building products that have issued Environmental Product Declarations or Health Produ...

BD+C's Pedia-Pod modular pediatric patient unit at our GreenZone exhibit

Architects | November 17, 2013 | David Barista
To all our friends in the AEC industry, you are cordially invited to join the BD+C team at several fun events during the Greenbuild show this week. No...

Pedia-Pod under construction at NRB - exterior

Building Technology | November 11, 2013 | Rob Cassidy
In the November issue of BD+C, you'll see our report on "Pedia-Pod," the modular pediatric patient unit we've helped design, outfit, and build at Gree...
Building Owner | October 22, 2013 | Rob Cassidy
Last year, there were 775 fatalities among U.S. construction workers: 133 among those in the construction of buildings, 169 in heavy/civil engineering...
Building Owner | October 20, 2013 | David Barista
Not able to attend the inaugural BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland conference and expo this week? Don't worry. The BD+C editorial team has you co...

Gensler founder Arthur Gensler (right) talked with BD+C Editorial Director Robert Cassidy at the Under 40 Leadership Summit kick-off event on Wednesday, October 9

Building Owner | October 10, 2013 | David Barista
M. Arthur Gensler, Jr., FAIA, FIIDA, RIBA, founder of the world’s largest architecture firm, Gensler, offered important advice to more than 65 young A...
Building Team | September 30, 2013 | Rob Cassidy
Free registration for selected "young superstars" for BD+C's Under40 Leadership Summit in San Francisco, Oct 9-11, 2013
Building Owner | September 19, 2013 | David Barista
If you're an up-and-coming leader at your AEC firm and are interested in advancing your career, join the BD+C editorial team at our 3rd Annual Under 4...
Building Owner | September 05, 2013 | David Barista
Next month's Under 40 Leadership Summit in San Francisco is your place to shine. Our third annual networking and leadership event for young AEC profes...
Building Owner | August 29, 2013 | 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 BU...
Building Enclosure Systems | August 26, 2013 | 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...
Building Owner | August 22, 2013 | Rob Cassidy
The other day I asked a group of design and construction professionals if they ever conducted formal post-occupancy evaluations of their completed pro...
Building Owner | August 16, 2013 | Julie S. Higginbotham
Increasingly, roaming social networks are praised and hierarchical organizations disparaged, as workplaces mimic the freewheeling vibe of the Internet...
Building Owner | July 23, 2013 | Julie S. Higginbotham
"Obamacare" implementation will add thousands of people to the ranks of the insured, including many who formerly sought primary care in emergency room...
Architects | July 08, 2013 | Rob Cassidy
Every schoolchild knows that the cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal—70 mph, no sweat. And, as we all know from National Geographic television...
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