Building Team Blog

Since 2009, the Building Team Blog has served 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 (rcassidy@sgcmail.com), David Barista, Editor-in-Chief (dbarista@sgcmail.com), and Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor (jhigginbotham@sgcmail.com).
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Posted on February 17, 2014 By David Barista
BD+C editors have extended the deadline for the 17th annual Building Team Awards. This is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excellence in both architecture/engineering/construction and collaboration of the AEC/O team. For more information on the program, see our...
Posted on February 14, 2014 By David Barista
This article is part of BD+C's special five-part Technology Report 2014: Top tech tools and trends for AEC professionals.   Get ready, AEC professionals. The design table is about to get much more crowded—like really crowded. I’m talking hundreds, even thousands of voices, all providing...
Posted on February 05, 2014 By 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 ("SPECIAL REPORT: Can Design Prevent Another Sandy Hook?"). They wanted to send the issue to their school boards and other public officials with...
Posted on February 05, 2014 By Julie S. Higginbotham
According to survey data and anecdotal reports, hotel construction and reconstruction will be one of the hottest commercial market sectors of the year. 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...
Posted on January 10, 2014 By Rob Cassidy
(Editor's Note: This blog post is part of BD+C's five-part special report on security design for K-12 school projects. Read the full report.)   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...
Posted on January 06, 2014 By Rob Cassidy
Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED Fellow, has been named President of the Green Building Initiative and the Green Globes environmental assessment and rating program. BD+C's Robert Cassidy talks with Yudelson about his appointment and the future of Green Globes. BD+C: What are your...
Posted on December 09, 2013 By Rob Cassidy
Wayne Gretzky, arguably the greatest hockey player ever, once said, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Wouldn’t it be grand if AEC firms could apply the Great One’s predictive skill to the real estate market? Then you’d know exactly where to deploy your resources,...
Posted on December 05, 2013 By Rob Cassidy
December 14 will mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting of 20 second-grade students at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn.  An exclusive survey of 462 architects, engineers, and contractors by Building Design+Construction shows that more than 60% said their firms experienced...
Posted on November 27, 2013 By Julie S. Higginbotham
The retail construction category, long in the doldrums, is roaring back to life. Consumer confidence and economic recovery are showing considerable regional variation, with urban cores expected to exhibit the best growth in the sector according to recent research by Jones Lang LaSalle. ...
Posted on November 25, 2013 By 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 entry is your Personal Statement - the written document that tells the judges why you should be picked as a "40 Under 40" superstar. So, get started...