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 June 08, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
Last October, I had a chance to meet Jefferson Han at an HP event, founder of Perceptive Pixel, a developer of multi-touch touchscreen computers such as the election maps most news stations use on election night. Since then I’ve been waiting patiently to see a multi-touch product from...
Posted on May 24, 2011 By Rob Cassidy
Building Design+Construction is looking for a Senior Technical Editor to join our Editorial Staff in beautiful Arlington Heights, Illinois. Candidates must possess a minimum Bachelor of Architecture degree or equivalent; practical experience as an architect, preferably in commercial/institutional...
Posted on May 18, 2011 By Rob Cassidy
In her 1859 book “Notes on Nursing,” Florence Nightingale called unnecessary noise in hospitals “the most cruel absence of care.” A century and a half later, her message still seems to be falling on deaf ears, as noise has become one of the biggest patient complaints against...
Posted on May 16, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
While there were hundreds of green building products on display at the American Institute of Architects’ National Convention and Design Exposition last week in New Orleans, none held more potential for making the application and certification process of the USGBC’s LEED system easier...
Posted on May 10, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
Finnish structural BIM software company, Tekla, Inc., has announced that Trimble Navigation, a construction software and hardware manufacturer based in Sunnyvale, Calif., has made an offer of purchase for roughly $485 million ($6 a share).In a statement, Tekla said shareholder Gerako Oy, who holds...
Posted on May 06, 2011 By Jay Schneider
Well, not exactly, but it could happen very soon. Take a look at the temporary restaurant sitting atop Brussels’ historic Arc de Triomphe-Triomfboog. The Cube, by Electrolux, offers 18 diners a spectacular view of the Parc du Cinquantenair, and is one of two structures traveling across Europe...
Posted on May 05, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
Autodesk’s popular drawing-sharing and mark-up mobile app, AutoCAD WS was released to the Android market on April 20th and has been downloaded more than 500,000 times since its release.The launch was something that the AutoCAD WS team had been preparing since releasing it as a mobile app for...
Posted on May 04, 2011 By Rob Cassidy
“Zero and Net-zero Energy Buildings + Homes,” a 64-page White Paper that proclaims “the next frontier in the green building movement,” will be the topic of a 1-hr Q&A with 6 “NZEB” experts at the AIA Conference + Expo, Friday, May 13, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, at...
Posted on April 22, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
While it’s always nice to see what’s new in Revit 2012 (now with constructability tools!), some of the most valuable information editors and bloggers take from Autodesk’s annual media days in suburban Boston are the actual customer stories presented to the media.This year’s...
Posted on April 22, 2011 By Rob Cassidy
Thanks to the hundreds of our loyal audience members who watched our “Greening the Campus” webcast on April 21. We hope you gained some insights from our distinguished panel of experts: Bob Koester (Ball State), Angela Halfacre (Furman), Richard Johnson (Rice), and Chris Ramey (U of...