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 October 15, 2010 By Jay Schneider
Nothing to see here, folks…just a $1 billion, private high-rise residence in Mumbai, India. That’s all.The 27-story skyscraper, named Antilia (after the mythical Island in the Atlantic Ocean) is the new home of 53-year-old businessman Mukesh Ambani, his wife and three children. (And...
Posted on September 21, 2010 By Rob Cassidy
Just how bad is the condo market? Some figures from a desperation ad from one Chicago developer: Studios were $237K, now from $189K - 20% off. 1BRs were $354K, now from $271K - a 23% cut. Plus a 4.25% rate on a 30-year mortgage, with as little as $5K down. Were these properties overpriced to...
Posted on September 10, 2010 By Rob Cassidy
For most of the last decade, we at Building Design+Construction have been advocating for the integrated Building Team: AEC professionals all working together to meet the needs of their clients—school districts, healthcare systems, real estate developers, colleges and universities, etc.—...