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 John Caulfield, Senior Editor (jcaulfield@sgcmail.com).
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Posted on October 20, 2013 By 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 covered. We attended nearly all 72 education sessions, as well as the expo and networking events, to bring you an in-depth, three-day report from the...
Posted on October 10, 2013 By 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 AEC stars attending BD+C's Under 40 Leadership Summit in San Francisco, which kicked off last night at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.  Gensler...
Posted on September 30, 2013 By Rob Cassidy
BD+C's 3rd Annual Under40 Leadership Summit is just days away (Oct 9-11), and we'd like to make this great career development and learning opportunity available to a few more worthy young (under age 40) superstars in the design and construction industry. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors -...
Posted on September 19, 2013 By 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 40 Leadership Summit, Oct. 9-11 in San Francisco.  Each year, BD+C convenes 100 or so young AEC stars for a few days of leadership development,...
Posted on September 05, 2013 By David Barista
Next month's Under 40 Leadership Summit (October 9-11 in San Francisco) is your place to shine.  This leadership development and networking event for young AEC professionals will feature an XPrize-type competition, called Vision U40, that will reward (with praise and cash) the U40 Summit...
Posted on August 29, 2013 By 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 BUILDINGChicago conference and expo, September 9-11 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza.   Their presentation, "Achieving LEED Gold for an...
Posted on August 26, 2013 By 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 and GBCI accredited sessions, on everything from building information modeling and post-occupancy evaluations to net-zero performance and LEED...
Posted on August 22, 2013 By 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 projects, or even if they just visited them to check out their handiwork. No, they replied, that would be much too risky; besides, clients won’t pay for...
Posted on August 16, 2013 By Julie S. Higginbotham
This year’s AIA National Convention kicked off with a rock band, inspirational speeches, and a film lauding the collegial values of 2013 Firm Award winner Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. With its focus on team excellence, the plenary symbolized a work ethic where interaction rules.  We...
Posted on July 23, 2013 By 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 rooms. Now, these patients will have coverage that allows them to more easily access the typical treatment channels—and that means greater demand for...