Posted on January 12, 2014
During my nearly 25-year career as an engineer, I've witnessed some 75 code and standard revision cycles representing thousands of pages of text requiring review and...
Posted on January 12, 2014
Building information modeling (BIM) has become standard practice for design and construction, but often little attention is paid to what happens to model data post-...
Posted on January 10, 2014
(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...
Posted on January 07, 2014
World Expo 2017, planned for Astana, Kazakhstan, calls for an expo village that rates triple net zero—zero net use of energy and water and zero net generation of landfill...
Posted on January 06, 2014
Reducing energy consumption through energy-efficiency retrofits represents an underappreciated way to cut healthcare costs, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute. U.S....
Posted on January 06, 2014
If you had to define value engineering in a single word, you might boil it down to "efficiency." That would be one word, but it wouldn’t be accurate. The basic misconception...
Posted on January 06, 2014
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...
Posted on January 02, 2014
San Vicente Inn, a cluster of century-old historic bungalows, known as a haven for nudists and drug users, in West Hollywood, Calif., will be converted into a boutique hotel...
Posted on January 02, 2014
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) new maintenance facility, which is targeting net zero, has received LEED Platinum certification. The new 361,700 sf east...
Posted on December 29, 2013
In a CEO.com post, Andrew Miller, president of ACM Consulting, shares the seven organizational efficiency strategies he encounters most frequently as he works with corporate...