Posted on January 30, 2014
Every year brings changes. This one won’t be any different. We’ll see growth in some areas, declines in others. Here’s a little preview of what we’ll be writing about 2014...
Posted on January 23, 2014
You can’t judge a book – or a building – by its cover. Not these days. What looks like brick, stucco or wood on the outside could actually be a metal building.  Metal is...
Posted on January 23, 2014
Years ago I sold my Chicago-based architectural firm of 17 people after being presented with an offer I couldn’t refuse. Over the next two years, I visited nearly 200...
Posted on January 16, 2014
The U.S. Army Garrison West Point derives less than 0.02% of its energy from renewable sources, with most from on-site energy production sources. The installation has an...
Posted on January 15, 2014
The social media revolution—which is less than a decade old—has created a dilemma for senior executives. While its potential seems immense, the inherent risks create...
Posted on January 14, 2014
A remembrance area and a new visitor's entrance will be among the changes when the Navy rebuilds Building 197 of the Washington Navy Yard, where a gunman killed 12 people and...
Posted on January 12, 2014
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place this past week in Las Vegas. Known for launching new products and technologies, many of the products showcased there set the...
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...