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For its master plan of the 43-acre, transit-oriented Cambridge Crossing redevelopment in Boston, which eventually will include 4.5 million sf of vertical construction, CBT Architects took into account what that area’s long-term traffic and parking needs might be. (The master plan included 97 dedicated bike lanes.) Image courtesy CBT Architects.

May 21, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The sharing economy puts a different spin on new construction and building operations.

The Kinesiology and Athletic Complex at Orange Coast College is one of many projects that C.W. Driver has started or completed in California, its home state. Image: courtesy of C.W. Driver

May 20, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

C.W. Driver succeeds by sticking to core markets and practices.

Multifamily visionary: AvalonBay's relentless attention to detail

Common area at AVA DoBro, a 30-story, 500-unit apartment community in Downtown Brooklyn by AvalonBay Communities. Photo: Alan Schindler for AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

May 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The nation's fourth-largest owner of apartments holds more than 85,000 apartments in 291 communit...

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MARSHA 3D printed habitat

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April 26, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Colonizing Mars is an exciting possibility in the not-too-distant future, and architects will pla...

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Report: Contractors invest $1.6 billion in workforce development annually

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April 25, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ABC members increased training spending 45% from 2013, according to a new report. 

Turner Construction is using this card to summarize its program. The "Green" graphic represents how the contractor is elevating what green means, and the three pillars of its program. Image: Turner Construction

April 22, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The company targets a 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions and water use from construction activit...

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Skender, Z Modular reach agreement to fabricate multifamily housing components

Skender, a design, construction, and manufacturing firm, will use Z Modular’s self-bracing structural VectorBloc system to fabricate building components. Photos courtesy Skender and Z Modular

April 19, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Factory to open soon on the southwest side of Chicago.

Do you have a fear of getting 'Uber'd'? Join the club

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April 15, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Exacerbating the AEC talent shortage is the coming mass exodus of baby boomers as they reach reti...

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April 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The lab will identify, test, and scale new technologies to help advance the construction industry...

Bipartisan 'Invest in America Act' gains industry support

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April 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The bill would attract as much as $125 billion investment for buildings, infrastructure.

Employers at risk when using construction equipment not sized for women

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April 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

As more women enter male-dominated fields, gear supply has not kept up with demand.

New research finds benefits to hiring architectural services based on qualifications

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April 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Government agencies gain by evaluating beyond price, according to a new Dodge survey of governmen...

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Chicago-area joint venture antes up $1 billion for Opportunity Zone development investment

The Decennial Group, a joint venture of two leading real estate developers, is investing in Opportunity Zones to take advantage of new tax incentives. Image: Decennial Group

April 07, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Decennial Group says it’s looking at 250 potential projects, primarily in America’s heartland and...

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Hartford at night

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March 26, 2019 | David Mlone, Associate Editor

It is the firm’s fourth office.

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March 22, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A look at six products and companies incubated by AEC firms for commercial sale.

Raymond Pan, an award winning archtect and urban planner, is leading the design lab initiative at HMC Architects. Image: HMC Architects

March 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal is for project team members to collaborate earlier to inspire innovation.

The Seattle restaurant Willmott's Ghost is inside Amazon Spheres, the three-domed complex that is equal parts workspace and botanical garden. Image: Aaron Leitz

March 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Seattle eatery nests inside the conservatories on Amazon’s massive campus.

Call for Speakers: BD+C’s 2019 Women in Design+Construction Conference

More than 150 AEC professionals attended the Women in Design+Construction conference in Rancho Mirage, Calif., last November. Photo: BD+C See a photo slideshow from the 2018 WIDC event.

March 11, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 2019 Women in Design+Construction event will take place November 11-13, 2019, at the Fairmont...

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March 08, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

As firms begin to adopt the practices and mindset of Silicon Valley tech and advanced manufacturi...

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Chervon HQ, Naperville IL © Dave Burk, courtesy HED

Chervon HQ in Naperville, Ill. Photo: © Dave Burk, courtesy HED

March 07, 2019 | HED

ID has a strong reputation for data center design with locations in Boston in Dallas.

Arata Isozaki named 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

During his 60-year career, Arata Isozaki has been credited with facilitating dialogue between East and West, reinterpreting global influences within architecture, and supporting the development of younger generations in the field. Photo: The Hyatt Foundation

March 05, 2019 | The Hyatt Foundation

The Japanese architect, city planner, and theorist is known for his deep commitment to the “art o...

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High meadow studio in the forest

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February 25, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed the project.

Amazon will not build HQ2 in New York City

Amazon has decided to withdraw its plans to build a second headquarters campus in New York City, stating that it did not think it could find common ground with the deal's political opponents. Image: Pixabay/Amazon

February 14, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The tech giant walks away from a deal, succumbing to opposition over huge tax breaks.

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February 13, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The BD+C editorial team is on a mission to track and evaluate the latest tech tools and...

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Skilled labor shortages continue to make off-site fabrication and construction attractive

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January 10, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But the AEC industry’s “culture” impedes greater acceptance, according to a recent National Insti...

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Our robotic future: Assessing AI's impact on the AEC profession and the built environment

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January 09, 2019 | Lance Hosey, FAIA, Design Director, Gensler

This is the first in a series by Lance Hosey, FAIA, on how automation is disrupting design and co...

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Building under construction and by cranes

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January 07, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Despite the positive indicators for the market, AEC professionals remain largely cautious when it...

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Design-build, especially as part of P3 agreements, is steadily becoming the preferred contractual delivery method for nonresidential construction. Image: FMI

January 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

FMI paper provides clues to what makes these contracts click (or not).

Net zero construction trailer brings health and wellness to the jobsite

The 12x60-foot Net Zero Jobsite Trailer debuted in November at the Greenbuild show in Chicago. It features a super-insulated shell and many of the comforts of a traditional office workspace. Photo: ©2018 Ballogg Photography

January 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As AEC firms scramble to upgrade their offices to maximize occupant wellness and productivity, Pe...

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Natural disasters have been driving insurance payouts for property and casualty damages through the roof, leading insurers to reassess their coverage strategies. Image: USI

December 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new report on the property and casualty market foresees modest rate hikes for construction proj...

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