Contractors

Bringing the concepts of architects, engineers, and clients to life often requires problem-solving and compromise, and always requires hard work on the contractor’s part. Keeping construction within the allotted budget and up to the rest of the building team’s standards requires a combination of extensive technical and product knowledge.
December 03, 2013 | AIA

Current federal contracting laws are discouraging talented architects from competing for federal...

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December 03, 2013 | AGC

An unusual surge in public construction in October pushed total construction spending to its high...

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Rooms at Childrens Medical Center in Dallas were designed for universal patient

Rooms at Childrens Medical Center in Dallas were designed for universal patient care to allow for future flexibility of healthc

November 27, 2013 | CBRE Healthcare

Pediatric hospitals face many of the same concerns as their adult counterparts. Inpatient bed dem...

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November 27, 2013 | BIG

The winning submission by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and A+ Architecture mixes urban pavement and...

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Photo courtesy: Antpkr, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo courtesy: Antpkr, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

November 27, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Forty-six percent of the respondents to an exclusive BD+C survey of AEC professionals re...

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November 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors present a roundup of the latest technologies and applications in exterior wall syste...

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The dance/rehearsal studio at Indiana Universitys IU Cinema, an example of high

The dance/rehearsal studio at Indiana Universitys IU Cinema, an example of high-performance reuse. The facility houses a THX-ce

November 27, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editors

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the environmental, economic, and market pressures affecti...

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The conversion of an 11th floor courtroom into SBA offices under a GSA IDIQ Desi

The conversion of an 11th floor courtroom into SBA offices under a GSA IDIQ Design-build contract was a small but technically an

November 26, 2013 | Lisa Cooley, LEED AP

Any project can benefit from the collaborative spirit and cooperative relationships embodied by d...

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November 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Kieran Timberlake and PE International have developed Tally, an analysis tool to help BIM users k...

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November 20, 2013 | Linda M. Gabel, AAHID, IIDA

Freestanding pediatric facilities have operational and physical characteristics that differ from...

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November 20, 2013 | AIA

Following three months of accelerating demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Inde...

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The Rady Childrens Hospital in San Diego is an example of a facility on the cut

The Rady Childrens Hospital in San Diego is an example of a facility on the cutting edge of pediatric design.

November 18, 2013 | Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ACHA, AAHID, LEED AP

As more time and money is devoted to neonatal and pediatric research, evidence-based design is pl...

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The 135,000-sf, LEED Gold-certified Weitz Center for Creativity at Minnesotas C

The 135,000-sf, LEED Gold-certified Weitz Center for Creativity at Minnesotas Carleton College, designed by architects Meyer, S

November 15, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Academic institutions have been testing the limits of energy-conserving technologies, devising ne...

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November 15, 2013 | Marsh

Pricing for contractors general liability, project-specific general liability, umbrella and exces...

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The Iowa Utilities Board/Office of Consumer Advocate building, in Des Moines, ea

The Iowa Utilities Board/Office of Consumer Advocate building, in Des Moines, earned a 100 Energy Star score, LEED Platinum, and

November 13, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

With the economy picking up, many stalled government contracts are reaching completion and earnin...

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South view, Renzo Piano Pavilion, September 2013. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

South view, Renzo Piano Pavilion, September 2013. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Robert Polidori

November 13, 2013 | Kimbell Art Museum

The $135 million, 101,130-sf colonnaded pavilion by the famed architect opens later this month. ...

November 12, 2013 | Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle research reveals a four-point “new look” for the post-recession construction i...

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November 08, 2013 | Curtis Skolnick, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare facilities, especially our nation's hospitals, have steadily become larger over the pa...

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As part of its IntelliCommand building operations management service, Jones Lang

As part of its IntelliCommand building operations management service, Jones Lang LaSalle staffs a team of facilities experts who

November 08, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief
Real estate services giant Jones Lang LaSalle set out to answer these questions when it partner...
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As the first multifamily project certified net-zero by the International Living

As the first multifamily project certified net-zero by the International Living Future Institute, the zHome development in Issaq

November 08, 2013 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

The 10-unit zHome in Issaquah Highlands, Wash., is the nation’s first net-zero multifamily projec...

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November 08, 2013 | BD+C Staff

George Washington University worked with supplier Onyx Solar to design and install 100 sf of walk...

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November 06, 2013 | PECI
Earlier this year, PECI used the NBI metrics to assess plug load energy use at PECI headquarter...
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The Pflugerville (Texas) Elementary School is among a number of net-zero-ready s

The Pflugerville (Texas) Elementary School is among a number of net-zero-ready schools planned in the Lone Star State. Energy-ef

November 05, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

As more net-zero energy schools come online, school officials are asking: Is NZE a more logical a...

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All photos: Prakash Patel, courtesy SmithGroupJJR

All photos: Prakash Patel, courtesy SmithGroupJJR

November 05, 2013 | SmithGroupJJR

Built on the former site of a parking lot and an untended natural wetland, the 160,260-sf, five-s...

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November 05, 2013 | PSMJ Resources

While still below pre-recession levels, all of the key indicators in the latest Quarterly Market...

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Akron Children's Hospital's Ambulatory Care Building and Critical Care Tower exp

Akron Children's Hospital's Ambulatory Care Building and Critical Care Tower expansion is among KLMK's current projects.

November 01, 2013 | CBRE Group
October 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In an effort to reduce rent costs, real estate brokerage firm CBRE created its first completely "...

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Originally designed as faculty housing, the Usonian house will be part of the Sh

Originally designed as faculty housing, the Usonian house will be part of the Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center, the fir

October 31, 2013 | Florida Southern College

The Lakeland, Fla., college adds to its collection of FLW buildings with the completion of the Us...

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October 30, 2013 | BD+C Editor

The winners of the 2013 Reconstruction Awards showcase the best work of distinguished Building Te...

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