Marselle Condominiums, Seattle, designed by PB Architects, with Yu & Trochalakis as structural engineer and Norcon NW as general contractor. The project was featured in the BD+C University class, "Building Wood Towers: How High Is Up for Timber Structures?" Photo: Matt Todd, courtesy U.S. Woodworks
A roundup of top AIA/CES Discovery courses from BD+C University.
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FMI’s latest forecasts find continued strengths in manufacturing, lodging, and office sectors....
This October, Tennessee Valley Authority will close its outdated Widows Creek coal plant in Stevenson, Ala., which had been providing energy to the region since the 1960s. Photo: TVA Web Team via Wikimedia Commons
The $600 million conversion project will be Google's 14th data center globally, but the first it...read more
Photo: Armin van Buuren, Oceanlab via Wikimedia Commons
The American Institute of Architects reported the May ABI score was 51.9, up from a mark of 48.8...read more
A sample from Federico Babina's latest series, Archidirector. Illustrations courtesy Federico Babina
From Burton to Bergman, Gondry to Greenway, artist Federico Babina illustrates what buildings wou...read more
One World Trade Center was named the winner of the Best Tall Buildings category for the Americas. Image: SOM/CTBUH
One World Trade Center and Abu Dhabi's Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower are among the four towers n...read more
“The waterfront, park, and nearby urban area all have a dialogue with the loose cluster of pavilions, with people and activities flowing between them,” said jury chair Mark Wigley in a statement. Renderings courtesy Moreau Kusunoki Architectes
The firm’s design concept makes use of the museum’s site, turning it into a bustling, well-connec...read more
Foyer of the Lyons Studio. Photo: Peter Bennets via Wikimedia Commons
The change, effective July 1, 2016, will replace the current BEFA Program’s requirements, elimina...read more
Populous dedicates space in its model shop in Kansas City, Mo., for creating models using an Epson ProJet 3500 CPX Max 3D printer. The firm had to develop software that could translate what its designers were providing into language the printer could interpret. Photo: Brian Folkers, Populous
Early adopters provide first-hand advice on the trials and tribulations of marrying 3D printing w...read more
Median profit margins on net revenue have been on the upswing in the past three years, hitting 11.4% and 13.0% in the 2013 and 2014, according to PSMJ.
Operating profits of AE firms have reach their highest level since 2009, according to a new repor...read more
Image: Zaha Hadid
Prominent architects who submitted a total of 23 napkin doodles were Zaha Hadid, Cesar P...read more
Carbon 3D has developed a 3D printing method, continuous liquid interface production (CLIP), that uses UV light to trigger photopolymerization, and oxygen as an inhibiting agent. By balancing this interaction, CLIP “grows”objects from a pool of resin. Photo: Carbon 3D Inc.
The 3D printer industry keeps making strides in technology and affordability. Machines can now pr...read more
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Aside from bolstering its Houston operations, the ccrd acquisition expanded WSP’s presence in mar...read more
The latest report from Associated Builders and Contractors found that construction materials prices increased in May but remain down for the year. Image: Pixabay
Prices for inputs to construction industries rose by 1.1% in May—the largest month-over-month inc...read more
Colliers International’s 2015 North America Office Market report assessed 92 markets in the U.S. and Canada. Image: Pixabay
Colliers International projects continued expansion this year in its quarterly report on national...read more
Google CEO Larry Page believes that focusing on innovation for cities is an opportunity to improve the lives of billions of people around the world.
The search engine giant is yet again diversifying its products. Google has co-created a startup,...read more
TreexOffice is a pop-up office space lcoated in the heart of Hackney in London. Image: Tate Harmer LLP
London's Hackney borough welcomed a new kind of workspace to Hoxton Square—the TreexOffice.
The project involves anchoring tankers to the shore as permanent land buildings, designed to accommodate cultural and event spaces, retail, or public parks. Renderings courtesy of Chris Collaris Design.
Four Dutch artists propose transforming tankers into monuments with mixed-use space.
The tower's design takes cue from its existing neighbors. Renderings courtesy BIG
The towering "staircase" will rise from St. Paul’s chapel to the skyline, leaning against One Wor...read more
The 1144 Fifteenth tower will stand between Arapahoe and Lawrence streets, on the edge of historic Larimer Square. Renderings: Hines
Designed by Pickard Chilton, the 640,000-sf tower is geared for large-scale tenants, with feature...read more
The first U.S. installation of the ShakeAlarm was installed in North Portland, Ore.'s Radiator Building. All images: CoreFirst
The ShakeAlarm system recognizes and quantifies the faster but lower-energy seismic P-wave, which...read more
Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Utah reported the lowest unemployment rates among construction workers in April. Image: Pixabay
Five Plain States reported the lowest unemployment rates for construction workers in April.
The latest quarterly survey by FMI reported that many contractors are optimistic about growth. Image: Pixabay
The overall economy, as well as the economy in which they do business, might be down, but contrac...read more
The award was presented to Richter at the chapter's annual awards gala held at the Union League in Philadelphia. Photo via Google Maps.
The award was given in recognition of his dedication, innovation and leadership in the area of pr...read more
The Construction Backlog Indicator fell by 3.2% during the first three months of 2015. Image: Pixabay
Following an intense winter season, the Associated Builders and Contractors' Construction Backlog...read more
In addition to the revitalization of existing buildings, a new trail and several landscaped surfaces will be woven throughout the waterfall’s area. Renderings courtesy Snøhetta, Mayer/Reed, and Dialog
As part of the plan, an abandoned paper mill will be repurposed, while landscaping and running tr...read more
The office will be located in the trendy Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco. Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects and Studio O+A
The plan involves two glass buildings connected with criss-crossing bridges.
Photo: Sean MacEntee via flickr
Nonresidential construction is up by a solid 8.8% over the past year, consistent with ABC's forec...read more
Guerdon Modular Buildings is taking over the Eviva Downtown multifamily project. Rendering courtesy Guerdon Modular Buildings.
Guerdon Modular Buildings will provide modules for 118 apartments.
The Coltlite natural louvered ventilator provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire.
BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wa...read more