Building Types

When it comes down to it, all buildings have things in common: the need for great design, engineering, construction, and management, when the structure is completed. Harmonizing those elements is a skill that translates to any building project you might have on your hands.

The new Stargate charter school in Thornton, Colo., is part of a 70-acre mixed-used development. Image: Courtesy of Stargate School

August 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

At full build-out, Stargate School will serve 1,600 K-12 students.

Sanya Fuwai Center, on the island of Hainan, China, is the subject of a rigorous research study by a design team from GBBN Architects. The project’s site plan is shown below. Photo courtesy of GBBN architects.

August 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

In a new research paper, three healthcare specialists present factors that contribute to a psycho...

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Intelligent airports empowered by a robust network infrastructure, integrated systems and security, and real-time data sharing are the future of travel.  Learn how Leidos is helping airport operators and general contractors design, connect, and protect intelligent airports.

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Clark Construction crew members install an Edge Guard infection control panel at Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital. The system is reusable and integrates ICRA barrier requirements, including pressure monitoring, notices, security, and filtration. Photo courtesy of Clark Construction.

August 23, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Clark Construction Group pilots the Edge Guard system on the Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital reconstruct...

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The two-story, 44,000-sf Central Middle School in San Carlos, Calif., is the first school to be constructed using Folia, a K-12 concept that leans on pre-engineering to provide greater design flexibility and customization, as well as quicker delivery (in under a year) and lower overall costs than traditional building methods. The concept is the brainchild of Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, Blach Construction, and structural engineer Gregory P. Luth and Associates. The firms have been refining the system for five years. Image: Tomasz Biernacki, Pechara Studio.

August 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Folia system uses pre-engineered components to deliver school buildings at 20% less cost. ...

While it’s been building a new 4,500-sf emergency department, Grove Hill (Ala.) Memorial Hospital has continued to offer emergency medical services via MED-1, a mobile hospital unit provided by Carolina HealthCare Systems. The seven-month installation is the longest a MED-1 has been deployed in the field and one of the first where its infrastructure—water, electricity, etc.—has been set up as if the mobile unit were a permanent structure. Photo: Brian Hale courtesy of Robins & Morton.

August 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The MED-1 Mobile Hospital Unit serves as a lower-cost solution during construction of new ED.

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Clinical staff at the Mercy Virtual Care Center, Chesterfield, Mo., check in with a remote patient. As of May, the center was serving 80 patients. Photo courtesy of Mercy.

August 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Mercy’s new high-tech medical center equips its medical professionals to deliver care at the beds...

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August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...

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Photo courtesy of STV

August 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The man made hills are the latest attraction to open on the island that has been under developmen...

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Inverness Village Hall, Inverness, Ill. Photo: Neva O'Laughlin, Wikimedia Creative Commons

August 18, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HOK, Stantec, Turner Construction Co.,Clark Group, AECOM and STV top Building Design+Construction...

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Texas Capitol Building. Pixabay Public Domain

August 18, 2016 | BD+C Staff

CannonDesign, Stantec, Turner Construction Co.,Mortensen Construction, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff...

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August 18, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Page, EYP, Fluor Corp.,BL Harbert International, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s ann...

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Rendering courtesy of JE Dunn

August 17, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will combine the AC Hotels, Residence Inn, and SpringHill Suites brands.

A 250-unit, 12-story, transit-oriented apartment building, developed by Lincoln Property Co., is expected to begin construction at Harlem Avenue and South Boulevard in Chicago late this year or early 2017. Lincoln is one of 32 contributors to the NHMC Research Foundation, a new research entity whose goal is to provide better and more detailed data on the multifamily housing sector. Image: Oak Park Economic Development Corp./Chicago Tribune

August 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The list of leading developers, owners, and property managers that are funding the NMHC Research...

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The Saratoga (N.Y.) Casino hotel, which opened in early July, is one of several new hospitality facilities that have opened in Saratoga County in the past two years. Image: John Carl D’Annibale/Albany Times-Union

August 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But concerns about overbuilding persist.

Rendering courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. via ArchDaily

August 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The arts center will foster creativity for making and presenting works across all disciplines

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Image © GAO Wenzhonglow via ArchDaily.

August 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The winning firm will design the master plan and central buildings for the man made Haikou Bay is...

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Photo: © 1st Image courtesy of Goettsch Partners.

August 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 66-story building is now the 7th tallest completed building in Guangzhou.

The Pavilion at Ole Miss opened January 7. The 9,500-seat multipurpose facility is home to the University of Mississippi men’s and women’s basketball teams. AECOM designed the $96.5 million facility. BL Harbert International was general contractor. The Rebels men beat ’Bama in the opener, 74-66. Image: ©  Jeffrey Jacobs courtesy of AECOM.

August 15, 2016 | Michael Chamernik, Associate Editor

Schools are renovating existing structures or building new sports facilities that can serve the s...

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Baxter Arena, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Neb. Image courtesy of HDR Architecture, Inc.

August 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Thornton Tomasetti, and ME Engineers top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of...

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The Campus Crossroads Project at Notre Dame Stadium, The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. HOK is a consultant to lead design architect S/L/A/M Collaborative, providing design services for the sports, recreation and hospitality components. Image courtesy of HOK.

August 15, 2016 |

Mortenson Construction, AECOM, and Turner Construction Co. top Building Design+Construction’s ann...

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The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Miss. AECOM (architect) and BL Harbert International (GC). Image courtesy of AECOM.

August 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Populous, HKS, and HOK top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest...

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A construction crew installs one of 1,200 prefabricated cross-laminated timber (CLT) wall panels that make up the 92-room Candlewood Suites at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala. Leadlease was the GC, developer, and owner on the project. It is the nation’s first all-CLT hotel project. Photo courtesy of Lendlease.

August 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

By privatizing the construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and ownership of its hotels ...

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Marine Corps University, Quantico, Va. AECOM (architect, MEP, SE), NAVFAC Washington (owner), CDM Smith/Coakley Williams, JV (GC). Photo: Ulf Wallin Photography courtesy of Coakley & Williams.

August 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, and Burns & McDonnell top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the...

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Headquarters building, Tel Nof Air Base, Israel. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. flickr Creative Commons.

August 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Fluor Corp., The Walsh Group, and Hensel Phelps top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking...

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Intelligence Community Campus, Bethesda, Md. Photo: Leo A Daly

August 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HDR, Clark Nexsen, and Guernsey top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s...

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As part of the design for its corporate headquarters, SRAM, a bike parts maker in Chicago, held a contest for employees to design bike racks for their workstations. Perkins+Will was designer on this project. Photo: Michelle Litvin Studio courtesy of Perkins+Will.

August 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology is redefining how offices function and is particularly salient in the growing trend of...

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A pair of designers in DCI Artform’s satellite office in Chicago utilize the firm’s “digital cave” to create a virtual product display for a client. CannonDesign provided architectural, MEP, and A/V services for this project. JC Anderson was the GC. Mechdyne Corp. provided the cave’s video screens.Photo: Christopher Barrett Photography courtesy of CannonDesign.

August 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, and Thornton Tomasetti top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the na...

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Lenovo Campus Global Headquarters, Beijing, China. Lenovo Co. Ltd. (owner), CallisonRTKL (architect). Photo courtesy of CallisionRTKL.

August 12, 2016 |

Turner Construction Co., Structure Tone, and Gilbane Building Co. top Building Design+Constructio...

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Lenovo Campus Global Headquarters, Beijing, China. Lenovo Co. Ltd. (owner), CallisonRTKL (architect). Photo courtesy of CallisionRTKL.

August 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, HOK, and Perkins+Will top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s...

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Tate at Tanglewood, a 417-unit apartment complex under construction in Houston's Uptown/Galleria submarket. Houston is leading the nation's 50 largest metros in apartment construction. Deliveries in those markets is expected to expand by 50% over 2015.  Image: Tate at Tanglewood/ZRS Management

August 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Texas is leading this multifamily construction boom, according to latest RENTCafé estimates.

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