Industrial Facility

Breaking out of the box: Pirbright Institute’s radical approach to biocontainment facility design

Warm materials, splashes of color, pleasing proportions, and lively design elements combine to create an informal, nonscientific aesthetic for the facility. The lab wings are clad in Siberian larch timber articulated by punched windows with colorful surrounds. Photo: © Dan Schwalm, courtesy HDR Architecture

January 29, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The novel scheme turns the typical containment lab building inside out, placing the high-containm...

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Rendering courtesy Tesla

Rendering courtesy Tesla

January 21, 2015 | John Caulfield

Tesla Motors’ “gigafactory,” a $5 billion project on 980 acres in Sparks, Nev., could annually pr...

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Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons

January 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction consultant FMI foresees—with some caveats—continuing growth in the office, lodging,...

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Courtesy SmithGroupJJR

Courtesy SmithGroupJJR

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A major movie studio needed a new vault to protect its irreplaceable negatives for films released...

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U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Census Bureau

December 02, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

This month's increase in nonresidential construction spending is far more consistent with the ane...

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At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Tea

At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Team took advantage of the sites natural coastal g

November 10, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Providing more comfortable conditions to building occupants has become a top priority in today’s...

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A rendering of the proposed Mace Innovation Center, which would add 2.6 million

A rendering of the proposed Mace Innovation Center, which would add 2.6 million sf of commercial space to Davis, Calif. Renderin

October 27, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The city plans to develop two "innovation centers" with a total of seven million sf of commercial...

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The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to e

The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to extra scrutiny during the design and construction

October 16, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and...

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Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

October 15, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...

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Immersive cooling systems use a liquid instead of air to cool the servers. The b

Immersive cooling systems use a liquid instead of air to cool the servers. The basic idea is to submerge the motherboards in tan

October 15, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

A new technology promises to push the limits of data center energy efficiency by using liquid ins...

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Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd

Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidden deterioration conditions. A seemingly impervi

October 14, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association wit

At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association with Anderson Brule Architects, is designing a repl

October 13, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the American Institute of Architects’ effort to have arc...

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Photo: Samuel Boisvert via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Samuel Boisvert via Wikimedia Commons

September 24, 2014 | AIA

On the heels of recording its strongest pace of growth since 2007, there continues to be an incre...

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September 22, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

From metal mesh panels to concealed-suspension ceilings, here's our roundup of the latest acousti...

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September 19, 2014 | Smithsonian Institute

The Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory will emit 37% less CO2 than a comparable lab that does not me...

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Googles data centers include this massive server room in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Googles data centers include this massive server room in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The company operates some 900,000 servers in abo

September 17, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

From the dozen or so facilities housing Google’s 900,000 servers to the sprawling server farms of...

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Arizona Capitol Museum 2014. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia

Arizona Capitol Museum 2014. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia

September 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

PCL Construction, Stantec, and AECOM head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest state governmen...

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Tesoro Corporation headquarters in San Antonio, TX, a LEED-certified building. P

Tesoro Corporation headquarters in San Antonio, TX, a LEED-certified building. Photo credit: uniquebuildings, Wikimedia Commons.

September 03, 2014 | Green Building Certification Institute

The LEED Proven Provider designation is designed to minimize the need for additional work during...

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Berea Colleges Deep Green residence hall, designed by Hastings+Chivetta Archi

Berea Colleges Deep Green residence hall, designed by Hastings+Chivetta Architects. Photo: courtesy Hastings+Chivetta Archite

September 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Gensler, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest green design and construct...

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September 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

As part of Copenhagen's effort to turn an industrial seaport into a bustling neighborhood, Danish...

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Photo: courtesy Leidos

Photo: courtesy Leidos

August 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, Jacobs, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest industrial sector design...

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August 06, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

The 2014 Design-Build Project/Team Awards showcase design-build best practices and celebrate the...

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In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule

In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule, Sweden. Using a new prefab construction proces

August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Swede...

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Office reconstruction to suit new work styles is becoming a hot category. A Buil

Office reconstruction to suit new work styles is becoming a hot category. A Building Team led by Suffolk Construction, The Archi

July 29, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham

Following years of fairly lackluster demand for commercial property remodeling, reconstruction re...

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July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Structure Tone, Turner, and Gilbane top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the larges...

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July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, URS, and Wiss, Janney, Elstner top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the lar...

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July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, HDR, and HOK top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest reconstructi...

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Secaucus, N.J., has become one of the nations hot spots for colocation and clou

Secaucus, N.J., has become one of the nations hot spots for colocation and cloud data center providers. Equinix is the largest

July 28, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The growth of modular and containerized data center solutions may eventually hinder the growth of...

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July 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Holder, Turner, and DPR head Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest data cent...

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July 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fluor, Jacobs, and Syska Hennessy top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest...

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