Sports and Recreational Facilities

As major centers of social and economic importance across the world, sports facilities and recreational buildings need to be optimized to admit hundreds or thousands of people on a regular basis, as well as to meet the needs of whatever activity takes place in the facility. Whether you’re looking for just the right turf or the most comfortable stadium seating, designing and building these facilities can lead into ultra-specialized waters, and requires a delicate balance of expertise.
February 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Located in the Netherlands, the project was designed to promote a healthier lifestyle. 

Photo: Greg Goebel via Wikimedia Commons
January 29, 2014 | AIA

AIA's Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation’s leading construction forecasters,...

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Central components to the plan include the addition of meeting, research, and te
January 29, 2014 | University of Notre Dame

The $400 million Campus Crossroads Project will add more than 750,000 sf of academic, student lif...

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The Spring Learning Centre in Hong Kong was one of two Best of Category winners
January 28, 2014 | International Interior Design Association

The International Interior Design Association released the winners of its 4th Annual Global Excel...

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January 28, 2014 | Leopardo Companies

The new mixed-use headquarters includes a museum, broadcast studios, conference facilities, offic...

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Renderings and plans courtesy New Wave Architecture
January 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Forget the rock climbing wall. A developer in Iran is building a rock climbing hall. Tha...

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January 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The temporary pavilion for Russian telecom operator MegaFon will be wrapped with a massive digita...

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Zahner ShopFloor Engineer Craig Long demonstrates one of the ShopFloor design to
January 14, 2014 | Zahner

The web-based tool uses the company's factory floor like "a massive rapid prototype machine,” all...

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Coventry Universitys Lanchester Library was designed by U.K. firm Alan Short &
January 11, 2014 | Brian E. Trimble, PE, LEED AP, Brick Industry Association

When targeting net-zero energy performance, AEC professionals are advised to tackle energy demand...

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January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Legislation that approved the construction of a new billion dollar stadium for the Minnesota Viki...

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January 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors offer a roundup of new products and case studies that represent the latest breakthro...

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January 07, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham

Slowed by the recession—and often by protracted negotiations—some big redevelopment plans are now...

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December 26, 2013 | Yudelson Associates

Cloud-based building automation tools and product disclosure declarations are among the green bui...

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December 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a dual fire-CO detector to an aspiration-sensing fire alarm, BD+C editors present a roundup...

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December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...

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Cumberland Universitys Learning Commons was created with a limited budget throu
December 10, 2013 | Wendell D. Brown, AIA, LEED AP, Earl Swensson Associates

In this era of scaled-down budgets, maximized efficiencies, new learning methods and social media...

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December 04, 2013 | HOK

Dubai has been chosen as the site of the 2020 World Expo. HOK led the design team that developed...

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December 03, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Daytona International Speedway is zooming ahead on the largest renovation in the Florida venu...

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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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Courtesy ZHA. Renderings by Neoscape.
November 26, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Zaha Hadid Architects, in conjunction with AECOM, has released renderings for a major stadium bei...

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November 26, 2013 | IHS

Construction costs in North America rose for the 22nd consecutive month in November as labor cost...

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November 20, 2013 | BuildingGreen, Inc.
Assa Abloy's power-over-ethernet access-control locks and Schüco's retrofit façade system are a...
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November 13, 2013 | Navigant Research

The worldwide installed capacity of GHP systems will reach 127.4 gigawatts-thermal over the next...

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October 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

If you like to geek out on building information modeling and virtual design and construction, you...

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This photo depicts the athletic center project after construction. The $60 milli
October 08, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Using steel reinforcement and massive box trusses, a Building Team methodically inserts four new...

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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, Va. Photo: Paul Warchol
October 01, 2013 | AISC

The Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn and the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., are among p...

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September 26, 2013 | Jon Niemuth, Director of AECOM Sports, Americas

Home-field advantage can play a significant role in game outcomes. Here are ways AEC firms can he...

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The 1,460-sf green wall at the Papadakis Integrated Science Building, Drexel Uni
September 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A dramatic interior green wall at Drexel University and a massive, 4.4-acre vegetated roof at the...

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September 19, 2013 | Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED Fellow

Renowned green building author, Jerry Yudelson, offers five valuable lessons for designers, contr...

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September 19, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Phase-change materials, electrochromic glass, and building-integrated PVs are among the breakthro...

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