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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.
Platform 16 exterior aerial

Courtesy Plompmozes for KPF.

May 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be adjacent to Google's planned eight million square foot transit village and...

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Navien tankless water heaters at West End Asteria Apartments, Boston

Sixteen Navien tankless water heaters were installed at West End Asteria Apartments, Boston.

May 14, 2020 | BRIAN FENSKE, NAVIEN INC.
May 12, 2020 | Amanda Markovic, AIA & Zachary Zettler, AIA, LEED AP

As architects, it has been especially interesting to see how public libraries have deployed the...

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Goodwin House, Alexandria, Va., designed by Perkins Eastman

Goodwin House, Alexandria, Va., designed by Perkins Eastman. Nine "small house" communities of 12 residents each share this courtyard, where residents can get outside during the COVID-19 quarantine. Photo: © Sarah Mechling / Courtesy Perkins Eastman

May 11, 2020 | Bradford Perkins, FAIA, and Martin Siefering, AIA

Two nationally recognized experts in the design of senior living facilities offer a 13-point pl...

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Courtesy Pixabay

May 08, 2020 | OZ Architecture 

Report provides design solutions that can help reduce germ transmission in older adult communit...

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Alcove's pool deck

All renderings courtesy Goettsch Partners

May 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Goettsch Partners is designing the project.

 

Lakehouse exterior in Denver Colorado

All photos courtesy NAVA Real Estate Development

May 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Stantec and Muñoz + Albin are the project's architects.

 

Lobby of Arbor Terrace at Fulton (Md.), designed by BCT Architects

Lobby of the 86-unit assisted living/memory care community Arbor Terrace at Fulton (Md.), designed by BCT Architects. Photo: Green Sofa Productions

May 05, 2020 | BY PAT CURRY, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Communities in California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, and Virginia display excellence in memo...

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Hotel rooftop amenities: Ideas for converting idle rooftop spaces [video]
May 05, 2020 | Base4

From fire pits to infinity pools to urban gardens, hotel design experts with Base4 offer smart...

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BNBMC Temporary Hospital with contractors

All photos courtesy Holt Construction

May 05, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is located in Paramus, N.J.

All photos ©Lawrence Anderson, courtesy of DLR Group.

May 01, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The work finished prior to the 2019 USC season.

DSU Human Performance Center exterior

All photos courtesy Hastings+Chivetta

April 29, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Hastings+Chivetta designed the project.

FUll Sail University's Fortress eSports arena

The Fortress eSports arena at Full Sail University. Courtesy Full Sail University.

April 27, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Universities are building dedicated spaces for eSport athletes to pick up the sticks.

PCL Construction rolls out portable coronavirus testing centers

Canada-based PCL Construction, which has focused lately on expanding its prefabrication capacity, has introduced two models for mobile COVID-19 testing centers that can be transported from factories by trailer and positioned on site by forklifts. Rendering: PCL Construction

   

April 26, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The prefabricated boxes offer walk-up and drive-thru options.

Navien tankless water heaters being checked by plumbing contractor

Navien NPE tankless water heaters being monitored at a senior living facility in Pennsylvania. Photo: Navien Inc.

April 23, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Twelve factors to consider in using tankless water heaters in multifamily housing.

Boingo reinvents multifamily connectivity with world’s best Wi-Fi
| April 22, 2020 |

More than 300,000 residents from 2,200 multifamily properties depend on Boingo’s “instant-on” W...

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ACF units modified from existing modular pods

ACF units modified from existing modular containers. Photo: PODS.

April 21, 2020 | CALLISONRTKL

CallisonRTKL and PODS collaborate on repurposed containers for ACFs

Courtesy Pixabay

April 20, 2020 | Jerry Guerra, Principal, The JAGG Group

Multifamily has consistently been one of the strongest performers among 58 submarkets measured...

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93% of renters pay their rent by mid-April 2020, says NMHC

Despite the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic, the overwhelming majority of renters in professionally managed multifamily housing paid all or part of their rent by mid-April. Image courtesy Pixabay.

April 15, 2020 | NATIONAL MULTIFAMILY HOUSING COUNCIL

In its second survey of 11.5 million units of professionally managed apartment units across the...

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Manor Miramar, designed by Stantec for Related Cos.

Manor Miramar, in Miramar, Fla., designed by Stantec for Related Group. Rendering: Stantec

April 15, 2020 | STANTEC

Related Group picks Stantec to design and engineer Manor Miramar residences in Florida.

USACE general Mark Toy briefed by Tarlton Corp. officials

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy is briefed by Tarlton construction executives on the site of the alternate care facility. From left: Senior Project Manager Cameron Denison, who managed the night team; Vice President Joe Scarfino, who led the effort and managed the day team; and EVP John Doerr. 

April 14, 2020 | TARLTON CORP.

Missouri’s first Alternate Care Facility ready for coronavirus patients

Starbucks in Bothell, Wash., gets CO through a virtual building inspection

This Starbucks and an adjacent bank in Bothell, Wash., were opened thanks to a virtual building inspection by the city. The coffeeshop's drive-thru has stayed open through the COVID-19 pandemic.

    

April 13, 2020 | Avalon Development

Bothell, Wash., issues a certificate of occupancy to developer after inspecting the property on...

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COVID-19 patient rooms in alternate care facility

Typical COVID-19 patient room layout in an alternate care facility. Photo: Henderson Engineers

April 10, 2020 | JAKE KATZENBERGER, MARK CHRISMAN, AND RUSS MURDOCK, HENDERSON ENGINEERS

COVID-19: Converting existing unused or underused hospitals, hotels, convention centers, and ot...

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Study Areas at the Trone Student Center, Furman University

April 09, 2020 | Doug Campbell, AIA, LEED AP, Ghafari Director of Education

Since many academic departments have been concentrated in their own buildings or portions of ca...

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Isolation pods being installed at Miami Beach convention center by Robins & Morton.

Isolation pods being installed at Miami Beach convention center, which is being converted to a field hospital by 250 workers under the direction of contractor Robins & Morton.

   

April 09, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

COVID-19 alert: Robins & Morton to convert Miami Beach Convention Center into a 450-bed fie...

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NMHC survey of multifamily GCs delays

The NMHC found that the majority of the 135 multifamily contractors surveyed had experienced delays with apartment or condominium projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

   

April 05, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

The...

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LBM building materials revenue 2019

Lumber and building materials revenue totaled $72 billion in 2019, according to Principia.

April 05, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The first 500 patient rooms at McCormick Place Convention Center.

The first 500 patient rooms at McCormick Place Convention Center. The 10X10-foot "rooms" have a cot, folding chair, lamp, and blanket, and a bowl containing a toothbrush, surgical masks, and earplugs.

    

April 04, 2020 | Walsh Construction

Walsh Construction, one of the largest contractors in the city of Chicago and in the United Sta...

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TLC Engineering Consultants' guidance on ventilation in COVID-19 patient rooms

TLC Engineering Consultants' guidance on ventilation in COVID-19 patient rooms.

April 01, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Ventilation engineering guidance for COVID-19 patient rooms

Rendering of mass timber Ramada Hotel

Rendering courtesy HDR

April 01, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will be located in Kelowna, British Columbia.

 

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