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Under the original plan, the complex was scheduled to be finished as early as th

Under the original plan, the complex was scheduled to be finished as early as this year for less than $3 billion. But only a Coa

June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A massive new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security is more than $1.5 billion over...

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The Big U is one of six resiliency proposals moving forward. Renderings courtesy

The Big U is one of six resiliency proposals moving forward. Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group.

June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Obama Administration has pledged $1 billion in federal funding to protect the New York City r...

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Photo: Marckos via Wikimedia Commons

June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Farmers Insurance filed nine class action suits against nearly 200 communities in the Chicago are...

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Photo: Paul Sableman via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Paul Sableman via Wikimedia Commons

June 02, 2014 | Green Parking Council

The Green Parking Council, an affiliate of the International Parking Institute, has launched the...

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Photo: Branko Radovanovi? via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Branko Radovanovi? via Wikimedia Commons

May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

New York City developers are using rooftop wind turbines in an effort to attract buyers by highli...

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Tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Photo: Thilo Parg via Wikimedia Commons; Lice

Tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Photo: Thilo Parg via Wikimedia Commons; License: CC BY-SA 3.0

May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architect Butch Grimes, who examined the wreckage after a half-mile tornado struck Tuscaloosa, Al...

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CBRE's global headquarters in Los Angeles is the world's first WELL-certified co

CBRE's global headquarters in Los Angeles is the world's first WELL-certified commercial office. Photo: courtesy CBRE

May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The standard is the first protocol of its kind that focuses on improving human wellness within th...

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Photo: Larsinio via Wikimedia Commons

May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

For some building owners, a new measurement standard could mean that their building would shrink...

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Photo: Fleshas via Wikimedia Commons

May 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff
The publication provides guidelines on interface requirements between chilled-water systems and...
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May 23, 2014 | BD+C Editors

The Niobrara Data Center Energy Park project in Colorado will be the first data center to be full...

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Getting to net zero: How do we power an existing building with all renewable ene

Getting to net zero: How do we power an existing building with all renewable energy? Fifty-nine percent comes from energy effici

May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 73-page report breaks down the incremental cost premiums for transforming three LEED Platinum...

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UT Dallas 74,000-sf Student Services Building, the first academic structure in T

UT Dallas 74,000-sf Student Services Building, the first academic structure in Texas to be rated a LEED Platinum facility by the

May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Preliminary DOE analysis shows that the ASHRAE/IES’s 2013 energy efficiency standard contains ene...

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Photo: Christopher Mardorf / FEMA

Photo: Christopher Mardorf / FEMA

May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Federal disaster policy should shift its focus toward mitigation in order to reduce future disast...

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The Keystone XL Pipeline is a proposed 1,179 mile (1,897 km), 36-inch-diameter c

The Keystone XL Pipeline is a proposed 1,179 mile (1,897 km), 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline which begins in Hardisty, Alta

May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The legislation focused on energy efficiency standards such as water heaters with smart meters an...

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Photo: Ben Aveling via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Ben Aveling via Wikimedia Commons

May 19, 2014 | BD+C staff

The improved economy has boosted construction starts, but a shortage of experienced trade workers...

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Photo: New York National Guard via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: New York National Guard via Wikimedia Commons

May 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Massive storm surge barriers would be too costly for the potential benefit to protect New York Ci...

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Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons

May 13, 2014 | AIA

The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, h...

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Photo: Thomas Pintaric via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Thomas Pintaric via Wikimedia Commons

May 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Thanks largely to an ambitious program to boost the use of LED lighting in its buildings, Los Ang...

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Photo: sixninepixels via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

May 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The City of Vancouver’s ban on doorknobs in all new buildings, which went into effect last month,...

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Photo: Matthiasb via Wikimedia Commons

May 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The most resilient cities in the world, including five in the U.S., have attributes that would en...

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May 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Introduced in August 2013, the proposal would lower allowable levels of crystalline silica in all...

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Image: Paul.H via Wikimedia Commons

May 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

California’s recent revisions to Title 24 contain ambitious performance goals: all residential bu...

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Vegetables, hops and herbs will be grown on the outside of the building, then ha

Vegetables, hops and herbs will be grown on the outside of the building, then harvested for the restaurant inside.

May 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

France has presented its design for Expo Milano 2015 in Milan—its representative building will be...

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May 02, 2014 | USGBC

The list of the top 10 countries for LEED reflects the global adaptability of the world’s most wi...

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The GSA Regional Office and Cotton Annex in Southwest Washington, D.C., is being

The GSA Regional Office and Cotton Annex in Southwest Washington, D.C., is being used as trade bait. Photo: GSA

April 30, 2014 | GSA

The GSA has issued an RFQ seeking developers who can provide construction and development service...

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Photo: US Army via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: US Army via Wikimedia Commons

April 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Army would see the sharpest cuts on a percentage basis, with a $578 million, or 52% reduction...

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Illustration: Arup

Illustration: Arup

April 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From vertical farming to glowing trees (yes, glowing trees), Arup engineers imagine the future of...

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The Aon Center in Chicago was first designated a BOMA 360 building in 2010. Phot

The Aon Center in Chicago was first designated a BOMA 360 building in 2010. Photo: Photogal via Wikimedia Commons

April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In the first quarter of 2014, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International c...

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Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons/Flickr

Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons/Flickr

April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that distinct portions of a mixed-used bu...

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Photo: Chmee2 via Wikimedia Commons

April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Olivet Management LLC, a real estate development and management company, faces $2.3 million in pr...

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