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Rendering: courtesy Panoramic Interests
September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Micro-apartments are gaining acceptance in nearby Boston and in places such as San Francisco and...

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OnaltiDokuz, Istanbul, Sultan Ahmed Mosque
August 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Citing negative effects to a world heritage site, the Turkish central government has ruled that t...

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August 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Driven by New Urbanism, more than two dozen communities in the U.S. have loosened zoning restrict...

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Rendering: Epstein
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Illinois Medical District Commission approved a 1.16 million-sf, $300 million mixed-use proje...

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August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A bill intended to encourage the federal government to use two-phase design/build project deliver...

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The issue came to the fore during a discussion of preliminary plans for the plan
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Loudoun County, Va., supervisors may do away with a county policy that requires LEED Silver certi...

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Map: USGS
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

California reinstituted an ambitious plan to study dangerous earthquake faults and create zoning...

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In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule
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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August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A long-delayed $1.5 billion mixed-use development in Miami moved ahead after city planners approv...

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August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The City Council of Cambridge, Mass., approved the Building Energy Usage and Disclosure Ordinance...

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August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The LEED Dynamic Plaque could aid certified buildings in maintaining performance with up-to-date...

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August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Gypsum Association released updates to both GA-221 Repair of Joint Ridging and GA-222 Repairi...

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Illustration: USGS
July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Geological Service recently released an update of U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps that...

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Plans call for restaurants, apartments, offices, a hotel, a cinema and a theater
July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Santa Clara (Calif.) City Council approved the next steps for a massive development project n...

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Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and US Courthouse, Grand Junction, Colo.  Pho
July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The General Services Administration’s Net-Zero Energy Task Group is working on a draft letter wit...

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July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

An agreement for a land transfer from the City of Detroit to Ilitch Holdings Inc., that enabled c...

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Photo: Adam Dubrowa / FEMA  via Wikimedia Commons
July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

An analysis of tidal levels and flood data by the news organization Reuters concludes that floodi...

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The decision held that even though, on most projects, the developer has the final say on design c...

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comment on its proposal to eliminat...

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Photo: Antandrus via Wikipedia
July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A persistent drought in Southern California could lead to a water fee for new construction projec...

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The latest data on construction site fatalities for 2012 shows a rise in the death rate to 9.9 pe...

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Renderings: Zaha Hadid Architects
July 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After being criticized for the cost and size of her stadium design for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo...

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NOAA News Photo
July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Scott City School District in Missouri recently broke ground on an 8,990-sf performing arts theat...

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Photo: Whole Building Design Guide
July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The National Performance Based Design Guide, based on research and development supported...

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Photo: Dept. of Labor
July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Department of Labor and MDG Design & Construction LLC have reached a settlement over...

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La Entrada master-planned community in Coachella. Renderings: KTGY
July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Plans for a new section of the proposed $1 billion La Entrada master-planned community in Coachel...

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July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Ohio became the nation’s first state to roll back renewable energy standards after the state Hous...

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July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New research from a George Washington University research group and LOCUS, a coalition of real es...

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June 30, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

New research findings indicate that for the first time more than half of projects above $10 milli...

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June 26, 2014 | AIA

The Studio is the first to be launched as part of the AIA Foundation’s National Resilience Progra...

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