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Dec 27, 2014
The open work environment has allowed owners to house more employees in smaller spaces, minimizing the required real estate and capital costs. But, what about all of their wireless devices? 
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Dec 27, 2014
When Plaza Construction first introduced the concept of "core first" in managing the construction of a major office building, the procedure of pouring concrete prior to erecting a steel frame had never been done in New York City.
Gilbane invested $60,000 to acquire its first 3D laser scanner, the FARO Focus 3
Dec 23, 2014
From energy modeling on the fly to prefabrication of building systems, these advancements are potential game changers for AEC firms that are serious about building information modeling. 
Sarika Bajoria, Founding Principal, Architect, Per-forma Studio, NYC
Dec 23, 2014
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Commercial and residential construction can be as different as night and day. But as one who covered the housing industry for nearly a decade, I firmly believe AEC firms can learn some valuable lessons from the trials and tribulations that...
Designed by Grimshaw Architects, the 250,000-sf museum will serve as an economic engine and cultural anchor for Miami’s fast-growing urban core. 
Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects
Dec 22, 2014
The first U.S. real-estate investment by The Wanda Group, owned by China’s richest man, will be an 88-story, 1,148-ft-tall mixed-use tower designed by Jeanne Gang.
Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
Dec 19, 2014
Zaha Hadid Architects released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental management company Bee’ah, revealing a structure that references the shape and motion of a sand dune.
Dec 19, 2014
The first Chicago Architecture Biennial will take place from October 2015-January 2016, with a theme of "The State of the Art of Architecture."
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Dec 8, 2014
Containing more than 180,000 LEGO bricks in 11 colors and 120 different shapes, the model measures eight by four feet and is made entirely of standard LEGO parts. 
Dec 18, 2014
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat cherrypicked the top moments from 2014, including a record concrete pour, a cautionary note about high-rise development, and two men's daring feat.
Dec 18, 2014
The new collaboration recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management to the built environment.
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Dec 22, 2014
Federal contractors may be subject to several new rules in 2015 that impact how they are selected for contracts and how they do business with the federal government.
The app called Permit Finder could free city employees from having to respond to
Dec 22, 2014
The app called Permit Finder could free city employees from having to respond to the 30 to 40 permit status-related calls they receive each week.