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May 14, 2014
People working in buildings certified under LEED’s green building standard appear no more satisfied with their workplace environments than those in conventional buildings, according to new research from the University of California,...
Designed by Boeri Studio and developed by Hines, a vertical forest in Milan will
May 14, 2014
Some 900 trees, 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 floral plants have been planted on the terraces of Bosco Verticale, a new high-rise residential development in Milan.
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May 14, 2014
Construction spending for 2014 should finish 6.6% higher than in 2013, with nonresidential work contributing substantially.
The contractor implemented advanced prefabrication measures on the 360-bed Exemp
May 14, 2014
Value-based cost-benefit analysis of prefab approaches on the firm's 360-bed Exempla Saint Joseph Heritage Project shows significant savings for the Building Team. 
The $1.5 billion project is the initial seed of urban development in the area. I
May 13, 2014
In addition to five major sports venues, the Dalian Sports Center includes a 30-story, 440-room, 5-star Kempinski full-service hotel and conference center and a 40,500-square-meter athletes’ training facility and office building.
A study based on the construction of the Papadakis building at Drexel University
May 13, 2014
GBI’s Green Globes certification process is significantly less expensive to conduct and faster to complete than LEED certification, says Drexel prof.
Photo: NYU campus, courtesy Plaza Construction
May 13, 2014
China State Construction Engineering Corp., China’s largest construction company, has made a significant investment in a U.S. construction firm closing the deal for an undisclosed amount to acquire Plaza Construction.
The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University will begi
May 13, 2014
The facility will have two entrances—one facing the city of Richmond, Va., the other toward VCU's campus—to serve as a connection between "town and gown."
May 13, 2014
 C.W. Driver– a premier builder serving California since 1919 – has promoted Karl Kreutziger to president of Driver SPG, the company’s Anaheim, Calif.-based construction affiliate.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison teamed up with the Morgridge Institute for R
May 13, 2014
After Moody’s and other credit ratings agencies tightened their standards a few years ago, universities had to become much more disciplined about their financing mechanisms.
Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons
May 13, 2014
The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, have issued a joint statement on resilience, pushing design and building solutions for disaster mitigation.
Renderings: courtesy the Department of Canadian Heritage
May 13, 2014
A design team featuring Daniel Libeskind and Gail Dexter-Lord has won a competition with its design for the Canadian National Holocaust Monument in Toronto. The monument is set to open in the autumn of 2015.
The Bardessono resort in Yountville, Calif., tops TripAdvisor's list of highly r
May 12, 2014
The ARIA Sky Suites in Las Vegas and the Lenox Hotel in Boston are among the 10 most popular hotels (according to user reviews) to also achieve Platinum status in TripAdvisor's GreenLeaders program.
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Given the complexities of the building process, it can be difficult for building owners to effectively communicate what they want and need with BIM. The response to the question usually is, “Give me everything.” 
28th Street Apartments, Los Angeles; Koning Eizenberg Architects. Photo: © Eric
May 12, 2014
The winners include two dramatic conversions of historic YMCA buildings into modern, affordable multifamily complexes.