Most Recent Features

Jan 7, 2011
By using BIM for the design of its new San Clemente, Calif., store, big-box retailer Target has been able to model the entire structural steel package, including joists, in 3D, chopping the timeline for shop drawings from as much as 10...
May 16, 2011
A roofing survey emailed to a representative sample of BD+C’s subscriber list revealed such key findings as: Respondents named metal (56%) and EPDM (50%) as the roofing systems they (or their firms) employed most in projects. Also,...
Jan 26, 2011
Total U.S. construction spending will increase 5.1% in 2011. The gain from the end of 2010 to the end of 2011 will be 10%. The biggest annual gain in 2011 will be 10% for new residential construction, far above the 2-3% gains in all other...
Jan 7, 2011
Mixed-use development has been one of the few bright spots in real estate in the last few years. Successful mixed-use projects are almost always located in dense urban or suburban areas, usually close to public transportation. It’s a...
Rheizink
Jan 4, 2011
Zinc panels provide natural-looking, durable cladding for an administrative building and toll canopies at the newly expanded Queenstown Plaza U.S.-Canada border crossing at the Niagara Gorge. Toronto’s Moriyama & Teshima...
Jan 4, 2011
One of the most famous office buildings in the world—and the official the residence of the President of the United States—is now worth only $251.6 million. At the top of the housing boom, the 132-room complex was valued at $331...
Hotel du Grand Controle
Jan 4, 2011
Want to spend the night at the Palace of Versailles? The Hotel du Grand Controle, a 1680s mansion built on palace grounds for the king's treasurer and vacant since the French Revolution, will soon be turned into a luxury hotel....
Giants 300
Jan 4, 2011
BD+C’s annual “Giants 300” ranks the top AEC firms in commercial construction, by revenue. See which firms took the top spots in our university design and construction rankings.
Dec 29, 2010
As scientific breakthroughs, technology, and new research models continue to surge forward, today’s laboratory Building Teams are scampering to keep up. From new layouts to accommodate translational health science and the stringent...