Most Recent Features

Feb 15, 2011
The construction of a new data center becomes a test case for BIM’s ability to enhance project delivery across an entire medical campus.
Feb 15, 2011
Today’s low-flow plumbing fixtures not only conserve water, they also provide convenience and ease of maintenance.
Feb 10, 2011
Sloan Valve Co.’s Flushmate IV 1-gallon pressure-assist system uses air pressure to flush. Rather than pulling waste through the trapway, the system, which works with tank-style high-efficiency toilets, pushes the waste through at...
Feb 10, 2011
Delta offers nine collections with WaterSense-labeled showerheads, which are equipped with droplet-enlarging technology that increases both water and energy savings. An Arzo Collection showerhead is pictured.
Kohler offers urinals with three flush options to fit a variety of applications: standard 1-gallon, pint, or waterless.
Feb 10, 2011
At 0.5 gpm, Moen’s M•Power electronic faucets meet the current standards, and offer features that eliminate waste. Improved electronic sensors reduce reflectivity to stop false sensing, and turn off automatically after 30...
Feb 15, 2011
There’s lots of talk about zero energy as the next big milestone in green building. Realistically, how close are we to this ambitious goal? At this point, the strategies required to get to zero energy are relatively expensive. Only a...
Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Feb 15, 2011
The recession has hurt even the usually vibrant healthcare segment. Nearly three out of four hospital systems have put the brakes on capital projects.  We asked five capital expenditure insiders for their advice on how Building Teams...
Feb 9, 2011
The architecture world is embracing all things green, which requires architects and landscape architects to collaborate more closely—and occasionally even to reverse roles.
Feb 9, 2011
The New York Times' Rob Walker found himself drawn to the little human figures who inhabit the rendered world and decided to investigate where these little citizens come from—and what they’re really up to.
Feb 9, 2011
If the energy people expend when dancing can be used to power cellphones and even nightclubs, why couldn't the excess body heat of thousands of daily commuters be harnessed in a similar way? Turns out it can—and a Swedish real...
Feb 9, 2011
Kenneth D. Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, on the construction outlook for 2011, construction materials prices, and where to find work and funding.
Feb 9, 2011
The first-ever Gen7 green classrooms, installed at Bolsa Knolls Middle School in Salinas, California, have become the nation's first modular classrooms to receive Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Verified recognition...
Feb 8, 2011
This new 470,000-square-foot medical facility is a result of a dual effort to expand an aged, undersized facility and to comply with Senate Bill 1953, which requires hospitals that have Structural Performance Category 1 (SPC-1) buildings (...
Feb 8, 2011
The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only...