Most Recent Features

Dec 21, 2010
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 healthcare design and construction rankings.
Carmody Groarke
Dec 21, 2010
London designer Carmody Groarke borrowed materials—scaffolding, wooden planks, construction lamps, and translucent polyethylene—from one of London’s Olympic construction sites to build a pop up restaurant atop a parking...
Dec 21, 2010
Do green buildings command premium rents? Do they lease up faster than “conventional” buildings? Are they more valuable than other real estate investments? What is the market potential for green buildings in the future? These...
Dec 21, 2010
Our seventh White Paper on Green Buildings focuses on the role of water in sustainable design and construction. The editors conclude with a set of 21 detailed recommendations--an Action Plan--for the consideration of the Building Teams,...
Dec 21, 2010
This White Paper reports the results of 12 exclusive research studies of building owners, facility directors, end users, and AEC professionals in key sectors of the U.S.
Dec 20, 2010
Building Design+Construction's award-winning series of White Papers on Sustainability and Green Buildings. Topics include: green buildings and climate change; making the business case for sustainable design and construction; research...
Dec 20, 2010
Building Design+Construction magazine's award-winning series of White Papers on Sustainability and Green Buildings. Topics include: green buildings and climate change; making the business case for sustainable design and construction;...
Dec 21, 2010
Adrian D. Smith, FAIA, RIBA, is co-founder (with Gordon Gill) of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago. Previously, he was a design partner in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (1980-2003) and a consulting...
DuPont
Dec 20, 2010
As part of an effort to revitalize a neighborhood in Bordeaux, France, that was bombed during World War II, local design firm Architecture King Kong used DuPont exterior cladding to give the Seeko’o Hotel an austere look devoid of...
Dec 20, 2010
The Jubilee Park Resource and Communities Centers wanted its building to blend old and new architecture styles to visually unify its Dallas neighborhood. Brent A. Brown Architects opted for Accoya Wood for its durability and sustainability.
Dec 20, 2010
New aLuminate light shelves help buildings earn LEED points by increasing the effect of natural light and decreasing the need for artificial lighting. The shelf uses a wave pattern reflector to diffuse sunlight and project it throughout a...
Armstrong flooring
Dec 20, 2010
Enterprise Middle School in Compton, Calif., was in such a state of disrepair that NBC selected it for a makeover on the show “School Pride.” The renovation included Armstrong’s Migrations BioBased Tile, made with...
Firestone Building Products
Dec 20, 2010
The SkyScape vegetated roof system consists of double interlocking trays in modular or multi-layer options. Each system features a protective root barrier, drainage and filtrations layers, growing media, and plants. Irrigation systems can...
Sage Electrochromics Inc.
Dec 20, 2010
As part of its quest for a LEED Silver rating for its Community and Student Services Center, Chabot College in Hayward, Calif., aimed for a 42% reduction in energy use. The school opted for SageGlass windows, which tint electronically to...