Most Recent Features

Jan 29, 2010
Power consumption for data centers doubled from 2000 and 2006, and it is anticipated to double again by 2011, making these mission-critical facilities the nation’s largest commercial user of electric power. Major technology companies...
Nov 29, 2010
Hard hit by the economy, new construction in the K-12 sector has slowed considerably over the past year. Yet innovation has continued, along with renovations and expansions. Today, Building Teams are showing a keener focus on sustainable...
Nov 29, 2010
Motivated by the prospect of increased property values, reduced utility bills, and an interest in jumping on the sustainability bandwagon, a noted upturn in green building upgrades is helping designers and real estate developers stay busy...
Nov 23, 2010
NanaGlass SL25 is a frameless opening glass wall system for balconies, patios, and decks in multifamily buildings. The glazed window panels, which come in several finishes, help improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. They...
Nov 23, 2010
The 270-room Park Hotel Hyderabad in Hyderabad, India, was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill to combine inspirations from the region’s jewelry-making traditions with sustainable elements. Perforated embossed metal screens on...
George W. Bush Presidential Center
Nov 23, 2010
The George W. Bush Presidential Center, which will house the former president’s library and museum, plus the Bush Institute, is aiming for LEED Platinum. The 226,565-sf center, located at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, was...
Nov 16, 2010
The Willow School in Gladstone, N.J., reached its LEED Platinum goal with the help of a Follansbee TCS II roof. The roof on the new 13,000-sf building, known as “the barn,” is made with architectural stainless steel and coated...
Nov 16, 2010
MGM Resorts officials want to demolish the unopened 27-story Harmon Hotel—one of the main components of its brand new $8.5 billion CityCenter development in Las Vegas. In 2008, inspectors found structural work on the Harmon didn...
Nov 16, 2010
The National Mall—known as America’s front yard—is being targeted for a massive rehab and restoration that could cost as much as $700 million (it’s estimated that the Mall has $400 million in deferred maintenance...
Nov 9, 2010
The College Sustainability Report Card 2011 evaluated colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada with the 300 largest endowments—plus 22 others that asked to be included in the GreenReportCard.org study—on nine categories, including...
Nov 9, 2010
BD+C has reported on how 3D printers are attracting the attention of AEC firms. Now you can see how other creative types are utilizing this fascinating printing technology. Among the printed items: King Tut’s remains, designer shoes...
Nov 9, 2010
How do you design a library when print books are no longer its core business? Turn them into massive study halls. That’s what designers did at the University of Amsterdam, where they transformed the existing 27,000-sf library into a study...
Nov 16, 2010
Gary Heasley, president of New Millennium Building Systems, Fort Wayne, Ind., and EVP of its parent company, Steel Dynamics, Inc., tells BD+C’s Robert Cassidy about the Steel Joist Manufacturer’s westward expansion, its push to...
Nov 3, 2010
The Willow School in Gladstone, N.J., reached its LEED Platinum goal with the help of a Follansbee TCS II roof. The new 13,000-sf building, known as “the barn,” is part of the school’s second phase.
Nov 3, 2010
For 20 on Hawthorne, a Gerding Edlen Development in Portland, Ore., designer GBD Architects used a CarMatrix system from Harding Steel. The system accommodates 29 cars in a space that would normally fit only 10.