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The city of Buffalo hired a team of professionals to execute assessments for mor
Jun 8, 2014
Over the past few years, Buffalo has developed a cutting-edge facility management program to ensure it's utilizing its facilities and operations as efficiently, effectively, and sustainably as possible. 
Jun 6, 2014
AT Design Office has proposed a design for a floating city to offset increasing urban populations in China. To create the new city, a 10-square kilometer island would be made out of prefab blocks. 
Renderings: courtesy Related Companies
Jun 6, 2014
Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group are teaming to develop Fifty Five Hudson Yards, the latest addition to the commercial office tower collection in the 28-acre Hudson Yards development—the largest private real estate development...
The city of Santa Monica, Calif.'s Parking Structure 6 won for Best Design of a
Jun 5, 2014
Winners include garages that are architectural delights, an airport's canopied parking atrium, and an environmentally friendly garage under America's oldest park.
Jun 5, 2014
A team of 20 students from the University of California, Davis were named champions in the 2014 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition. About 600 students from 47 college and university teams participated.
Under the original plan, the complex was scheduled to be finished as early as th
Jun 5, 2014
A massive new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security is more than $1.5 billion over budget, 11 years behind schedule, and may never be completed.
Jun 5, 2014
A study of protected bikes lanes in five U.S. cities shows a 21% to 171% increase in observed ridership within one year of the bike lanes' construction.
Photo: Marckos via Wikimedia Commons
Jun 5, 2014
Farmers Insurance filed nine class action suits against nearly 200 communities in the Chicago area, saying that local governments should have prepared for rising global temperatures that have led to heavier rains and flooding.
An example of emerging "live, work, play" strategy is the development of residen
Jun 4, 2014
In urban and even suburban markets, real estate is about the "live, work, play," with close proximity to mass transit and other amenities, like retail stores. Healthcare organizations are following suit.
Waterfront view including the competition site from the Market Square, looking s
Jun 4, 2014
This is the first time the Guggenheim Foundation has sought a design through an open competition. Anonymous submissions for stage one of the competition are due September 10, 2014.
Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons
Jun 4, 2014
This year's unusually difficult winter took its toll on construction activity. Nonetheless, first quarter spending for all the major groups was up compared to the same period in 2013.
Dave Boswell, President and CEO of Hughes Associates, Inc., and Martin Reiss, CE
Jun 4, 2014
The transaction creates one of the largest providers of lifecycle building consultancy services that will include, risk analysis, system design, commissioning, research, testing and project management solutions that encompass fire...
The Big U is one of six resiliency proposals moving forward. Renderings courtesy
Jun 5, 2014
The Obama Administration has pledged $1 billion in federal funding to protect the New York City region from flooding like the area experienced from Superstorm Sandy.
View of Berkeley and Bay from Claremont Canyon. Photo: Urban via Wikimedia Commo
Jun 5, 2014
Volunteers in Berkeley, Calif., are collecting signatures for the “Green Downtown & Public Commons Initiative,” a controversial measure that critics charge would halt some development in the city.
New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park by MIT CAU + ZUS + URBANISTEN.
Jun 4, 2014
Plans from Rem Koolhaas and Bjarke Ingels are among the six winning proposals in HUD's Rebuild by Design competition. All six projects will receive funding from the agency, totalling $920 million.