Issue Contents

December 2011

Digital Edition


606: Height in meters of the planned $773 million Wuhan Greenland Centre, in China, being developed by Greenland Group, Shanghai.

Thanks to the severe downturn in the U.S. residential and commercial construction market, some U.S. cities find themselves stuck with abandoned properties and excess vacant space, much of it in the wrong location. Now they're trying to turn these...


The editors of Building Design+Construction present 10 “Great Solutions” that highlight innovative technology and products that can be used to address some of the many problems Building Teams face in their day-to-day work. Readers are encouraged...

Taking sustainable practices to heart.

Developing talent on a global scale.

Fostering a tradition of collaboration.

Serving Utah for nearly eight decades.

Expertise-Driven Design: At EYP Architecture & Engineering, growing the business goes hand in hand with growing the firm’s people.

Two innovations—program manager Gafcon’s SharePoint360 project management platform and a new BIM “wall creator” add-on developed by ClarkDietrich Building Systems for use with the Revit BIM platform and construction consultant—show how...

Senior living tower in Milwaukee combines lakefront luxury, urban flare; Okanagan College hosts largest PV array in western Canada; West Chelsea art gallery exposes the old to create the new; Green-minded restaurant opens in Chicago’s Wicker Park...

Orange County children’s hospital raising new state-of-the-art patient tower; Washington-based active-wear company plans sustainable global headquarters; Boise, Idaho, to welcome its first Whole Foods Market; Cornell plans net-zero energy...

Rainscreen system installed at the west building expansion of the University of Arizona’s Meinel Optical Sciences Center in Tucson, with its folded glass wall and copper-paneled, breathable cladding over precast concrete.

Operable glass balcony glazing systems provide solution to increase usable space in residential and commercial structures. 


To populate this database with both stalled projects and investors interested in financing them, the AIA in the last week initiated a communications campaign to solicit information about stalled projects around the country from its members and...

The two-day Under 40 Leadership Summit continued with a Leadership Style interactive presentation; Great Solutions presentations from Under 40 attendees; the Owner’s Perspective panel discussion; and the Blue Ocean Strategy presentation.

ICC-ES currently references CSI's MasterFormat and other formats in all of its evaluation reports. The MOU will add GreenFormat references.

The report examines the two primary types of ownership models used to obtain PV installations for school administrators to use in selecting the best option for deploying solar technologies in their districts.

On the brighter side, nearly half of respondents (49.7%) said their firms were in at least “good” financial health, and four-fifths (80.2%) said their companies would at least hold steady in revenue in 2012.

Phoenix public school receives the generous gift of a state-of-the-art building for student and community use.

A socio-architectural project to create regional food-gathering nodes and a logistics network in Canada's high arctic territory won the top prize for North America of $100,000.

The project team members include owner Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York; design architect and interior designer of the restaurant, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York; executive architect, FXFOWLE, New York; and architect and...

Program leads the industry in recovering and recycling roofing membrane into new roofing products.

Nine awards were handed out acknowledging the most unique and creative gingerbread structures completed.