Issue Contents

March 2012

Digital Edition

Feature

The healthcare design and construction picture has been muddied by uncertainty over the new healthcare law. Hospital systems are in a bind, not knowing what levels of reimbursement to expect. Building Teams serving this sector will have to work...

Lighting experts offer Building Team members critical information to consider before upgrading lighting systems to LEDs.

Earn 1.0 AIA/CES learning units by studying this article and successfully completing the online exam.

66 skyscrapers to built in China over six years; 1,000 questions in the Modern Architecture game; 21,000 new jobs. 

Our expert tells how to organize construction progress photos so you don’t lose track of all the valuable information they contain.

California apartment project brings together young and old; DOD’s largest inpatient hospital completed; and the nation’s first LEED Silver sorority house.

Pennsylvania hospital to provide quieter patient quarters; Abu Dhabi airport terminal positions city for tourism spike; and supportive housing developments blossoming in New York boroughs. 

The reconstruction of a near-century-old derelict public works facility in Minneapolis earns LEED Platinum—and the hearts and minds of the neighboring community.

Letter

“New Developments in Concrete Construction” (January 2012) captures the excitement of recent advances in concrete construction. I wish to clarify...

News

Morrissey Goodale tracked 171 domestic M&A deals, representing a 12.5% increase over 2010 and a return to levels not seen since 2007.

AIA Contract Documents are widely-used standard form contracts among the building industry to support construction and design projects.

This third draft of LEED has been refined to address technical stringency and rigor, measurement and performance tools, and an enhanced user experience.

The study includes insight and perspective regarding current investment plans of stakeholders, potential challenges to the data center boom, data center efficiency levels, the impact of new designs and technologies, and delivery methods. 

The 50% AEDG series provides a practical approach for designers and builders of retail stores, and other major commercial building types, to achieve 50% energy savings compared to the building energy code used in many parts of the nation. ...

Portfolio includes curtain wall systems, windows, entrances and framing systems.

McDonald's restaurant recognized for significant energy savings.

USGBC releases list of top U.S. states for LEED-certified projects in 2011.

International expertise leveraged as global industry resource.

Expansion caps year of growth for Shawmut.

This expansion establishes a physical presence that builds on a portfolio of work for institutional clients on the West Coast, dating to the development of the original Stanford University campus in 1891

In Bradley’s new position, he will manage field operations for all Skanska Civil projects in the southeast.

The firm, which now has 25 offices internationally, opened the new office to better serve current and potential clients in the western Central region and Mountain States.

Product Review

The architecture team from Jospeh Bellomo Architects was able to use the concrete as a design element, eliminating water seepage, efflorescence, and rebar corrosion thanks to a 70% slag concrete mix used for the 3,600 cubic yards required for the...

Highly resistant to soiling and tough stains, such as mustard, ink, and iodine, the wall cover can be cleaned using bleach or rubbing alcohol, appropriate for spaces with demanding sanitation needs.

Each structure is oriented to allow front-unit access to the single parking space, while the rear unit has a private yard. CalStar bricks and pavers helped the project meet sustainability goals.

The lab exhaust system is compliant with the IMC and UMC codes and approved by three UC campuses: Berkeley, San Francisco, and Irvine. Pacific Firespray applied the coating for 5,000 sf of fire-rated ductwork.

Luminaires are compact, solid-state strips that deliver long maintenance-free performance in a wide range of retrofit and new construction applications. With the lights in place, the center will not need to replace ballasts for another decade.

Combining modular wall systems with an integrated application of sound-absorbing finishes and background sound masking resulted in an adaptable environment that met the client’s design goals.