Issue Contents

May 2012

Digital Edition


Focus on ‘the 99% solution’ to save energy, save existing buildings


Judges for the Building Design+Construction's 2012 Building Team Awards discuss why they recognized particular entries.

How a Building Team created a high-tech rehabilitation center for wounded veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A new military hospital invokes evidence-based design to create a LEED-certified facility for the nation’s soldiers and their families.

This fully integrated Building Team opted for a multi-prime contracting strategy to keep construction going on Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, despite the economic meltdown.

The new stadium for the College World Series in Omaha combines big-league amenities within a traditional minor league atmosphere.

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Our series on college buildings continues with a look at new classroom designs, flexible space, collaboration areas, and the evolving role of the university library.

This 65-person design firm has served Salt Lake City and the state of Utah for the better part of 90 years.

Lessons for the AEC industry.

Children’s hospital in Baltimore; shopping center development outside Chicago; Cornell College of Human Ecology’s new sustainable building.

Renovation planned for Minnesota mall; UMass Dartmouth bioprocessing lab; mixed-use project in Broward County, Fla.; luxury development in Jordan.

Curbless daylighting system minimizes leaks; stable hardwood flooring; and ceiling fan produces silent airflow.


When I first arrived in the Quad Cities (Ill.) 20 years ago, I didn’t know anyone, and asked which organization I should join to meet construction colleagues. The answer was CSI.

Being an MEP engineer made it virtually impossible to provide engineering specifications in a reasonable fashion using CSI material.


The global practice, with offices in Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and Shanghai, specializes in retail, residential and mixed-use developments.

Merger will help company expand business in Asia.

Judges scored building entries on a number of criteria including architectural excellence, technical innovation, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete, while marketing pieces were judged on strategy, implementation...

Drake’s more than 30 years of diversified design and project delivery experience spans a broad range of complex building types.

Given the rapid transformations occurring in the federal construction sector, FMI examines the key forces accelerating these changes, as well as their effect on the industry.

Recently named to Building Design+Construction’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2012.

Meeks will provide expertise for the company in its many diverse areas of construction projects including health care, senior living, education and retail.

Lafarge CEO John Stull says the factors in their decision were location in the Midwest and area transportation.

The Martin A. Davis Industry Leadership Award is presented annually to an individual, selected by his or her peers, who has exemplified outstanding service and made significant contributions to the roof coatings industry.

Total number of major global green buildings now stands at 12,000.

The AIA reported the March ABI score was 50.4, following a mark of 51.0 in February; greatest demand is for commercial building projects.

The guide profiles 322 institutions of higher education in the U.S. and Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

Tripp joined Shawmut in 1998 and previously held the positions of assistant superintendent, superintendent, and national construction manager.

During his more than 13 years with Bayshore, Saunders has provided products for Victory Bridge in New Jersey, Route 52 Causeway in Ocean City, N.J., and for numerous piers at Naval Station Norfolk and the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. 

Smith Carter has a workforce of some 190 employees and designs complex buildings in challenging environments.

The acquisition will expand SSOE’s Southeastern U.S. presence, broaden CRS’s reach to international markets, and provide both firms’ clients access to enhanced services and resources.

The system combines the use of sensors, novel construction materials, and utility control software in an effort to create technology capable of reducing a building’s carbon footprint.

The living lab—the only one of its kind in Texas—is designed to test various technologies and systems in order to achieve a net-zero consumption of energy.

Product Review

ThyssenKrupp Elevator contributed one synergy 300 S seven-stop elevator to the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) Building Technology Showcase, a first-of-its-kind research and demonstration building for sustainable...

Rogers Centre, home to the MLB Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, wanted to gain control of its lighting energy use.

The Denver Zoo’s new Toyota Elephant Passage project, which will use renewable energy, recycled water, natural daylight, and other green design and construction practices, has used Greengrade’s LEED Management Software during its certification...

The Human Resource Development Center of the Seoul City government in South Korea uses Dye Solar Cell (DSC) stained glass windows to generate clean, renewable electricity from sunlight.

When the design team DLR Group, Minneapolis, was ready to recommend wall panels for an Edison charter school in chilly Duluth, Minn., it wanted something that could be easily applied to a steel frame and that mimicked the colors and textures...