Issue Contents

September 2012

Digital Edition


Visitor’s Center at Colorado dinosaur monument; mixed-use development at Salisbury University; Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, Americus, Ga.; luxury high-rise complex in Connecticut.

Luxury apartments in Irvine, Calif.; new HQ for Kansas Health Foundation; Atlanta data center powers up; Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music.

Our article “BIM finally starting to pay off for AEC firms” (July) and the accompanying Giants 300 rankings of the Top Architecture, Engineering, and Construction firms by BIM revenue drew some skeptical responses from readers. As one commentator...


As PVs grow in popularity, nearly half of all installations require roof rack systems. Our expert tells how to do the job right and protect your client’s roof.

When it comes to selecting fenestration systems—particularly glass facades and door systems—a number of factors come into play, requiring a thorough evaluation of a project’s individual requirements. 

The topic on everyone’s mind was how the Affordable Care Act would impact healthcare design and construction––and whether the law would even make it past the coming election cycle.

In the MasterFormat section 08 30 00, Specialty Doors and Frames, a number of door types are listed for special functions, access locations, sliding and folding hardware, and even pressure-resistant types.

When educators and school administrators describe their vision for new K-12 school buildings as ‘21st-century learning spaces,’ they’re not exaggerating. Many new schools are truly different in concept from their counterparts of only a few years...


BD+C wins two national awards, three regional awards, and a regional Graphical Excellence award.

Driver URBAN specializes in the construction of multi-family apartments, mixed-use developments, affordable housing, student and senior housing, and hospitality projects.

Cohen has more than 20 years of dispute resolution, project advisory, and risk management experience spanning a wide range of domestic and international engineering and construction projects.

Schultz brings over 25 years of proven experience in planning and designing healthcare, medical research, and government medical facilities.

Taylor Young is a full services architectural practice including professional skills in urban planning and design and landscape architecture, based in Manchester, U.K.

Commercial and industrial projects poised to lead building sectors.

Promotions in Thornton Tomasetti office key on industy veterans.

Product Review

The new Madera Youth FloWise flushometer toilet offers specifiers a high-efficiency, 1.28-gpf children’s toilet that meets the 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards for ages 5 to 12, in addition to the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act...

The new 80,000-sf student center at Kishwaukee College, in Malta, Ill., is the first in-field use of the Dow Knight-CI system, a continuous insulation solution developed from a partnership between Dow Building Solutions and Knight Wall Systems....

When Washington University in St. Louis renovated the School of Law’s Anheuser-Busch Hall, it chose not to leave Crowder Courtyard open to the elements.

The Class 4 Hail-Rated Storm Series roofing solution is a weather- and impact-resistant roofing system designed for high performance in hailstorms.

This past summer at its Long Island City museum MoMA PS1 displayed a 56-foot-wide, 45-foot-tall blue starburst-shaped courtyard housing as part of its annual tradition of inviting participants to develop creative designs for a temporary outdoor...

The device is fully ADA-compliant and includes a blow-open feature for smoke ventilation (per NFPA code 92B), permanent hold-open, and an onboard power supply delivering 1.5 amps at 24 volts DC. It includes 12 programmable options to accommodate...