Issue Contents

January 2013


May your prospects be bright!


Designing and installing decorative concrete is a lot more difficult that you might think. A veteran of many such installations offers a handful of tips to help you plan your next decorative concrete project.

The ranks of those age 65 and older are swelling by the thousands every day. Is there an opportunity for your firm in the seniors housing market?

A bold renovation enables a small church to expand its mission on a grand scale.

New high school football stadium touches down at Texas school district; botanical gardens visitors center achieves net-zero energy status; and child care center rebuilds after Hurricane Katrina damage.

Fort Lauderdale performing arts center to experience upgrade and expansion; new office building in Virginia to house behavioral health services; and University of Pittsburgh planning biomed research center in Italy.

This course, worth 1.0 AIA HSW learning unit, provides expert advice on how to make a roof last as long as possible, and how to properly retrofit or reroof when the roof has run its course.

A compendium of BD+Cs top building information modeling and virtual design + construction articles from 2011-12.


The construction sector in the nine states with 50% of construction employment was up 169,000 jobs from February to September 2012, following a lost of 137,000 jobs from September 2011 to January 2012.

The District of Columbia has released a revised set of building codes to make it a leader in green construction.

Total global investment in data centers is expected to slow down somewhat this year but still increase at a respectable 14.3%, according to DCD Intelligence.

Steve Giordano named executive in charge of new office.

New York City lags behind other large cities in recycling with only 15% of residential trash being recycled. A new bill passed by the City Council aims to improve the rate by changing how new apartment buildings are constructed.

Colleges and universities are building state-of-the-art student unions, dining halls, and other non-academic buildings to enrich the campus experience, boost enrollment, and stay competitive.

Soto will oversee design efforts, bringing a high level of quality and problem solving capabilities through active engagement with clients and studios firm wide.

Product Review

At California State University, Fullerton, the athletic department was looking for customized lockers to accommodate taller athletes participating in basketball and volleyball programs.

At department store chain Dillard’s distribution center in Fort Worth, Texas, maintenance manager Roger Tudor was looking for a way to keep interior temperatures down, especially in the summer.

ThinkGlass glass staircases are designed and produced using a process that eliminates lamination lines, allowing for glass treads with polished edges and seamless construction.

The Regard collection from Nurture by Steelcase brings technology into healthcare waiting rooms and common areas.

Built in 1907, the Muscatine County Courthouse in Iowa recently underwent a series of renovations and upgrades, becoming one of only a handful of courthouses in the U.S. to earn Energy Star certification.

The Dennis (Mass.) Union Church had been serving that Cape Cod community for nearly 200 years when a building committee came together to decide on how best to treat the church’s aging exterior while preserving its historical elements.

Flight For Life is a regional air transport medical service, owned by the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, with a new 22,720-sf headquarters at the Waukesha County (Wis.) Airport.

Chicago Metallic’s linear metal ceiling systems allow Building Teams to carry their intended designs from the interior to the exterior, while offering a variety of performance options to meet building codes and client needs.

One of the largest solar electric power-generation systems in New York State is located in Yonkers on the roof of i.Park Hudson, a technology, office, and industrial complex owned by real estate development and investment firm National Resources...

The Prairie Hills Junior High School in Markham, Ill., is a brand new 200,000-sf school designed to accommodate more than a thousand students in the district.

The original cladding for the nine-story Silver Creek Resort’s location in Snowshoe, W. Va., was not proving well in holding up against the region’s snow and other wet weather conditions.

The new U.S. Departures Terminal at Edmonton (Alb.) International Airport features 118,400 sf of retail and restaurant space that offers an outdoor-like urban dining environment to travelers.