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Historic church will be part of new condo building in D.C.

In Washington D.C., a new condo building is slated to go up alongside a historic church—and incorporate the church into its design.

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Sorg Architects released a plan to incorporate a historic church into a new condo project

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Sorg Architects unveiled a design scheme for 40 condos in a six-story building, which will wrap around an existing historic church, and will itself contain four residential units. 

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Fri, 2014-01-31 12:10
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Sorg Architects unveiled a design scheme for 40 condos in a six-story building, which will wrap around an existing historic church, and will itself contain four residential units. 

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What's in store for healthcare capital markets in 2014?

Though news reports and predictions painted a gloomy picture, the U.S. economy actually ended 2013 with a record setting year on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 26.5%, its best return since 1995, and the S&P up nearly 30%, shattering previous records.

(See past articles from CBRE Healthcare)

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Despite the shake up stemming from the Affordable Care Act, 2014 will be an active year in healthcare capital markets, according to real estate experts from CBRE Healthcare.

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Despite the shake up stemming from the Affordable Care Act, 2014 will be an active year in healthcare capital markets, according to real estate experts from CBRE Healthcare.

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Thu, 2014-01-30 09:24
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Despite the shake up stemming from the Affordable Care Act, 2014 will be an active year in healthcare capital markets, according to real estate experts from CBRE Healthcare.

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See how architects at NBBJ are using computational design to calculate the best views on projects [video]

In an ideal world, every office employee would have a beautiful view from his or her desk. 

While no one can make that happen in real life, computational design can help architects maximize views from every angle, as shown in this video from NBBJ (via Gizmodo).

Design computation allows every position inside a building to be examined and show what exterior views a person in that spot would see.

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A video from NBBJ shows just how clever coding can lead to better design

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In an ideal world, every office employee would have a beautiful view from his or her desk. While no one can make that happen in real life, computational design can help architects maximize views from every angle.

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Thu, 2014-01-30 14:36
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Andrew Heumann, a Computational Design Specialist at NBBJ, illustrates how an architect might use computational design.
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In an ideal world, every office employee would have a beautiful view from his or her desk. While no one can make that happen in real life, computational design can help architects maximize views from every angle.

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Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing releases solar panel racking criteria for asphalt shingle roof systems

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing’s PV Taskforce is releasing the first public draft of PV Racking and Attachment Criteria for Effective Asphalt Shingle Roof System Integration for an initial round of public comment.

The document is intended to enhance collaboration between key stakeholders from the solar and roofing industries and accelerate the deployment of rooftop integrated solar.

Members of the solar industry and other interested parties are encouraged to submit comments and engage the task force in future stakeholder discussions.

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The first public draft of PV Racking and Attachment Criteria for Effective Asphalt Shingle Roof System Integration is open for an initial round of public comment. 

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The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing’s PV Taskforce is releasing the first public draft of PV Racking and Attachment Criteria for Effective Asphalt Shingle Roof System Integration for an initial round of public comment.

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Fri, 2014-01-31 11:21
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The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing’s PV Taskforce is releasing the first public draft of PV Racking and Attachment Criteria for Effective Asphalt Shingle Roof System Integration for an initial round of public comment.

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LEGO, Google partner to develop 3D modeling tool for LEGO structures

If you're a LEGO fanatic like we are, you're going to love what the software engineers at Google and LEGO have developed: a 3D modeling tool that uses LEGO's iconic pieces as the building blocks.

The developers call it "the largest LEGO set the world has ever seen." 

The free application, called Build, allows Chrome browser users to create virtual 3D structures using any shape and color in the LEGO catalog. Users can build LEGO structures on any plot in the world, using a PC or mobile device. 

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The free tool allows Chrome users to create virtual 3D structures using any shape and color in the LEGO catalog. 

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The free tool, called Build, allows Chrome users to create virtual 3D structures using any shape and color in the LEGO catalog. 

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Fri, 2014-01-31 14:23
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The free tool, called Build, allows Chrome users to create virtual 3D structures using any shape and color in the LEGO catalog. 

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Trump Hotel Collections announces luxury hotel for Rio de Janeiro

Trump Hotel Collection announces the development of Trump Hotel Rio de Janeiro to be located in the posh Jardim Oceanico sub-district of the famous Barra da Tijuca borough and facing one of Rio’s most magnificent beaches.

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Trump Hotel Collection and LSH Barra S.A. have partnered with the world’s premier design firms to create Trump Rio

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The 13-story, 171-guestroom Trump Rio will be Trump Hotel Collection’s first property in South America and the only luxury hotel in the neighborhood when it opens in 2016.

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Fri, 2014-01-31 02:45
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The Trump Rio will be Trump Hotel Collection’s first property in South America and the only luxury hotel in the neighborhood when it opens in 2016.

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Gehry wins bid to design Berlin's tallest tower [slideshow]

Hines, the international real estate firm, announced that Gehry Partners has won an architectural competition for a new 300-unit residential tower in Berlin, Germany. 

The development, which is owned by Hines, will be located at the D4 construction site between Hackescher Markt, Friedrichshain, and Berlin-Mitte, adjacent to Hines’ recently developed Die Mitte retail building. 

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The architect's "rotating cubes" scheme for the 300-unit residential tower beat out design submissions by eight other prominent firms, including Adjaye Associates and David Chipperfield Architects.

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The architect's "rotating cubes" scheme for the 300-unit residential tower beat out design submissions by eight other prominent firms, including Adjaye Associates and David Chipperfield Architects.

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Mon, 2014-02-03 11:36
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The architect's "rotating cubes" scheme for the 300-unit residential tower beat out design submissions by eight other prominent firms, including Adjaye Associates and David Chipperfield Architects.

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Must see: Student housing complex made with recycled shipping containers

In less than four hours, a construction team managed to build a two-story house out of six 45-foot-long shipping containers. 

The building, located in New Haven, Conn., was designed by Christian Salvati and Edsel Ramirez of Marengo Structures. The apartments cost $360,000 to build, and Salvati purchased the lot for $22,500 from Hill Development Corporation.

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Architect Christian Salvati lives in one of the apartments of his new project in New Haven, Conn.

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Architect Christian Salvati's new structure is just the first step in bringing shipping container construction to New Haven, Conn.

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Tue, 2014-02-04 12:00
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Architect Christian Salvati's new structure is just the first step in bringing shipping container construction to New Haven, Conn.

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7 towers that define the 'skinny skyscraper' boom [slideshow]

Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requirements, has opened the door for the so-called "superslim skyscraper."  

From New York to Melbourne to Vancouver, developers are planning high-rise structures on postage-stamp-sized parcels (OK, not that small, but we're talking lots as narrow as 22 feet) in dense urban locations. 

Developers love the building type because they can finally take advantage of land that was previously unusable for large multifamily and mixed-use structures.

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New York and Melbourne are leading the charge with six super-slender towers in the works. 

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Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requirements, has opened the door for the so-called "superslim skyscraper."  

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Wed, 2014-02-05 12:22
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Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and James KM Cheng Architects, the 49-story Beach & Howe Tower in Vancouver features a twisting, slimming design that accommodates an oddly shaped parcel adjacent to the Granville bridge.
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Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requirements, has opened the door for the so-called "superslim skyscraper."  

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BD+C's Robert Cassidy honored with G.D. Crain, Jr. Award for excellence in business journalism

American Business Media has officially announced Robert Cassidy, editorial director of Scranton Gillette Communications’ Building Design + Construction magazine, as the winner of the 46th annual G.D. Crain, Jr. Award.

The award, which is given annually to a business media editor with a proven career record of product quality and high journalistic standards, will be presented at the 60th annual Jesse H. Neal Awards ceremony on March 14, 2014.

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The award is given annually to a business media editor with a proven career record of product quality and high journalistic standards.

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The award is given annually to a business media editor with a proven career record of product quality and high journalistic standards.

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Wed, 2014-02-05 14:19
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The award is given annually to a business media editor with a proven career record of product quality and high journalistic standards.

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