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White roofs outperform green roofs in reducing heat-island effect, says Lawrence Berkeley Lab

White roofs can be more effective at reducing the urban heat-island effect than darker roofs and roofs covered with plants, according to a report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. White roofs also cost less.

The report, Economic Comparison of White, Green, and Black Flat Roofs In the United States,says that white roofs are three times more effective than green roofs at “cooling the globe.” Researchers analyzed 22 commercial flat roof projects in the U.S. and performed a 50-year life cycle cost analysis.

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A new report from LBNL says that white roofs are three times more effective than green roofs at “cooling the globe.”

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A new report from LBNL says that white roofs are three times more effective than green roofs at “cooling the globe.”

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Fri, 2014-04-04 14:47
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A new report from LBNL says that white roofs are three times more effective than green roofs at “cooling the globe.”

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Steel decks: 11 tips for their proper use

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Advice from industry experts on how steel decks can enhance your next project. 

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Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Construction consulted with technical experts from the Steel Deck Institute and the deck manufacturing industry for their advice on how best to use steel decking.

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Wed, 2014-04-09 12:28
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Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Syst
Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Systems) in progress. For additional technical information, consult the Steel Deck Institute (www.sdi.org), which proffers industry standards on steel decks. SDI has published the Manual of Construction with Steel Deck (second edition) and the Roof Deck Design Manual. Photo: Courtesy New Millennium Building Systems
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Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Construction consulted with technical experts from the Steel Deck Institute and the deck manufacturing industry for their advice on how best to use steel decking.

Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Construction consulted with technical experts from the Steel Deck Institute and the deck manufacturing industry for their advice on how best to use steel decking. Here’s what they told us: 

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Meet BD+C's 40 Under 40 class of 2014

Building Design+Construction is pleased to introduce our “40 Under 40” Class of 2014. They join 320 previous recipients of the honor, dating from 2006.
 
These emerging AEC leaders range in age from 31 to 39 (as of December 31, 2013), with a median age of 36.
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These emerging AEC leaders range in age from 31 to 39 and join 320 previous honorees.

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The editors of BD+C select honorees based on their career achievement, service to their professions and communities, and active participation in charitable work.
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Fri, 2014-04-25 10:48
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Sarika Bajoria, Founding Principal, Architect, Per-forma Studio, NYC
Sarika Bajoria, Founding Principal, Architect, Per-forma Studio, NYC
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The editors of BD+C select members honorees based on their career achievement, service to their professions and communities, and active participation in charitable work.

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5 important trends shaping today’s hotel construction market

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AEC firms, developers, and investors worldwide are bullish on hotels. Our hospitality Giants share what’s new in this fast-morphing sector.

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AEC firms, developers, and investors worldwide are bullish on hotels. Our hospitality Giants share what’s new in this fast-morphing sector.

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Wed, 2014-04-09 13:26
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The 300-acre National Harbor mixed-use district is situated on the Potomac River
The 300-acre National Harbor mixed-use district is situated on the Potomac River in Prince George’s County, Md., bordering the nation’s capital. The site already has six hotels, but the upcoming MGM National Harbor project, designed by HKS Hill Glazier Studio, will add a casino to the mix, as well as a hotel tower, an entertainment venue, a conservatory lined with restaurants and retail, and an outdoor event terrace. RENDERING: HKS HILL GLAZIER STUDIO
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AEC firms, developers, and investors worldwide are bullish on hotels. Our hospitality Giants share what’s new in this fast-morphing sector.

‘Open throttle.’ That’s how real estate giant Jones Lang LaSalle characterizes the global market for hotel deals in 2014.

Transaction volume in the sector is predicted to reach nearly $50 billion this year—about 10% higher than last year, which was more than 30% higher than the year before. Travel research consulting firm STR says nearly 3,000 construction projects were active at the beginning of 2014 in the U.S. alone, up 16% compared with 2013. The previous year saw a 48% increase.

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Science, engineering find common ground on the Northeastern University campus [slideshow]

The new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building at Northeastern University in Boston is the first phase of the university’s plan to develop 600,000 sf of new academic and research space. 

Located on an existing surface parking lot, the site is connected to the main campus by a curved bridge. The 180,000-gsf ISEB will house four academic research disciplines: engineering, health sciences, basic sciences, and computer science.

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The new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building is designed to maximize potential of serendipitous meetings between researchers.

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The new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building is designed to maximize potential of serendipitous meetings between researchers.

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Tue, 2014-04-08 10:21
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All renderings, plans: courtesy Payette and Northeastern University
All renderings, plans: courtesy Payette and Northeastern University
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The new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building is designed to maximize potential of serendipitous meetings between researchers.

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Gehry, Foster unveil plans for Battersea Power Station redevelopment [slideshow]

Battersea Power Station Development Company has released the plans for Phase Three of the site’s massive redevelopment, designed by Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners.

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Phase 3 of the massive redevelopment of the London landmark will include more than 1,300 residential units, a 160-room hotel, and 350,000 sf of retail space.

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Phase 3 of the massive redevelopment of the London landmark will include more than 1,300 residential units, a 160-room hotel, and 350,000 sf of retail space.

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Tue, 2014-04-08 12:30
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Phase Three of the Battersea Power Station Development is designed by Gehry Part
Phase Three of the Battersea Power Station Development is designed by Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners. Renderings courtesy of Battersea Power Station Development Company.
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Phase 3 of the massive redevelopment of the London landmark will include more than 1,300 residential units, a 160-room hotel, and 350,000 sf of retail space.

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40 Under 40 winners: Meet the engineers

In the April 2014 issue of BD+C, the editors named the winners of the 9th Annual "40 Under 40" competition. Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named to the class of 2014, 10 make their living as engineers, ranging from an energy management specialist (Jared Higgins) to a project manager who's set multiple records at her firm (Kelly Altes).

To view the entire class of 2014 see our main landing page.

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Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named to the class of 2014, 10 make their living as engineers.

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Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named to the class of 2014, 10 make their living as engineers.

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Tue, 2014-04-08 12:00
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Timothy LaRose, Director (LA Office), Hughes Associates Inc., Los Angeles, CA
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Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named to the class of 2014, 10 make their living as engineers.

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First look: Zaha Hadid reveals design for dreamy sculptural hotel

Zaha Hadid Architects and Melco Crown Entertainment have unveiled the design for a 780-room hotel to be built on Melco's flagship property, City of Dreams. Located in Catai, Macau, City of Dreams is a recreational hub that includes hotels, restaurants, and live entertainment.

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Hadid's design, which will become the fifth hotel tower in the City of Dreams entertainment hub in Macau, features a latticed exoskeleton enveloping the building's exterior.  

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Hadid's design, which will become the fifth hotel tower in the City of Dreams entertainment hub in Macau, features a latticed exoskeleton enveloping the building's exterior.  

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Wed, 2014-04-09 08:42
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Construction of the new hotel is set to be completed in 2017. Renderings courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
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Hadid's design, which will become the fifth hotel tower in the City of Dreams entertainment hub in Macau, features a latticed exoskeleton enveloping the building's exterior.  

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Gregory Hodkinson appointed head of Arup Group

Arup announced that Gregory Hodkinson will take over the role of Chairman. Hodkinson is joined by Deputy Chairmen Tristram Carfrae and David Whittleton. Together they will lead a global group of more than 11,500 staff members with turnover in excess of $1.7 billion.
 
"Arup's strategy is quite simply to deliver the best quality work for our clients across all sectors," Hodkinson explains.
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Gregory Hodkinson joined Arup in 1972, having been inspired by the firm's work on the Sydney Opera House. 

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Hodkinson has spent his professional career at Arup and brings more than 40 years' experience in large-scale projects to the new role, including several in the US and Canada.

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Wed, 2014-04-09 11:50
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Gregory Hodkinson joined Arup in 1972. Photo courtesy of Arup.
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Hodkinson has spent his professional career at Arup and brings more than 40 years' experience in large-scale projects to the new role, including several in the US and Canada.

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Colossal aquarium in China sets five Guinness World Records

With its official inauguration ceremony on March 29, the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park in Zhuhai, China, was awarded five Guinness World Records:

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With its seven salt and fresh water aquariums, totaling 12.87 million gallons, the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park is considered the world’s largest aquarium.

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With its seven salt and fresh water aquariums, totaling 12.87 million gallons, the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park is considered the world’s largest aquarium.

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Wed, 2014-04-09 12:43
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Photos and renderings: courtesy PGAV Destinations and Chimelong Ocean Kingdom
Photos and renderings: courtesy PGAV Destinations and Chimelong Ocean Kingdom
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With its seven salt and fresh water aquariums, totaling 12.87 million gallons, the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park is considered the world’s largest aquarium.

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