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USGBC launches real-time green building data dashboard

The U.S. Green Building Council last week launched an online data visualization resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state in the U.S. and Washington, D.C.

The enhanced state market briefs—which highlight LEED projects, LEED-credentialed professionals, and USGBC membership in each state—provide green building advocates and the general public a look into LEED’s impact within any U.S. state.

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The online data visualization resource highlights green building data for each state and Washington, D.C.

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The online data visualization resource highlights green building data for each state and Washington, D.C.

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Tue, 2014-04-29 09:52
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The free tool provides real-time data visualization for each state. Here is the
The free tool provides real-time data visualization for each state. Here is the dashboard for Illinois.
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The online data visualization resource highlights green building data for each state and Washington, D.C.

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Best of Canada: 12 projects nab nation's top architectural prize [slideshow]

The Canada Council for the Arts and RAIC | Architecture Canada announced the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture.

The awards celebrate outstanding design in recently completed projects by Canadian architects.

The winning buildings reflect excellence in sustainable design, innovation, and compatibility with the landscape. 

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The conversion of a Mies van der Rohe-designed gas station and North Vancouver City Hall are among the recently completed projects to win the 2014 Governor General's Medal in Architecture. 

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The conversion of a Mies van der Rohe-designed gas station and North Vancouver City Hall are among the recently completed projects to win the 2014 Governor General's Medal in Architecture. 

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Tue, 2014-04-29 10:18
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60 Richmond East Housing Co-Operative in Toronto, designed by Teeple Architects.
60 Richmond East Housing Co-Operative in Toronto, designed by Teeple Architects. Photo: Scott Norsworthy
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The conversion of a Mies van der Rohe-designed gas station and North Vancouver City Hall are among the recently completed projects to win the 2014 Governor General's Medal in Architecture. 

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Visiting Beijing's massive Chaoyang Park Plaza will be like 'moving through a urban forest'

The plans for Chaoyang Park Plaza were floated two years ago by MAD architects, and now the design is taking shape.

Located in Beijing's central business district, the massive development was designed with its surroundings in mind, meant to illustrate the relationship between architecture and the natural environment, DesignBoom reports

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The focal point of the new development will be a pair of asymmetrical towers.

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Construction work has begun on the 120,000-sm mixed-use development, which was envisioned by MAD architects as a modern, urban forest.

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Wed, 2014-04-30 12:00
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The plans for Chaoyang Park Plaza were floated two years ago, and now the design
The plans for Chaoyang Park Plaza were floated two years ago, and now the design is taking shape. Renderings courtesy MAD architects
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Construction work has begun on the 120,000-sm mixed-use development, which was envisioned by MAD architects as a modern, urban forest.

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House Appropriations Committee approves $3 billion cut for military construction

The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representative voted to cut about $3 billion from the military construction budget for FY 2015 when compared to FY 2014 funding levels.

The Army would see the sharpest cuts on a percentage basis, with a $578 million, or 52% reduction in FY 2015. However, a provision in the bill provides the Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve Accounts an additional $245 million for use and disbursement at the discretion of the Secretary of the Army.

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The Army would see the sharpest cuts on a percentage basis, with a $578 million, or 52% reduction in FY 2015.

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The Army would see the sharpest cuts on a percentage basis, with a $578 million, or 52% reduction in FY 2015.

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Wed, 2014-04-30 15:22
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Photo: US Army via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: US Army via Wikimedia Commons
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The Army would see the sharpest cuts on a percentage basis, with a $578 million, or 52% reduction in FY 2015.

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GSA wants to trade D.C. office building for construction and development services

The U.S. General Services Administration has issued a Request for Qualifications seeking developers who can provide construction and development services in exchange for the GSA Regional Office Building and Cotton Annex, both located in Southwest Washington, D.C. 

These services would be used to help GSA consolidate about 1,500 regional staff from the Regional Office Building into the GSA headquarters located at 1800 F St., NW and renovate up to three historic buildings at St. Elizabeths campus in Southeast Washington.

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RFQ seeks services in exchange for regional office in D.C.

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The GSA has issued an RFQ seeking developers who can provide construction and development services in exchange for the GSA Regional Office Building and Cotton Annex located in Southwest Washington, D.C.

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Wed, 2014-04-30 15:32
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The GSA Regional Office and Cotton Annex in Southwest Washington, D.C., is being used as trade bait. Photo: GSA
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The GSA has issued an RFQ seeking developers who can provide construction and development services in exchange for the GSA Regional Office Building and Cotton Annex located in Southwest Washington, D.C.

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GSA Design Awards: 20 federal buildings honored as 'best of GSA'

On April 30, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and its private-sector partners honored 20 federal buildings that represent the agency’s best recent efforts in design and architecture at the GSA Design Awards ceremony, held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. The GSA Design Awards are the hallmark of the agency’s Design Excellence program, and this event showcased top projects and set new standards for future federal investment.

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Seattle's Federal Center South Building 1202 and the U.S. Courthouse in Austin are among the 2014 GSA Design Award winners.

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Seattle's Federal Center South Building 1202 and the U.S. Courthouse in Austin are among the 2014 GSA Design Award winners.

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Mon, 2014-05-05 10:41
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Federal Center South Building 1202, Seattle, Wash. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider,
Federal Center South Building 1202, Seattle, Wash. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider, photo courtesy of the GSA
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Seattle's Federal Center South Building 1202 and the U.S. Courthouse in Austin are among the 2014 GSA Design Award winners.

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Super BIM: 7 award-winning BIM/VDC-driven projects

The AIA's Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community recently announced the winners of the 2014 AIA TAP BIM Awards.

Launched in 2005, the program honors projects that best harness building information modeling and virtual design and construction tools and processes, and related innovations.  

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Thom Mayne's Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Anaheim's new intermodal center are among the 2014 AIA TAP BIM Award winners. 

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Thom Mayne's Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Anaheim's new intermodal center are among the 2014 AIA TAP BIM Award winners. 

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Thu, 2014-05-01 14:24
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The Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, designed by HOK,
The Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, designed by HOK, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Buro Happold, was honored by AIA TAP with an award for "Stellar Architecture Using BIM." Rendering: HOK
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Thom Mayne's Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Anaheim's new intermodal center are among the 2014 AIA TAP BIM Award winners. 

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First look: Cal State San Marcos's posh student union complex

PCL Construction is pleased to announce that it has completed the University Student Union (USU) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). The grand opening was marked by a ribbon-cutting event on April 15, attended by hundreds of students, community members, alumni, faculty, and staff. 

The new USU is the campus center for socialization, casual interaction, programmed activities, and student organizations.

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The new 89,000-sf University Student Union at CSUSM features a massive, open-air amphitheater, student activity center with a game lounge, rooftop garden and patio, and ballroom space.

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The new 89,000-sf University Student Union at CSUSM features a massive, open-air amphitheater, student activity center with a game lounge, rooftop garden and patio, and ballroom space.

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Thu, 2014-05-01 16:28
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The new University Student Union at California State University San Marcos features a massive, open-air amphitheater. All photos: courtesy PCL Construction
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The new 89,000-sf University Student Union at CSUSM features a massive, open-air amphitheater, student activity center with a game lounge, rooftop garden and patio, and ballroom space.

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Must see: French pavilion to take food from roof to table

France has presented its design for Expo Milano 2015 in Milan—its representative building will be covered in gardens on the outside, from which food will be harvested and served inside. Designed by XTU architects, the pavilion was made based on the expo's theme: "Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life."

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The pavilion will have an undulating interior meant to evoke the rolling hills of France itself.

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France has presented its design for Expo Milano 2015 in Milan—its representative building will be covered in gardens on the outside, from which food will be harvested and served inside. 

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Fri, 2014-05-02 09:53
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Vegetables, hops and herbs will be grown on the outside of the building, then harvested for the restaurant inside.
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France has presented its design for Expo Milano 2015 in Milan—its representative building will be covered in gardens on the outside, from which food will be harvested and served inside. 

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Health system capital planning for the future: The benefits of master plan portfolio analysis and ambulatory market modeling

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Money continues to be scarce, yet U.S. health systems need to invest and re-invest in their physical future. Healthcare facilities planning experts from CBRE Healthcare outline tools and strategies for identifying where to best allocate precious resources.

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Money continues to be scarce, yet U.S. health systems need to invest and re-invest in their physical future. Healthcare facilities planning experts from CBRE Healthcare outline tools and strategies for identifying where to best allocate precious resources.

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Sat, 2014-05-03 15:19
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Photo: Bidgee via Wikimedia Commons
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Money continues to be scarce, yet U.S. health systems need to invest and re-invest in their physical future. Healthcare facilities planning experts from CBRE Healthcare outline tools and strategies for identifying where to best allocate precious resources.

Having access to capital is one major reason a hospital will join and consolidate within a system. 

According to the American Hospital Association (AHA Trendwatch Chartbook 2013), approximately 60% of the nation’s community hospitals are part of or affiliated with a larger hospital/health system.  

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