Engineering goes hand-in-hand with design, putting a practical lens on the architect’s vision and finding the best way to make it happen. Without a talented engineer, the project will never reach completion, and certainly will not reach the standards of functionality and sustainability that the architect and client are seeking.
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December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ideas are cheap. Solutions are what count. The latest installment in BD+C's Great Solutions serie...

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December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The HealthSpot station is an 8x5-foot, ADA-compliant mobile kiosk that lets patients access a net...

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December 28, 2014 | John Passanante, PE, RCDD, Syska Hennessy Group

The open work environment has allowed owners to house more employees in smaller spaces, minimizin...

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December 28, 2014 | Richard Wood, CEO and President, Plaza Construction

When Plaza Construction first introduced the concept of "core first" in managing the construction...

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Gilbane invested $60,000 to acquire its first 3D laser scanner, the FARO Focus 3
December 23, 2014 | Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

From energy modeling on the fly to prefabrication of building systems, these advancements are pot...

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December 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The first U.S. real-estate investment by The Wanda Group, owned by China’s richest man, will be a...

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December 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Zaha Hadid Architects released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental manageme...

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December 18, 2014 | U.S. Green Building Council

The new collaboration recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management...

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Rendering: Panoramic Interests
December 18, 2014 | ULI

New research from the Urban Land Institute suggests that micro units have staying power as a hous...

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Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year. Photo: courtesy
December 17, 2014 | U.S. Green Building Council

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year, and Western Michigan University w...

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December 17, 2014 | AIA

The AIA's Architecture Billings Index for November was 50.9, down from a mark of 53.7 in October....

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December 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The scheme includes a proposed 500-foot luxury residential tower that would jut out into the harb...

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December 15, 2014 | The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced today that it approved a possible path toward indepen...

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December 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The company aims to build 100 new DD Green-certified restaurants by the end of 2016.

December 10, 2014 | 3XN

Designed by 3XN, the new headquarters is located within a park on the shores of Lake Geneva and a...

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December 10, 2014 | CannonDesign

The merger also extends CannonDesign’s presence in the markets Astorino currently serves, namely ...

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December 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Steven Holl's design for the new wing features a reflective pool that will generate energy.

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December 09, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

In his latest report, ABC's Chief Economist Anirban Basu forecasts nonresidential construction sp...

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December 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

High-speed rendering software, custom APIs, virtual reality tools, and BIM workflow tips were amo...

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December 08, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The market outlook is brighter for U.S. architecture, engineering, and construction companies, wi...

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December 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new addition to Singapore's Changi Airport, designed by Moshe Safdie, will feature a waterfall...

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December 06, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds that what Millennials expect and need from offices doesn’t vary drastical...

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December 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Design student Ken Nakagaki has adapted a device to work with CAD software to replicate digital f...

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December 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Just under 10 miles away from Singapore, Funtasy Island (yes, that's the real name) is a resort t...

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A efficient cooling system that draws water from the Chicago River was one of th
December 02, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

River City in Chicago is one of 17 existing multifamily properties to earn Energy Star certificat...

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Renderings of how shipping containers will form a 12,000-sf retail district call
December 02, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

OneC1TY, a healthcare- and technology-focused community under construction on 18.7 acres near Nas...

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December 02, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

This month's increase in nonresidential construction spending is far more consistent with the ane...

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December 02, 2014 | Hoffmann Architects

The architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors an...

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December 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The proposal blends affordable retirement housing with urban farming by integrating vertical aqua...

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