Government Buildings

The halls of lawmakers, judges, and politicians demand a mix of functionality and awe-inspiring design. For an oasis of productivity on behalf of your nation’s people within the government’s budget, thinking outside the box is a requirement.
The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C

The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C., has turned the national award-winning buildin

April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Aligning thermal breaks and applying air barriers are among the top design and installation trick...

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March 26, 2014 | Callison

Hybrid ventilation, nighttime cooling, and fuel cell technology are among the dozens of sustainab...

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To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rathe

To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rather than build up the base coat. Checking stud ali

March 20, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are amo...

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Photo: Vmenkov via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Vmenkov via Wikimedia Commons

March 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

China's goal, according to Koolhaas, is to de-incentivize migration into already overcrowded citi...

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Photo: Dorma

Photo: Dorma

March 12, 2014 | BD+C Editors

From a high-tech classroom lockdown system to an impact-resistant wide-stile door line, BD+C edit...

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The building's owner says the structure's mechanical visor has never worked beca

The building's owner says the structure's mechanical visor has never worked because of problems with its hydraulics.

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Famed architect Santiago Calatrava must pay 2.9 million euros due to faulty design work on the Pa...

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Husqvarnas DXR140 demolition robot in action. The robot shown here is controlle

Husqvarnas DXR140 demolition robot in action. The robot shown here is controlled by remote human operation, though other models

February 14, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editors

Building Teams across the globe are employing advanced robotics to simplify what is inherently a...

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February 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The curved campus will consist of four different buildings, one exclusively for amenities like a...

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Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters,

Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters, broke ground in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 2013.

January 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff and CTBUH

Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction fore...

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The Spring Learning Centre in Hong Kong was one of two Best of Category winners

The Spring Learning Centre in Hong Kong was one of two Best of Category winners in the Cultural/Institutional/Educational catego

January 28, 2014 | International Interior Design Association

The International Interior Design Association released the winners of its 4th Annual Global Excel...

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All photos courtesy Joseph di Pasquale Architect

All photos courtesy Joseph di Pasquale Architect

January 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 33-story Guanghzou Circle takes the shape of a giant ribbon spool, with the floor space house...

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Zahner ShopFloor Engineer Craig Long demonstrates one of the ShopFloor design to

Zahner ShopFloor Engineer Craig Long demonstrates one of the ShopFloor design tools. Photo A. Zahner Company

January 14, 2014 | Zahner

The web-based tool uses the company's factory floor like "a massive rapid prototype machine,” all...

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Coventry Universitys Lanchester Library was designed by U.K. firm Alan Short &

Coventry Universitys Lanchester Library was designed by U.K. firm Alan Short & Associates and completed in 2000. It uses 51% le

January 11, 2014 | Brian E. Trimble, PE, LEED AP, Brick Industry Association

When targeting net-zero energy performance, AEC professionals are advised to tackle energy demand...

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December 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The world's tallest twisting tower and the rise of augmented reality technology in construction w...

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December 26, 2013 | Yudelson Associates

Cloud-based building automation tools and product disclosure declarations are among the green bui...

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December 20, 2013 | Buro Happold

A new tool from the engineering firm Buro Happold takes into account both energy and economic per...

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December 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a dual fire-CO detector to an aspiration-sensing fire alarm, BD+C editors present a roundup...

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December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...

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December 04, 2013 | HOK

Dubai has been chosen as the site of the 2020 World Expo. HOK led the design team that developed...

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December 03, 2013 | AIA

Current federal contracting laws are discouraging talented architects from competing for federal...

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November 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors present a roundup of the latest technologies and applications in exterior wall syste...

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November 26, 2013 | IHS

Construction costs in North America rose for the 22nd consecutive month in November as labor cost...

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November 20, 2013 | BuildingGreen, Inc.
Assa Abloy's power-over-ethernet access-control locks and Schüco's retrofit façade system are a...
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The Bridge Building on the Cumberland River in Nashville was recently transforme

The Bridge Building on the Cumberland River in Nashville was recently transformed into offices and event space. Hastings Archite

November 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The BD+C editorial team brings you this special report on the latest green building trends across...

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With the renovation, the Javits Center now has the largest green roof in the Nor

With the renovation, the Javits Center now has the largest green roof in the Northeast, spanning 292,000 sf. Photo: David Sundbe

November 15, 2013 | Tishman Construction

The massive upgrade included a 110,000-sf expansion – Javits North – as well as the installation...

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The Iowa Utilities Board/Office of Consumer Advocate building, in Des Moines, ea

The Iowa Utilities Board/Office of Consumer Advocate building, in Des Moines, earned a 100 Energy Star score, LEED Platinum, and

November 13, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

With the economy picking up, many stalled government contracts are reaching completion and earnin...

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November 13, 2013 | Navigant Research

The worldwide installed capacity of GHP systems will reach 127.4 gigawatts-thermal over the next...

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November 08, 2013 | Curtis Skolnick, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare facilities, especially our nation's hospitals, have steadily become larger over the pa...

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The newly opened UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Medical Building consists of two wi

The newly opened UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Medical Building consists of two wings joined by a well-lit atrium, accented with i

November 08, 2013 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

LEED for Healthcare debuted in spring 2011, and certifications are now beginning to roll in. They...

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November 06, 2013 | PECI
Earlier this year, PECI used the NBI metrics to assess plug load energy use at PECI headquarter...
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