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.
June 18, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Engineers at Brinjac quantify the illuminance and energy consumption levels achieved by increasin...

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June 17, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Energy Department today launched a new Buildings Performance Database, the largest free, publ...

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June 05, 2013 | USGBC

In an effort to accelerate sustainable development around the world, the U.S. Green Building Coun...

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June 03, 2013 | U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending d...

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May 23, 2013 | AIA

Are federal design-build contract laws unfair to small firms? AIA thinks so, citing an interestin...

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May 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Tile of Spain consultant and ceramic tile expert Ryan Fasan presented his "What's Trending in Til...

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The McCormick district plan, courtesy TVS Design
May 16, 2013 | Crain's Chicago Business

Hoping to send a loud message that Chicago is serious about luri...

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May 08, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

When embarking upon a roofing renovation project, one of the first decisions for the Building Tea...

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May 03, 2013 | USGBC

The Green Building Advisory Committee established by the General Services Administration, officia...

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May 01, 2013 | AIA

More than 350 companies urge rejection of special interest efforts to gut key parts of Energy Ind...

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For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High Scho
April 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Kate Steel of Steel Consulting Services offers tips and advice for choosing the correct code-comp...

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April 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

North Carolina lawmakers have introduced state legislation that would restrict the use of nationa...

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April 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants cool roofs added to the city’s building code. He is...

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Charles David Keeling Apartments, La Jolla, Calif., by KieranTimberlake. Photo:
April 23, 2013 | AIA

The AIA's Committee on the Environment selected its top ten examples of sustainable architecture...

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April 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill's whimsical Dancing Dragons tower in Seoul is among the compelling h...

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April 16, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From an orchid-shaped visitor center to California’s largest public works project, each of these...

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April 02, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

If you do hotels, schools, student unions, office buildings, performing arts centers, transportat...

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Washington Dulles International Airport
March 29, 2013 | BD+C Staff

WTTW Chicago, in partnership with the Society of Architectural Historians, has produced "10 Buili...

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Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replace
March 27, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zer...

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Frank Gehry's model for the Eisenhower Memorial.
March 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

AIA opposes House bill cutting Eisenhower Memorial funding.

March 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago top EPA's list of the U.S. cities with the greatest nu...

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March 13, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

From folding façades to colorful LED displays, these fantastical projects show off the architectu...

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Photo: U.S. Courthouse, Buffalo, N.Y./courtesy GSA.gov
March 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The March 2013 report from RSMeans offers construction costs per square foot for four building ty...

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Tax incentive database for reflective roofs available
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Database of State Incentives for Renew...

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Residents of energy-efficient complex will reap the benefits of hydropon farm.
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The New York City Housing Authority has opened Arbor House, a 124-unit LEED Platin...

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A view of Loring Park, Minneapolis. Credit: Dan Wick
February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Charlotte, Denver, and Milwaukee are among 10 U.S. cities ranked recently by the conservation org...

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To speed construction of the $110 million Capitol Hill Station light-rail statio
February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

To speed construction of the $110 million Capitol Hill Station light-rail station in Seattle, gen...

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Clever engineering helps create design excellence
February 04, 2013 | By Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

A mechanical engineering team overcomes numerous hurdles to help make a new federal courthouse in...

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