Hotel Facilities

Travelers are always looking for a home away from home, and the tourist industry needs these vacationers to survive. Creating a winning hotel can benefit everybody, and people will return to your retreat time and time again.
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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The new prototype's open, social lobby space was designed to create a comfortabl

The new prototype's open, social lobby space was designed to create a comfortable setting for extended-stay guests to work, soci

December 11, 2013 | Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

The extended-stay hotel prototype reduces development costs by 46% for franchisees and enhances t...

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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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Pedia-Pod was clad in architectural wall panels in varying shades of blue, creat

Pedia-Pod was clad in architectural wall panels in varying shades of blue, creating a functional rainscreen system within the co

December 10, 2013 | Laurie Robert, Vice President, NRB

Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia was the site of a unique display—Pedia-Pod, a modular pediatric t...

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December 03, 2013 | Patrick Duke, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

When setting up a capital project plan, it's one thing to have the data, but quite another to hav...

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Rooms at Childrens Medical Center in Dallas were designed for universal patient

Rooms at Childrens Medical Center in Dallas were designed for universal patient care to allow for future flexibility of healthc

November 27, 2013 | CBRE Healthcare

Pediatric hospitals face many of the same concerns as their adult counterparts. Inpatient bed dem...

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Photo courtesy: Antpkr, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo courtesy: Antpkr, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

November 27, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Forty-six percent of the respondents to an exclusive BD+C survey of AEC professionals re...

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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 | Linda M. Gabel, AAHID, IIDA

Freestanding pediatric facilities have operational and physical characteristics that differ from...

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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 Rady Childrens Hospital in San Diego is an example of a facility on the cut

The Rady Childrens Hospital in San Diego is an example of a facility on the cutting edge of pediatric design.

November 18, 2013 | Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ACHA, AAHID, LEED AP

As more time and money is devoted to neonatal and pediatric research, evidence-based design is pl...

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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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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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Modernist structures can be viable candidates for adaptive reuse as lodging, suc

Modernist structures can be viable candidates for adaptive reuse as lodging, such as this W Hotel being planned for the vacant,

November 06, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

There’s more to creating a sustainable hotel than saving water and power by asking guests to reus...

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October 30, 2013 | BD+C Editor

The winners of the 2013 Reconstruction Awards showcase the best work of distinguished Building Te...

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October 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

If you like to geek out on building information modeling and virtual design and construction, you...

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The 1,460-sf green wall at the Papadakis Integrated Science Building, Drexel Uni

The 1,460-sf green wall at the Papadakis Integrated Science Building, Drexel University, Philadelphia

September 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A dramatic interior green wall at Drexel University and a massive, 4.4-acre vegetated roof at the...

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The LEED Platinum 120,000-sf Lewis and Clark State Office Building, Jefferson City, Mo. Design firm BNIM (architect/interior design) led the Building Team of Rumsey Engineers (mechanical design engineer), Smith & Boucher (MEP EOR), Clanton & Associates (lighting design), ENSAR Group (daylighting consultant), and Professional Contractors and Engineers (GC). The $18.1 million project won a Building Team Award (Platinum) from Building Design+Construction (www.BDCnetwork.com/BNIM/LewisAndClark).Photo: Farshid Assassi/Courtesy BNIM

September 19, 2013 | Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED Fellow

Renowned green building author, Jerry Yudelson, offers five valuable lessons for designers, contr...

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Electrochromic glass, like this product from Sage, alters its transmittance characteristics when an electrical current is applied, through the use of a specialized lamination that essentially integrates shading into the glazing unit.

September 19, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Phase-change materials, electrochromic glass, and building-integrated PVs are among the breakthro...

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September 17, 2013 | The Boldt Company

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region announce collaboration,...

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Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, recently completed a nine-month transforma

Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, recently completed a nine-month transformation that included a complete redesign of its lobby, Bay Terrace, Cays Lounge, Market Caf, and Market-to-Go.

September 13, 2013 | Loews Hotels & Resorts
September 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Day 3 coverage of the BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland conference and expo, taking place th...

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Banner Health Center Maricopa, near Phoenix, is the first project created from a

Banner Health Center Maricopa, near Phoenix, is the first project created from a template that SmithGroupJJR developed for client Banner Health. The 41,000-sf facility supports a mix of 12 primary care and specialist physicians, but can ultimately expand to as much as 87,400 sf and 36 physicians. It now offers general radiology, mammography, and ultrasound, but is built to accommodate future MRI, CT, and nuclear medicine modalities. PHOTO: GREGG MASTORAKOS

September 10, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Regulatory pressures, economic constraints, and emerging technologies are transforming healthcare...

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September 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The BD+C editorial team brings you this real-time coverage of day 2 of the BUILDINGChicago/Greeni...

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In one of the largest augmented reality applications to date, VTN Consulting wor

In one of the largest augmented reality applications to date, VTN Consulting worked with the city of Las Vegas to build a 3D BIM model of the above- and below-ground infrastructure in the core downtown area. The firm used Autodesks InfraWorks software to model the infrastructure, and is using the free InfraWorks tablet app to view BIM files in the field. Photo: VTN Consulting

September 04, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Thanks to inexpensive mobile devices and increasingly advanced software apps, Building Teams are...

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September 04, 2013 | Leo O’Loughlin, Senior Vice President, Energy and Sustainability, Jones Lang LaSalle

Recent advancements in technology are allowing owners to connect with facilities as never before,...

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August 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

As a growing number of healthcare institutions become more customer-focused, post-occupancy evalu...

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August 26, 2013 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's roundup of the top construction market news for the week of August 18 includes th...

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