A 1.4-MW fuel cell power plant, installed on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in 2014, generates clean, round-the-clock baseload power. The fuel cell is part of a configuration, in which high-quality heat produces steam for campus heating and absorption cooling. Photo courtesy FuelCell Energy
Demand for fuel cells, while modest, is growing, and cost savings are getting noticed.
The Coltlite natural louvered ventilator provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire.
BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wa...read more
The 2015 Research Fellowship with Safdie Architects will battle the challenges of dense urbanism. Image: MBS Digital
The program, which features a theme of “dense urbanism,” encourages participants to tackle the ch...read more
The proposed 10-mile Underline park. Courtesy Anna Baez/Underline
James Corner Field Operations will design the master plan for this 10-mile restoration project. ...
Some ideas that have been submitted so far include: modular building facades, improving air tightness in envelopes, and scalable mixed waste to energy conversion technology. Infographic: DOE
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory launched a new crowdsourcing website called the Buildings Crowd...read more
Telus Sky Tower will be the home of Telus, a telecommunication company, as well as 320 serviced residences. Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group
Construction on Calgary’s newest skyscraper, the 66-story Telus Sky...read more
Project Tango devices contain customized hardware and software designed to track the full 3D motion of the device, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment. Image: Google
Google is said to be partnering with LG to create a version of the technology for public release...read more
Gilbane created this 4D simulation to help visualize the planned work areas near public thoroughfares on a recent project. Rendering: Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane, Southland Industries, Tocci, and Turner are among the firms to incorporate advanced 4D B...read more
Rendering: Schako Air Distribution, http://www.schako.de/
The guide provides tools and advice for designing, commissioning, and operating chilled-beam syst...read more
When a physical block is moved, its interface "twin" does the exact same thing. Screenshot from Lego X.
With the Lego X system, users can transfer the forms they’ve created with legos into real-time di...read more
Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...read more
Smart Helmet is equipped with an array of cameras that provides 360-degree vision through its gla...read more
Technology combines a smartglass visual device with a motion-sensing armband to simplify field ma...read more
The HealthSpot station is an 8x5-foot, ADA-compliant mobile kiosk that lets patients access a net...read more
From energy modeling on the fly to prefabrication of building systems, these advancements are pot...read more
New research from the Urban Land Institute suggests that micro units have staying power as a hous...read more
The JumpLift system from KONE uses a mobile machine room that moves upward as the construction pr...read more
A new technology promises to push the limits of data center energy efficiency by using liquid ins...read more
Students in Barcelona have created a composite material using shape memory polymers that can defo...read more
Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Swede...read more
Cloud-based data sharing, rapid iterative design, and cross-discipline collaboration are among th...read more
Modular construction is more than a century old, and throughout its lifespan, the methods have be...read more
Beijing-based design cooperative Penda designed a bamboo hotel that can easily expand vertically...read more
The Studio is the first to be launched as part of the AIA Foundation’s National Resilience Progra...read more
The high-rise development will have a 24,638-sf vertical garden, breaking a Guinness World Record...
The firm's research shows that 3D printing has the potential to reduce costs, cut waste, and slas...read more
Constructing a concrete dome is a costly process, but this may change soon. A team from the Vienn...read more
The wood-industry advocacy group reThink Wood has released "...read more
Data center design specialist SPARCH creates a modular scheme for solutions provider Digital Real...read more
Building Teams are employing a range of creative solutions—from evaporative cooling to novel hot/...read more