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Architects create commission for diversity advancement

Photo: Sarah Ross/Creative Commons.

December 16, 2015 | AIA

The 20-member group will assess recent data, set a plan of action, and report on results to the A...

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Architecture Billings Index hits another bump

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December 16, 2015 | AIA

Business conditions show continued strength in South and West regions.

 

ULI names Lord Richard Rogers the 2015 J.C. Nichols Prize winner

Rogers designed Senedd, the home to the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff. Photo: Ismail Mia/Creative Commons

December 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Rogers, Founder of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, works on projects that “shine a spotlight on...

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New LEGO line lets builders construct iconic skylines

All images courtesy LEGO (via ArchDaily).

December 14, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

New York City, Berlin, and Venice are featured in the Architecture Skyline Collection.

Date named for announcement of 2016 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize

Japan Pavilion Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany, designed jointly by Shigeru Ban and Frei Otto, both past winners of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Photo: Forgemind ArchiMedia/Creative Commons

December 14, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Laureate will be named the morning of January 13.

Architecure firms Carry Cooper and The Johnson Group merge

Cleveland Downtown Hilton Hotel, designed by Cooper Carry. Photo: Erik Drost/Creative Commons

December 09, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination is expected to bolster each firm’s hospitality-related services. 

AEC leaders say the 'talent wars' are heating up: BD+C survey

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December 08, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

A new survey from Building Design+Construction shows that U.S. architecture, engineering...

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ABC: Continued growth expected for the construction industry

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December 07, 2015 | ABC

ABC forecasts growth in nonresidential construction spending of 7.4% in 2016 along with growth in...

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Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi win 2016 AIA Gold Medal Award

Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery, London. Photo: Richard George/Wikimedia Commons

December 04, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The husband and wife architect team—founders of VSBA Architects and Planners—are the award's firs...

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LMN Architects earns the 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award

Vancouver Convention Centre West. Photo: Bobak Ha'Eri/Wikimedia Commons

December 03, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The firm is known for projects like Vancouver Convention Centre West and the University of Washin...

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FMI: Nonresidential construction in a slowdown, according to latest NRCI score

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December 02, 2015 | BD+C Staff

“Economic recovery momentum is losing steam and rising costs in labor and materials start to put...

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ABC releases scorecard on state policies affecting the construction industry

Construction of an apartment complex in Tempe, Ariz. Photo: sdobie/Creative Commons

December 02, 2015 | ABC

The scorecard website identifies states that have good environments for merit shop contractors, l...

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ABC: September's nonresidential spending retains momentum in October

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December 01, 2015 | ABC

Spending increased in 10 of 16 nonresidential construction sectors on a monthly basis.

Data centers turn to alternative power sources, new heat controls and UPS systems

Modules for a data center for one of Skanska’s telecommunications clients were built in an offsite factory. Callison was the architect. Cosentini Associates provided engineering. Photo: Adam Friedberg

December 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power us...

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The contractor’s role in promoting job site sustainability [AIA course]

Courtesy Robins & Morton

December 01, 2015 | Jackie Mustakas, LEED AP BD+C, Robins & Morton

Robins & Morton’s Jackie Mustakas offers specific actions that contractors and construction m...

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10 megatrends shaping the future of green building

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, San Diego. Photo: Rick Naystatt, U.S. Navy

November 30, 2015 | Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED Fellow, Contributing Editor

Increased competition among green building rating systems, the rise of net-zero buildings, and a...

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Photos courtesy Sundt Construction

November 30, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The contractor's Center for Craft Excellence, in Phoenix, is in response to the labor shortages i...

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FMI survey: Millennials in construction industry are loyal, hard-working

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November 24, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

While the stigma exists that Millennials are entitled, disloyal, and lazy, it appears that this i...

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BIG plans for Pittsburgh: Lower Hill District master plan evokes hilly topography

The master plan will rejuvenate the former site of the Pittsburgh Penguins' arena. Renderings courtesy BIG

November 23, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Paths will be carved to create a dialogue between Pittsburgh’s urbanscape and its hilly surroundi...

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Dewberry acquires Houston’s Wilson Architectural Group

Items in Wilson Architectural Group's portfolio include Houston's Methodist Hospital. Photo: TMHJPL/Wikimedia Commons

November 23, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Now known as Dewberry | Wilson, the firm will have access to more MEP, technology design, site/ci...

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Written by Iain Jackson, "The Architecture School Survival Guide" covers both broad designing ideas and specific architecture tips.

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November 19, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Written by Iain Jackson, "The Architecture School Survival Guide" covers both broad designing ide...

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AIA: Demand for design services still up for the year

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November 18, 2015 | AIA

October's ABI score was 53.1, down slightly from the mark of 53.7 in September. This still reflec...

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DOE launches new data collaborative to help cities and states boost building efficiency

The SEED Collaborative will partner with a select group of cities, like Philadelphia, and states to help them better collect and manage building energy data. Photo: Peter Miller/Creative Commons

November 17, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The SEED Standard will help manage, standardize, share performance data.

Croatia's "sea organ." Photo: linssimato/Creative Commons

November 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Visitors to the shores of the Adriatic Sea in Zadar, Croatia, can hear the sounds of the ocean in...

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Perkins Eastman, ForrestPerkins combine practices

Room at the Joule in Dallas, a ForrestPerkins-designed hotel. Photo: Dave Pinter/Creative Commons

November 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The combined international firm will total almost 1,000 employees. 

Construction will outpace worldwide GDP growth over the next 15 years

Construction in Dandong, Liaoning, China, in 2015. Photo: blake.thornberry/Creative Commons

November 12, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Three countries—the United States, China, and India—will account for nearly three-fifths of world...

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AIA releases nine new contract documents

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November 10, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Include six new forms for design-build projects.

Perkins+Will acquires London-based Portland Design Associates

Portland helped Turner Communications gain an airport retail presence with The News Café, at Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi International Airport. Rendering courtesy Portland/P+W

November 09, 2015 | Perkins+Will

The firms will work together to offer “future-proofing” insights to clients.

November 06, 2015 | GRAPHISOFT

Inspired by the suspended, community-designed shading structures seen on traditional Moroccan mar...

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Budget bill provision raises OSHA fines for first time in 25 years

Workers building condos in Washington, D.C. Photo: Elvert Barnes/Creative Commons.

November 05, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Inflation-adjusted penalty hikes could go up as much as 80%.

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