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New Toronto office is Thornton Tomasetti's first in Canada

Construction of Edmonton's Rogers Place in the summer of 2015. Thornton Tomasetti is the building's structural engineer. Photo: WpgJets4Life/Wikimedia Commons.

March 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The global engineering firm already has a history of working with Canadian architects and develop...

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Rendering courtesy Luxigon

March 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The only connection between the complex and the mainland will be a narrow pedestrian bridge.

ABC: Nonresidential spending regains momentum in January

Construction of the SLS Hotel & Residences Brickell in Miami in February, 2016. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons

March 01, 2016 | ABC

Nonresidential construction spending expanded 2.5% on a monthly basis and 12.3% on a yearly basis...

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Leopardo releases 2016 Construction Economics Report

Photo: Sterling Davis/Creative Commons

March 01, 2016 | Leopardo

This year’s report shows that spending in 2015 reached the highest level since the Great Recessio...

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For the first time since the recession, office deliveries outpaced office starts in 2015, according to JLL's latest construction report. Image: Pixabay

February 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its latest report cautions about ongoing cost increases related to finding skilled laborers.

February 25, 2016 | Bostik

The mosaics should embody the ideals of being bold and cutting-edge through literal or abstract n...

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Long-time BD+C editor Gordon Wright, 1939-2016

Wright was honored with the Construction Writers Association’s Silver Hard Hat Award for lifetime achievement. 

February 25, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Gordon Wright, whose career at BD+C spanned 32 years, passed away on February 15, at the age of 7...

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RMW's Stephanie Silkwood counts the Juniper Networks Headquarters Campus in Sunnyvale, Calif., as one of her projects. Silkwood is one of 12 winners of the 2016 AIA Young Architects Award. Rendering: RMW

February 25, 2016 | AIA

Winners include Amy Kalar and Karen Lu, both with HGA, BNIM's Carey Nagle, and MSR Design's Bob G...

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The Guest Welcome Center at the Huntsville Botanical Garden in Alabama will include a Great Hall that could hold up to 350 guests. Image: Matheny Goldmon Architecture + Interiors.

February 25, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 30,000-sf facility will feature three rental spaces of varying sizes.

The recently completed St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, includes a 12-ton metal dome, the first of its kind to be included in new construction of a basilica in that country. Image: HMC Construction

February 22, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The church is 2½ times larger than the basilica in Ukraine it references.

Westin hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport, Denver. Photo courtesy Gensler

February 22, 2016 | BD+C Staff 

Technology is running wild in Gensler’s 2016 forecast, as things like virtual reality, "smart" bu...

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February 17, 2016 | AIA

Multifamily residential sector improving after sluggish 2015.

One of VOA Associates' strengths is the cultural and entertainment sector, and its recent work includes the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona, Fla., pictured above. Merging its operations with Stantec brings together companies with “a commitment to design,” says VOA's Chairman Mike Toolis. Image: VOA Associates

February 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This deal reflects an industry where consolidation is a strategic necessity for more firms.

AIA: Continued growth expected in nonresidential construction

Construction of Urban Union in Seattle in 2015. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons

February 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The American Institute of Architects’ semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast indicates a gro...

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Nicole Dosso, a director in the technical group in SOM’s New York office and a 2016 AIA Fellow, worked on the One World Trade project. Photo: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons.

February 11, 2016 | AIA

AIA Fellowship recognizes significant contributions to profession of architecture and society....

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Spending on lodging construction, like the expansive renovation of the Intercontinental New York Barclay pictured above, should increase by 10.8% to $23.4 billion in 2016. Total spending on nonresidential building is projected to grow this year by 13.7% to $439.2 billion, according to Gilbane. Image: Shawmut Design and Construction

February 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.

DBIA disputes study claiming design-build projects often delivered on time, over budget

Photo: Atomische * Tom Giebel/Creative Commons

February 10, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Says study did not account for owner-initiated scope changes.

 

Architect faces 21-month to 6-year prison sentence for VA medical center contract conspiracy

Photo: Pixabay

February 09, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Admits to using inside information to gain VA contracts in Cleveland

 

London’s ’shadowless’ towers

Developed by NBBJ’s London office using design computation techniques, the No-Shadow Tower is a dual-tower scheme that utilizes the façade from one tower to effectively “erase” the shadows created by the second tower by redirecting sunlight. All renderings courtesy NBBJ

February 05, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Editor

Using advanced design computation, a design team demonstrates how to ‘erase’ a building’s shadows...

Photo Credit: William Lesch, Lori Carroll, Esthela J. Celya

February 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Floating vanities, tricked-out showers, and freestanding tubs highlight the top bathroom design t...

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ABC: Nonresidential spending falls again in December

Construction in Indianpolis. Photo: sciondriver/Creative Commons.

February 02, 2016 | ABC

For a second consecutive month, 12 of 16 nonresidential subsectors experienced spending decreases...

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Photo Credit: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD

February 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...

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ABC: Tepid GDP growth a sign construction spending may sputter

Construction in Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: albedo20/Creative Commons.

February 01, 2016 | ABC

Though the economy did not have a strong ending to 2015, the data does not suggest that nonreside...

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Understanding the value of physical due diligence

Aged HVAC unit on a large commercial complex in Muskegon, Mich. All photos: WJE

January 29, 2016 | Ross J. Smith, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, CDT

Physical inspections can range widely by discipline, level of detail, and the resulting deliverab...

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Rendering courtesy of World War One Centennial Commission

January 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Joe Weishaar and sculptor Sabin Howard were selected from among five finalists and over 350 entri...

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2015 was a record year for mergers and acquisitions in the AE industry [infographic]

Domestic deals were up, while international deals were down. Source: Morrissey Goodale

January 28, 2016 | Morrissey Goodale

Consulting firm Morrissey Goodale tracked a record 234 sales of U.S.-based A/E firms last year....

NCARB to rename the Intern Development Program

Aspiring architects can learn from Santiago Calatrava, the man who designed L'Hemisfèric at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. Photo: Diego Delso/Wikimedia Commons.

January 27, 2016 | NCARB

This June, the program designed to guide aspiring architects through the early stages of their ca...

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HOK promotes Bill Hellmuth to chief executive

Along with Parsons Brinckerhoff, HOK designed the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), a facility that has won numerous architectural awards. Photo: Jay Stewart/Creative Commons.

January 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hellmuth is set to replace Patrick MacLeamy, who will remain as the firm’s chairman.

Rendering: Millerhare

January 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a...

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Image/ Visualization by Luxigon

January 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The single-story structure is designed for sustainability as well as function.

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