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The wing-like exterior design of the Student Union is inspired by birds in flight and is meant to convey the school’s mission for innovation and discovery. All photos: Brad Feinknopf.

Building Team Awards | October 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Mori Hosseini Student Union at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University takes home a Silver Award in the 2020 Building Team Awards.

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Hyperscale data centers—those massive wholesale colocation facilities engineered to meet the needs of giants like Amazon and Google—are the darlings of the data center sector. Photo by imgix on unsplash

    

Data Centers | October 26, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hyperscale and edge computing are driving growth in data center and mission critical facilities construction.

Life of an Architect Podcast | October 26, 2020 | Bob Borson, FAIA

When I say the word “architect” what do you imagine? It seems that most people imagine individuals in black clothin...

Mall property redevelopments could result in dramatic property value drops

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Adaptive Reuse | October 26, 2020 | PETER FABRIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Retail conversions to fulfillment centers, apartments, schools, or medical offices could cut values 60% to 90%.

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Our easy-to-use ExpressPlus® order system allows builders to configure and price low-complexity metal building structures in a matter of minutes. These quick-turn buildings reduce on-site labor costs while achieving the highest level of integrity and durability.

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The SPIRE Smart Building Program, World’s first smart building assessment and rating program

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Smart and Resilient Cities | October 26, 2020 | PETER FABRIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

The SPIRE Smart Building Program will help building owners and operators make better investment decisions, improve...

New seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program released

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Codes and Standards | October 26, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor 

The provisions present a set of recommended improvements to the ASCE/SEI 7-16 Standard.

New guidelines for replacing windows without removing exterior brick veneer

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Reconstruction & Renovation | October 26, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The guidelines cover residential and light commercial buildings of less than four stories above grade.

Get inspired! Brick’s adaptability has made it the premier building material for centuries even as styles come and go. Nothing says “classic” like brick, but nothing says “innovative” like brick either. Check out some examples of how fired clay brick remains a major presence in the 21st Century designer’s palette.

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Lady Liberty's original lamp was restored over a two-year period and moved into a glass vitrine in the new Statue of Liberty Museum. PHOTO: © IWAN BAAN

Building Team Awards | October 24, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Risk mitigation: Using data tools to catalog, classify, and evaluate facility risk

Organizing vulnerabilities by campus, cost, risk severity, and count. Graphics: John Tobin

   

AEC Tech | October 23, 2020 | JOHN TOBIN, NEW YORK OFFICE DIRECTOR, SMRT ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS

This case study highlights how new data analysis tools can be successfully leveraged to gain insights into some of...

K-12 sector adjusting to ‘new priorities’

The Corgan-designed 106,000-sf Argyle ISD West Elementary School, completed in July 2019, supports a new agrarian development in Argyle, Texas. The PreK through 5th-grade facility accommodates 850 students and includes a linear park that stretches the length of the development. Photo courtesy Corgan

    

K-12 Schools | October 23, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

Health and safety now rank with security for design and construction criteria.  

Excess light industrial space could be converted to offices while maintaining the “character” of the original building, according to Omgivning, which has come up with adaptive reuse concepts for buildings that might be past their expiration dates. Images: Omgivning

Adaptive Reuse | October 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Omgivning conjures varieties of adaptive-reuse concepts.

 

The wing-like exterior design of the Student Union is inspired by birds in flight and is meant to convey the school’s mission for innovation and discovery. All photos: Brad Feinknopf.

Building Team Awards | October 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Mori Hosseini Student Union at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University takes home a Silver Award in the 2020 Build...

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Market Data | October 22, 2020 | PSMJ

Slump was a short one for multifamily market as 3rd quarter proposal activity soars.

Facade and ground level with cars in front

Photo: Albert Vecerko/Esto

Building Team Awards | October 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The New York Presbyterian David H. Koch Center wins a Silver Award in BD+C’s 2020 Building Team Awards.

The Weekly show: Universal design in multifamily housing, reimagining urban spaces, back to campus trends
Multifamily Housing | October 22, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from KTGY Architecture + Planning, LS3P, and Omgivning on the October 22 e...

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Codes and Standards | October 22, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Best practices helping companies develop and measure healthy, sustainable, and resilient reopening efforts.

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Library | October 22, 2020 | HGA Insights Blog | Jane Dedering, Vice President and Senior Designer, HGA

In the following, HGA Vice President and Senior Designer Jane Dedering discusses her passion for libraries, communi...

Banner University Medical Center exterior

All photos: Jeremy Bittermann / Joel B Sanders Agency

Building Team Awards | October 21, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Tucson’s Banner University Medical Center is honored with a Gold Award in the 2020 Building Team Awards. 

City Tech auditorium with people

The 1,000-seat theater, which sits atop a basketball court, required early planning to manage front- and back-of-house circulation, accessibility, infrastructure, and the integration of building systems. All photos: Andrew Rugge/Perkins Eastman

Building Team Awards | October 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The CUNY New York City College of Technology Academic Building wins a Gold Award in BD+C’s 2020 Building Team Award...

Pierre Bottero media library exterior

All photos: Dominique Coulon & Associés

Library | October 21, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is located in Pélissanne.

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Market Data | October 21, 2020 | AIA

AIA’s ABI score for September was 47.0 compared to 40.0 in August.

Market Data | October 21, 2020 | AGC

California and Vermont post worst losses since February as Virginia and South Dakota add the most.

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Codes and Standards | October 21, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Net-zero principles may give buildings longer lives.

The $1.4 billion Chase Center in San Francisco sits on 11 acres and encompasses an arena, broadcast studio, retail stores, two office buildings, plazas and an underground parking garage. The complex will soon add a hotel. Photos: Jason O'Rear/Chase Center

Building Team Awards | October 20, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new home of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, Chase Center, is honored with a Gold Award in the 2020 Building Te...

October 20, 2020 | Clark Nexsen Blog | Anne Bradley, Julia Janaro, and Megan Chorley

Within the constraints of the typical COVID-19 office protocols, lab users face the additional challenge of working...

Co-op Live Arena in Manchester

Renderings courtesy Populous

Arena | October 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Populous is designing the project.

Books stacked

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Codes and Standards | October 20, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Statement now includes safety protocols and plans, sustainability, and BIM experience.

Building facade and balconies

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Market Data | October 20, 2020 | AIA

New resources provide insights into mitigating and managing risk on complex residential design and construction pro...

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Market Data | October 20, 2020 | AGC

Officials say nationwide plan should set clear distribution priorities.

Rhythm exterior in Austin

All photos: Mark Batista

Multifamily Housing | October 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Charlan Brock Associates and Britt Design Group designed the project.

Valle Wood exterior

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Wood | October 19, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lund+Slaatto designed the building.

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