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U.S. engineering firms ride on waves of innovation

“Shorter Than the Day,” by contemporary artist Sarah Sze, is one of four permanent art installations at the 850,000-sf LaGuardia Airport Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall. The joint venture design and construction team included: HOK, Skanska USA, Walsh Construction, and WSP USA. Photo: Nicholas Knight

   

Engineers | November 25, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Strategic acquisitions are also fueling growth objectives.

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Indiana Toll Road's LEED Gold Administration and Operations Building

Indiana Toll Road's LEED Gold Administration and Operations Building. Photo courtesy SmithGroup

  

Government Buildings | November 25, 2020 | SMITHGROUP

New LEED Gold facility consolidates operations for tollway authority.

U.S. engineering firms ride on waves of innovation

“Shorter Than the Day,” by contemporary artist Sarah Sze, is one of four permanent art installations at the 850,000-sf LaGuardia Airport Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall. The joint venture design and construction team included: HOK, Skanska USA, Walsh Construction, and WSP USA. Photo: Nicholas Knight

   

Engineers | November 25, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Strategic acquisitions are also fueling growth objectives.

Indiana Toll Road's LEED Gold Administration and Operations Building

Indiana Toll Road's LEED Gold Administration and Operations Building. Photo: Courtesy SmithGroup

Government Buildings | November 25, 2020 | SMITHGROUP

New LEED Gold facility consolidates operations for Indiana tollway authority.

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Stanford Morphonenesis mesh display

Stanford's Morphogenesis architectural mesh display responds to the human touch through an interactive system. Photo: Gabe Border

University Buildings | November 25, 2020 | GKD METAL FABRICS

Stanford University's ...

AEC Leaders share lessons from past downturns

Photo: fauxels from Pexels

    

Architects | November 24, 2020 | David Barista, Editorial Director 

Positions of passivity and cost-cutting run counter to the key lessons from AEC leaders who successfully navigated...

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Codes and Standards | November 23, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Organization assesses sustainability performance of real estate and infrastructure portfolios and assets.

Photo: Erol Ahmed

November 23, 2020 | VIATechnik's The Edge | Danielle Dy Buncio, VIATechnik, CEO

There has been a fundamental shift in how human beings live, work, and play. The built environment must shift in re...

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Codes and Standards | November 23, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Contributes toward LEED v.4.0 and v.4.1 materials and resources requirements.

Renderings courtesy HOK

Healthcare Facilities | November 23, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be New Jersey’s first comprehensive cancer center.

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Market Data | November 23, 2020 | AGC

This news comes even after 36 states added construction jobs in October.

Airports | November 20, 2020 | Populous

Survey data points to achievable solutions for airports around the globe.

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Smart and Resilient Cities | November 20, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The November 19 episode of BD+C's The Weekly is available for viewing on demand.

Allen Hall at Western Carolina University promotes a vibrant experience for its 612 freshmen occupants. Our design team worked closely with the precast manufacturer, Metromont, to support a social atmosphere and create open, welcoming entries and inviting commons spaces. Photo courtesy Vannoy Construction.

University Buildings | November 20, 2020 | Peter Aranyi

A variety of material solutions are emerging to accelerate construction timelines, and precast concrete has become...

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Codes and Standards | November 19, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Concept aims for car-free living.

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Renderings courtesy BIG

Transportation & Parking Facilities | November 18, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is located in West Virginia.

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Codes and Standards | November 18, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Berkeley Lab examines results of commissioning across building types.

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Market Data | November 18, 2020 | AIA

The pace of decline during October remained at about the same level as in September.

Rendering of Tallhouse exterior design

A rendering of Tallhouse, a 35,000-sf mixed-use residential building in Roxbury, Mass., devised by Generate Technologies to be built with mass timber. Images: Generate

Sustainable Design and Construction | November 17, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hybrid designs reconcile metropolitan growth and lower CO2 emissions.

Ten Mile entrance

All images: The Middleton Group

Office Building Design | November 17, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Middleton Group is designing the project.

Codes and Standards | November 17, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Advocates envision idle offices re-zoned to alleviate housing crisis.

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Market Data | November 17, 2020 | AIA

New study outlines how building product manufacturers can best support architects in climate action.

 Photo: Mike Pertucci

Retail Centers | November 17, 2020 | VIATechnik's The Edge | Anton Dy Buncio, Co-Founder & COO, VIATechnik

The demise of retail brick and mortar is overstated and unwarranted - we see digital transformation offering brick...

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Codes and Standards | November 16, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

American Concrete Institute document contains guidance on codes for structural concrete.

National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the U.S. Arboretum

Renderings: Design Distill for Reed Hilderbrand/Trahan Architects

Museums | November 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Reed Hilderbrand and Trahan Architects designed the project.

Exterior of WSU's new Plant Sciences Building

All photos: Adam Hunter | LMN Architects

Laboratories | November 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects designed the project.

Pegasus Pod Hyperloop test

All photos: Virgin Hyperloop

Transportation & Parking Facilities | November 13, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The pod achieves Hyperloop travel at speeds over 1000km/hour.

A simulation created using the Omniverse platform

The Omniverse platform is derived from Pixar's widely adopted Universal Scene Description, onto which Nvidia can apply multiple GPUs. Image: Leeza Soho - Zaha Hadid Architects

AEC Tech Innovation | November 13, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Nvidia’s Omniverse will go open beta later this year.

Daylighting | November 13, 2020 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog |

Daylight modeling is a tool to examine how daylight interacts with a building, and how that natural light behaves w...

Tax shortfalls nip government projects in the bud

Long Beach, Calif.’s new Civic Center includes the 93,500-sf Billie Jean King Main Library, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and completed in 2019. Photo: Benny Chen| Fotoworks

  

Government Buildings | November 13, 2020 | By John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Federal contracts are proceeding, but states and cities are delaying, deferring, and looking for private investment...

Concepts' Boston outlet is laid out like an art gallery

Concepts' newest store in Boston is laid out like an arti gallery to give shoppers a different experience with each display and floor. Images: Concepts

Retail Centers | November 12, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The streetwear retailer forges its online and brick-and-mortar presence.

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