Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab, Deerfield, Ill., AEC Innovators, Burcin Kaplanolgu

The 20,000-sf Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab in Deerfield, Ill., replicates an actual jobsite, and allows visitors to walk through five different stages of construction work, to test new technologies and training techniques, or to share best practices with peers. Photo: Oracle 

  

AEC Innovators | August 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab allows visitors to walk through five different stages of construction work, to test new AEC technologies and training techniques.

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Market Data | July 18, 2019 | ABC

Contractors were slightly less upbeat regarding profit margins and staffing levels compared to April.

A rendering of the main entry of Mora (Minn.) Hospital and Clinic, which underwent an extensive remodeling and expansion. Image: Courtesy of Kraus Anderson Construction

Healthcare Facilities | July 18, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A 25-month project includes three separate additions.

POST Houston aerial view

All renderings courtesy Luxigon/OMA

Mixed-Use | July 18, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

OMA is designing the project.

Custom builder Loudermilk Homes once relied exclusively on house wrap as their air and water barrier of choice. But once they learned about the benefits of the ForceField® air and water barrier system, they switched. Sherwin Loudermilk of Loudermilk Homes explains why. Click here to watch!

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Building Team | July 17, 2019 | circle S studio Blog | Tim Asimos

Today’s A/E/C firms can no longer rely on the brochure-style websites of the past.

What multifamily developers are saying about Ori Living's robotic interior system

Ori Pocket Closet opens (via black button) for access to clothes, etc. Pocket Closet comes with 110 cubic feet of storage, 140 inches of hanging space, a desk, 48-inch TV nook, LED lighting, three outlets, and two USB ports and adds the equivalent of 40 square feet of usable space to an apartment. Cost: $3,000 to $7,000. Photo: Ori Living

Multifamily Housing | July 17, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

This robotically controlled, space-saving furniture system can add more than 100 square feet of usable space to apart...

Robotic interiors: How to make a studio apartment feel as big as a one-bedroom unit

Ori Studio Suite comes with a full or queen bed, a dining table or desk, a 50- or 60-inch TV nook, up to 133 cubic feet of storage, 48 to  60 inches of space to hang clothes, LED lighting, six outlets, and two USB ports. The system “adds” up to 136 of usable square footage to the unit. Cost: $7,000 to $15,000, depending on order quantity. Photo: Ori Living

Multifamily Housing | July 17, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

Meet Ori Living's robotically controlled, space-saving furniture system. 

While drainable building wraps share the ability to shed bulk water faster than standard wraps, not all are up to par. Tear strength, air holdout, UV resistance, and breathability still matter. Only TYPAR ® Drainable Wrap™ pairs drainability with overall industry-leading weather protection.

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Multifamily Housing | July 17, 2019 | Gordian

Using RSMeans data from Gordian, here are the most recent construction costs for low-rise and mid-rise apartment buil...

View from SE at night

All renderings courtesy Populous

Sports and Recreational Facilities | July 17, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $250 million stadium is being privately funded by the team’s ownership group.

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Market Data | July 17, 2019 | AIA

Project inquiry gains hit a 10-year low.

July 16, 2019 | MBCI |

Because of the critical nature of seaming metal roofs, the crew members doing this work should be properly trained....

Market Data | July 16, 2019 | ABC

The Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to 8.9 months in May 2019.

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Codes and Standards | July 16, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Pertains to fire resistance rating times.

Multifamily Housing | July 15, 2019 | Rob Cassidy, Editor

We're looking for the best new "student housing" communities for our Fall Issue of Multifamily Design+Construction....

7 new multifamily developments to track this summer

Sitka, a 384-unit apartment complex in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Photo: Vulcan Real Estate

Multifamily Housing | July 15, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

Ballpark living in Anaheim, Calif., and a water-friendly apartment complex in Seattle highlight the noteworthy multif...

Codes and Standards | July 15, 2019 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The move follows successful public input on LEED 4.1.

Lack of standards hampers development of exoskeleton industry

Photo: SuitX

   

AEC Tech | July 15, 2019 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Guidelines, common terminology, and testing methodology are needed, says expert. 

Investors eye startups focused on automating construction

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AEC Tech | July 15, 2019 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Investors could reap big payoffs in an industry that experts say is ready for automation.

July 15, 2019 | Think Wood

Architects and engineers are embracing prefabricated buildings—and all of the benefits it provides.

Summer assignments: 2019 K-12 school construction costs

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K-12 Schools | July 15, 2019 | Gordian

Using RSMeans data from Gordian, here are the most recent costs per square foot for K-12 school buildings in 10 citie...

ErinoakKids treatment center, Erin Sauga, courtesy Stantec

For our design for an ErinoakKids treatment center, we needed to include a staircase that incorporated a large landing, since kids with mobility issues require a space to rest. So, we came up with a treehouse concept, which can be seen at the top left of this image. Photo courtesy Stantec

Healthcare Facilities | July 15, 2019 | Stantec Blog | Iva Radikova and Olivera Sipka, Stantec

Standard building requirements don’t have to be boring. Here’s how you can inject whimsical touches into everyday des...

Healthcare Facilities | July 15, 2019 | Gensler Blog | Amy Carter, Bethany Callihan, and James Crispino

Below are five strategies to improve access and patient experience.

All renderings courtesy Steven Holl Architects

Cultural Facilities | July 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Their winning proposal was supported by six of the seven members of the jury.

Market Data | July 12, 2019 | ABC

This is the first time in nearly three years that input prices have fallen on a year-over-year basis.

Smart sensor maintains privacy, enhances safety in sensitive spaces

HALO has 11 built-in sensors to monitor audio analytics (e.g., shouting, bullying), air quality (vape, smoke), chemicals (oxidizers, methane), light, and environmental factors (occupancy, humidity). All images courtesy IPVideo Corp.

Great Solutions | July 12, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HALO IOT sensor is designed for use in places where cameras are not welcome.

Office Building Design | July 12, 2019 | Clark Nexsen Blog | Anne Bradley

In the workplace, the only constant is change.

Bentley University's new ice arena includes classrooms, and has hosted non-sporting events like concerts and fashion shows. Image: Bentley University

Arena | July 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Several ARC-designed projects give the firm’s academic clients more event-hosting flexibility.

Roofing Drainage Systems [AIA course]

Different roof types demand different drainage strategies. Photo: Hoffmann Architects

BD+C University Course | July 12, 2019 | Richard W. Off, AIA, and Steffany Malarik, AIA, Hoffmann Architects

While the various layers of the roof assembly play a key role in keeping moisture from infiltrating into the interior...

A new report on how contractors collect and use jobsite data is based on responses from 187 companies. Image: Dodge Data & Analytics

AEC Tech | July 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Information is power, but are contractors collecting what they need to make better decisions?

Zurich North America’s HQ outside Chicago

Zurich North America’s HQ outside Chicago is rooted in one of the most expansive employee engagement efforts in history, and the extensive data it generated. Photo courtesy CannonDesign

Office Building Design | July 11, 2019 | Cannon Design Blog | Heather Rosen, Workplace Strategy Consultant, CannonDesign

The traditional model of signing long-term leases, committing extensive capital to an inflexible solution, and then c...

All photos: Laurian Ghinitoiu

Cultural Facilities | July 11, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project gives Bordeaux an art-filled public space from the waterfront to the city’s new urban room.

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