Rancho Los Amigos earned three LEED Silver, one LEED Gold, and a LEED-NC for Healthcare certification (Master Site) for its 28-acre campus. Photos: Michael McLane, McLane + Studio

Building Team Awards | June 17, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Silver Award: Taylor Design (architect) and SmithGroup (AOR) led an integrated design-build team anchored by McCarthy Building Companies (GC).

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Codes and Standards | May 20, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Climate ignorance driving some ‘insane’ deals.

All photos: Black & Hue Photography

Education Facility | May 20, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The three labs will each house a different focus.

The Kinesiology and Athletic Complex at Orange Coast College is one of many projects that C.W. Driver has started or completed in California, its home state. Image: courtesy of C.W. Driver

Contractors | May 20, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

C.W. Driver succeeds by sticking to core markets and practices.

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Codes and Standards | May 17, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

National Apartment Assn. report assesses reasons for difficulty in creating more apartments.

Cultural Facilities | May 17, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Former ConocoPhillips CEO and wife have donated millions for culture and education.

University of Texas at Dallas Engineering Building/ Serves as social hub for students across campus, clubs, and organizations

University Buildings | May 17, 2019 | SmithGroup Perspectives blog | Doug Campbell

When a prospective student evaluates an institution, they are imagining whether they can see themselves there as an i...

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Codes and Standards | May 17, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Focus is on techniques to reduce energy bills.

In Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood, GEMS World Academy Middle-Upper School, designed by bKL Architecture, is rising 13 stories. The building is set back 25 feet from the street to allow in more natural light, and features an 8,000-sf artificial turf recreation area that doubles as outdoor classroom and gathering space for its students. Its Building Team includes WSP (SE), WMA Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP), Mackie Consultants (CE), Wolff Landscape Architecture, and Power Construction (GC). bKL Architecture.

K-12 Schools | May 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Verticality has some plusses, according to AEC firms that have engaged such projects recently.

A crew from Andres Construction Services performs work on the adaptive reuse of First National Bank Tower, Dallas, into apartments, restaurants, retail, and the 200-room Texas flagship inn for Thompson Hotels. Photo: Andres Construction Services

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

The landmark tower has been vacant for a decade.

May 16, 2019 | MBCI |

Metal roof installation techniques vary greatly depending on the fastening system selected. 

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Codes and Standards | May 16, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

“Twitter tax break” may have worsened some of the area’s problems.

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Healthcare Facilities | May 16, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The trapezoidal shape of the building is an eco-friendly feature.

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Hotel Facilities | May 16, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

MCR and Morse Development spearheaded the project.

May 15, 2019 | Travis Fischer, Kinsley Contruction, Inc. |

By constructing materials before they hit the job site, trade contractors are boosting their operations.

AI and digital twin firm Reconstruct Inc. closing $7.7 million Series A investment

Rendering: Reconstruct Inc.

AEC Tech | May 15, 2019 | Reconstruct Inc.

Reconstruct’s AI and digital twin capabilities provide indoor/outdoor views for project stakeholders to track and res...

Transit Facilities | May 15, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

A public art piece created by artist Folayemi Wilson will be just one of the eye-catching features of the new Damen G...

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Codes and Standards | May 15, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Newly hired inspectors getting up to speed.

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Mixed-Use | May 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón designed the project.

The 26,000-sf Statue of Liberty Museum replaces a much smaller facility that could only accommodate about one-fifth of the island's daily visitors. Image: David Sundberg/Esto

Museums | May 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This LEED-Gold building features three exhibit spaces that give visitors more access to and engagement with the statu...

May 14, 2019 | Star Building Systems |

Star is committed to leading the way in building industry technology.

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Codes and Standards | May 14, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Naval Postgraduate School program maps locations nationwide.

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Office Building Design | May 14, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The building’s design is inspired by the design of its fleet of cruise ships—with flowing lines.

Mixed-Use | May 14, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Beach Company is developing the project.

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Codes and Standards | May 13, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Urban core living costs hundreds of thousands more in largest U.S. cities.

Rendering of completed hotel

All images courtesy Danny Forster & Architecture.

Modular Building | May 13, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Danny Forster & Architecture designed the building.

May 10, 2019 | Star Building Systems |

This course describes sustainable directions in the custom-engineered, BIM-driven approaches.

Designing behavioral health facilities [AIA course]

A group room at the Texas Health Recovery & Wellness Center, in Mansfield. Note the significant use of natural light and vandal- and ligature-resistant furniture. Behavioral health patients spend much of their time out of their rooms. Photo: Steve Hinds/Smith Seckman Reid

BD+C University Course | May 10, 2019 | Debbie Gregory, DNP, RN; James M. Hunt, AIA; Kimberly Newton McMurray, AIA, EDAC; and Ben Szela, PE, CEA

Recent gun violence, the opioid epidemic, and other social issues with significant behavioral health implications und...

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Museums | May 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Construction will begin in fall 2019.

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Market Data | May 09, 2019 | Lodging Econometrics

Projects currently under construction stand at 1,709 projects/227,924 rooms.

Construction of new children’s hospital addition in NW Florida had to weather several storms

The four-story tower addition includes a 72-bed neonatal ICU and 10-bed pediatric ICU. Image: Jim Hobart/MacBeth Studio

Healthcare Facilities | May 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Patient and staff care were primary concerns during this 25-month project, says its GC.

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