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BD+C exclusive research: What owners want from AEC firms
Industry Research | April 09, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

BD+C’s first-ever owners’ survey finds them focused on improving buildings’ performance for higher investment returns.

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November 01, 2009 |

What Building Teams and Home Builders Can DoTo Confront the Pending Crisis in Water Scarcity “People can’t drink oil....

November 01, 2009 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Natural light is a blessing. The human eye seeks it, and there are well-documented health benefits to humans from its...

December 01, 2009 | By Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief

It's big news in any city when a new billion-dollar hospital is announced. Imagine what it must be like to have not o...

As architects design high-performing commercial buildings, supporting life safety via perimeter fire containment systems is critical. Specifying a tested, listed assembly that incorporates six essential design elements and withstands extreme testing conditions can help architects support passive life safety and optimize opportunities for egress during a commercial building fire.

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November 01, 2009 |

WHAT BUILDING TEAMS CAN DO 1. Design buildings to reduce cooling load. One of the most cost-effective ways to save wa...

November 01, 2009 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Tucked in a back corner of an office park on the outskirts of Iowa City, Iowa, stands a 10,000 sf-bunker-like structu...

November 01, 2009 |

While significant progress in water conservation has been made inside buildings—primarily with the widespread adoptio...

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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November 01, 2009 |

While hard data on total water use in buildings is somewhat difficult to come by, the U.S. Green Building Council est...

November 01, 2009 |

Since 2003, Building Design+Construction has produced a series of annual reports on the green building movement.¹ Our...

November 01, 2009 | By Hannah Schroder, Contributing Editor

For years, precast concrete has been viewed as a mass-produced product with no personality or visual appeal—the vanil...

November 01, 2009 |

Water factors into all national green building certification programs, and while it may account for only a small piec...

November 01, 2009 |

Water and energy in buildings are intertwined, not only at the point of consumption, but also at the point of generat...

November 01, 2009 |

Respondents to Building Design+Construction’s “Nonresidential Survey” expressed a wide variety of viewpoints concerni...

July 01, 2009 |

Healthcare construction spending growth ended when the recession began last fall and is expected to continue at a les...

September 01, 2009 |

To complete the $55 million renovation of the historic John G. Shedd Aquarium in the allotted 17-month schedule, the...

May 01, 2009 |

For a firm of its size—45-50 employees, depending on the number of interns on board at any time—Manasc Isaac Architec...

July 01, 2005 | Staff

Hallelujah! Business was good in 2004 for many AEC firms in Building Design & Construction's Giants 300, and ther...

October 01, 2003 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

A renovation project doesn't necessarily result in a conspicuous change of appearance. A case in point is the renovat...

May 01, 2001 | By Morgan Luciana Danner, Production Editor

Bland is banned in the office spaces of the new millennium. Whether companies are rehabilitating historic structures...

January 01, 2009 |

VP, general manager Turner Construction Company, Chicago EDUCATION BS CE, Pennsylvania State University ACCOMPLISHMEN...

October 01, 2008 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Since 1916, the Utah State Capitol building has served as the foundation of Utah's government, housing the state legi...

September 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

After more than a decade during which no major resorts were constructed in the Phoenix area, Arizona's capital city h...

May 01, 2009 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Concrete maintains a special reputation for strength, durability, flexibility, and sustainability. These associations...

November 01, 2000 | By C.C. Sullivan, Editorial Director

Can buildings heal the sick? If considered a physical extension of health-care practice and an embodiment of natural...

July 01, 2008 |

Higher education construction spending is currently 18% higher than a year ago, but the year-to-year gain will slide...

June 01, 2005 | By Julie S. Higginbotham

Add the explosion in the number of school-aged kids nationally to the glut of huge, vacant stores in many communities...

February 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

While the emergence of building information modeling is no doubt providing huge advantages in cost and time savings o...

October 01, 2004 | By Mindi Zissman, Products Editor

The Peabody Institute's concert hall (built in 1866) and its adjacent library (completed in 1878) were the first buil...

May 01, 2005 | Staff

Thirty-three years ago, when Rabbi Charles Rosenzveig built the nation's first Holocaust Museum at the Jewish Communi...

March 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Last month, construction crews from Northbrook, Ill.-based curtain wall contractor Arcadia Products began the monumen...

December 01, 2000 | By Gordon Wright, Senior Editor

The process of designing and constructing a building is markedly different from that of manufacturing a product. But...

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