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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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October 01, 2006 | Maggie Koerth-Baker

Designed by H. H. Richardson in the 1870s to serve the city's burgeoning Back Bay neighborhood, Trinity Church in the...

July 01, 2003 | By Maggie Koerth, Editorial Intern

It's been a heckuva year for building owners and developers. Even giants are faltering in markets such as hotels, ind...

May 01, 2003 | By Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief

During the judging for Building Design & Construction's 6th Annual Building Team Awards, judge Elva Rubio, of Gen...

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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February 01, 2005 | Staff

London-based architect Allies and Morrison designed its new office building to provide ample studio space for an expa...

September 01, 2007 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Mid-twentieth-century projects are in a state of limbo. In many cities, safeguards against quick demolition don't eve...

November 01, 2008 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Call it the green restaurant that almost wasn't. Three years ago, when artist Paul Basile, who specializes in archite...

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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December 01, 2006 | By Jim Haughey, Director, Research and Analytics, Reed Construction Data

Construction will experience a supportive economic environment again in 2007, with the nonresidential construction se...

June 01, 2007 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

How important are athletic programs to U.S. school districts? Here's one leading indicator: In 2005, the National Foo...

January 01, 2009 |

National director of healthcare Ellerbe Becket, Washington, D.C. EDUCATION BSArch, BArch, The Catholic University of...

October 01, 2001 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

When seen initially on a rainy January day by its eventual owner and developer, the Fulton Building, a 95-year-old of...

May 01, 2001 | By Abby Bussel

When the Van Andel Institute (VAI) began to plan its new Education and Medical Research Center in Grand Rapids, Mich....

September 01, 2009 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

At one time the tallest building west of the Mississippi, the Foshay Tower has stood proudly on the Minneapolis skyli...

February 01, 2008 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

It wouldn’t be surprising to discover that a good part of the AEC community is unaware of the activity surrounding be...

October 01, 2004 | By Renee Young, Contributing Editor

On June 2, 1900, three-year-old John Skelton Williams, whose father was the president of Sea-board Air Line Railroad,...

May 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

In 1997 a study by the city of Omaha recommended building a new performing arts center to ease the crowded schedule a...

March 01, 2004 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

It stands just 660 feet from a major fault line, in a region that experiences dozens of temblors a year. It will face...

April 01, 2007 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Beginning in 1996, cable television billionaire and philanthropist Alan Gerry purchased the original Woodstock festiv...

September 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

From its humble beginnings as a tiny pharmaceutical college founded by 14 Boston pharmacists, the Massachusetts Colle...

October 01, 2006 | Staff

Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Md. Johns Hopkins Hospital ranks among the best hospitals in the U.S., topping U.S....

January 01, 2008 |

Unico Properties LLC, a Seattle-based real estate firm, owns and operates seven million sf of property in the western...

August 01, 2002 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Newspaper consultants had told Omaha World-Herald that the most economical plan for finally updating its outdated pro...

March 01, 2009 |

Tasked with designing a high-performance, modular community center for seniors, 12 architecture students recently com...

June 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Mention of architect Frank Gehry brings to mind his characteristically curving structures — notably the Guggenheim Mu...

June 01, 2008 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Along with lighting and MEP systems, glass technology represents one of the most dynamic areas of technological chang...

January 01, 2004 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

When a truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building the morning of April 19, 1995, hundreds of p...

January 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

When it comes to controlling moisture at the building envelope, the construction industry has traditionally focused o...

November 01, 2007 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

The design firm heading the $200 million Doha International Airport project in Qatar is also in charge of coordinatin...

October 01, 2008 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Three decades after its original construction in the early 1970s, the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System Bu...

July 01, 2001 | By C.C. Sullivan, Editorial Director

Electrified, electronic, automatic and smart: these four words describe the state of door hardware, suddenly one of t...

February 01, 2004 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

"Audacious curves." "Cool coatings." "Vibrant colors." These are not phrases typically attributed to metal roofs. But...

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