Chase Center Spiral Staircase

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Arena | October 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Chase Center is the new home of the Golden State Warriors.

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2019 Data Center Giants Report DPR - Digital realty Ashburn, Va Photo Ulf Wallin

Last January, Digital Realty opened a 230,000-sf data center in Ashburn, Va., one of this sector’s most robust zones. Built by DPR Construction using concrete tilt-up panels, this was the Digital Realty’s first deployment of its mega-scale prototype, and the time from groundbreaking to IST/Occupancy took only eight months. Phase 1 includes a 6-MW data hall, the first of six halls with equal critical power planned over the data center’s three-year buildout period. Photo: Ulf Wallin

  

Giants 300 | August 28, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

This and more data center sector trends from Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 300 Report. 

Denny Substation in Seattle redefines this building type by its inclusion of neighborhood-focused amenities. Image: Benjamin Benschneider

Cultural Facilities | August 28, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Denny Substation includes 44,000 sf of open space that invites local residents and visitors to frequent the compl...

Slower speed limits in urban areas offer multiple benefits

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Codes and Standards | August 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Improved safety, better adoption of electric scooters and autonomous vehicles are possible if drivers ease off the ac...

Fast. Reliable. Consistent. Viega ProPress® is the copper press joining solution you can count on for superior results on the job.

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Renewables creating significant savings for commercial and public facilities

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Codes and Standards | August 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Payback ranges from five to 15 years.

Oregon rescinds tsunami-zone construction ban

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Codes and Standards | August 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Other states have no ban, but have strengthened building codes for tidal wave resilience.

Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group

Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group 

  

AEC Innovators | August 27, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

From building prefab factories in the sky to incubating the next generation of AEC tech startups, our 2019 class of A...

Pop-up parks revitalize empty lots

Photo of a pop-up park in England. Source: Wikimedia Commons

   

Urban Planning | August 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Pop-up parks that provide instant open areas for public use and programming can revitalize under-utilized spaces and...

How engineering giant Buro Happold democratizes tech innovation, Jewel Changi Airport project

Buro Happold has been building up to the Computational Collective initiative for a while: its Jewel Changi Airport project (shown here with its rain forest and floor-to-ceiling vortex), which predates the Collective, required five of the firm’s offices around the world to work together. Photo: Buro Happold

    

AEC Innovators | August 27, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The firm's Computational Collective initiative presents employees with “a different way of thinking and working.” ...

A canopy will cover every seat at the new West End Stadium, where the FC Cincinnati MLS franchise will play its home games in two years. Image: Populous

Sports and Recreational Facilities | August 26, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The closest seat will be only 15 feet from the field.

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Clayco’s innovation initiatives include launching an inspection service that uses drones. Photo courtesy Clayco

  

AEC Innovators | August 26, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Innovation has been in Clayco’s DNA since this general contractor was founded in 1984.

August 26, 2019 | Rob Cassidy |

New AISC "Designing with Structural Steel - A Guide for Architects"

No humans necessary. A transfer platform slides under the car's wheelbase and positions the vehicle to be parked automatically in a basement of 500 Walnut. Image: Westfalia Technologies

AEC Tech | August 25, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This is the first “palletless” system that Westfalia Technologies has installed.

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Healthcare Facilities | August 23, 2019 | HDR Insights | Sangmin Lee, Director, Health China

Our solutions to both today’s and tomorrow’s challenges lie at the convergence of technologies, industries, and types...

Aerial view of shanghai grand opera house

All images courtesy Snøhetta

Cultural Facilities | August 23, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Opera House is part of a new urban master plan for Shanghai.

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Codes and Standards | August 22, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Plan including sand dunes and mechanical barriers would cost as much as $32 billion.

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Codes and Standards | August 22, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Researchers say program will reduce injuries, save lives.

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Codes and Standards | August 22, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Initiatives include cool streets, cool roofs, and broader urban tree canopy.

August 22, 2019 | NACLab Blog | Pierce McVey, AIA, LEED AP, Principal

Are there existing organizations that have already addressed some of these issues that we can study and learn from?...

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Multifamily Housing | August 22, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Hewitt architects is designing the project.

Lasting thermal control for building façades [AIA course]

The LEED Platinum home for Zurich North America, in Schaumburg, Ill., employs a soaring three-story double wall to control heat gain and daylight quality in the office and amenity areas. Photo: James Steinkamp Photography, courtesy Goettsch Partners

BD+C University Course | August 22, 2019 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

A confluence of product innovations, creative assemblies, and improved project delivery techniques are helping improv...

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Enhanced data transmission will make virtual reality more effective, but 5G adoptions will increase gradually. Photo: Pexels

  

Codes and Standards | August 22, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Virtual reality, Internet of Things, robotics, and drones will all benefit from enhanced data flows.

August 21, 2019 | TAMLYN |

Rainscreen walls go a long way towards a water-tight envelope.

August 21, 2019 | Elizabeth Cotton |

Contaminants related to water, heat and high humidity can cause glass corrosion

August 21, 2019 | Stantec Blog | Ena Kenny

Design can help increase mental healthcare access for city dwellers.

The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

All photos: Studio Thirteen

Museums | August 21, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

FRCH NELSON designed the project.

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Market Data | August 21, 2019 | AIA

Decline in new design contracts suggests volatility in design activity to persist.

August 20, 2019 | Metl-Span |

Metl-Span® Insulated Metal Panels transform 54 West Middlesex Turnpike.

August 20, 2019 | Cannon Design Blog |

Following is a look at the different ways modular design and construction can bring value to healthcare organizations...

All images courtesy Cooper Carry

University Buildings | August 20, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Cooper Carry designed the building.

The Linde Center offers three intimate spaces that support the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center, a new initiative called the Tanglewood Learning Institute, whose programming will include online programs. Image: Robert Benson Photography

Cultural Facilities | August 19, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

It recently debuted three climate-controlled event spaces and an indoor-outdoor café

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