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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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September 01, 2005 | By Melissa Stanz

Faced with a constant barrage of wind and rain, roof edges are often where low-slope roof systems take the worst beat...

October 01, 2006 | Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Once an elegant and fashionably trendy locale, the Presidential Hotel played host to the 1928 Republican National Con...

April 01, 2007 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, Milwaukee's new 120,000-sf science and technology museum, sits on a man-made penin...

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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January 01, 2002 | By Michael Chusid

Site-cast tilt-up concrete construction is more likely to be associated with big-box suburban warehouse stores than w...

March 01, 2008 |

Power Construction Company operates from a very basic business proposition: that it is invariably more profitable to...

March 01, 2008 |

When architect Wayne Schmidt went out on his own 31 years ago, he vowed to build his new design firm around the guidi...

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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May 01, 2005 | Staff

With its bent edifices, pop-eyed windows, and mangled mix of metallic shapes and appendages, Frank Gehry's surrealist...

November 01, 2003 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

The perception that sustainable design and construction inherently contains a substantial cost premium, especially fo...

October 01, 2003 | By Mindi Zissman, Products Editor

For years, St. Louis struggled to attract convention-goers to its 2.7 million sq. ft. downtown America's Center, some...

January 01, 2004 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Close up, amid saplings and green lawns in a courtyard enclosed by brick and vinyl-sided townhouses, you'd think you...

September 01, 2007 | By Anne Hartman, Editorial Intern

As the home to Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals—the oldest theatrical company in the nation—12 Holyoke Street had...

December 01, 2001 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

When the Steelcase furniture manufacturing company decided to build a new wood furniture facility in nearby Dutton, M...

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

A pendant light fixture trained on the building's reception desk dims as clouds pass overhead, then brightens again i...

May 01, 2001 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

As gas and electricity costs continue to skyrocket, building owners and facility managers are determined more than ev...

June 01, 2008 | By Jeff Yoders, Senior Associate Editor

In Nebraska BIM users share tricks of the trade at RUGON. In Kansas City they discuss Revit at KCrevit. In Toronto Ar...

August 01, 2004 | By Matthew Phair, Contributing Editor

Most building projects exist in three versions: the building that was designed, the building that was built, and the...

January 01, 2009 |

Shareholder, construction sector Chamberlain Hrdlicka, Atlanta EDUCATION BA, St. Lawrence University J.D., State Univ...

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

Sustainable building trends are gaining steam, even in the current economic downturn. More than five billion square f...

July 01, 2009 |

The nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction companies are on the BIM bandwagon in a big way, acc...

June 01, 2002 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

What do you get when you cross an elevator with an escalator? An inclinator, of course. These elevator cabs ascend an...

December 01, 2001 | By Barbara Horwitz

The senior housing market can be compared with a train, says developer Stephen Wright: "We can see the freight train...

December 01, 2001 | By Gordon Wright, Editor

The staggered-truss structural system incorporating steel trusses was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Tec...

February 01, 2005 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Digital systems have become a fundamental component of healthcare design and construction, providing remarkable benef...

February 26, 2007 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

The light-emitting diode (LED) has come a long way and hasn't even reached its 45th birthday. Long the preferred ligh...

February 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

The Building Team for the new Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta credits a two-page document with being one of the most...

October 01, 2008 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

While the Bird's Nest and Water Cube captured all the TV coverage during the Beijing Olympics in August, the Rem Kool...

October 01, 2006 | Staff

The Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Building houses the U.S. Attorney General's office, the Justice Department headqua...

July 01, 2001 | Staff

While RTKL is practically synonymous with retail architecture, David C. Hudson, president of the Baltimore-based A/E...

July 01, 2002 | Mindi Zissman

In an effort to redefine the 74-year-old firm, Syska Hennessy Group changed its name this year to reflect a new, "ful...

December 01, 2001 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

Aug. 28, 1998, was a tragic day for the congregation of Manhattan's Central Synagogue, one of New York City's oldest...

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