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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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December 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

The 9/11 terrorist attacks had an immediate impact on Kansas City International Airport's $258 million terminal impro...

August 11, 2010 | By Rob McManamy, Editor-in-chief

Seven months after terror took the form of a hijacked jetliner and ripped into the side of the Pentagon, an army of c...

September 01, 2009 |

Built in 1875 to serve as the art gallery for the Centennial International Exhibition in Fairmount Park, Memorial Hal...

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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October 01, 2007 | Dave Barista, Managing Editor

One of the first LEED Platinum buildings in the nation and only the third U.S. building designed to LEED standards, t...

June 01, 2001 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

When Urban Land Interests (ULI) purchased its first building on Block 89 in 1986 — a vacant J.C. Penney department st...

November 01, 2007 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In August 1995, having taken the helm of a university with a falling enrollment, a dire balance sheet, and a murky fu...

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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September 01, 2003 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

Something special is happening along San Francisco's southeast waterfront. Just south of PacBell Park, home to baseba...

May 01, 2007 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

At $3.4 billion in revenues last year, Bovis Lend Lease is one of the largest construction management firms and gener...

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

It was a race against time for Kentucky's Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Under a federal court order to r...

October 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Have you figured out what the mystery building is? Hint: It has a concrete frame and sloped floors. Still not sure? O...

June 01, 2002 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

The now-deflated dot-com boom left an imprint on office environments by making technology an increasingly accepted an...

August 01, 2005 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

After being awarded the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Salt Lake City organizers needed more than 800 support buildings f...

May 01, 2007 | Maggie Koerth-Baker, Contributing Editor

All too often, architects, designers, and construction professionals find themselves working for a company whose phil...

June 01, 2001 | By Elyse Umlauf-Garneau

The American subsidiary of Royal Ahold, a Dutch-based retailing giant, wanted to empower its employees to be "ahead o...

December 01, 2007 |

Roof board meets stiffened FM standards In 2006, Factory Mutual made significant changes to its testing standards for...

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

Kaiser Permanente’s two new California hospitals, in Antioch and Modesto, were already well into schematic design whe...

July 01, 2009 |

The value of hotel starts has averaged under $500 million over the last six months, less than half of the development...

September 01, 2006 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

The nation's colleges and universities have a decade until they welcome the Class of 2020 to campus. That's just 10 y...

October 01, 2001 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

Set in the middle of Boston's Fenway district, the mammoth, 1.5 million-sq.-ft. Sears, Roebuck and Co. warehouse and...

September 01, 2009 |

Renovations to Seattle's historic Garfield High School focused mainly on restoring the 85-year-old building's faded b...

February 01, 2005 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

In recent years, advances in information technology have enabled nurses to move away from traditional centralized pap...

February 01, 2005 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

If you were among the 11 million tourists to visit Baltimore this past year, chances are you took in at least one of...

January 01, 2008 |

Donald J. Anderson, Jr., S8 Commercial and infrastructure division manager Fugro Consultants LP Houston Jill Bergman,...

January 01, 2007 | Robert Cassidy

Have you ever fallen in love with one of your projects? Truly, deeply in love? Larry Speck has. “Halfway through cons...

March 01, 2008 |

Forty-six-year-old KJWW Engineering Consultants of Rock Island, Ill., recently hit the 500-employee milestone, but ba...

April 01, 2006 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

The typical hotel business guest has a laptop, a BlackBerry, a cell phone, an iPod, and a disdain for boring hotels d...

May 01, 2008 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Structural insulated panels, commonly referred to as SIPs, have been used in the construction of single-family homes...

October 01, 2003 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Originally constructed in 1904 as the training facility for the U.S. men's Olympic team, the University of Chicago's...

March 01, 2009 | By Jerry Yudelson, PE, MBA, LEED AP

Although North American green building practices and technology have come a long way in the past 15 years, it's my op...

May 01, 2004 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

For Judge Walter J. Gex III, the completion last August of the Dan M. Russell, Jr. United States Courthouse complex i...

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