A rendering of the 42,500-sf, $29 million Innovation and Discovery Center at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., which broke ground last October. Kinsley Construction is the GC on the project, designed by Ellenzweig. Last year, spending on education construction spending rose nationally by 6.5% to $88.9 billion. And a new survey of preK-12 school districts and colleges finds strong construction and renovation activities underway this year. The Ursinus project should be completed in time for the fall 2018 semester. Image: Ellenzweig

School Construction | February 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Surveys of school districts and colleges, though, raise questions about financing for future projects.

 

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Building Team | March 01, 2017 | GWWO, Inc./Architects | Alan Reed

Intuitive wayfinding is much like navigating via waypoints—moving from point to point to point.

Architects | March 01, 2017 | The Pritzker Architecture Prize

2017 marks the first time that three architects together are honored with the prize.

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Mixed-Use | March 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The ground-up development will feature 255 hotel rooms and 69 residential units.

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Codes and Standards | March 01, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The regulation governs compliance with effluent limits.

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Multifamily Housing | February 28, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

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Codes and Standards | February 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Washington, D.C., and Annapolis, Md., could flood every three days by 2045.

Sustainability | February 28, 2017 | PDR Blog | Stuart Harris

Organizations are starting to realize that there are benefits to addressing employee wellbeing.

Virtual Reality | February 28, 2017 | Mike Bennett, AIA, EDAC, LSSGB

What once was done with pen and paper (and for the last two decades with screens, keyboards, and a mouse) is now bein...

Market Data | February 28, 2017 | Leopardo Companies

The pace of growth was slower than in 2015, however.

601, an 11,500-sf multipurpose space within American Airlines Arena in Miami, is big enough to host three or four parties and events at once. Image: Courtesy The Heat Group

Sports and Recreational Facilities | February 27, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

601 offers variety and flexibility not found in the arena’s other food and entertainment locations.

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Architects | February 27, 2017 | AIA

The AIA Associates Award is given to individual Associate AIA members to recognize outstanding leaders and creative t...

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Codes and Standards | February 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A new report shows 14% cost savings and a 7% increase in value when green standards are met.

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Mixed-Use | February 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The tower will reach a height of 1,049 feet, the maximum height permitted by the FAA in Miami.

February 27, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

These roofs can last for 40 to 70 years, can lower energy bills, and are recyclable at the end of their useful life....

A simulation at Grady Health's campus in Atlanta, where nurses, providers, and facility leadership could try out a Ponta overhead beam system under real-life care conditions. A white paper from Georgia Tech concludes that these beam systems are superior to other kinds of overhead boom systems for providing access to patients, gases, and equipment in critical care settings. Image: White paper titled “Comparison of Overhead Utility Systems for Intensive Care Rooms”

Healthcare Facilities | February 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

It concludes that a ceiling-mounted beam system is best suited to provide critical care settings with easier access t...

A rendering of the 42,500-sf, $29 million Innovation and Discovery Center at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., which broke ground last October. Kinsley Construction is the GC on the project, designed by Ellenzweig. Last year, spending on education construction spending rose nationally by 6.5% to $88.9 billion. And a new survey of preK-12 school districts and colleges finds strong construction and renovation activities underway this year. The Ursinus project should be completed in time for the fall 2018 semester. Image: Ellenzweig

School Construction | February 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Surveys of school districts and colleges, though, raise questions about financing for future projects.

 

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Codes and Standards | February 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New NIBS report says baseline information needs further development.

Healthcare Facilities | February 24, 2017 | LPA Blog | Marcus Thorne

Higher costs and low occupancy rates have forced healthcare facilities to rethink how healthcare is delivered in thei...

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Architects | February 24, 2017 | AIA

Young Architects are defined as professionals who have been licensed 10 years or fewer regardless of their age.

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Office Building Design | February 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Solar Carve Tower advances Studio Gang’s ‘solar carving’ design strategy.

Rendering courtesy of Toll Brothers City Living

Multifamily Housing | February 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will offer 133 units across its 18 stories.

Sub-metering refers to monitoring systems added on specific equipment, systems, processes, or floors to determine where energy is being used. Tracking energy consumption through sub-metering is currently at a 40—60% ratio of clients who do and do not install sub-metering.

Engineers | February 24, 2017 | Davide Vettraino and Michael Morrissey, NV5

For owners of existing buildings, retrocommissioning creates a baseline to compare future building energy consumption...

Building Tech | February 23, 2017 | SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog | Stephen Conschafter

How can cities of the near future put an emphasis on equality while also reaping the abundant benefits of technologic...

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Market Data | February 23, 2017 | AIA

Despite minor slowdown in overall billings, commercial/ industrial and institutional sectors post strongest gains in...

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Airports | February 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is being hailed as the city’s most transformative since the construction of the Superdome.

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Mixed-Use | February 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The towers will vary in height and emerge from a shared retail podium.

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Codes and Standards | February 22, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The planned updated version will be customizable for any building type.

Nelson Stark saved time with modular construction.

Plumbing | February 22, 2017 | Viega

Nelson Stark selected Viega ProPress for the plumbing installation because the system is flameless and can be install...

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February 22, 2017 | Design Force | Ahmed Kurtom

Millennials are poised to dominate the U.S. workforce. 

K-12 Schools | February 22, 2017 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | John Poelker

Anderson-Livsey is a K-5 school located about 30 minutes East of Atlanta in Gwinnett County and has an enrollment of...

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