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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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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...

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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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...

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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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...

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

In exclusive interviews with Building Design+Construction, experts at the top three hospitality design firms (combine...

December 01, 2000 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

What images are evoked by the words "government building"? Some might think of grand, historic symbols such as the U....

June 01, 2004 | By Mindi Zissman, Products Editor

In 1963, sixteen-year-old Deanie Parker became the second employee at Stax Records, the famed Memphis, Tenn., record...

December 01, 2002 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

A former governor's quest for a memorial to commemorate the history and technological contributions of his state has...

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

In 1995, the city of New Haven, Conn., launched a program to build five new schools and renovate and upgrade seven ot...

February 01, 2002 | By Gordon Wright, Editor

Few events are as awesome as witnessing a lightning strike or seeing the damage it can produce. Nevertheless, when th...

January 01, 2009 |

President Cass Sowatsky Chapman + Associates, San Diego EDUCATION BSArch, University of Michigan PROFESSIONAL CREDENT...

January 01, 2009 |

Principal, national corporate design practice leader DLR Group, Chicago EDUCATION BS, University of Nebraska PROFESSI...

February 01, 2002 | By Jack Klein

Built-up roofing (BUR), which consists of multiple plies of membranes soaked with asphalt or coal tar pitch, has exis...

April 01, 2003 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

The design of the 5.3 million-sq.-ft. passenger terminal for South Korea's newest airport traces its origins 6,500 mi...

March 01, 2009 |

Despite a besieged AEC industry, DES Architects + Engineers of Redwood City, Calif., sees plenty of opportunity out t...

May 01, 2005 | Staff

Castcon Stone is one of those great family-run businesses that embody the American Dream. The Saxonburg, Pa., company...

September 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Former Secretary of the Treasury Paul H. O'Neill–whose signature is probably still on many of the bills in your walle...

March 01, 2006 | Staff

"There are companies that build buildings just to seat people," says Andrew Garnar-Wortzel. "They don't take into acc...

September 01, 2002 | By W. Gene Corley

Having spent a good part of my career investigating structural failures, I've seen spectacular damage on building sit...

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

The Building Team responsible for Des Moines Central Library embraced the notion of designing a simple library in the...

January 01, 2009 |

Associate principal AECOM Design, Shanghai, China EDUCATION BLArch, Tongji University MArch, University of Arizona PR...

February 01, 2003 | Staff

Of all major building projects, hospitals are unique, not just for their complexity — the vast amounts of high-tech e...

May 01, 2008 |

Since the first application of base isolators some 23 years ago on a legal services center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif...

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

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources takes its role as the state's environmental steward seriously, so when i...

October 01, 2008 |

The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Program Place is the headquarters for the largest Girl Scout Council in the U....

January 01, 2009 |

SVP, national director of technical services Tishman Construction Corporation, New York, N.Y. EDUCATION BS, Northwest...

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