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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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Chase Center Southwest Corner exterior

Photo: Jason O'Rear/Chase Center

Building Team Awards | November 04, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The Statue of Liberty Museum, Allianz Field, and the Long Beach Civic Center are three of the projects awarded with...

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Codes and Standards | November 04, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Lease or ownership models for PVs make more sense than ever.

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Market Data | November 04, 2020 | AGC

Association officials warn that demand for nonresidential construction will slide further without new federal relie...

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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The West Building of Candlewood Suites at Fort Jackson, S.C., a project that's part of a public-private partnership that the Army has with Lendlease and IHG Army Hotels. Images: IHG Army Hotels

Hotel Facilities | November 03, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This project used over 4,100 pieces of cross-laminated timber. It's the fourth CLT hotel in the Army's housing port...

gas stove with flame

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Codes and Standards | November 03, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Asthma seems to be aggravated by cooking with flame.

Firehouse Shelter exterior at dusk

Birmingham’s Firehouse Shelter opened in February. In addition to living spaces, the shelter has medical exam rooms, a restful courtyard, a chapel, a classroom/training area, and case management offices where social workers can consult privately with residents. All photos: Edward Badham / EB Visual Productions

Building Team Awards | November 03, 2020 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

A coalition of ministries raised millions to build a new home for homeless men in Alabama’s largest city. The Fireh...

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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Market Data | November 02, 2020 | ABC

Among the sixteen nonresidential subcategories, thirteen were down on a monthly basis.

Poettker Construction's new headquarters

Poettker Construction’s new headquarters brings together internal departments that had been spread over five buildings. Image: Courtesy of Poettker Construction

Building Team Awards | November 02, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Poettker Construction’s new headquarters in rural Breese, Ill., is recognized with a Bronze Award in BD+C’s 2020 Bu...

Chick-fil-A Roswell Town Center

Images courtesy Chick-fil-A

Retail Centers | November 02, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The first location to use this rebuild style reopens on Oct. 15 near Atlanta.

Port of Long Beach Headquarters

This project was North American’s first design-build-finance-operate-maintenance contract, and the first to combine public infrastructure and private development. All Photos: Fukishima Photography.

Building Team Awards | November 02, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Long Beach Civic Center is honored with a Bronze Award in the 2020 Building Team Award...

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Codes and Standards | November 02, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Updated building codes could mitigate the danger.

DelWebb at North Ranch, an age-qualified community in North Las Vegas with homes starting from the low $300s. Access to resort living is relatively rare for older adults, according to a  new paper on livability that also finds Americans over the age of 55 are underrepresented in communities that are safe, affordable and allow for aging in place. Image: DelWebb

Market Data | November 02, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Joint Center for Housing Studies and AARP’s Public Policy Institute connect livability with income, race, and h...

Allianz Field exterior at night

Photo: James Ewing

Building Team Awards | November 02, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor   

The new home of the Minnesota United soccer club wins a Silver Award in BD+C’s 2020 Building Team Awards. 

Market Data | November 02, 2020 | AGC

Construction employment declined in most metros in latest 12 months.

The Weekly show: Multifamily security tips, the state of construction industry research, and AGC's market update
Multifamily Housing | October 30, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

BD+C editors speak with experts from AGC, Charles Pankow Foundation, and Silva Consultants on the October 29 episod...

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Under construction in Jacksonville, Fla., Fusion Rental Community will offer 384 apartments in two buildings. Summit Contracting is building this 390,929-sf project, developed by Fort Family Investments and designed by the architect Group 4 Design. It is scheduled for completion next Spring. Image: Summit Contracting

Multifamily Housing | October 29, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Demand varies by region, and by perceptions about the economy, COVID-19, and the election.

Meet Jaibot, Hilti's new construction jobsite robot

Using data from the BIM model, Jaibot locates itself accurately indoors, drills the holes dust-controlled, and marks them according to the trade, according to the maker. Photo: Hilti


AEC Tech | October 28, 2020 | BD+C Staff and Hilti

The semi-autonomous robot is designed to assist MEP contractors with ceiling-drilling applications. 

Hotel construction pipeline dips 7% in Q3 2020

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Hotel Facilities | October 27, 2020 | Lodging Econometrics

Hospitality developers continue to closely monitor the impact the coronavirus will have on travel demand, according...

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Hyperscale data centers—those massive wholesale colocation facilities engineered to meet the needs of giants like Amazon and Google—are the darlings of the data center sector. Photo by imgix on unsplash


Data Centers | October 26, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hyperscale and edge computing are driving growth in data center and mission critical facilities construction.

Life of an Architect Podcast | October 26, 2020 | Bob Borson, FAIA

When I say the word “architect” what do you imagine? It seems that most people imagine individuals in black clothin...

Mall property redevelopments could result in dramatic property value drops

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Adaptive Reuse | October 26, 2020 | PETER FABRIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Retail conversions to fulfillment centers, apartments, schools, or medical offices could cut values 60% to 90%.

The SPIRE Smart Building Program, World’s first smart building assessment and rating program

Photo courtesy UL and SPIRE Smart Building Program


Smart and Resilient Cities | October 26, 2020 | PETER FABRIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

The SPIRE Smart Building Program will help building owners and operators make better investment decisions, improve...

New seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program released

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Codes and Standards | October 26, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor 

The provisions present a set of recommended improvements to the ASCE/SEI 7-16 Standard.

New guidelines for replacing windows without removing exterior brick veneer

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Reconstruction & Renovation | October 26, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The guidelines cover residential and light commercial buildings of less than four stories above grade.

Emory Student Union, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Emory Student Union, at Emory University, Atlanta, the unanimous choice of the jury as this year's Platinum Award winner in BD+C's "Building Team Awards." 

Building Team Awards | October 24, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Emory University Student Center wins the top award in 2020 Building Team Awards

Lady Liberty's original lamp was restored over a two-year period and moved into a glass vitrine in the new Statue of Liberty Museum. PHOTO: © IWAN BAAN

Building Team Awards | October 24, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Risk mitigation: Using data tools to catalog, classify, and evaluate facility risk

Organizing vulnerabilities by campus, cost, risk severity, and count. Graphics: John Tobin



This case study highlights how new data analysis tools can be successfully leveraged to gain insights into some of...

K-12 sector adjusting to ‘new priorities’

The Corgan-designed 106,000-sf Argyle ISD West Elementary School, completed in July 2019, supports a new agrarian development in Argyle, Texas. The PreK through 5th-grade facility accommodates 850 students and includes a linear park that stretches the length of the development. Photo courtesy Corgan


K-12 Schools | October 23, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

Health and safety now rank with security for design and construction criteria.  

Excess light industrial space could be converted to offices while maintaining the “character” of the original building, according to Omgivning, which has come up with adaptive reuse concepts for buildings that might be past their expiration dates. Images: Omgivning

Adaptive Reuse | October 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Omgivning conjures varieties of adaptive-reuse concepts.


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