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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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Market Data | December 28, 2020 | AGC

Measure’s modest amount of funding for infrastructure projects and clarification that PPP loans may not be taxed wi...

The Smile aerial

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Mixed-Use | December 28, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project, dubbed The Smile, has recently completed construction.

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Codes and Standards | December 28, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Directs defense, agriculture secretaries to review potential for wood frame construction on defense building projec...

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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Codes and Standards | December 28, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Rule would apply to projects on lots sized 20,000 sf or larger.

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Market Data | December 28, 2020 | AGC

New York and Vermont record worst February-November losses, Virginia has largest pickup.

Lobby Old Chicago Post Office

Lobby of the Old Chicago Post Office, a Platinum winner in BD+C's 37th Annual Reconstruction Awards. Photo: Eric Laignel/Eric Laignel Photography, courtesy Gensler

Reconstruction Awards | December 23, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

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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Use of Geographic Information Systems, by AEC business classification

Most AEC firms have had experience using Geographic Information Systems software at some stage of their projects. Charts: Dodge Data & Analytics

AEC Tech | December 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Future usage might boil down to competitive pressure, according to a Dodge Data & Analytics survey.

Exterior of the Esperanza Health Center in North Philadelphia

Esperanza Health Center's flagship is now inside what had been the Kensington Trust Company Building, which was renovated and rebranded as a clinic for North Philadelphia. Images: Don Pearse Photographers

Reconstruction Awards | December 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

BD+C’s Reconstruction Awards recognize the adaptive reuse of the Kensington Trust building.

U.S. Pavilion Aerial

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Reconstruction Awards | December 18, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project has won a Bronze Award in BD+C's 2020 Reconstruction Awards.

McDonald's Flagship Disney at dusk

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Sustainability | December 17, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Ross Barney Architects designed the project.

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Codes and Standards | December 17, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Building owners can invest in new technology with no upfront cost.

The Weekly show: The future of eSports facilities, and meet the National Institute for AI in Construction
AEC Tech | December 17, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

The December 17 episode of BD+C's The Weekly is available for viewing on demand. 

The Roundhouse, a 19th-century train engine repair building, is being transformed into an innovation center.

The Roundhouse, which was once used to stabilize train engines for repair, is being transformed into an innovation center for new businesses. Images: GBBN

Adaptive Reuse | December 17, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The adaptive reuse of the Roundhouse is the latest step forward for Hazelwood Green.

What the Biden Administration means for multifamily construction

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Multifamily Housing | December 16, 2020 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

What can the multifamily real estate sector expect from Biden and Company? At the risk of having egg, if not a whol...

Download a PDF of all 2020 Giants 400 Rankings from Building Design+Construction magazine

Pictured: Arlington (Va.) Public Schools Heights Building Photo by Jim Tetro, courtesy Gilbane

 

Giants 300 | December 16, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

This 70-page PDF features AEC firm rankings across 51 building sectors, disciplines, and specialty services.

A rendering of the HIstoric Alameda High School, which recently reopened after a modernization that included seismic stabilization.

The Historic Alameda High School in California was remade into a modern, flexible learning environment, while retaining some of its classic architecture. Images credit: Tim Maloney/Technical Imagery Studios

Reconstruction Awards | December 16, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A 2014 bond issue provided financing to seismically stabilize and modernize Historic Alameda High School, a 2020 Si...

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Codes and Standards | December 16, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Buildings reopened after extended pandemic closure are at risk.

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Market Data | December 16, 2020 | AIA

The pace of decline during November accelerated from October, posting an Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of...

What developers and property owners really want from AEC firms

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Building Owner | December 16, 2020 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor 

Calling all real estate developers, building owners, and facilities directors, BD+C editors would like your experti...

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Codes and Standards | December 16, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Scope expanded to include shotcrete, internal curing, mineral fillers, and recycled concrete aggregates.

AEC Tech | December 15, 2020 | DLR Group

sonrai IAQ™ by DLR Group delivers actionable intelligence to optimize facility operations and enhance occupant comf...

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Codes and Standards | December 15, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Lure of urban life and jobs may draw people back after pandemic subsides.

Wyoming Capitol Square at night

Photo: Dan Schwalm Photography

Reconstruction Awards | December 14, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Wyoming Capitol Square project has won a Gold Award in BD+C's 2020 Reconstruction Awards.

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Architects | December 14, 2020 | AIA

The Gold Medal honors an individual whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on the theory and pr...

New Knight Campus at University of Oregon at Eugene

The purpose of the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is to create greater interactions among researchers from a wide range of scientific fields. Images: Bruce Damonte

University Buildings | December 13, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its design encourages occupant productivity and well-being.

Workers used industrial rope to inspect the interior of the Conservatory's dome.

Workers were suspended from industrial rope to investigate the Palm Dome at the New York Botanical Garden's Conservatory for signs of damage. Photo credit: Nancy Hudson, Silman 2013

Reconstruction Awards | December 12, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Scaffolding played a critical role in the repair and restoration of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s Palm Dome at t...

2021 and Beyond: What multifamily communities need to know for the year ahead Boingo blog
Multifamily Housing | December 11, 2020 | Boingo: Where Connectivity Meets Community | BOINGO: WHERE CONNECTIVITY MEETS COMMUNITY

A conversation with Boingo Wireless about 5G, Wi-Fi 6, IoT, and the quickly evolving wireless landscape.

The Weekly show, Dec 10, 2020: The future of medical office buildings, and virtual internship programs
Healthcare Facilities | December 10, 2020 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from SMRT Architects and Engineers and Stantec about...

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Codes and Standards | December 10, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

FGIA issues first update for document created in 2005.

Codes and Standards | December 10, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cover Boards EPD is an industry first.

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