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Mixed-Use | February 24, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gresham Smith is serving as architect-of-record for the entire project and is part of the design team with Pappageorge Haymes and Gensler.

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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.

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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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.

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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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

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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.

A rendering of Facebook's data center complex in Fort Worth, Texas.

Facebook is planning a $200 million 170,000-sf expansion of its three-year-old 150-acre data center complex in Fort Worth, Texas. A new report published by Turner & Townsend forecasts strong construction demand in Europe and North America for data centers in 2021. Image: Facebook

Data Centers | December 09, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But supply-chain and labor problems could slow deliveries, according to Turner & Townsend’s 2020 report that lo...

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Codes and Standards | December 09, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will address innovations in material performance and building designs.

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Codes and Standards | December 09, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Owners should assess risk, insurance coverage, and ability to withstand disasters.

Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, which underwent a major reconstruction that connected to buildings and improved people circulation

A major reconstruction and renovation opened up Holy Blossom Temple with an addition that connected two buildings in ways that made it easier for congregants to interact and navigate the campus. Images: Tom Arban Photography, Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Reconstruction Awards | December 08, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Holy Blossom Temple is a Platinum winner in BD+C’s 2020 Reconstruction Awards

40 Under 40 | December 08, 2020 | BD+C Editors

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

Production of Katerra's new window line, made at its facility in Tracy, Calif.

Last September, Katerra, which specializes in modular solutions, launched its high-performance Kova Windows line, produced in its Tracy, Calif., facility. JLL found that the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t had much impact on the industry’s adoption of modular construction. Image: Katerra  

AEC Tech | December 08, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new JLL report assesses which tech options got a pandemic “boost.”

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Market Data | December 07, 2020 | AGC

Project cancellations, looming PPP tax bill will undercut future job gains.

Life of an Architect Podcast | December 07, 2020 | Bob Borson, FAIA

Answering the question "What exactly does a typical day in the life of an architect look like?" is nearly impossibl...

Abandoned train depot in Detroit will be part of new mobility innovation district under development.

The Michigan Central Station in Detroit is getting a complete overhaul to serve as the mixed-use core of a proposed mobility innovation district that Ford Motor Co. has been developing. Image: Practice for Architecture and Urbanism

Urban Planning | December 06, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its centerpiece is an abandoned train depot whose architecture and decay reflect two sides of this city’s past.

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2020 Contractor Giants Walbridge_UofM StudentUnion

Walbridge teamed with architect Integrated Design Solutions on a 20-month renovation of The Michigan Union, the University of Michigan’s iconic 1919 student union. The project involved upgrades to the MEP systems and elevators, a roof replacement, and restoration of 540 of the building’s original windows. Courtesy Walbridge

   

Contractors | December 04, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

Contractors are more receptive than ever to ways that help get projects done faster.

Healthcare Facilities | December 04, 2020 | Seth Kelso, Project Director, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

5 infection control principles used in high-containment facilities.

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

Agency releases guidance on lessons learned from pandemic inspections.

The Weekly show, Dec 3, 2020: Designing multifamily housing for COVID-19, and trends in historic preservation and adaptive reuse
Multifamily Housing | December 04, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Page & Turnbull and Grimm + Parker Architect...

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