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2020 GIANTS 400 REPORT landing page Washington College_Semans Griswold Environmental Hall, Ayers Saint Gross

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, designed by Ayers Saint Gross, is home to Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society and commands a picturesque site on the Chester River. The river is a living laboratory that provides students with an immersive experience in support of the building’s programs in environmental science and sustainability. Photo courtesy Ayers Saint Gross

    

Giants 300 | August 28, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The 2020 Giants 400 Report features more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and specialty categories.

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Vassar Brothers Medical Center's 752,000-sf patient tower

The 752,000-sf patient tower represents the first significant transformation of Vassar Brothers Medical Center in 133 years. Images: Brad Feinknopf

Healthcare Facilities | January 16, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The pavilion includes a 66-room Emergency Department.

The Weekly show, Jan 14, 2021: Passive House innovations, and launching a design studio during the pandemic
Multifamily Housing | January 14, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about innovations in Passive House desig...

Cobot Hub exterior

All renderings courtesy 3XN

Laboratories | January 14, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

3XN designed the project.

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Codes and Standards | January 14, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Environmental and planning groups note soaring claims, flood insurance debt.

Energy | January 14, 2021 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Michelle Christopher

Now is the right and necessary time for the commercial real estate industry to shift its environmental strategy fro...

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Market Data | January 13, 2021 | CBRE

U.S. construction activity is expected to bounce back in 2021, after a slowdown in 2020 due to challenges brought b...

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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A quarterly index of construction costs, by national averages

Construction costs rose marginally in the latest quarterly tracked by the consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall. Image credit: RLB

Market Data | January 13, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Rider Levett Bucknall’s latest cost report singles out unemployment and infrastructure spending as barometers.

Market Data | January 13, 2021 | AGC

ABC’s Construction Confidence Index readings for sales, profit margins, and staffing levels increased in December....

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Codes and Standards | January 13, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New procedure would diminish influence of local code officials.

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Codes and Standards | January 12, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Energy-intensive sector comprises 10% of all commercial real estate.

Office Building Design | January 12, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The video game company is currently valued at over $17 billion thanks to Fortnite, its massively popular battle roy...

NEMA CHICAGO, JAMES MCHUGH CONSTRUCTION

The 800-unit NEMA Chicago, recently completed by McHugh Construction, is the city’s tallest rental tower, at 896 feet. Photo: Courtesy Crescent Heights

Multifamily Housing | January 11, 2021 | JAMES MCHUGH CONSTRUCTION CO.
Mukilteo Ferry Terminal

All photos: Benjamin Benschneider

Transit Facilities | January 11, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects designed the $187 million project.

Solar panels

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Codes and Standards | January 11, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Restraints include high upfront cost, and lack of universal definition and approaches.

Market Data | January 11, 2021 | Turner Construction Company

SourceBlue draws upon 20 years of supply chain management experience in the construction ind...

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Codes and Standards | January 11, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

First update of ‘safe harbors’ in 15 years provides better clarity for design and construction firms.

Central Station at its opening in October 1914 and the revitalized hotel in 2020

Central Station at its opening in October 1914 and the revitalized hotel in 2020. Photo: VRX Studios

Reconstruction Awards | January 10, 2021 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
An aerial rendering of Ohana Center for Health

The under-construction Ohana Center for Health in Monterey, Calif., reflects a growing need for mental heathcare. Images: NBBJ

Healthcare Facilities | January 09, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NBBJ is among the firms tapping into this trend.

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Market Data | January 08, 2021 | AGC

Gains are likely temporary as new industry survey finds widespread pessimism for 2021.

oLIV Tucson STUDENT HOUSING project BY CoreSpaces 2020 Student housing report

A green wall frames a properly masked student resident at ōLiv Tucson, near the University of Arizona, which operated on a hybrid Covid-19 schedule until Thanksgiving, then was scheduled to go all virtual. Photo: Nathan Oppenheim

    

Multifamily Housing | January 08, 2021 | Robert Cassidy, Editor

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many college and university residences were completed in time for classes, live o...

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Codes and Standards | January 08, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Battle over IP property claims by ICC and other codes bodies continues.

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Codes and Standards | January 08, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Businesses that install green roofs, rain gardens, permeable pavement, and rainwater harvesting are eligible.

Sideyard exterior

All photos: Stephen Miller

Wood | January 08, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skylab designed the project.

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Market Data | January 07, 2021 | AGC

New industry outlook finds most contractors expect demand for many categories of construction to decline.

The Weekly show, Jan 7, 2021: Preconstruction boot camp, and leadership strategies for navigating a challenging market Expert guests are Steve Wiley, SVP of Preconstruction at James McHugh Construction and Greg Kelly, PE, President and CEO, STV Inc.
Contractors | January 07, 2021 | BD+C Staff

The January 7 episode of BD+C's The Weekly is available for viewing on demand. 

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Codes and Standards | January 07, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

May limit the number of firms that could compete for contracts.

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Codes and Standards | January 07, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contrinbuting Editor

Projects include new General Assembly Building, outpatient facility at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Stemmler Hall lab space

All photos: Todd Mason, Halkin Mason Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | January 06, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Edward J. Stemmler Hall project has won a Bronze Award in BD+C’s 2020 Reconstruction Awards.

Market Data | January 05, 2021 | AGC

Dwindling list of project starts forces contractors to lay off workers.

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Codes and Standards | January 05, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will accelerate pace of lead service line replacement.

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