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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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 Photo: Mike Pertucci

Retail Centers | November 17, 2020 | VIATechnik's The Edge | Anton Dy Buncio, Co-Founder & COO, VIATechnik

The demise of retail brick and mortar is overstated and unwarranted - we see digital transformation offering brick...

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

American Concrete Institute document contains guidance on codes for structural concrete.

National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the U.S. Arboretum

Renderings: Design Distill for Reed Hilderbrand/Trahan Architects

Museums | November 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Reed Hilderbrand and Trahan Architects designed the project.

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Exterior of WSU's new Plant Sciences Building

All photos: Adam Hunter | LMN Architects

Laboratories | November 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects designed the project.

Pegasus Pod Hyperloop test

All photos: Virgin Hyperloop

Transportation & Parking Facilities | November 13, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The pod achieves Hyperloop travel at speeds over 1000km/hour.

A simulation created using the Omniverse platform

The Omniverse platform is derived from Pixar's widely adopted Universal Scene Description, onto which Nvidia can apply multiple GPUs. Image: Leeza Soho - Zaha Hadid Architects

AEC Tech Innovation | November 13, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Nvidia’s Omniverse will go open beta later this year.

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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Daylighting | November 13, 2020 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog |

Daylight modeling is a tool to examine how daylight interacts with a building, and how that natural light behaves w...

Tax shortfalls nip government projects in the bud

Long Beach, Calif.’s new Civic Center includes the 93,500-sf Billie Jean King Main Library, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and completed in 2019. Photo: Benny Chen| Fotoworks


Government Buildings | November 13, 2020 | By John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Federal contracts are proceeding, but states and cities are delaying, deferring, and looking for private investment...

Concepts' Boston outlet is laid out like an art gallery

Concepts' newest store in Boston is laid out like an arti gallery to give shoppers a different experience with each display and floor. Images: Concepts

Retail Centers | November 12, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The streetwear retailer forges its online and brick-and-mortar presence.

The Weekly show: Nvidia's Omniverse, AI for construction scheduling, COVID-19 signage
AEC Tech | November 12, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from ALICE Technologies, Build Group, Hastings Architecture, Nvidia, and Woods Bago...

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Codes and Standards | November 12, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Golden State voters reject Proposition 21.

NMUSA through the trees

All photos: Dave Burk | SOM

Museums | November 12, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SOM designed the building.

Offices were emptied as a result of the coronavirus, but many of their buildings continued to use the same amount of energy, according to recent surveys by Carbon Lighthouse and Johnson Controls. Image: Pixabay

Energy Efficiency | November 11, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Two surveys found that, despite much lower occupancy rates, energy consumption in most commercial buildings didn’t...

Sustainability | November 11, 2020 | GBBN Insights | Phyllis Kim

Passive House is a high-performance building standard that emphasizes tightly insulated enclosures, heat recovery,...

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Codes and Standards | November 11, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Investors would be tapped for damages on such cases.

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Multifamily Housing | November 11, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SERA Architects and Lendlease will design and build the project.

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

Goal is to identify high-impact areas for application in design and construction.

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Market Data | November 10, 2020 | AGC

Incoming president and congress should focus on enacting measures to rebuild infrastructure and revive the economy....

Life of an Architect Podcast | November 09, 2020 | Bob Borson, FAIA

The phrase “virtual office” has a much different ring and connotation to it now than it did just a few months ago....

Lowe's is leasing and building distribution and fulfillment centers to support both its stores across the country and its burgeoning ecommerce business. Image: Spectrum News 1 (North Carolina

Warehouses | November 09, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The retail giant will also open four more bulk warehouses, including a 1.2-million-sf DC in Alabama it is building...

Bushwick Generator office campus

All images: Viewpoint Studios

Office Building Design | November 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will become a new hub for innovative companies in Brooklyn.

Photo: Michael Grimm Photography

Education Facility | November 09, 2020 | AIA

Recipients’ designs enhance student learning experiences.

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Coronavirus | November 09, 2020 | Tami Hausman, PhD, and Lonny Rossman, AIA, NCARB

As AEC firm leaders consider worst-case scenarios and explore possible solutions to surmount them, they learn to be...

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Market Data | November 09, 2020 | AGC

A growing number of project cancellations risks undermining future industry job gains.

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Codes and Standards | November 06, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Safety training cited as a cause of improvement.

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All images courtesy Thornton Tomasetti

Coronavirus | November 05, 2020 | Thornton Tomasetti

Open source app provides customizable health reporting and contact tracing capabilities.

Climate change is contributing to property damage on a major scale, causing more investors to look for better ways to gauge their risk. Image: Skeeze from Pixabay

Resiliency | November 05, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new ULI-Heitman report states that the biggest challenge to valuation is measuring urban risk mitigation.

Aerial of The Village at Johns Hopkins University

All renderings courtesy BIG

University Buildings | November 05, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new center will become the heart of the university’s campus.

The Weekly show: Designing cannabis facilities, Bob Borson's Life of an Architect, museum design
Museums | November 05, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from Cooper Robertson, Life of an Architect, and MJ12 Design Studio on the November...

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

Insurers’ fears of civil unrest in wake of election prompt builder’s risk coverage moratoriums.

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