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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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June 01, 2006 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

When students, faculty, and staff moved into seven brand new buildings clustered around a quad in February 1931, the...

February 01, 2003 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

The roofing market is saturated with new materials and construction methods. It is the old standbys, however, that co...

January 01, 2003 | Daryl Delano, RBI Economist

The outlook for the construction industry as a whole during 2003 depends, as always, to a large extent upon the timin...

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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September 01, 2009 |

For 38 years, the Pere Marquette Depot sat boarded up, broken down, and fire damaged. The Prairie-style building, wit...

September 01, 2003 | By Staff

What do researchers at pharmaceutical and biotech companies and institutes want from their laboratories? That's the b...

November 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Although they serve vastly different functions, two recently completed GSA leased buildings share a common characteri...

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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April 01, 2001 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

The word sustainability is popping up on building projects like weeds on a roof garden. All over the industry, projec...

September 01, 2004 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Nine hundred feet long and shaped like a slender, undulating S, the Information Sciences and Technology Building at P...

March 01, 2004 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

With its lantern-like entryway capturing the attention of patrons, the Mori Arts Center elevates art and culture to n...

January 01, 2009 |

Associate, lead designer SmithGroup, San Francisco EDUCATION BArch, University of Mumbai, India MArch, Washington Uni...

August 01, 2001 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

Fun. Exciting. Creative. Thematic. These are terms typically associated with amusement parks, entertainment venues an...

May 01, 2005 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Opening day at San Diego's Petco Park, April 8, 2004, ended with a 4-3, 10-inning victory for the Padres over the vis...

December 01, 2005 | By Dave Barista, Assistant Managing Editor

College athletics is big business, and football is the granddaddy of them all. In 2004, the top 10 NCAA Division I-A...

July 01, 2007 | Dave Barista, Managing Editor

During the past year, more than 15,000 design and construction professionals in the U.S. earned their green stripes b...

July 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Exterior siding, flashing, and plumbing can ensure your latest project doesn't have exterior leaks. But many of the m...

January 01, 2009 |

Senior project manager HITT Contracting, Fairfax, Va. EDUCATION BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universi...

September 01, 2008 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Question: What do you get when you hand over the keys to one of the nation's greenest college residence halls to doze...

November 01, 2002 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

A federal courthouse used to be easily identified by traditional features such as columns and domes. Courthouses comp...

May 01, 2005 | Staff

Since 1980, the Sound School has been providing a unique education in aquaculture and marine sciences to high school...

June 01, 2006 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Ask Stephen A. Johnston, PhD, why he moved to the desert, and it's fair to say that the blistering sun and 100-degree...

September 01, 2001 | By Abby Bussel

In a landscape of ephemeral profits and a roller coaster of a stock market, few assets are as reliable as real estate...

November 01, 2003 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

A Speculative Office Gamble Many speculative office developers consider sustainable design an expensive and troubleso...

September 01, 2009 |

Architecture firm Durrant Group used the redesign of its $3.7 million headquarters building as a way to showcase the...

March 01, 2009 |

“I've been with Rumsey for almost four years now, and I've turned away millions of dollars in business. From the stan...

October 01, 2001 | By Gordon Wright, Editor

The Coronado Theatre in downtown Rockford, Ill., is a survivor of a style constructed only from the early 1920s until...

June 01, 2003 | The Editors

Education is, after healthcare, the most robust sector of the building design and construction market, and not just i...

August 01, 2007 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Downtown San Diego has been experiencing record growth in recent years, with new condo buildings and office towers po...

March 01, 2009 |

The popularity of glulam beams has skyrocketed during the past decade, particularly in the hospitality, religious, an...

January 01, 2008 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Among all the challenges plaguing buildings in the U.S., moisture-related problems are at the top of the list. This r...

September 01, 2002 | By Michael Burton

The worst disaster to strike the nation since December 7, 1941, occurred on September 11, 2001. What happened after t...

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