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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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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...

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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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...

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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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...

August 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Transparency and security are not necessarily compatible qualities in a government building, but the U.S. General Ser...

July 01, 2002 | Mindi Zissman

Directly relating to the economic downturn of the last few years, work for many A/E firms has gone from mostly privat...

March 01, 2001 | By Mark Peterman and Ann Piazza

As in many other cities, the rebirth in the 1990s of the downtown Dallas residential market began largely with the re...

January 01, 2001 | By Gordon Wright, Senior Editor

Can a sleek new corporate headquarters help to enhance a corporate image? Athletic shoe and apparel manufacturer Reeb...

March 01, 2009 |

Past Winners 2006 FreemanWhite Hnedak Bobo Group McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Shawmut Design and Construction Wa...

January 01, 2004 | by Staff

1 Two-for-one financial security Philips CSI, a European maker of security cameras, needed a state-of-the-art high-te...

January 01, 2009 |

President, COO Degenkolb Engineers, Seattle EDUCATION BS CE, Purdue University MS CE, University of Texas PROFESSIONA...

May 01, 2002 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Developing a building that can accommodate a single species is challenging enough. Imagine designing and constructing...

May 01, 2001 | By Elyse Umlauf-Garneau

Anyone over the age of about 30 can't help but be wowed by how much high schools have changed since they last traipse...

September 01, 2005 | By Melissa Stanz

Faced with a constant barrage of wind and rain, roof edges are often where low-slope roof systems take the worst beat...

October 01, 2006 | Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Once an elegant and fashionably trendy locale, the Presidential Hotel played host to the 1928 Republican National Con...

April 01, 2007 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, Milwaukee's new 120,000-sf science and technology museum, sits on a man-made penin...

January 01, 2002 | By Michael Chusid

Site-cast tilt-up concrete construction is more likely to be associated with big-box suburban warehouse stores than w...

March 01, 2008 |

Power Construction Company operates from a very basic business proposition: that it is invariably more profitable to...

March 01, 2008 |

When architect Wayne Schmidt went out on his own 31 years ago, he vowed to build his new design firm around the guidi...

May 01, 2005 | Staff

With its bent edifices, pop-eyed windows, and mangled mix of metallic shapes and appendages, Frank Gehry's surrealist...

November 01, 2003 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

The perception that sustainable design and construction inherently contains a substantial cost premium, especially fo...

October 01, 2003 | By Mindi Zissman, Products Editor

For years, St. Louis struggled to attract convention-goers to its 2.7 million sq. ft. downtown America's Center, some...

January 01, 2004 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Close up, amid saplings and green lawns in a courtyard enclosed by brick and vinyl-sided townhouses, you'd think you...

September 01, 2007 | By Anne Hartman, Editorial Intern

As the home to Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals—the oldest theatrical company in the nation—12 Holyoke Street had...

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