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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, 2002 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Plowing apparent green fieldsin the industrial market, a New Hampshire developer this summer will open the first priv...

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

Chilled beams ... Self-cleaning cement ... Preferred permitting ... Mini-wind turbines ... Air-filter skyscrapers ......

March 01, 2006 | By Dave Barista, Assistant Managing Editor

It was early September 2001, and Chicago developer John Buck had just put the finishing touches on one of the most su...

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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October 01, 2009 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Over the past 30 years or so, the healthcare industry has quietly super-sized its healthcare facilities. Since 1980,...

November 01, 2008 |

What AEC Professionals + Firms Can Do to Tackle 'The Single Largest Issue Facing the Nation Today' “To me, climate ch...

May 01, 2008 |

In the stressful process of cancer treatment, sometimes peace and hope are all that patients have to cling to. With t...

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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February 01, 2005 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

The mission statement of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which serves more than 300,000 hungry people every year...

February 01, 2001 | By Maureen Patterson

If a firm designs a great building and no one notices, does it matter? Brilliant details may not be visible if they a...

July 01, 2003 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

Now into the third year of the current economic recession, the nation's top design firms have come to grips with the...

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...

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...

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...

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