40 Under 40 Class of 2019, Bobby Teachey II, LEED GA. Project Manager, Brownstone Construction Group, Charleston, S.C.

Pictured: Bobby Teachey II, LEED GA. Project Manager, Brownstone Construction Group, Charleston, S.C. 

   

40 Under 40 | September 10, 2019 | BD+C Staff

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

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Retreat may be the best option for some coastal communities in face of sea level rise

Photo: Photo by Damon Hall from Pexels

   

Codes and Standards | September 10, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A new study makes the case for relocating in a "strategic, managed" manner.

Market Data | September 10, 2019 | Hoyt Advisory Services

New data show how different aspects of the apartment industry positively impact national, state and local economies....

40 Under 40 Class of 2019, Bobby Teachey II, LEED GA. Project Manager, Brownstone Construction Group, Charleston, S.C.

Pictured: Bobby Teachey II, LEED GA. Project Manager, Brownstone Construction Group, Charleston, S.C. 

   

40 Under 40 | September 10, 2019 | BD+C Staff

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

September 10, 2019 | VIATechnik blog | Leslie Baz, Computational BIM Specialist, VIATechnik

Buildings become unattractive in the transition from digital design to physical building.

2019 Industrial Sector Giants Report Leo A Daly - Dollar Gen

Automation, including vertical lift modules, carousel systems, and automated storage and retrieval, is widely used by retailers such as Dollar General, whose facility in Janesville, Wis., is shown here. Photo courtesy Leo A Daly

  

Giants 300 | September 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This and more industrial building sector trends from Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 300 Report. 

Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks

The Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks, is based on provisions in the 2006 to 2015 editions of the International Building Code.

   

Codes and Standards | September 09, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occupancy classifications...

Are Metal Panels An Ideal Low-Slope Roofing Material? MBCI
Metals | September 06, 2019 | MBCI

When considering which type of roofing material to use for a building project, there are a number of significant diff...

Another well-known retailer files for bankruptcy: Here's the solution to more empty anchor stores

A robust click-and-collect facility would allow customers, as well as third-party delivery vendors, faster access to merchandise. Rendering: NELSON

   

Retail Centers | September 06, 2019 | Eric Arter, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, Mixed-Use Studio Leader, NELSON Worldwide

Where can you find the future of retail? At the intersection of experience and instant gratification. 

Guardian SunGuard® Coated Glass Helps Metro D.C. Reach New Heights

At 31 stories, Rosslyn Central Place is the tallest development in Metro D.C. With a bold design and striking glass curtain wall, the building sets a new standard for performance and style. Photo Credit: Joseph Romeo Photography

   

September 11, 2019 | Guardian Glass

The tallest mixed-use development in Metro D.C. showcases remarkable views, boasts LEED® Platinum Certific...

September 06, 2019 | Trim-Tex

Deflection Bead gives contractors and specifiers a finishing solution for a highly visible area that must also freque...

The 11 buildings of FLIGHT at Tustin Legacy are designed to recall airplane hangars. This is the first development inside the 1,600-acre Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin, Calif., which the federal government shut and turned over to that city in 1999. Image: Jasper Sanidad

Office Building Design | September 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

FLIGHT at Tustin Legacy includes 100,000 sf of amenities, and is laid out to tie into the surrounding city.

Standard for assessing frame deflection using one component polyurethane foams updated

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Codes and Standards | September 06, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard offers guidance when installing fenestration products.

AIA launches landmark initiative to drive climate action

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Architects | September 05, 2019 | AIA

AIA Board of Directors approves member-led resolution to rally architects in mitigating and adapting the built enviro...

UEB Builders is constructing Union South Bay, a residential mixed-use complex in Carson, Calif., for which Katerra is providing materials and construction services. Katerra has acquired UEB and another GC, Fortune-Johnson General Contractors. Image: UEB Builders

Contractors | September 05, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

UEB Builders and Fortune-Johnson General Contractors specialize in multifamily and mixed-used developments.

InterContinental Hotel at The Wharf, Washington, D.C., designed by BBGM 2019 Hotel Giants Report, Giants 300 Report

The 278-key InterContinental Hotel at The Wharf, Washington, D.C., designed by BBGM for developer Hoffman-Madison, achieved LEED Gold certification. Photo courtesy BBGM

    

Giants 300 | September 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Hotel construction is at its highest since the start of the Great Recession.

September 04, 2019 |

Budget miscues are entirely avoidable if building owners and reps stick to the basics and follow time-tested estimati...

Peloton bikes at Weinstein Properties, Bexley Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC

Peloton bikes at Weinstein Properties, Bexley Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC. Courtesy Weinstein Properties

   

Multifamily Housing | September 04, 2019 | Rob Cassidy |

Peloton will no longer sell its bikes to apartment communities.

The way an office is designed can be a big factor in the productivity of workers who fall within the range of neurodivergent cognition, according to a new HOK report. Images: HOK

   

Office Building Design | September 03, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Emphasizing inclusion and choice is a key component.

Nonresidential construction spending slips in July 2019, but still surpasses $776 billion

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Market Data | September 03, 2019 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Construction spending declined 0.3% in July, totaling $776 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis.

A giant version of Puma's iconic suede shoe is one of the design flourishes in the company's new North American flagship store.  Images courtesy PUMA

   

Retail Centers | September 03, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology and curation allow customers to personalize their product selections.

Compact washer/dryer combo. Courtesy Whirlpool.

September 03, 2019 | Rob Cassidy |

In-unit washer/dryer heads our ranking of the top indoor amenities in multifamily housing developments. 

A special 1,400-sf area inside the new Athletics Hall of Fame at the University of Texas has been carved out for the school's national champions. Image: Rick Myers/Advent

Sports and Recreational Facilities | September 02, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The facility recounts the narratives of the school’s storied sports history.

An outdoor classroom at Coolidge Corner School, a preK-8 in Brookline, Mass., which John F. Kennedy once attended. HMFH Architects was the design firm. CRJA-IBI Group was the landscape architect. Shawmut Design and Construction was the CM. Photo: HMFH Architects / Ed Wonsek

   

Giants 300 | August 30, 2019 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

K-12 school districts are emphasizing practical, hands-on experience and personalized learning.

Pavegen kinetic flooring promises more than just energy generation, great solutions, BD+C

The Pavegen system generates electrical energy with every step. The triangular shape creates a continuously articulated surface with no dead zones so the system can capture energy from almost every footstep. Photo: Pavegen

   

Great Solutions | August 30, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Pavegen says its technology delivers a new level of human engagement in sustainability initiatives.

Cladding and Facade Systems | August 30, 2019 | Metl-Span |

Horizontally installed IMPs require a healthy amount of coordination with the project’s design team.

The vast majority of construction firms responding to a new survey about employee availability is finding it harder than ever to find and hire hourly craft workers. Image: AGC-Autodesk 

Industry Research | August 29, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new AGC-Autodesk survey finds more companies turning to technology to support their jobsites.

The high cost of gridlock: $166 billion per year

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Codes and Standards | August 29, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Growing economy means more jobs, more cars, more hours stuck in traffic.

Industry leaders ask for government help as trades shortage worsens

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Codes and Standards | August 29, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AGC asks for more funding for education and increased immigration to fill gaps.

Code-conforming wood design guide available

Photo: Tall wood building student residence currently under construction at UBC in Vancouver, B.C. Credit: Acton Ostry Architects

  

Codes and Standards | August 29, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The guide summarizes provisions for the use of wood and wood products in the 2018 IBC.

LEED Residential market up 19% since 2017

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Codes and Standards | August 29, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Green Building Council says that the LEED residential market has grown 19% since 2017. Nearly 500,000 single...

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