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Residents exercise at the Francis Goldin Apartments, a 100-unit senior housing tower designed by Dattner Architects for developer Delancey Street Associates. The 15-story structure is part of the planned Essex Crossing community in New York City’s Lower East Side. Photo: Ari Burling

   

Giants 300 | August 15, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The latest trends and innovations in the $66 billion multifamily construction sector, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 300 Report.

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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. 

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.

Investing in an industrial crane can streamline your warehouse’s processes. But which is the best for your company’s needs and what do you need to know before you install?

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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...

2019 Data Center Giants Report DPR - Digital realty Ashburn, Va Photo Ulf Wallin

Last January, Digital Realty opened a 230,000-sf data center in Ashburn, Va., one of this sector’s most robust zones. Built by DPR Construction using concrete tilt-up panels, this was the Digital Realty’s first deployment of its mega-scale prototype, and the time from groundbreaking to IST/Occupancy took only eight months. Phase 1 includes a 6-MW data hall, the first of six halls with equal critical power planned over the data center’s three-year buildout period. Photo: Ulf Wallin

  

Giants 300 | August 28, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

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

Denny Substation in Seattle redefines this building type by its inclusion of neighborhood-focused amenities. Image: Benjamin Benschneider

Cultural Facilities | August 28, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Denny Substation includes 44,000 sf of open space that invites local residents and visitors to frequent the compl...

Slower speed limits in urban areas offer multiple benefits

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Codes and Standards | August 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Improved safety, better adoption of electric scooters and autonomous vehicles are possible if drivers ease off the ac...

Renewables creating significant savings for commercial and public facilities

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Codes and Standards | August 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Payback ranges from five to 15 years.

Oregon rescinds tsunami-zone construction ban

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Codes and Standards | August 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Other states have no ban, but have strengthened building codes for tidal wave resilience.

Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group

Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group 

  

AEC Innovators | August 27, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

From building prefab factories in the sky to incubating the next generation of AEC tech startups, our 2019 class of A...

Pop-up parks revitalize empty lots

Photo of a pop-up park in England. Source: Wikimedia Commons

   

Urban Planning | August 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Pop-up parks that provide instant open areas for public use and programming can revitalize under-utilized spaces and...

How engineering giant Buro Happold democratizes tech innovation, Jewel Changi Airport project

Buro Happold has been building up to the Computational Collective initiative for a while: its Jewel Changi Airport project (shown here with its rain forest and floor-to-ceiling vortex), which predates the Collective, required five of the firm’s offices around the world to work together. Photo: Buro Happold

    

AEC Innovators | August 27, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The firm's Computational Collective initiative presents employees with “a different way of thinking and working.” ...

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