512 West 22nd Street roof terrace

All photos: Bruce Damonte

Office Building Design | May 27, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

COOKFOX Architects designed the project.

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COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant: IDA offers $14,000 to spur design innovation for combating the coronavirus pandemic

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Coronavirus | April 09, 2020 | IDA

The International Design Awards is looking for innovations in low-cost ventilators, in-home isolation pods, and reu...

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Codes and Standards | April 09, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Covid-19 outbreak may lead employers to reevaluate office commitments.

Urine could be the key to building in outer space and how to turn a high school into a patient care center in just over two weeks.
Market Data | April 09, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Urine could be the key to building in outer space and how to turn a high school into a patient care center in just...

ALPOLIC metal composite materials have been used in the architectural and commercial building worlds for years. But recently, architects are starting to specify it for residential and other non-traditional applications.  With exceptional warranties and a variety of finishes, it is a perfect fit for homeowners wanting something different.

 

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Isolation pods being installed at Miami Beach convention center by Robins & Morton.

Isolation pods being installed at Miami Beach convention center, which is being converted to a field hospital by 250 workers under the direction of contractor Robins & Morton.

   

Coronavirus | April 09, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

COVID-19 alert: Robins & Morton to convert Miami Beach Convention Center into a 450-bed field hospital

Moon base with astronaut

Image: ESA, Foster and Partners

Building Materials | April 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate editor

A new building method to potentially make space architecture possible enters the fray.

AIA task force launches tool for assessing COVID-19 alternative care sites
Coronavirus | April 08, 2020 | AIA

The tool is intended to assist non-healthcare design professionals with identifying alternative sites suitable for...

The PAC-CLAD Precision Series offers 12 different profiles, including four NEW box rib patterns, that can be used alone or mixed together for a stunning exterior. These architectural metal panels come in 45 standard colors with a 30-year non-prorated finish warranty, and aluminum panels can be perforated for screen applications.

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NRCA survey of roofing contractors on COVID-19 impact on business

An NRCA survey of roofing contractors found that the majority of respondents (52%) said their businesses had been significantly or very significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus | April 08, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

NRCA survey shows 52% of roofing contractor said COVID-19 pandemic was having a significant or very significant imp...

April 08, 2020 | TAMLYN |

Currently, when it comes to water management systems for openings such as vents and electrical, many builders simpl...

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Coronavirus | April 08, 2020 | Burns & McDonnell blog | Jon Wright

First, most important and most complex: Create an extensive safety plan for your facilities and job sites that prot...

6 must reads for the AEC industry today: April 8, 2020
Market Data | April 08, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Stantec discusses how hospitals can adapt buildings to address worst-case scenarios and FXCollaborative Architects...

This illustration shows how COVID-19 patients would flow through a high school gym that's been converted to a ward for observation and immediate care. Images: HKS

Coronavirus | April 07, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

HKS’s concept paper presents three scenarios.

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Coronavirus | April 07, 2020 | AGC

Associated General Contractors of America secures fix to loan qualifications after alerting administration official...

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Codes and Standards | April 07, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes fact sheets for employees, employers, and a questions and answers document.

7 must reads for the AEC industry today: April 7, 2020
Market Data | April 07, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Leo A Daly's Hotel2Hospital prototype takes shape, while the number of delayed projects reaches 2,550 in the U.S. a...

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April 07, 2020 | SmithGroup Perspectives blog | George Karidis and Rob Thompson

Indoor relative humidity is a function of seasonal climate and building HVAC. The range of 40% to 60% RH may reduce...

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Coronavirus | April 06, 2020 | AGC

Construction officials urge agency to make clear that firms that employ 500 or fewer people to qualify for paycheck...

It’s important that healthcare teams can control access to every department in the hospital. When there’s an outbreak, it’s key that practitioners have the option to restrict access to certain spaces.

Coronavirus | April 06, 2020 | Stantec Blog | Tim Eastwood

A Canadian healthcare architect looks at how hospital staff can act now to modify facilities and contain a pandemic...

NMHC survey of multifamily GCs delays

The NMHC found that the majority of the 135 multifamily contractors surveyed had experienced delays with apartment or condominium projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

   

Coronavirus | April 05, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

The...

LBM building materials revenue 2019

Lumber and building materials revenue totaled $72 billion in 2019, according to Principia.

Coronavirus | April 05, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

King County, Wash., is converting warehouses and hotels, and building temporary structures on parking lots and sports fields, to quarantine people who, for whatever reason, can't quarantine themselves. Images: King County, Washington

Coronavirus | April 05, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The county is adding 2,500 beds within a dozen Assessment & Recovery Centers that DLR Group helped to design....

The first 500 patient rooms at McCormick Place Convention Center.

The first 500 patient rooms at McCormick Place Convention Center. The 10X10-foot "rooms" have a cot, folding chair, lamp, and blanket, and a bowl containing a toothbrush, surgical masks, and earplugs.

    

Coronavirus | April 04, 2020 | Walsh Construction

Walsh Construction, one of the largest contractors in the city of Chicago and in the United States, is leading the...

U of Chicago Medicine workers with face shields produced by bKL architects.

University of Chicago Medicine workers with face shields produced by bKL architects

Coronavirus | April 04, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Architecture firms from coast to coast have suddenly turned into manufacturing centers for the production of protec...

FXCollaborative has designed iconic buildings in cities throughout the world including 4 Times Square in New York. Photo: Copyright Jeff Goldberg/Esto, Courtesy of FXCollaborative.

Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | Guy Geier FAIA, FIIDA, LEED, Managing Partner, FXCollaborative Architects

Density may make it easier for the virus to spread, but let’s not forget that cities are in many ways the heart of...

Kogniz Health temperature scan

Images courtesy Kogniz Health

Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | Kogniz Health

System continuously scans crowds for fever as they enter facilities to locate and isolate risks.

Market Data | April 03, 2020 | ABC

The construction unemployment rate was 6.9% in March, up 1.7 percentage points from the same time one year ago.

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27% of construction firms report layoffs amid COVID-19 outbreak, says AGC

AGC officials are calling for additional federal measures to help avoid further layoffs. Photo: Pixabay

   

Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | AGC

The fast-worsening COVID-19 pandemic has triggered layoffs at more than a quarter of construction firms responding...

Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | Cannon Design Blog |

To address the need for testing in urban areas for those without vehicles, CannonDesign architect Albert Rhee creat...

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Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | ICC

The results of the survey tell us how jurisdictions throughout the U.S. are keeping up with inspections, new buildi...

Ashraf Fahmy, CallisonRTKL's chief financial officer, comes to the position at a time when the firm is focused on greater leveraging of its offices worldwide. Image: CallisonRTKL

Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Customer service across the globe remains No. 1 priority, says new CFO.

HMC is using Ultimaker 3D printers to produce mask parts remotely

HMC Architects is using Ultimaker 3D printers to produce mask parts remotely. Photo: HMC

   

Coronavirus | April 02, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

HMC staff is producing 3D-printed parts from their homes as they self-isolate.

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