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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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August 14, 2009 | By Jeff Yoders, Senior Associate Editor

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the nation's oldest technology university, has long prided itself on its state-of-t...

April 01, 2008 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

A developer builds a 17-story hotel using a staggered steel truss framing system, a first for Chicago.

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

During the past 20 years, obesity among U.S. adults has increased more than 60%, according to the National Center for...

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, 2007 | The Editors

Starting with the first green roof he built on City Hall, Mayor Richard M. Daley has implemented plans and policies t...

December 01, 2008 | By Jeff Yoders, Senior Associate Editor

Let's face it: The federal government does not have the greatest reputation for nurturing positive change in the priv...

April 01, 2009 | Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

While Dr. Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, has operated a successful cat hospital in Chico, Calif., for a number of years, a...

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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November 01, 2002 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Advances in material technology and structural efficiency are enabling Building Teams to produce structures that are...

July 01, 2007 | Jim Haughey, Director, Research and Analytics, Reed Construction Data

Despite the collapse of the condo market, multifamily construction is down only about 5% in the last six months, than...

January 01, 2008 |

Ask Chad Oppenheim where he got the idea for Cube, the 15-story “kit-of-parts” condo high-rise he's designing for Mia...

March 01, 2004 | By Mindi Zissman, Products Editor

By all rights, Mexico City's Torre Mayor should only be 38 stories in height. Through the use of special shock-absorb...

September 01, 2008 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

For more efficient, valuable, and sustainable buildings, it is critical to focus on engineered systems and building a...

May 01, 2006 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

A decade ago, the Houston-based engineering and consulting firm Walter P Moore was experiencing a voluntary annual tu...

February 01, 2002 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Too hip to be caught dead in a mall, yet in need of a one-stop shopping venue where clothes or kitchenware can be pur...

September 01, 2009 |

Between February 1921 and November 1922 five theaters opened along a short stretch of Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleve...

June 01, 2006 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Red is now the hot color! Or is blue cool? Silver might be the in thing. Maybe it's black; then again, has black ever...

May 01, 2007 | Maggie Koerth-Baker, Contributing Editor

It's been more than 70 years since Larry Perkins and Philip Will founded Perkins & Will in Chicago. The ampersand...

January 01, 2009 |

Associate Spectrum Engineers, Salt Lake City EDUCATION BS, Kansas State University MBA, University of Virginia PROFES...

July 01, 2008 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

There are many ways to be green, but three energy-related technologies stand out for their potential to positively im...

January 01, 2009 |

Founding partner, COO A2SO4, Indianapolis EDUCATION BArch, Howard University PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS AIA, NCARB, NOM...

September 01, 2007 | By Anne Hartman, Editorial Intern

Located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, Victory Gardens Theater Company has welcomed up-and-coming playwright...

September 01, 2009 |

Judges saw the Triple Bridge Gateway in Midtown Manhattan as more art installation than building project, but they we...

June 14, 2009 | By David Barista, Managing Editor

At nine stories, the Stadthaus apartment complex in East London is the world’s tallest residential structure construc...

August 14, 2009 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

“Ohlone College Newark Campus Is the Greenest College in the World!” That bold statement was the official tagline of...

February 01, 2003 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Some fast-paced design and construction companies are enhancing their standard marketing tools, such as firm brochure...

September 01, 2005 | By Merritt Watts, Editorial Intern, and Dave Barista, Assistant Managing Editor

As four-year universities become more expensive and increasingly selective in their admissions, community colleges ar...

November 01, 2000 | By James Edward Sved

While new materials, construction techniques and architectural styles have evolved over the past several decades, the...

May 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

The path to success took 16 years to complete. But Columbia Plaza Associates, a minority-owned development firm in Bo...

June 01, 2003 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Although enrollments in U.S. elementary and secondary schools are expected to grow only modestly — or in some regions...

February 26, 2007 | By Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED AP

With the American Institute of Architects calling for reducing energy use in buildings by 50% over current codes by 2...

October 01, 2007 | Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief

Seven years ago, officials at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital took a hard look at Prentice Women's Hospital,...

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