AEC angel investor

Jesse Devitte is among the coterie of savvy venture capitalists who saw gold in those AEC hills. McKinsey & Company estimates that investors pumped more than $10 billion into “contech” startups between 2000 and 2017. Illustration: Cathy LePenske, BD+C

Movers+Shapers | April 19, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Jesse Devitte is among the prescient venture capitalists who’ve bet on the AEC industry finally coming around to design and construction technology.

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Image of an Alabama factory, where BLOX prefabricates modular components for the healthcare industry. Using Design Manufacture Construct (DMC), BLOX delivers high-quality, standardized products that make construction better, faster, and smarter. Photo: BLOX

Building Tech | February 14, 2019 | VIATechnik blog | Danielle Dy Buncio, Founder & CEO, VIATechnik

Experts project that prefabrication and modular construction will total $209 billion by the end of the decade.

Amazon will not build HQ2 in New York City

Amazon has decided to withdraw its plans to build a second headquarters campus in New York City, stating that it did not think it could find common ground with the deal's political opponents. Image: Pixabay/Amazon

Architects | February 14, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The tech giant walks away from a deal, succumbing to opposition over huge tax breaks.

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Market Data | February 14, 2019 | USGBC

The list ranks countries and regions in terms of cumulative LEED-certified gross square meters as of December 31, 201...

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Codes and Standards | February 14, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Based on British standard and a publicly available standard.

First United Bank from the front
Wood | February 14, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 8,500-sf structure will be located in Fredericksburg.

EMD Serono, which is the name Merck KGaA operates under in the U.S. and Canada, is expanding its R&D facility in Billerica, Mass., one of four such life science facilities that the Germany-based corporation has worldwide. Image: EMD Serono

Public Health Labs | February 14, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 145,000-sf addition will be built to meet LEED and WELL certification standards.

Eastside memorial high school new entrance
Education Facility | February 13, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will is designing the school.

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Building Team | February 13, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The BD+C editorial team is on a mission to track and evaluate the latest tech tools and trends that show pro...

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Market Data | February 13, 2019 | JLL

Construction industry momentum to carry through first half of 2019.

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Codes and Standards | February 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New business models create disintermediation.

Call for entries: 2019 Giants 300 Survey

The $171 million, 475,000-sf John S. Oishei Children's Hospital of Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. The project team: Shepley Bulfinch (architect), Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SE), DiDonato (CE), CannonDesign (MEP), CT & Associates (logistics/planning), HB & Associates (medical equipment planner), and Turner Construction (GC). Photo: Laura Peters/CannonDesign

Giants 300 | February 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Ranking the nation’s largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms. Giants 300 surveys are due Friday, Ap...

Architects | February 12, 2019 | Gresham Smith Blog | Joe Crowe, P.E., CxA, LEED AP and Johnathan Woodside, P.E., C.E.M., LEED AP (O+M)

As building system technology increases in complexity and sustainability remains at the forefront of design, the need...

Gym and fitness center at 3form

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Office Building Design | February 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

3form, a materials manufacturer, did a top-to-bottom remodel of its Salt Lake City headquarters campus that included...

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Codes and Standards | February 11, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Benefits include driving tax revenue, business activity, and smart development.

Woman walking down a staircase

The “monumental” connecting staircase within Little Diversified Architectural Consultants’ offices in Charlotte, N.C., highlights the firm’s commitment to WELL’s wellness standards that encourage occupant activity. Photo: Tim Buchanan Photography, Courtesy Little

Sustainability | February 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The advice about wellness firms dispense to clients in many cases has already been road tested to make their own work...

San Diego's newest library branch provides a larger state-of-the-art resource for a growing uptown community. Image: Brady Architectural Photography

Library | February 10, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

It features larger gathering spaces and more technology than its predecessor.

Norman Foster (right), Founder and Executive Chairman of London-based Foster + Partners, discussing sketches of the three-arched entrance for his design team's proposal for O'Hare International Airport's new global terminal. Image: Foster + Partners

Airports | February 10, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Competition finalists took different approaches to rethinking the logistics of a gigantic, hectic space.

Photo: Andy Caulfield

February 08, 2019 | SaftiFirst

To achieve all the aesthetic and fire rated requirements of the project, SAFTI FIRST supplied an ASTM E-119...

Looking down on the Burj Jumeira and the surrounding base and retail component

Rendering courtesy Dubai Holding

High-rise Construction | February 08, 2019 | David malone, Associate Editor

SOM designed the tower.

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Codes and Standards | February 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Parking spots converted to bike lanes, transit is fast and easy.

The Shed as viewed from the High Line

Photo: Brett Beyer.

Art Galleries | February 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed the building.

BI(m): BIM data without models

A new breed of data tools creates a valuable opportunity for the next wave of BIM and facilities management, one where “pure data” is at the center.

AEC Tech | February 08, 2019 | John Tobin, New York Office Director, SMRT Architects and Engineers

A new breed of data tools creates a valuable opportunity for the next wave of BIM and facilities management, one wher...

An apiary for the sanctuary

Thousands of honeybees reside in four custom-designed beehives on the roof of the events venue. The bees provide honey for the venue’s restaurant. Photos: courtesy ZGF Architects

Great Solutions | February 07, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A Seattle events venue, The Sanctuary, has a roof that is literally a hive of sustainability.

February 07, 2019 | Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group |

Band-aid fixes are often applied to a hotel prior to selling to make the building more appealing. Catching these mask...

Great Hall skylight and interior after restoration

All images © Amtrak, courtesy Goettsch Partners

Reconstruction & Renovation | February 07, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Goettsch Partners designed the project.

Glass and Glazing | February 07, 2019 | GWWO Blog | Kate Scurlock

We’ve all seen it. A dead bird laying on the sidewalk next to a building.  Or, maybe we’ve heard it. The loud bang of...

Two light switches

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Codes and Standards | February 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes automatic shut offs for buildings of all sizes.

Great Park Ice has a 2,500-person capacity. It is part of a four-rink facility that is the largest ice-skating complex in California, and one of the largest in the country that's accessible to the public. Image: Courtesy of Swinerton Builders.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | February 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Great Ice Park and FivePoint Arena include four ice rinks.

Solar panel being installed

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

Can be combined with virtual net-metering software and tax-enabled financing.

A park with light posts to the side of the path

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Urban Planning | February 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The park will be located in New Haven, Conn.

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