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A rendering of a new school campus with flexible indoor-outdoor teaching spaces

A section of a rendering showing how a flexible learning village might lay out. The image comes from HMC Architects, one of the AEC firms that Los Angeles County consulted for its new design guidelines for outdoor learning.

    

K-12 Schools | June 20, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The report covers everything from funding and site prep recommendations to whether large rocks can be used as seating.

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February 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Increased trade with Asia— primarily with China — is altering traditional shipping patterns and making Southern Calif...

February 01, 2009 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

The nanomaterials revolution has brought many innovations to the building sector in recent years—concrete that cleans...

August 01, 2008 | By Shawn Martin, Technical Director, Plumbing Manufacturers Institute

Low-flow showerheads are a tempting proposition for building designers, contractors, and owners looking to boost the...

When choosing an architectural coatings system, there are an abundance of qualities to look for. An architect or specifier desires a coating system that is sustainable and durable. Additionally, a coatings system must provide the aesthetic properties needed by the architect as well, not only at the time of initial coating, but for decades to come.

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

Architects at the San Francisco office of NBBJ were surprised to learn they couldn't use metal cladding to create the...

April 01, 2009 | Dave Barista, Managing Editor

In the ultra-competitive world of commercial construction, where many builders can trace their heritage back 50, 100,...

April 01, 2003 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

The excitement and frenetic activity of Istanbul during the height of the Ottoman Empire five centuries ago must have...

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

Talk about your books being overdue. The residents of Hercules, Calif., had to wait 126 years before they could check...

April 01, 2009 |

At the core of any multi-story building is a safe, reliable mode of vertical transportation. Most building occupants...

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

Hotel construction is booming. Jobsite spending has more than doubled since the beginning of last year, and the value...

September 01, 2005 | Staff

For a number of years, New York-based A/E firm HLW International (#27 on BD&C's Giants 2005 A/E list) and Accu-Co...

January 01, 2006 | Staff

"Continuing education in many professions is a proven means for ensuring that the profession remains current." So sta...

October 01, 2003 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

At the time of its construction in the mid-19th century, Tweed Courthouse was at the center of political corruption i...

June 01, 2008 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

It's five o'clock in the morning, and a small group of Loyola University Chicago students are nestled into plush leat...

September 01, 2004 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

Fierce competition and phyllo-thin profit margins are keeping both independent and chain restaurateurs on their toes....

May 01, 2005 | By Gordon Wright, Contributing Editor

After a hiatus of more than 20 years, dual-façade systems, commonly used in European construction, are slowly reemerg...

December 01, 2003 | By Jim Haughey, Reed Business Economist

Construction spending growth will stay at 3-3.5% in 2004, but the timing and mix will be very different from last yea...

May 01, 2006 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

For almost all AEC firms, recruiting and retaining high-quality professional employees is a top concern, if not the t...

May 01, 2002 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Like a lump of coal that in time and under pressure transforms into a diamond, Memphis' AutoZone Park, home of minor...

April 01, 2004 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

Ever since the world's first gas stage-lighting system was installed at the Chestnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia i...

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

For more than two years, Williams Scotsman had tried bringing much-needed green modular units to market for the K-12...

October 01, 2007 | Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

It's been more than two years since the Chicago Department of Construction and Permits (DCAP) initiated its Green Per...

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

The office market began to grow rapidly late last year after declining since 2000. The turnabout was driven by the st...

November 01, 2006 | By Sandra Mendler, AIA

Although sustainability continues to grow as an industry-wide priority, post-occupancy evaluation (POE)—a critical st...

January 01, 2001 | By Gordon Wright, Senior Editor

The second-level "sails pavilion" has been a signature feature of the San Diego Convention Center since the center op...

December 01, 2003 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

"Lifestyle centers" are the fastest-growing segment of the retail industry. The 2004 edition of Shopping Center Opera...

May 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

For sixty years, Philadelphia A/E firm Kling has taken pride in designing buildings for people. "Our fundamental conv...

September 01, 2001 | By Gordon Wright, Editor

When Texas's capital city outgrew its former 1930s airport, the decommissioning of Bergstrom Air Force Base because o...

February 01, 2004 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Healthcare's ultra-tech revolution, once stalled by government regulations, approvals processes, and institutional ro...

September 01, 2002 | Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last month announced details of its $...

March 01, 2008 |

Lord, Aeck & Sargent, a 156-employee architectural firm with offices in Atlanta, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Chapel Hil...

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