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ORCA Toronto development

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Mixed-Use | June 10, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project comprises nine towers in total.

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

The talk in real estate circles is that condos are dead, but don't tell that to three developers who are building gre...

May 01, 2005 | Staff

At first glance, the condo tower rising 10 stories above Manhattan's trendy meatpacking district may look more like D...

March 01, 2001 | By Morgan Luciana Danner, Production Editor

The advent of a high-technology economy has meant a whirlwind of development on many fronts, and nowhere, perhaps, ha...

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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May 01, 2003 | By Chuck Ross, Contributing Editor

Describing the efforts of architects, contractor, and owners to bring the new home of Houston's Texas Heart Institute...

May 01, 2006 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

With the continued advancement of glass curtain wall technology, the popularity of these systems has skyrocketed to a...

April 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

The Californian, a 23-story, $200 million condominium tower that opened last September in Los Angeles, is located in...

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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September 01, 2009 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Roaring thunder, crackling lightning, incredible gusts of wind, and utter chaos—the severe weather whims of Mother Na...

January 19, 2009 | By Bradford Perkins, FAIA, MRAIC, AICP

The surge of silent generation retirees and the impending burst of baby boomers marching toward retirement age are cr...

May 01, 2002 | By Rob McManamy, Editor-in-Chief

Action movies can be shameless about motivating their heroes. Often, the vengeful and breathless lead will turn to th...

September 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

When tasked with transforming an early 1920s Italian Renaissance bank building into a fully functional library for th...

July 01, 2006 | Staff

Last year, we noted that business was good for the great majority of firms in Building Design & Construction's Gi...

February 01, 2007 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

While Boston Red Sox fans had to wait 86 years between World Series Championships, they at least had Fenway Park all...

September 01, 2001 | By Deborah K. Dietsch

Joel Garreau's widely read 1991 book Edge Cities described a phenomenon that has had a profound impact on U.S. develo...

September 01, 2002 | By Jack Klein, Contributing Editor

When Disney, the new owner of The New Amsterdam Theater on Times Square in New York City, wanted to know the conditio...

September 01, 2001 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

In the high-rise building development market, time is money. The faster buildings can be designed and constructed, th...

April 01, 2003 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Awash in the harsh sun of the Saudi Arabian desert, the gleaming 984-ft.-tall Kingdom Centre shimmers like a mirage a...

October 01, 2005 | Charles Rathmann

From its opening in 1918 to well into the 1980s, the 400,000-sf Chester Waterside Station churned out electric power...

January 01, 2009 |

VP Barton Malow Company, Oak Park, Mich. EDUCATION BSCEM, Purdue University ACCOMPLISHMENTS Youngest VP in firm's his...

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

An architect's dream at the drafting board can oftentimes turn into a contractor's nightmare during execution. But in...

November 01, 2006 | Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Glazed brick has been a mainstay in building construction for more than 4,000 years, cladding some of the world's old...

March 01, 2008 |

Gilbane Building Company, a full-service construction manager and general contractor based in Providence, R.I., repor...

December 01, 2004 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

The continued growth of urban renewal and mass-transit projects has placed an increase importance on parking. Mixed-u...

October 01, 2006 | Maggie Koerth-Baker

After more than a century without a substantial renovation, Old Suffolk County Courthouse, designed in Neo-Classical...

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

When the Rocco Forte Collection opens the Verdura Golf & Spa Resort in Sicily in early 2009, the 200-room luxury...

February 26, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

As the popularity of vegetated roofs grows in the U.S., Building Teams are finding new methods for greening rooftops....

October 01, 2002 | By Renée Young, Contributing Editor

It is a house of beautiful spacious rooms furnished in exquisite taste and elegance, and will make a strong appeal to...

February 01, 2003 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

From sunny San Diego to frigid New York, roofs across America are slowly becoming whiter, brighter — cooler. Most tra...

January 01, 2003 | By Jim Crockett, Contributing Editor

The forecast of Glenn Mueller, Ph.D., a professor at John Hopkins University's Real Estate Institute, should prove us...

April 01, 2002 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

When the klieg lights went up last month on the new Kodak Theatre's first-ever hosting of the annual Academy Awards g...

September 01, 2003 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Five years ago, Bank of America, the mammoth financial services company — it now has 4,400 banking centers in 21 stat...

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