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2020 GIANTS 400 REPORT landing page Washington College_Semans Griswold Environmental Hall, Ayers Saint Gross

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, designed by Ayers Saint Gross, is home to Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society and commands a picturesque site on the Chester River. The river is a living laboratory that provides students with an immersive experience in support of the building’s programs in environmental science and sustainability. Photo courtesy Ayers Saint Gross

    

Giants 300 | August 28, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The 2020 Giants 400 Report features more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and specialty categories.

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Codes and Standards | September 22, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Strategies augment social distancing, increased air flow to combat COVID-19 spread.

Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library at night

All renderings courtesy Snøhetta

Library | September 22, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is located in Medora, N.D.

Market Data | September 22, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Construction employment declined in 39 states and no ease of lumber prices in sight.

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Market Data | September 21, 2020 | GlobalData

Of the top 10 largest projects in the Washington state, nine were in the execution stage as of August 2020.

Market Data | September 21, 2020 | AGC

31 states and DC added jobs between July and August.

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Codes and Standards | September 21, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Wildfires strike Northwest timber industry in wake of Covid-19 shutdowns.

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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Market Data | September 21, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Four projects receive 202 AIA/ALA Library Building Award and Port San Antonio's new Innovation Center.

Infection control measures for airport terminals

Gensler’s solution for infection control in airports relies on a combination of actions that begin with prescreening passengers as they enter the building. Technology will help keep passengers moving, and, when stationary, distanced from fellow travelers. Illustration: Gensler

     

Airports | September 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

More automation and scanning, of people and baggage, will help unclog airports. 

2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Award Recipient Louisville Free Public Library South Central Regional Library. Photo: Brandon Stengel

Library | September 18, 2020 | AIA

2020 AIA/ALA Library Building Award recipients must demonstrate design achievement, including a sense of place, pur...

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Market Data | September 18, 2020 | ICC

Existing needs highlight why supporting building and fire prevention departments at the federal, state, and local l...

Wings clipped, airports veer to tech to regain passenger trust

This rendering illustrates CallisonRTKL’s biophilic design for the Guadalajara Airport in Mexico. Passenger well-being is a key driver of that design, which also facilitates touchless processing from curb to gate. Rendering: CallisonRTKL

   

Airports | September 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Alternative project delivery methods are also being considered.

The new Innovation Center at Port San Antonio is seen locally as a critical addtion to this tech campus. Renderings: Port of San Antonio/RVK Architects

AEC Tech Innovation | September 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The facility will include a 2,500-seat arena and serve as new home for the city’s S&T museum.

Market Data | September 17, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Sagrada Familia completion date pushed back and energy code appeals could hamper efficiency progress.

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Codes and Standards | September 17, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Construction and fossil fuel interests oppose portions of latest model energy code.

Rendering of the completed Sagrada Familia 

Rendering of the completed Sagrada Familia 

Religious Facilities | September 17, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project has been under construction since 1882.

Construction continues on Aligned's data center in Ashburn, Va. New financing will help the company deliver its current building contracts. Images: Aligned

Data Centers | September 17, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One goal: 100% renewable energy consumption by 2024.

Market Data | September 17, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Foster + Partners-designed hospital begins construction in Cairo and heat pumps are the future for hot water.

The Weekly show: Breaking the rules of retail, and the Household Model for assisted living facilities
Retail Centers | September 17, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

This week on The Weekly, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from CallisonRTKL, MBH Architects, and McMillan Pazdan Smi...

8 (more) noteworthy multifamily projects to debut in 2020  Argyle Gardens Portland, Ore.

Argyle Gardens provides 72 units of affordable housing for formerly homeless individuals and low-income residents of Portland, Ore. Photo: PortlandDrone

   

Multifamily Housing | September 16, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EDITOR, MULTIFAMILY DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION

An office-to-apartment conversion in Clearwater, Fla., and a modular affordable housing community in Portland, Ore....

The new Health Science Education Center is designed and built to promote student-faculty interaction and training. Image: Peter Seiger

University Buildings | September 16, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Health Sciences Education Center includes two floors for simulation and immersive training.

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Codes and Standards | September 16, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Sustainability policies will drive trend.

Cairo Hospital aerial

All renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

Healthcare Facilities | September 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project focuses on natural light, greenery, and views of the outside.

Market Data | September 16, 2020 | BD+C Editors

REI sells unused HQ building and Adjaye Associates will design The Africa Institute.

Library | September 15, 2020 | GBBN Insights | Anne Chen, AIA, LEED AP & Marcene Kinney, AIA, LEED AP

The world of information and student populations are constantly evolving. Academic libraries can lead the way as ca...

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Codes and Standards | September 15, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Ensures compatibility with the International Building Code.

Salah Hassan, Hoor Al Qasimi, and Sir David Adjaye

Left: Salah M. Hassan. Courtesy of Cornell University. Photo by Jason Koski. Centre: Hoor Al Qasimi. Photo by Sebastian Böttcher. Right: Sir David Adjaye OBE, Founder of Adjaye Associates © Chris Schwagga.

Higher Education | September 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The campus design will be unveiled on Oct. 8.

REI outdoor space with open garage doors

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Office Building Design | September 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Site developer Wright Runstad & Company and Shorenstein Properties also purchased an undeveloped 2-acre portion...

Market Data | September 15, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Energy efficiency considerations for operating buildings during a pandemic and is there really a glass box paradox?...

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Codes and Standards | September 14, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Repeated rebuilding after successive floods now seen as bad policy.

September 14, 2020 | SSR Blog |

During these times building owners and operators should remain focused on verifying their building systems are func...

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