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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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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...

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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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...

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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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,...

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

Pop quiz: Can you name the largest steel-framed project currently under construction in the U.S.? Answer: It’s the 52...

February 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Until recently, daylighting was one of the most misunderstood sustainable building product categories, mostly because...

October 01, 2002 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

When it opened on the Boardwalk in 1929, the Atlantic City Convention Hall was hailed as the world's largest clear-sp...

May 01, 2005 | Staff

Most students entering the four-story atrium of the Lillis Business Complex at University of Oregon in Eugene probabl...

August 01, 2007 | By Kristin Foster, Editorial Intern

Easy DVD rentals, sophisticated home theater systems, and outrageous ticket prices ($11 for an adult general admissio...

March 01, 2009 | Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief

Ever since founding Ingenhoven Architects in 1985, at age 25, Christoph Ingenhoven has been guided by the philosophy...

August 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

All brick walls, old and new, are susceptible to deterioration. Exposure to harsh weather, poor construction, and lac...

June 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

For more than a half century, starting in 1924, millions of visitors toured Ford Motor Co.'s Rouge manufacturing faci...

June 01, 2003 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

Over the last decade, a fundamental shift in the national building codes has changed the landscape of seismic design....

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