512 West 22nd Street roof terrace

All photos: Bruce Damonte

Office Building Design | May 27, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

COOKFOX Architects designed the project.

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

Meet the 'AEC outsiders' pushing the industry forward and the world's largest Living Building.

Image courtesy VMDO


Coronavirus | April 17, 2020 | Joe Celentano, AIA, Principal, VMDO Architects

As our daily footprint narrows under “stay at home” measures, we must reconsider our relationship with public space...

HDR’s Visualization + Interactive Design Manager, Ken Coulter,

HDR’s Visualization + Interactive Design Manager, Ken Coulter, guides a client through a VR visualization of a project. Courtesy HDR.

Movers+Shapers | April 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

AEC professionals have enough on their plates without becoming specialists in a new skill outside of their wheelhou...

ALPOLIC metal composite materials have been used in the architectural and commercial building worlds for years. But recently, architects are starting to specify it for residential and other non-traditional applications.  With exceptional warranties and a variety of finishes, it is a perfect fit for homeowners wanting something different.


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PAE Living Building exterior

All images courtesy PAE and ZGF

Sustainability | April 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

ZGF Architects is designing the building.


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

The SMPS Foundation and Building Design+Construction are studying the impact of the coronavirus pandemic o...

How has your work been impacted by COVID-19?
Coronavirus | April 15, 2020 | SMPS Foundation

The SMPS Foundation and Building Design+Construction are studying the impact of the coronavirus pandemic o...

The PAC-CLAD Precision Series offers 12 different profiles, including four NEW box rib patterns, that can be used alone or mixed together for a stunning exterior. These architectural metal panels come in 45 standard colors with a 30-year non-prorated finish warranty, and aluminum panels can be perforated for screen applications.

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93% of renters pay their rent by mid-April 2020, says NMHC

Despite the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic, the overwhelming majority of renters in professionally managed multifamily housing paid all or part of their rent by mid-April. Image courtesy Pixabay.


In its second survey of 11.5 million units of professionally managed apartment units across the country, the Nation...

Manor Miramar, designed by Stantec for Related Cos.

Manor Miramar, in Miramar, Fla., designed by Stantec for Related Group. Rendering: Stantec

Multifamily Housing | April 15, 2020 | STANTEC

Related Group picks Stantec to design and engineer Manor Miramar residences in Florida.

An aerial view of the Newton Pavilion campus, site of the first and only quarantine shelter in the Boston-area to convert a shuttered hospital for homeless patients during COVID-19 pandemic. Google Imagery/Map Data © 2020 Google

Coronavirus | April 15, 2020 | DCAMM, SLAM, and Gilbane Building Company

First and only quarantine shelter in Boston-area to convert a shuttered hospital for homeless patient occupancy....

April 15, 2020 | APA – The Engineered Wood Association |

A cost-effective replacement for hard-to-source timbers in historical projects.

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

Buildings as "open source platforms" and 3D printing finds its grove producing face shields.

NBBJ’s Design Performance Group

NBBJ’s Design Performance Group includes, from left, Nate Holland, a computational expert; Peter Alspach, a building physicist, who directs the group; and Margaret Montgomery, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, an environmental futurist. One of DPG’s first projects was the 80,000-seat Hangzhou Sports Park Stadium in China. Courtesy NBBJ.

Movers+Shapers | April 15, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NBBJ’s year-old Design Performance Group helps building teams make smarter choices earlier.

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | April 15, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

High-SCM concrete, and cellulose and wood fiber insulation among the greener alternatives.

A project architect at Krueck + Sexton used a 3D printer in his apartment to produce the first batch of face shields requested by AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago. Images: Krueck + Sexton

Coronavirus | April 15, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The architecture firm Krueck + Sexton is producing 100 shields for a Chicago-area hospital.

USACE general Mark Toy briefed by Tarlton Corp. officials

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy is briefed by Tarlton construction executives on the site of the alternate care facility. From left: Senior Project Manager Cameron Denison, who managed the night team; Vice President Joe Scarfino, who led the effort and managed the day team; and EVP John Doerr. 

Coronavirus | April 14, 2020 | TARLTON CORP.

Missouri’s first Alternate Care Facility ready for coronavirus patients

Market Data | April 14, 2020 | BD+C Editors

A robot dog conducts site inspections and going to the library with little kids just got easier.

Starbucks in Bothell, Wash., gets CO through a virtual building inspection

This Starbucks and an adjacent bank in Bothell, Wash., were opened thanks to a virtual building inspection by the city. The coffeeshop's drive-thru has stayed open through the COVID-19 pandemic.


Coronavirus | April 13, 2020 | Avalon Development

Bothell, Wash., issues a certificate of occupancy to developer after inspecting the property online. 

Meet Spot Dog: The robotic inspection dog for construction jobsites

This four-legged robot, whose gait resembles a dog's, is capturing construction data for several general contractors around the country. Images courtesy Swinerton


AEC Tech | April 13, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Boston Dynamics, the robot’s creator, has about 100 machines in the field currently.

Courtesy Pixabay

Coronavirus | April 13, 2020 | AGC

Association officials urge quick enactment of infrastructure investment, relief for hard-hit firms and pensions in...

Life of an Architect Podcast | April 13, 2020 | Bob Borson, FAIA

Architects are using technology more and more, and with each passing day, more of this technology is available from...

Mother and son working in the Fairfield

Photo: Chris Cunningham, courtesy of Quinn Evans.

Great Solutions | April 13, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The workstations are the perfect remedy for squirming, restless children and toddlers.

Market Data | April 13, 2020 | BD+C Editors

How prefab can enable the AEC industry to quickly create new hospital beds and Abu Dhabi launches a design competit...

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | April 13, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cool Abu Dhabi aims to transform urban life in the Middle East.

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | April 13, 2020 | Peter Fabris. Contributing Editor

Impact of temperature and relative humidity is unclear.

April 13, 2020 | Clark Nexsen Blog | Peter Aranyi

Distance learning, remote work, and the need for emergency medical facilities may forever change the way these spac...

How prefab can enable the design and construction industry to bring much needed beds to hospitals, faster

Photo courtesy Autodesk


Coronavirus | April 12, 2020 | Amy Marks, Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy & Evangelism, Autodesk

The outbreak of COVID-19 represents an unprecedented test for the global healthcare system. Managing the pandemic—a...

The STAAT Mod system provides a fully functioning hospital environment for treating high-acuity patients. Images: HGA


Coronavirus | April 10, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A STAAT Mod system can be ready to receive patients in less than a month.

COVID-19 patient rooms in alternate care facility

Typical COVID-19 patient room layout in an alternate care facility. Photo: Henderson Engineers


COVID-19: Converting existing unused or underused hospitals, hotels, convention centers, and other alternate care s...

Market Data | April 10, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Designing for the next generation of student life and a mass timber Ramada Hotel rises in British Columbia.

Study Areas at the Trone Student Center, Furman University

University Buildings | April 09, 2020 | Doug Campbell, AIA, LEED AP, Ghafari Director of Education

Since many academic departments have been concentrated in their own buildings or portions of campus, bringing these...

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