Lendlease and Google to develop mixed-use neighborhoods in San Francisco Bay

Image by Denys Vitali from Pixabay 

    

Mixed-Use | July 19, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The residential, retail, hospitality, and other civic components have an estimated development value of $15 billion. 

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All renderings courtesy Steven Holl Architects

Cultural Facilities | July 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Their winning proposal was supported by six of the seven members of the jury.

Market Data | July 12, 2019 | ABC

This is the first time in nearly three years that input prices have fallen on a year-over-year basis.

Smart sensor maintains privacy, enhances safety in sensitive spaces

HALO has 11 built-in sensors to monitor audio analytics (e.g., shouting, bullying), air quality (vape, smoke), chemicals (oxidizers, methane), light, and environmental factors (occupancy, humidity). All images courtesy IPVideo Corp.

Great Solutions | July 12, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HALO IOT sensor is designed for use in places where cameras are not welcome.

Custom builder Loudermilk Homes once relied exclusively on house wrap as their air and water barrier of choice. But once they learned about the benefits of the ForceField® air and water barrier system, they switched. Sherwin Loudermilk of Loudermilk Homes explains why. Click here to watch!

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Office Building Design | July 12, 2019 | Clark Nexsen Blog | Anne Bradley

In the workplace, the only constant is change.

Bentley University's new ice arena includes classrooms, and has hosted non-sporting events like concerts and fashion shows. Image: Bentley University

Arena | July 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Several ARC-designed projects give the firm’s academic clients more event-hosting flexibility.

Roofing Drainage Systems [AIA course]

Different roof types demand different drainage strategies. Photo: Hoffmann Architects

BD+C University Course | July 12, 2019 | Richard W. Off, AIA, and Steffany Malarik, AIA, Hoffmann Architects

While the various layers of the roof assembly play a key role in keeping moisture from infiltrating into the interior...

While drainable building wraps share the ability to shed bulk water faster than standard wraps, not all are up to par. Tear strength, air holdout, UV resistance, and breathability still matter. Only TYPAR ® Drainable Wrap™ pairs drainability with overall industry-leading weather protection.

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A new report on how contractors collect and use jobsite data is based on responses from 187 companies. Image: Dodge Data & Analytics

AEC Tech | July 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Information is power, but are contractors collecting what they need to make better decisions?

Zurich North America’s HQ outside Chicago

Zurich North America’s HQ outside Chicago is rooted in one of the most expansive employee engagement efforts in history, and the extensive data it generated. Photo courtesy CannonDesign

Office Building Design | July 11, 2019 | Cannon Design Blog | Heather Rosen, Workplace Strategy Consultant, CannonDesign

The traditional model of signing long-term leases, committing extensive capital to an inflexible solution, and then c...

All photos: Laurian Ghinitoiu

Cultural Facilities | July 11, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project gives Bordeaux an art-filled public space from the waterfront to the city’s new urban room.

As part of its four-year phased construction to Butler University's Gallahue Hall and Holcomb Building, Pepper Construction overlays imagery of where new utilities and buildings will be onto drawings and maps of existing structures. Pepper has been creating 3D models of underground utilities on jobsites since 2017. Image: Pepper Constructon

 

July 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Overlaying new installs and site surveys add precision to the construction process.

9 picks from NeoCon 2019

Rich wood tones in the Obeya Room Division System from OFS are unique, warming up an office space and making it feel more like home. 

    

Architects | July 10, 2019 | Mary Bartlett, AIA, RID, LEED AP

Interior architect Mary Bartlett selects her favorite products and systems from the 2019 NeoCon show, Chicago, June 1...

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union at San Diego State University. Photo: Pixabay

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union at San Diego State University. Photo: Pixabay

University Buildings | July 10, 2019 | Gordian

Using RSMeans data from Gordian, here are the most recent costs per square foot of college student unions in 10 colle...

All renderings courtesy COBE

Museums | July 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

COBE designed the building.

All renderings courtesy C.F. Møller Architects

Healthcare Facilities | July 09, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

C.F. Møller Architects is designing the project.

Value engineering: Where quality meets cost control

Tom Brewer, Content Specialist, Gordian

   

BD+C University Course | July 08, 2019 | Tom Brewer, Content Specialist, Gordian 

This course covers the history of value engineering, the benefits it provides, and the value engineering methodology....

Shadow box design: To vent or not to vent

Photo courtesy Perkins+Will

   

BD+C University Course | July 08, 2019 | Mark Walsh, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, Principal, Technical Director, Perkins+Will

A curtain wall shadow box is a spandrel assembly consisting of vision glass at the building exterior and an opaque in...

Concrete | July 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

American Concrete Institute offers guidance on assessment, repair, rehab of existing concrete structures.

Collaborative for High Performance Schools releases 2019 Core Criteria Version 3.0 Update

Photo: Pixabay

K-12 Schools | July 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The update adds credits to lower carbon footprints and to promote climate change resiliency.

Campaign launched to promote ‘climate-smart wood’

Photo: Pixabay

Wood | July 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Forest Stewardship Council and other groups aim to help buyers understand and make it easier to locate lumber tha...

Urban Planning | July 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The walkability trend is spreading to urbanizing suburbs.

Unity Temple (Chicago), Photo by James Caulfield, courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Unity Temple, Chicago. Photo: James Caulfield, courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Architects | July 08, 2019 | BD+C

The UNESCO designation includes signature works designed by Wright during the first half of the 20th century.

All images courtesy Patalab

Office Building Design | July 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Patalab is designing the building.

All images courtesy LandDesign

University Buildings | July 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gensler and LandDesign designed the project.

Two 40-story residential towers in Singapore were built with nearly 1,900 prefabricated modules. Image: Courtesy of Bouygues Bâtiment International

Modular Building | July 03, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The state has been pushing for improvements in construction management.

Courtesy Magnusson Architecture + Planning

Mixed-Use | July 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Freeform + Deform designed the building with Magnusson Architecture + Planning as the Architect of Record.

AEC Tech | July 02, 2019 | Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Design Director, Gensler

Could there come a time when buildings will become less about bricks and mortar and feel more like mists or fogs?

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All photos: Ben Benschneider

Healthcare Facilities | July 02, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Called the Seattle Veterans Affairs Mental Health and Research Building, the structure is meant to enhance patient ca...

Designed by Perkins+Will, Northwestern University’s 12-story Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center contains spaces which are reconfigurable for different uses and which were crafted with researchers and their tasks in mind. The structure also is meant to strengthen collaboration between the education, research, and medical professional communities.

University Buildings | July 02, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Designed by Perkins+Will, the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center has spaces aiding m...

Perkins Eastman Co-founder Mary-Jean Eastman to keynote 2019 Women in Design+Construction Conference

Mary-Jean Eastman, FAIA, Vice Chair of Perkins Eastman and Managing Principal of its New York City studio, will share lessons and takeaways from her journey building a global design giant. Photo courtesy Perkins Eastman

Architects | July 01, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Two of Perkins Eastman’s firm leaders—Mary-Jean Eastman, FAIA, Vice Chair and Managing Principal of its New York City...

Market Data | July 01, 2019 | ABC

Among the 16 nonresidential construction spending categories tracked by the Census Bureau, five experienced increases...

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