How the coronavirus is impacting the AEC industry

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Coronavirus | March 13, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Here's the latest news BD+C editors are tracking on COVID-19's impact on the AEC industry and the real estate market.

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Gensler's Denver office lobby space. Photo courtesy Gensler

Gensler's Denver office lobby space. Photo courtesy Gensler

   

Coronavirus | March 15, 2020 | Gensler Blog | J. Kevin Heinly, AIA, LEED AP. Managing Director, Principal, Gensler

Touch-free design solutions and air purifiers can enhance workplace wellness.

In the face of the coronavirus, workplace wellness is key
Coronavirus | March 15, 2020 | Gensler Blog | Janet Pogue McLaurin, AIA, FIIDA, LEED AP, Global Workplace Practice Leader, and Tama Duffy Day, FACHE, FASID, FIIDA, LEED AP, Health & Wellness Leader, Principal, Gensler

Here are a few considerations employers should keep in mind in creating plans for a healthy and effective work envi...

Coronavirus | March 13, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The BD+C editors would like to hear from you on how your firm is handling business operations and projects during t...

Trim-Tex recently rolled out its latest vinyl corner bead innovation, Fast Edge®, promising to drastically cut down on the time and material it takes to finish drywall corners. How much can these corner beads actually save contractors? They put it to the test!

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Feds push use of eminent domain to force people out of flood-prone homes

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Resiliency | March 13, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Local officials that don’t comply could lose federal money to combat climate change.

How the coronavirus is impacting the AEC industry

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Coronavirus | March 13, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Here's the latest news BD+C editors are tracking on COVID-19's impact on the AEC industry and the real est...

Cutting cost on flooring could cost your next industrial project big

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Industrial Facility | March 12, 2020 | CRB Insights | Tom Rychlewski, Project Manager, CRB

It’s underfoot, sure, but the floor coatings in your manufacturing facility should be top of mind.

BuroHappold Engineering made its Climate Emergency Tool Kit available last September. To develop this tool, the firm consulted with AIA about how it benchmarks embodied carbon. Data from Quartz’s LCA tool is built into the engineering firm’s Buildings & Habitats object Model (BHoM) data exchange framework. It is being used primarily for measurement and design visualization. Photo: BuroHappold Engineering

Sustainability | March 12, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New tools make it easier to measure embodied carbon in materials before they get used for construction.

Codes and Standards | March 12, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Helps with choosing proper glass for non-residential applications.

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Market Data | March 12, 2020 | Autodesk and FMI

Higher levels of trust within organizations and across project teams correlate with increased profit margins, emplo...

S/L/A/M Collaborative added practices and markets through its acquisition of parts of Heery from CBRE. Image: S/L/A/M Collaborative

Architects | March 11, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The architectural firm acquires five of Heery’s practices and adds 70 people.

Contractors flying drone at a site

Contractors like Clayco use drones to scan and monitor their jobsites, and would benefit from rule changes that would allow beyond-line-of-sight flying. Photo: Clayco

Drones | March 11, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Drones keep getting smarter. How will they fit into construction workflow?

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Codes and Standards | March 11, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Eastern white pine and eastern hemlock pass strength testing.

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Market Data | March 11, 2020 | Lodging Econometrics

Projects currently under construction stand at a record 991 projects with 224,354 rooms.

A look at how U.S. hospitals are designed to battle infectious diseases like coronavirus

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Coronavirus | March 11, 2020 | Cannon Design Blog | CannonDesign

Some health systems can use telehealth and video visits to asses and triage patients before they arrive at a hospit...

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Codes and Standards | March 10, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Technology suitable for buildings up to 12 stories in earthquake-prone areas.

A side-by-side viewer compares an OpenSpace picture and the BIM model of a Level10 Construction project for a Silicon Valley tech company

A side-by-side viewer compares an OpenSpace picture and the BIM model of a Level10 Construction project for a Silicon Valley tech company. The walk path and the current location can be seen in the top corner. Image: Level 10 Construciton

AEC Tech | March 10, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

OpenSpace’s AI-based reality capture tool looks to make site documentation a completely passive experience.

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Voice of the Brand | March 10, 2020 | Trim-Tex

Trim-Tex recently rolled out its latest vinyl corner bead innovation, Fast Edge®, promising to drastical...

SmithGroup’s Campus Strategy & Analytics team uses a variety of mapping tools to demonstrate space distribution for higher education institutions. This type of map shows the location and density of a particular space type found within buildings across a campus. Building footprints were extruded vertically based on the amount of assignable square feet (ASF), or density, of that space type in the building. Image: SmithGroup

 

Higher Education | March 10, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its service provides schools with a growth strategy, based on current and future needs.

 

Cornell University rowing has been transformed into a waterfront campus destination. Photo courtesy HGA

Cornell University rowing has been transformed into a waterfront campus destination. Photo courtesy HGA

   

University Buildings | March 09, 2020 | HGA Insights Blog | D'Andre Willis, AIA, Principal, VP, HGA Architects and Engineers

As colleges become more diverse, campus conversation is focusing on how to create equitable environments that welco...

New York's façade inspection program gets an overhaul following a death from falling terra cotta
Architects | March 09, 2020 | Hoffmann Architects

January 14, 2020, kicked off big changes to the NYC Local Law 11 Façade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP) for Cy...

Mobile wayfinding platform helps patients, visitors navigate convoluted health campuses

As soon as visitors step out of their car in the parking garage, the mobile wayfinding platform provides turn-by-turn, Blue Dot navigation through the entire campus. Photos: Gozio Health

   

Healthcare Facilities | March 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gozio Health uses a robot to roam hospital campuses to capture data and create detailed maps of the building spaces...

Auburn University, Robins & Morton open Construction Field Laboratory

Robins & Morton Construction Field Laboratory at Auburn University. Photo courtesy Robins & Morton

   

University Buildings | March 09, 2020 |

Robins & Morton and Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) recently celebr...

BuroHappold commits to all new building projects achieving net-zero carbon by 2030

BuroHappold’s work for the new Santa Monica (Calif.) City Services Building will help it become one of the first municipal facilities to meet the cutting-edge criteria for ILFI’s Living Building Challenge.

  

Green | March 09, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The engineering firm also launched a long-term partnership with ILFI.

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Market Data | March 06, 2020 | AGC

Average hourly earnings in construction top private sector average by 9.9% as construction firms continue to boost...

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Codes and Standards | March 06, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Area including National Mall is facing increased flood risk.

Aerial of Luma Arles

Photography credits: Hervé Hôte; Lionel Roux, Courtesy of the artists and LUMA Foundation

Art Galleries | March 06, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Frank Gehry and Selldorf Architects designed the project.

 

AEC Innovators | March 05, 2020 | VIATechnik blog | Danielle Dy Buncio, Co-Founder & CEO, VIATechnik

During this Women in Construction Week, we shine a spotlight on 17 female leaders in design, construction, and real...

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Codes and Standards | March 05, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Measure would go into effect by 2022.

Disney NYC HQ in the neighborhood

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Office Building Design | March 05, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HQ is being built in the Hudson Square neighborhood.

 

The Aviator entry and lobby

All renderings courtesy WestCorp Property Management

Multifamily Housing | March 05, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The community is inspired by antique airplane designs.

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