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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TitletownTech, in Green Bay, Wis., is part of a 45-acre mixed-use district, whose second phase got underway last summer. Images: (c) 2019 by SGA and Ari Burling Photography

Office Building Design | January 09, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal is to nurture startups aligned with local industries.

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Codes and Standards | January 09, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

All contractors will have to demonstrate secure practices.

Alibaba central interior space

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Office Building Design | January 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The firm won a design competition for the project.

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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Codes and Standards | January 08, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ASHRAE 90.1 is the basis for new code that went into effect Oct. 1.

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Codes and Standards | January 08, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Lighting and space heating fell by more than 600 trillion Btu from 2003 to 2012.

Beacon is a Revit plugin that generates a comprehensive data visualization of a project’s embodied carbon.

The Embodied Carbon Lab at Thornton Tomasetti has calculated the embodied carbon of more than 600 structural engineering projects over the past seven years. Beacon was developed based on the firm's experience and deep data sets.

    

AEC Tech | January 08, 2020 | Thornton Tomasetti

Beacon is a Revit plugin that generates a comprehensive data visualization of a project’s embodied carbon.

Woven City aerial at night

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Urban Planning | January 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

It will be the world’s first urban incubator dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of mobility.

Grand Canal Museum

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Museums | January 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Herzog & de Meuron designed the project.

Tariff whiplash for bifacial solar modules

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Building Technology | January 07, 2020 | Burns & McDonnell blog | Will Porter, PE, Electrical Engineer

Bifacial solar systems offer many advantages over traditional systems.

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Codes and Standards | January 07, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ASSURE CERTIFIED to establish industry-wide quality standards.

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Codes and Standards | January 07, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Conservation commission must consider future climate impacts when assessing new projects.

Performing Arts Centers | January 07, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Steven Chilton Architects designed the project.

Four Ways Building Systems Create Long-term Profitability
HVAC | January 06, 2020 | Powered by Mitsubishi Electric

When accounting for the total cost of ownership and the potential return on investment, owners and developers should...

Making it: Gen Z learns by doing

From TikTok videos to rapid prototyping, Gen Z learns by doing. Photo courtesy GBBN

   

University Buildings | January 06, 2020 | GBBN Insights | Matthew Plecity, AIA, ASLA, Associate Principal

This fundamental shift in learning style will have an impact on higher-education space planning.

ProConnect Advantage website debut

ProConnect Advantage debuts a new website for its 2020 event schedule.

   

January 06, 2020 | Robert Cassidy, Editor

ProCONNECT—a series of events that brings developers, builders, contractors, designers, and architects together with...

5 most popular Life of an Architect podcast episodes of 2019

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Life of an Architect Podcast | January 06, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Architects Bob Borson, FAIA, and Andrew Hawkins, AIA, LEED AP, produced 25 episodes of the Life of an Architect podca...

Life of an Architect Podcast | January 06, 2020 | Bob Borson, FAIA

Changing jobs is exciting and terrifying at the same time, particularly if you are making a drastic change either in...

January 06, 2020 | CallisonRTKL blog | Jeff Gunning

Why have some malls survived their long-predicted demise, thriving and bumping with new generations of shoppers, whil...

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With climate change deniers setting policy in Trump Administration, progress continues in statehouses.

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

Cranes and derricks, welding in confined spaces, beryllium exposure, and more on docket.

One of PDA’s recent projects was the design of Vibra Healthcare’s 56,000-sf rehabilitation hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif., which features upscale hospitality in its 50 deluxe rooms. Images: HED 

Architects | January 06, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Puchlik Design Associates, its new addition, specializes in healthcare design.

5 reasons to enter the $20,000 Forge Prize
Steel Construction and Products | January 03, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Calling all emerging architects. Don’t miss out on your chance to enter the $20,000 Forge Prize. Submissions for Stag...

Urban Planning | January 03, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

BIG and WXY Architects are co-leading the project.

January 03, 2020 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Kelly Ryan

Wellness is identified as an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling...

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Codes and Standards | January 03, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Three out of four firms plan to add workers in 2020.

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Codes and Standards | January 03, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York and San Francisco establish thoroughfares dedicated to transit, pedestrians.

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Codes and Standards | January 02, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Survey also shows that interest in resiliency lags behind.

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Codes and Standards | January 02, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Document part of effort to uphold industry standards for the product.

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Sustainability | January 02, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The tower earned the Platinum designation under LEED's latest v4.1 rating system.

Pepper Construction Group CEO J. David Pepper, 59, passes away

David Pepper led Pepper Construction from 2003.

    

Contractors | December 30, 2019 | Pepper Construction

Pepper was a long-time leader of one of the largest Midwest general contractors who lived his life in service to othe...

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