Pinnacle Towers complex rendering

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Mixed-Use | February 14, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

ArchGroup Consultants is designing the project.

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WSCC addition

All renderings courtesy LMN Architects

Sports and Recreational Facilities | January 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects designed the project.

An uninterrupted path connects the lobby to the top floor at Akamai's new headquarters building. Images: Sasaki

Office Building Design | January 19, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Color also plays a big role in the interior design of this 19-story building.

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Codes and Standards | January 17, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Buildings would have to heat and cook with electricity.

If you are an architect, designer, interior architect, interior designer, or color expert/consultant on building design projects, we need your expertise for Building Design+Construction's 2020 Color Trends Survey. Click below to share your insights.

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Xiangjiang gate

All renderings courtesy RMJM

Mixed-Use | January 17, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The towers will rise 580 feet.

Drone technology is one of the tools that engineers and contractors are using to make their jobsites more efficient. A new report by Deloitte sees construction technology as a competitive advantage. Image: Deloitte

AEC Tech | January 16, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Deloitte, in new report, lays out a risk mitigation strategy that relies on tech.

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Codes and Standards | January 16, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

All new buildings must have reserved rooftop sections for PVs.

550 Madison privately owned public space

All renderings courtesy Snøhetta

Reconstruction & Renovation | January 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project previously gained approval from Manhattan Community Board 5 in December.

Advanced Product Creation Centre exterior

All images courtesy Bennetts Associates

Office Building Design | January 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bennetts Associates designed the project.

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

Move defies bipartisan 2007 law.

Healthcare Facilities | January 15, 2020 | HOK | Tony Roesch and Emily McGowan

For patients and healthcare staff, these developments will be most evident in new tools, such as robotic surgical tab...

Super Nintendo World Rendering

Images courtesy Universal Studios Japan

Events Facilities | January 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is currently under construction in Osaka, Japan.

January 14, 2020 | SmithGroup Perspectives blog |

In order to get a broad perspective on what our future might look like, we recognized that there was no better resour...

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Codes and Standards | January 14, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Parallel Design-Permitting Process includes flagging elements for correction during conceptual design.

St. Louis Aquarium clock

All renderings courtesy PGAV Destinations

Museums | January 14, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

PGAV Destinations designed the project.

Companies should be investing in those workplace elements that create an emotional tie between employees and employer. Images: CBRE Workplace (charts), Pixabay (office photo)

Office Building Design | January 14, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A survey of 1,600 North American workers hints at what workplace elements have the greatest impact.

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

Aim is to increase mobility to spur more economic activity.

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Market Data | January 13, 2020 | AGC

Survey finds optimism about 2020 along with even tighter labor supply as construction unemployment sets record Decemb...

All images Henning Larsen

Urban Planning | January 13, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project hopes to set a standard for how modern communities can live in harmony with nature.

A poll of real estate brokers and analysts across North America sees more runway for office demand this year. Image: Pixabay

Market Data | January 10, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Brokers and analysts at two major CRE firms observe that tenants are taking longer to make lease decisions.

How the new EC3 tool raises the bar on collective action

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator helps building teams evaluate a project’s overall embodied carbon emissions during design and procurement decision making.

   

Green | January 10, 2020 | Donald Davies, President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Nearly 50 AEC industry organizations partnered to develop the groundbreaking Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculat...

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Architects | January 09, 2020 | AIA

The 2020 Regional & Urban Design program recognizes the best in urban design, regional and city planning and comm...

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

All renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

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

The firm won a design competition for the project.

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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

All renderings courtesy BIG

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

All renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron

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

Herzog & de Meuron designed the project.

Tariff whiplash for bifacial solar modules

Image by Jukka Niittymaa from Pixabay

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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