3 women wearing Skanska's new line of PPE

Based on feedback from women in Skanska’s Boston, New York, and Seattle offices, the firm created two safety vest options—one with a tapered waist, the other with an adjustable elastic waist band—made from a breathable mesh material that makes the vest lighter and more comfortable in warm climates. All images courtesy Skanska USA

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

A safety vest is the first piece of equipment to undergo an update.

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FMI's newest report is forecasting a big jump in construction spending for so-called megaprojects that reflect an intensifying global urbanization. Image: FMI

Market Data | September 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new FMI report anticipates that megaprojects will account for one-fifth of annual construction spending within the...

September 13, 2019 | Cannon Design Blog | Praful M. Kulkarni

The conventional method of design-build has quickly become a popular delivery method for projects of all types. The m...

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Codes and Standards | September 13, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Investigation could influence future use of the materials.

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Codes and Standards | September 13, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Some followed their states in implementing more robust standards.

Illinois law sets maximum retainage on private projects

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Codes and Standards | September 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The change is expected to give contractors bigger checks earlier in project timeline.

Meet the masters of offsite construction

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Multifamily Housing | September 12, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

Prescient combines 5D software, clever engineering, and advanced robotics to create prefabricated assemblies for apar...

From project planning to post-construction: Navigating the commissioning process

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September 12, 2019 | Gresham Smith Blog | Johnathan Woodside, P.E., C.E.M., LEED AP (O+M), Joe Crowe, P.E., CxA, LEED AP

As building system technology increases in complexity and sustainability remains at the forefront of design, the need...

Steven Holl Architects, The Kennedy Center expands for the first time since its 1971 debut

An aerial view of The REACH (left, in front of the Kennedy Center), whose three pavilions are connected underground. Images: Richard Barnes, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects.

Cultural Facilities | September 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The REACH, with three pavilions on a generous lawn, adds openness and light to this performance space.

2019 AIA Compensation Report, Buoyed by construction activity, architect compensation continues to see healthy gains

Compensation for architects increased, in average, about 12% nationally from early 2017 to early 2019. Charts: AIA Compensation Report


Architects | September 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The latest AIA report breaks down its survey data by 44 positions and 28 metros.

September 11, 2019 | SmithGroup Perspectives blog | Doug Campbell

One way universities are helping students broaden their in-person social networks is by encouraging connections betwe...

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Market Data | September 11, 2019 | AIA

Profession must double down on efforts to meet 2030 targets.

Project Open, Salt Lake City, Carbon-neutral apartment building sets the pace for scalable affordable housing

Project Open, a net-zero energy, $16 million, 112-unit rental community in Salt Lake City’s Guadalupe neighborhood. Utah artist Chuck Landvatter painted the seven-story, 30-foot-wide mural of a man and girl (modeled on the artist’s daughter). Photo: Brandon Hyatt Photography


Multifamily Housing | September 10, 2019 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Project Open has no carbon footprint, but the six-story, solar-powered building is already leaving its imprint on Sal...

Retreat may be the best option for some coastal communities in face of sea level rise

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Codes and Standards | September 10, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A new study makes the case for relocating in a "strategic, managed" manner.

Market Data | September 10, 2019 | Hoyt Advisory Services

New data show how different aspects of the apartment industry positively impact national, state and local economies....

40 Under 40 Class of 2019, Bobby Teachey II, LEED GA. Project Manager, Brownstone Construction Group, Charleston, S.C.

Pictured: Bobby Teachey II, LEED GA. Project Manager, Brownstone Construction Group, Charleston, S.C. 


40 Under 40 | September 10, 2019 | BD+C Staff

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

September 10, 2019 | VIATechnik blog | Leslie Baz, Computational BIM Specialist, VIATechnik

Buildings become unattractive in the transition from digital design to physical building.

2019 Industrial Sector Giants Report Leo A Daly - Dollar Gen

Automation, including vertical lift modules, carousel systems, and automated storage and retrieval, is widely used by retailers such as Dollar General, whose facility in Janesville, Wis., is shown here. Photo courtesy Leo A Daly


Giants 300 | September 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This and more industrial building sector trends from Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 300 Report. 

Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks

The Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks, is based on provisions in the 2006 to 2015 editions of the International Building Code.


Codes and Standards | September 09, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occupancy classifications...

Are Metal Panels An Ideal Low-Slope Roofing Material? MBCI
Metals | September 06, 2019 | MBCI

When considering which type of roofing material to use for a building project, there are a number of significant diff...

Another well-known retailer files for bankruptcy: Here's the solution to more empty anchor stores

A robust click-and-collect facility would allow customers, as well as third-party delivery vendors, faster access to merchandise. Rendering: NELSON


Retail Centers | September 06, 2019 | Eric Arter, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, Mixed-Use Studio Leader, NELSON Worldwide

Where can you find the future of retail? At the intersection of experience and instant gratification. 

Guardian SunGuard® Coated Glass Helps Metro D.C. Reach New Heights

At 31 stories, Rosslyn Central Place is the tallest development in Metro D.C. With a bold design and striking glass curtain wall, the building sets a new standard for performance and style. Photo Credit: Joseph Romeo Photography


September 11, 2019 | Guardian Glass

The tallest mixed-use development in Metro D.C. showcases remarkable views, boasts LEED® Platinum Certific...

September 06, 2019 | Trim-Tex

Deflection Bead gives contractors and specifiers a finishing solution for a highly visible area that must also freque...

The 11 buildings of FLIGHT at Tustin Legacy are designed to recall airplane hangars. This is the first development inside the 1,600-acre Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin, Calif., which the federal government shut and turned over to that city in 1999. Image: Jasper Sanidad

Office Building Design | September 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

FLIGHT at Tustin Legacy includes 100,000 sf of amenities, and is laid out to tie into the surrounding city.

Standard for assessing frame deflection using one component polyurethane foams updated

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Codes and Standards | September 06, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard offers guidance when installing fenestration products.

AIA launches landmark initiative to drive climate action

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Architects | September 05, 2019 | AIA

AIA Board of Directors approves member-led resolution to rally architects in mitigating and adapting the built enviro...

UEB Builders is constructing Union South Bay, a residential mixed-use complex in Carson, Calif., for which Katerra is providing materials and construction services. Katerra has acquired UEB and another GC, Fortune-Johnson General Contractors. Image: UEB Builders

Contractors | September 05, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

UEB Builders and Fortune-Johnson General Contractors specialize in multifamily and mixed-used developments.

InterContinental Hotel at The Wharf, Washington, D.C., designed by BBGM 2019 Hotel Giants Report, Giants 300 Report

The 278-key InterContinental Hotel at The Wharf, Washington, D.C., designed by BBGM for developer Hoffman-Madison, achieved LEED Gold certification. Photo courtesy BBGM


Giants 300 | September 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Hotel construction is at its highest since the start of the Great Recession.

September 04, 2019 |

Budget miscues are entirely avoidable if building owners and reps stick to the basics and follow time-tested estimati...

Peloton bikes at Weinstein Properties, Bexley Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC

Peloton bikes at Weinstein Properties, Bexley Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC. Courtesy Weinstein Properties


Multifamily Housing | September 04, 2019 | Rob Cassidy |

Peloton will no longer sell its bikes to apartment communities.

The way an office is designed can be a big factor in the productivity of workers who fall within the range of neurodivergent cognition, according to a new HOK report. Images: HOK


Office Building Design | September 03, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Emphasizing inclusion and choice is a key component.

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