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BD+C exclusive research: What owners want from AEC firms
Industry Research | April 09, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

BD+C’s first-ever owners’ survey finds them focused on improving buildings’ performance for higher investment returns.

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Anonymous Hall south facade

All photos: Albert Vecerka

University Buildings | February 26, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the project.

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February 25, 2021 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog | Margaret Montgomery, Principal / Sustainable Design Leader, NBBJ

Eleven strategies to reduce energy use and increase wellbeing.

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Codes and Standards | February 25, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Lower demand for petroleum products means less asphalt production.

As architects design high-performing commercial buildings, supporting life safety via perimeter fire containment systems is critical. Specifying a tested, listed assembly that incorporates six essential design elements and withstands extreme testing conditions can help architects support passive life safety and optimize opportunities for egress during a commercial building fire.

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The Weekly show, Feb 25, 2021: When healthcare designers become patients, and machine learning for building design
Healthcare Facilities | February 25, 2021 | BD+C STAFF

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from BK Facility Consulting, cove.tool,...

Fifth + Broadway aerial at night

Images courtesy Gresham Smith

Mixed-Use | February 24, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gresham Smith is serving as architect-of-record for the entire project and is part of the design team with Pappageo...

Medline's new call center in Dubuque, Iowa

A 130,000-sf call center in Dubuque, Iowa, will support Medline Industries' core businesses, which now include making face masks. Image Charlie Mayer Photography

   

Coronavirus | February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A medical supply house’s new call center and a vaccination module that can handle more patients faster are among th...

Get inspired! Brick’s adaptability has made it the premier building material for centuries even as styles come and go. Nothing says “classic” like brick, but nothing says “innovative” like brick either. Check out some examples of how fired clay brick remains a major presence in the 21st Century designer’s palette.

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The Grand, a mixed-use project in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles has $3 billion in new construction projects under development, including The Grand, a mixed-used 1.2-million-sf public-private partnership that Related Cos. is developing, according to a new report from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District.  However, JLL's latest Construction Forecast predicts a slow recovery in construction spending nationwide. Image: Related Companies

Market Data | February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Predicts second-half improvement toward normalization next year.

410 North Rossmore exterior

All renderings courtesy Domos Coliving

Adaptive Reuse | February 24, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects is designing the project.

The design for Normandie creates opportunities for residents to connect with nature and their neighbors. Courtesy LPA Inc.

The design for Normandie creates opportunities for residents to connect with nature and their neighbors. Courtesy LPA Inc.

   

Multifamily Housing | February 23, 2021 | LPA Blog |

The mainstreaming of modular construction offers a cost-effective and creative solution to develop new types of urb...

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Codes and Standards | February 23, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Four courses address COVID-19.

Buddy Holly Hall exterior

All photos: Casey Dunn

Performing Arts Centers | February 23, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Diamond Schmitt designed the project, which is named for Lubbock native Buddy Holly.

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Market Data | February 23, 2021 | AIA

AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for January was 44.9 compared to 42.3 in December.

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Codes and Standards | February 23, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes flush calculations to reduce time and energy to clear contaminants between occupancy periods.

Populous-designed performance venue

All renderings courtesy Populous.

Events Facilities | February 23, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The venue will host events ranging from music and entertainment to eSports competitions.

Education Facility | February 22, 2021 | LS3P Foresight | Lisa Pinyan, IIDA, ASID, LEED AP

A vibrant, modern Learning Commons can draw students in and make learning fun.

Longwood Gardens reimagined aerial

All rednerings courtesy Weiss/Manfredi

Events Facilities | February 22, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will transform 17 acres of the core conservatory area.

Chicopee mixed-use project river view

Images: PCA

Mixed-Use | February 22, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Paul A. Castrucci Architects is designing the project.

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Codes and Standards | February 22, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes backup power for resident and staff “area of refuge”.

Life of an Architect Podcast | February 22, 2021 | Bob Borson, FAIA

We have all heard the phrase “Better, Faster, Cheaper, you can have any 2.” Is it actually true? Yes, of course, it...

2021 Amenities survey

Early returns show many multifamily developers, owners, architects, and contractors adjusting their amenities to deal with the impact of the pandemic on property occupiers.

Multifamily Housing | February 21, 2021 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EDITOR, MULTIFAMILY DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION

Survey of multifamily developers, owners, architects, and contractors shows many adjusting their amenities to deal...

Mason Square Apartments exterior

Photos: Diamond Windows and Doors, courtesy Technoform

Multifamily Housing | February 19, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Architectural Team designed the project.

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Biophilic Design | February 19, 2021 | LIGHTGLASS

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Contractors | February 19, 2021 | AGC

Offering undocumented immigrants a path to legal status will put an end to unfair competition and labor exploitatio...

Office Building Design | February 18, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

NBBJ is designing the project.

Swift Factory exterior in Connecticut

All photos: Robert Benson

Reconstruction & Renovation | February 18, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bruner/Cott Architects designed the project.

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Codes and Standards | February 18, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

NIBS hosts roundtable to create coordinated program to advance collaboration.

Aecome and Ferrovial's eVTOL infrastructure design

Courtesy AECOM

Transit Facilities | February 18, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The vertiports will enable eVTOL Aviation, connecting Florida’s major cities.

The Weekly show, Feb 18, 2021: What patients want from healthcare facilities, and Post-COVID retail trends
Healthcare Facilities | February 18, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from JLL and Landini Associates about wh...

DCFI concept

Renderings courtesy Arcari Cimino Architettura

Data Centers | February 18, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The concept looks to create an entire floating city centered around a data center.

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Codes and Standards | February 17, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Poor planning, complex contracting, a lack of accountability and high levels of collusion to blame.

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