North American headquarters for Unilever

The new North America headquarters for Unilever incorporates 15,000 sensors, transforming an existing New Jersey office park into an interconnected campus. Photo: Garrett Rowland.

Building Technology | February 21, 2019 | C.C. Sullivan and Alex Abarbanel-Grossman, Contributing Editors

The next generation of intelligent buildings offers promise for unseen levels of energy efficiency, optimization, and occupant health and productivity.

read more
Codes and Standards | January 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New durability requirements for new buildings in the works.

Wind farm

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | January 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

First releases are O+M, BD+C, and ID+C.

Grenoble, France's new mixed-use python building

All photos courtesy Renaud Chaignet

Mixed-Use | January 04, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A Prada bag inspired the design.

©Stéphane Brügger Photography

Glass and Glazing | January 03, 2019 | Elizabeth Cotton |

A new Montreal icon features glass in contrasting shades for optimal aesthetic appeal.

Contractor on a job site

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | January 03, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Ruling will prompt review of OSH decision that said GCs cannot be held liable for subs’ violations.

Wood planks

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | January 03, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New provisions to be included in the 2021 International Building Code.

Winco window facade
Products and Services | January 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

These 6 products solved tricky problems on job sites.

LPA Blog Cover
Reconstruction & Renovation | January 02, 2019 | LPA Blog |

With some facilities, a little creativity can save money and salvage a building worth saving. 

Apartment building

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | January 02, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Performance measures are at least 50% more efficient than 2006 IECC.

Study compares labor hours for various low-slope roofing options

Courtesy CertainTeed Corporation

Codes and Standards | January 02, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Type of roof covering, project parameters, tool management, and crew efficiency all impact profitability.

Net zero construction trailer brings health and wellness to the jobsite

The 12x60-foot Net Zero Jobsite Trailer debuted in November at the Greenbuild show in Chicago. It features a super-insulated shell and many of the comforts of a traditional office workspace. Photo: ©2018 Ballogg Photography

Great Solutions | January 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As AEC firms scramble to upgrade their offices to maximize occupant wellness and productivity, Pepper Construction as...

Changchun CR Center designed by Goettsch Partners

Courtesy Goettsch Partners.

Mixed-Use | January 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The complex includes a 980-foot tower.

December 20, 2018 | Sherwin-Williams

Placing warm colors at an entrance helps invite visitors to enter, especially to escape cold weather. Mixing bright a...

Autodesk's purchase of PlanGrid brings into its stable a popular digital blueprint software that helps contractors streamline their project management. Image: Autodesk

Building Technology | December 20, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

PlanGrid and BuildingConnected are the latest pieces in the company’s quest to digitize the construction industry....

Glass and Glazing | December 20, 2018 | Elizabeth Cotton |

Tinted glass helps to regulate a building’s temperature as it is designed to absorb energy from the visible light spe...

December 20, 2018 | Stantec Blog | Kate Ryan

When it’s time to make the move, designers can support clients in introducing a new workplace environment.

Man on scaffolding

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | December 20, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Lawmakers under pressure to reform law that makes contractors 100% liable for work-site injuries.

The South and Mid-Atlantic regions should be the strongest for commercial office space, according to a recent survey of brokerage pros. Image: Transwestern

Market Data | December 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Respondents to a recent Transwestern poll expect flat to modest growth for rents and investment in offices, MOBs, and...

More than half of New York's Gross Domestic Product is generated by is financial and business services sector that is the world's largest. Image: Pixabay

Market Data | December 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But San Jose, Calif., is expected to have the best annual growth rate through 2035, according to Oxford Economics’ la...

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | December 19, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides recommended ranges on 13 different parameters of water quality.

Courtesy Pixabay

Market Data | December 19, 2018 | AIA

November marked the fourteenth consecutive month of increasing demand for architectural firm services.

Natural disasters have been driving insurance payouts for property and casualty damages through the roof, leading insurers to reassess their coverage strategies. Image: USI

Building Owner | December 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new report on the property and casualty market foresees modest rate hikes for construction projects. 

Example of 3D scan

December 18, 2018 | Robyn M. Feller

Piping Layout Consultants taps into 3D scanning technology to replace a large quantity of fiberglass reinforced plast...

Multifamily Housing | December 18, 2018 | HDR Insights | Nicholas Taylor, Design Lead

Social sustainability has become a central concern in terms of its effect that spans generations.

The ability of EC firms to capture, understand, and apply from all kinds of sources—including their job sites—is critical to their being able to deliver buildings for smarter cities in the future. Image: Deloitte Consulting

Building Technology | December 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new paper from Deloitte Consulting advises companies to revise their strategies with an eye toward leveraging advan...

Four air conditioners on a roof

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | December 18, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Dramatic action will be needed for global building sector to cut carbon in line with international agreements.

Google building

Courtesy brionv, flickr

Office Building Design | December 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 1.7 million-sf campus will expand the company’s New York City presence.

December 17, 2018 | TAMLYN |

An off-the-shelf trim gives a mixed-used development a sleek, custom aesthetic.

Courtesy FIFA

Sports and Recreational Facilities | December 17, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The stadium will be at the center of an entirely new city.

Corner of a building in black and white
Architects | December 17, 2018 | AIA

Architects can download a copy of the toolkit online.

Overlay Init