Construction technology is catnip for investors

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Building Technology | July 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

JLL, in a new report that tracks this trend, cites three areas where startups are most active.

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A day in the life of an ‘agile worker’

A mix of sit-stand stations and collaboration areas support agile working. Image © Gensler/John Ryan.

Office Building Design | July 18, 2018 | GenslerOn | Jane Stull

When our Gensler La Crosse office relocated last year, we leveraged the opportunity to support an agile workplace str...

Ten of the 71 apartments in Gateway North Residences are reserved for renters whose household incomes fall between 61% and 120% of the area's median. Image: MassHousing

Multifamily Housing | July 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The transit-oriented Gateway North Residences is centrally located in Lynn, Mass.

Call for speakers: Accelerate AEC! innovation conference, May 2019

Speakers take the stage at the 2018 Accelerate AEC! conference, May 10, 2018, in Chicago. More than 150 AEC professionals attended the event. Photo: BD+C

Accelerate Live! | July 17, 2018 | BD+C Staff

This high-energy forum will deliver 20 game-changing business and technology innovations from the Giants of the AEC m...

Are we facing a new era in Foreign Direct Investment?

Chinese acquisitions and investments in the U.S. fell 92% in the first five months of this year, according to consulting and research firm Rhodium Group. Photo: Pixabay

Building Owner | July 17, 2018 | Brian Gallagher, Vice President of Marketing, O’Neal, Inc.

The construction industry is already feeling the effects of the recent tariffs, not only with higher steel and alumin...

Construction technology is catnip for investors

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Building Technology | July 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

JLL, in a new report that tracks this trend, cites three areas where startups are most active.

Heat island effect can turn deadly in extreme conditions

NASA graphic depict heat islands. Source: NASA  


Codes and Standards | July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Of all the impacts of global climate change, it’s extreme heat that kills more Americans each year than any other wea...

NIMBYism, generational divide threaten plan for net-zero village in St. Paul, Minn.

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Codes and Standards | July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The ambitious redevelopment proposal for a former Ford automotive plant creates tension.

In many markets, green features are more of a requirement for apartment renters

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Codes and Standards | July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Renters in many U.S. cities have come to expect green features in apartments that they rent, with an eye toward energ...

Eight landscape architects are involved in the $3 billion Water Street Tampa project in Florida. Image: Strategic Property Partners

Mixed-Use | July 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This $3 billion waterfront neighborhood will also include three hotels.

Transwestern report: Office buildings near transit earn 65% higher lease rates

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Office Building Design | July 17, 2018 | Transwestern

Analysis of 15 major metros shows the average rent in central business districts was $43.48/sf for transit-accessible...

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Products and Services | July 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

These 6 products can provide innovative solutions to numerous design projects.

Once a novelty, offsite construction is taking hold across the industry, as labor shortages persist, the Lean movement grows, and tech-based workflows become prevalent. Photo courtesy Katerra

Giants 300 | July 16, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

We’ve identified five emerging trends that are likely to transform the construction market in the near future.

Codes and Standards | July 16, 2018 | Peter fabris, Contributing Editor

They already far exceed global average.

The Delta Electronics (America’s) 170,000-square-foot headquarters

The Delta Electronics (America’s) 170,000-square-foot headquarters is a LEED Platinum, net-zero energy building in Fremont, Calif.

Plumbing | July 16, 2018 | Uponor

It took five months for three dedicated crew members plus one runner to install 138,000 feet of PEX tubing with the R...

An apartment-style student housing project uses patterning and window placement to generate interest on an otherwise flat façade

Multifamily Housing | July 13, 2018 | Stantec Blog | Bryan Morrison

While student and multi-family housing share a common building form, it’s the student resident that drives the innova...

Mold growth is evident behind new VWC during room rehab work in this Tampa hotel; prior to rehab, mold was not present behind the existing VWC.

Hotel Facilities | July 13, 2018 | Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group |

Do you know the vital signs for avoiding moisture & mold problems? Will your brand standards cause you headaches?...

Exterior of a Mars building prototype

Courtesy Redhouse Studio

Great Solutions | July 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A Cleveland-based architect and a NASA Ames researcher have a novel idea for building on Mars.

Automated robot arm
Building Automation | July 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building components facility will be located near rail, shipping ports, and freeways.

Codes and Standards | July 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Off-site solar, and mechanical/electrical system savings aid the achievement.

Metals | July 12, 2018 | Metl-Span

In order to get the multi-purpose facility up and running in time for the team to begin preparations for the 2017 sea...

Education Facility | July 11, 2018 | HMC Architects Blog | Mark Schoeman, AIA, Principal

Would instruction be more effective if students spent less time passively listening to lectures and more time activel...

Washington D.C. row houses
Codes and Standards | July 11, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Government doing little to verify self-reported project data.

Iron rods for construction
Market Data | July 11, 2018 | ABC

June represents the latest month associated with rapidly rising construction input prices.

An aerial view, taken this week, of the three buildings under construction that will comprise the Pacific Vista Commercial Center in Carlsbad, Calif. This Center is scheduled to start operating this fall. Image: Ryan Companies

Industrial Facility | July 11, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A Ryan Companies project in southern California is being built to meet its city’s rigorous green standards.

5 ways design is transforming behavioral healthcare

At the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Child, Teen & Family Center and Department of Psychiatry Building, patient waiting rooms are located adjacent to the central atrium in a highly visible corridor. Rendering: ZGF

Healthcare Facilities | July 11, 2018 | Kari Thorsen, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Principal, ZGF

Circadian lighting, calming materials, and transparency are helping to normalize the patient experience in behavioral...

Meet the ‘CoHaus’: N.Y. developer unveils large-scale flats concept for boomers, Gen Xers

The concept, called Condominium Haus (or “CoHaus”), involves building six large-scale, for-sale, single-family flat residences across three buildings. Photos: Ward Capital Management

Multifamily Housing | July 11, 2018 | BD+C Staff 

With its new CoHaus development, Ward Capital Management is betting on baby boomers downsizing and Gen Xers upsizing....

Ernest E. Tschannen science complex
University Buildings | July 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CO Architects designed the facility.

Codes and Standards | July 10, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cement is essential to many infrastructure projects that address climate change.

Autonomous vehicles and the city: The urgent need for human- and health-centric policies

Photo: University of San Francisco

Urban Planning | July 10, 2018 | SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog | Michael Johnson, ASLA, LEED AP, PLA, Co-leader, Urban Design Practice, SmithGroupJJR

Rather than allow for an “evolutionary” adaptation to AVs, we must set policies that frame and incentivize a quicker...

Metals | July 10, 2018 | CENTRIA

The station had to present an energized, neighborly aesthetic positioning it as a safe pillar of the community.

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