In Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood, GEMS World Academy Middle-Upper School, designed by bKL Architecture, is rising 13 stories. The building is set back 25 feet from the street to allow in more natural light, and features an 8,000-sf artificial turf recreation area that doubles as outdoor classroom and gathering space for its students. Its Building Team includes WSP (SE), WMA Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP), Mackie Consultants (CE), Wolff Landscape Architecture, and Power Construction (GC). bKL Architecture.

K-12 Schools | May 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Verticality has some plusses, according to AEC firms that have engaged such projects recently.

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For its master plan of the 43-acre, transit-oriented Cambridge Crossing redevelopment in Boston, which eventually will include 4.5 million sf of vertical construction, CBT Architects took into account what that area’s long-term traffic and parking needs might be. (The master plan included 97 dedicated bike lanes.) Image courtesy CBT Architects.

Building Team | May 21, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The sharing economy puts a different spin on new construction and building operations.

All photos: JLL/Phillip Spears

Laboratories | May 21, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

McCarthy Building Companies with Flad Architects acted as the design-build team.

How the Internet of Things will transform airport environments

Auckland Airport — Auckland, New Zealand. Photo courtesy Gensler

Airports | May 20, 2019 | GenslerOn | Scott Gorenc, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Designer, Gensler

Connected devices and their wealth of data have led to significant improvements in operational efficiency and passeng...

The division between indoor and outdoor spaces continues to blur with demand to bring the indoors outside. Amenity spaces create communities with connectivity while providing solid return on investment. The finishes you choose are equally important both in terms of style and brand distinction. Explore the possibilities, because Space Matters.

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Codes and Standards | May 20, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Rocky Mountain Institute, Dept. of Energy, California Energy Commission join forces.

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Codes and Standards | May 20, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Climate ignorance driving some ‘insane’ deals.

All photos: Black & Hue Photography

Education Facility | May 20, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The three labs will each house a different focus.

The Kinesiology and Athletic Complex at Orange Coast College is one of many projects that C.W. Driver has started or completed in California, its home state. Image: courtesy of C.W. Driver

Contractors | May 20, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

C.W. Driver succeeds by sticking to core markets and practices.

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Codes and Standards | May 17, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

National Apartment Assn. report assesses reasons for difficulty in creating more apartments.

Cultural Facilities | May 17, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Former ConocoPhillips CEO and wife have donated millions for culture and education.

University of Texas at Dallas Engineering Building/ Serves as social hub for students across campus, clubs, and organizations

University Buildings | May 17, 2019 | SmithGroup Perspectives blog | Doug Campbell

When a prospective student evaluates an institution, they are imagining whether they can see themselves there as an i...

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Codes and Standards | May 17, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Focus is on techniques to reduce energy bills.

In Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood, GEMS World Academy Middle-Upper School, designed by bKL Architecture, is rising 13 stories. The building is set back 25 feet from the street to allow in more natural light, and features an 8,000-sf artificial turf recreation area that doubles as outdoor classroom and gathering space for its students. Its Building Team includes WSP (SE), WMA Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP), Mackie Consultants (CE), Wolff Landscape Architecture, and Power Construction (GC). bKL Architecture.

K-12 Schools | May 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Verticality has some plusses, according to AEC firms that have engaged such projects recently.

May 16, 2019 | MBCI |

Metal roof installation techniques vary greatly depending on the fastening system selected. 

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Codes and Standards | May 16, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

“Twitter tax break” may have worsened some of the area’s problems.

All renderings courtesy CO Architects

Healthcare Facilities | May 16, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The trapezoidal shape of the building is an eco-friendly feature.

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Hotel Facilities | May 16, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

MCR and Morse Development spearheaded the project.

May 15, 2019 | Travis Fischer, Kinsley Contruction, Inc. |

By constructing materials before they hit the job site, trade contractors are boosting their operations.

AI and digital twin firm Reconstruct Inc. closing $7.7 million Series A investment

Rendering: Reconstruct Inc.

AEC Tech | May 15, 2019 | Reconstruct Inc.

Reconstruct’s AI and digital twin capabilities provide indoor/outdoor views for project stakeholders to track and res...

Transit Facilities | May 15, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

A piublic art piece created by artist Folayemi Wilson will be just one of the eye-catching features of the new Damen...

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Codes and Standards | May 15, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Newly hired inspectors getting up to speed.

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Mixed-Use | May 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón designed the project.

The 26,000-sf Statue of Liberty Museum replaces a much smaller facility that could only accommodate about one-fifth of the island's daily visitors. Image: Keena Photo

Museums | May 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This LEED-Gold building features three exhibit spaces that give visitors more access to and engagement with the statu...

May 14, 2019 | Star Building Systems |

Star is committed to leading the way in building industry technology.

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Codes and Standards | May 14, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Naval Postgraduate School program maps locations nationwide.

All renderings courtesy HOK

Office Building Design | May 14, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The building’s design is inspired by the design of its fleet of cruise ships—with flowing lines.

Mixed-Use | May 14, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Beach Company is developing the project.

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

Urban core living costs hundreds of thousands more in largest U.S. cities.

Rendering of completed hotel

All images courtesy Danny Forster & Architecture.

Modular Building | May 13, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Danny Forster & Architecture designed the building.

May 10, 2019 | Star Building Systems |

This course describes sustainable directions in the custom-engineered, BIM-driven approaches.

Designing behavioral health facilities [AIA course]

A group room at the Texas Health Recovery & Wellness Center, in Mansfield. Note the significant use of natural light and vandal- and ligature-resistant furniture. Behavioral health patients spend much of their time out of their rooms. Photo: Steve Hinds/Smith Seckman Reid

BD+C University Course | May 10, 2019 | Debbie Gregory, DNP, RN; James M. Hunt, AIA; Kimberly Newton McMurray, AIA, EDAC; and Ben Szela, PE, CEA

Recent gun violence, the opioid epidemic, and other social issues with significant behavioral health implications und...

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