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Final report: BD+C's 2020 Color Trends Report

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Architects | August 05, 2020 | David Barista, Editorial Director

This special research report from the editors of BD+C explores the leading trends and drivers related to the use of color on commercial, institutional, and multifamily building projects. 

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Market Data | July 02, 2020 | GlobalData

Dariana Tani, Economist at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on the situation

Market Data | July 02, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Construction spending declines 2.1% in May and how physical spaces may adapt to a post-COVID world.

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Codes and Standards | July 01, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Emphasis on cleaning surfaces overlooks importance of mechanical infrastructure.

The Spheres—the crown jewel of Amazon’s Seattle campus—went beyond the bounds of typical planning to achieve a stunning glass dome triumvirate. 

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Market Data | July 01, 2020 | AGC

Federal infrastructure measure can help offset private-sector demand that is likely to remain below pre-coronavirus...

Infection control in healthcare facilities amid COVID-19 Callison - UCSD_CFSH_3_F.jpg

At UC San Diego Medical Center, CallisonRTKL designed a teaching facility that offers medical simulation training. It includes several design elements that combat infection control, such rounded corners, stepped ceilings, and encased light fixtures for easier cleaning, as well as solid surfaces with chemically bonded seams to remove gaps and cracks. Photo: Brian Henniker

   

Coronavirus | July 01, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor  

Caught off guard by COVID-19, healthcare systems take stock of the capacity and preparedness.

Market Data | July 01, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Facebook to build $800 million data center and 329 metro areas added construction jobs in May.

A much-needed addition to a popular Pittsburgh museum. A new, cutting-edge medical facility in Asheville, North Carolina. What do they have in common? Exterior wall building products from CENTRIA that deliver the goods on both function and design.

 

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Codes and Standards | June 30, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Certification body forms advisory group of industry leaders and health experts.

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Market Data | June 30, 2020 | AIA

Resources were developed as part of AIA’s “Reopening America: Strategies for Safer Buildings” initiative.

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Market Data | June 30, 2020 | AGC

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash. added the most construction jobs (28,600, 44%) in May.

Facebook Data Center Rendering
Data Centers | June 30, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Mortenson Construction is the project’s general contractor.

Coronavirus | June 30, 2020 | CallisonRTKL blog | Katie Sprague

As many countries begin to return to the office, it’s a chance to ask ourselves: what do we truly value?...

Codes and Standards | June 30, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Affordable housing comes to the Bay Area and this is not the end of cities.

Fetters apartments and Celestina Gardens apartments

Fetters Apartments (left) and Celestina Gardens Apartments (right). Photos courtesy MBH Architects.

Multifamily Housing | June 29, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The two phase project will provide 100 affordable units total.

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Codes and Standards | June 29, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Performance standards could greatly reduce GHG emissions.

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Codes and Standards | June 29, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Similar structures can produce different energy usage results.

Market Data | June 29, 2020 | BD+C Editors

HQ tower features gardens on every floor and the head of Hilton talks about how his business will survive.

Inertia Platform leverages BIM data to provide mobile device-equipped team members with real-time “maps” of a project's progress, by the location of the work. Images: Inertia Systems

Building Technology | June 29, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Inertia Platform provides a visual and map-centric approach to jobsite management and Building Team collaboration....

June 29, 2020 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog |

Glass box designs have an energy performance problem.

WSP covid-19 facility decontamination, Infection control in buildings in the age of the coronavirus

WSP USA workers being disinfected after cleaning a facility. Photo: WSP USA

   

Coronavirus | June 26, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Controlling future infection spreads could become job one for most buildings and spaces.

Market Data | June 26, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Restoration of 1930s El Paso hotel completes and Arc offers tools, analytics for safe workplace re-entry.

The design for vivo's new headquarters in China calls for indoor-outdoor gardens on each of its 32 floors. Images: NBBJ

Office Building Design | June 25, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NBBJ’s spiral design maximizes worker exposure to the green spaces.

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Market Data | June 25, 2020 | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Contractors quickly prioritized worker health and safety, and 1 in 3 plan to hire more workers in the next 6 months...

LaPerla Rooftop bar

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Hotel Facilities | June 25, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project represented a cross-collaboration of Cooper Carry’s Hospitality studio and The Johnson Studio at Cooper...

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Codes and Standards | June 25, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Platform helps sustainability teams to collect data, benchmark progress, measure impact, and improve performance....

Market Data | June 25, 2020 | BD+C Editors

CDC to build the most advanced high containment laboratory in the country and architecture billings downward trajec...

Exterior of CDC's HCCL

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Laboratories | June 24, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Flad Architects, Page Southerland Page, and WSP will plan, program, and design the HCCL.

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Codes and Standards | June 24, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Construction Specifications Institute offers “digital classification engine.”

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Market Data | June 24, 2020 | AIA

AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for May was 32.0 compared to 29.5 in April, but still represents a si...

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Wood | June 24, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Exli designed and built the project.

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