A two-story building on the campus of Technical University in Dresden, Germany, will demonstrate the facility of carbon-fiber reinforced concrete. Images (c) Iurii Vakaliuk, IMB, TU Dresden 

A two-story building on the campus of Technical University in Dresden, Germany, will demonstrate the facility of carbon-fiber reinforced concrete. Images (c) Iurii Vakaliuk, IMB, TU Dresden

    

Building Materials | June 04, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But greater use of these materials still faces obstacles.

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Market Data | April 15, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Buildings as "open source platforms" and 3D printing finds its grove producing face shields.

NBBJ’s Design Performance Group

NBBJ’s Design Performance Group includes, from left, Nate Holland, a computational expert; Peter Alspach, a building physicist, who directs the group; and Margaret Montgomery, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, an environmental futurist. One of DPG’s first projects was the 80,000-seat Hangzhou Sports Park Stadium in China. Courtesy NBBJ.

Movers+Shapers | April 15, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NBBJ’s year-old Design Performance Group helps building teams make smarter choices earlier.

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Codes and Standards | April 15, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

High-SCM concrete, and cellulose and wood fiber insulation among the greener alternatives.

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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A project architect at Krueck + Sexton used a 3D printer in his apartment to produce the first batch of face shields requested by AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago. Images: Krueck + Sexton

Coronavirus | April 15, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The architecture firm Krueck + Sexton is producing 100 shields for a Chicago-area hospital.

USACE general Mark Toy briefed by Tarlton Corp. officials

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy is briefed by Tarlton construction executives on the site of the alternate care facility. From left: Senior Project Manager Cameron Denison, who managed the night team; Vice President Joe Scarfino, who led the effort and managed the day team; and EVP John Doerr. 

Coronavirus | April 14, 2020 | TARLTON CORP.

Missouri’s first Alternate Care Facility ready for coronavirus patients

Market Data | April 14, 2020 | BD+C Editors

A robot dog conducts site inspections and going to the library with little kids just got easier.

ALPOLIC metal composite materials have been used in the architectural and commercial building worlds for years. But recently, architects are starting to specify it for residential and other non-traditional applications.  With exceptional warranties and a variety of finishes, it is a perfect fit for homeowners wanting something different.

 

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Starbucks in Bothell, Wash., gets CO through a virtual building inspection

This Starbucks and an adjacent bank in Bothell, Wash., were opened thanks to a virtual building inspection by the city. The coffeeshop's drive-thru has stayed open through the COVID-19 pandemic.

    

Coronavirus | April 13, 2020 | Avalon Development

Bothell, Wash., issues a certificate of occupancy to developer after inspecting the property online. 

Meet Spot Dog: The robotic inspection dog for construction jobsites

This four-legged robot, whose gait resembles a dog's, is capturing construction data for several general contractors around the country. Images courtesy Swinerton

    

AEC Tech | April 13, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Boston Dynamics, the robot’s creator, has about 100 machines in the field currently.

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Coronavirus | April 13, 2020 | AGC

Association officials urge quick enactment of infrastructure investment, relief for hard-hit firms and pensions in...

Life of an Architect Podcast | April 13, 2020 | Bob Borson, FAIA

Architects are using technology more and more, and with each passing day, more of this technology is available from...

Mother and son working in the Fairfield

Photo: Chris Cunningham, courtesy of Quinn Evans.

Great Solutions | April 13, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The workstations are the perfect remedy for squirming, restless children and toddlers.

Market Data | April 13, 2020 | BD+C Editors

How prefab can enable the AEC industry to quickly create new hospital beds and Abu Dhabi launches a design competit...

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Codes and Standards | April 13, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cool Abu Dhabi aims to transform urban life in the Middle East.

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Codes and Standards | April 13, 2020 | Peter Fabris. Contributing Editor

Impact of temperature and relative humidity is unclear.

April 13, 2020 | Clark Nexsen Blog | Peter Aranyi

Distance learning, remote work, and the need for emergency medical facilities may forever change the way these spac...

How prefab can enable the design and construction industry to bring much needed beds to hospitals, faster

Photo courtesy Autodesk

   

Coronavirus | April 12, 2020 | Amy Marks, Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy & Evangelism, Autodesk

The outbreak of COVID-19 represents an unprecedented test for the global healthcare system. Managing the pandemic—a...

The STAAT Mod system provides a fully functioning hospital environment for treating high-acuity patients. Images: HGA

   

Coronavirus | April 10, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A STAAT Mod system can be ready to receive patients in less than a month.

COVID-19 patient rooms in alternate care facility

Typical COVID-19 patient room layout in an alternate care facility. Photo: Henderson Engineers

Coronavirus | April 10, 2020 | JAKE KATZENBERGER, MARK CHRISMAN, AND RUSS MURDOCK, HENDERSON ENGINEERS

COVID-19: Converting existing unused or underused hospitals, hotels, convention centers, and other alternate care s...

Market Data | April 10, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Designing for the next generation of student life and a mass timber Ramada Hotel rises in British Columbia.

Study Areas at the Trone Student Center, Furman University

University Buildings | April 09, 2020 | Doug Campbell, AIA, LEED AP, Ghafari Director of Education

Since many academic departments have been concentrated in their own buildings or portions of campus, bringing these...

COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant: IDA offers $14,000 to spur design innovation for combating the coronavirus pandemic

Photo: Anna Shvets via Pexels
   

Coronavirus | April 09, 2020 | IDA

The International Design Awards is looking for innovations in low-cost ventilators, in-home isolation pods, and reu...

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Codes and Standards | April 09, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Covid-19 outbreak may lead employers to reevaluate office commitments.

Urine could be the key to building in outer space and how to turn a high school into a patient care center in just over two weeks.
Market Data | April 09, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Urine could be the key to building in outer space and how to turn a high school into a patient care center in just...

Isolation pods being installed at Miami Beach convention center by Robins & Morton.

Isolation pods being installed at Miami Beach convention center, which is being converted to a field hospital by 250 workers under the direction of contractor Robins & Morton.

   

Coronavirus | April 09, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

COVID-19 alert: Robins & Morton to convert Miami Beach Convention Center into a 450-bed field hospital

Moon base with astronaut

Image: ESA, Foster and Partners

Building Materials | April 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate editor

A new building method to potentially make space architecture possible enters the fray.

AIA task force launches tool for assessing COVID-19 alternative care sites
Coronavirus | April 08, 2020 | AIA

The tool is intended to assist non-healthcare design professionals with identifying alternative sites suitable for...

NRCA survey of roofing contractors on COVID-19 impact on business

An NRCA survey of roofing contractors found that the majority of respondents (52%) said their businesses had been significantly or very significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus | April 08, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

NRCA survey shows 52% of roofing contractor said COVID-19 pandemic was having a significant or very significant imp...

April 08, 2020 | TAMLYN |

Currently, when it comes to water management systems for openings such as vents and electrical, many builders simpl...

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Coronavirus | April 08, 2020 | Burns & McDonnell blog | Jon Wright

First, most important and most complex: Create an extensive safety plan for your facilities and job sites that prot...

6 must reads for the AEC industry today: April 8, 2020
Market Data | April 08, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Stantec discusses how hospitals can adapt buildings to address worst-case scenarios and FXCollaborative Architects...

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