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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This illustration shows how COVID-19 patients would flow through a high school gym that's been converted to a ward for observation and immediate care. Images: HKS

Coronavirus | April 07, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

HKS’s concept paper presents three scenarios.

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Coronavirus | April 07, 2020 | AGC

Associated General Contractors of America secures fix to loan qualifications after alerting administration official...

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Codes and Standards | April 07, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes fact sheets for employees, employers, and a questions and answers document.

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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7 must reads for the AEC industry today: April 7, 2020
Market Data | April 07, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Leo A Daly's Hotel2Hospital prototype takes shape, while the number of delayed projects reaches 2,550 in the U.S. a...

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April 07, 2020 | SmithGroup Perspectives blog | George Karidis and Rob Thompson

Indoor relative humidity is a function of seasonal climate and building HVAC. The range of 40% to 60% RH may reduce...

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Coronavirus | April 06, 2020 | AGC

Construction officials urge agency to make clear that firms that employ 500 or fewer people to qualify for paycheck...

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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It’s important that healthcare teams can control access to every department in the hospital. When there’s an outbreak, it’s key that practitioners have the option to restrict access to certain spaces.

Coronavirus | April 06, 2020 | Stantec Blog | Tim Eastwood

A Canadian healthcare architect looks at how hospital staff can act now to modify facilities and contain a pandemic...

NMHC survey of multifamily GCs delays

The NMHC found that the majority of the 135 multifamily contractors surveyed had experienced delays with apartment or condominium projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

   

Coronavirus | April 05, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

The...

LBM building materials revenue 2019

Lumber and building materials revenue totaled $72 billion in 2019, according to Principia.

Coronavirus | April 05, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

King County, Wash., is converting warehouses and hotels, and building temporary structures on parking lots and sports fields, to quarantine people who, for whatever reason, can't quarantine themselves. Images: King County, Washington

Coronavirus | April 05, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The county is adding 2,500 beds within a dozen Assessment & Recovery Centers that DLR Group helped to design....

The first 500 patient rooms at McCormick Place Convention Center.

The first 500 patient rooms at McCormick Place Convention Center. The 10X10-foot "rooms" have a cot, folding chair, lamp, and blanket, and a bowl containing a toothbrush, surgical masks, and earplugs.

    

Coronavirus | April 04, 2020 | Walsh Construction

Walsh Construction, one of the largest contractors in the city of Chicago and in the United States, is leading the...

U of Chicago Medicine workers with face shields produced by bKL architects.

University of Chicago Medicine workers with face shields produced by bKL architects

Coronavirus | April 04, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Architecture firms from coast to coast have suddenly turned into manufacturing centers for the production of protec...

FXCollaborative has designed iconic buildings in cities throughout the world including 4 Times Square in New York. Photo: Copyright Jeff Goldberg/Esto, Courtesy of FXCollaborative.

Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | Guy Geier FAIA, FIIDA, LEED, Managing Partner, FXCollaborative Architects

Density may make it easier for the virus to spread, but let’s not forget that cities are in many ways the heart of...

Kogniz Health temperature scan

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Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | Kogniz Health

System continuously scans crowds for fever as they enter facilities to locate and isolate risks.

Market Data | April 03, 2020 | ABC

The construction unemployment rate was 6.9% in March, up 1.7 percentage points from the same time one year ago.

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27% of construction firms report layoffs amid COVID-19 outbreak, says AGC

AGC officials are calling for additional federal measures to help avoid further layoffs. Photo: Pixabay

   

Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | AGC

The fast-worsening COVID-19 pandemic has triggered layoffs at more than a quarter of construction firms responding...

Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | Cannon Design Blog |

To address the need for testing in urban areas for those without vehicles, CannonDesign architect Albert Rhee creat...

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Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | ICC

The results of the survey tell us how jurisdictions throughout the U.S. are keeping up with inspections, new buildi...

Ashraf Fahmy, CallisonRTKL's chief financial officer, comes to the position at a time when the firm is focused on greater leveraging of its offices worldwide. Image: CallisonRTKL

Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Customer service across the globe remains No. 1 priority, says new CFO.

HMC is using Ultimaker 3D printers to produce mask parts remotely

HMC Architects is using Ultimaker 3D printers to produce mask parts remotely. Photo: HMC

   

Coronavirus | April 02, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

HMC staff is producing 3D-printed parts from their homes as they self-isolate.

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SafetyTek Software's Workforce Health Analysis includes a dashboard that allows managers to track which workers are sick or able. Image: SafetyTek Software

Coronavirus | April 02, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal is to keep construction projects moving forward at a time when jobs are being postponed or canceled.

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Coronavirus | April 02, 2020 | National Electrical Construction Association

The new loan program will help small businesses with their payroll and other business operating expenses.

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Coronavirus | April 02, 2020 | Rider Levett Bucknall

While total crane count holds steady, turbulent economic conditions indicate a recession-based drop in construction...

How is the coronavirus outbreak impacting your firm's projects?
Coronavirus | April 01, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Please take BD+C's three-minute poll on the AEC business impacts from the coronavirus outbreak.

What can we learn from the coronavirus pandemic?

By 2030, experts are almost certain that climate change’s effects will begin to resemble a continuous pandemic, threatening daily life in our cities and suburbs and on our farms–droughts, floods, fires, heat waves, and tropical diseases spreading north. Photo: Pixabay

   

Coronavirus | April 01, 2020 | Jerry Yudelson, LEED Fellow

The coronavirus pandemic will soon end, soon be in the rear-view mirror, but we can still take lessons learned as d...

Coronavirus | April 01, 2020 | Cannon Design Blog | Michael Tunkey

Here are three reasons to encourage sewists coast to coast to keep their foot on the pedal.

TLC Engineering Consultants' guidance on ventilation in COVID-19 patient rooms

TLC Engineering Consultants' guidance on ventilation in COVID-19 patient rooms.

Coronavirus | April 01, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Ventilation engineering guidance for COVID-19 patient rooms

Market Data | April 01, 2020 | ABC

Private nonresidential spending declined 2% on a monthly basis and is down 0.7% compared to February 2019.

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Coronavirus | April 01, 2020 | AGC

Survey finds contractors face shortages of materials and workers, delivery delays and cancellations.

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