The main reading room in the Chicago Public Library's new West Loop branch. Image: Tom Harris

Library | January 18, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its exterior design reflects the neighborhood’s industrial history, while its interior fosters community and shared learning.

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KJTMA interior

Courtesy KJTMA

Education Facility | October 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The school will accommodate 900 students each year.

Tesla supercharger and Model X
Industrial Facility | October 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Construction is expected to begin soon.

Steel Construction and Products | October 17, 2018 | New Millennium

In downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, a steel and glass tower gives rise to a dramatic cantilever over Richards St...

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

Of the 50 largest U.S. cities, Philadelphia is one of just six that still require metal pipes.

Green | October 17, 2018 | USGBC

Can healthier, more sustainable buildings give employers a hiring edge to attract best in class talent?

Rendering of RISD new residence hall

Courtesy NADAAA

University Buildings | October 17, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building was designed by a former RISD student.

Metals | October 16, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Architects wanted a graphic treatment with a lot more pop for the third building in the complex.

Building Team | October 16, 2018 | PDR Blog | Marc Bellamy

The competition for great tenants has rarely been as fierce as it is today.

Codes and Standards | October 16, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides incentives for communities to modernize and enforce codes.

Turanga library

Photo: Adam Mørk

Library | October 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Less than a decade ago, the city was devastated by four major earthquakes.

BIM and Information Technology | October 15, 2018 | Robyn M. Feller

At the top of the list of challenges for the Sandia project was that the building’s walls were being constructed enti...

UCSD Living and Learning Neighborhood

Clark Construction, in partnership with HKS Architects, in June broke ground on the University of California, San Diego’s Living and Learning Neighborhood at North Torrey Pines, a 1.5-million-sf, seven building mixed-use complex whose passive features include a modular micro-aerobic digester that will process food waste into biogas and fertilizer for community gardens. Courtesy Clark/HKS

Green | October 15, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Architecture firms are answering the call of local governments and institutional clients for higher standards in gree...

Shoreline Gateway Rendering

Image courtesy of Shoreline Development Partners, LP 

Mixed-Use | October 15, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Studio One Eleven designed the tower.

eSentire sent out 57,000 alerts about potential threats in the second quarter of 2018, and Construction was among the top five industries to receive them. Image: eSentire

Building Technology | October 15, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The latest report from eSentire finds a total of 4 million “hostile events” against all sectors during the spring mon...

October 14, 2018 |
There are many things I do during a typical day—designing “stuff” is just one very small portion—but I still consider my...
Sports venues reach outside their walls

Little Caesars Arena is a multipurpose venue shared by the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings and NBA’s Detroit Pistons. It anchors The District Detroit, a 50-block mixed-use development in the heart of the city. Photo Michael Robinson, courtesy HOK

Giants 300 | October 12, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Professional and collegiate facilities invite fans to engage with the community.

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Healthcare Facilities | October 12, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

To date, seven NICoE Spirit satellite centers have been built on the grounds of Fort Belvoir in Virginia, Camp Lejeun...

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

Mayors of 15 cities set goal of 185,000 new homes by 2030.

CitizenM lounge space

Courtesy CitizenM.

Modular Building | October 12, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel was originally designed as a cast-in-place concrete structure.

The PCL|Turner joint venture used construction technologies to build an Arrivals Facility five times larger than previous building.

October 11, 2018 | Bluebeam

The contractors relied on a suite of technologies to manage document coordination and review, especially Bluebeam Rev...

Shenzhen sky garden

Courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

Urban Planning | October 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is designing the project.

Keck Center for engineering and science

Courtesy Chapman University

University Buildings | October 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

AC Martin designed the building.

Codes and Standards | October 11, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Manager training, data sharing are critical to meeting 20% utility cost reduction goal.

A rendering of an office building being considered for the Riverfront Square redevelopment project in Newark, N.J., which would be made from mass timber. Image: Lotus Equity Group and Michael Green Architecture

Wood | October 10, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The products’ future, though, could hinge on approval of proposed code changes.    

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

Urban heat island effect can vary by as much as 37°F in the same city.

Anchor Place

Photo: Nahid Laciura

Multifamily Housing | October 10, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

This year’s prestigious Gold Nugget Awards honor four projects that provide affordably priced housing for homeless fa...

Use of the Armstrong® Drywall Grid System instead of metal studs cut installation time of the framing in half.

Ceilings | October 09, 2018 | Armstrong Ceilings

Installation of framing for complex drywall ceiling completed in half the time as metal studs.

The New Home Company

The New Home Company executives toast the topping-off of the Seacliff, Playa Vista, Calif. Left to right: Chris Christian, Construction Manager; Eric Ree, Seabluff Sales Manager; Melanie Andrews, VP of Purchasing; Robin Koenemann, SVP; Larry Webb, CEO; Tom Redwitz, CIO; Joan Webb, CMO; A.J. Jarvis, Southern California Division President; Leonard Miller, COO; and Rick Bianchi,VP/Regional Manager. Courtesy The New Home Company

Multifamily Housing | October 09, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

The company, which is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif. relies heavily on focus groups and market research to unde...

Codes and Standards | October 09, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Businesses, homeowners will control more power-generation capacity.

Exterior kengo Kuma Starbucks

Courtesy Starbucks

Retail Centers | October 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The store will be part of a new shopping mall.

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