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BD+C exclusive research: What owners want from AEC firms
Industry Research | April 09, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

BD+C’s first-ever owners’ survey finds them focused on improving buildings’ performance for higher investment returns.

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NMUSA through the trees

All photos: Dave Burk | SOM

Museums | November 12, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SOM designed the building.

Offices were emptied as a result of the coronavirus, but many of their buildings continued to use the same amount of energy, according to recent surveys by Carbon Lighthouse and Johnson Controls. Image: Pixabay

Energy Efficiency | November 11, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Two surveys found that, despite much lower occupancy rates, energy consumption in most commercial buildings didn’t...

Sustainability | November 11, 2020 | GBBN Insights | Phyllis Kim

Passive House is a high-performance building standard that emphasizes tightly insulated enclosures, heat recovery,...

As architects design high-performing commercial buildings, supporting life safety via perimeter fire containment systems is critical. Specifying a tested, listed assembly that incorporates six essential design elements and withstands extreme testing conditions can help architects support passive life safety and optimize opportunities for egress during a commercial building fire.

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Codes and Standards | November 11, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Investors would be tapped for damages on such cases.

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Multifamily Housing | November 11, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SERA Architects and Lendlease will design and build the project.

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Codes and Standards | November 10, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Goal is to identify high-impact areas for application in design and construction.

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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Market Data | November 10, 2020 | AGC

Incoming president and congress should focus on enacting measures to rebuild infrastructure and revive the economy....

Life of an Architect Podcast | November 09, 2020 | Bob Borson, FAIA

The phrase “virtual office” has a much different ring and connotation to it now than it did just a few months ago....

Lowe's is leasing and building distribution and fulfillment centers to support both its stores across the country and its burgeoning ecommerce business. Image: Spectrum News 1 (North Carolina

Warehouses | November 09, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The retail giant will also open four more bulk warehouses, including a 1.2-million-sf DC in Alabama it is building...

Bushwick Generator office campus

All images: Viewpoint Studios

Office Building Design | November 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will become a new hub for innovative companies in Brooklyn.

Photo: Michael Grimm Photography

Education Facility | November 09, 2020 | AIA

Recipients’ designs enhance student learning experiences.

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Coronavirus | November 09, 2020 | Tami Hausman, PhD, and Lonny Rossman, AIA, NCARB

As AEC firm leaders consider worst-case scenarios and explore possible solutions to surmount them, they learn to be...

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Market Data | November 09, 2020 | AGC

A growing number of project cancellations risks undermining future industry job gains.

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Codes and Standards | November 06, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Safety training cited as a cause of improvement.

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Coronavirus | November 05, 2020 | Thornton Tomasetti

Open source app provides customizable health reporting and contact tracing capabilities.

Climate change is contributing to property damage on a major scale, causing more investors to look for better ways to gauge their risk. Image: Skeeze from Pixabay

Resiliency | November 05, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new ULI-Heitman report states that the biggest challenge to valuation is measuring urban risk mitigation.

Aerial of The Village at Johns Hopkins University

All renderings courtesy BIG

University Buildings | November 05, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new center will become the heart of the university’s campus.

The Weekly show: Designing cannabis facilities, Bob Borson's Life of an Architect, museum design
Museums | November 05, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from Cooper Robertson, Life of an Architect, and MJ12 Design Studio on the November...

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Codes and Standards | November 04, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Insurers’ fears of civil unrest in wake of election prompt builder’s risk coverage moratoriums.

Chase Center Southwest Corner exterior

Photo: Jason O'Rear/Chase Center

Building Team Awards | November 04, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The Statue of Liberty Museum, Allianz Field, and the Long Beach Civic Center are three of the projects awarded with...

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Codes and Standards | November 04, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Lease or ownership models for PVs make more sense than ever.

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Market Data | November 04, 2020 | AGC

Association officials warn that demand for nonresidential construction will slide further without new federal relie...

The West Building of Candlewood Suites at Fort Jackson, S.C., a project that's part of a public-private partnership that the Army has with Lendlease and IHG Army Hotels. Images: IHG Army Hotels

Hotel Facilities | November 03, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This project used over 4,100 pieces of cross-laminated timber. It's the fourth CLT hotel in the Army's housing port...

gas stove with flame

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Codes and Standards | November 03, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Asthma seems to be aggravated by cooking with flame.

Firehouse Shelter exterior at dusk

Birmingham’s Firehouse Shelter opened in February. In addition to living spaces, the shelter has medical exam rooms, a restful courtyard, a chapel, a classroom/training area, and case management offices where social workers can consult privately with residents. All photos: Edward Badham / EB Visual Productions

Building Team Awards | November 03, 2020 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

A coalition of ministries raised millions to build a new home for homeless men in Alabama’s largest city. The Fireh...

Market Data | November 02, 2020 | ABC

Among the sixteen nonresidential subcategories, thirteen were down on a monthly basis.

Poettker Construction's new headquarters

Poettker Construction’s new headquarters brings together internal departments that had been spread over five buildings. Image: Courtesy of Poettker Construction

Building Team Awards | November 02, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Poettker Construction’s new headquarters in rural Breese, Ill., is recognized with a Bronze Award in BD+C’s 2020 Bu...

Chick-fil-A Roswell Town Center

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Retail Centers | November 02, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The first location to use this rebuild style reopens on Oct. 15 near Atlanta.

Port of Long Beach Headquarters

This project was North American’s first design-build-finance-operate-maintenance contract, and the first to combine public infrastructure and private development. All Photos: Fukishima Photography.

Building Team Awards | November 02, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Long Beach Civic Center is honored with a Bronze Award in the 2020 Building Team Award...

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Codes and Standards | November 02, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Updated building codes could mitigate the danger.

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