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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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Life of an Architect Podcast | March 22, 2021 | Bob Borson, FAIA

For some architects, being on the jobsite is a vital part of their work process, while for others, they see jobsite...

New data center in Itasca, Ill., near Chicago

NTT Global Data Centers Americas' newest data center, located on a 19-acre campus in Itasca, Ill., will have two buildings and 72 MW server capacity. Images: NTT

Data Centers | March 20, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Two new facilities opened last month, with several others under construction.

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Codes and Standards | March 19, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Existing stations will not be allowed to add more pumps.

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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1500 Granville exterior at dusk

Photos courtesy Suffolk

Multifamily Housing | March 18, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects designed the project.

PFFtag platooning

Photos: PFF

Great Solutions | March 18, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

New proof-of-concept from Piaggio Fast Forward and Trimble enables robots and machines to follow humans.

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Codes and Standards | March 18, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Rising materials costs and supply shortages threaten economic recovery, housing starts.

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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David Barista, Editorial Director, Building Design+Construction, The Weekly show for March 18, 2021
Retail Centers | March 18, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about the future of gas station...

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Market Data | March 18, 2021 | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Concerns about finding skilled workers, material costs, and steel tariffs linger.

CDRLC exterior during the day

Renderings courtesy LMN Architects

University Buildings | March 17, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects in collaboration with Booth Hansen is designing the project.

Sable at Navy Pier exterior against the city

All photos: Mike Schwartz

Hotel Facilities | March 16, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

KOO designed the project.

Contractors | March 16, 2021 | Autodesk

Despite forecasted drop in non-residential spending for 2021, real-time bidding data from BuildingConnected suggest...

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Codes and Standards | March 16, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Proposed Bay State mandate modeled on California’s.

Facebook's data center in Newton, Ga., which it plans to expand

A rendering of Facebook's data center in Newton, Ga., that includes a planned second phase that will add 1.5 million sf. Image: Facebook

Data Centers | March 16, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new white paper explores revenue-enhancing ways for data centers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Perkins Eastman, headquartered in New York with offices around the world, and Pfeiffer, with offices in Los Angeles and New York, have announced the merger of the two legacy firms.

Architects | March 16, 2021 | PERKINS EASTMAN
Perkins&Will studio from the exterior

All photos: Garrett Rowland

Office Building Design | March 16, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The studio supports hybrid work models with agile layouts and integrated broadcast technologies.

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Market Data | March 16, 2021 | AGC

Canceled projects, supply-chain woes threaten future jobs.

Presidium Waterford exterior

Renderings courtesy Presidium

Multifamily Housing | March 15, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

O’Brien Architects and Dwell Design Studio are designing the project.

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Codes and Standards | March 15, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Legislation calls for ‘Innovation Zones’ that could become smart cities.

David Swartz FAIA in the LA office of HLW

David Swartz, FAIA, meets with the HLW team to review construction documents for a Los Angeles project.

Architects | March 15, 2021 | DAVID SWARTZ, FAIA, IIDA

A veteran designer looks back on the lessons his father, a contractor, taught him.

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Market Data | March 15, 2021 | AGC

The same firms are already struggling to cope with pandemic impacts.

One of the innovation labs at Bowling Green's Maurer Center

Students at work at the EY Entrepreneurial Innovation Lab at the new Maurer Center, the home of Bowling Green State University's business school. Images: Jame Steinkamp Photography

Higher Education | March 13, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Bowling Green’s new Maurer Center reflects a trend toward business-centric learning experiences.

St. Paul's Hospital aerial

Images courtesy HDR/Stantec

March 11, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HDR and Stantec have been selected to design the project.

Calling all building design professionals: BD+C needs your expertise on design innovation in 2021
Architects | March 11, 2021 | David Barista, Editorial Director

This new BD+C research project explores the leading drivers, sources of inspiration, and successful outcomes for de...

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Market Data | March 11, 2021 | AGC

Costs and delayed deliveries of materials, parts, and supplies are vexing many contractors.

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Codes and Standards | March 11, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

City will take into account embedded carbon when contracting to buy construction products.

The Weekly show, March 11, 2021: 5 building products for COVID-related conditions, and AI for MEP design
Coronavirus | March 11, 2021 | BD+C STAFF

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about building products and systems that...

Broadstone Queen City exterior

Photos: Alliance Residential

Multifamily Housing | March 10, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Broadstone Queen City recently opened its doors to its first residents.

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Codes and Standards | March 10, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AI, analytical software, Internet of Things are keys to decarbonization of built environment.

8 tips for converting office space to life sciences labs BioMarin_Novato

BioMarin develops innovative biopharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions, focusing on those that address unmet medical needs. The HED design team has completed multiple laboratory renovations and expansions for the company’s commercial and clinical manufacturing facilities, including this facility in Novato, California. Photo: HED

    

Laboratories | March 10, 2021 | Leonora Georgeoglou, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, and Dan Ringler, CID, HED

Creating a successful life sciences facility within the shell of a former office building can be much like that old...

Brilliant Smart Home installation

Smart connectivity system installation. Photo: Brilliant Smart Home System

Multifamily Housing | March 10, 2021 | PAUL BERGERON, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Smart connectivity systems are starting to become a must-have amenity in multifamily properties—and not just for up...

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