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 | May 20, 2020 | AIA

AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 29.5 for April reflects a decrease in design services provided by...

Washington Capitals ice with display projected on it.
Sports and Recreational Facilities | May 19, 2020 | Dan Goldstein, AVIXA 

Audiovisual systems that turn sports arenas into digital canvasses have become key elements of venue design.

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 | May 19, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Clemson's new mass timber building and empty hotels as an answer for the affordable housing shortage.

Clemson's Outdoor Education Center

All photos: Jonathan Hillyer

University Buildings | May 19, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Cooper Carry designed the project.

 

Living space inside affordable housing unit

A spartan living space inside an affordable housing unit that used to be a hotel room in a Days Inn in Branson, Mo. The developer, Repvblik, sees opportunities throughout the Midwest for such adaptive reuses of space laid vacant by the recent pandemic. Image: Repvblik

   

Coronavirus | May 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A Los Angeles-based startup sees the Midwest as most fertile for adaptive reuse.

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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Cushman Wakefield 6 Feet Office coronavirus

After decades of favoring density, office tenants are now thinking how to better protect their workers from disease transmission. One idea comes from Cushman & Wakefield, whose “6 foot office” concept lays out an office workspace for social distancing, but also requires an agreement among workers and employers to stick to it. Photo courtesy Cushman & Wakefield

   

Coronavirus | May 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Making workplaces safer will require behavioral resolve nudged by design.

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Codes and Standards | May 18, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Design can improve health amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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Codes and Standards | May 18, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Net-zero target requires shift in thinking and practices.

Market Data | May 18, 2020 | BD+C Editors

California's grid can support all-electric buildings and you'll miss your office when it's gone.

Coronavirus | May 18, 2020 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings |

Perkins and Will, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, and Arup Group develop scalable solutions for increased testing...

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Codes and Standards | May 18, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Load-shifting will help reduce peak demand.

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

Nonresidential construction employment sees record loss and Twitter will keep all of its office space.

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

Road closures, new rules for public transit will be imposed.

Platform 16 exterior aerial

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Office Building Design | May 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be adjacent to Google's planned eight million square foot transit village and Diridon Station.

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Market Data | May 15, 2020 | ABC

The construction unemployment rate was 16.6% in April, up 11.9 percentage points from the same time last year.

Life of an Architect Podcast | May 14, 2020 | Bob Borson, FAIA

For every architect and designer, there are objects out there that resonate for them in a profound manner and can e...

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Codes and Standards | May 14, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In state with earliest COVID-19 cases, advisory group developing priorities based on risk.

Codes and Standards | May 14, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Freres Lumber unveils new line of structural elements suitable for high-rise buildings.

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May 14, 2020 | Stantec Blog | Simon O'Byrne and Pascal Texier

We now have the tools and technology to treat internet like roads, bridges, and other critical pieces of infrastruc...

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

The good news about rent might not be so good and some hotel developers consider whether to abandon projects.

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Market Data | May 13, 2020 | AGC

Construction official says new highway funding, employee retention credits and pension relief will help, but lack o...

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

May contribute to fungal disease outbreaks that endanger patients

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

How to design resilient libraries in a post-covid world and vacation real-estate markets are 'toast.'

Market Data | May 12, 2020 | ABC

Nonresidential construction backlog is down 0.4 months compared to the March 2020 ABC survey and 1.7 months from Ap...

Library | May 12, 2020 | GBBN Insights | Amanda Markovic, AIA & Zachary Zettler, AIA, LEED AP

As architects, it has been especially interesting to see how public libraries have deployed their physical resource...

May 12, 2020 | Gensler Dialogue | Lee Billington

In the workplace, digital solutions and platforms have eliminated some of the noise by improving guest check-in, co...

Market Data | May 12, 2020 | BD+C Editors

A 13-point plan to reduce coronavirus deaths in nursing homes and Bjarke Ingels discusses building on Mars.

Rendering of Coral Mountain resort's surf wave basin

The 400-acre Coral Mountain resort in La Quinta, Calif., will include a large water basin for surfing. Image: CCY Architects

AEC Tech Innovation | May 11, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology claims to offer surfers the longest ride in a man-made setting.

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Market Data | May 11, 2020 | GlobalData

The industry has proved largely immune to the COVID-19 pandemic due to its prompt transition into online formats an...

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