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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Codes and Standards | April 23, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Seven Finnish companies aim to integrate all technical systems into a single platform.

Market Data | April 23, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The death of the department store and how to return to work when the time comes.

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Codes and Standards | April 23, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Some rooms being repurposed for ICU care.

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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Coronavirus | April 23, 2020 | GBBN Insights |

Here are some practical, tactical considerations for reuniting.

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Coronavirus | April 22, 2020 | AIA

Largest monthly decline in billings a direct result of pandemic response.

Boingo reinvents multifamily connectivity with world’s best Wi-Fi
Multifamily Housing | April 22, 2020 | Boingo: Where Connectivity Meets Community |

More than 300,000 residents from 2,200 multifamily properties depend on Boingo’s “instant-on” Wi-Fi.

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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Market Data | April 22, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Repurposed containers can be used as rapid response airborne infection isolation rooms and virtual site visits help...

Construction activities in several sectors are expected to take a big hit this year as a result of delays and shutdowns related to the COVID-19 virus spread. Image: Pixabay

Coronavirus | April 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

[Dodge survey] Contractors girding for recession.

Market Data | April 21, 2020 | ABC

Backlog for firms working in the infrastructure segment rose by 1.3 months in February while backlog for commercial...

VT students virtual reality project

Virginia Tech students and faculty experience an on-campus construction project virtually. Courtesy Virginia Tech Shani Sharif.

Movers+Shapers | April 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Students benefit substantively from internships offered by AEC firms.

ACF units modified from existing modular pods

ACF units modified from existing modular containers. Photo: PODS.

Coronavirus | April 21, 2020 | CALLISONRTKL

CallisonRTKL and PODS collaborate on repurposed containers for ACFs

Market Data | April 21, 2020 | BD+C Editors

IoT system helps contractors keep their distance and the multifamily market flattens.

Coronavirus | April 20, 2020 | Andrew Graham, AIA, NCARB, Leo A Daly and Jason Dittrich, Director of Business Development and Marketing, Mueller Associates

As COVID-19 threatens to slow construction work, point cloud technology helps us work safer and faster.

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Multifamily Housing | April 20, 2020 | Jerry Guerra, Principal, The JAGG Group

Multifamily has consistently been one of the strongest performers among 58 submarkets measured in PSMJ Resources’ q...

Market Data | April 20, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The continent's tallest living wall and NMHC survey shows significant delays in apartment construction.

The Proximity Trace system's TraceTag can be attached to a harthat. Image: Triax Technologies

Coronavirus | April 19, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Triax Technologies’ wearable Proximity Trace device can be used for contact tracing.

Sandy Lish, principal of The Castle Group, a P.R. firm with expertise in helping companies formulate their internal and external messaging during stressful situations. Images: The Castle Group

Coronavirus | April 19, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Castle Group is partnering with leading health experts to help companies factor science and medicine into their...

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Market Data | April 17, 2020 | AGC

New monthly job loss data foreshadows more layoffs amid project cancellations and state cutbacks in road projects a...

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Coronavirus | April 17, 2020 | NMHC

Survey asked construction firms how the spread of COVID-19 is affecting construction permitting, starts, completion...

More than 40,000 low-maintenance plants will run up the sides of the 270-unit residential building. Images: Courtesy of Rastegar Property

Cladding and Facade Systems | April 17, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Rastegar Property’s first development in that market is being designed to help reduce that metro’s air pollution....

Market Data | April 17, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Meet the 'AEC outsiders' pushing the industry forward and the world's largest Living Building.

Image courtesy VMDO

   

Coronavirus | April 17, 2020 | Joe Celentano, AIA, Principal, VMDO Architects

As our daily footprint narrows under “stay at home” measures, we must reconsider our relationship with public space...

HDR’s Visualization + Interactive Design Manager, Ken Coulter,

HDR’s Visualization + Interactive Design Manager, Ken Coulter, guides a client through a VR visualization of a project. Courtesy HDR.

Movers+Shapers | April 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

AEC professionals have enough on their plates without becoming specialists in a new skill outside of their wheelhou...

PAE Living Building exterior

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Sustainability | April 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

ZGF Architects is designing the building.

 

Market Data | April 16, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The SMPS Foundation and Building Design+Construction are studying the impact of the coronavirus pandemic o...

How has your work been impacted by COVID-19?
Coronavirus | April 15, 2020 | SMPS Foundation

The SMPS Foundation and Building Design+Construction are studying the impact of the coronavirus pandemic o...

93% of renters pay their rent by mid-April 2020, says NMHC

Despite the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic, the overwhelming majority of renters in professionally managed multifamily housing paid all or part of their rent by mid-April. Image courtesy Pixabay.

Coronavirus | April 15, 2020 | NATIONAL MULTIFAMILY HOUSING COUNCIL

In its second survey of 11.5 million units of professionally managed apartment units across the country, the Nation...

Manor Miramar, designed by Stantec for Related Cos.

Manor Miramar, in Miramar, Fla., designed by Stantec for Related Group. Rendering: Stantec

Multifamily Housing | April 15, 2020 | STANTEC

Related Group picks Stantec to design and engineer Manor Miramar residences in Florida.

An aerial view of the Newton Pavilion campus, site of the first and only quarantine shelter in the Boston-area to convert a shuttered hospital for homeless patients during COVID-19 pandemic. Google Imagery/Map Data © 2020 Google

Coronavirus | April 15, 2020 | DCAMM, SLAM, and Gilbane Building Company

First and only quarantine shelter in Boston-area to convert a shuttered hospital for homeless patient occupancy....

April 15, 2020 | APA – The Engineered Wood Association |

A cost-effective replacement for hard-to-source timbers in historical projects.

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