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Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library entrance

All images courtesy Adjaye Associates

Library | November 30, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is located in Johannesburg.

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7 must reads for the AEC industry today: August 28, 2020
Coronavirus | August 28, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Hotel occupancy likely to dip by 29%, and pandemic helps cannabis industry gain firmer footing.

A 12,560-sf addition to Meritus Health Center in Maryland went from concept to completion in four months. Design-to-permit alone took less than six weeks. Image: (c) John Cole

Healthcare Facilities | August 27, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Lean practices, and early engagement with the county’s permitting department, moved this project forward quickly....

Strategically planning your firm past the COVID-19 pandemic

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Architects | August 27, 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...

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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The Arts and Computational Science Building at UC Merced in California is the result of a P3 whose development team included a consortium of financial experts, contractors, operations and maintenance teams, architects, engineers, and consultants. WRNS Studio, the Academic Architect on this project, provided the image.

University Buildings | August 27, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Transparency and communication are imperative, says new white paper on these agreements.

8 must reads for the AEC market August 27
Coronavirus | August 27, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Extended-stay hotels are the lodging sector's safest bet, and industrial real estate faces short-term decline.

Melanie Harris AIA, BSA LifeStructures

Melanie Harris AIA, offers her response as a professional woman of color to the death of George Floyd and the movement for racial and social justice.

Architects | August 26, 2020 | MELANIE HARRIS, AIA, NATIONAL HEALING PRACTICE DIRECTOR, BSA LIFESTRUCTURES

Architect offers a 4-point manifesto to the design community to work for racial and social justice in the U.S. foll...

North Flats, Austin College's newest student housing building, houses 130 students. Images: Courtesy KWA Construction

Higher Education | August 26, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

KWA Construction built the school’s new residence hall, nearly 10 years after its first student housing project for...

Platform will allow researchers to test energy system integration at scale

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Codes and Standards | August 25, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently launched the Advanced...

Co-living firm Common issues RFP for the future home office and work hub
Coronavirus | August 25, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Common, the U.S.’s largest co-living company, recently released an RFP for a...

Video: What's driving the boom in life sciences real estate?
Laboratories | August 25, 2020 | BD+C Staff

JLL's Audrey Symes discusses the drivers of growth across the nation's life sciences cluster hubs.

Video: 5 building sectors to watch amid COVID-19
Coronavirus | August 25, 2020 | BD+C Staff 

RCLCO's Brad Hunter reveals the winners and non-winners of the U.S. real estate market during the coronavirus pande...

6 must reads for the AEC industry today: August 26, 2020
Coronavirus | August 26, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Big-box retailers’ profits surge, and rent payment tracker finds 90% of apartment households paying rent.

7 must reads for the AEC industry today August 25, 2020
Coronavirus | August 25, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Medical office buildings get a boost by demand and capital, and why the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing the need fo...

Guidance on design assist vs. delegated design released
Contractors | August 24, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) have released a...

Portland’s zoning reform looks to boost the ‘missing middle’ of housing

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Multifamily Housing | August 24, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The city council in Portland, Ore., recently approved the “Residential Infill Project” (RIP), a package of amendmen...

Texaco’s century-old headquarters is now a luxury apartment community

An authentic 12-foot-long illuminated Texaco sign in The Star’s Prohibition-style speakeasy basement, which features a golf simulator, a theater, climate-controlled storage lockers for residents, a dog wash facility, a dog run that uses a network of underground tunnels, and poker, pool, and ping pong tables. Photo: Lauren Parsons

    

Multifamily Housing | August 24, 2020 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

After sitting vacant for nearly three decades, the former home of Texaco, Inc. has been converted into a 17-story,...

How Boingo is helping to boost IPA’s bottom line
Multifamily Housing | August 24, 2020 | Boingo: Where Connectivity Meets Community | BOINGO: WHERE CONNECTIVITY MEETS COMMUNITY

Investment Property Advisors is using Boingo's instant-on, managed Wi-Fi and data solutions to attract multifamily...

The conventional real estate market has written off these "misfit parcels," but KFA Architecture sees them as the future of affordable housing in Los Angeles.

The conventional real estate market has written off these "misfit parcels," but KFA Architecture sees them as the future of affordable housing in greater Los Angeles.

Multifamily Housing | August 23, 2020 | LIVIA CAVALLO AND JOHN ARNOLD, AIA, KFA ARCHITECTURE

"Misfit parcels" could be the key to providing more affordable housing in Los Angeles, say two experienced multifam...

Interior_stantec_posproduction_stars Reconstruction could be COVID-19’s silver lining

The BEAT is a 695,000-sf repositioning of a three-story office and industrial building in Dorchester, Mass., that once housed the headquarters for the Boston Globe. The space is being transformed into a modern hub for creative office, laboratory, and retail uses. Its multistory atrium will serve as a central gathering place with a food hall.

    

Reconstruction & Renovation | August 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Existing buildings are being adapted to the ‘new normal’ for health and wellness.

Advocate Aurora's newest Ambulatory Health Center cut a month off of its construction thanks to integrated project delivery that included subs, which is still a rarity in nonresidential building.  Images: John Magnoski

Building Team | August 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Prefabrication played a major role in quickening construction.

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

Student housing in the COVID-19 era and wariness of elevators may stymie office reopening.

August 20, 2020 | APA – The Engineered Wood Association |

 A look into the most common wood construction framing errors, and how to avoid them, in today’s nonresidential con...

Fabcon structural precast panels are produced in one of our four, climate-controlled facilities ensuring uninterrupted production, quality and efficiency to every project.

At 150,000 square feet, Clam Outdoors’ new facility provided much-needed, unified space for manufacturing, storage and personnel.

August 20, 2020 | FABCON PRECAST

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Codes and Standards | August 20, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Workers could balk at returning to high-rises.

University Buildings | August 20, 2020 | Mike Porritt, Vice President, International Advisory Services at Scion Group; Doug Campbell, Ghafari Education Director; and Mike Durand, Ghafari Vice President, Healthcare

Student housing remains a vital part of the student and campus experience.

Harold Simmons Park jail building reimagining

Courtesy Weiss/Manfredi

Reconstruction & Renovation | August 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Weiss/Manfredi was selected as the design architect for the project.

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

Japan takes on the public restroom and a look at the evolution of retail.

Retail Centers | August 19, 2020 | Stantec Blog | Nathan Jamieson and Angelo Ligotti

From malls and big-box stores to online delivery and mall redevelopment: Here’s how the retail landscape has evolve...

Ebisu Park toilet

Ebisu Park. All images courtesy Tokyo Toilet

Architects | August 19, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

17 toilets throughout Shibuya will be redesigned as part of the project.

Codes and Standards | August 19, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Outdated policies favor fossil fuels.

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