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Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami adaptive reuse of King Cole Hotel Photo Kim Sargent

The Ritz-Carlton Residences sits on a 36-slip private marina in Miami Beach, Fla. The project team for Lionheart Capital’s 111-condominium community was led by Stantec (AOR). Residences are priced from $2 million to $40 million. Photo: Kim Sargent


Multifamily Housing | January 20, 2021 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

The 1920s King Cole Hotel becomes the Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami in the largest residential adaptive reuse project in South Florida.

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Market Data | November 02, 2020 | AGC

Construction employment declined in most metros in latest 12 months.

The Weekly show: Multifamily security tips, the state of construction industry research, and AGC's market update
Multifamily Housing | October 30, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

BD+C editors speak with experts from AGC, Charles Pankow Foundation, and Silva Consultants on the October 29 episod...

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Voice of the Brand | October 30, 2020 |

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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Under construction in Jacksonville, Fla., Fusion Rental Community will offer 384 apartments in two buildings. Summit Contracting is building this 390,929-sf project, developed by Fort Family Investments and designed by the architect Group 4 Design. It is scheduled for completion next Spring. Image: Summit Contracting

Multifamily Housing | October 29, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Demand varies by region, and by perceptions about the economy, COVID-19, and the election.

Meet Jaibot, Hilti's new construction jobsite robot

Using data from the BIM model, Jaibot locates itself accurately indoors, drills the holes dust-controlled, and marks them according to the trade, according to the maker. Photo: Hilti


AEC Tech | October 28, 2020 | BD+C Staff and Hilti

The semi-autonomous robot is designed to assist MEP contractors with ceiling-drilling applications. 

Hotel construction pipeline dips 7% in Q3 2020

Photo: Engin Akyurt, Pexels


Hotel Facilities | October 27, 2020 | Lodging Econometrics

Hospitality developers continue to closely monitor the impact the coronavirus will have on travel demand, according...

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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Hyperscale data centers—those massive wholesale colocation facilities engineered to meet the needs of giants like Amazon and Google—are the darlings of the data center sector. Photo by imgix on unsplash


Data Centers | October 26, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hyperscale and edge computing are driving growth in data center and mission critical facilities construction.

Life of an Architect Podcast | October 26, 2020 | Bob Borson, FAIA

When I say the word “architect” what do you imagine? It seems that most people imagine individuals in black clothin...

Mall property redevelopments could result in dramatic property value drops

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Adaptive Reuse | October 26, 2020 | PETER FABRIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Retail conversions to fulfillment centers, apartments, schools, or medical offices could cut values 60% to 90%.

The SPIRE Smart Building Program, World’s first smart building assessment and rating program

Photo courtesy UL and SPIRE Smart Building Program


Smart and Resilient Cities | October 26, 2020 | PETER FABRIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

The SPIRE Smart Building Program will help building owners and operators make better investment decisions, improve...

New seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program released

Photo: Pixabay


Codes and Standards | October 26, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor 

The provisions present a set of recommended improvements to the ASCE/SEI 7-16 Standard.

New guidelines for replacing windows without removing exterior brick veneer

Photo: Pexels via Pixabay


Reconstruction & Renovation | October 26, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The guidelines cover residential and light commercial buildings of less than four stories above grade.

Emory Student Union, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Emory Student Union, at Emory University, Atlanta, the unanimous choice of the jury as this year's Platinum Award winner in BD+C's "Building Team Awards." 

Building Team Awards | October 24, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Emory University Student Center wins the top award in 2020 Building Team Awards

Lady Liberty's original lamp was restored over a two-year period and moved into a glass vitrine in the new Statue of Liberty Museum. PHOTO: © IWAN BAAN

Building Team Awards | October 24, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Risk mitigation: Using data tools to catalog, classify, and evaluate facility risk

Organizing vulnerabilities by campus, cost, risk severity, and count. Graphics: John Tobin



This case study highlights how new data analysis tools can be successfully leveraged to gain insights into some of...

K-12 sector adjusting to ‘new priorities’

The Corgan-designed 106,000-sf Argyle ISD West Elementary School, completed in July 2019, supports a new agrarian development in Argyle, Texas. The PreK through 5th-grade facility accommodates 850 students and includes a linear park that stretches the length of the development. Photo courtesy Corgan


K-12 Schools | October 23, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

Health and safety now rank with security for design and construction criteria.  

Excess light industrial space could be converted to offices while maintaining the “character” of the original building, according to Omgivning, which has come up with adaptive reuse concepts for buildings that might be past their expiration dates. Images: Omgivning

Adaptive Reuse | October 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Omgivning conjures varieties of adaptive-reuse concepts.


Embry-Riddle's new student union, shaped like birds in flight

The wing-like exterior design of the Student Union is inspired by birds in flight and is meant to convey the school’s mission for innovation and discovery. All photos: Brad Feinknopf.

Building Team Awards | October 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Mori Hosseini Student Union at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University takes home a Silver Award in the 2020 Build...

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Market Data | October 22, 2020 | PSMJ

Slump was a short one for multifamily market as 3rd quarter proposal activity soars.

Facade and ground level with cars in front

Photo: Albert Vecerko/Esto

Building Team Awards | October 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The New York Presbyterian David H. Koch Center wins a Silver Award in BD+C’s 2020 Building Team Awards.

The Weekly show: Universal design in multifamily housing, reimagining urban spaces, back to campus trends
Multifamily Housing | October 22, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from KTGY Architecture + Planning, LS3P, and Omgivning on the October 22 e...

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Codes and Standards | October 22, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Best practices helping companies develop and measure healthy, sustainable, and resilient reopening efforts.

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Library | October 22, 2020 | HGA Insights Blog | Jane Dedering, Vice President and Senior Designer, HGA

In the following, HGA Vice President and Senior Designer Jane Dedering discusses her passion for libraries, communi...

Banner University Medical Center exterior

All photos: Jeremy Bittermann / Joel B Sanders Agency

Building Team Awards | October 21, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Tucson’s Banner University Medical Center is honored with a Gold Award in the 2020 Building Team Awards. 

City Tech auditorium with people

The 1,000-seat theater, which sits atop a basketball court, required early planning to manage front- and back-of-house circulation, accessibility, infrastructure, and the integration of building systems. All photos: Andrew Rugge/Perkins Eastman

Building Team Awards | October 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The CUNY New York City College of Technology Academic Building wins a Gold Award in BD+C’s 2020 Building Team Award...

Pierre Bottero media library exterior

All photos: Dominique Coulon & Associés

Library | October 21, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is located in Pélissanne.

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Market Data | October 21, 2020 | AIA

AIA’s ABI score for September was 47.0 compared to 40.0 in August.

Market Data | October 21, 2020 | AGC

California and Vermont post worst losses since February as Virginia and South Dakota add the most.

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Codes and Standards | October 21, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Net-zero principles may give buildings longer lives.

MRMC exterior

All photos: Jim Herndon

Building Team Awards | October 20, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Learn why the Methodist Richardson Medical Center Vertical Expansion, in Richardson, Texas, was honored with a Gold...

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