Main lobby of Hyatt Hotel's headquarters

The main lobby of Hyatt Hotels’ 240,000-sf headquarters in Chicago, which has achieved WELL Silver certification. This open office space gives its occupants choices for noise and temperature levels. Gensler was the interior designer, Power Construction the GC. Courtesy International Well Building Institute.

Office Building Design | February 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Owners and developers are driving demand for wellness features and practices—active stairways, biophilia, enhanced air quality, etc.—as one more way draw tenants. 

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101 Top Products | January 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best interior products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are Scranton Products Aria Partition...

Dirty Habit restaurant, Washington, D.C. Photo: SageGlass

Pictured: Dirty Habit restaurant, Washington, D.C., which features 2,042 sf of SageGlass electrochromic glass covering the entire restaurant façade and a skylight, which automatically darkens or clears in response to sun movement throughout the day.

101 Top Products | January 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best glass & glazing products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are AGC Glass' Clearvisio...

Walker Zanger Anti slip around a pool
101 Top Products | January 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best flooring products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are Walker Zanger's Grain Collection...

Codes and Standards | January 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Focus will be on wage violations.

Students in the new Grace Church School expansion

Courtesy Francis Dzikowski

Education Facility | January 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects designed the addition.

Lady using Tyssenkrupp Agile
101 Top Products | January 07, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best building systems products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are Friedrich's FreshAire PT...

Building under construction and by cranes

Courtesy Pixabay

Building Team | January 07, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Despite the positive indicators for the market, AEC professionals remain largely cautious when it comes to growth pro...

Philadelphia Skyline

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | January 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

University/municipal partnership in Philadelphia aims to improve green infrastructure design.

Aerial view of Washington, D.C.

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | January 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes measures to reduce emissions from buildings and transportation.

Lakeyard District's infinity pool and outdoor amenity space

Courtesy BGO Architects.

Multifamily Housing | January 07, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

BGO Architects is designing the project.

Life of an Architect Podcast | January 06, 2019 | Bob Borson, FAIA

All industries have specific tools that make their business work – and architects are no different in this regard. Du...

101 Top Products | January 04, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best building envelope products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are Laticrete's MVIS Veneer...

Design-build, especially as part of P3 agreements, is steadily becoming the preferred contractual delivery method for nonresidential construction. Image: FMI

Building Team | January 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

FMI paper provides clues to what makes these contracts click (or not).

Codes and Standards | January 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New durability requirements for new buildings in the works.

Wind farm

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | January 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

First releases are O+M, BD+C, and ID+C.

Grenoble, France's new mixed-use python building

All photos courtesy Renaud Chaignet

Mixed-Use | January 04, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A Prada bag inspired the design.

©Stéphane Brügger Photography

Glass and Glazing | January 03, 2019 | Elizabeth Cotton |

A new Montreal icon features glass in contrasting shades for optimal aesthetic appeal.

Contractor on a job site

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Codes and Standards | January 03, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Ruling will prompt review of OSH decision that said GCs cannot be held liable for subs’ violations.

Wood planks

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Codes and Standards | January 03, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New provisions to be included in the 2021 International Building Code.

Winco window facade
Products and Services | January 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

These 6 products solved tricky problems on job sites.

LPA Blog Cover
Reconstruction & Renovation | January 02, 2019 | LPA Blog |

With some facilities, a little creativity can save money and salvage a building worth saving. 

Apartment building

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Codes and Standards | January 02, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Performance measures are at least 50% more efficient than 2006 IECC.

Study compares labor hours for various low-slope roofing options

Courtesy CertainTeed Corporation

Codes and Standards | January 02, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Type of roof covering, project parameters, tool management, and crew efficiency all impact profitability.

Net zero construction trailer brings health and wellness to the jobsite

The 12x60-foot Net Zero Jobsite Trailer debuted in November at the Greenbuild show in Chicago. It features a super-insulated shell and many of the comforts of a traditional office workspace. Photo: ©2018 Ballogg Photography

Great Solutions | January 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As AEC firms scramble to upgrade their offices to maximize occupant wellness and productivity, Pepper Construction as...

Changchun CR Center designed by Goettsch Partners

Courtesy Goettsch Partners.

Mixed-Use | January 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The complex includes a 980-foot tower.

December 20, 2018 | Sherwin-Williams

Placing warm colors at an entrance helps invite visitors to enter, especially to escape cold weather. Mixing bright a...

Autodesk's purchase of PlanGrid brings into its stable a popular digital blueprint software that helps contractors streamline their project management. Image: Autodesk

Building Technology | December 20, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

PlanGrid and BuildingConnected are the latest pieces in the company’s quest to digitize the construction industry....

Glass and Glazing | December 20, 2018 | Elizabeth Cotton |

Tinted glass helps to regulate a building’s temperature as it is designed to absorb energy from the visible light spe...

December 20, 2018 | Stantec Blog | Kate Ryan

When it’s time to make the move, designers can support clients in introducing a new workplace environment.

Man on scaffolding

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Codes and Standards | December 20, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Lawmakers under pressure to reform law that makes contractors 100% liable for work-site injuries.

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