16 things you should know about universal design [AIA course]

Slip-resistant flooring, such as these Maycrest 6x24-inch porcelain tiles, is recommended for universal design in kitchens and bathrooms. Photo: Mohawk Flooring

BD+C University Course | December 14, 2018 | MANNY GONZALEZ, FAIA, LEED AP, KTGY ARCHITECTS + PLANNING

Our expert offers 16 ways to help you implement universal design in your next multifamily residential project—and perhaps in your nonresidential projects.

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Barrier Free Living facility exterior in Manhattan

Rendering courtesy JCJ Architecture

Multifamily Housing | December 06, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The non-profit’s new facility will provide housing and support services for survivors of domestic violence with disab...

Cutaway rendering of the lower floor of the Thrive Rec Center under construction in Lewisville, Texas, show how the building breaks down into three sections: fitness, water, and community. Image: Barker Rinker Seacat, courtesy of the city of Lewisville, Texas

Sports and Recreational Facilities | December 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Taxpayers and other investors accept the economic and social value in these complexes.

Multifamily Housing | December 05, 2018 | Unilock

Hubbard Place is a 44-story, 450-unit apartment community in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, an established tech...

December 05, 2018 | TAMLYN |

One third to one half of all structures have damp conditions that may encourage development of pollutants such as mol...

HouseZero is designed to test systems whose installation would improve the performance of existing buildings that currently account for two-fifths of America's annual energy usage. Image: Michael Grimm

Energy Efficiency | December 05, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hundreds of embedded sensors will inform energy use reduction research.

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Market Data | December 05, 2018 | ABC

Job growth, high backlog and healthy infrastructure investment all spell good news for the industry.

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | December 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Other chains also boost green efforts with PVs, EV charging stations.

The Kipnes Lantern. Younes Bounhar, Doublespace Photography

Reconstruction Awards | December 04, 2018 | BD+C Editors

Cincinnati Music Hall, MASS MoCA Building 6, and 20 Times Square are just a few of the projects recognized as 2018 Re...

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Codes and Standards | December 04, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Faster retrofit cycles, increased energy-efficiency requirements for existing buildings needed.

Market Data | December 04, 2018 | ABC

Thirteen out of 16 subsectors are associated with year-over-year increases.

Aerial rendering of Oakland A's new stadium, designed by BIG

Rendering courtesy BIG

Sports and Recreational Facilities | December 04, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The team will also redevelop the Coliseum site.

Tech startups are vying for rent-free office space, with access to full amenities, for 24 consecutive months on the 3rd and 4th floors of Wells Fargo Center in downtown Los Angeles, which is also in the process of making its massive atrium more attractive to workers in the building and the surrounding neighborhood. Image: Brookfield Office Properties

Office Building Design | December 04, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This is part of a larger campaign to burnish the image of L.A.’s Wells Fargo Center. 

Optima Capz ceiling panels from Armstrong reduce reverberation time and improve speech intelligibility in the school’s presentation spaces.

December 03, 2018 | Armstrong Ceilings

Reverberation time decreases average of 56% in exposed structure spaces.

Photo: Pixabay

Retail Centers | December 03, 2018 | CallisonRTKL blog | Sabrina Hilfer

Sabrina Hilfer, a specialty retail designer, talks about the integration of biometrics in the retailscape. 

Reconstruction Awards | December 03, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

These four projects won honorable mentions in BD+C's 2018 Reconstruction Awards.

Elgin Tower

The Elgin Tower has been successsfully converted into a 44-unit rental property. Photo: Skender

Reconstruction Awards | December 03, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

A project team brings this Chicago suburb’s landmark tower back to life.

November 30, 2018 | Peter Grant |

Waterproofing manufacturers need to learn how to better manage the risks shotcrete presents and simultaneously educat...

The distinctive Beaux Arts building

The distinctive Beaux Arts building, once home to Honolulu’s biggest daily newspaper, is now the headquarters of the contractor firm that restored it. Photo: © 2017 David Franzen.

Reconstruction Awards | November 30, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Hawaii’s largest contractor saves one of the state’s prized architectural landmarks—and now calls it home.

The restored Beekman Hotel

The restored Beekman Hotel (at left in photo) and the adjoining new 51-story luxury residential tower. Photo: 5 Beekman Property Owner.

Reconstruction Awards | November 30, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

A landmark office tower becomes one of N.Y.’s hottest lifestyle hotel destinations.

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Codes and Standards | November 30, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Approach would be unpopular as people attracted to stunning wooded landscapes.

Avera eCARE, the telehealth program of Avera Health, operates a 34,000-sf virtual hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., as well as satellites in three other states. The program handles up to 18,000 patient ”visits” in a typical month. Image: Avera Health

Healthcare Facilities | November 30, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Guidelines emphasize maintaining human interaction.  

November 29, 2018 | MBI

The buildings were designed to maintain the feeling of community while also allowing each tenant to have a private ou...

Life of an Architect Podcast | November 29, 2018 |
This is the 9th annual and highly anticipated What to Get an Architect for Christmas gift guide. It’s hard for me to pro...

To meet preservation board requirements, the project team took careful measure to obscure the building’s rooftop garden from the street level. Photo: Paul Burk Architectural Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 29, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Hospital turned apartment brings luxury living to a D.C. neighborhood – and saves a valued piece of architecture.

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Codes and Standards | November 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Two green standards groups will collaborate on standards, platforms, and research.

Codes and Standards | November 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Professional engineer must assess conditions.

Gran Destino exterior at night

All renderings courtesy Disney

Hotel Facilities | November 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Reservations for Gran Destino Tower began on Nov. 27.

IBEW Local 134

The LED illumination acts as a welcome sign to the community, while calling attention to the IBEW’s professional trade. Paul Schlismann Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 28, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Electrical workers’ local converts an abandoned Chicago school into a brightly lit union hall.

Office Building Design | November 28, 2018 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Adam Glaser

The big HQ2 takeaway is how geography and mobility are becoming major workplace drivers.

Codes and Standards | November 28, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Lack of time and resources, and practitioners not in habit of working together hamper efforts.

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