The 190,000-sf Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, which opens next month on the campus of the University of Southern California, will provide research and lab space for the Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Medical schools. This is the largest building on campus, and its construction required more than 50,000 yards of soil to be exported, 4.5 million pounds of concrete and rebar for poured-in-place floors and walls, and 2,000-plus steel embeds for a suspended clean room plenum leel and exterior masonry. Image: USC

University Buildings | October 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building is designed to maximize recruitment and interaction of scientists and researchers.

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The Kolos Data Center

The Kolos Data Center, 225 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Rendering courtesy of HDR.

Data Centers | October 13, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Holder Construction, and DPR Constrcution top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s larges...

The exterior of Dunham College
University Buildings | October 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The residential communities were designed by KWK Architects and combine living and learning amenities.

The 190,000-sf Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, which opens next month on the campus of the University of Southern California, will provide research and lab space for the Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Medical schools. This is the largest building on campus, and its construction required more than 50,000 yards of soil to be exported, 4.5 million pounds of concrete and rebar for poured-in-place floors and walls, and 2,000-plus steel embeds for a suspended clean room plenum leel and exterior masonry. Image: USC

University Buildings | October 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building is designed to maximize recruitment and interaction of scientists and researchers.

A handheld scanner being used

The FARO Freestyle 3D handheld laser scanner was used to quickly capture precise measurements in One Liberty Plaza’s mechanical room. The device connects directly to a Microsoft Pro Surface tablet and has 3D point accuracy ≤1.5mm and an indoor scanning volume of up to 8m³. Photo: Actus3D.

BIM and Information Technology | October 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The emergence of handheld 3D laser scanners has been a boon for firms looking to lower costs and speed up turnaround...

Data center
Giants 300 | October 12, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Syska Hennessy Group, AECOM, and Morrison Hershfield top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest data center ...

Codes and Standards | October 12, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Roles of architects, contractors outlined in E204–2017.

Decorative Vitro glass installation in O'Hare airports Terminal 5 expansion
Glass and Glazing | October 12, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The art was inspired by NASA satellite imagery.

The Center for Wounded Veterans at U of I
University Buildings | October 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education is the first building of its kind on a U.S...

The Smithsonian Museum
Coatings | October 11, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

The design process involved bringing talented minds together to create something truly unique. 

Aerial view of a city street
Architects | October 11, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Left out of this ongoing national debate over infrastructure are the nation’s other public buildings: the li...

Giants 300 | October 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Corgan, and Gensler top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest data center sector architecture and A...

A city highlighted in green
Codes and Standards | October 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Monitoring and comparing performance are critical to advancing sustainability goals.

The Summer Wind multifamily community

Rendering courtesy of The Beach Company

Multifamily Housing | October 11, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Summer Wind will be about half an hour outside of Charleston, S.C., in the rapidly expanding Summerville submarket....

Existing reactor tank roof piping and equipment prior to remodel.

BIM and Information Technology | October 10, 2017 | FARO

By integrating creativity and ingenuity with practicality, the Moody team was able to address the project’s specific...

A nurse station in a hospital with integrated artwork
Designers | October 10, 2017 | GS&P Dialogue | Carolyn Fleetwood Blake, LEED, AP, EDAC

With many hospital projects, art can be a construction-phase afterthought.

Roof plate
Codes and Standards | October 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

NRCA document provides guidance for on-site evaluation.

Troy Hall's north facade

Photo courtesy of Perkins+Will

University Buildings | October 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Almost 15,000 sf of space was added to the original, four-story building.

The 250,000-sf Lee Magnet High School

The 250,000-sf Lee Magnet High School, East Baton Rouge, La., is organized around three academies, each with 400 students, specializing in STEM, biomedical, and digital arts. Photo: Michael Robinson Photography.

Giants 300 | October 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some long-term K-12 trends—like beefing up safety and security, and designing for more natural light and outdoor lear...

MetlSpan insulated panels used on INIT's HQ
Metals | October 09, 2017 | Metl-Span

Metl-Span® insulated metal panels provide insulation and aesthetic advantages.

Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes.

Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes, student housing, and senior-living communities. Photo courtesy Schlage

Multifamily Housing | October 09, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Four certified security professionals offer important advice. 

The Dero Decker two-tiered bike parking system

The Dero Decker two-tiered bike parking system.

Multifamily Housing | October 09, 2017 | MFDC Editorial Staff

Bamboo wall panels, an adaptable prep sink, and a two-tiered bike parking system are among the product innovations ge...

Industry Research | October 09, 2017 | Hinge Blog | Karl Feldman

A website that’s behind the times is hurting your business.

A hand holding an iPhone
Codes and Standards | October 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The app streamlines compliance on various types of construction.

Instead of a library, Hermantown High School, near Duluth, Minn., has a wired media center. Books are available in a high-density storage area. Photo: Steve Silverman Photography.

Giants 300 | October 09, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane Building Co., Balfour Beatty US, and Skanska USA top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest K-12 sec...

The large atrium biome in ISTB-7

Rendering courtesy of Studio Ma

Sustainability | October 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The science and research complex will include an atrium biome filled with plants and water.

Metals | October 06, 2017 | ALPOLIC

MCM has been around since the early 70s and has proven to be one of the most versatile architectural cladding product...

Waunakee Intermediate School

Waunakee Intermediate School Library, Photo: EUA

Giants 300 | October 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, IMEG/KJWW/TTG, and STV top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest K-12 sector engineering and EA firm...

How professional bias can sabotage industry transformation

Photo: Proving Ground

AEC Tech | October 06, 2017 | Nathan Miller |

Professional bias can take the form of change-resistant thinking that can keep transformational or innovative ambitio...

Students work on computers in a conference room

Courtesy: Legat Architects

Giants 300 | October 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, DLR Group, and PBK top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest K-12 sector architecture and AE firms...

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