People running through a mixed-use waterfront community in San Francisco

Perkins+Will has written the design controls for the redevelopment of a 28-acre surface parking lot in San Francisco into a mixed-use waterfront community called Mission Rock, which would have a mesa running through it to handle sea levels that are projected to rise as high as 66 inches by 2100, compared to 24 inches today. Courtesy Perkins+Will. 

Resiliency | October 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Projects like these, where resilience is central to their design and construction, are becoming more commonplace.

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The apartment market continues to remain strong despite slightly softer business conditions as of late.

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Multifamily Housing | July 27, 2017 | National Multifamily Housing Council

Despite some softness at the high end of the apartment market, demand for apartments will continue to be substantial...

Spaces for games and game simulators top the list of recreation-related amenities in multifamily developments.

Spaces for games and game simulators top the list of recreation-related amenities in multifamily developments. Photo: Pixabay

Multifamily Housing | July 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The number of developments providing space for physical therapy was somewhat surprising, according to a new survey....

A piece of wood on fire

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Codes and Standards | July 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Results will help inform code changes.

A rendering of the Hub on Causeway

The Hub on Causeway. Rendering courtesy of Gensler

Retail Centers | July 27, 2017 | GenslerOn | David Glover

Consumers expect more from retailers and brands than ever before.

One of Hilton's new Five Feet to Fitness rooms

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Hotel Facilities | July 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over 11 different fitness equipment and accessory options are available in each suite.

A rendering of the exterior of Turkish Airlines' Flight Training Center from TAGO

Rendering courtesy of TAGO Architects

Office Building Design | July 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The center will cover about 30,000 sm and feature 18 simulators.

Facilities professional inspects a roof railing system.

As building codes change, existing railings may need to be updated or replaced. Courtesy Hoffmann Architects

Building Enclosure Systems | July 26, 2017 | John P. Graz, AIA, and Rachel C. Palisin, PE, LEED AP, Hoffmann Architects

Lacking familiarity with current requirements, some owners or managers complete a roof or balcony rehabilitation, onl...

Five people work together in a PDR office meeting space
Office Building Design | July 26, 2017 | PDR Blog | Larry Landers

PDR Principal Larry Lander explains how to design for workplaces where four generations are working together.

Firefighters on the roof of a burning building in Alaska

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Codes and Standards | July 26, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard marks the first comprehensive international specification for this equipment.

A machine in an EGGER wood manufacturing facility

A machine inside a current EGGER manufacturing facility. Photo: Alex Baumann, Courtesy of EGGER

Industrial Facility | July 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The company says the new facility will create 770 jobs over the next 15 years.

A rendering of the exterior of the new Nassau County Center for Training and Intelligence at dusk

Rendering courtesy of Spector Group

Government Buildings | July 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The center will serve as a regional training center for all Nassau County Police personnel.

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Market Data | July 25, 2017 | Hinge Blog | Karl Feldman

Hiring and retaining talent is one of the top challenges faced by most professional services firms.

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Healthcare Facilities | July 25, 2017 | Jeremy Meyers, BD Manager, Data Center Solutions

This article outlines the current data center landscape in the healthcare sector, industry trends, and challenges and...

Smokestacks and wind turbines in a rural area

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Architects | July 25, 2017 | AIA

The 2016 Progress Report is now available.

Tire tracks in soil

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Codes and Standards | July 25, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The condition is the most common geologic hazard in the U.S.

A shared kitchen living area in Common Cornelia in Queens, N.Y.

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Multifamily Housing | July 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Common adds a new coliving home in Brooklyn and its first offering in Queens with Common Lincoln and Common Cornelia....

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Building Team | July 25, 2017 | PDR Blog | Shane Brandt

Building trust takes time and consistency, and is typically much easier to break than build.

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Market Data | July 25, 2017 | AIA

Prospects for the construction industry have weakened with developments over the first half of the year.

A construction site in Manhattan

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Codes and Standards | July 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

President of contractors’ group says competitive pricing is spurring more open shops.

A “financial lab,” encased within glass walls, is one of the newest features in the renovation of St. John's University's business school. Image: Shawmut Design and Construction

Higher Education | July 24, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A nearly 40-year-old space is opened up and modernized.

Hotel Breakers with the recently added Nu-Wood brackets

Photo: Courtesy of Nu-Wood

Products and Services | July 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

One of the goals during the hotel’s 2014 and 2015 refurbishment was to create a low maintenance exterior. 

The Neighborcare Health Meridian Center for Health exterior

Photo: NBBJ/Sean Airhart

Healthcare Facilities | July 24, 2017 | AIA

The facilities showcase the best of healthcare building design and health design-oriented research.

Rendering of the exterior of The Verge Building at dusk

Rendering courtesy of Royal Byckovas

Retail Centers | July 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will rise three stories in Miami’s Design District.

Inside 911 call center in San Antonio, where employees can relax

The Bexar Metro 911 Regional Operations Center in Texas includes areas where employees can get brief respites from their stressful jobs. The design and construction emphasize natural light and air quality. Image: Courtesy of Page

Data Centers | July 21, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Operations Center consolidates activities that previously were being handled at 25 locations. 

Colorful bikes parked on the street in Dallas

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Urban Planning | July 21, 2017 | CallisonRTKL blog | Camila De Simas

“In a city the street must be supreme. It is the first institution of the city. The street is a room by agreement, a...

Products and Services | July 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The product incorporates an acrylic-infused top layer.

A rendering of the exterior of Ridge Development's forthcoming speculative industrial building

Rendering courtesy of Ridge 

Industrial Facility | July 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The buildings will total 686,300 sf, with each building accounting for 343,150 sf.

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Codes and Standards | July 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

L.A.’s new 1,100-foot skyscraper dominates city’s skyline.

The exterior of FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns

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Cladding and Facade Systems | July 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A luxury Baltimore hotel, a mixed-use building in Denver and an Alaskan High School may also have used the cladding....

The Willis Tower at sundown

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Codes and Standards | July 20, 2017 |

Certified office buildings reach 66% in windy city.

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