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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Building Team | October 16, 2018 | PDR Blog | Marc Bellamy

The competition for great tenants has rarely been as fierce as it is today.

Codes and Standards | October 16, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides incentives for communities to modernize and enforce codes.

Turanga library

Photo: Adam Mørk

Library | October 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Less than a decade ago, the city was devastated by four major earthquakes.

BIM and Information Technology | October 15, 2018 | Robyn M. Feller

At the top of the list of challenges for the Sandia project was that the building’s walls were being constructed enti...

UCSD Living and Learning Neighborhood

Clark Construction, in partnership with HKS Architects, in June broke ground on the University of California, San Diego’s Living and Learning Neighborhood at North Torrey Pines, a 1.5-million-sf, seven building mixed-use complex whose passive features include a modular micro-aerobic digester that will process food waste into biogas and fertilizer for community gardens. Courtesy Clark/HKS

Green | October 15, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Architecture firms are answering the call of local governments and institutional clients for higher standards in gree...

Shoreline Gateway Rendering

Image courtesy of Shoreline Development Partners, LP 

Mixed-Use | October 15, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Studio One Eleven designed the tower.

eSentire sent out 57,000 alerts about potential threats in the second quarter of 2018, and Construction was among the top five industries to receive them. Image: eSentire

Building Technology | October 15, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The latest report from eSentire finds a total of 4 million “hostile events” against all sectors during the spring mon...

October 14, 2018 |

There are many things I do during a typical day—designing “stuff” is just one very small portion—but I still consider...

Sports venues reach outside their walls

Little Caesars Arena is a multipurpose venue shared by the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings and NBA’s Detroit Pistons. It anchors The District Detroit, a 50-block mixed-use development in the heart of the city. Photo Michael Robinson, courtesy HOK

Giants 300 | October 12, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Professional and collegiate facilities invite fans to engage with the community.

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Healthcare Facilities | October 12, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

To date, seven NICoE Spirit satellite centers have been built on the grounds of Fort Belvoir in Virginia, Camp Lejeun...

Codes and Standards | October 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Mayors of 15 cities set goal of 185,000 new homes by 2030.

CitizenM lounge space

Courtesy CitizenM.

Modular Building | October 12, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel was originally designed as a cast-in-place concrete structure.

The PCL|Turner joint venture used construction technologies to build an Arrivals Facility five times larger than previous building.

October 11, 2018 | Bluebeam

The contractors relied on a suite of technologies to manage document coordination and review, especially Bluebeam Rev...

Shenzhen sky garden

Courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

Urban Planning | October 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is designing the project.

Keck Center for engineering and science

Courtesy Chapman University

University Buildings | October 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

AC Martin designed the building.

Codes and Standards | October 11, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Manager training, data sharing are critical to meeting 20% utility cost reduction goal.

A rendering of an office building being considered for the Riverfront Square redevelopment project in Newark, N.J., which would be made from mass timber. Image: Lotus Equity Group and Michael Green Architecture

Wood | October 10, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The products’ future, though, could hinge on approval of proposed code changes.    

Codes and Standards | October 10, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Urban heat island effect can vary by as much as 37°F in the same city.

Anchor Place

Photo: Nahid Laciura

Multifamily Housing | October 10, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

This year’s prestigious Gold Nugget Awards honor four projects that provide affordably priced housing for homeless fa...

Use of the Armstrong® Drywall Grid System instead of metal studs cut installation time of the framing in half.

Ceilings | October 09, 2018 | Armstrong Ceilings

Installation of framing for complex drywall ceiling completed in half the time as metal studs.

The New Home Company

The New Home Company executives toast the topping-off of the Seacliff, Playa Vista, Calif. Left to right: Chris Christian, Construction Manager; Eric Ree, Seabluff Sales Manager; Melanie Andrews, VP of Purchasing; Robin Koenemann, SVP; Larry Webb, CEO; Tom Redwitz, CIO; Joan Webb, CMO; A.J. Jarvis, Southern California Division President; Leonard Miller, COO; and Rick Bianchi,VP/Regional Manager. Courtesy The New Home Company

Multifamily Housing | October 09, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

The company, which is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif. relies heavily on focus groups and market research to unde...

Codes and Standards | October 09, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Businesses, homeowners will control more power-generation capacity.

Exterior kengo Kuma Starbucks

Courtesy Starbucks

Retail Centers | October 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The store will be part of a new shopping mall.

Photo: Rasmus Hjortshoj

Multifamily Housing | October 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is approximately 73,000 sf.

University Buildings | October 08, 2018 | NACLab Blog | Ron van der Veen, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal

While the programming and design for these buildings all kept a holistic living/learning experience at the core, they...

Market Data | October 08, 2018 | GlobalData

The pace of global construction growth is set to improve slightly to 3.7% between 2019 and 2020.

Design and safety go hand-in-hand with the help of fire rated glass. Project name: University of North Carolina Genome Sciences Building. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

October 08, 2018 | Bill O'Keeffe |

Published by the International Code Council (ICC), the IBC has been adopted throughout the United States and in some...

Epic exterior with terraces

Courtesy Gensler

Office Building Design | October 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gensler designed the building.

Top 55 Science and Technology Sector Engineering + EA Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | October 05, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Affiliated Engineers, and WSP head Building Design+Construction's ranking of the nation's largest sc...

Top 65 Science and Technology Sector Architecture + AE Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | October 05, 2018 | BD+C Staff

HDR and HOK top Building Design+Construction's ranking of the nation's largest science and technology sector...

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