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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3D Printing | August 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Dubai Future Foundation recently announced the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy.

Top 105 Healthcare Contractors + CM Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | August 28, 2018 | BD+C STAFF  

Turner, McCarthy, and Brasfield & Gorrie top Building Design+Construction’s ranking of the nation’s larg...

Top 90 Healthcare Engineering + EA Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | August 28, 2018 | BD+C STAFF

Jacobs, WSP, and IMEG lead Building Design+Construction’s ranking of the nation’s largest healthcare sector...

Top 160 Healthcare Architecture + AE Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | August 28, 2018 | BD+C STAFF

HDR, HKS, and Perkins+Will top Building Design+Construction’s ranking of the nation’s largest healthcare sec...

Top 70 Multifamily Contractors + CM Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | August 28, 2018 | BD+C STAFF

Lendlease, AECOM, and Clark Group lead Building Design+Construction’s ranking of the nation’s largest multif...

Top 70 Multifamily Engineering + EA Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | August 28, 2018 | BD+C STAFF

DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Thornton Tomasetti, and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger are among the leading firms in ...

Top 150 Multifamily Architecture + AE Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | August 28, 2018 | BD+C STAFF

Humphreys & Partners, KTGY, and SCB top Building Design+Construction's ranking of the nation's largest m...

Top 105 University Contractors + CM Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | August 28, 2018 | BD+C STAFF

Turner, Whiting-Turner, and Gilbane lead Building Design+Construction's ranking of the nation's largest univ...

Top 90 University Engineering + EA Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | August 28, 2018 | BD+C STAFF  

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

Top 175 University Architecture + AE Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | August 28, 2018 | BD+C STAFF

Gensler, Perkins+Will, and CannonDesign top Building Design+Construction's ranking of the nation's largest u...

Top 80 Construction Management Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | August 28, 2018 | BD+C STAFF

Jacobs, JLL, and Hill International head Building Design+Construction's ranking of the nation's largest cons...

Top 130 Contractors [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | August 28, 2018 | BD+C STAFF

Turner, Skanska, Whiting-Turner, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction's ranking of the nation's larges...

Top 35 Engineering/Architecture Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | August 28, 2018 | BD+C STAFF

Jacobs, AECOM, and Burns & McDonnell head Building Design+Construction's ranking of the nation's largest...

Top 70 Engineering Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | August 28, 2018 | BD+C STAFF

WSP, Fluor, and Arup head Building Design+Construction's ranking of the nation's largest engineering firms,...

Top 110 Architecture/Engineering Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]
Giants 300 | August 28, 2018 | BD+C STAFF

Stantec, HOK, and HDR top Building Design+Construction's ranking of the nation's largest architecture/engine...

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

Despite incentives, few owners add vegetative roofs.

Miller Park rendering

Courtesy SMM

Green | August 28, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Spackman Mossop Michaels and Eskew Dumez Ripple partnered on the project.

SAM used to build the new University of Nevada Arts Building

SAM100, a Semi-Automated Mason, uses a robotic arm to spread mortar on a brick and places it on the new University Arts Building at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Building Automation | August 28, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A-1 Masonry and Sandblasting and Q&D Construction brought the robot to the project.

Glass and Glazing | August 28, 2018 | Elizabeth Cotton |

It is crucial to consider how glass, as beautiful as it may be, will improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

View of PTAC unit removed from wall sleeve-room side is to right. Inset in upper left shows front view of unit in sleeve with cover removed. Supply fan draws unconditioned outdoor air (red arrows) into supply fan plenum. Fan also draws room return air (yellow arrows) through evaporator coil cooling room air (blue arrows). Unconditioned outside air mixes with conditioned room air and discharges to room (green arrows) through supply air louvers.

August 27, 2018 | J. David Odom | J. David Odom and Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Liberty Building Forensics Group and Norm Nelson, Jacobs Engineering

Over the past 30 years, building experts at Liberty Building Forensics Group (LBFG) have investigated hundreds of hot...

Office Building Design | August 27, 2018 | GenslerOn | Janet Pogue McLaurin

The degree of open or enclosed doesn't matter in high-performing work environments. If the space is designed to funct...

325 Kent Exterior
Multifamily Housing | August 27, 2018 | MFDC Editors

The 5 buildings highlight MFDC's summer issue noteworthy projects section.

High-rise Construction | August 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The CTBUH created the list as part of a recent study.

Eikmeier Commons at Midland University

Courtesy Midland University

University Buildings | August 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new gathering space is completed and ready for students returning for fall semester.

Education Facility | August 24, 2018 | HMC Architects Blog | HMC Architects

Before you incorporate active design into your college campus, you need to understand exactly what doing so entails....

Avery Dennison’s Vela places a thin translucent film over indoor glass panes, creating a fully “switchable” system.

Avery Dennison’s Vela places a thin translucent film over indoor glass panes, creating a fully “switchable” system.

Products and Services | August 24, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

These six products can provide innovative solutions to numerous design projects.

Codes and Standards | August 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

“A backup for when Manila fails.”

111 East Grand exterior

Courtesy Ryan Companies

Wood | August 24, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will feature a unique “shou sugi ban” charred wood exterior.

Moisture Control/Building Envelope | August 24, 2018 | David Alexander Devine |

With more complex foundations and building owners’ desire to use shotcrete, many waterproofing consultants believe th...

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