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Urban Planning | April 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Launched with a Kickstarter campaign, the Chicago Architecture Foundation aims to get No Small Plans into the hands of thousands of Chicago teens.

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Seaholm Power Plant Redevelopment, Austin, Texas, a Gold Award winner in BD+C's 2016 Reconstruction Awards. Photo: Casey Dunn Photography

Reconstruction Awards | January 05, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Only projects completed or occupied between January 1, 2016 and July 14, 2017 are eligible.

The global market for products and services related to achieving net zero energy in residential and commercial buildings is projected to hit $1.4 trillion by 2035. Image: Navigant Research

Energy Efficiency | January 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology and regulations will be the drivers, says Navigant Research.

Market Data | January 05, 2017 | ABC

Many construction firms have reported that they remain busy but have become concerned that work could dry up in certa...

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Codes and Standards | January 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Efforts to scale back efficiency requirements largely defeated.

The Grand Lobby at the Chicago Athletic Association building, a Platinum Award winner in BD+C's 2016 Reconstruction Awards. Photo: Brad Pogatetz Photography

Reconstruction Awards | January 04, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The 2017 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects, based on overall d...

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Architects | January 04, 2017 | Hinge Blog | Sylvia Montgomery, CPSM

Exceptional seller-doers have the ability to ask the right questions, and more importantly, listen.

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Codes and Standards | January 04, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A Trulia study contradicts longstanding fears.

One Museum Place, Shanghai. Image © Gensler.

High-rise Construction | January 04, 2017 | GenslerOn | Russell Gilchrist

In spite of the ability to build tall and taller buildings—usually fully glazed, often in extreme climates with incre...

Glass and Glazing | January 03, 2017 | Bill O'Keeffe |

Our mission is to produce appealing architectural products that protect people while providing our customers with exp...

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Building Team | January 03, 2017 | BD+C Staff

If your firm is not converting at least a third of project proposals when competing for new work, it may be time to r...

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Codes and Standards | January 03, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Sensors and Internet of Things devices will have to be embedded in infrastructure.

AIGA headquarters, New York. Photo: James Ewing / OTTO, courtesy Perkins Eastman

Giants 300 | January 03, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Ranking the nation’s largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms. Giants 300 surveys are due Friday, Ap...

Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch. Photo: Jon Miller © Hedrich Blessing 

Building Team Awards | January 03, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excell...

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Building Team | December 30, 2016 | David Barista |

Women AEC professionals need you to take action. 

Wayfinding trends: Modern digital signage caters to personal tastes and profiles of shoppers

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Retail Centers | December 23, 2016 | CallisonRTKL blog | Cody Clark

Applications like Bluetooth-driven Beacon systems and cellular Wi-Fi systems can now be used to help people navigate...

Certain municipalities are doing away with or significantly reducing the number of required parking spaces in new urban developments by incentivizing developers and residents to promote and use alternative modes of transportation or services like Uber and Lyft. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

December 23, 2016 | Dan Doyle, President, The Beach Company

Savvy developers and their Building Teams must adopt creative solutions to 4 multifamily trends that will appeal to a...

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Contractors | December 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The update includes a new compliance path and significant technical changes affecting building envelope, and mechanic...

Multifamily green financing programs grew rapidly in 2016

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Multifamily Housing | December 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Multifamily green financing programs boomed in 2016, and are likely to continue to grow in 2017, according to the pre...

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AEC Tech | December 22, 2016 | Nathan Miller | Nathan Miller, Founder, Proving Ground

Data and digital tools are an absolute given to today’s building design and construction process. But creating a true...

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Green | December 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The tool standardizes data collection from efficiency projects.

Dell Children's Hospital, Austin, Texas. Photo: Andreanna Moya Photography

Healthcare Facilities | December 22, 2016 | Lee Williams and Steve Higgs, CBRE Healthcare

As we approach the end of the second decade of LEED, the financial costs and benefits of going green are well documen...

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Market Data | December 21, 2016 | AIA

New design contracts also return to positive levels, signifying future growth in construction activity. 

The numbers of older homeowners are rising rapidly, according to the latest analysis of this cohort by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, which notes that an aging population presents several challenges to the housing sector in terms of costs and amenities. Image: JCHS

Market Data | December 21, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New Joint Center report projects 66% increase in senior heads of households by 2035.

Energy Efficiency | December 20, 2016 | LG

Euclid Chemical upgrades to a dependable and efficient system that will meet their needs for years to come.

AEC firms looking for a hedge against climate-related events can now purchase future weather data online. Image: Pixabay

AEC Tech | December 18, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Simulation tool, developed by Arup and Argos Analytics, is offered to help owners and AEC firms devise resilience str...

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Structural Materials | December 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will consist of three pavilions and several bridges and cost around $5.3 million.

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Codes and Standards | December 15, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

It is said to be most helpful to small and mid-sized contractors.

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High-rise Construction | December 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 350-meter-high building was designed by Morphosis and will provide over 2 million sf of office and retail space....

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Multifamily Housing | December 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Designed by Studio Gang, the building’s stacked tiers will each comprise four floors and fan outwards as they rise up...

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Museums | December 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Housed within the 400,000-sf building will be the world’s largest planetarium theater.

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