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 time.

read more

The 1,200-seat John Anson Ford Amphitheater will reopen next month after a nearly four-year, $72.2 million renovation and expansion. Image: Gennia Cui

Performing Arts Centers | June 30, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The performing arts venue, nearly a century old, has undergone an extensive refurbishing.

June 30, 2017 | Stantec Blog | William Ketcham

Labs are designed by discipline, aligned by relevant commonalities, and adjoined to flexible faculty research station...

Source: JLL

Market Data | June 29, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Coming out on top as the most expensive market to build out an office is Silicon Valley, Calif., with an out-of-pocke...

Healthcare Facilities | June 29, 2017 | GenslerOn | Tama Duffy Day

Out of the many insights that night, everyone agreed that the healthcare industry is ripe for disruption and that com...

Pixabay Public Domain

Codes and Standards | June 29, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Reports suggest an extra $6,300 for fire-resistant cladding could have prevented the tragedy.

Image courtesy of DoepelStrijkers

Sustainability | June 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The sustainable structure will be a mixed-use development with a hotel, apartments, and office space.

Rendering courtesy of Centerbrook Architects

University Buildings | June 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will total about 47,000 sf of new construction and renovations.

Roofing | June 29, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

The Metal Roofing Alliance estimates that 750,000 metal roofs were installed on U.S. homes in 2015.

Rendering courtesy of Luxigon / Mir and Kengo Kuma Associates

Hotel Facilities | June 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Kengo Kuma is designing the hotel, which will feature a large garden and a plant-covered façade. 

Old School vs New School, Screenshots from ProspectVR

Virtual Reality | June 28, 2017 | SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog | David Fersh, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Viewing a building design in virtual reality (VR) allows contributors to better relate to the experience of viewing a...

Pixabay Public Domain

Codes and Standards | June 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The document is used for determining design loads including dead, live, soil, flood, tsunami, snow, rain, atmospheric...

Rendering courtesy of B+H + mcCallumSather

Sustainability | June 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project’s net-zero goals led to the development of a new curtain wall system.

Courtesy of Arctic Bath.

Hotel Facilities | June 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will feature a cold bath and be in a good location for viewing the northern lights.

Pixabay Public Domain

Multifamily Housing | June 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Based on a survey from the National Apartment Association, the most popular amenities are the ones that bring the com...

Pixabay Public Domain

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

Better sound attenuation for subfloors and exterior continuous insulation are among the matters addressed.

Industry Research | June 27, 2017 | Scott Nolin, Senior Director of Project Management

In order to deliver superior outcomes to our healthcare clients, we have to know what our clients want.

Photo courtesy of Halkin Mason Photography.

Building Team | June 27, 2017 | Bruner Foundation

The SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus in Bethlehem, Pa., receives the gold medal and $50,000.

Rendering courtesy Foster + Partners

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

Foster + Partners’ design rises 10 stories and is composed of two connected buildings.

The value and lengths of construction disputes declined globally in 2016, according to the latest report based on disputes handled by Arcadis' Contract Solutions team. Image: Pixabay

Market Data | June 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But poorly written and administered contracts are still problems, says latest Arcadis report.

Industry Research | June 26, 2017 | NCARB

This trend is driven by candidates completing the experience and examination programs concurrently and more quickly....

Pixabay Public Domain

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

Structures 20,000 sf and larger must demonstrate steps to boost efficiency.

Urban Planning | June 26, 2017 | CallisonRTKL blog | Daun St. Amand

As the demand for well-connected urban locales increases, so too has the cost of property and monthly rent; and as su...

Rendering courtesy PGAL

Airports | June 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project includes a new 1 million-sf terminal building with 33 domestic aircraft gates.

Stantec is acquiring RNL Design, whose specialties include public transit and urban design. Image: Stantec

Architects | June 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The engineering giant also names successor to CEO who will retire at the end of this year.

Green | June 23, 2017 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Kate Kerbel

Since its development in the 1990s, the LEED rating system has been applied to over 19.1 billion total commercial squ...

Photo: Jesse Kuroiwa

Building Team | June 23, 2017 | AIA

11 projects were awarded in 2017.

Photo: Natalie Oxford, WIkimedia Commons

Fire and Life Safety | June 22, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

These blocks will undergo further testing to determine if they are safe.

Industry Research | June 22, 2017 | ABC

The first quarter showed gains in all categories.

Building Team | June 22, 2017 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Brian Walker

Commissioning is where the rubber meets the road in terms of building design.

What amenities are you specifying in your apartment/condo projects? Take the survey (3-4 minutes).

June 22, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor, BD+C and Multifamily Design + Construction
Overlay Init