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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Codes and Standards | August 15, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will include experts from many different disciplines.

The Sears distribution center

The gargantuan Sears distribution center served the Mid-South from 1927 until 1993. A coalition of community groups devoted to the arts, education, health, and affordable housing rescued the 1.3 million-sf facility and turned it into what they call a “vertical urban village.”

Multifamily Housing | August 15, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

One local design firm is trying to make it happen.

AIA is taking various steps to help lawmakers, school officials and other stakeholders to make the connection between design and security. Image: AIA

Architects | August 14, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Institute urges the formation of a federal clearinghouse for best practices, and wants security-related design to...

Office Building Design | August 14, 2018 | Ambius

A survey of 1,000 office workers in the US and UK found that men value health insurance above any other work perk, wh...

Edina High School

Edina (Minn.) High School last year completed a 142,000-sf addition to its 40-year-old facility, which includes a tornado safe room. Courtesy Empirehouse.

Education Facility | August 14, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In the first 21 weeks of 2018 alone, there were 23 school shootings where someone was killed or injured, according to...

Codes and Standards | August 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

City is one of the first jurisdictions to adopt newest code.

Olympic Sport Performance Center

Olympic Sport Performance Center. James Steinkamp/James Steinkamp Photography

University Buildings | August 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will designed both the Ryan Fieldhouse and the new Walter Athletics Center.

Office Building Design | August 13, 2018 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Christine Dansereau

A study found that contrary to popular belief, the open office did not encourage—but rather, inhibited—face-...

A study by Junior Achievement USA and Ernst & Young inferred that the dearth of mentors could be why teenage boys are losing interest STEM careers. Junior Achievement USA

Education Facility | August 13, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Has STEM, which the business community urged school districts to embrace, been oversold as a career path?

Market Data | August 13, 2018 | Dodge Data & Analytics

Gains reported in five of the top ten markets.

Aventura ParkSquare

Courtesy Suffolk and Smith Aerial Photos

Mixed-Use | August 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Zyscovich Architects designed the project.

The Bay Theater in Pacific Palisades, Calif., a flagship for the Cinepolis luxury theater chain, is undergoing a major renovation that will promote social interaction as well as entertainment. Image: Retail Design Collaborative

Cultural Facilities | August 10, 2018 |

Comfort and service are keys to attracting repeat customers, says an expert whose firm specializes in cinema design....

Hotel Facilities | August 10, 2018 | Cannon Design Blog | Tina Manis

Responding to these shifting expectations, building owners and design teams working in other markets now regularly em...

Market Data | August 10, 2018 | ABC

Nonresidential construction input prices increased fell 0.3% in July but are up 9.6% year over year.

N|V|5 Global hopes to raise more than $93 million from a public stock offering. Image: N|V|5 Global

Engineers | August 10, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The proceeds could fuel more acquisitions.

ADPRO expansion

Courtesy Populous

Sports and Recreational Facilities | August 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Arc Building Partners will lead construction efforts on the project.

UNLV Tech Park

Rendering EVA Architects Courtesy UNLV

University Buildings | August 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is the first of many planned for the 122-acre campus.

Architects | August 09, 2018 | CallisonRTKL blog | Mark Lauterbach

Great design is born out of simplicity, purity, timelessness, unobtrusiveness and intuitiveness.

Market Data | August 09, 2018 | AIA

AIA releases latest Consensus Construction Forecast.

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

Community solar programs for low income residents part of plan.

Metals | August 08, 2018 | ALPOLIC

As the exterior sponsor, ALPOLIC turned to Metal Design Systems (MDS) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to come up with a way to...

Ware Malcomb's multistory warehouse prototype

Ware Malcomb's multistory warehouse facility prototype creates a "warehouse on top of a warehouse" to increase leasable space without sacrificing functionality. Image: Ware Malcomb.

Great Solutions | August 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Multistory industrial buildings provide the best chance at keeping up with the rapid growth of e-commerce in North Am...

Mark E. Humphreys with his Cirrus Vision SF50

Mark E. Humphreys with his Cirrus Vision SF50, one of several aircraft he owns. Humphreys & Partners Architects, which he co-founded in 1991 with Greg Faulkner, is the #1 designer of apartments in the U.S. Photo: Shane Kislack.

Multifamily Housing | August 08, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

HPA, which reported $78.2 million in multifamily design fees in 2017, ranks as the nation’s largest multifamily desig...

Codes and Standards | August 08, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

As car ownership rates drop, excess parking seems more wasteful.

Photo: Chao Zhang

High-rise Construction | August 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new skyscraper is the home of Shenzhen Energy Company.

Senior Living Design | August 07, 2018 | Jeff Alexander |

 A housing community offering beautiful views of the Detroit River and Belle Isle as the city's waterfront is undergo...

A volunteer team from AECOM will be working with the nonprofit Solar Village Project to install a solar-powered water purification system that will supply the entire village of Darhi Ram, India, with clean water. The Solar Village Project is dedicated to finding sustainable solutions that provide electricity to rural areas in India and Africa. Image: AECOM

Engineers | August 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A grant program backs 25 projects in 15 countries.

Center for manufacturing excellence
Education Facility | August 07, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Harley Ellis Devereaux served as lead designer and lab planner for the project.

Market Data | August 07, 2018 | Yardi Matrix

The metro with the most units under construction and planned as a percent of existing inventory in mid-July was Nashv...

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