The 190,000-sf Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, which opens next month on the campus of the University of Southern California, will provide research and lab space for the Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Medical schools. This is the largest building on campus, and its construction required more than 50,000 yards of soil to be exported, 4.5 million pounds of concrete and rebar for poured-in-place floors and walls, and 2,000-plus steel embeds for a suspended clean room plenum leel and exterior masonry. Image: USC

University Buildings | October 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building is designed to maximize recruitment and interaction of scientists and researchers.

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After Paris: What’s at stake for the building industry

Photo during a leader event of COP 21/CMP 11 - Paris Climate Change Conference, via Flickr Creative Commons

Green | June 14, 2017 | Adele Houghton, AIA, MPH, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, ND

In the wake of President Trump’s unilateral decision to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, many...

The GPX FireFloor System has the largest tested and listed individual glass panel sizes for fully-supported and butt-glazed 1-2 hour fire resistive glass floor applications. Photo credit: Mike Schwartz Photography

Fire-Rated Products | June 13, 2017 | SaftiFirst

SAFTI FIRST supplied a single glass unit comprised of non-slip rated Starphire tempered laminated Glass with...

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Wood | June 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building’s design, building materials, and commercial tenants are all focused on the key aspect of sustainability...

June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Bluebeam’s Sasha Reed discusses why AEC leaders should give their teams permission to responsibly break things and creat...
June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
SageGlass CEO Dr. Alan McLenaghan reviews how biophilic design and new technologies, such as dynamic glass, create a gre...
June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
NCI Building Systems’ Jonathan O'Leary discusses why AEC firms must rely on their partners to simplify the business...
June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Brent Slawnikowski of FARO Technologies and Jennifer Suerth of Pepper Construction discuss how implementation of laser s...

To accommodate its rapid growth, WeWork, the coworker office space redeveloper, has acquired Fieldlens, whose app streamlines jobsite communication and management.  Pictured is one of WeWork's locations in Hollywood, Calif.  Image: WeWork

Office Building Design | June 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Fieldlens helps turn jobsites into social networks. 

June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Architect and materials guru Blaine Brownell reveals emerging trends and applications that are transforming the technolo...

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Building Team Awards | June 13, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Building Team converts 1940s campus into a sleek, modern home for U.S. intelligence agencies.

June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Thornton Tomasetti’s Jonatan Schumacher presents the firm’s business model for developing, incubating, and delivering cu...

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Building Team Awards | June 13, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Leadership training center becomes New England’s first Passive House building.

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Codes and Standards | June 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New joint venture will deliver enhanced services and support tools and programs throughout Canada.

June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Yazdani’s Ben Juckes discusses the firm’s tech-centric culture, where scripting has become an every-project occurrence a...
Fire-Rated Products | June 13, 2017 | Bill O'Keeffe |

The ASTM E-119 test is the most stringent and most difficult test to pass for all fire rated glazing assemblies.

June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Graham Cranston shares SGH’s efforts to take hold of its project data using mathematical optimization techniques and inf...
June 13, 2017 | AIA Show Report
Suffolk’s CIO Chris Mayer talks about the firm’s framework for vetting and implementing new technologies and processes.
June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Learn why Gilbane’s Lucas Richmond is looking outside the AEC industry to build his rockstar gaming and media team.

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Industry Research | June 13, 2017 | NCARB

For the first time since NCARB began collecting demographics data, gender equity improved along every career stage....

June 12, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Turner Construction’s Tyler Goss presents the construction giant’s breakthrough “job site as a factory” initiative.
June 12, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Discover what architect Derik Eckhardt learned during his worldwide tour of the globe’s smartest buildings, from Abu Dha...
June 12, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Gensler’s Alan Robles shares how the AEC Giant firm is preparing its project teams and clients for the coming artificial...

A rendering of the proposed apartment tower at 2166 15th St., Denver. Gromatzky Dupree and Associates (GDA Architects).

Walls and Partitions | June 12, 2017 | Trim-Tex

In multi-level buildings, the upper floors exert force upon the lower floors and can cause cracking of the drywall wh...

The car park has a precast concrete façade with angled perforations for ventilation and to obscure views of the cars parked inside. Photo courtesy Bruce Damonte.

Building Team Awards | June 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Silver Award: The Faena Arts Center’s forum is divided into two volumes, one a cylinder, the other a cube.

Anatomy labs usually get stuck in the dark, dank basement, but the SMHS team relocated mechanical equipment to the rooftop so that Anatomy could occupy the sunlit fourth floor. Photo courtesy Paul Crosby Architectural Photography.

Building Team Awards | June 12, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Silver Award: North Dakota builds a new medical/health sciences school to train and retain more physicians.

In addition to BIM modeling, the Building Team used a COBiE-based Integrated Workplace Management System usually reserved for government projects.

Building Team Awards | June 12, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Silver Award: TechnipFMC’s new campus marks the start of a massive planned community in north Houston.

Image courtesy of HOK

Office Building Design | June 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is currently 75% complete and on schedule to open in 2018.

Coatings | June 09, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

Valspar has over 20,000 colors available for metal panels from the Fluropon Coil Family, Valflon, and the WeatherXL F...

N|V|5 Global provided commissioning services on the Pentagon throughout its renovation. Image: Courtesy of N|V|5 Global

Engineers | June 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This is its fifth deal so far this year.

Building Materials | June 09, 2017 | ALPOLIC

The developers of the recently opened Asheville City Center sought out a cost-effective design that met code requirem...

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