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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.

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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.
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Discover what architect Derik Eckhardt learned during his worldwide tour of the globe’s smartest buildings, from Abu Dha...
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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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Codes and Standards | June 08, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New document focuses on design and construction considerations for horizontal NLT applications.

​The building’s interior design highlights the connection between floor-to-floor “neighborhoods.” Courtesy Robert Benson Photography.

Building Team Awards | June 08, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Silver Award: A 2½-year project brings Partners HealthCare’s sprawling administrative functions under one roof.

The top bar of Zurich North America’s headquarters building (right) spans 180 feet and runs along an outdoor terrace that staff and visitors can use to move between the two bottom bars. James Steinkamp Photography.

Building Team Awards | June 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Silver Award: Forgoing a typical center-core design, the Zurich North America Headquarters rises 11 stories across th...

Clemson University has built an elaborate football operations facility, whose Building Team had to improvise to meet a 15-month construction deadline. Michael Robinson Photography

Building Team Awards | June 08, 2017 | John Caulfied, Senior Editor

Silver Award: Clemson gets a new football operations palace, thanks to its building partners’ ability to improvise....

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Codes and Standards | June 08, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Some designers look to modular designs in anticipation of alternate uses.

Large skylights flood the maintenance area with natural light and turn what could have been a dark warehouse into a bright workspace. Chang Kim photograph.

Building Team Awards | June 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gold Award: A slender building site had direct implications for the design of this light-rail facility.

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