Once a novelty, offsite construction is taking hold across the industry, as labor shortages persist, the Lean movement grows, and tech-based workflows become prevalent. Photo courtesy Katerra

Giants 300 | July 16, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

We’ve identified five emerging trends that are likely to transform the construction market in the near future.

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14 marketing resolutions AEC firms should make in 2018

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Architects | January 29, 2018 | circle S studio Blog | Tim Asimos, circle S studio

As we close out the first month of the New Year, AEC firms have made (and are still making) plans for where and how t...

Codes and Standards | January 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Publication is joint effort by ASHRAE, AIA, IES, and USGBC.

Pathfinder Kindergarten Center in Everett, Wash., by DLR Group
Education Facility | January 29, 2018 | DLR Group Insights Blog | Todd Ferking, AIA

The idea of a kindergarten-only school presents both challenges and opportunities in regards to the design.

Market Data | January 29, 2018 | ABC

The economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.6% during the fourth quarter of 2017.

thyssenkrupp tests self-driving robot for ‘last mile’ delivery of elevator parts

Measuring 33 inches wide, the delivery robots can travel on sidewalks and can carry payloads weighing up to 77 lbs. Photo courtesy thyssenkrupp

AEC Tech | January 29, 2018 | BD+C Staff

“With driverless delivery robots, we could fill a gap and get spare parts from our warehouses to the jobsite faster,”...

VT Carilion Biomedical Research Addition
Healthcare Facilities | January 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is a collaboration between Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech.

Fashion Show Mall, located on the Las Vegas Strip, is Nevada’s largest shopping center. Since opening in 1981, this three-level mall—with nearly 1.9 million sf of selling space and 250 stores—has gone through several expansions and anchor tenant changes. Image: CallisonRTKL

Retail Centers | January 26, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Superregional malls and open-air shopping centers have shown resilience in the face on online competition.

Mixed-Use | January 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 6-acre park was designed to showcase East Baltimore’s commitment to wellness and sustainability.

Photo: Architect of the Capitol

Architects | January 26, 2018 | AIA

The award honors significant contributions to public architecture.

Contractors | January 26, 2018 | Perryman Construction

2018 should be a good year for construction but there are at least 4 things that can influence costs.

Flying drones while inebriated now illegal in New Jersey
Codes and Standards | January 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Violators could be sentenced to six months in jail.

Architects | January 26, 2018 | AIA

The recipients will be honored at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City.

Cost estimating for K-12 school projects: An invaluable tool for budget management

Pope Holbrook Elementary School, Ft. Bragg, N.C. Rendering: LS3P

K-12 Schools | January 25, 2018 | LS3P Foresight | Ginny Magrath, AIA, Architect, LS3P

Clients want to be able to track costs at every stage of a project, and cost estimates (current and life cycle) are v...

Four high-tech solutions to mitigate theft on the jobsite

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AEC Tech | January 25, 2018 | BuildingTech INSIDER | Dan Dolinar, EVP, COO, Rudolph and Sletten

Geo-fencing and drone surveillance are among the tech solutions for protecting jobsites from asset loss.

Codes and Standards | January 25, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Fines adjusted for inflation in the New Year.

Four keys to designing autistic-friendly spaces

Photo: PDR Corp.

Architects | January 25, 2018 | PDR Blog | Julie Truong, Designer, ‎PDR Corp.

Autism, in part, gave us modern architecture, writes PDR’s Julie Troung.

Virginia Beach: A surf town with a wave problem no more

The surf park fits with Virginia Beach’s long connection to surfing and board shaping. Rendering: Hanbury

Sports and Recreational Facilities | January 25, 2018 | Hanbury: Knowledge Cafe | David Keith, AIA, LEED AP, and Alec Yuzhbabenko, Hanbury

A world-class surf park will highlight Virginia Beach’s new live-work-play development.

Austin, Texas
Market Data | January 25, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over the past 10 years, the number of renters has increased by 23 million.

January 24, 2018 | Star Building Systems |

Studies have shown that daylight in the workplace increases productivity and general employee health, with probable i...

Alys Beach, a luxury residential community in western Florida, enforces building standards that protect its houses from high winds. Image: Alys Beach

Resiliency | January 24, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Alys Beach’s in-house GC builds to standards set by the FORTIFIED program.

Apartment rent rates jump 2.5% in 2017, led by small and mid-sized markets

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Multifamily Housing | January 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

The average price for one-bedroom units increased the most.

Urban Planning | January 24, 2018 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Peter Baird

Aside from the roads being wider and the lack of infrastructure for bikes and pedestrians, there seemed to be some de...

Architects | January 24, 2018 | Perkins+Will

Partnership expands Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s capacity for international growth; complements Perkins+Will’s design phil...

Market Data | January 24, 2018 | HomeUnion

Chicago tops the list as the most affordable U.S. metro, while Oakland, Calif., is the most expensive rental market....

Resiliency | January 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Volunteers sought for committee openings.

U.S. hotel markets with the largest construction pipelines

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Hotel Facilities | January 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Dallas, Houston, and New York lead the way, with more than 460 hotel projects in the works.

Aerial rendering of Kihei High School

Rendering courtesy G70

K-12 Schools | January 24, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

G70 is the architect, planner, and civil engineer of record for the project.

Strong finish for architecture billings in 2017

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Architects | January 24, 2018 | AIA

The Architecture Billings Index concluded the year in positive terrain, with the December reading capping off three s...

The 2012 and 2015 IBC closed an important loophole that allowed uncontrolled radiant heat transmission through vision lites in doors in exit enclosures and exit passageways. Today, fire protective ceramics are limited to 100 sq. in. in the door vision panel regardless if the building is fully sprinklered. To exceed 100 sq. in., fire resistive glazing that meets ASTM E-119/UL 263 must be used. 

Fire-Rated Products | January 23, 2018 | Bill O'Keeffe |

View of PTAC unit removed from wall sleeve-room side is to right. Inset in upper left shows front view of unit in sleeve with cover removed. Supply fan draws unconditioned outdoor air (red arrows) into supply fan plenum. Fan also draws room return air (yellow arrows) through evaporator coil cooling room air (blue arrows). Unconditioned outside air mixes with conditioned room air and discharges to room (green arrows) through supply air louvers.

January 23, 2018 | J. David Odom | J. David Odom and Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Liberty Building Forensics Group and Norm Nelson, Jacobs Engineering

Over the past 30 years, building experts at Liberty Building Forensics Group (LBFG) have investigated hundreds of hot...

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