An augmented reality application for mobile devices allows users to see what a new computer science building on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington will look like completed while it's under construction. Image: Mortenson Construction

Augmented Reality | July 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $105 million project in Seattle is the latest example of the firm’s commitment to virtual and augmented reality tools.

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Thyssenkrupp's MULTI vertical-horizontal system uses magnetic-levitation technology that allows cars to make 90-degree turns. Image: thyssenkrupp

Building Technology | July 07, 2017 | John Caulfield

Thyssenkrupp’s cable-less MULTI system promises higher transport capacity and lower peak power demand.

Rendering courtesy Visualarch

Mixed-Use | July 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed-use tower will rise 185 meters and be located in Melbourne's Central Business District.

July 06, 2017 | GWWO Blog | Alan Reed

The most meaningful experiences are created through a close collaboration between architects, landscape architects, a...

Photo: Gage Skidmore

Codes and Standards | July 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Initiative aimed at alleviating construction industry worker shortage.

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Codes and Standards | July 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Explains energy performance gap from expected savings to actual savings.

Industry Research | July 06, 2017 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog | Tyler Bohm

From swimming pools to pirate ships, amenities (even crazy ones) aren’t just perks, but assets to enhance performance...

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Building Technology | July 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new paper also makes 10 predictions for the industry in 2050.

Paul Matt, Chairman of MATT Construction, was involving in more than 450 buildings during a career that lasted 67 years. Image: MATT Construction

Contractors | July 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

His construction career spanned seven decades. 

Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb

Accelerate Live! | July 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured talks on machine le...

Office Building Design | July 05, 2017 | LPA Blog | Karen Thomas

Open offices as a strategic move to optimize office real estate and increase collaboration and innovation.

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Codes and Standards | July 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Industry group developing criteria for categorizing wide range of construction approaches to tall timber buildings....

Rendering courtesy of LOHA

Museums | July 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The redesign of the 28,000-sf building is prioritizing flexibility, openness, and connectivity.

Photo: Patrick Bingham-Hall

Hotel Facilities | July 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

PPVC techniques allowed the project to save time and manpower.

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Codes and Standards | June 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The free download addresses entrances, storefront framing, curtain walls, windows and skylight fenestration systems....

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...

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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...

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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. 

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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