Inside 911 call center in San Antonio, where employees can relax

The Bexar Metro 911 Regional Operations Center in Texas includes areas where employees can get brief respites from their stressful jobs. The design and construction emphasize natural light and air quality. Image: Courtesy of Page

Data Centers | July 21, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Operations Center consolidates activities that previously were being handled at 25 locations. 

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

Corporate Commons Three is expected to break ground later this summer.

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Codes and Standards | July 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New material is substitute for concrete and steel in multi-story projects.

Retail Centers | July 10, 2017 | GS&P Dialogue | Steve Hohulin, AICP

The retail sector is charting unfamiliar territory as web sales and evolving tastes force a paradigm shift.

Wood | July 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project received a Wood Innovation Grant that will help spur construction of the Hastings + Chivetta-designed pro...

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Sustainability | July 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over 100 wellness features are incorporated into CBRE’s Vancouver office.

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Concrete | July 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Not only has the concrete stood the test of time, but it has actually become stronger.

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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