K-12 Schools | January 21, 2019 | Becky Brady | Clark Nexsen Blog

In an age during which stories of bullying, school shootings, and mental health concerns are all too common, designers have a critical role to play in crafting K-12 schools that simultaneously promote engaged learning and student safety.

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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.

Codes and Standards | July 16, 2018 | Peter fabris, Contributing Editor

They already far exceed global average.

The Delta Electronics (America’s) 170,000-square-foot headquarters

The Delta Electronics (America’s) 170,000-square-foot headquarters is a LEED Platinum, net-zero energy building in Fremont, Calif.

Plumbing | July 16, 2018 | Uponor

It took five months for three dedicated crew members plus one runner to install 138,000 feet of PEX tubing with the R...

An apartment-style student housing project uses patterning and window placement to generate interest on an otherwise flat façade

Multifamily Housing | July 13, 2018 | Stantec Blog | Bryan Morrison

While student and multi-family housing share a common building form, it’s the student resident that drives the innova...

Mold growth is evident behind new VWC during room rehab work in this Tampa hotel; prior to rehab, mold was not present behind the existing VWC.

Hotel Facilities | July 13, 2018 | Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group |

Do you know the vital signs for avoiding moisture & mold problems? Will your brand standards cause you headaches?...

Exterior of a Mars building prototype

Courtesy Redhouse Studio

Great Solutions | July 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A Cleveland-based architect and a NASA Ames researcher have a novel idea for building on Mars.

Automated robot arm
Building Automation | July 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building components facility will be located near rail, shipping ports, and freeways.

Codes and Standards | July 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Off-site solar, and mechanical/electrical system savings aid the achievement.

Metals | July 12, 2018 | Metl-Span

In order to get the multi-purpose facility up and running in time for the team to begin preparations for the 2017 sea...

Education Facility | July 11, 2018 | HMC Architects Blog | Mark Schoeman, AIA, Principal

Would instruction be more effective if students spent less time passively listening to lectures and more time activel...

Washington D.C. row houses
Codes and Standards | July 11, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Government doing little to verify self-reported project data.

Iron rods for construction
Market Data | July 11, 2018 | ABC

June represents the latest month associated with rapidly rising construction input prices.

An aerial view, taken this week, of the three buildings under construction that will comprise the Pacific Vista Commercial Center in Carlsbad, Calif. This Center is scheduled to start operating this fall. Image: Ryan Companies

Industrial Facility | July 11, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A Ryan Companies project in southern California is being built to meet its city’s rigorous green standards.

5 ways design is transforming behavioral healthcare

At the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Child, Teen & Family Center and Department of Psychiatry Building, patient waiting rooms are located adjacent to the central atrium in a highly visible corridor. Rendering: ZGF

Healthcare Facilities | July 11, 2018 | Kari Thorsen, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Principal, ZGF

Circadian lighting, calming materials, and transparency are helping to normalize the patient experience in behavioral...

Meet the ‘CoHaus’: N.Y. developer unveils large-scale flats concept for boomers, Gen Xers

The concept, called Condominium Haus (or “CoHaus”), involves building six large-scale, for-sale, single-family flat residences across three buildings. Photos: Ward Capital Management

Multifamily Housing | July 11, 2018 | BD+C Staff 

With its new CoHaus development, Ward Capital Management is betting on baby boomers downsizing and Gen Xers upsizing....

Ernest E. Tschannen science complex
University Buildings | July 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CO Architects designed the facility.

Codes and Standards | July 10, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cement is essential to many infrastructure projects that address climate change.

Autonomous vehicles and the city: The urgent need for human- and health-centric policies

Photo: University of San Francisco

Urban Planning | July 10, 2018 | SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog | Michael Johnson, ASLA, LEED AP, PLA, Co-leader, Urban Design Practice, SmithGroupJJR

Rather than allow for an “evolutionary” adaptation to AVs, we must set policies that frame and incentivize a quicker...

Metals | July 10, 2018 | CENTRIA

The station had to present an energized, neighborly aesthetic positioning it as a safe pillar of the community.

Codes and Standards | July 10, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Agenda includes technical training and networking opportunities.

Architects | July 10, 2018 | Hinge Blog | Karl Feldman

In our Internet-fueled world, it’s easy to get distracted by the latest online tools. But the boring stuff is still i...

100 Leadenhall street in the easter cluster in the City of London

Courtesy SOM

High-rise Construction | July 10, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The tower will rise in the City of London’s eastern cluster.

Acute Care hospital view from the northwest

Courtesy HGA

Healthcare Facilities | July 10, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The facility’s master plan creates a ‘hospital in a park.’

Work, park, live: Inside Cincinnati’s parking garage turned lifestyle hotel

The Summit, a 426,000-sf hotel in Cincinnati, is the first to be designed from scratch by its owner-operator, Dolce Hotel and Resorts by Wyndham. Its nine-story atrium, surrounded by glass elevators, allowed the Building Team to redistribute the building’s weight loads and give the hotel more height. Photo: Mike Howard Photography

Adaptive Reuse | July 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Summit hotel and conference center is a converted parking garage that was once a factory.

SEG’s 12-person team works out of a historic commercial building that has achieved net zero energy using strategies that include waste heat recovery, natural ventilation, a photovoltaic roof system, and real-time energy-use monitoring. Image: HGA

Sustainable Design and Construction | July 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Sustainable Engineering Group will bolster its new owner’s design and planning abilities.

BIM and Information Technology | July 09, 2018 | Gresham Smith Blog | Ray Wong, AIA, MBA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED GA

Regardless of improved accuracy gains, caregivers may struggle with the idea of a computer logic qualifying decisions...

One Delisle is a 522-ft-tall tower with 263 residences that Slate Asset Management is proposing to build on one of 10 properties it has bought in midtown Toronto. Image: Norm Li, Courtesy of Studio Gang

Urban Planning | July 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building’s hexagonal façade will provide passive solar heating and cooling.

Education Facility | July 06, 2018 | NACLab Blog | Teresa Alvarado and Philip Riedel

Today, efforts toward equity in education encompass a wide spectrum of considerations including sex, gender identity,...

Houston Skyline
Codes and Standards | July 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Inconsistent regulatory environment also cited.

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