A rendering of the 42,500-sf, $29 million Innovation and Discovery Center at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., which broke ground last October. Kinsley Construction is the GC on the project, designed by Ellenzweig. Last year, spending on education construction spending rose nationally by 6.5% to $88.9 billion. And a new survey of preK-12 school districts and colleges finds strong construction and renovation activities underway this year. The Ursinus project should be completed in time for the fall 2018 semester. Image: Ellenzweig

School Construction | February 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Surveys of school districts and colleges, though, raise questions about financing for future projects.


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The retractable roof over Arthur Ashe stadium at the National Tennis Center in New York is a freestanding, 6,500-ton structure whose moveable panels can enclose the facility in seven minutes. Image: USTA/Michael LeBrecht II

Sports and Recreational Facilities | September 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Mushy ground and indoor condensation were just two of the issues this $150 million project presented to its Building...

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2016 Giants Report | September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

DLR Group, NBBJ, Hensel Phelps, Sundt Construction, AECOM, and Dewberry top Building Design+Construction’s annual ran...

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Industry Research | September 01, 2016 | CannonDesign

CannonDesign releases infographic to better help universities obtain more R&D funding.

CertainTeed's Apollo II solar shingles (pictured) are among the few survivors in a market that's seen its share of failed launches. Undautned, new entrants Solar City and the startup Sunflare are trying to make inroads with new solar roofing.  Image: CertainTeed

Roofing Technology | September 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New products will need to overcome problems of aesthetics and efficiency that have plagued past entrants into this fi...

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Codes and Standards | September 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A study found temperatures in the low 70s reduce worker performance.

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Building Team | August 31, 2016 | BD+C Staff

This high-energy, daylong forum will deliver 18 game-changing business and technology innovations from the Giants of...

Celebrating 100 years of service to aviation, aerospace, and defense – aviation is in our DNA. Photo: The Austin Company

Airports | August 31, 2016 | The Austin Company

Austin’s many innovations contributed to the success of our clients by enabling them to operate in more efficient env...

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Regulations | August 31, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proposal ‘would essentially rewrite the current 100-year flood standard.’

Image courtesy of National Trust for Historic Preservation via Dezeen.

Events Facilities | August 31, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design proposal won a competition organized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pa...

Main Concert Hall. Image courtesy of Sydney Opera House

Performing Arts Centers | August 31, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Acoustical improvements will be made alongside upgrades in accessibility, efficiency, and flexibility.

Healthcare Facilities | August 30, 2016 | Daniel Waters, Senior Project Manager

A typical PACE center is comprised of a fully functioning and equipped primary care clinic, adult day center and reha...

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2016 Giants Report | August 30, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, LMN Architects, AECOM, Turner Construction Co., and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Building Design+Construct...

2016 Giants Report | August 30, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HOK, Perkins+Will, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and Thornton Tomasetti top Bu...

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Sustainability | August 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Agencies must quantify the specific impacts when possible.

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BIM and Information Technology | August 30, 2016 | CBRE

With dependable cellular and Wi-Fi coverage a must-have amenity for today’s businesses, CBRE to certify in-building n...

A new 23,000-seat football stadium will be a centerpiece within a retail/sports/entertainment/lifestyle village associated with the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.  Image: HKS

Sports and Recreational Facilities | August 29, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $80 million sports facility is among the features planned for a 90-acre mixed-use village.

Rendering courtesy of ZAS Architects

Hotel Facilities | August 29, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

 The faux-rainforest will be located at The Rosemont Hotel & Residences Dubai.

Coatings | August 29, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

 Biorenewable and recycled materials help eliminate waste and reduce the use of virgin materials

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Green | August 29, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

No net GHG emissions will be allowed.

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Reconstruction & Renovation | August 29, 2016 | Rider Levett Bucknall Blog | John T. Jozwick

By taking a proactive stance, the home-building industry can both educate the public about the importance of home mai...

New buildings on the Youth Campus of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming will aim at becoming the first in a national park to achieve the Living Building Challenge certification. Image: Hennebery Eddy Architects 

Cultural Facilities | August 27, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The money will support new eco-friendly and efficient buildings on the park’s Youth Campus.

Photo courtesy NBBJ

Building Tech | August 26, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The technology measures light levels, humidity and temperature, motion, and sound.

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Industry Research | August 25, 2016 | Rider Levett Bucknall Blog | Cathy Sewell

A trusted advisor acts as a guiding partner over the full course of a professional relationship.

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Codes and Standards | August 25, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Multifamily Green Advantage targets existing buildings.

Fire-Rated Products | August 25, 2016 | Bill O'Keeffe |

Choosing the correct and code approved fire rated glazing product can be confusing, this FAQ can help.

The new Stargate charter school in Thornton, Colo., is part of a 70-acre mixed-used development. Image: Courtesy of Stargate School

Education Facility | August 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

At full build-out, Stargate School will serve 1,600 K-12 students.

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Codes | August 24, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The recent floods and wildfires in Alberta are being cited as proof.

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Legislation | August 24, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The company used two minority firms as fronts in a nearly $1 billion scheme.

August 23, 2016 | Powered by Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams is providing low- to no-VOC formulas for the coatings market that are durable and easy to apply

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Sanya Fuwai Center, on the island of Hainan, China, is the subject of a rigorous research study by a design team from GBBN Architects. The project’s site plan is shown below. Photo courtesy of GBBN architects.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

In a new research paper, three healthcare specialists present factors that contribute to a psychological state that i...

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