The 190,000-sf Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, which opens next month on the campus of the University of Southern California, will provide research and lab space for the Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Medical schools. This is the largest building on campus, and its construction required more than 50,000 yards of soil to be exported, 4.5 million pounds of concrete and rebar for poured-in-place floors and walls, and 2,000-plus steel embeds for a suspended clean room plenum leel and exterior masonry. Image: USC

University Buildings | October 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building is designed to maximize recruitment and interaction of scientists and researchers.

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Codes and Standards | March 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The certification measures and monitors environmental performance of existing buildings.

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Industry Research | March 21, 2017 | Perkins Eastman

The survey asks respondents to share their expertise and insights on Baby Boomer expectations, healthcare reform, sta...

Studio Gang's Aqua Tower in Chicago. Photo courtesy of George Showman, flickr Creative Commons.

Mixed-Use | March 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be a mixed-use tower at the southwest corner of Yonge and Delisle in Toronto.

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Office Building Design | March 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Graham Baba Architects designed the project around a central, landscaped courtyard.

Sherwood Park Mall, Alberta Canada - Pre-made Architectural Reveal Intersections kept the project on schedule while the mall remained opened during renovations.

Building Materials | March 20, 2017 | Trim-Tex

With a tight school renovation budget and timeline, the Oak Grove Elementary cafeteria, designed by RuckPate Architec...

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Office Building Design | March 20, 2017 | Jeff Paine, AIA

Today’s workplace requires designers and employers to look holistically at the organization’s culture, its criteria f...

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Codes and Standards | March 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Premiums leveled off in 2015, and claims have been stable, helping to hold costs down.

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High-rise Construction | March 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As supertall skyscrapers continue to pop up around NYC, an architecture firm based in New York and Athens asks, ‘What...

A new study by PwC details how the industrial sector could get more involved as an influencer, and possibly as investors, in the massive infrastructure spending program that federal lawmakers and The White House now seem committed to moving forward. Image: Pixabay

Reconstruction & Renovation | March 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The accounting and consulting firm PwC offers the industrial sector a five-step approach to getting more involved in...

ASTM E-119 rated fire resistive glass and framing in this 2-hour stairwell adds vision, transparency and a connection to the outdoors while meeting code requirements. 

Glass and Glazing | March 16, 2017 | SaftiFirst

To preserve the building’s open design and to extend natural light further in the building, the architects incorporat...

Branding a library can take on significant importance as these spaces shift from providing more traditional services.

Library | March 16, 2017 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Derek Jones

Libraries fulfill a new vision—community kitchens for experimentation with new ideas, problem solving and entrepreneu...

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Wood | March 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The use of Douglas fir glulam beams can obviate the need for steel beams, even for walls up to 14 feet in height.

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Products and Services | March 16, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Tapered Series panels from Dri-Design, Retro-R Panels from MBCI, and Formawall from Centria are just three of the 12 ...

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Reconstruction & Renovation | March 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The century-old building will be turned into fabrication shops in wood, metal, ceramics, textiles, and printmaking....

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Who is succeeding, and on what terms? And what will it take for everyone to experience the benefits of that success?...

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Codes and Standards | March 15, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard-setting initiative for energy-efficient products may be a victim of Trump budget cuts.

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Architects | March 15, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 2017 event will take place November 15-17 at the Fairmont Scottsdale (Ariz.) Princess resort. 

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Multifamily Housing | March 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building sits adjacent to New York’s popular High Line park and includes a $50 million penthouse.

Market Data | March 15, 2017 | ABC

Contractors in each segment surveyed all saw lower backlog during the fourth quarter, with firms in the heavy industr...

The furniture and home furnishings retailer West Elm has announced that it will open branded hotels in five U.S. cities. West Elm joins a list of high-profile retailers and consumer products suppliers that are expanding their brands into hotels as a way of targeting, more directly, aspirational customers. Image: West Elm Hotels

Hotel Facilities | March 14, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Several high-profile names have launched hospitality divisions, often with well-established management partners.

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University Buildings | March 14, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The 142,500-sf facility, which opened just three weeks after Clemson’s national championship win over the University...

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Codes and Standards | March 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The measure has bipartisan support.

Industry Research | March 14, 2017 | Arcadis, HR&A Advisors, and Sam Schwartz Consulting

A new report estimates 7 million drivers will shift to autonomous vehicles in 3 U.S. cities. 

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Urban Planning | March 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Xiamen Bicycle Skyway stretches for 7.6 kilometers throughout the central part of the city.

Metals | March 13, 2017 | Star Building Systems

When Knox College was in need of more space for arts education, they turned to a metal building system solution. 

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By design, insulated metal wall panels help reduce energy and maintenance costs over time.

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Codes and Standards | March 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The rule mandates labor compliance review for federal construction contractors.

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Building Materials | March 13, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Fiber-reinforced plastic, 3D-printed stone, and programmable ink tiles are a few materials coming down the pike for t...

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BIM and Information Technology | March 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Here are a few new reality capture products and platforms that caught our eye.

Prior to starting a recent renovation, Mortenson Construction laser-scanned as-built conditions to assist in comparing the actual building to the design, and to facilitate accurate project planning. Courtesy Mortenson Construction.

BIM and Information Technology | March 10, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Advanced reality capture technologies are breaking down the barriers between the job site and project models.

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