16 things you should know about universal design [AIA course]

Slip-resistant flooring, such as these Maycrest 6x24-inch porcelain tiles, is recommended for universal design in kitchens and bathrooms. Photo: Mohawk Flooring

BD+C University Course | December 14, 2018 | MANNY GONZALEZ, FAIA, LEED AP, KTGY ARCHITECTS + PLANNING

Our expert offers 16 ways to help you implement universal design in your next multifamily residential project—and perhaps in your nonresidential projects.

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Codes and Standards | March 22, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Concerns in Houston, Minnesota over environmental impacts.

Imbus Roofing installed a new roof atop Cincinnati Music Hall as part of a 16-month, $143-million renovation at the historic landmark

Roofing | March 21, 2018 | BILCO

Workers tackled a 16-month, $143-million project at Cincinnati Music Hall, and finished the project last October.

Apartments outperform office, retail, industrial properties: NMHC research

According to the authors, part of the reason that apartment returns outperform other asset classes is because investors tend to underestimate capital expenditures for both office and industrial properties. Photo: Pixabay

Multifamily Housing | March 21, 2018 | NMHC

Apartments offer strong returns and relatively low risk, according to new research from the National Multifamily Hous...

101 Top Products | March 21, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Among the best building envelope products included in BD+C's Top 101 Products report are Eldorado Stone's GenFlex EPD...

Codes and Standards | March 21, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Miami among cities at risk for water shortages.

Sustainability | March 21, 2018 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Kim Pexton

The largest number of changes in v4.1 affect materials.

Yeti's new Austin HQ designed by Gensler

Photo courtesy Gensler

Office Building Design | March 21, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gensler designed the new HQ.

Market Data | March 21, 2018 | AGC of America

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif., and Merced, Calif., experience largest year-over-year gains; Baton Rouge, L...

Glass and Glazing | March 20, 2018 | Vitro

With 23 interconnected standard clinic modules, the center is designed for ease of movement for patients, staff and s...

The old bank compared to the new cafe
Reconstruction & Renovation | March 20, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building was originally built in 1955.

Codes and Standards | March 20, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Whole-building energy simulation, ASHRAE compliance requirement are key factors.

Solar Array at Uh Maui College

Photo courtesy of University of Hawaii

Energy-Efficient Design | March 20, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is part of a partnership with Johnson Controls and Pacific Current that will also allow four UH community...

An open floor plan usuallly means lower office fit-out costs, according to a new JLL report. Image: Pixabay

Office Building Design | March 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new JLL report also finds landlords offering more generous tenant improvement allowances.

Market Data | March 19, 2018 | ABC

 CBI is up by 1.36 months, or 16.3%, on a year-over-year basis.

A glass-walled conference room overlooks the atrium.

A glass-walled conference room overlooks the atrium of Ryan Cos.' headquarters, which incorporates seating for the company’s cafeteria.

Movers+Shapers | March 19, 2018 | BD+C Staff

From Chicago to Charlotte, the tech boom is transforming urban real estate markets and redefining workplace design....

Office Building Design | March 19, 2018 | CallisonRTKL blog | Clayton Whitman

How retail’s focus on brand authenticity, heritage and education are transforming workplace design.

Interior of the Oishei Children's Hospital
Healthcare Facilities | March 19, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Shepley Bulfinch designed the project.

Codes and Standards | March 15, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Utilities having difficulty adjusting to new business environment.

Market Data | March 15, 2018 | ABC

Compared to February 2017, prices are up 5.2%.

The glass facade at the National Theatre of Albania

Rendering courtesy BIG

Performing Arts Centers | March 15, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is a 3-in-1 cultural venue in downtown Tirana.

How to solve the housing crunch on college campuses

Pictured: The efficiency unit design for the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (left); research prototype by Perkins+Will (right)

Multifamily Housing | March 14, 2018 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | David Damon and John Long, Principals, Perkins+Will

A growing number of public and private academic institutions are turning to designers and architects for alternative...

March 14, 2018 | Star Building Systems |

Commercial transportation is getting more expensive, and it’s driving up the price of steel.  

Building Design+Construction named a 2018 Jesse H. Neal Award finalist in two categories


March 14, 2018 | BD+C

The Neal Awards are widely considered the “Pulitzer Prize of the business press.”

AGC: Tariff increases threaten to make many project unaffordable

Photo: Pixabay

Market Data | March 14, 2018 | AGC

Construction costs escalated in February, driven by price increases for a wide range of building materials, including...

A project team in Skanska’s Seattle office works with design partners in a Lean pull planning session for a development in downtown Seattle.
Movers+Shapers | March 14, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

For more than two decades, the Lean Construction Institute has been championing the efforts of a growing contingent o...

Codes and Standards | March 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Newer products can cut energy costs by as much as 70%.

Architects | March 14, 2018 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Nash Emrich

With the environmental movement, sustainability became a marker of innovation in design for the built environment....

Urban Planning | March 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hub will be the centerpiece of ARADA’s masterplan in Sharjah, UAE.

The DEF at night

Rendering courtesy of Leers Weinzapfel Associates

University Buildings | March 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is currently under construction.

Codes and Standards | March 13, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) voted to delay new beryllium exposure rules until May 11....

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