A Plenty employee tends to leafy greens growing in the startup’s indoor facility in South San Francisco. The facility relies on 7,500 infrared cameras and 35,000 sensors embedded among the greens that monitor the room’s temperature, humidity, and growing phases. Courtesy Plenty.

Game Changers | January 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Armed with the latest agri-tech and millions in VC funding, vertical farming startups believe they’ve cracked the code on indoor farming.

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AEC Tech | May 23, 2017 | GenslerOn | William Ringer

As AI proves safe, big business will want to reduce overhead.

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Mixed-Use | May 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Pickard Chilton Architects will design the 600,000-sf 110 10th Street.

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High-rise Construction | May 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Chicago-based firm won a design competition to design the complex located in Wuhan, China.

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Architects | May 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The installation will showcase 200 years worth of unrealized Big Apple projects via original drawings, renderings, ne...

Metals | May 22, 2017 | Allen Hurtz |

In many metal building applications, straight columns may have more steel than they need.

Education Facility | May 22, 2017 | LPA Blog | Andrew Wickham

Recently, in educational design, we have seen a trend toward more flexible learning spaces.

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Codes and Standards | May 22, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New permits tripled from year-ago period.

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Codes and Standards | May 22, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AGC says a shortage of qualified workers is limiting the economy from adding more jobs.

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Multifamily Housing | May 22, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The buildings are on an elevated platform and the surrounding walkways are suspended so as not to disturb the surroun...

Gensler’s Sleep Set 2016 concept. Image © Gensler.

Hotel Facilities | May 19, 2017 | GenslerOn | Nicola Law

There’s a shift from accommodating to specific market niches towards places that can adapt to changing moods and acti...

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Codes and Standards | May 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Suddenly appearing caverns cause deaths, evacuations, interruption of utility services.

One Ala Moana, in Honolulu, was originally designed to be constructed above the parking garage, but the developer went bankrupt in the recession. When the project was brought back to life, Solomon Cordwell Buenz (architect) and Magnusson Klemencic Associates (SE) came up with a new scheme that added valuable space to the tower. Photo: Mariko Reed/SCB.

Multifamily Housing | May 19, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

How designers figured out a way to nestle an 18-story condo tower on top of an existing parking structure in Hawaii....

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Sports and Recreational Facilities | May 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Rams and Chargers won’t be able to move in until the 2020 season.

Coatings | May 18, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

According to the U.S. Green Building Council, buildings consume 73 percent of U.S. electricity and are responsible fo...

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Codes and Standards | May 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

These core documents are updated once a decade.

May 18, 2017 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Amanda Cunningham

If you want LEED EB O&M to do more for your building, then consider these four opportunities that might be hiding...

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Museums | May 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Amaze Design designed the 10,000-sf space.

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Ceilings | May 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The ceiling panels, from CertainTeed Ceilings, help with wayfinding, noise mitigation, and help with the overall aest...

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Hotel Facilities | May 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 220-room Holiday Inn Express hopes to be completed in less than 12 months.

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Multifamily Housing | May 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

C.F. Møller’s design was selected as the winner of a competition organized by Riksbyggen in Västerås.

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Mixed-Use | May 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed-use project will provide new apartments, condos, a senior living facility, and retail space.

LaGuardia Community College in Queens, N.Y., has added 21,000 sf to its campus's library space, which includes a 74% increase in its seating capacity. Image: Ola Photography. 

Library | May 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Wired seating and group work areas abound.   

Architects | May 16, 2017 | Legat Architects' Architecture Inspired by YOU | Robin Randall

The coming decades present a major ecological challenge... so let’s encourage the next generation to do something abo...

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Codes and Standards | May 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Banks reluctant to commit to specific deals with tax credit status uncertain.

K-12 Schools | May 16, 2017 | Stantec Blog | Tanya Doran

Students are helping drive change by focusing on the future.

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Market Data | May 16, 2017 | Construction Employers of America

Unemployment down to 4.4%; Specialty trade jobs dip slightly.

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Healthcare Facilities | May 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Pavilion broke ground on May 3.

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Sustainability | May 16, 2017 |

The building is made of Polli-Brick, a building material that comes from 100% recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate Pol...

Masonry | May 15, 2017 | Echelon

Formerly plagued  with broken heating and air systems, as well as the need to turn closets into offices, the new thre...

HVAC | May 15, 2017 | Uponor

The Bricker Residence required a retrofit that was designed to have fan coil units located in each of the suites, and...

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