Main lobby of Hyatt Hotel's headquarters

The main lobby of Hyatt Hotels’ 240,000-sf headquarters in Chicago, which has achieved WELL Silver certification. This open office space gives its occupants choices for noise and temperature levels. Gensler was the interior designer, Power Construction the GC. Courtesy International Well Building Institute.

Office Building Design | February 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Owners and developers are driving demand for wellness features and practices—active stairways, biophilia, enhanced air quality, etc.—as one more way draw tenants. 

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A cannabis flower room

A cannabis flower room by MJ12 Design Studio. Note stationary benching, HPS lighting, epoxy flooring, Dosatron fertigation system, and fiberglass-reinforced plastic eight feet above floor finish over moisture-resistant gypsum wallboard with epoxy paint. Mechanical equipment was mezzanine mounted for ease of O&M and to ensure separation from cultivation areas. Courtesy MJ12 Design Studio

Game Changers | January 17, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

AEC firms are rushing to fill orders for cannabis facilities in the 33 states where the sale of marijuana is now lega...

Codes and Standards | January 17, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides way to evaluate current state of resilience and guidance for areas of improvement.

Micro-units: Good for the city? Good for citizens?

Photo: Pixabay

Multifamily Housing | January 16, 2019 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog | Kathryn Firth, Urban Design Director, NBBJ

Thinking more holistically about housing typologies and zoning will improve our public realm.

Prologis warehouse in Seattle

Courtesy Prologis

Game Changers | January 16, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Multistory warehouses could help speed ecommerce delivery in urban centers.

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Codes and Standards | January 16, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Competition will award $500,000 in grants to teams who design innovative buildings.

Mullin Automotive Park rendering
Museums | January 16, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foster + Partners is designing the facility.

AIA Consensus Forecast: Nonresidential construction spending to rise 4.4% in 2019

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Market Data | January 16, 2019 | AIA

The education, public safety, and office sectors will lead the growth areas this year, but AIA's Kermit Baker offers...

T. Rowe Price is currently engaged in an IPD contract with seven AEC firms for nine building renovations, including Building One at the firm’s Owings Mills, Md., campus. Courtesy T. Rowe Price. 

Game Changers | January 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Meet the firms achieving double-digit returns using true, shared-risk, multi-party integrated project delivery.

Hurricane damage on the beach
Codes and Standards | January 15, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

New NIBS study finds that adopting 2018 Intl. Codes generate $11 benefit for every $1 invested.

January 14, 2019 | Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group |

When new building code requirements require high performance and innovation incentives, such as those found in green...

2019 call for entries: BD+C awards programs
Giants 300 | January 14, 2019 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors invite your firm to apply for one of our annual AEC industry recognition and awards programs.

Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center lit up at night

©Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

High-rise Construction | January 14, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The tower is at the center of the Shimao Longgang Master Plan.

A rendering of an office lobby that is produced by Vantis, which combines design and offsite manufacturing for interior construction. Image: Vantis

Interior Architecture | January 14, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Vantis is positioned to integrate design with offsite customized fabrication.

Call for entries: 2019 Reconstruction Awards

Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio

Reconstruction Awards | January 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

The 2019 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects, based on overall d...

Call for entries: 2019 Building Team Awards

Sonoma Academy's Janet Durgin Guild and Commons, Santa Rosa, Calif. Photo: Celso Rojas

Building Team Awards | January 11, 2019 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excell...

Employees working in an open office
Office Building Design | January 11, 2019 | PDR Blog | Allyson Dalton

The Harvard studies on the unintended effects of open office defines it as space where 'one entire floor was open, tr...

Call for Entries: BD+C's 2019 40 Under 40 competition

Satpal Kaur Panesar, Designer, HLW International, New York, N.Y. 

40 Under 40 | January 11, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Calling all AEC superstars! If you are under the age of 40 as of August 31, 2019, it's time to enter BD+C’s 14th annu...

Amazon's fulfillment centers use robots, made by its Amazon Robotics division, that scoot under bins of merchandise to move them to its warehouse workers. Image: Amazon via YouTube 

Warehouses | January 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More warehouse operators and retailers are supplementing their workforces with AI-informed machines.

Western Window systems in use in a home
101 Top Products | January 10, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Building Design+Construction readers select their top products for the past 15 months in the second annual 1...

January 10, 2019 | ALPOLIC

How Metal Composite Materials Brought New Life to the Denver Skyline.

Uptown waterloo ontario

Uptown Waterloo, Ont. Wikimedia Commons, Giligone

Codes and Standards | January 10, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Geothermal heating, living wall among notable features.

Woman using a tablet to view an unbuilt project on a jobsite

Umbra employee Elina Nygård uses a tablet to view a BIM model on site before construction has begun. While this could be done in VR, augmented reality allows for the model to be explored in the actual environment where the completed building will exist. AR gives architects and clients the most realistic walkthrough of an unbuilt structure possible. Courtesy Umbra

BIM and Information Technology | January 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Could new technology that simplifies the transfer of BIM models to augmented reality push AEC firms to go all in on e...

Skilled labor shortages continue to make off-site fabrication and construction attractive

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Building Team | January 10, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But the AEC industry’s “culture” impedes greater acceptance, according to a recent National Institute of Building Sci...

Rendering of Park Tower high-rise

Courtesy Goettsch

High-rise Construction | January 10, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The amenities that set this 605-foot-tall building apart are its 50,000 sf of outdoor and open spaces that include 14...

Our robotic future: Assessing AI's impact on the AEC profession and the built environment

Photo: Pixabay

AEC Tech | January 09, 2019 | Lance Hosey, FAIA, Design Director, Gensler

This is the first in a series by Lance Hosey, FAIA, on how automation is disrupting design and construction.

Codes and Standards | January 09, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Moody’s economist says costs including mortgage rates worsening situation.

Water jet packs in a crystal lagoon

The Epperson master planned community in Tampa, Fla., features the first operational crystalline water lagoon in the U.S. Courtesy Cole Media.

Game Changers | January 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

As the competition for highly coveted tenants and patrons heats up, developers take the amenities arms race to new ex...

101 Top Products | January 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best window and door products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are Schlage's M Collection, M...

101 Top Products | January 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best structural products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are Rockfon's Plenum Barrier, Nudu...

101 Top Products | January 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best interior products products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are California Faucets Ultr...

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