A handheld scanner being used

The FARO Freestyle 3D handheld laser scanner was used to quickly capture precise measurements in One Liberty Plaza’s mechanical room. The device connects directly to a Microsoft Pro Surface tablet and has 3D point accuracy ≤1.5mm and an indoor scanning volume of up to 8m³. Photo: Actus3D.

BIM and Information Technology | October 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The emergence of handheld 3D laser scanners has been a boon for firms looking to lower costs and speed up turnaround time.

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The front door and facade of Domain West Hollywood

Photo: Adrian Tiemens

Mixed-Use | September 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new development will feature 166 units and 9,000 sf of ground-floor retail.

The Indigo Hotel

The Indigo Hotel in downtown Los Angeles will recall eras of that city's history with art in different rooms and areas. (Note the art in the ceiling of the hotel's Sky Bar.) Saiful Bouquet was the structural engineer for the project. Photo courtesy HBA.

Giants 300 | September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Swinerton, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’...

The 250-key Paséa Hotel & Spa, which opened a year ago in Huntington Beach, Calif., is loaded with amenities that include a deck-level restaurant situated between the pool and the 191,000-sf Pacific City retail center. The restaurant’s wine and liquor are stored (and displayed) on several floors that lead to a bar on the roof of the restaurant, illuminated by an umbrella-like light fixture. Photo courtesy Pacific Hospitality Group and WATG

Giants 300 | September 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Because hotels can take as long as six years to complete, spotting trends—and differentiating them from fads—is tough...

Students in the University of Nebraska Manter Hall
Laboratories | September 22, 2017 | HDR Insights | June Hanley

Here is how the See + Hear + Do = Remember mantra can be applied to maker spaces and instructional labs.

Design giants merge: FKP joins CannonDesign

FKP-design projects: (left) Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, and (right) Nemours’ A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. Photos courtesy FKP

Architects | September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff + CannonDesign

The deal strengthens CannonDesign’s pediatric healthcare expertise, establishes presence in Texas and Ohio.

Developer ARK Group is hoping that its newly opened, 17-acre Irving Music Factory in Texas has the same drawing power as ARK’s entertainment district in Charlotte, N.C., AvidXchange MusicFactory, which had around 1.8 million visitors in 2016. Courtesy Gensler

Mixed-Use | September 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some entertainment districts are going light on retail, partly because “the bulk of the leasing demand is for dining...

A high-rise hotel shot from below

Photo: AHL

Giants 300 | September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

NV5 Global, WSP, and DeSimone Consulting Engineers top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest hotel sector e...

The swimming pool at the Hilton Jinan swimming pool, designed by Wilson Associates

The swimming pool at the Hilton Jinan swimming pool, designed by Wilson Associates. Photo: WIlson Associates

Giants 300 | September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, WATG and Wimberly Interiors, and HKS top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest hotel sector archit...

Building Team | September 21, 2017 | Steven Burns |

Projects are the backbone of the way you do business. Isn’t it time that you step up their analysis?

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

40 Under 40 | September 21, 2017 | By BD+C Staff

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

Prefab construction of a house
Market Data | September 21, 2017 | AIA

Design services remain in high demand across all regions and in all major sectors.

A construction crane
Codes and Standards | September 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cranes rated for 140 mph winds didn’t hold up to 100 mph gusts.

Red hot air balloons
Market Data | September 21, 2017 | Hinge Blog | Karl Feldman

Brand research is a process that firms can use to measure their reputation and visibility in the marketplace.

The exterior of the new Mountain Park Health Center clinic
Healthcare Facilities | September 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new space was designed with community input to be used by patients and non-patients alike.

The interior of a 60 Orchard Street condo with a NanaWall

Photo: Courtesy NanaWall

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

NanaWall panels add a unique dimension to condos at 60 Orchard Street in New York City.

The Tomscot luxury apartment community in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Two resort-style pool decks with a spa and wading pool highlight the amenities at the luxury apartment community The Tomscot, Scottsdale, Ariz. The units in the main level are designated as live-work space for residents. The Weitz Co.

Giants 300 | September 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Since the current multifamily boom took off in 2010, most activity has focused on large urban areas.

A closeup of a dollar bill
Codes and Standards | September 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Access to better financing, tax incentives, rent premiums, among the benefits to greener buildings.

Kids walking outside of a school
K-12 Schools | September 20, 2017 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Rachael Dumas

School structures offer a unique opportunity as they can often double as community centers and serve as shelters in t...

Employees in the new Stantec office in Midtown Manhattan

Photo courtesy of Stantec

Office Building Design | September 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new location provides the firm with 40,000 sf of space.

A pool table, tables, and chairs in a communal space at Loft Five50
Multifamily Housing | September 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Loft Five50 will add 137 housing units to Lawrence, Mass.

4 people speaking on a panel
BIM and Information Technology | September 19, 2017 | Mike Landers |

In the first part of a four-part series, Bluebeam VP Sasha Reed sat down with industry experts to examine the need fo...

Torch cutters working on a project

Photo courtesy of Barton Mallow

Multifamily Housing | September 19, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Lendlease, Suffolk Construction, and Clark Group top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest multifamily sect...

A workspace in an office
Codes and Standards | September 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

2016 saw a slight rise in total certified U.S. green office space.

A newly developed waterfront space in London

London is creating and redeveloping spaces with strong cultural offerings. Image © Mike Stezycki.

Architects | September 19, 2017 | GenslerOn | Hiro Aso

What does Good Growth mean and how do we set about achieving it?

A contractor working on a project
Contractors | September 19, 2017 | USG Corporation

Hurricane recovery efforts expected to heighten concerns about labor scarcities in the south, where two-thirds of con...

The exterior of the new UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital

Photo: Jim Roof

Healthcare Facilities | September 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital opened for first patient on August 31.

Wetlands at sunset
Codes and Standards | September 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

However, states may step up regulations as feds relax them.

The Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Ill.
Products and Services | September 18, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Duranar Sunstorm from PPG, Fluropon from Valspar, and Extreme Cover from Sherwin-WIlliams are just three of the 12 pr...

A rendering of the Texas Live! development

When it opens next year, the 200,000-sf Texas Live! development will be an integral part of the $4 billion Arlington Entertainment District, which will include a new stadium for the Texas Rangers. Rendering courtesy of The Cordish Companies.

Mixed-Use | September 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Entertainment districts are being planned or are popping up all over the country.

An aerial photograph of the UW Madison campus
Higher Education | September 18, 2017 | SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog | Eric Schuchardt

Recognizing that the future health of the campus and lake are interdependent, this innovative approach will achieve s...

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