A rendering of the 42,500-sf, $29 million Innovation and Discovery Center at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., which broke ground last October. Kinsley Construction is the GC on the project, designed by Ellenzweig. Last year, spending on education construction spending rose nationally by 6.5% to $88.9 billion. And a new survey of preK-12 school districts and colleges finds strong construction and renovation activities underway this year. The Ursinus project should be completed in time for the fall 2018 semester. Image: Ellenzweig

School Construction | February 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Surveys of school districts and colleges, though, raise questions about financing for future projects.


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GF Construction, led by Charles and Jerry Fombrun, designed an industrial manufacturing development in Haiti that spa...

AIA is positive about spending growth for nonresidential building over the next two years, but notes this sector might be at the tail end of the current construction cycle. Image: Unsplash via Pixabay

Market Data | January 31, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Expects another double-digit growth year for office construction, but a more modest uptick for health-related buildin...

Transportation & Parking Facilities | January 31, 2017 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Amanda Cunningham

In 2014, Americans spent an average of 42 hours per year sitting in traffic jams.

Rendering courtesy of FitzGerald Associates Architects

High-rise Construction | January 31, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 44-story tower will provide 492 rental units and a retail podium.

January 31, 2017 | Powered by Nichiha

Architects share how color trends impact the built world

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Codes and Standards | January 31, 2017 | Peter Fabris Contributing Editor

New approach to resiliency examined in French Polynesia.

BD+C’s new AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live!, will take place May 11, 2017, at Venue Six10 in Chicago.

AEC Tech | January 30, 2017 | BD+C Staff

This fast-paced forum will showcase 18 business and tech visionaries from AEC Giant firms, who will explore the futur...

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Codes and Standards | January 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

More tightly packed cities would cut building emissions significantly, study says.

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Building Technology | January 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Data from sensors built into HVAC units paired with a machine learning algorithm predicted 76 out of 124 real faults...

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Cultural Facilities | January 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The transformed building would provide space for street sports, street culture, and street art.

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Hotel Facilities | January 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The redevelopment project got underway last summer and is expected to be completed in 2018.

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Codes and Standards | January 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

It would be the first such requirement in the U.S.

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Architects | January 27, 2017 | AIA

Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA and the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship receive the 2017 Collaborative Acievement Awar...

Building Technology | January 27, 2017 | SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog | Cecilia Gunning

In the future, we envision that the smart technology in our phones will be embedded in the items we wear and the obje...

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Sustainability | January 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over it’s 60-year lifespan, the power generated form the project would cover the energy cost of construction, product...

Silverstein Properties original two-tower design. Rendering courtesy of Oppenheim Architecture + Design.

High-rise Construction | January 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The company has gone from a two-tower design, to a supertall, and now, supposedly, back to a two-tower design.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | January 26, 2017 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Jennifer Williams

Human performance facilities are emerging as a new way for people to attend to their overall wellness.

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High-rise Construction | January 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Equipped with hanging gardens and a panoramic viewpoint for its top tier, Jardins de l’Arche Tower will rise in Paris...

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Architects | January 26, 2017 | AIA

The award honors significant contributions to public architecture.

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Mixed-Use | January 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $500 million complex will begin pre-leasing in winter, 2017 and open for move-in early in 2018. 

A design rendering for a single new terminal at Kansas City International Airport. That project is one of 50 that the Trump administration has prioritized for immediate attention and funding support. Republicans and Democrats are also staking their claim to rebuilding America's infrastructure, with plans that vary widely in terms of favoring either private or public financing. Image: City of Kansas City

Projects | January 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Both parties are talking about $1 trillion in spending over the next decade. How projects will be funded, though, rem...

Rendering of First Community Village showcases the positioning of the fitness center and spa near the front of the community. Rendering courtesy of three: living architecture.

Senior Living Design | January 25, 2017 | three: living architecture

The evolution of attracting Baby Boomers versus the Silent Generation.

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Codes and Standards | January 25, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

EUI could push sustainability through market-driven approach.

Rendering courtesy of Johnson Nathan Strohe.

Hotel Facilities | January 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 1883 Denver Hose Company No.1 building will be fully restored as part of the project.

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Last year, Dubai completed the world's first fully functional 3-D printed office. Dubai wants 25% of its buildings to use 3D printing technology by 2030, and is working with U.S.-based Cazza Construction Technologies, which is building a 3D crane apparatus for larger projects. Image: Government of UEA


Building Technology | January 24, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Cazza Construction Technologies is building a crane that it claims can layer more than 2,000 sf of concrete per day....

Retail Centers | January 24, 2017 | CallisonRTKL blog | Bret Wiggins

CallisonRTKL's Bret Wiggins discusses how to design the retail environment in a way that taps into the shopper psyche...

Rendering courtesy of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture 

Architects | January 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The renderings are meant to show the potential of the site located in the heart of the Chicago Loop.

Rendering courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Sustainability | January 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

At the heart of Vincent Callebaut Architectures’ eco-neighborhood will be three 100-meter-tall Vertical Forests.

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