The 190,000-sf Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, which opens next month on the campus of the University of Southern California, will provide research and lab space for the Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Medical schools. This is the largest building on campus, and its construction required more than 50,000 yards of soil to be exported, 4.5 million pounds of concrete and rebar for poured-in-place floors and walls, and 2,000-plus steel embeds for a suspended clean room plenum leel and exterior masonry. Image: USC

University Buildings | October 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building is designed to maximize recruitment and interaction of scientists and researchers.

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Building Team | January 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The proposal was the winning entry in a design competition asking for ways to strengthen the identity of the Arizona...

Park West, a 3,400-plus bed student housing complex at Texas A&M, is the university system's fifth public-private parternship in the county. Image: Weitz Company, courtesy of Servitas

University Buildings | January 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Developers hope the early opening of some units sets the tone for the community and future rentals.

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Codes and Standards | January 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

One plan calls for building in areas predicted to be flooded during high tides as sea levels rise.

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Codes and Standards | January 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Requires tracking of performance data and progress toward goals. 

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Library | January 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 110,000-sm library will be built in Pudong District and sit next to Century Park, Shanghai’s largest park.

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Market Data | January 09, 2017 | American Council of Engineering Companies

The boost in firm leader optimism extends across almost the entire engineering marketplace.

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Codes and Standards | January 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Canada, India, Brazil, and Korea round out top 5.

Higher Education | January 09, 2017 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | David Sheehan

These environments have less, but more efficient, personal space with more shared and amenity space, writes Perkins+W...

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Building Materials | January 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As setting foot on Mars becomes a more realistic goal, the search for how to best develop Architecture for the Red Pl...

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High-rise Construction | January 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building was designed by Rafael Viñoly and is scheduled for completion in 2019.

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Building Team | January 06, 2017 | CannonDesign

“The Final Rule presents a considerable update to the life safety directives most healthcare systems have become accu...

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Codes and Standards | January 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Remote operated camera systems are being used to mitigate risk in real time.

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40 Under 40 | January 05, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Calling all AEC superstars! If you are under the age of 40 as of August 31, 2017, it's time to enter BD+C’s 12th annu...

Architectural licensure authorities in Australia and New Zealand have agreed to a process through which architects in the U.S. can earn licenses in those countries. More than half of the licensing boards in the U.S. have signed onto this arrangement, which took two years to work out. Pixabay Public Domain

Architects | January 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NCARB finalizes reciprocal agreement with Australia and New Zealand.

Seaholm Power Plant Redevelopment, Austin, Texas, a Gold Award winner in BD+C's 2016 Reconstruction Awards. Photo: Casey Dunn Photography

Reconstruction Awards | January 05, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Only projects completed or occupied between January 1, 2016 and July 14, 2017 are eligible.

The global market for products and services related to achieving net zero energy in residential and commercial buildings is projected to hit $1.4 trillion by 2035. Image: Navigant Research

Energy Efficiency | January 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology and regulations will be the drivers, says Navigant Research.

Market Data | January 05, 2017 | ABC

Many construction firms have reported that they remain busy but have become concerned that work could dry up in certa...

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Codes and Standards | January 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Efforts to scale back efficiency requirements largely defeated.

The Grand Lobby at the Chicago Athletic Association building, a Platinum Award winner in BD+C's 2016 Reconstruction Awards. Photo: Brad Pogatetz Photography

Reconstruction Awards | January 04, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The 2017 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects, based on overall d...

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Architects | January 04, 2017 | Hinge Blog | Sylvia Montgomery, CPSM

Exceptional seller-doers have the ability to ask the right questions, and more importantly, listen.

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Codes and Standards | January 04, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A Trulia study contradicts longstanding fears.

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High-rise Construction | January 04, 2017 | GenslerOn | Russell Gilchrist

In spite of the ability to build tall and taller buildings—usually fully glazed, often in extreme climates with incre...

Glass and Glazing | January 03, 2017 | Bill O'Keeffe |

Our mission is to produce appealing architectural products that protect people while providing our customers with exp...

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Building Team | January 03, 2017 | BD+C Staff

If your firm is not converting at least a third of project proposals when competing for new work, it may be time to r...

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Codes and Standards | January 03, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Sensors and Internet of Things devices will have to be embedded in infrastructure.

AIGA headquarters, New York. Photo: James Ewing / OTTO, courtesy Perkins Eastman

Giants 300 | January 03, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Ranking the nation’s largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms. Giants 300 surveys are due Friday, Ap...

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Building Team Awards | January 03, 2017 | BD+C Staff

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

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Building Team | December 30, 2016 | David Barista |

Women AEC professionals need you to take action. 

Wayfinding trends: Modern digital signage caters to personal tastes and profiles of shoppers

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Retail Centers | December 23, 2016 | CallisonRTKL blog | Cody Clark

Applications like Bluetooth-driven Beacon systems and cellular Wi-Fi systems can now be used to help people navigate...

Certain municipalities are doing away with or significantly reducing the number of required parking spaces in new urban developments by incentivizing developers and residents to promote and use alternative modes of transportation or services like Uber and Lyft. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

December 23, 2016 | Dan Doyle, President, The Beach Company

Savvy developers and their Building Teams must adopt creative solutions to 4 multifamily trends that will appeal to a...

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