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Office Building Design | February 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The factory will immerse employees and visitors in nature from all sides.

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Architects | April 22, 2016 | CallisonRTKL blog | Kirill Pivovarov

CallisonRTKL’s Kirill Pivovarov explores how densification can lead to increased productivity and innovation in the w...

Construction begins on RUR Architecture DPC’s Taipei Pop Music Center’s South Site

Taipei Pop Music Center’s North Site (background) and South Site (foreground). All renderings: Jesse Reiser + Nanako Umemoto. Click here for larger image.

Performing Arts Centers | April 22, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The designers believe the center, which will have performance areas, production spaces, and a hall of fame, will be t...

Public-private partnership used to fund Long Beach Civic Center Project

Long Beach Civic Center. Plenary Properties Long Beach LLC (developer), Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate and Clark Construction (contractor), Skidmore Owings & Merrill (architect)

Government Buildings | April 22, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Arup served as a lead advisor and oversaw financial, commercial, real estate, design, engineering, and cost consultin...

Coatings | April 22, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

The process has made pre-painted metals a top choice for builders because of the aesthetic, environmental, performanc...

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Revised 2015 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction available

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Wood | April 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

American Wood Council Document offers design information for structural applications.

An example of what can be done with mixed reality devices, such as Microsoft's HoloLens (pictured). Photo: Microsoft Sweden, flickr Creative Commons

Augmented Reality | April 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Magic Leap and Microsoft’s HoloLens are just two examples of mixed reality technology on the horizon that are determi...

New renderings released for Herzog & de Meuron’s National Library of Israel

Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron (via Dezeen). Click here for larger view.

Library | April 21, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The library is based around the light well in the center of a concave roof, a feature that will illuminate the spacio...

Photo: Dewalt.

Contractors | April 21, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The Android-powered device is waterproof, dustproof, weatherproof, and can withstand drops up to six feet.


Ingenhoven Architects unveils plans for two Tokyo towers

Renderings courtesy Ingenhoven Architects. Click here to enlarge image.

High-rise Construction | April 21, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Toranomon District will add a business and a residential high-rise, both of which feature green and energy-effici...

U.K. imposes BIM requirement on government projects

Image: Tyler Disney/YouTube screenshot.

BIM and Information Technology | April 21, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

U.S. unlikely to follow suit.


OMA reveals designs for its first Tokyo skyscraper

Renderings courtesy OMA. Click here to enlarge.

High-rise Construction | April 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The goal is for the Toranomon Hills Station Tower to transform its neighborhood and serve as a hub for international...

Photo: screenshot from YouTube video

Seismic Design | April 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Kengo Kuma developed the rods, which are stronger and lighter than iron.

5 ways rapid tech growth can drive sustainability leadership in Seattle

Rendering of the new Expedia campus bike trails, courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (via Paladino).

Sustainability | April 20, 2016 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Nash Emrich

Paladino's Nash Emrich writes that Seattle can keep its edge in sustainability by leveraging new energy performance t...

New HOK CEO Bill Hellmuth

Architects | April 20, 2016 | HOK

Hellmuth has been HOK's President since 2005. The firm will be led by a design principal for the first time since 199...

AIA: Architecture Billings Index ends first quarter on upswing

Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.

Market Data | April 20, 2016 | AIA

The multi-family residential sector fared the best. The Midwest was the only U.S. region that didn't see an increase...

OSHA updates eye and face protection standards in final rule

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Codes and Standards | April 20, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Becomes effective April 26.


All Stor Self Storage, a year-old self-storage facility with 600 units in Austin, Texas, is located near one of that city's largest subdivisions. Its design needed to blend in with its residential surroundings. Image: Preferred Self Storage Builders. 

Industrial Facility | April 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Self-storage facilities are blending into neighborhoods better, and competing for rentals from women, their primary c...

Rendering Courtesy of MVRDV and Traumhaus

Urban Planning | April 19, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Blending traditional families with young couples and the newly retired, MVRDV hopes to transform traditional suburbs...

Steel Construction and Products | April 19, 2016 | Kenny Stoner |

Not having a complete understanding of what the steel line is can affect the building process, causing delays and pro...

AIA announces 2016 Library Building Awards winners

Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch. Photo: © Hedrich Blessing/SOM

Library | April 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Snøhetta’s Ryerson University student center and the Billings (Mont.) Public Library by Will Bruder+Partners highligh...

CBRE: Seniors housing industry shifts its focus from real estate to business

Kingsway Retirement Village in Belle Plaine, Minn. Photo: waicontinuum/Creative Commons

Senior Living Design | April 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Last year was a strong year for the sector, which saw records set in per-unit pricing and low capitalization rates....

Chicago to install 500 sensors through its Array of Things data project

Downtown Chicago. Photo: jonathan hartsaw/Creative Commons.

Big Data | April 18, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The devices will track traffic, light, air quality, and temperatures. The data will be made available to the public....

Efficiency finance pilot project to spur retrofits on existing buildings

Photo: Wally Gobetz/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | April 18, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

EDF and PG&E team up on interest-free loans for qualified projects.


ASHRAE releases proposed energy standard for historic buildings

Historic buildings in Milwaukee. Photo: Ian Freimuth/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | April 18, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Designed to balance with preservation requirements.


An aerial view of Folsom Field at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which has recently completed an extensive expansion and renovation of its sports complex that included the addition of a new Sports and Medicine Performance Center, built in partnership with Boulder Community Health and open to the public. Image: Courtesy of Mortenson Construction

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This two-year project enhances the experiences of athletes and fans alike.

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Industry Research | April 15, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Nonresidential construction has gotten off to a hot start this year and looks to gain even more momentum throughout t...

A Python scripting lesson at the TexFab Dynamo workshop. Photo: Proving Ground

AEC Tech | April 15, 2016 | Nathan Miller |

Even if learning to code does not personally interest you, the growing demand for having these capabilities in an arc...

One of the documentaries offered by ACB focuses on the Pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser at Saqqara (pictured), the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Photo Credit: Olaf Tausch, Wikimedia Commons

Architects | April 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Arts & Culture Bureau YouTube channel offers architectural documentaries about structures and works that span...

Creating a home for eldercare using the ‘Green House’ design concept

Sketch: VOA Associates

Senior Living Design | April 14, 2016 | Stantec Blog | Douglas J. King, AIA, NCARB, CSI, ACHA

VOA Associates’ Douglas King offers design considerations in implementing the Green House concept in eldercare for co...

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Industry Research | April 14, 2016 | Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Despite a slight regression, nonresidential construction confidence is still in positive territory

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