Inside 911 call center in San Antonio, where employees can relax

The Bexar Metro 911 Regional Operations Center in Texas includes areas where employees can get brief respites from their stressful jobs. The design and construction emphasize natural light and air quality. Image: Courtesy of Page

Data Centers | July 21, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Operations Center consolidates activities that previously were being handled at 25 locations. 

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Building Team | September 06, 2016 | Design Force | AHMED KURTOM, Managing Principal, Design Force

Mentoring programs at AEC firms can take many forms. Being involved in a mentoring program, as mentor or protege, can...

Lissette Méndez-Boyer (left) and Natalya Shimanovskaya work on their FABRICation project at Beyer Blinder Belle’s New York office. Photo courtesy BBB

AEC Tech | September 06, 2016 | David Barista |

AEC firms are taking a page from the tech industry, by infusing a deep commitment to innovation and disruption into t...

FireLite® fire-rated glazing transfers daylight

September 06, 2016 | Technical Glass Products

The new 173,200 square foot high school includes extensive glazing throughout to provide natural light and visibility...

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Wood | September 06, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new building code prevents any structure with more than three stories from being built from a CLT frame.

Building Team | September 06, 2016 | GWWO Blog | Alan Reed, President and Design Principal

Thoughtful site selection is never about one factor, but rather a confluence of several components that ultimately pr...

High-rise Construction | September 06, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The skyscraper would be the first in Australia to incorporate solar cells in its façade.

Rental vs. purchase: How to minimize job site costs. Photo courtesy of CORT. 

Contractors | September 05, 2016 | CORT

Smart business decisions can mean the difference between being ‘on budget’ and going ‘way over’ budget.  

Market Data | September 02, 2016 | ABC

Nonresidential construction spending has been suppressed over the last year or so with the primary factor being the l...

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Office Building Design | September 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The crown jewel of a three-year makeover project, the LED columns bring the building’s lobby to life.

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2016 Giants Report | September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Perkins+Will, Skanska USA, Webcor Builders, Jacobs, and STV top Building Design+Const...

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2016 Giants Report | September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, BRPH, Fluor Corp., Walbridge, Jacobs, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nat...

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2016 Giants Report | September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, HKS, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and JBA Consulting Engineers top B...

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2016 Giants Report | September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Perkins+Will, PCL Construction Enterprises, Turner Construction Co., AECOM, and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff t...

The retractable roof over Arthur Ashe stadium at the National Tennis Center in New York is a freestanding, 6,500-ton structure whose moveable panels can enclose the facility in seven minutes. Image: USTA/Michael LeBrecht II

Sports and Recreational Facilities | September 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Mushy ground and indoor condensation were just two of the issues this $150 million project presented to its Building...

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2016 Giants Report | September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

DLR Group, NBBJ, Hensel Phelps, Sundt Construction, AECOM, and Dewberry top Building Design+Construction’s annual ran...

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Industry Research | September 01, 2016 | CannonDesign

CannonDesign releases infographic to better help universities obtain more R&D funding.

CertainTeed's Apollo II solar shingles (pictured) are among the few survivors in a market that's seen its share of failed launches. Undautned, new entrants Solar City and the startup Sunflare are trying to make inroads with new solar roofing.  Image: CertainTeed

Roofing Technology | September 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New products will need to overcome problems of aesthetics and efficiency that have plagued past entrants into this fi...

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Codes and Standards | September 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A study found temperatures in the low 70s reduce worker performance.

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Building Team | August 31, 2016 | BD+C Staff

This high-energy, daylong forum will deliver 18 game-changing business and technology innovations from the Giants of...

Celebrating 100 years of service to aviation, aerospace, and defense – aviation is in our DNA. Photo: The Austin Company

Airports | August 31, 2016 | The Austin Company

Austin’s many innovations contributed to the success of our clients by enabling them to operate in more efficient env...

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, Wikipedia Creative Commons

Regulations | August 31, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proposal ‘would essentially rewrite the current 100-year flood standard.’

Image courtesy of National Trust for Historic Preservation via Dezeen.

Events Facilities | August 31, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design proposal won a competition organized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pa...

Main Concert Hall. Image courtesy of Sydney Opera House

Performing Arts Centers | August 31, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Acoustical improvements will be made alongside upgrades in accessibility, efficiency, and flexibility.

Healthcare Facilities | August 30, 2016 | Daniel Waters, Senior Project Manager

A typical PACE center is comprised of a fully functioning and equipped primary care clinic, adult day center and reha...

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2016 Giants Report | August 30, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, LMN Architects, AECOM, Turner Construction Co., and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Building Design+Construct...

2016 Giants Report | August 30, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HOK, Perkins+Will, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and Thornton Tomasetti top Bu...

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Sustainability | August 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Agencies must quantify the specific impacts when possible.

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BIM and Information Technology | August 30, 2016 | CBRE

With dependable cellular and Wi-Fi coverage a must-have amenity for today’s businesses, CBRE to certify in-building n...

A new 23,000-seat football stadium will be a centerpiece within a retail/sports/entertainment/lifestyle village associated with the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.  Image: HKS

Sports and Recreational Facilities | August 29, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $80 million sports facility is among the features planned for a 90-acre mixed-use village.

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Hotel Facilities | August 29, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

 The faux-rainforest will be located at The Rosemont Hotel & Residences Dubai.

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