400 Georgia facade

All renderings courtesy OSO Design + Westbank Projects Corp.

Office Building Design | February 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

OSO and Merrick Architecture designed the building.

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Woman using a tablet to view an unbuilt project on a jobsite

Umbra employee Elina Nygård uses a tablet to view a BIM model on site before construction has begun. While this could be done in VR, augmented reality allows for the model to be explored in the actual environment where the completed building will exist. AR gives architects and clients the most realistic walkthrough of an unbuilt structure possible. Courtesy Umbra

BIM and Information Technology | January 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Could new technology that simplifies the transfer of BIM models to augmented reality push AEC firms to go all in on e...

Skilled labor shortages continue to make off-site fabrication and construction attractive

Photo: Pixabay

Building Team | January 10, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But the AEC industry’s “culture” impedes greater acceptance, according to a recent National Institute of Building Sci...

Rendering of Park Tower high-rise

Courtesy Goettsch

High-rise Construction | January 10, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The amenities that set this 605-foot-tall building apart are its 50,000 sf of outdoor and open spaces that include 14...

Our robotic future: Assessing AI's impact on the AEC profession and the built environment

Photo: Pixabay

AEC Tech | January 09, 2019 | Lance Hosey, FAIA, Design Director, Gensler

This is the first in a series by Lance Hosey, FAIA, on how automation is disrupting design and construction.

Codes and Standards | January 09, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Moody’s economist says costs including mortgage rates worsening situation.

Water jet packs in a crystal lagoon

The Epperson master planned community in Tampa, Fla., features the first operational crystalline water lagoon in the U.S. Courtesy Cole Media.

Game Changers | January 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

As the competition for highly coveted tenants and patrons heats up, developers take the amenities arms race to new ex...

101 Top Products | January 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best window and door products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are Schlage's M Collection, M...

101 Top Products | January 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best structural products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are Rockfon's Plenum Barrier, Nudu...

101 Top Products | January 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best interior products products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are California Faucets Ultr...

101 Top Products | January 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best interior products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are Scranton Products Aria Partition...

Dirty Habit restaurant, Washington, D.C. Photo: SageGlass

Pictured: Dirty Habit restaurant, Washington, D.C., which features 2,042 sf of SageGlass electrochromic glass covering the entire restaurant façade and a skylight, which automatically darkens or clears in response to sun movement throughout the day.

101 Top Products | January 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best glass & glazing products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are AGC Glass' Clearvisio...

Walker Zanger Anti slip around a pool
101 Top Products | January 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best flooring products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are Walker Zanger's Grain Collection...

Codes and Standards | January 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Focus will be on wage violations.

Students in the new Grace Church School expansion

Courtesy Francis Dzikowski

Education Facility | January 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects designed the addition.

Lady using Tyssenkrupp Agile
101 Top Products | January 07, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best building systems products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are Friedrich's FreshAire PT...

Building under construction and by cranes

Courtesy Pixabay

Building Team | January 07, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Despite the positive indicators for the market, AEC professionals remain largely cautious when it comes to growth pro...

Philadelphia Skyline

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | January 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

University/municipal partnership in Philadelphia aims to improve green infrastructure design.

Aerial view of Washington, D.C.

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | January 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes measures to reduce emissions from buildings and transportation.

Lakeyard District's infinity pool and outdoor amenity space

Courtesy BGO Architects.

Multifamily Housing | January 07, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

BGO Architects is designing the project.

Life of an Architect Podcast | January 06, 2019 | Bob Borson, FAIA

All industries have specific tools that make their business work – and architects are no different in this regard. Du...

101 Top Products | January 04, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Among the best building envelope products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are Laticrete's MVIS Veneer...

Design-build, especially as part of P3 agreements, is steadily becoming the preferred contractual delivery method for nonresidential construction. Image: FMI

Building Team | January 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

FMI paper provides clues to what makes these contracts click (or not).

Codes and Standards | January 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New durability requirements for new buildings in the works.

Wind farm

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | January 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

First releases are O+M, BD+C, and ID+C.

Grenoble, France's new mixed-use python building

All photos courtesy Renaud Chaignet

Mixed-Use | January 04, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A Prada bag inspired the design.

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Glass and Glazing | January 03, 2019 | Elizabeth Cotton |

A new Montreal icon features glass in contrasting shades for optimal aesthetic appeal.

Contractor on a job site

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | January 03, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Ruling will prompt review of OSH decision that said GCs cannot be held liable for subs’ violations.

Wood planks

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | January 03, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New provisions to be included in the 2021 International Building Code.

Winco window facade
Products and Services | January 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

These 6 products solved tricky problems on job sites.

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Reconstruction & Renovation | January 02, 2019 | LPA Blog |

With some facilities, a little creativity can save money and salvage a building worth saving. 

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