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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Codes and Standards | June 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Case pertained to construction of condo development that was not fire code-compliant.

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Codes and Standards | June 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

State’s codes have not been updated since 2009.

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Architects | June 19, 2017 | Brenda Radmacher, Partner, Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman

Logical and well-planned steps to effective negotiation.

535 Carlton, an 18-story, 298-unit building in the Pacific Park section of Brooklyn, N.Y., will be that neighborhood's first 100% affordable housing building. Greenland Forest City Partners is the developer. The latest report from Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies states that affordable for-sale and rental housing remains in short supply in many U.S. markets. Image: Office of the Mayor/Max Touhy

Market Data | June 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Joint Center for Housing Studies’ latest report expects minorities and millennials to account for the lion’s shar...

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Industry Research | June 16, 2017 | Karl Feldman, Account Director, Hinge

Not to be confused with the branding of your firm overall, your employer brand is defined by your reputation as a wor...

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Green | June 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture wants to create a school powered by the River Thames.

Metals | June 15, 2017 | Star Building Systems

In order to maintain hygienic cleanliness inside the facility, smooth, continuous wall surfaces with a minimum number...

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Industry Research | June 15, 2017 | USG Corporation (USG) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce

USG Corporation (USG) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce release survey results gauging confidence among industry leaders....

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Codes and Standards | June 15, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Campus plans include photovoltaic arrays and geothermal ground source heat pumps.

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Green | June 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A 600-meter treetop path culminates with a 45-meter-tall spiraling observation deck.

This year's Radical Innovation competition singled out for an honorable mention a hospitality concept called Garden House, devised by a student from the U.K.-based Architectural Association School of Architecture, that is super energy efficient. Image: Courtesy of John Hardy Group

Hotel Facilities | June 14, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Original hospitality design concepts lean on enhancing traveler comfort and mobility.  

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Building Team Awards | June 14, 2017 | BD+C Editors

Of the 17 projects, one received a Platinum Award, six received Gold Awards, six received Silver Awards, two received...

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Building Team Awards | June 14, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Dubai kicks off 3D-printing tech initiative with a novel office project.

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Building Team Awards | June 14, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Nonprofit HQ fitout improves functionality, accessibility for blind and low-vision individuals.

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3D Printing | June 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is a lab for research on drones and 3D printing technology.

After Paris: What’s at stake for the building industry

Photo during a leader event of COP 21/CMP 11 - Paris Climate Change Conference, via Flickr Creative Commons

Green | June 14, 2017 | Adele Houghton, AIA, MPH, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, ND

In the wake of President Trump’s unilateral decision to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, many...

The GPX FireFloor System has the largest tested and listed individual glass panel sizes for fully-supported and butt-glazed 1-2 hour fire resistive glass floor applications. Photo credit: Mike Schwartz Photography

Fire-Rated Products | June 13, 2017 | SaftiFirst

SAFTI FIRST supplied a single glass unit comprised of non-slip rated Starphire tempered laminated Glass with...

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Wood | June 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building’s design, building materials, and commercial tenants are all focused on the key aspect of sustainability...

June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Bluebeam’s Sasha Reed discusses why AEC leaders should give their teams permission to responsibly break things and creat...
June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
SageGlass CEO Dr. Alan McLenaghan reviews how biophilic design and new technologies, such as dynamic glass, create a gre...
June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
NCI Building Systems’ Jonathan O'Leary discusses why AEC firms must rely on their partners to simplify the business...
June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Brent Slawnikowski of FARO Technologies and Jennifer Suerth of Pepper Construction discuss how implementation of laser s...

To accommodate its rapid growth, WeWork, the coworker office space redeveloper, has acquired Fieldlens, whose app streamlines jobsite communication and management.  Pictured is one of WeWork's locations in Hollywood, Calif.  Image: WeWork

Office Building Design | June 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Fieldlens helps turn jobsites into social networks. 

June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Architect and materials guru Blaine Brownell reveals emerging trends and applications that are transforming the technolo...

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Building Team Awards | June 13, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Building Team converts 1940s campus into a sleek, modern home for U.S. intelligence agencies.

June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Thornton Tomasetti’s Jonatan Schumacher presents the firm’s business model for developing, incubating, and delivering cu...

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Building Team Awards | June 13, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Leadership training center becomes New England’s first Passive House building.

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Codes and Standards | June 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New joint venture will deliver enhanced services and support tools and programs throughout Canada.

June 13, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Yazdani’s Ben Juckes discusses the firm’s tech-centric culture, where scripting has become an every-project occurrence a...
Fire-Rated Products | June 13, 2017 | Bill O'Keeffe |

The ASTM E-119 test is the most stringent and most difficult test to pass for all fire rated glazing assemblies.

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