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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Applying modern energy codes to building envelope retrofits [AIA course]

Roofing contractors apply insulation to an existing building. Building Teams should review the potential for increased moisture accumulation, condensation, and freeze-thaw before routinely adding insulation to older buildings. Photos courtesy Hoffmann Architects

Green | October 27, 2016 | Bradley T. Carmichael, PE

When applying current energy codes to existing buildings, a number of issues arise, particularly where the building e...

Ultima® Total Acoustics™ ceiling panels (foreground) absorb noise in the lobby of the Inova Women’s and Children’s Hospital and prevent it from traveling into adjacent spaces. The MetalWorks™ RH200 ceiling panels (background) in a warm, wood-look finish impart a welcoming quality to the space while providing added noise control.
Healthcare Facilities | October 26, 2016 | Armstrong Ceilings

A myriad of acoustical ceiling solutions aid in patient comfort and recuperation.

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Codes and Standards | October 26, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Only 4% of projects have met the 70% energy savings target.

Office Building Design | October 26, 2016 | LPA Blog | Karen Thomas, CID / LEED AP BD+C

With a continued focus on providing more with less, companies across all industries are continually driving their wor...

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Wood | October 26, 2016 | Mark Halverson |

Fast-rising designers Ben Kasdan and Blake Jackson offer candid perspectives from both coasts on the merits—and chall...

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High-rise Construction | October 26, 2016 | CTBUH and BD+C Staff

The top firm has worked on almost one-fifth of the 100 tallest buildings in the world.

Photo: Hufton & Crow via Zaha Hadid Architects

Office Building Design | October 26, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The office is located in Moscow’s southern district.

The 450,000-sf Jerome L. Greene Science Center, which opens officially next spring, is the centerpiece of Columbia University's 17-acre, $6.3 billion Manhattanville campus in New York. This campus's design and programming emphasize the university's connection to the surrounding neighborhood.  Image: BD+C

University Buildings | October 25, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Transparency to the surrounding community played a big role in the campus’s design.

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Codes and Standards | October 25, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

According to advocates, communities should consider increased resiliency.

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Industry Research | October 25, 2016 | HOK/CoreNet Global

“Although coworking space makes up less than one percent of the world’s office space, it represents an important work...

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High-rise Construction | October 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Residents are beginning to question if the tower, which exists in a major earthquake fault zone, is safe.

Multifamily Housing | October 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lumiere Developments says the building will generate enough energy to offer residents ‘Free Energy For Life.’

Drones | October 25, 2016 | Doug Clark |

People in the construction business are finding all sorts of great applications for drones, including the inspection...

Roofing | October 24, 2016 | Duro-Last

Designers for the project initially thought patching and repairs would be sufficient for the 35-year-old, 17,000 squa...

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Codes and Standards | October 24, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Commercial and residential structures are both included in the total.

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Codes and Standards | October 24, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The 2016 list bears a strong resemblance to the 2015 list.

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Market Data | October 24, 2016 | Dodge Data & Analytics

Dodge Outlook Report predicts moderate growth for most project types – single family housing, commercial and institut...

Architects | October 24, 2016 | AAP

The AAP recognizes the most outstanding architecture worldwide across three disciplines: architecture, interior desig...

70-million electron volt cyclotron 

Healthcare Facilities | October 24, 2016 | Viega

The 70 MeV, 140-ton cyclotron was manufactured by Ion Beam Applications (IBA) in Belgium. 

Coatings | October 24, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

The exterior transformation of the Maryland home used aluminum Opaline metal panels from ATAS International, Inc., co...

Spending on Construction Put in Place has almost completely recovered from the hit it took during the recession. But spending in the Education sector continues to be well below its latest peak. Image: JLL 

School Construction | October 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Post-recession slump suggests a settling in at a “normal” level similar to the mid aughts.

40 Under 40 | October 21, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Forty individuals who have distinguished themselves by their career achievements, service to their professions and co...

Architects | October 21, 2016 | HDR Insights | Lynn Mignola, Strategic Facilities Planner

Sometimes people look only for the simple answer and don’t understand that there is a calculated process to get there...

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Architects | October 21, 2016 | AIA

The program honors projects that highlight collaboration between design and construction teams to create better proce...

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Codes and Standards | October 21, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The market growth is a signal of future opportunities.

Photo: Chuck Choi

Architects | October 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The pavilion uses sound to represent the movement of the International Space Station and 19 earth satellites.

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High-rise Construction | October 21, 2016 | CTBUH and BD+C Staff

Two firms stand well above the others when it comes to the number of tall buildings they have designed.

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Urban Planning | October 20, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The detailed master plan for Phase 2 of Masdar City has been unveiled by CBT.

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Higher Education | October 20, 2016 | Ken Higa and Josh Vel

Planning for places that foster effective innovation is still an emerging process, but the constant pressure on unive...

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