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Urban Planning | April 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Launched with a Kickstarter campaign, the Chicago Architecture Foundation aims to get No Small Plans into the hands of thousands of Chicago teens.

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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

Photo: Dave Thompson/Creative Commons.

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.

Photo Credit: Tom W. Sulcher, Wikimedia Commons

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...

Wikimedia Commons

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

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

Nichiha’s custom color Illumination Architectural Wall Panels.

Cladding and Facade Systems | April 13, 2016 | Nichiha

The 40-unit apartment building features a checkerboard design with three shades of gray to provide a contemporary faç...

Ford begins 10-year plan to centralize Dearborn, Mich., campus

Rendering courtesy Ford

Industrial Facility | April 13, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The company said that it will rebuild 7.5 million sf of work space over a 10-year period, which will shift 30,000 emp...

How post-frame construction has evolved over the years

Photo: Vermont Timber Works Inc./Wikimedia Commons

Structural Materials | April 13, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The National Frame Building Association released an infographic showing just how far the industry has come since the...

Photo Courtesy of Personal Comfort Systems

Building Tech | April 13, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Not only can the Hyperchair reduce heating and cooling costs and maximize employee comfort, but it can help a company...

Technology defines growth at Ringling College of Arts & Design

Shepley Bulfinch designed the new library at Ringling College of Arts & Design. Images courtesy Ringling College of Arts & Design. Click here for larger view.

University Buildings | April 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Named America's “most wired campus" in 2014, Ringling is adding a library, visual arts center, soundstage, and art mu...

Cubs take a measured approach when planning HD video boards

Photo: Pepper Construction/Chicago Cubs. Click here for larger view.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 13, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Along with the mammoth and super-sharp video boards, Wrigley Field's 1060 Project includes renovated bleachers, upgra...

More than a game: 4 ways sports teams adapt to changing fan preferences

The six-story “patio doors” at the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center will draw in fresh air and let outdoor visitors listen to concerts. Photo: Courtesy AECOM/Sacramento Kings. Click here for larger view.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 13, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

As the cost of tickets, parking, and concessions skyrockets, while home theater technology becomes more affordable, f...

5 ways universities use new buildings to stay competitive

The 9,000-sf, Gensler-designed Fast Forward incubator at Johns Hopkins University has been so popular with entrepreneurs that the university is more than quadrupling a second incubator on its east campus to 30,000 sf. Photo: @Alan Karchmer. Click here for larger view.

University Buildings | April 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

From incubators to innovation centers, schools desire ‘iconic gateways’ that appeal to students, faculty, entrepreneu...

Canadian city fines itself for failing to get a building permit for building renovation

Guelph, Ontario. Photo: TheGiantVermin/Wikimedia Commons.

Codes and Standards | April 13, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Guelph, Ontario, will pay a $1,125 fine to the province.

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