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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Green | October 06, 2016 | AIA, BD+C Staff

More buildings are meeting certain goals, but energy intensity reduction results have flat lined

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Green | October 06, 2016 | USGBC

Arc is a platform that will allow any building to participate and immediately start measuring performance, make impro...

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Codes and Standards | October 05, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Mayor de Blasio also announces increased solar generation goals

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Building Technology | October 05, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 34,000-sf facility will host teams from academia, industry, and practice doing work in fields including digital f...

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Resiliency | October 05, 2016 | David Malone

The building has achieved REDi Gold Rating, resilience-based design guidelines developed by Arup that establish a new...

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High-rise Construction | October 05, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 65-story tower will be primarily office space and has an estimated development cost of $3.2 billion

Building Team | October 04, 2016 | Sasha Reed |

As the construction industry bounces back from the Great Recession, an entirely new class of tech-savvy construction...

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Codes and Standards | October 04, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new standards will produce better transparency and are said to benefit investors.

Architects | October 04, 2016 | PDR Blog | Larry Lander

Larry Lander, a Principal with PDR and a registered architect, discusses how modularity can improve a workplace for t...

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Market Data | October 04, 2016 | ABC

Public sector spending is declining faster than the private sector.

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Green | October 04, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Designed by Heerim Architects & Planners, The Clear Orb would produce just under 600 million gallons of clean wat...

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Sustainability | October 04, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The skyscraper received the certification despite a setback caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Considerable challenges posed by the height of the buildings. Narrow streets enclosed by high rise structures removed any option of using GPS survey methods. Everything needed to be shot via line-of-sight measurement. (Image from Google Earth Pro).

BIM and Information Technology | October 03, 2016 | Ty Barksdale, 3D Project Manager, DeWalt Corporation

DeWalt Corporation, which has completed thousands of surveys over the last 50 years, began using 3D laser scanning te...

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October 03, 2016 | HDR Insights | Joel Worthington, Strategic Innovation Designer

Know what you're working toward, be empathetic, and listen actively are three tips HDR's Joel Worthington suggests fo...

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Industry Research | October 03, 2016 | Structure Tone

Climate change, resilience and wellness are also growing concerns.

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Urban Planning | October 03, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project has stalled since being proposed two years ago by former Mayor Karl Dean.

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Education Facility | October 03, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The expansion marks the first phase of the two-phase project.

Sustainability | October 03, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Toyota of Corvallis has also joined a few other Toyota dealerships around the country to achieve LEED Platinum certif...

Seven buildings are part of the University of Kentucky Residential Revival project, once complete they all are seeking LEED certification.

University Buildings | October 03, 2016 | Trim-Tex

Residential spaces that need to meet high traffic demands while accommodating an ever-changing populace creates a uni...

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Office Building Design | September 30, 2016 | GenslerOn | Lena Kitson + Kimberly Foster

No matter how lavish the amenities, they’ll prove ineffective in making any kind of positive impact if they don’t ali...

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Architects | September 30, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Architect Ignas Lukaskas worked in conjunction with Vieta and the Vilnius Street Art festival to transform the buildi...

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Transit Facilities | September 30, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The public will now judge the five proposals by providing comments and feedback.

Insulation | September 30, 2016 | Icynene

A continuous insulation solution offers a cost-effective and high-performance option for exterior commercial wall con...

Venture Construction Group and Mule-Hide Products contributed about 80% of the materials and labor needed to replace the roof of the YMCA of Treasure Coast's SportsWorld facility, which had been damaged by a hail storm but also suffered from years of neglect. Image: Venture Construction Group of Florida.

Roofing | September 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The owner of Venture Construction Group says that caring for his father changed his perspective about work and life. ...

HOK will now promote the benefits for buildings to follow the performance criteria of the WELL Building standard. Image: HOK

Architects | September 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

They are also working on the first WELL-certified city district, in Tampa, Fla. 

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University Buildings | September 29, 2016 | ALPOLIC

The largest building on campus, it was designed by Flad Architects...

After the interviews are over, write a thoughtful, individualized thank-you note to everyone you encountered at the hiring firm.

Building Team | September 29, 2016 | Design Force | AHMED KURTOM, MANAGING DIRECTOR

A well-written thank-you note can land you the job you've been looking for.

Don't be afraid to seek information about job opportunities at AEC firms.

September 29, 2016 | Design Force | AHMED KURTOM, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Top tips for getting that AEC-industry job you’ve always dreamed of in today’s virtual world.

Architects | September 29, 2016 | CallisonRTKL blog | Harold Thompson, AIA, LEED AP, CallisonRTKL

Innovation and sustainability drive an increasingly global design culture in Dubai.

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Codes and Standards | September 29, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Big gains are expected in both commercial and residential markets.

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