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The FARO Freestyle 3D handheld laser scanner was used to quickly capture precise measurements in One Liberty Plaza’s mechanical room. The device connects directly to a Microsoft Pro Surface tablet and has 3D point accuracy ≤1.5mm and an indoor scanning volume of up to 8m³. Photo: Actus3D.

BIM and Information Technology | October 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The emergence of handheld 3D laser scanners has been a boon for firms looking to lower costs and speed up turnaround time.

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Data Centers | September 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Over the past two years, SmithGroup has been getting more requests from clients for micro data centers.

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2016 Giants Report | September 26, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Leo A Daly, Brasfield & Gorrie, Layton Construction, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s annual...

Sagrada Familia, Designed by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona, Spain. Photo: SBA73, Wikimedia Creative Commons.

Architects | September 26, 2016 | AIA

A new travel program offers design enthusiast travelers 10 global destinations.

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Laboratories | September 26, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The lab’s main purpose will be to help in the investigation, recovery, and accounting of Americans lost in past wars....

Coatings | September 26, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

Fluropon SR and Fluropon Pure are two products that help Valspar cultivate a culture of innovation.

The OH-1 redevelopment project in Tokyo, one of that metro's biggest projects, is designed to recall the past and look forward to the future. Image: courtesy SOM / © Methanoia

High-rise Construction | September 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Mitsui Fudosan and SOM join forces to create OH-1, a mixed-use complex with a prominent public square.

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Codes and Standards | September 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

‘Subjective, very vague’ policies  are said to create too much risk.

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Market Data | September 22, 2016 | AIA

Business conditions are slumping in the Northeast.

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Sustainability | September 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Growroom’s spherical shape means it can also double as a covered outdoor public space.

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Office Building Design | September 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass building provides the illusion of floating above a stone plinth.

Griff Davenport (left) and Paul Westlake, will lead a larger DLR Group, which recently joined with Westlake Reed Leskosky. The merger will expand the practices and geographies of both firms. Image: DLR Group

Architects | September 21, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The merger, say company officials, creates “a global design leader” in a consolidating industry.

Architects | September 21, 2016 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Rachel Dumas

While heads-down work continues, the changing nature of learning and work has resulted in a shift toward frequent and...

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

How building owners can reduce risks.

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

Nationwide survey finds nearly three of four architects cite health impacts influencing design decisions

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Industry Research | September 21, 2016 | Navigant Research

Large-scale smart meter deployments are underway across Western Europe, while new deployments continue among later ad...

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Wood | September 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Weight for weight, CLT is stronger than concrete and can be machined to incredibly high tolerances.

Roofing and Fire Safety | September 21, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

Buildings with great fire resistance will likely have lower insurance costs and be restricted by fewer codes, owing t...

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Steel Construction and Products | September 20, 2016 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Steel also has certain advantageous traits in terms of economics and sustainability, says Michael E. Liu, AIA, NCARB,...

Market Data | September 20, 2016 | ABC

While a handful of commercial construction segments continue to be associated with expanding volumes, for the most pa...

Image courtesy of Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects.

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

A proposal from Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects redesigns San Francisco’s crosswalks to make them more park-like, cha...

Sterling Bay's proposal for a 958-foot-tall office tower is among an array of development and redevelopment projects it has in the works in Chicago. Image: SOM via skyscraperpage.com

Office Building Design | September 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building is one of several projects that are filling this developer’s plate in this city.

HLM Architects' proposal for the new Moscow Circus School looks like it's about to take flight. Its design used a bug's wing casing as its model. Image: Arch Daily

Cultural Facilities | September 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The proposal would make the school’s activities more transparent to the public.

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Architects | September 19, 2016 | GenslerOn | Diane Hoskins

Over the past 100 years, how we work has changed dramatically, and these changes have impacted workplace design.

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Hotel Facilities | September 19, 2016 | David malone, Associate Editor

The Hotel at Oberlin anchors the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center, the cornerstone of Oberlin’s Green Arts District.


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Data Centers | September 19, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The aim of the standard was to ‘not stifle innovation.’

A 1920s-era rail passenger car—a reminder of Jim Crow segregation laws—at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open September 24 on the National Mall. The team of Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroupJJR, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, and Ralph Applebaum Associates performed the design. Clark Group, Smoot Construction, and HJ Russell and Co. served as CM. Courtesy Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroupJJR.

Museums | September 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Preserving history is still their core function, but museums are using fresh approaches to engage an easily distracte...

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Sustainability | September 19, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project, which has been commissioned and is in the design phase, would eliminate CO2 and produce its own energy....

Brick and Masonry | September 16, 2016 | Echelon Masonry

The museum tells a story of geology, culture, and the practice of prairie landscape management through intentional bu...

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Codes and Standards | September 16, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Local officials face the prospect of costly mitigation projects.

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Architects | September 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Adam Reed Tucker’s creations are currently on display at the Museum of Science and Industry.

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