An augmented reality application for mobile devices allows users to see what a new computer science building on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington will look like completed while it's under construction. Image: Mortenson Construction

Augmented Reality | July 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $105 million project in Seattle is the latest example of the firm’s commitment to virtual and augmented reality tools.

read more
Construction spending falls 0.8% from April to May

Construction in Miami. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.

Market Data | July 06, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The private and public sectors have a combined estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.14 trillion.

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Horizon Village. Images courtesy VOA.


University Buildings | July 06, 2016 | Stantec Blog | Steve Siegle, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Universities across the country are striving to meet the demand of on-campus housing. VOA's Steve Siegle examines wha...

U.S. healthcare system’s GHG emissions rise 30% in past decade

Photo: Gerald Simmons/Creative Commons.

Green | July 06, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

If U.S. healthcare were a country, it would rank 13th in GHG emissions.


Cranes are springing up all over downtown Seattle, where 65 buildings are currently under construction. Image: Downtown Seattle Association 

Market Data | July 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Development investment is twice what it was five years ago. 

Photo: Pixabay

Multifamily Housing | July 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Latest survey by RENTCafé tracks size changes in 95 metros. 

For employees, certain design strategies can lessen stress, improve health, and promote a greater sense of community connectivity, writes Perkins+Will project manager Jon Penndorf.

Image courtesy Perkins+Will

Seismic Design | July 05, 2016 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Jon Penndorf

For employees, certain design strategies can lessen stress, improve health, and promote a greater sense of community...

State legislature fails to pass law to extend design-build for New York City projects

Photo: Thomas Hawk/Creative Commons.

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

Would have allowed five city agencies to use alternate delivery method.


Infrastructure investment, led by transit-oriented projects, is driving economic growth in many of America's largest cities. Image: Transwestern

Contractors | July 04, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Competitiveness and economic development are at stake for cities, says Transwestern.

Green | July 01, 2016 | Kirksey

Kirksey is the first Houston-based firm with designation and role as high-quality LEED administrator

Sasaki library survey gauges librarian happiness

The Polk County Library in Columbus, N.C. Photo: Melinda/Creative Commons.

Library | July 01, 2016 | Sasaki Ideas |

Libraries are changing from dull book boxes into vibrant hubs for academic institutions. Sasaki surveyed more than 40...

Perkins Eastman was the architect for the Huishan North Bund mixed-use development in Shanghai. The buildings received LEED Gold, China 3-Star Rating, and BREEAM Excellent Certifications. Rendering courtesy Perkins Eastman.

Green | July 01, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The firm will partner with the International Finance Corporation to promote sustainable building in emerging markets...

AIA releases summary of the 2016 Design and Health Research Consortium

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Photo: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital/Creative Commons.

Healthcare Facilities | July 01, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Consortium members discussed how architects, designers, and health professionals can best apply design and health res...

Energy Department partnership with CoStar Group will study sustainability impact on property valuation

Photo: Michael Linden/Creative Commons.

Energy | June 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Database will offer rich data set on energy-efficient buildings in the U.S.


June 30, 2016 | Bill O'Keeffe |

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. Photo: Public.Resource.Org/Creative Commons.

Cultural Facilities | June 30, 2016 | BD+C Editors

With experience designing cultural and academic facilities, Williams and Tsien got the nod over other search finalist...

Floating sauna, mobile dental trailer, and Christmas market huts among this year's best small projects

The wa_sauna functions as a boat that can be taken out on open waters. Photo: Kevin Scott, courtesy AIA.

Architects | June 30, 2016 | AIA

AIA chose the 2016 recipients of the Small Project Awards. Every entry cost less than $1.5 million to build, with one...

The new University of Kansas School of Business building marks a departure from the traditional design model – and, thus, the traditional approach to learning – focusing on innovation, serendipity, and being “future ready.” Image: Gensler.

Higher Education | June 30, 2016 | GenslerOn | David Broz

Academic incubators that bridge school and the workplace are transforming design in higher education. Gensler's David...

Chicago contractor found guilty of fraud on city’s requirement on minority-owned businesses

Construction in Chicago. Photo: Paul Morgan/Creative Commons.

Contractors | June 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Alleged to have been sham business in bid to win city public works contract.


AIA: Healthy demand for all building types signaled in Architecture Billings Index

A parking garage was being built in SeaTac, Wash., in June 2016. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons.

Architects | June 29, 2016 | AIA

Recent client interest could signal resurgence for institutional market. May's ABI score was the highest mark in near...

Roofing | June 29, 2016 | Dave Rutherford |

When faced with the need to replace a flat roof, many building owners find retrofitting a more viable investment, and...

Powered By

Photo: mosambers/Creative Commons.

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

New studies indicate significant number of construction workers suffer hearing loss.


Taipei 101, a 2.1-million-sf, 1,667-foot-tall office building in Taiwan that was completed in 2004, was chosen by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as the winner of its 2016 Performance Award for efficiency and sustainability. CTBUH also selected what it considers to be the best tall buildings in four regions of the world. Image: @Taipai Financial

High-rise Construction | June 29, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat selects winners in four regions.

Images courtesy Whitehorn Financial

Architects | June 28, 2016 | Whitehorn Financial Group blog | Steve Whitehorn

Whitehorn Financial Managing Principal Steve Whitehorn offers effective ways to recoup lost revenue, including a few...

Coatings | June 28, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

With more than 20,000 colors to choose from, Valspar offers coatings that lower heating costs, lower cooling costs, a...

Powered By

New York City's VIA 57 West under construction in 2015. The luxury residential complex opened this year. Photo: Justin.A.Wilcox/Wikimedia Commons.

High-rise Construction | June 28, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Eight winners were named in five categories that recognized tall buildings, urban habitats, innovation, performance,...

Green Breakthrough: The new invention behind sustainable temperature control

Xylem in Jakarta, Indonesia. Rendering courtesy CallisonRTKL. Click here to enlarge.

Green | June 28, 2016 | CallisonRTKL blog | Pablo La Roche

CallisonRTKL’s sustainable design expert Pablo La Roche shares Xylem, the latest innovation on creating thermal comfo...

Photo: Jocelyn Kinghorn/Creative Commons.

Seismic Design | June 28, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Expected to improve consistency of risk evaluation on commercial real estate transactions.


The Presidential Suite with rooftop balcony at the 336-guestroom Gallivant Times Square in New York, which was unveiled earlier this month as a renamed and reimagined boutique hotel.  New York has more hotel projects and rooms under construction than any metro in the world, according to Lodging Econometrics. Image: The Gallivant Times Square

Hotel Facilities | June 28, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New York continues to be the leader among metros in projects and rooms in the pipeline, according to Lodging Economet...

Intel Co-founders (l. to r.): Andrew Grove, Robert Noyce, and Gordon Moore. Photo: Wikimedia Commons   

AEC Tech | June 27, 2016 | David Barista |

“Sooner or later, something fundamental in your business world will change.” The late Andrew Grove (1936-2016), Co-fo...

Fire-rated curtain wall emulates SG curtain wall

Fire-rated curtain wall emulates SG curtain wall

June 27, 2016 | Technical Glass Products

Creating a sleek and aesthetically pleasing space, while also providing protection against the spread of fire between...

Overlay Init