A rendering of the 42,500-sf, $29 million Innovation and Discovery Center at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., which broke ground last October. Kinsley Construction is the GC on the project, designed by Ellenzweig. Last year, spending on education construction spending rose nationally by 6.5% to $88.9 billion. And a new survey of preK-12 school districts and colleges finds strong construction and renovation activities underway this year. The Ursinus project should be completed in time for the fall 2018 semester. Image: Ellenzweig

School Construction | February 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Surveys of school districts and colleges, though, raise questions about financing for future projects.

 

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Airports | January 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

In addition to the airport itself, the overhaul will also improve road and rail access to meet projected passenger gr...

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Codes and Standards | January 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The paper examines implementation, enforcement challenges, and changes needed in new code editions.

Related Development recently broke ground in Atlanta on Apogee Midtown, a 39-story, 390-unit apartment project that will include a 77,000-sf Whole Foods Market, and will soon break ground on Apogee Buckhead, with 35 stories and 362 apartments. Investors remain enthusiastic about a multifamily sector whose growth shows little signs of abating. Image: Related Development  

Multifamily Housing | January 15, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Market watchers expect some moderation from record highs, but not much.

General Motors Design Auditorium, Detroit, designed by SmithGroupJJR. Photo: James Haefner Photography

Architects | January 13, 2017 | AIA + BD+C

The Shigeru Ban-designed Aspen Art Museum and the General Motors Design Auditorium by SmithGroupJJR are among the arc...

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Codes and Standards | January 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

National Institute of Building Sciences releases a manual for developing standard set of BIM documents.

Products and Services | January 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Tick, from Milwaukee Tool, can attach to any piece of equipment via glue, screw, rivet, or strap.

Designers with HMC Architects conduct a virtual walkthrough of a campus project using a VR headset and controllers. Courtesy HMC Architects

Virtual Reality | January 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

From business development to concept design to virtual meetings, VR has become ensconced in architecture firms across...

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Designers | January 13, 2017 | Stantec Blog | Justin Perdue, Associate Architect, Stantec

Measuring how the human mind responds to buildings could improve design.

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Wood | January 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The American Institute of Steel Construction contends that the steel industry is a “world leader” in using recycled m...

Hassalo on 8th, the first new residential building complex within the Lloyd EcoDistrict in Portland, Ore., has its water treated and recycled through the largest natural urban wastewater system in North America. Provided by Biohabitats and engineered by Glumac, the system, which also serves an office building in the ecodistrict, was installed as a tradeoff with the city for lower utility hookup fees. Photo: American Assets Trust/GBD Architects.

Game Changers | January 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

EcoDistricts is helping cities visualize a bigger picture that connects their communities.

Brock Commons at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, employs hybrid construction, combining mass timber with concrete and steel. Shown here, workers position a CLT panel with steel stud framing and preinstalled windows. The Building Team includes: Acton Ostry Architects (architect), Architekten Hermann Kaufmann (tall wood advisor), Fast+Epp (SE), Stantec (ME and sustainability), GHL Consultants (fire science/building code), RDH Building Science (building science), and Urban One Builders (CM). Photo: Pollux Chung/Seagate Structures. 

Game Changers | January 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The idea of using mass timber for tall buildings keeps gaining converts.

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Industry Research | January 12, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

A survey, conducted in October by The Harris Poll on behalf of AIA, asked 2,108 U.S. adults if they considered public...

Market Data | January 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

However, many firms remain worried about the availability of qualified workers.

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Modular Building | January 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel’s 300 rooms are made from 210 prefabricated pods from Polcom Modular.

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Building Team | January 11, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Practically every building typology is evolving to meet the needs of the innovation economy. Why not legislative spac...

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Codes and Standards | January 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Remote operated camera systems are being used to mitigate risk in real time.

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Sports and Recreational Facilities | January 11, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The proposal was designed by MANICA Architecture and would seat 65,000 fans with room to expand to 72,000 for the Sup...

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Multifamily Housing | January 11, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Superspace’s proposal would create a natural promenade atop the ancient stone structure.

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Codes and Standards | January 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Technical and manufacturing advances are driving down prices.

Education Facility | January 10, 2017 | LPA Blog | Travis Rice

Interior and exterior spaces harmoniously provide a campus experience to challenge children in the classroom, while a...

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University Buildings | January 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 70,000-sf building was developed in collaboration with Boston-based Goody Clancy.

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Building Team | January 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The proposal was the winning entry in a design competition asking for ways to strengthen the identity of the Arizona...

Park West, a 3,400-plus bed student housing complex at Texas A&M, is the university system's fifth public-private parternship in the county. Image: Weitz Company, courtesy of Servitas

University Buildings | January 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Developers hope the early opening of some units sets the tone for the community and future rentals.

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Codes and Standards | January 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

One plan calls for building in areas predicted to be flooded during high tides as sea levels rise.

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Codes and Standards | January 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Requires tracking of performance data and progress toward goals. 

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Library | January 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 110,000-sm library will be built in Pudong District and sit next to Century Park, Shanghai’s largest park.

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Market Data | January 09, 2017 | American Council of Engineering Companies

The boost in firm leader optimism extends across almost the entire engineering marketplace.

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Codes and Standards | January 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Canada, India, Brazil, and Korea round out top 5.

Higher Education | January 09, 2017 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | David Sheehan

These environments have less, but more efficient, personal space with more shared and amenity space, writes Perkins+W...

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Building Materials | January 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As setting foot on Mars becomes a more realistic goal, the search for how to best develop Architecture for the Red Pl...

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