360° cameras could surpass stationary laser scanners as the tool of choice to document construction, according to a new report that polls more than 250 AEC firms and service providers. Image: Pixabay

Building Technology | September 20, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More firms are adding scanning and photography to their services.

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Codes and Standards | August 07, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Professional associations and building standards organizations join forces.

Tribune Tower

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Multifamily Housing | August 07, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The newspaper and the building's new owners reached a settlement.

North Alabama Medical Center, Florence, Alabama

August 06, 2018 | Viega

The facility is the North Alabama Medical Center, located in Florence, Alabama.

The CSU Northridge Sustainability + Recycling Center

The CSU Northridge Sustainability + Recycling Center includes a rooftop photovoltaic system, which offsets the energy required to support the building's administrative functions. Glazed, north-facing overhead windows bring in natural light that enhances the work environment for staff and creates a daylight autonomous environment. The design eliminates the need for artificial light in the building during daylight hours. Ryan Gobuty, Image © Gensler.

Energy | August 06, 2018 | GenslerOn | Anthony Brower

The architecture, engineering, and construction industry will have to make major adjustments in the years ahead now t...

ASU's 3500 sf maker lab

The 3,500-sf maker lab is the hot spot for ASU engineering students. Hands-on learning and cross-disciplinary collaboration are encouraged. “Prototyping and experimentation, those are vital,” said Kyle Squires, Dean, Fulton Schools of Engineering. “It’s the way students are thinking these days.” Photo: Bill Timmerman.

University Buildings | August 06, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Three recent projects demonstrate the dynamic role residence halls are playing on America’s college and university ca...

Contractors position in place one of 92 prefabricated exterior panels that were installed for a 12-story hotel in Boston in 13 working days.  Image: Island Exterior Fabricators

Modular Building | August 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Skender launches an advanced manufacturing division. Katerra ups its bet on modular. Prefabrication comes to the resc...

Glass and Glazing | August 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AAMA publication describes proper guidelines and glazing procedures for structural glazing.

Metals | August 06, 2018 | Star Building Systems |

Metal buildings are proving to be a smart solution for livestock housing.

Passenger terminal at Hong Kong

A new 280,000-sf passenger terminal at Hong Kong International is slated to provide 57 aircraft parking positions and be able to handle 30 million passengers a year. AECOM is the design firm. Aecom

Airports | August 03, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

As service demand surges, airports turn to technology, faster building techniques.

Healthcare Facilities | August 03, 2018 | LPA Blog | Gigi Bainbridge

California hospitals can save money with a holistic approach to retrofit issues.

Market Data | August 03, 2018 | Yardi Matrix

Favorable economic conditions produce a sunny summer for the apartment sector.

MUST SEE: Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings exhibit explores how architects’ thoughts translate into color

Photos: Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

Coatings | August 02, 2018 | Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

The exhibit, Thinking In Color, debuted in late June at the AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City.

a bicycle kitchen with an easily accessible wash station, work table, and workbench

A multifamily project designed by Denver architectural firm Kephart features a bicycle kitchen with an easily accessible wash station, work table, and workbench with tools for repairs and maintenance.

Multifamily Housing | August 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bike storage and workshop spaces are rapidly turning into full-service social amenity spaces in multifamily projects....

CityTarget store near Fenway Park

CityTarget store near Fenway Park, Boston, has a 50-foot atrium. CityTargets carry the same merchandise as Targets, but in smaller unit sizes. Interior fitout by MG2 Architecture and Suffolk Construction. Photo: Richard Cadan.

Retail Centers | August 02, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New technology, changing customer expectations force retailers to rethink their businesses from top to bottom.

Market Data | August 02, 2018 | ABC

“The hope is that June’s construction spending setback is merely a statistical aberration,” said ABC Chief Economist...

Educare Los Angeles at Long Beach modular building

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Modular Building | August 02, 2018 | David Malone, ASsociate Editor

Dougherty was the Architect-of-Record.

Architects | August 01, 2018 | circle S studio Blog | Tim Asimos

Clients are looking for solutions to their business problems from collaborative advisors. They’ve come to expect a hi...

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Market Data | August 01, 2018 | Lodging Econometrics

The hotel construction pipeline has been growing moderately and incrementally each quarter.

Conrad Playa Mita, in Punta de Mita, Mexico

SB Architects designed the 154-key Conrad Playa Mita, in Punta de Mita, Mexico, to fit snugly into the surrounding landscape. SB Architects.

Hotel Facilities | August 01, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Creating an experience, with the accent on local color, is flavoring hotel design.

Willis Tower lights

Photo courtesy EQ Office

Lighting | August 01, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new lights will save Willis Tower more than 70% in antenna-lighting energy costs.

Building Materials | August 01, 2018 | Star Building Systems |

Metal building systems are often selected for large-sized structures, and with good reason.

Coatings | July 31, 2018 | Jeff Alexander |

Color has the power to help us go within and reset.

Multifamily Housing | July 31, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

If your school district is building a new school, build housing in the air space above it and put lower-paid public e...

Codes and Standards | July 31, 2018 |

Contractor pays $250,000 in back wages in Dept. of Labor enforcement action.

Reebok's headquarters

Reebok's headquarters in Boston's Seaport District has an employee fitness center with its own boxing ring. Photo: Matthew Delphenich.

Office Building Design | July 31, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Companies create community-rich work environments where employees can thrive.

High-rise Construction | July 31, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The tower is located in Guiyang’s central business district.

Maggie’s Centre Barts, London, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Photo: Iwan Baan

Maggie’s Centre Barts, London, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Photo: Iwan Baan

Healthcare Facilities | July 30, 2018 | AIA

The Steven Holl-designed Maggie’s Centre Barts cancer treatment facility in London highlights the honorees of the AIA...

Sb Valley College campus

The San Bernardino (Calif.) Valley Community College Kinesiology and Athletics Center, designed by HMC Architects. The three-story, 108,509-sf, $69 million facility has two NCAA competition gymasiums. Photo: David Fennema, HMC Architects.

University Buildings | July 30, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Though the U.S. economy is strong with investment gains buoying endowments, colleges and universities face pressures...

Building Team | July 30, 2018 | JLL

In the first half of 2018, venture capital firms invested $1.05 billion in global construction tech startups, setting...

BIM and Information Technology | July 30, 2018 | Global Data

AI practitioners are primarily seeing very pointed benefits within problems that directly impact the bottom line.

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