A rendering of the project area of Bridgeport, Conn.'s South End, where an AEC team has been selected to devise a resilience plan to mitigate future flooding. Image: Courtesy of Waggonner & Ball

Resiliency | February 21, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The design and construction project would perpetuate efforts that date back several years.

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Provo City Center Temple, Provo, Utah. Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Provo City Center Temple, Provo, Utah. Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Reconstruction Awards | January 05, 2018 | BD+C Staff

The 2018 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects, based on overall d...

Courtesy Tangram Interiors

Mixed-Use | January 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

USC Village comprises six buildings and 1.25 million sf.

Zurich North America’s headquarters building, Schaumburg, Ill. Photo: James Steinkamp Photography

Zurich North America’s headquarters building, Schaumburg, Ill. Photo: James Steinkamp Photography

Building Team Awards | January 05, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excell...

The 232-foot-tall Terrace House luxury condo development will be the tallest hybrid wood structure in North America.

The project received official approval to use exposed mass timber in the top seven stories of the 19-story building. Renderings: PortLiving

Multifamily Housing | January 04, 2018 | PortLiving

The 232-foot-tall Terrace House luxury condo development will be the tallest hybrid wood structure in North America....

Architects | January 04, 2018 | DLR Group Insights Blog | Seth Trance

Homelessness is an issue affecting millions around the globe. 

Commercial construction continues to be hamstrung by labor shortages that are expected to persist through at least the remainder of this year. Image: Pixabay

Contractors | January 04, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Labor shortages are spiking wages. Materials costs are rising, too. 

Market Data | January 04, 2018 | ABC

Despite the month-over-month expansion, nonresidential spending fell 1.3 percent from November 2016.

Codes and Standards | January 04, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

GAO report cites hundreds of overseas facilities in peril.

The new Santiago Hall at Chapman University

Architecture and Imagery by Togawa Smith Martin, Inc. and AC Martin 

Adaptive Reuse | January 04, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Packing House was originally built for the Santiago Orange Growers Association.

Activating the workplace
Office Building Design | January 03, 2018 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Mary Baker

Here's how active work stations impact how you think, perform, and feel.

January 03, 2018 | Steven Burns |

Follow these networking strategies to grow your architectural business with the work that you want.

Codes and Standards | January 03, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Court filing alleges massive fraud and breaches of contract in Baha Mar Resort Project.

Coatings | January 03, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Acrylicoat’s hard surface resists scratches and meets or exceeds the American Architectural Manufacturers Association...

Exterior of Ascension on the Bayou

Photo courtesy of Meeks + Partners

Mixed-Use | January 03, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new community is located in the economic and population center of Houston.

Staging should be used to support the client’s goals. This rendering for a spec office client was designed to target young, trendy tenants.

Staging should be used to support the client’s goals. This rendering for a spec office client was designed to target young, trendy tenants. Rendering: TILTPIXEL

       

BD+C University Course | January 02, 2018 | RAMY HANNA, 3D ARTIST, TILTPIXEL

3D artist Ramy Hanna offers guidelines and tricks-of-the-trade to ensure that project artwork is a stunning depiction...

Urban Planning | January 02, 2018 | Christopher Bell, DLR Group

While we focus on designing organized and supportive architecture, much of urbanization is created through informal s...

Codes and Standards | January 02, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Potential for increased deployment of smart building technology is great beyond early adopters.

Contractors | January 02, 2018 | AGC of America

"There were robust construction gains in most parts of the country as the economy continues to expand," said AGC’s St...

Courtesy Wight & Company

Mixed-Use | January 02, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Designed by Wight & Company, the 67,000-sf food incubator development in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhoo...

Exterior of the new Bancroft Campus

Edward Caruso Photography

Education Facility | January 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 80-acre campus is located in Mount Laurel, N.J.

December 28, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

Innovative products can help lower energy costs and mitigate the heat island effect

December 28, 2017 | Steven Burns |

While standard financial accounting is essential for the health of your business, project accounting helps drive the...

December 28, 2017 | Bill Beals |

The latest code cycle requires higher insulation values and an air barrier in the thermal envelope.

Zeroing in on a specific technology—residential scale cold climate air source heat pumps—Neil Veilleux, Vice President at Meister Consultants Group, has worked with a handful of cities to rapidly scale up low carbon heating, cooling, and hot water markets in order to achieve cities’ 80% by 2050 greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Illustration: AECOM, ESRI CityEngine

Green | December 22, 2017 | Adele Houghton, AIA, MPH, LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, ND

More and more, green project teams are relying on publicly available “external datasets” to prioritize sustainable de...

The map includes easily accessible and detailed information on each of the nearly 34,000 historic buildings within the city’s 141 historic districts. 

Reconstruction & Renovation | December 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission launched a new, enhanced version of its interactive map, Discover...

December 20, 2017 | Cary Barger |

Metal building systems have great longevity… if properly maintained.

6 CFD post-processing tips to improve visualization productivity and quality

Flow streamlines, pathlines, or stream tracers are a great way to visualize and understand the flow patterns. They are also the most misused visualization method. Rendering: Southland Industries

AEC Tech | December 20, 2017 | The Big Room by Southland Industries | Abdullah Karimi, CFD Analyst

Southland Engineering’s Abdullah Karimi offers helpful tips for making computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models more...

The 1,823-foot Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, is the second-tallest building completed in 2017. Courtesy CTBUH

High-rise Construction | December 20, 2017 | Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

More than 140 skyscrapers were completed across the globe this year, including 15 supertall towers.

Michigan Urban Farm Initiative

On two acres within Detroit’s North End, the Michigan Urban Farm Initiative grows 300 varieties of leafy vegetables that it distributes free to 2,000 families who live within two miles of the farm. Like many urban farms around the country, MUFI has spurred redevelopment in its surrounding communities. Photo: Michelle and Chris Gerard

Game Changers | December 20, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Urban farms have been impacting cities’ agribusiness—and, on some cases, their redevelopment—for decades.

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