Solar Array at Uh Maui College

Photo courtesy of University of Hawaii

Energy-Efficient Design | March 20, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is part of a partnership with Johnson Controls and Pacific Current that will also allow four UH community college campuses on Oahu to significantly reduce their fossil fuel consumption.

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Mixed-Use | January 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 6-acre park was designed to showcase East Baltimore’s commitment to wellness and sustainability.

Photo: Architect of the Capitol

Architects | January 26, 2018 | AIA

The award honors significant contributions to public architecture.

Contractors | January 26, 2018 | Perryman Construction

2018 should be a good year for construction but there are at least 4 things that can influence costs.

Flying drones while inebriated now illegal in New Jersey
Codes and Standards | January 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Violators could be sentenced to six months in jail.

Architects | January 26, 2018 | AIA

The recipients will be honored at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City.

Cost estimating for K-12 school projects: An invaluable tool for budget management

Pope Holbrook Elementary School, Ft. Bragg, N.C. Rendering: LS3P

K-12 Schools | January 25, 2018 | LS3P Foresight | Ginny Magrath, AIA, Architect, LS3P

Clients want to be able to track costs at every stage of a project, and cost estimates (current and life cycle) are v...

Four high-tech solutions to mitigate theft on the jobsite

Photo: Pixabay

AEC Tech | January 25, 2018 | BuildingTech INSIDER | Dan Dolinar, EVP, COO, Rudolph and Sletten

Geo-fencing and drone surveillance are among the tech solutions for protecting jobsites from asset loss.

Codes and Standards | January 25, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Fines adjusted for inflation in the New Year.

Four keys to designing autistic-friendly spaces

Photo: PDR Corp.

Architects | January 25, 2018 | PDR Blog | Julie Truong, Designer, ‎PDR Corp.

Autism, in part, gave us modern architecture, writes PDR’s Julie Troung.

Virginia Beach: A surf town with a wave problem no more

The surf park fits with Virginia Beach’s long connection to surfing and board shaping. Rendering: Hanbury

Sports and Recreational Facilities | January 25, 2018 | Hanbury: Knowledge Cafe | David Keith, AIA, LEED AP, and Alec Yuzhbabenko, Hanbury

A world-class surf park will highlight Virginia Beach’s new live-work-play development.

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Market Data | January 25, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over the past 10 years, the number of renters has increased by 23 million.

January 24, 2018 | Star Building Systems |

Studies have shown that daylight in the workplace increases productivity and general employee health, with probable i...

Alys Beach, a luxury residential community in western Florida, enforces building standards that protect its houses from high winds. Image: Alys Beach

Resiliency | January 24, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Alys Beach’s in-house GC builds to standards set by the FORTIFIED program.

Apartment rent rates jump 2.5% in 2017, led by small and mid-sized markets

Photo: Pixabay

Multifamily Housing | January 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

The average price for one-bedroom units increased the most.

Urban Planning | January 24, 2018 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Peter Baird

Aside from the roads being wider and the lack of infrastructure for bikes and pedestrians, there seemed to be some de...

Architects | January 24, 2018 | Perkins+Will

Partnership expands Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s capacity for international growth; complements Perkins+Will’s design phil...

Market Data | January 24, 2018 | HomeUnion

Chicago tops the list as the most affordable U.S. metro, while Oakland, Calif., is the most expensive rental market....

Resiliency | January 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Volunteers sought for committee openings.

U.S. hotel markets with the largest construction pipelines

Photo: Pixabay

Hotel Facilities | January 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Dallas, Houston, and New York lead the way, with more than 460 hotel projects in the works.

Aerial rendering of Kihei High School

Rendering courtesy G70

K-12 Schools | January 24, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

G70 is the architect, planner, and civil engineer of record for the project.

Strong finish for architecture billings in 2017

Photo: Pixabay

Architects | January 24, 2018 | AIA

The Architecture Billings Index concluded the year in positive terrain, with the December reading capping off three s...

The 2012 and 2015 IBC closed an important loophole that allowed uncontrolled radiant heat transmission through vision lites in doors in exit enclosures and exit passageways. Today, fire protective ceramics are limited to 100 sq. in. in the door vision panel regardless if the building is fully sprinklered. To exceed 100 sq. in., fire resistive glazing that meets ASTM E-119/UL 263 must be used. 

Fire-Rated Products | January 23, 2018 | Bill O'Keeffe |

View of PTAC unit removed from wall sleeve-room side is to right. Inset in upper left shows front view of unit in sleeve with cover removed. Supply fan draws unconditioned outdoor air (red arrows) into supply fan plenum. Fan also draws room return air (yellow arrows) through evaporator coil cooling room air (blue arrows). Unconditioned outside air mixes with conditioned room air and discharges to room (green arrows) through supply air louvers.

January 23, 2018 | J. David Odom | J. David Odom and Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Liberty Building Forensics Group and Norm Nelson, Jacobs Engineering

Over the past 30 years, building experts at Liberty Building Forensics Group (LBFG) have investigated hundreds of hot...

January 23, 2018 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog |

Paladino surveyed its team of architects, engineers, and building scientists, and here are a few of the big shifts th...

Codes and Standards | January 23, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Four dollars saved for every dollar spent, says NIBS report.

Rendering courtesy of BIG and Brick Visual

Cultural Facilities | January 23, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The original proposal was first unveiled in 2014.

Co-working space in Tribe

Photo: Catalina Ayubi

Reconstruction & Renovation | January 23, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new space has been dubbed ‘Tribe.’

Metals | January 22, 2018 | ALPOLIC

In searching for alternatives to expensive porcelain tile to achieve the look envisioned for the project, they turned...

2018 call for entries: BD+C awards programs



Building Team | January 22, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors invite your firm to apply for one of our annual AEC industry recognition and awards programs.

Joplin (Mo.) Interim High School, designed by DLR Group. Photo courtesy DLR Group

Joplin (Mo.) Interim High School, designed by DLR Group. Photo courtesy DLR Group

K-12 Schools | January 22, 2018 | DLR Group Insights Blog | Raechel French, Associate, DLR Group

An education market think tank proposes a radical research concept for evaluating learning environments.

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