The 190,000-sf Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, which opens next month on the campus of the University of Southern California, will provide research and lab space for the Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Medical schools. This is the largest building on campus, and its construction required more than 50,000 yards of soil to be exported, 4.5 million pounds of concrete and rebar for poured-in-place floors and walls, and 2,000-plus steel embeds for a suspended clean room plenum leel and exterior masonry. Image: USC

University Buildings | October 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building is designed to maximize recruitment and interaction of scientists and researchers.

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A common area located in The Ruckus Lofts

Photo courtesy Motivado Group.

University Buildings | September 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Ruckus Lofts provide 46 furnished units and 165 beds for UT students.

The exterior of the environmental studies building at Bishop O' Dowd high school

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K-12 Schools | August 31, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The LEED Platinum and Zero Net Energy Verified building minimizes energy use via its site orientation.

Neon sign with 'Eat what makes you happy' written
Architects | August 31, 2017 | CallisonRTKL blog | Lucy Leonard

The digital and physical worlds are colliding. How will social media platforms influence the way we design spaces?...

Rendering of the Berggruen Institute on its hilltop site

Rendering courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

Higher Education | August 31, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Los Angeles campus is being built at a site in the eastern portion of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Flood waters in a neighborhood

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Codes and Standards | August 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Flood protection on subsidized housing, hospitals, and other public buildings rolled back.

The SimplexGrinnell voice-enabled fire alarm system
Products and Services | August 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The system provides advanced fire detection and notification, and allows for emergency messages to be transmitted in...

Rain falling into a puddle

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Codes and Standards | August 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Rain gardens, green roofs, cisterns, and rainwater recycling add value.

The awning outside an emergency room

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Healthcare Facilities | August 30, 2017 | Cannon Design Blog | Elisabeth Perreault

The Golisano Center for Community Health offers integrated care to adults and children.

The ProGuard concrete Board system being used
Products and Services | August 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

ProGUARD DP is a combined system cuts installation time down to one-third that of traditional wall systems.

The plinth-like extension and renovated library building

Photo: © Dennis Gilbert.

Library | August 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The original building was updated and given a new extension and landscaping.

An amenity space inside Anthem House

Photo: Ray Cavicchio

Mixed-Use | August 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new community offers 292 apartments with 20,000 sf of retail space.

Water Street Tampa's 18 buildings are being designed by mulitple architecturual and design firms. The 50-acre, 9-million-sf community is expected to attract 23,000 workers and residents to Tampa's downtown. Image: Strategic Property Partners. CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE IMAGE

Mixed-Use | August 30, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Nine architects, three interior designers, and nine contractors are involved in this $3 billion project.

Don Knabe Wellness Center and Plaza at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, Calif.

Don Knabe Wellness Center and Plaza at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, Calif. The integrated team of McCarthy, Taylor Design, and SmithGroupJJR led the 12,000-sf wellness center construction project. Photo courtesy McCarthy 

Giants 300 | August 29, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner, McCarthy, and Skanska top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest healthcare sector contractor and co...

King Khalid Medical City, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

King Khalid Medical City, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. AECOM is providing a range of services for this $1.2 billion development, including master planning, architecture, interior design, MEP/civil and structural engineering, cost consultancy, and medical equipment planning. Rendering courtesy AECOM

Giants 300 | August 29, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, AECOM, and KJWW top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest healthcare sector engineering and EA firms,...

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit, designed by ZGF Architects

Baptist Health Cancer Institute, designed by ZGF Architects. Photo: Halkin Mason Photography

Giants 300 | August 29, 2017 | BD+C Staff

HDR, HKS, and Perkins+Will top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest healthcare sector architecture and AE...

A double-glazed, demountable interior office partition system
Products and Services | August 29, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

EchoStar Panels from Kirei, EZ Stab from CertainTeed Ceilings, and Integrity 4200 from Rockfon are three of the produ...

Construction workers on a construction site

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Market Data | August 29, 2017 | JLL

JLL’s latest construction report shows stability ahead with tech and innovation leading the way.

The exterior of the new Georgia-Pacific distribution facility

Photo: Clayco

Industrial Facility | August 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new facility expands on the company’s old distribution facility by over 300,000 sf.

The bar in the Drawing Room at the Whitby Hotel

Photo: David Mitchell

Hotel Facilities | August 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel’s uniquely deep foundation allows the building to have extensive amenity space.

A hospital under construction
Healthcare Facilities | August 28, 2017 | Ross Ufberg |

McCarthy will continue to lean on Bluebeam solutions to help solve the most critical issues, and to keep their inform...

3D model of a project

3D model of project shown in Navisworks, models developed in Cyclone and Revit.

BIM and Information Technology | August 28, 2017 | Jason Schwartz, Principal at Acensium

Acensium is an engineering consulting services firm with a focus on material handling retrofit projects and 3D scanni...

Communal space in a Boston office

Healthcare lounges should take inspiration from communal spaces in the workplace, like the Fish & Richardson office in Boston.

Healthcare Facilities | August 28, 2017 | Stantec Blog | Samantha Gotta

When done right, medical staff lounges are an essential part of the healthcare workplace.

Hotel construction

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Market Data | August 28, 2017 | Lodging Econometrics

For the economy, the rate of growth may be low but it’s running on all cylinders.

Wind turbines and smokestacks

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Codes and Standards | August 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

EV charging stations, batteries, and microgrid technology are all part of effort to meet demand for cleaner power....

The exterior of the new Recreation and Student Center

Photo: St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

University Buildings | August 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $50 million building adds over 193,000 sf of space to the campus.

Aligned Energy's colocation center in Phoenix, one of America's top-10 multi-tenant data center markets. Image: Connie Zhou Photography

Data Centers | August 28, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

As construction and leasing surge, one big contractor worries about his industry’s talent shortage. 

The 122-unit Hotel Trio in Sonoma County is one of several hospitality projects under development in California's wine regions. Image: Courtesy R.D. Olson Construction

Hotel Facilities | August 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New entrant, Hotel Trio, will play up location and affordability.

Jacksonville Jaguars’ new practice facility, designed by Populous

The facility’s roof consists of 3,000 tons of structural steel that support a PTFE membrane. The PTFE fabric is suspended from 430-foot-long structural steel trusses that support an array of structural steel v-columns. Design architect Populous designed the roof form and then worked in tandem with Walter P Moore to create the roof’s structure and subdivide it into trusses. All images and renderings courtesy Populous

  

AEC Tech | August 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor 

The project team employed Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Kangaroo, and a host of other software applications to design an...

An exterior promenade connects the dining hall to three residence halls on the Core Campus. Image: Jonathan Hilyer

University Buildings | August 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new dining hall is part of the school’s ongoing efforts to maintain its standing among the country’s top 20 publi...

Big Data helps space optimization, but barriers remain

Matching supply with demand is one of the goals that interative tools—such as those that let facility managers easily see utilization by building, room, day, and time—can help a campus tackle.

AEC Tech | August 24, 2017 | Hanbury Blog | Jimmy Stevens, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Hanbury

Space optimization is a big issue on many university campuses, as schools face increasing financial constraints, writ...

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