Aerial view of reconfigurable canopy

The prototype, developed by researchers at the University of Stuttgart, employs autonomous aerial vehicles to constantly reconfigure canopy systems for use in public spaces. All photos courtesy University of Stuttgart.

Great Solutions | November 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The installation combines cyber-physical building materials constructed from lightweight carbon fiber filament with a collection of autonomous drones.

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Codes and Standards | September 18, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Industry-first document to facilitate lean tools without need to sign multi-party IPD agreement.

Market Data | September 18, 2018 | Altus Group

International trade uncertainty, widespread construction skills shortage creating perfect storm for escalating projec...

Sustainability | September 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The company is teaming with SCS Global Services and World Wildlife Fund to develop the Greener Stores framework.

14th@Irving is being designed and constructed to serve New York's burgeoning innovation economy, with systems that can be adapted for future tenants. Image: Davis Brody Bond

Building Technology | September 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Groundbreaking for the 20-story 14th@Irving is scheduled for early next year.

Comcast Studio Xfinity

For Comcast Studio Xfinity's new flagship in Washington, D.C., Gensler created an engaging experiential brand program that informed the store's interior design and created a warm, social, and inviting environment. Image © Chris Leonard.

Retail Centers | September 17, 2018 | GenslerOn | Ryan Cavanaugh

One way to solve for the future is to disrupt the expected.

Close up of a circadian curtainwall

HOK’s Circadian Curtain Wall concept employs curved, bubbled glass to maximize daylight, minimize solar heat gain, and provide external shading. Courtesy HOK

Great Solutions | September 17, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Catering to our natural circadian rhythm is a task designers are taking to heart.

Metals | September 17, 2018 | GKD USA, Inc. | GKD

Architects aimed to create a dialogue between museum visitors and urban onlookers.

Market Data | September 17, 2018 | ABC

Backlog is up 12.2% from the first quarter and 14% compared to the same time last year.

Taylor Made Canadian HQ

Courtesy Ware Malcomb

Office Building Design | September 17, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

ZZen Design Build was the general contractor for the project.

Codes and Standards | September 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Deadline is Jan. 3, 2019.

The Park at dusk

Photo: Timothy Hursley

Mixed-Use | September 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple designed the structure.

We’ve entered the golden age of brain science, but what does it means for AEC firms?

Photo: Pixabay


Architects | September 14, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director 

New research from the SMPS Foundation explores the known principles and most recent research surrounding the human br...

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AEC Tech | September 14, 2018 | FARO Technologies

In this free 60-minute webinar, Keith Alcorn of FARO Technologies will talk about the concept of traceable constructi...

Codes and Standards | September 13, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Influential body will vote in October on new provisions to allow 18-story wood-framed structures.

Prefabrication and modularization are two construction techniques that are likely to attract investment in the coming years, according to a new McKinsey & Co. report. Image: Pixabay

Building Technology | September 13, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

McKinsey & Co. sees systems integration and talent acquisition as key investment drivers.

Images courtesy Brunel University London

Sustainability | September 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is being developed at Brunel University London.

Metal mesh leaf graphic created by Cambridge Architectural for Thornton Flats luxury apartments in Austin. Photo: PSW Homes.

Metals | September 12, 2018 | Cambridge Architectural

Cambridge Architectural creates powder-coated design incorporating community’s leaf graphic.

Education Facility | September 12, 2018 | NACLab Blog | Michael Pinto, AIA, Principal and Randy Wilson, AIA, LEED AP Principal

In order to effectively talk about school design, we need to start by understanding what a school is designed to do. ...

Codes and Standards | September 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Rising sea levels likely to claim drinking water before land is under water.

Market Data | September 12, 2018 | ABC

Softwood lumber prices plummeted 9.6% in August yet are up 5% on a yearly basis (down from a 19.5% increase year-over...

Exterior of High Tech High School

Photo: Kate Glicksberg

Education Facility | September 12, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The technical school is on the Frank J. Cargiulo Campus.

Codes and Standards | September 11, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Surfaces can reflect away heat and help prevent flooding.

Urban Planning | September 11, 2018 | GS&P Dialogue |

Believe it or not, alleys started off as public spaces.

Green | September 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

It is the highest level of certification available from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Morningstar solar house is one of the features at Penn State's Sustainability Experience Center, where the university is contemplating a permanent structure for classrooms, research labs, and offices that would be built to Living Building Challenge standards. Image: Patrick Mansell

Sustainability | September 10, 2018 | John Caufield, Senior Editor

The university, encompassing 13 colleges and 24 campuses, adheres to protocols established by the UN.

HOK employed virtual reality for the modernization and expansion design of the domestic passenger terminal (above) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Virtual Reality | September 10, 2018 | HOK | James Vandezande

Given the dizzying speed in which the technology has caught on, it’s worth taking a moment to look at what we’ve lear...

Amos Rex at night

© Mika Huisman.

Museums | September 10, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

JKMM designed the space.

A rendering of the $32 million, 94,000-sf medical office building for Main Line Health in partnership with Axia Women’s Health, which broke ground in June in King of Prussia, Pa. NELSON is the architect, Bohler Engineering the CE, Pisarek Enigneering the MEP, O’Donnell & Naccarato the SE, Perkins Eastman the design consultant, and Glackin Thomas Panzak the landscape architect. Image: courtesy of IMC Construction, the project’s CM.  

Healthcare Facilities | September 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new Transwestern report suggests a “rethinking” of healthcare delivery approaches that lean heavier on technology....

Image courtesy of Adam America Real Estate

September 07, 2018 | New Millennium

New Millennium Building Systems provides the balance between engineering expertise and logistical know-how to navigat...

Market Data | September 07, 2018 | USG Corporation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The report revealed 88% of contractors expect to feel at least a moderate impact from the workforce shortages in the...

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