Additive manufacturing heads to the jobsite

A 21-foot-long shipping container houses a mobile additive manufacturing “toolbox” that includes two Panasonic robots that can 3D print, weld, cut, and polish. The unit’s transportability to jobsites could make it ideal for producing bespoke spare parts in the field. Courtesy of Autodesk

3D Printing | December 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Prototype mobile 3D printing shop aims to identify additive manufacturing applications for construction jobsites.

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Plant Prefab operates a 62,000-sf modular production factory in Rialto, Calif. It plans to use its latest series of financing to invest in new senior hires, strengthening its sales and marketing teams, and further developing its building system. Image: Plant Prefab

Modular Building | September 25, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Los Angeles-based Plant Prefab targets single- and multifamily construction.

Peloton cycling studio at Spoke Apartments

The Peloton cycling studio at Spoke Apartments, Chicago, developed by Bond Companies with Morgan Holdings. A separate fitness space has strength-training gear, WELLBEATS fitness-on-demand, and a yoga studio. A one-acre outdoor amenity space has a pool, bocce court, and entertainment areas. Photo: Spoke Apartments.

Multifamily Housing | September 25, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Equipment choice, room size, program offerings—a lot of thinking has to go into creating a fitness facility that pays...

Market Data | September 25, 2018 | ABC

More than three in four construction firms expect that sales will continue to rise over the next six months, while th...

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

Executives concerned about trade policy, labor shortages, approval processes.

Dexter Yard

Courtesy SkB Architects

Mixed-Use | September 25, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SkB Architects designed the development.

September 24, 2018 | Deltek

CDG turned to Deltek Project Information Management (PIM) to improve its document management and streamline processes...

Meet the 40 under 40 class of 2018

Jason Takeuchi, AIA, NCARB, Architect, Ferraro Choi and Associates, Honolulu


40 Under 40 | September 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

Architects | September 24, 2018 | Stantec Blog | Mike Gervasi

While offering efficiency and flexibility, modular construction requires extensive planning and collaboration to avoi...

Market Data | September 24, 2018 | Lodging Econometrics

There are 5,988 projects/1,133,017 rooms currently under construction worldwide.

100 norfolk

Photo: Miguel de Guzmán / Imagen Subliminal

Multifamily Housing | September 24, 2018 | Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Using bold cantilevering and imaginative structural design, ODA and its project team created a 12-story building whos...

A new JLL report provides in-depth breakdowns for the cost of office fit outs in the U.S. and Canada, based on more than 2,800 projects that the firm has managed. Image: JLL

Market Data | September 21, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This year’s analysis draws from 2,800 projects.

Metals | September 21, 2018 | Star Building Systems |

Church expansion project combines unconventional aesthetic design with high-performance building envelope components....

Codes and Standards | September 21, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes mandatory rest breaks, heat-exposure monitoring, record-keeping injury requirement.

Market Data | September 21, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The AIA Consensus Construction Forecast is projecting 4.7% growth in nonresidential construction spending in 2018....

The main entry to Mulligan School

The main entry to Mulligan School on Sheffield Avenue has a gray limestone surround with foliate ornament and a tall pediment set on pilasters. The iron fence was reclaimed from remnant pieces after the fire and remade from scratch to match the original.

Multifamily Housing | September 21, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

A project team soldiers on in the wake of a nightmarish turn of events.

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.

WIlmington, NC
Codes and Standards | September 20, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Policies may have undermined ability to make coastal regions more resilient.

Boys & Girls Club Center for Teen Excellence

Courtesy KAI Design & Build

Education Facility | September 20, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Arcturis is the Architect for the project.

noma 2.0 at night

Image by Rasmus Hjortshoj.

Retail Centers | September 20, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The restaurant comprises 11 spaces, each with their own unique function.

Multifamily market trends 2018: What the experts are saying

“The supply of condos out there is high end and much larger in size,” said Tom Weeks, Executive General Manager for Development, Lendlease. Photo: Pixabay


Multifamily Housing | September 19, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The growth of keyless entry solutions and demand for oversized units are among the trends and ideas shared at Marcus...

Parking structure
Architects | September 19, 2018 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Deborah Hanamura

There are two shifts that we are seeing in parking lot planning and design – and these shifts are rooted in parking’s...

Atlanta at night
Market Data | September 19, 2018 | AIA

Southern region, multifamily residential sector lead growth.

Codes and Standards | September 19, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Would spur more energy conservation in buildings and cut carbon emissions.

412 W 15

Photo: David Sundberg

Office Building Design | September 19, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CetraRuddy designed the office building.

Products and Services | September 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

These products brought a unique element and provided solutions to these six projects.

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.

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