The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live

The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live, will include a “lifestyle plaza,” 100 feet in the air, with 37,000 sf of outdoor amenity spaces. A 700-foot-long LED ribbon will wrap the plaza. And this mixed-use project will feature a 166,580-sf open-air retail galleria. CallisonRTKL designed the exterior, retail interior, and South Towers residential space. Studio Munge designed the North Tower interior and 184-room hotel. SWA Design Group is the landscape architect, and Lendlease is the GC. Oceanwide Plaza/CallisonRTKL

Giants 300 | September 13, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., PCL Construction Enterprises, and Shawmut Design and Construction top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest retail sector contractor and construction management firms, as reported in the 2017 Giants 300 Report.

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Exterior of the Silber Center, designed by Ziger/Snead Architects.

Education Facility | July 14, 2017 | Rob Cassidy, Executive Editor

Students learn environmental skills, natural resource management, urban agriculture, and water quality monitoring....

Cladding and Facade Systems | July 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The observatory’s pattern of lock-seamed zinc cladding alternates between the irregular site topography and the build...

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Codes and Standards | July 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ILF aims to make new certification the sole standard for highest performing buildings.

Accelerate Live! | July 13, 2017 | Sasha Reed |

From my perspective, what separates organizations thriving in the digital revolution from those who are not boils dow...

TIRPITZ museum integrates into Denmark's coastline and the bunker that was built to protect it from attack. Image: Mike Bink

Cultural Facilities | July 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

BIG’s design of this cultural center is the “antithesis” of the fortress.

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Codes and Standards | July 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The money is earmarked for up to $500,000 surety bonds per contract.

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Concrete | July 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The pour created the foundation for the Foster + Partners-designed Pavilion on Penn Medicine’s Campus.

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Great Solutions | July 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Maker spaces, dry-erase walls, and flexible furniture highlight Kinkaid’s new Learning Center.

M/E/P Systems | July 12, 2017 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Brian Atkinson

Maintenance and engineering managers need to monitor the condition of their equipment and the workloads of front-line...

A slight majority of states (26, plus the District of Columbia) saw rental increases over the first six months of 2017, with the largest average percent changes coming in South Carolina (7.3%), Maine (7.3%), Vermont (7.2%), and Rhode Island (7.0%). Source: Abodo 

Multifamily Housing | July 12, 2017 | Abodo

The most notable rental increases are in growing markets in the South and Southwest: New Orleans, Glendale, Ariz., Ho...

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Flooring | July 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A new membrane from Schluter Systems, Ditra Heat Duo, reduces sound transmission while also warming the floor and sup...

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Codes and Standards | July 12, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Danger of propagating flames now deemed negligible.

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Giants 300 | July 12, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Engineering firms such as Arup, Glumac, and Thornton Tomasetti are leveraging their in-house expertise to develop pro...

The Maxwell in Arlington, Va. Photo: Sam Kittner

Multifamily Housing | July 12, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Zen meditation gardens, bocce courts, saltwater pools, and free drinks highlight the niceties at these new multifamil...

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Office Building Design | July 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Corporate Commons Three is expected to break ground later this summer.

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Codes and Standards | July 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New material is substitute for concrete and steel in multi-story projects.

Retail Centers | July 10, 2017 | GS&P Dialogue | Steve Hohulin, AICP

The retail sector is charting unfamiliar territory as web sales and evolving tastes force a paradigm shift.

Wood | July 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project received a Wood Innovation Grant that will help spur construction of the Hastings + Chivetta-designed pro...

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Sustainability | July 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over 100 wellness features are incorporated into CBRE’s Vancouver office.

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Concrete | July 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Not only has the concrete stood the test of time, but it has actually become stronger.

Thyssenkrupp's MULTI vertical-horizontal system uses magnetic-levitation technology that allows cars to make 90-degree turns. Image: thyssenkrupp

Building Technology | July 07, 2017 | John Caulfield

Thyssenkrupp’s cable-less MULTI system promises higher transport capacity and lower peak power demand.

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Mixed-Use | July 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed-use tower will rise 185 meters and be located in Melbourne's Central Business District.

July 06, 2017 | GWWO Blog | Alan Reed

The most meaningful experiences are created through a close collaboration between architects, landscape architects, a...

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Codes and Standards | July 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Initiative aimed at alleviating construction industry worker shortage.

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Codes and Standards | July 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Explains energy performance gap from expected savings to actual savings.

Industry Research | July 06, 2017 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog | Tyler Bohm

From swimming pools to pirate ships, amenities (even crazy ones) aren’t just perks, but assets to enhance performance...

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Building Technology | July 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new paper also makes 10 predictions for the industry in 2050.

Paul Matt, Chairman of MATT Construction, was involving in more than 450 buildings during a career that lasted 67 years. Image: MATT Construction

Contractors | July 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

His construction career spanned seven decades. 

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Accelerate Live! | July 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured talks on machine le...

Office Building Design | July 05, 2017 | LPA Blog | Karen Thomas

Open offices as a strategic move to optimize office real estate and increase collaboration and innovation.

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