Open floor plans that encourage collaboration are becoming “best practices” for office designers. Image: Ted Moudis Associates

Office Building Design | April 23, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The latest report by Ted Moudis Associates also finds more space being allocated for amenities and wellness.

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Codes and Standards | January 31, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In two years, the rest of the U.S. will follow suit.

Report: Spending spree on new buildings a risky venture for some U.S. universities

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University Buildings | January 31, 2018 | Sightlines

Higher education institutions continue to add new buildings in spite of increased stress on facilities management bud...

4 ways multifamily developers can attract Baby Boomer, Millennial buyers

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Multifamily Housing | January 31, 2018 | BD+C Staff

As Baby Boomers downsize and Millennials begin buying homes, multifamily developments in dynamic urban areas are meet...

Senior living design trends for 2018

Jewel tones, lush fabrics, and mixed metals highlights the interior design trends for 2018. Photo: studioSIX5

Senior Living Design | January 31, 2018 | studioSIX5

Public-facing fitness centers and “sense of place” design accents are among the emerging trends in senior living faci...

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a 1.9 million square foot professional sports stadium in Atlanta, achieved LEED Platinum.

Green | January 31, 2018 | USGBC

Massachusetts tops the list for the second year; New York, Hawaii and Illinois showcase leadership in geographically...

Codes and Standards | January 31, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Engineered Wood Assn. offers free calculator and technical note.

Codes and Standards | January 31, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Skanska will integrate the technology into building facades.

“The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy,” said Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO.

“The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy,” said Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO. Photo: flickr creative commons

Healthcare Facilities | January 30, 2018 | BD+C Staff

The three mega companies—Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase—will pursue the formation of an independent c...

Amazon's Spheres

Photo courtesy of NBBJ

Green | January 30, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Spheres provide the most unique aspect of Amazon’s downtown Seattle headquarters.

AIA’s Kermit Baker: Five signs of an impending upturn in construction spending

The estimate of total losses in 2017 from major natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey are at $306 billion, which shattered the previous record of $215 billion. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. 

Industry Research | January 30, 2018 | Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, Chief Economist, AIA

Tax reform implications and rebuilding from natural disasters are among the reasons AIA’s Chief Economist is optimist...

AIA Consensus Forecast: 4.0% growth for nonresidential construction spending in 2018

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Market Data | January 30, 2018 | AIA

The commercial office and retail sectors will lead the way in 2018, with a strong bounce back for education and healt...

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Library | January 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The plane was removed from its cliffside perch five days after the incident.

14 marketing resolutions AEC firms should make in 2018

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Architects | January 29, 2018 | circle S studio Blog | Tim Asimos, circle S studio

As we close out the first month of the New Year, AEC firms have made (and are still making) plans for where and how t...

Codes and Standards | January 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Publication is joint effort by ASHRAE, AIA, IES, and USGBC.

Pathfinder Kindergarten Center in Everett, Wash., by DLR Group
Education Facility | January 29, 2018 | DLR Group Insights Blog | Todd Ferking, AIA

The idea of a kindergarten-only school presents both challenges and opportunities in regards to the design.

Market Data | January 29, 2018 | ABC

The economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.6% during the fourth quarter of 2017.

thyssenkrupp tests self-driving robot for ‘last mile’ delivery of elevator parts

Measuring 33 inches wide, the delivery robots can travel on sidewalks and can carry payloads weighing up to 77 lbs. Photo courtesy thyssenkrupp

AEC Tech | January 29, 2018 | BD+C Staff

“With driverless delivery robots, we could fill a gap and get spare parts from our warehouses to the jobsite faster,”...

VT Carilion Biomedical Research Addition
Healthcare Facilities | January 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is a collaboration between Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech.

Fashion Show Mall, located on the Las Vegas Strip, is Nevada’s largest shopping center. Since opening in 1981, this three-level mall—with nearly 1.9 million sf of selling space and 250 stores—has gone through several expansions and anchor tenant changes. Image: CallisonRTKL

Retail Centers | January 26, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Superregional malls and open-air shopping centers have shown resilience in the face on online competition.

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

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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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