Main lobby of Hyatt Hotel's headquarters

The main lobby of Hyatt Hotels’ 240,000-sf headquarters in Chicago, which has achieved WELL Silver certification. This open office space gives its occupants choices for noise and temperature levels. Gensler was the interior designer, Power Construction the GC. Courtesy International Well Building Institute.

Office Building Design | February 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Owners and developers are driving demand for wellness features and practices—active stairways, biophilia, enhanced air quality, etc.—as one more way draw tenants. 

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December 20, 2018 | Sherwin-Williams

Placing warm colors at an entrance helps invite visitors to enter, especially to escape cold weather. Mixing bright a...

Autodesk's purchase of PlanGrid brings into its stable a popular digital blueprint software that helps contractors streamline their project management. Image: Autodesk

Building Technology | December 20, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

PlanGrid and BuildingConnected are the latest pieces in the company’s quest to digitize the construction industry....

Glass and Glazing | December 20, 2018 | Elizabeth Cotton |

Tinted glass helps to regulate a building’s temperature as it is designed to absorb energy from the visible light spe...

December 20, 2018 | Stantec Blog | Kate Ryan

When it’s time to make the move, designers can support clients in introducing a new workplace environment.

Man on scaffolding

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Codes and Standards | December 20, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Lawmakers under pressure to reform law that makes contractors 100% liable for work-site injuries.

The South and Mid-Atlantic regions should be the strongest for commercial office space, according to a recent survey of brokerage pros. Image: Transwestern

Market Data | December 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Respondents to a recent Transwestern poll expect flat to modest growth for rents and investment in offices, MOBs, and...

More than half of New York's Gross Domestic Product is generated by is financial and business services sector that is the world's largest. Image: Pixabay

Market Data | December 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But San Jose, Calif., is expected to have the best annual growth rate through 2035, according to Oxford Economics’ la...

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

Provides recommended ranges on 13 different parameters of water quality.

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Market Data | December 19, 2018 | AIA

November marked the fourteenth consecutive month of increasing demand for architectural firm services.

Natural disasters have been driving insurance payouts for property and casualty damages through the roof, leading insurers to reassess their coverage strategies. Image: USI

Building Owner | December 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new report on the property and casualty market foresees modest rate hikes for construction projects. 

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December 18, 2018 | Robyn M. Feller

Piping Layout Consultants taps into 3D scanning technology to replace a large quantity of fiberglass reinforced plast...

Multifamily Housing | December 18, 2018 | HDR Insights | Nicholas Taylor, Design Lead

Social sustainability has become a central concern in terms of its effect that spans generations.

The ability of EC firms to capture, understand, and apply from all kinds of sources—including their job sites—is critical to their being able to deliver buildings for smarter cities in the future. Image: Deloitte Consulting

Building Technology | December 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new paper from Deloitte Consulting advises companies to revise their strategies with an eye toward leveraging advan...

Four air conditioners on a roof

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

Dramatic action will be needed for global building sector to cut carbon in line with international agreements.

Google building

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Office Building Design | December 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 1.7 million-sf campus will expand the company’s New York City presence.

December 17, 2018 | TAMLYN |

An off-the-shelf trim gives a mixed-used development a sleek, custom aesthetic.

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Sports and Recreational Facilities | December 17, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The stadium will be at the center of an entirely new city.

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Architects | December 17, 2018 | AIA

Architects can download a copy of the toolkit online.

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University Buildings | December 17, 2018 | SCUP

There is a wide variability between how campuses accommodate the needs of breastfeeding mothers.

16 things you should know about universal design [AIA course]

Slip-resistant flooring, such as these Maycrest 6x24-inch porcelain tiles, is recommended for universal design in kitchens and bathrooms. Photo: Mohawk Flooring


Our expert offers 16 ways to help you implement universal design in your next multifamily residential project—and per...

Smoke from a smokestack

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Codes and Standards | December 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Greener buildings have led to leveling off of GHGs.

Iconsiam's “colossal window” facade rises as high as 24 meters and spans three stories. Image: Seele

Cladding and Facade Systems | December 14, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Iconsiam’s completion required special glass and installation techniques.

Monroe Blocks exterior

Courtesy Hayes Davidson

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

The mixed-use development will connect some of Detroit’s key public spaces.

Architects | December 13, 2018 |

Design firms know that just having a website and a blog aren’t enough, but social media complicates how they communic...

Record number of 'supertall' towers were completed in 2018

Citic Tower in Beijing. Rendering: KPF

High-rise Construction | December 13, 2018 | BD+C and CTBUH

Citic Tower in Beijing and Vincom Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City are among 18 "supertall" skyscrapers completed this...

Glass and Glazing | December 13, 2018 | Elizabeth Cotton |

Store frontage is integral to showcasing what’s inside and, more importantly, who is inside.

Flooded neighborhood

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

Extensive suburban development, aging and poorly maintained infrastructure, and more intense rainfall mean more flood...

Caldera House exterior

All photos courtesy Carney Logan Burke Architects

Hotel Facilities | December 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Carney Logan Burke Architects designed the building.

Employees in green space at apple's current Austin location

Apple's current Austin location. Courtesy Apple.

Office Building Design | December 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The company will also build smaller expansions in six other U.S. cities over the next three years.

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