The 190,000-sf Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, which opens next month on the campus of the University of Southern California, will provide research and lab space for the Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Medical schools. This is the largest building on campus, and its construction required more than 50,000 yards of soil to be exported, 4.5 million pounds of concrete and rebar for poured-in-place floors and walls, and 2,000-plus steel embeds for a suspended clean room plenum leel and exterior masonry. Image: USC

University Buildings | October 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building is designed to maximize recruitment and interaction of scientists and researchers.

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Hurricane from space
Codes and Standards | October 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Florida, Texas, rise in ACEEE state energy efficiency scorecard.

Rendering of Clippership Wharf

Clippership Wharf, a 478-unit mixed-use redevelopment in Boston whose construction began this year, will elevate the first floors of its buildings 24 feet above the Boston city baseline. A 1,400-foot-long public Harbor Walk will be 14 to 16 feet above sea level. Courtesy Lendlease Development.

Greenbuild Report | October 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma expose the necessity—and limitations—of resilient design and construction measures.

BIM and Information Technology | October 18, 2017 | Autodesk

Autodesk’s investment in Project Frog creates a common data environment, streamlines design and engineering processes...

A flooded neighborhood
Resiliency | October 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Convincing people to relocate can be a psychological hurdle.

A Loop NYC pedestrian park

Courtesy Edg

Great Solutions | October 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A new proposal leverages driverless cars to free up almost all of Manhattan’s Park Avenue and Broadway for pedestrian...

222 S. Riverside office

Photo: Wright Heerema Architects

Giants 300 | October 17, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, WSP, and Thornton Tomasetti top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest office sector engineering and...

Two employees in an office

Photo: Davis Architects

Giants 300 | October 17, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Jacobs, and HOK top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest office sector architecture and AE firms,...

Code
Codes and Standards | October 17, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Open-source apps include enhancements for urban-scale modeling.

VistaAir Open
Walls and Partitions | October 16, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Vista Air is available in several mounting options and cladding materials, including metal, wood, and glass.

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Heller Manus Architects

Resiliency | October 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An array of guidelines and standards coming from all kinds of sources are jockeying for position to stamp their impri...

Aligned Energy Phoenix data center

A growing number of businesses are outsourcing their vital IT infrastructure to mega-co-location facilities like the newly built 550,000-sf, 62MW Aligned Energy Phoenix data center. The energy-efficient facility is designed to achieve an annualized power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.15. Courtesy of Aligned Energy.

Giants 300 | October 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Look for mission-critical construction to double in the next few years.

Documents
Codes and Standards | October 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will allow AIA to make updates more frequently as insurance market changes.

The Hellisheidi power plant

Photo: Arni Saeberg

Sustainability | October 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The geothermal power plant in Hellisheidi, Iceland was outfitted with a Climeworks DAC module.

People running through a mixed-use waterfront community in San Francisco

Perkins+Will has written the design controls for the redevelopment of a 28-acre surface parking lot in San Francisco into a mixed-use waterfront community called Mission Rock, which would have a mesa running through it to handle sea levels that are projected to rise as high as 66 inches by 2100, compared to 24 inches today. Courtesy Perkins+Will. 

Resiliency | October 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Projects like these, where resilience is central to their design and construction, are becoming more commonplace.

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Looking out the CN Tower's new glass
Glass and Glazing | October 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass darkens in proportion to the sun’s intensity to produce a reduction of heat and glare inside the building....

The Kolos Data Center

The Kolos Data Center, 225 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Rendering courtesy of HDR.

Data Centers | October 13, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Holder Construction, and DPR Constrcution top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s larges...

The exterior of Dunham College
University Buildings | October 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The residential communities were designed by KWK Architects and combine living and learning amenities.

The 190,000-sf Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, which opens next month on the campus of the University of Southern California, will provide research and lab space for the Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Medical schools. This is the largest building on campus, and its construction required more than 50,000 yards of soil to be exported, 4.5 million pounds of concrete and rebar for poured-in-place floors and walls, and 2,000-plus steel embeds for a suspended clean room plenum leel and exterior masonry. Image: USC

University Buildings | October 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building is designed to maximize recruitment and interaction of scientists and researchers.

A handheld scanner being used

The FARO Freestyle 3D handheld laser scanner was used to quickly capture precise measurements in One Liberty Plaza’s mechanical room. The device connects directly to a Microsoft Pro Surface tablet and has 3D point accuracy ≤1.5mm and an indoor scanning volume of up to 8m³. Photo: Actus3D.

BIM and Information Technology | October 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The emergence of handheld 3D laser scanners has been a boon for firms looking to lower costs and speed up turnaround...

Data center
Giants 300 | October 12, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Syska Hennessy Group, AECOM, and Morrison Hershfield top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest data center ...

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

Roles of architects, contractors outlined in E204–2017.

Decorative Vitro glass installation in O'Hare airports Terminal 5 expansion
Glass and Glazing | October 12, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The art was inspired by NASA satellite imagery.

The Center for Wounded Veterans at U of I
University Buildings | October 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education is the first building of its kind on a U.S...

The Smithsonian Museum
Coatings | October 11, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

The design process involved bringing talented minds together to create something truly unique. 

Aerial view of a city street
Architects | October 11, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Left out of this ongoing national debate over infrastructure are the nation’s other public buildings: the li...

Giants 300 | October 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Corgan, and Gensler top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest data center sector architecture and A...

A city highlighted in green
Codes and Standards | October 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Monitoring and comparing performance are critical to advancing sustainability goals.

The Summer Wind multifamily community

Rendering courtesy of The Beach Company

Multifamily Housing | October 11, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Summer Wind will be about half an hour outside of Charleston, S.C., in the rapidly expanding Summerville submarket....

Existing reactor tank roof piping and equipment prior to remodel.

BIM and Information Technology | October 10, 2017 | FARO

By integrating creativity and ingenuity with practicality, the Moody team was able to address the project’s specific...

A nurse station in a hospital with integrated artwork
Designers | October 10, 2017 | GS&P Dialogue | Carolyn Fleetwood Blake, LEED, AP, EDAC

With many hospital projects, art can be a construction-phase afterthought.

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