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A new Justice Center will be attached to the existing courthouse

Montgomery County is building a new Justice Center (right), that will be connected to the 119-year-old courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Images: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Justice Facilities | June 15, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Versions of this civic project have been in the works since at least 2015.

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ASHRAE's new global headquarters

ASHRAE's new headquarters in Atlanta transforms a 1970s-era structure into a net-zero-energy office facility. Images: Jonathan Hillyer Photography

Energy Efficiency | March 23, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The conversion of a 1970s’-era building demonstrates how older structures can be made more efficient and sustainabl...

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Codes and Standards | March 23, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Segregated neighborhoods and car-centric cities may not adapt to the European model.

Architects | March 23, 2021 | KTGY

With a bold vision to reshape how people experience spaces, residential design firm joins forces with interior desi...

When choosing an architectural coatings system, there are an abundance of qualities to look for. An architect or specifier desires a coating system that is sustainable and durable. Additionally, a coatings system must provide the aesthetic properties needed by the architect as well, not only at the time of initial coating, but for decades to come.

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Aerial view of UC Merced's expanded campus.

UC Merced has added 11 new buildings over the past four years, during which its enrollment has increased dramatically. Images: (c) SOM/Dave Burk

Higher Education | March 22, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its new buildings are certified LEED Platinum.

Waldorf Astoria supertall tower rising above the clouds

Renderings courtesy Waldorf Astoria Miami

Multifamily Housing | March 22, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The supertall tower will include a hotel and residences.

225 South Slate Street ground level

Renderings courtesy KTGY Architecture + Planning

Mixed-Use | March 22, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

KTGY Architecture + Planning is designing the project.

As architects design high-performing commercial buildings, supporting life safety via perimeter fire containment systems is critical. Specifying a tested, listed assembly that incorporates six essential design elements and withstands extreme testing conditions can help architects support passive life safety and optimize opportunities for egress during a commercial building fire.

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Codes and Standards | March 22, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Strategy uses more targeted approach to invest in low-income areas.

Make-A-Wish South Florida

Renderings courtesy Arquitectonica

Office Building Design | March 22, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

 Arquitectonica is designing the project.

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Market Data | March 22, 2021 | AGC

Rampant cancellations augur further declines ahead.

Life of an Architect Podcast | March 22, 2021 | Bob Borson, FAIA

For some architects, being on the jobsite is a vital part of their work process, while for others, they see jobsite...

New data center in Itasca, Ill., near Chicago

NTT Global Data Centers Americas' newest data center, located on a 19-acre campus in Itasca, Ill., will have two buildings and 72 MW server capacity. Images: NTT

Data Centers | March 20, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Two new facilities opened last month, with several others under construction.

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Codes and Standards | March 19, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Existing stations will not be allowed to add more pumps.

1500 Granville exterior at dusk

Photos courtesy Suffolk

Multifamily Housing | March 18, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects designed the project.

PFFtag platooning

Photos: PFF

Great Solutions | March 18, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

New proof-of-concept from Piaggio Fast Forward and Trimble enables robots and machines to follow humans.

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Codes and Standards | March 18, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Rising materials costs and supply shortages threaten economic recovery, housing starts.

David Barista, Editorial Director, Building Design+Construction, The Weekly show for March 18, 2021
Retail Centers | March 18, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about the future of gas station...

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Market Data | March 18, 2021 | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Concerns about finding skilled workers, material costs, and steel tariffs linger.

CDRLC exterior during the day

Renderings courtesy LMN Architects

University Buildings | March 17, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects in collaboration with Booth Hansen is designing the project.

Sable at Navy Pier exterior against the city

All photos: Mike Schwartz

Hotel Facilities | March 16, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

KOO designed the project.

Contractors | March 16, 2021 | Autodesk

Despite forecasted drop in non-residential spending for 2021, real-time bidding data from BuildingConnected suggest...

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Codes and Standards | March 16, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Proposed Bay State mandate modeled on California’s.

Facebook's data center in Newton, Ga., which it plans to expand

A rendering of Facebook's data center in Newton, Ga., that includes a planned second phase that will add 1.5 million sf. Image: Facebook

Data Centers | March 16, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new white paper explores revenue-enhancing ways for data centers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Perkins Eastman, headquartered in New York with offices around the world, and Pfeiffer, with offices in Los Angeles and New York, have announced the merger of the two legacy firms.

Architects | March 16, 2021 | PERKINS EASTMAN
Perkins&Will studio from the exterior

All photos: Garrett Rowland

Office Building Design | March 16, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The studio supports hybrid work models with agile layouts and integrated broadcast technologies.

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Market Data | March 16, 2021 | AGC

Canceled projects, supply-chain woes threaten future jobs.

Presidium Waterford exterior

Renderings courtesy Presidium

Multifamily Housing | March 15, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

O’Brien Architects and Dwell Design Studio are designing the project.

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Codes and Standards | March 15, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Legislation calls for ‘Innovation Zones’ that could become smart cities.

David Swartz FAIA in the LA office of HLW

David Swartz, FAIA, meets with the HLW team to review construction documents for a Los Angeles project.

Architects | March 15, 2021 | DAVID SWARTZ, FAIA, IIDA

A veteran designer looks back on the lessons his father, a contractor, taught him.

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Market Data | March 15, 2021 | AGC

The same firms are already struggling to cope with pandemic impacts.

One of the innovation labs at Bowling Green's Maurer Center

Students at work at the EY Entrepreneurial Innovation Lab at the new Maurer Center, the home of Bowling Green State University's business school. Images: Jame Steinkamp Photography

Higher Education | March 13, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Bowling Green’s new Maurer Center reflects a trend toward business-centric learning experiences.

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