In Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood, GEMS World Academy Middle-Upper School, designed by bKL Architecture, is rising 13 stories. The building is set back 25 feet from the street to allow in more natural light, and features an 8,000-sf artificial turf recreation area that doubles as outdoor classroom and gathering space for its students. Its Building Team includes WSP (SE), WMA Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP), Mackie Consultants (CE), Wolff Landscape Architecture, and Power Construction (GC). bKL Architecture.

K-12 Schools | May 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Verticality has some plusses, according to AEC firms that have engaged such projects recently.

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It’s official: China opens first green hospital, designed by HMC Architects

With an eye-catching, sustainable design, Shunde Hospital aims to be the vanguard of a nationwide system of energy efficient, cutting edge teaching hospitals throughout China. The complex of buildings dominates the city of Shunde. Photo: David Wakely, courtesy HMC Architects

Healthcare Facilities | April 15, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Shunde Hospital of Southern Medical University is the official pilot green hospital for development of China’s green...

Do you have a fear of getting 'Uber'd'? Join the club

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Contractors | April 15, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Exacerbating the AEC talent shortage is the coming mass exodus of baby boomers as they reach retirement age.

Life of an Architect Podcast | April 15, 2019 | Bob Borson, FAIA

In the beginning, when you are starting to plan your budget for building a new house, residential construction costs...

The division between indoor and outdoor spaces continues to blur with demand to bring the indoors outside. Amenity spaces create communities with connectivity while providing solid return on investment. The finishes you choose are equally important both in terms of style and brand distinction. Explore the possibilities, because Space Matters.

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Contractors | April 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The lab will identify, test, and scale new technologies to help advance the construction industry.

AI in design, offsite construction, AEC ‘superusers’ to headline BD+C’s Accelerate AEC Innovation Conference

Building Design+Construction’s third-annual Accelerate AEC Innovation Conference will take place May 13-14 at Dream Downtown in New York City.

Accelerate Live! | April 14, 2019 | BD+C Staff

This AEC innovation forum, May 13-14 in New York City, will bring together firm leaders and industry technologists to...

Bipartisan 'Invest in America Act' gains industry support

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Architects | April 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The bill would attract as much as $125 billion investment for buildings, infrastructure.

The 10,000-person capacity Las Vegas Ballpark is located in the heart of suburban Summerlin, Nev., with a population of more than 100,000. Image: Howard Hughes Corporation

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Developer Howard Hughes views the stadium as an essential piece to this master-planned community’s growth.

L.A. County’s first sustainability plan tackles carbon, air quality, transportation, resilience

Photo: Pexels

Green | April 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The plan aims for net-zero carbon by 2050.

Deadline nears on New York City sprinkler requirement for tall office buildings

Photo: Pixabay

Codes and Standards | April 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The mandate applies to all buildings regardless of when constructed.

All Photos: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Healthcare Facilities | April 12, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foster + Partners designed the facility.

NYC officials partner with nonprofit to build modular affordable housing

Renderings: Think! Architecture and Design

Multifamily Housing | April 12, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Thorobird and BACDYS partner with Brooklyn’s FullStack Modular on project.

NBBJ creates Design Performance Group whose goal is to connect building design with occupant wellbeing

NBBJ's Design Performance Group leaders, from left, are Nate Holland, Peter Alspach, and Margaret Montgomery. Image: NBBJ

AEC Tech | April 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The firm also wants to advance energy efficiency in its projects.

The construction industry has a problem, and women are going to solve it

According to a Forbes study, diverse companies produce 19% more earnings than their counterparts. In addition to generating more revenue, diverse teams produce a host of benefits, including increased productivity and heightened company reputation. Photo: VIATechnik

Contractors | April 11, 2019 | VIATechnik blog | Danielle Dy Buncio, Co-Founder, CEO, VIATechnik

Women currently comprise 9% of the construction industry. Here’s how we will change this to solve one of the industry...

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April 11, 2019 | Hinge Blog | Karl Feldman

How do mergers and acquisitions impact a firm’s brand, marketing, and business development?

Top new skyscrapers for 2019: Salesforce Tower named best worldwide, Ping An Finance Center best 'supertall'

Left: Salesforce Tower, photo: Jason O'Rear; Right: Ping An Finance Center, photo: Tim Griffith

High-rise Construction | April 11, 2019 | BD+C Staff and CTBUH

The San Francisco tower was recognized for its innovations in seismic engineering and a design that "gives back" to t...

All photos courtesy of Magnusson Architecture + Planning

Multifamily Housing | April 11, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Magnusson Architecture + Planning designed the building.

2019 Accelerate AEC speaker lineup announced, May 13-14, NYC
AEC Tech | April 10, 2019 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's third-annual Accelerate AEC Innovation Conference (May 13-14, NYC) will explore AI in architecture, o...

The fastener attaching the panel to the substructure is a long-life fastener. However, the lap fastener, which has a different drill point, is not a long-life fastener.

April 10, 2019 | MBCI |

The fasteners used to attach a metal roof system are a significant part of the roof performance and, in turn, of the...

Hilton's 'canopy' lifestyle brand hotel opens in Minneapolis' Mill District

Photos: Kruger Images, courtesy DLR Group 

Hotel Facilities | April 10, 2019 | By Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The project involved converting a 1904 industrial building.

The top of The Tulip in London

Rendering: DBOX for Foster + Partners

High-rise Construction | April 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Designed by Foster + Partners, the Tulip will rise 1,001 feet and be a new cultural and tourist attraction.

BU data sciences building

All renderings courtesy KPMB

University Buildings | April 09, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

KPMB Architects is designing the project.

Storefront rehabilitation and design, AIA course by Hoffmann Architects

The façade restoration of this historic mixed-use property accentuated the intricate ornamentation of the terra cotta storefronts. Photo courtesy Hoffmann Architects

BD+C University Course | April 09, 2019 | Juan A. Kuriyama, AIA, and Tai Mahmuti, LEED GA, Hoffmann Architects

Rehabilitation and design of storefront systems demands consideration of many factors, from thermal performance and o...

April 09, 2019 | Kinsley Construction, Inc. |

Knowing the technology owners need and what construction teams should be utilizing can be an overwhelming decision....

April 09, 2019 | Paul Collyer, Metl-Span |

When looking at evaluating different construction materials, particularly those that will have to withstand extreme t...

The Upbrella construction method starts with building a roof enclosure, which is then lifted floor by floor using specialized lifting and hoist equipment as vertical construction progresses.

Great Solutions | April 09, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Upbrella allows for floor-by-floor building construction that is, reportedly, safer and more productive than traditio...

Healthcare Facilities | April 09, 2019 | Cannon Design Blog | Swapna Sathyan

The relationship between workplace design and company culture isn’t all that different from a tango.

The 159,000-sf Catalyst building will be eastern Washington's first net-zero-energy ready building. Image: McKinstry

Sustainable Design and Construction | April 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Catalyst will be part of an innovation hub, with Eastern Washington University as its main tenant.

Factory-based construction with no siloes starts with a single source of truth

This prototype is an early version of the apartment units that will be built in Skender’s factory for a building in Chicago’s West Loop later this year. Photo: Skender

Building Tech | April 08, 2019 | Future Built by Skender | Pete Murray, President, Skender Manufacturing, and Tim Swanson, Chief Design Officer, Skender

Working from a single source of truth means every factor of design, procurement, manufacturing, and assembly will be...

It’s time for office amenities to get to work

At Campari Group’s new North American headquarters in New York, four distinct bar-like experiences offer more than just a place for employees and guests to blow off steam. Photo courtesy Gensler

Office Building Design | April 08, 2019 | Gensler Blog | Amanda Carroll, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, Workplace Leader, Principal, Gensler

Amenities with the greatest impact on effectiveness and experience are those that directly support the work needs of...

Employers at risk when using construction equipment not sized for women

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Contractors | April 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

As more women enter male-dominated fields, gear supply has not kept up with demand.

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