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2020 GIANTS 400 REPORT landing page Washington College_Semans Griswold Environmental Hall, Ayers Saint Gross

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, designed by Ayers Saint Gross, is home to Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society and commands a picturesque site on the Chester River. The river is a living laboratory that provides students with an immersive experience in support of the building’s programs in environmental science and sustainability. Photo courtesy Ayers Saint Gross

    

Giants 300 | August 28, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The 2020 Giants 400 Report features more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and specialty categories.

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Codes and Standards | January 05, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Some communities will have 90% of their affordable housing at risk.

Moynihan train Hall exterior
Transit Facilities | January 05, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SOM designed the project.

Lobby of TruStile's new headquarters in Denver

The door manufacturer TruStile is moving into a new headquarters in Denver designed by Ware Malcomb, one of several projects the firm has completed over the past six or seven months. Image: Inside Out Studios

Architects | January 05, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its latest completion is an office/factory/warehouse combo for one of Marvin Window’s brands.

On behalf of my fellow editors at Building Design+Construction, I’d like to invite you – or the appropriate member of your organization – to participate in a short but valuable survey,  “What Building Owners + Developers Want from Their Design and Construction Project Teams.”

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Codes and Standards | January 04, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Nearly 23% of employees will work from outside of offices.

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Market Data | January 04, 2021 | AGC

Many commercial projects languish, even while homebuilding soars.

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Architects | January 04, 2021 | AIA

Founded by Curt Moody, FAIA, NOMA, and the late engineer Howard E. Nolan, the firm’s work is centered on the belief...

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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Contractors | January 04, 2021 | Burns & McDonnell blog | John Maranowicz, Regional Construction/Design-Build Manager, Chicago

When value engineering is referenced in our industry, our minds may immediately go to a process that reduces projec...

Polhemus Clinic in 1897, Polhemus Residences today

Polhemus Memorial Clinic in 1897 (photo: Courtesy BKSK Architects) and Polhemus Residences today (photo: Amy Barkow/Barkow Photo).

Reconstruction Awards | December 30, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Sazerac House, home of the official cocktail of the city of New Orleans.

Sazerac House, home of the official cocktail of the city of New Orleans. Photo: Katie Hartenstein, Ryan Gootee General Contractors LLC

Reconstruction Awards | December 29, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

The 51,987-sf Sazerac House is an interactive cocktail museum, active distillery, corporate headquarters, and event...

Sarah's Circle Exterior

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Multifamily Housing | December 29, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will designed the project.

Market Data | December 29, 2020 | Yardi Matrix

Sales completions at end of Q3 were down over 41 percent from the same period a year ago.

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Codes and Standards | December 28, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

CROSSWALK web service accesses standards specific to projects from feasibility to turnover.

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Codes and Standards | December 28, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

One-stop-shop for information associated with technology validations in buildings.

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Market Data | December 28, 2020 | AGC

Measure’s modest amount of funding for infrastructure projects and clarification that PPP loans may not be taxed wi...

The Smile aerial

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Mixed-Use | December 28, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project, dubbed The Smile, has recently completed construction.

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Codes and Standards | December 28, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Directs defense, agriculture secretaries to review potential for wood frame construction on defense building projec...

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Codes and Standards | December 28, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Rule would apply to projects on lots sized 20,000 sf or larger.

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Market Data | December 28, 2020 | AGC

New York and Vermont record worst February-November losses, Virginia has largest pickup.

Lobby Old Chicago Post Office

Lobby of the Old Chicago Post Office, a Platinum winner in BD+C's 37th Annual Reconstruction Awards. Photo: Eric Laignel/Eric Laignel Photography, courtesy Gensler

Reconstruction Awards | December 23, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Use of Geographic Information Systems, by AEC business classification

Most AEC firms have had experience using Geographic Information Systems software at some stage of their projects. Charts: Dodge Data & Analytics

AEC Tech | December 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Future usage might boil down to competitive pressure, according to a Dodge Data & Analytics survey.

Exterior of the Esperanza Health Center in North Philadelphia

Esperanza Health Center's flagship is now inside what had been the Kensington Trust Company Building, which was renovated and rebranded as a clinic for North Philadelphia. Images: Don Pearse Photographers

Reconstruction Awards | December 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

BD+C’s Reconstruction Awards recognize the adaptive reuse of the Kensington Trust building.

U.S. Pavilion Aerial

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Reconstruction Awards | December 18, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project has won a Bronze Award in BD+C's 2020 Reconstruction Awards.

McDonald's Flagship Disney at dusk

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Sustainability | December 17, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Ross Barney Architects designed the project.

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Codes and Standards | December 17, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Building owners can invest in new technology with no upfront cost.

The Weekly show: The future of eSports facilities, and meet the National Institute for AI in Construction
AEC Tech | December 17, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

The December 17 episode of BD+C's The Weekly is available for viewing on demand. 

The Roundhouse, a 19th-century train engine repair building, is being transformed into an innovation center.

The Roundhouse, which was once used to stabilize train engines for repair, is being transformed into an innovation center for new businesses. Images: GBBN

Adaptive Reuse | December 17, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The adaptive reuse of the Roundhouse is the latest step forward for Hazelwood Green.

What the Biden Administration means for multifamily construction

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Multifamily Housing | December 16, 2020 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

What can the multifamily real estate sector expect from Biden and Company? At the risk of having egg, if not a whol...

Download a PDF of all 2020 Giants 400 Rankings from Building Design+Construction magazine

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Giants 300 | December 16, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

This 70-page PDF features AEC firm rankings across 51 building sectors, disciplines, and specialty services.

A rendering of the HIstoric Alameda High School, which recently reopened after a modernization that included seismic stabilization.

The Historic Alameda High School in California was remade into a modern, flexible learning environment, while retaining some of its classic architecture. Images credit: Tim Maloney/Technical Imagery Studios

Reconstruction Awards | December 16, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A 2014 bond issue provided financing to seismically stabilize and modernize Historic Alameda High School, a 2020 Si...

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Codes and Standards | December 16, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Buildings reopened after extended pandemic closure are at risk.

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