The main-event stage at The International

The main-event stage at The International, an annual Dota 2 eSports championship tournament, held at the KeyArena in Seattle. Photo: Wikipedia.

Events Facilities | January 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

More than 380 million fans take in professional video gaming events each year, but most do so without leaving home. Dedicated eSports arenas could change all that.

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The 2012 and 2015 IBC closed an important loophole that allowed uncontrolled radiant heat in doors in exit enclosure and exit passageways. Today, fire protective ceramics are limited to 100 sq. in. in the door vision panel regardless if the building is fully sprinklered. To exceed 100 sq. in., fire resistive glazing that meets ASTM E-119/UL 263 must be used. 

Fire-Rated Products | January 23, 2018 | Bill O'Keeffe |

View of PTAC unit removed from wall sleeve-room side is to right. Inset in upper left shows front view of unit in sleeve with cover removed. Supply fan draws unconditioned outdoor air (red arrows) into supply fan plenum. Fan also draws room return air (yellow arrows) through evaporator coil cooling room air (blue arrows). Unconditioned outside air mixes with conditioned room air and discharges to room (green arrows) through supply air louvers.

January 23, 2018 | J. David Odom | J. David Odom and Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Liberty Building Forensics Group and Norm Nelson, Jacobs Engineering

Over the past 30 years, building experts at Liberty Building Forensics Group (LBFG) have investigated hundreds of hot...

January 23, 2018 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog |

Paladino surveyed its team of architects, engineers, and building scientists, and here are a few of the big shifts th...

Codes and Standards | January 23, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Four dollars saved for every dollar spent, says NIBS report.

Rendering courtesy of BIG

Cultural Facilities | January 23, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The original proposal was first unveiled in 2014.

Co-working space in Tribe

Photo: Catalina Ayubi

Reconstruction & Renovation | January 23, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new space has been dubbed ‘Tribe.’

Metals | January 22, 2018 | ALPOLIC

In searching for alternatives to expensive porcelain tile to achieve the look envisioned for the project, they turned...

2018 call for entries: BD+C awards programs

 

 

Building Team | January 22, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors invite your firm to apply for one of our annual AEC industry recognition and awards programs.

Joplin (Mo.) Interim High School, designed by DLR Group. Photo courtesy DLR Group

Joplin (Mo.) Interim High School, designed by DLR Group. Photo courtesy DLR Group

K-12 Schools | January 22, 2018 | DLR Group Insights Blog | Raechel French, Associate, DLR Group

An education market think tank proposes a radical research concept for evaluating learning environments.

Healthcare Facilities | January 22, 2018 | CallisonRTKL blog | Eric Dinges

A new year is knocking on our door and nobody is any closer to knowing where healthcare in the United States is headi...

Maersk Tower and the floating path

Photo: Adam Mørk

University Buildings | January 22, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

C. F. Møller designed the building.

Coca-Cola’s Workplace 2020 project, Atlanta, designed by Gentler. Photo: Garrett Rowland

Coca-Cola’s Workplace 2020 project, Atlanta, designed by Gentler. Photo: Garrett Rowland

Giants 300 | January 22, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Ranking the nation’s largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms. Giants 300 surveys are due Friday, Ap...

Call for research partners: The neuroscience behind decision making in AEC

Photo: Pixabay

Building Owner | January 21, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director
Codes and Standards | January 19, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Falls accounted for 39% of deadly accidents.

Architects | January 19, 2018 | CTBUH

The Lotte World Tower, in Seoul, and 150 N. Riverside, in Chicago, are among the finalists. 

The 360-degree classroom in the Spark

The circle-in-the-round classroom in The Spark. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

University Buildings | January 19, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The circle-in-the-round classroom can accommodate 275 students.

A rendering of a possible new premium seat

Biometric seating technology utilizes a combination of displays and AR/VR technologies to place fans in the middle of the action, with real-time data analysis.

Augmented Reality | January 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Populous is exploring biometric seating technology that utilizes a combination of displays and AR/VR technologies to...

The main-event stage at The International

The main-event stage at The International, an annual Dota 2 eSports championship tournament, held at the KeyArena in Seattle. Photo: Wikipedia.

Events Facilities | January 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

More than 380 million fans take in professional video gaming events each year, but most do so without leaving home. D...

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

Newer buildings constructed in flood zone fared well.

UIC's new living/learning complex

Rendering courtesy of SCB

University Buildings | January 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) designed the facility.

Kitchens are one of the must-have features in spec suites, ready-to-move-in office spaces that are increasingly attractive to smaller, newer companies looking for rentals. Image: Darrin Hunter, courtesy of Dyer Brown

Office Building Design | January 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Filling a need for startups looking for quick move-ins.

The 20 finalists for Amazon's HQ2

Courtesy Amazon

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

The company expects to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow HQ2 to include as many as 50,000 jobs.

Codes and Standards | January 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Transaction allows GBI to expand operations to Canada and elsewhere.

A Plenty employee tends to leafy greens growing in the startup’s indoor facility in South San Francisco. The facility relies on 7,500 infrared cameras and 35,000 sensors embedded among the greens that monitor the room’s temperature, humidity, and growing phases. Courtesy Plenty.

Game Changers | January 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Armed with the latest agri-tech and millions in VC funding, vertical farming startups believe they’ve cracked the cod...

Daylighting | January 17, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Phatom 5000 from Tubelite, SolaMaster 300 from Solatube, and Fallbrook XL Series from C.R. Laurence are just three of...

Rendering of the exterior of the Concours at Carlisle
Multifamily Housing | January 17, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new development will represent the only auto condo community in Central Pennsylvania.

Stork Meadow

Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller

Resiliency | January 17, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The C.F. Møller-designed project is slated for completion in 2021.

January 17, 2018 | Bill Bridgeman |

Sleek and streamlined, linear drains, also known as trench drains appeal to designers’ and building occupants’ desire...

January 17, 2018 | Aaron Mathews |

Though multifamily housing starts have leveled off to new norms, they are still in high demand. 

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