Additive manufacturing heads to the jobsite

A 21-foot-long shipping container houses a mobile additive manufacturing “toolbox” that includes two Panasonic robots that can 3D print, weld, cut, and polish. The unit’s transportability to jobsites could make it ideal for producing bespoke spare parts in the field. Courtesy of Autodesk

3D Printing | December 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Prototype mobile 3D printing shop aims to identify additive manufacturing applications for construction jobsites.

read more
Architects | December 10, 2018 | LS3P Foresight | Brian T. Wurst, AIA, LEED AP

Hand drawing reveals a dimension beyond those available in a CAD drawing or digital rendering.

A 38,000-sf dining hall, bookended by two residence halls with more than 1,200 beds, are under construction on the North Dartmouth, Mass., main campus of the University of Massachusetts. Image: Suffolk

University Buildings | December 10, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This is the first phase of a large construction/renovation plan for the school’s main campus.

Products and Services | December 10, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

These 6 products solved tricky problems on job sites.

Caroline Pool

Courtesy JE Dunn Construction

Mixed-Use | December 10, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

JE Dunn was the general contractor for the project and The Preston Partnership is the architect of record.

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | December 07, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Michigan rose fastest after passing prevailing wage law.

Architects | December 07, 2018 | AIA

The Gold Medal honors an individual whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on the theory and prac...

Healthcare Facilities | December 07, 2018 | NACLab Blog | Dan Kurtz, AIA, LEED AP, Principal

A Hybrid operating room (OR) is an OR that is outfitted with advanced imaging equipment that allows surgeons, radiolo...

Additive manufacturing heads to the jobsite

A 21-foot-long shipping container houses a mobile additive manufacturing “toolbox” that includes two Panasonic robots that can 3D print, weld, cut, and polish. The unit’s transportability to jobsites could make it ideal for producing bespoke spare parts in the field. Courtesy of Autodesk

3D Printing | December 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Prototype mobile 3D printing shop aims to identify additive manufacturing applications for construction jobsites.

...
Payette employee aerial shot

Photo: Warren Jagger Photography

Architects | December 06, 2018 | AIA

The award recognizes a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.

Codes and Standards | December 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

North American construction steel saves about half of GHG emissions on building project.

Barrier Free Living facility exterior in Manhattan

Rendering courtesy JCJ Architecture

Multifamily Housing | December 06, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The non-profit’s new facility will provide housing and support services for survivors of domestic violence with disab...

Cutaway rendering of the lower floor of the Thrive Rec Center under construction in Lewisville, Texas, show how the building breaks down into three sections: fitness, water, and community. Image: Barker Rinker Seacat, courtesy of the city of Lewisville, Texas

Sports and Recreational Facilities | December 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Taxpayers and other investors accept the economic and social value in these complexes.

Multifamily Housing | December 05, 2018 | Unilock

Hubbard Place is a 44-story, 450-unit apartment community in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, an established tech...

December 05, 2018 | TAMLYN |

One third to one half of all structures have damp conditions that may encourage development of pollutants such as mol...

HouseZero is designed to test systems whose installation would improve the performance of existing buildings that currently account for two-fifths of America's annual energy usage. Image: Michael Grimm

Energy Efficiency | December 05, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hundreds of embedded sensors will inform energy use reduction research.

Courtesy Pixabay

Market Data | December 05, 2018 | ABC

Job growth, high backlog and healthy infrastructure investment all spell good news for the industry.

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | December 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Other chains also boost green efforts with PVs, EV charging stations.

The Kipnes Lantern. Younes Bounhar, Doublespace Photography

Reconstruction Awards | December 04, 2018 | BD+C Editors

Cincinnati Music Hall, MASS MoCA Building 6, and 20 Times Square are just a few of the projects recognized as 2018 Re...

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | December 04, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Faster retrofit cycles, increased energy-efficiency requirements for existing buildings needed.

Market Data | December 04, 2018 | ABC

Thirteen out of 16 subsectors are associated with year-over-year increases.

Aerial rendering of Oakland A's new stadium, designed by BIG

Rendering courtesy BIG

Sports and Recreational Facilities | December 04, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The team will also redevelop the Coliseum site.

Tech startups are vying for rent-free office space, with access to full amenities, for 24 consecutive months on the 3rd and 4th floors of Wells Fargo Center in downtown Los Angeles, which is also in the process of making its massive atrium more attractive to workers in the building and the surrounding neighborhood. Image: Brookfield Office Properties

Office Building Design | December 04, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This is part of a larger campaign to burnish the image of L.A.’s Wells Fargo Center. 

Optima Capz ceiling panels from Armstrong reduce reverberation time and improve speech intelligibility in the school’s presentation spaces.

December 03, 2018 | Armstrong Ceilings

Reverberation time decreases average of 56% in exposed structure spaces.

Photo: Pixabay

Retail Centers | December 03, 2018 | CallisonRTKL blog | Sabrina Hilfer

Sabrina Hilfer, a specialty retail designer, talks about the integration of biometrics in the retailscape. 

Reconstruction Awards | December 03, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

These four projects won honorable mentions in BD+C's 2018 Reconstruction Awards.

Elgin Tower

The Elgin Tower has been successsfully converted into a 44-unit rental property. Photo: Skender

Reconstruction Awards | December 03, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

A project team brings this Chicago suburb’s landmark tower back to life.

November 30, 2018 | Peter Grant |

Waterproofing manufacturers need to learn how to better manage the risks shotcrete presents and simultaneously educat...

The distinctive Beaux Arts building

The distinctive Beaux Arts building, once home to Honolulu’s biggest daily newspaper, is now the headquarters of the contractor firm that restored it. Photo: © 2017 David Franzen.

Reconstruction Awards | November 30, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Hawaii’s largest contractor saves one of the state’s prized architectural landmarks—and now calls it home.

The restored Beekman Hotel

The restored Beekman Hotel (at left in photo) and the adjoining new 51-story luxury residential tower. Photo: 5 Beekman Property Owner.

Reconstruction Awards | November 30, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

A landmark office tower becomes one of N.Y.’s hottest lifestyle hotel destinations.

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | November 30, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Approach would be unpopular as people attracted to stunning wooded landscapes.

Overlay Init