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6 steps to designing a modern wine display

Design-focused wine displays are becoming increasingly popular in amazing residential and commercial properties throughout the world. Top design/build professionals are using stylish wine racks and other premium materials to create wine cellars that are too beautiful to hide in out-of-the-way places like dusty basements. This course explains why wine cellars have become so popular and the key aspects of designing an appealing modern wine cellar, broken into six planning steps that should be considered during pre- or early-construction phases.




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Exterior BD+C University Course | Feb 10, 2022

Architectural glass mutates as building teams innovate

Novel concepts in glass and glazing are opening new vistas in the buildings world. From massive openings and bent panels to decorative finishes and integrated smart technologies, a cornucopia of glass innovations have been hitting the market in recent years. A review of new projects and recent product introductions gives an idea of the astounding range—and a few key lessons to live by—in today’s institutional and commercial sectors.

Product Data BD+C University Course | Jan 30, 2022

Optimized steel deck design

This course provides an overview of structural steel deck design and the ways to improve building performance and to reduce total-project costs.

Structural Steel Construction | Jan 25, 2022

Structural Game Changer: Winning solution for curved-wall gymnasium design

Using a real world example, course takers will learn challenges and solutions using acoustical deck…
Structural Reconstruction & Renovation | Jan 25, 2022

Concrete buildings: Effective solutions for restorations and major repairs

Architectural concrete as we know it today was invented in the 19th century. It reached new heights in the U.S. after World War II when mid-century modernism was in vogue, following in the footsteps of a European aesthetic that expressed structure and permanent surfaces through this exposed material. Concrete was treated as a monolithic miracle, waterproof and structurally and visually versatile.

Design Trends BD+C University Course | Jan 24, 2022

Design and construction of cannabis facilities

Industry experts offer advice on what it takes to design and build cannabis facilities.

Legal issues: Laws; contracts; documents; insurance BD+C University Course | Jan 13, 2022

Predicting costs for tomorrow's builds: Useful ways to future-proof today's designs

Using predictive cost data is the key to accurately evaluating future building projects—capturing, analyzing and applying building data work.

Legal issues: Laws; contracts; documents; insurance BD+C University Course | Jan 13, 2022

Scoping it out: Cost estimates excel with data-driven scopes of work

What’s the most critical step in creating a new building? Savvy architects, owners and developers find this question easy to answer: It’s the scope, of course. With every project start and every new building team, the first and often most daunting hurdle is establishing a decent budget estimate. In preconstruction meetings, when questions arise about budget—especially errors, omissions, misinterpretations and just plain “forgot it”—fingers point back to the original scope of work, or SoW.

Structural BD+C University Course | Jan 12, 2022

Total steel project performance

This instructor-led video course discusses actual project scenarios where collaborative steel joist and deck design have reduced total-project costs. In an era when incomplete structural drawings are a growing concern for our industry, the course reveals hidden costs and risks that can be avoided.

Structural BD+C University Course | Jan 12, 2022

System-based steel building solutions

This course reviews today’s range of structural steel joist and deck systems, including long-span composite “thin slab” floor systems for multi-story building design and construction. Included are guidelines for application based system selection, finishing options, and sustainability for multi-story projects.

BIM/VDC/IT/CAD BD+C University Course | Jan 10, 2022

Applied parametrics for façade designs and materials

Parametric modeling has proven an invaluable toolset that enables architects to test complex design concepts and organize large quantities of data into manageable work streams. Parametric iteration makes it possible to achieve unique solutions that require digital surface modeling and then apply them to interesting building materials that might previously have been considered unviable.

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