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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 | Jan 9, 2022

Mastering the higher ed campus building envelope

Building envelope choices for campus, cultural, and infrastructure projects are shaped by particular conditions. Today, institutions place greater value on how buildings relate to their ensemble: how historic buildings fit next to new ones, how massing forms fit with their neighbors, and how a building cladding contributes to the campus context. Concurrently, enclosure assemblies and construction methods have undergone changes due to values of sustainability, science, durability, and maintenance. In this context, mastering the building envelope on college and university campuses requires addressing both cultural concerns and technical performance, honoring traditional buildings while exploring the potential of new materials and forms. 

Exterior BD+C University Course | Jan 7, 2022

Building enclosure design of exterior soffits

Treating an exterior soffit as merely a surface on which to hang cladding materials can render the building enclosure vulnerable to performance problems. 

Fire/Life safety/Security BD+C University Course | Oct 15, 2021

7 game-changing trends in structural engineering

Here are seven key areas where innovation in structural engineering is driving evolution.

Steel/Steel frame/Steel joists Structural Materials | Apr 21, 2021

Improving Multi-Story Building Design

The rise in multi-story building design and construction is supported today by a range of long-span…
BD+C University Course | May 5, 2020

Building Design+Construction Earns 2020 Jesse H. Neal for editorial excellence

BD+C's BDC University continuing education platform was honored with a Neal Award in the Best Instructional Content category.

Green and sustainability Reconstruction & Renovation | Mar 2, 2020

Materiality and the Reimagining of Historic Buildings

Thick. Heavy. Delicate. Beautiful. Confident. These intangible qualities emanate from existing…
Credits Glass and Glazing | Mar 2, 2020

Restoration and Replacement of Glazed Curtain Wall Assemblies

Announcing the OneNYC 2050 initiative on Earth Day 2019, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio touted…
BD+C University Course | Aug 22, 2019

Lasting thermal control for building façades [AIA course]

A confluence of product innovations, creative assemblies, and improved project delivery techniques are helping improve building exterior performance and reduce first costs and long-term energy use.

BD+C University Course | Aug 1, 2019

Design and construction of cannabis facilities [AIA course]

AEC firms are rushing to fill orders for cannabis facilities in the 33 states where the sale of medical marijuana is now legal. This course is worth 1.0 AIA learning units.

BD+C University Course | Jul 12, 2019

Roofing Drainage Systems [AIA course]

While the various layers of the roof assembly play a key role in keeping moisture from infiltrating into the interior, adequate weather protection also depends on the roof’s ability to drain moisture away from the building. This course is worth 1.0 AIA LU/HSW. 

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