June 13, 2017 |
Yazdani’s Ben Juckes discusses the firm’s tech-centric culture, where scripting has become an every-... read more
May 24, 2017 |
Daniel Davis offers a glimpse into the world at WeWork, and how his team is rethinking workplace des... read more
May 24, 2017 |
Sean Parham shares how Aditazz is shaking up the traditional design and construction approaches by a... read more
May 24, 2017 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! (May 11, 2017, Chicago), Nathan Miller presents hi... read more
More than 170 bathroom pods were used in The Broadmoor West’s $57 million renovation in Colorado Springs, Colo. The prefabricated pods are five-fixture units that include double sinks, a soaking tub, a shower stall, and a separated toilet water closet. Photo courtesy Oldcastle SurePods.
May 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor
Advancements in building technology and ongoing concerns about labor shortages make prefabricatio... read more
PlanIt Impact's cloud-based platform is helping CB Properties and Milhaus Development plan a $24.3 million mixed-use building on 27th and Troost Streets in Kansas City, which will include 182 market-rate apartments and 12,000 sf of commercial space. The developers are using this platform to better understand operational costs so tenant occupancy would be more affordable. Image; Planit Impact
April 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
PlanIt Impact's sustainability scoring is based on myriad government and research data.
Photo courtesy of Heywood Chan Photography
March 28, 2017 | John Caulfied, Senior Editor
One shortcut: sending shop drawings created from laser scans directly to a wood panel fabricator....
March 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Here are a few new reality capture products and platforms that caught our eye.
Prior to starting a recent renovation, Mortenson Construction laser-scanned as-built conditions to assist in comparing the actual building to the design, and to facilitate accurate project planning. Courtesy Mortenson Construction.
March 10, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Advanced reality capture technologies are breaking down the barriers between the job site and pro... read more
One of a pair of Canova Lions that guard the entrance to the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C. The bronze sculptures were cast from the 1792 originals by Antonio Canova for the tomb of Pope Clement XIII in St. Peter’s Basilica. Courtesy Leo A Daly.
February 06, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor
How one Building Team is giving a university client what its facilities staff really wants from B... read more
January 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
National Institute of Building Sciences releases a manual for developing standard set of BIM docu... read more
Photo courtesy of Sasaki Associates
October 11, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor
“Fail” is no longer a dirty four-letter word: for maker culture, it has become a crucial stop alo... read more
John Williams, CEO of Impact Infrastructure, whose Autocase software calculates the dollar value and ROI of earning LEED points, taking into account financial, social, and environmental benefits. Image: BD+C
October 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Autocase analyzes the financial, social, and environmental benefits of certification.
Considerable challenges posed by the height of the buildings. Narrow streets enclosed by high rise structures removed any option of using GPS survey methods. Everything needed to be shot via line-of-sight measurement. (Image from Google Earth Pro).
| October 03, 2016 | Ty Barksdale, 3D Project Manager, DeWalt Corporation
DeWalt Corporation, which has completed thousands of surveys over the last 50 years, began using... read more
Members of the Building Team for the 700,000-sf addition to the Banner University Medical Center Tucson meet at the co-location office in Tucson, Ariz. Pictured (l. to r.): Kristian Watkins, Project Manager, Banner Health; Dan Dupaix, Director of Facilities, Banner Health; Alison Rainey, AIA, Director, Shepley Bulfinch; Elizabeth Spelman, AIA, RA, LEED AP, Senior Architect, Shepley Bulfinch; and Mark Barkenbush, Senior Project Executive, Banner Health. Photo: © 2016 Kat Nania Kendon / Shepley Bulfinch.
September 15, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director
Experts share tips and tricks for maximizing cross-team collaboration.
September 12, 2016 | BIMForum
The comment period is open until Sept. 23.
September 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
The costs and benefits of managing 29 types of waste are now included.
August 30, 2016 | BD+C Staff
HOK, Perkins+Will, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and Thorn... read more
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August 30, 2016 | CBRE
With dependable cellular and Wi-Fi coverage a must-have amenity for today’s businesses, CBRE to c... read more
A new app launched by Dodge Data & Analytics gives pros a quick and secure way to scan a wide range of projects of interest. Image: Dodge Data & Analytics
August 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
The product, called PlanRoom, could be particularly useful in sharing data and communications amo... read more
August 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor
Animated GIFs are a simple tool that can explain a large amount of intricate information in an ea... read more
Autodesk LIVE includes interactive tools like time of day and time of year, which provide realistic sun lighting and shadows. All images courtesy Autodesk. Click here to enlarge.
July 25, 2016 | BD+C Editors
Users can adjust navigation points, render styles, and even the time of day, with fluid and quick... read more
Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland will host next week's Republican National Convention, at which more than 20,000 people are expected to attend. The venue is relying on a distributed antennae system to help boost voice and data transmission and make sure those attendees' smartphones work smoothly. Image: Erik Drost/Wikimedia Commons
July 14, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Each venue is equipped with DAS technology that extends the building’s wireless coverage.
Autodesk headquarters in San Rafael, Calif. Photo: Coolcaesar/Wikimedia Commons.
June 14, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Data and document management is likely to benefit the soonest.
HDR design team members utilize computational design tools to collaborate on façade treatment strategies for one of the firm’s arena projects. Courtesy HDR
June 07, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director
Data-driven design expert Nathan Miller offers helpful advice for getting your firm ready to use... read more
A project team at HDR collaborates on design solutions for a sports facility project with the help of data-driven design tools. The firm has been using CM tools for several years. Photo courtesy HDR
June 07, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director
Rapid prototyping, custom plug-ins, and data dashboards are among the common applications for com... read more
Photo: Tobias Horvath/Creative Commons
May 20, 2016 | AIA
The new automated connection will allow the more than 350 AIA 2030 committed firms to report thei... read more
The Fluid Harmonic Damper combines NASA's fluid structure coupling technology with water-filled PVC piping. It will be installed in a Brooklyn, New York, building later this spring. Rendering by Ena Cheung. All images courtesy Thornton Tomasetti.
May 10, 2016 | BD+C Editors
TTWiiN initially features six products and will add more via its own incubator.
| May 10, 2016 | FARO | ROBYN M. FELLER
For the installation of a new heat exchanger, the power division of Black & Veatch contracted... read more
Navigant Research estimates that global demand for data integration technologies for buildings will increase nearly tenford over the next 10 years. Image: Pixabay
May 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
A Navigant Research report takes a deeper dive to examine where demand will be strongest by regio... read more