BD+C Editors

The Building Team Blog serves as the primary platform for BD+C's editorial team to opine about all things related to the AEC market, from the latest design tools to green building trends. Building Team Bloggers include Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director (rcassidy@sgcmail.com), David Barista, Editor-in-Chief (dbarista@sgcmail.com), and John Caulfield, Senior Editor (jcaulfield@sgcmail.com).

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Transportation & Parking Facilities | August 27, 2014 | Rob Cassidy

A report from Smart Growth America on pedestrian fatalities shows that cities in Florida and other parts of the Sunbelt are more deadly than others...

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Architects | July 20, 2014 | David Barista

Today, more than ever, tech districts are the key to economic growth for metro markets. A new report from the Brookings Institution calls tech hubs...

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Architects | June 08, 2014 | Rob Cassidy

Just for the sake of argument, let’s put aside the rhetoric about climate change—whether it’s actually happening, whether it’s a result of manmade...

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Architects | April 25, 2014 | David Barista

The newest generation to enter the workforce is like no other that has come before it. This cohort is the first to grow up with the Internet, mobil...

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Architects | March 26, 2014 | Rob Cassidy

An interesting experiment is taking place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, where, for the last year or so, its 430,000 residents have been able...

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Architects | March 06, 2014 | David Barista

BD+C's 2014 Giants 300 survey form is now available. But completing the survey is just one way to participate in the July Giants issue. 

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Architects | March 04, 2014 | Rob Cassidy
Before you get your shorts in a knot, I have nothing against science, technology, engineering, or even mathematics; to the contrary, I love all four “...
Architects | February 17, 2014 | David Barista

BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excellence in both design/construction and co...

Arup, Perkins+Will, and Sasaki Associates are among the firms to develop custom digital tools for polling building occupants and end users. Pictured: Sasaki's MyCampus interactive mapping program

Architects | February 14, 2014 | David Barista

The rise of mobile devices and social media, coupled with the use of advanced survey tools and interactive mapping apps, has created a powerful con...

K-12 Schools | February 05, 2014 | Rob Cassidy

I've received several requests from BD+C readers who design and build K-12 schools about the 3-part series we ran in our January issue ("Can Design...

The Conrad New York was recently created through adaptive reuse of an existing hotel. Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, Monica Ponce de Leon Studio, and Deborah Berke Partners. Photo: Michael Moran.

Hotel Facilities | February 05, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham

If your company is involved in designing, building, or operating hotels or resorts, we'd love to hear your opinions as we plan coverage of this sec...

Architects | January 10, 2014 | Rob Cassidy

To tell the truth, I didn’t want to write about the terrible events of December 14, 2012, when 20 children and six adults were gunned down at Sandy...

Architects | January 06, 2014 | Rob Cassidy

Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson has been named President of the Green Building Initiative and the Green Globes rating program. BD+C's Robe...

Building Owner | December 09, 2013 | Rob Cassidy

The U.S. commercial real estate market is gradually “recovering from the recovery” and will “gain momentum” in 2014, according to ULI CEO Patrick L...

Building Owner | December 05, 2013 | Rob Cassidy

More than 60% of AEC professionals surveyed by BD+C said their firms experienced heightened interest in security measures from school districts the...

Architects | November 27, 2013 | Julie S. Higginbotham

The retail construction category, long in the doldrums, is roaring back to life. Send us your comments and projects as we prepare coverage for this...

Building Owner | November 25, 2013 | Rob Cassidy

We just posted the Entry Form for our 9th Annual BD+C "40 Under 40" competition. Frankly, the Entry Form is just the basic data. The real meat of y...

Airports | November 25, 2013 | Rob Cassidy

"Operational stray" occurs when a building’s MEP systems don’t work the way they should. Even the most well-designed and constructed building can s...

Building Owner | November 25, 2013 | David Barista

Under LEED v4, projects are awarded points for using at least 20 building products that have issued Environmental Product Declarations or Health Pr...

BD+C's Pedia-Pod modular pediatric patient unit at our GreenZone exhibit

Architects | November 17, 2013 | David Barista

To all our friends in the AEC industry, you are cordially invited to join the BD+C team at several fun events during the Greenbuild show this week....

Pedia-Pod under construction at NRB - exterior

Building Technology | November 11, 2013 | Rob Cassidy

In the November issue of BD+C, you'll see our report on "Pedia-Pod," the modular pediatric patient unit we've helped design, outfit, and build at G...

Building Owner | October 22, 2013 | Rob Cassidy

Last year, there were 775 fatalities among U.S. construction workers: 133 among those in the construction of buildings, 169 in heavy/civil engineer...

Building Owner | October 20, 2013 | David Barista

Not able to attend the inaugural BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland conference and expo this week? Don't worry. The BD+C editorial team has you...

Gensler founder Arthur Gensler (right) talked with BD+C Editorial Director Robert Cassidy at the Under 40 Leadership Summit kick-off event on Wednesday, October 9

Building Owner | October 10, 2013 | David Barista

M. Arthur Gensler, Jr., FAIA, FIIDA, RIBA, founder of the world’s largest architecture firm, Gensler, offered important advice to more than 65 youn...

Building Team | September 30, 2013 | Rob Cassidy

Free registration for selected "young superstars" for BD+C's Under40 Leadership Summit in San Francisco, Oct 9-11, 2013

Building Owner | September 19, 2013 | David Barista
If you're an up-and-coming leader at your AEC firm and are interested in advancing your career, join the BD+C editorial team at our 3rd Annual Under 4...
Building Owner | September 05, 2013 | David Barista
Next month's Under 40 Leadership Summit in San Francisco is your place to shine. Our third annual networking and leadership event for young AEC profes...
Building Owner | August 29, 2013 | David Barista

Why yes, of course it is. Correctional design exerts from Shive-Hattery and the Iowa Department of Corrections will demonstrate how at the upcoming...

Building Enclosure Systems | August 26, 2013 | David Barista

Building Design+Construction's new conference and expo, BUILDINGChicago, kicks off in two weeks. The three-day event will feature more than 65 AIA...

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