Government Buildings 

The halls of lawmakers, judges, and politicians demand a mix of functionality and awe-inspiring design. For an oasis of productivity on behalf of your nation’s people within the government’s budget, thinking outside the box is a requirement.

Government Buildings | Jan 26, 2016

California governor proposes $1.5 billion to repair, replace state buildings

The program would include two new state office buildings in Sacramento.

Architects | Jan 15, 2016

Best in Architecture: 18 projects named AIA Institute Honor Award winners

Morphosis' Perot Museum and Studio Gang's WMS Boathouse are among the projects to win AIA's highest honor for architecture.

| Jan 14, 2016

How to succeed with EIFS: exterior insulation and finish systems

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS failures and how to prevent them; and EIFS and sustainability.

Government Buildings | Dec 29, 2015

Federal appropriations bill will boost construction activity in 2016

$1.1 trillion spending package includes tripling of GSA’s construction budget.
Government Buildings | Dec 18, 2015

Sustainable design is the only option for public-sector clients

Government projects that feature sustainable practices like high-efficiency LED lighting, improved HVAC systems, and rooftop solar arrays are no longer the exception.

Giants 400 | Aug 7, 2015

GOVERNMENT SECTOR GIANTS: Public sector spending even more cautiously on buildings

AEC firms that do government work say their public-sector clients have been going smaller to save money on construction projects, according to BD+C's 2015 Giants 300 report.

Giants 400 | Aug 6, 2015

GREEN BUILDING GIANTS: Green building movement hits a new plateau, but the underlying problems remain

Today, the green building movement is all about eliminating toxic substances in building materials and systems and, for manufacturers, issuing environmental and health product declarations. Whether these efforts will lead to healthier products and building environments remains an open question.

Fire and Life Safety | May 27, 2015

7 bold applications and innovations for fire and life safety

BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wall at a transit hub in Manhattan; a combination CO/smoke detector; and more.

Codes and Standards | May 1, 2015

New energy efficiency program, Tenant Star, gets OK from Congress

The voluntary program for commercial and government buildings is modeled after Energy Star.

Wood | Apr 26, 2015

Building wood towers: How high is up for timber structures?

The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Building Teams around the world are starting to use more large-scale structural wood systems. 

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