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Aligned Energy Phoenix data center

A growing number of businesses are outsourcing their vital IT infrastructure to mega-co-location facilities like the newly built 550,000-sf, 62MW Aligned Energy Phoenix data center. The energy-efficient facility is designed to achieve an annualized power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.15. Courtesy of Aligned Energy.

October 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Look for mission-critical construction to double in the next few years.

People running through a mixed-use waterfront community in San Francisco

Perkins+Will has written the design controls for the redevelopment of a 28-acre surface parking lot in San Francisco into a mixed-use waterfront community called Mission Rock, which would have a mesa running through it to handle sea levels that are projected to rise as high as 66 inches by 2100, compared to 24 inches today. Courtesy Perkins+Will. 

October 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Projects like these, where resilience is central to their design and construction, are becoming m...

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The Kolos Data Center

The Kolos Data Center, 225 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Rendering courtesy of HDR.

October 13, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Holder Construction, and DPR Constrcution top BD+C’s ranking of...

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Data center
October 12, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Syska Hennessy Group, AECOM, and Morrison Hershfield top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s...

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Aerial view of a city street
October 11, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Left out of this ongoing national debate over infrastructure are the nation’s other publ...

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October 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Corgan, and Gensler top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest data center secto...

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Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes.

Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes, student housing, and senior-living communities. Photo courtesy Schlage

October 09, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Four certified security professionals offer important advice. 

The Dero Decker two-tiered bike parking system

The Dero Decker two-tiered bike parking system.

October 09, 2017 | MFDC Editorial Staff

Bamboo wall panels, an adaptable prep sink, and a two-tiered bike parking system are among the pr...

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Instead of a library, Hermantown High School, near Duluth, Minn., has a wired media center. Books are available in a high-density storage area. Photo: Steve Silverman Photography.

October 09, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane Building Co., Balfour Beatty US, and Skanska USA top BD+C’s ranking of the natio...

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Waunakee Intermediate School

Waunakee Intermediate School Library, Photo: EUA

October 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, IMEG/KJWW/TTG, and STV top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest K-12 sector eng...

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Students work on computers in a conference room

Courtesy: Legat Architects

October 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, DLR Group, and PBK top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest K-12 sector archi...

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Rendering of an airport concourse

P3 is taking off in airport construction. The $1.6 billion Midfield Satellite Concourse at the Los Angeles International Airport is among the P3-driven projects in the works. Rendering: Corgan in association with Gensler

October 05, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

The $4 billion renovation of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport is the first major U.S. aviation p...

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A terminal in an airport

Photo: Skanska

October 04, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Hensel Phelps, Turner Construction Co., and Skanska USA top BD+C’s ranking of the nation...

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Airport baggage area

Photo: Skanska

October 03, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Burns & McDonnell, and Arup top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest airpor...

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An airport baggage check

Photo: Skanska

October 03, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Corgan, and Gensler top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest airport sector ar...

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The U.S. Consulate in Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, will be the largest such facility in the world.

The U.S. Consulate in Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, will be the largest such facility in the world. Courtesy EYP.

September 28, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., PCL Construction Enterprises, and Clark Group top BD+C’s rankin...

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The exterior of the Seguin Library

The Seguin Library, Photo: Dana Hoff, photo courtesy of PGAL

September 28, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, AECOM, and Arup top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest government sector engine...

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Action at last November’s USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Action at last November’s USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Ariz., which attracted 774 players from 36 states for 2,088 matches in a weeklong tournament. Photo courtesy USAPA/Tom Gottfried

September 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Two-and-a-half million Americans are playing the game with the funny name.

The Indigo Hotel

The Indigo Hotel in downtown Los Angeles will recall eras of that city's history with art in different rooms and areas. (Note the art in the ceiling of the hotel's Sky Bar.) Saiful Bouquet was the structural engineer for the project. Photo courtesy HBA.

September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Swinerton, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top BD+C’s ra...

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Design giants merge: FKP joins CannonDesign

FKP-design projects: (left) Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, and (right) Nemours’ A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. Photos courtesy FKP

September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff + CannonDesign

The deal strengthens CannonDesign’s pediatric healthcare expertise, establishes presence in Texas...

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Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

September 21, 2017 | By BD+C Staff

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

September 21, 2017 | By Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor, John Caulfield, Senior Editor, and David Barista, Editorial Director

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

Employees in the new Stantec office in Midtown Manhattan

Photo courtesy of Stantec

September 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new location provides the firm with 40,000 sf of space.

Torch cutters working on a project

Photo courtesy of Barton Mallow

September 19, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Lendlease, Suffolk Construction, and Clark Group top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s larg...

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A contractor working on a project
September 19, 2017 | USG Corporation

Hurricane recovery efforts expected to heighten concerns about labor scarcities in the south, whe...

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The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live

The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live, will include a “lifestyle plaza,” 100 feet in the air, with 37,000 sf of outdoor amenity spaces. A 700-foot-long LED ribbon will wrap the plaza. And this mixed-use project will feature a 166,580-sf open-air retail galleria. CallisonRTKL designed the exterior, retail interior, and South Towers residential space. Studio Munge designed the North Tower interior and 184-room hotel. SWA Design Group is the landscape architect, and Lendlease is the GC. Oceanwide Plaza/CallisonRTKL

September 13, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., PCL Construction Enterprises, and Shawmut Design and Construc...

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The Marriott Downtown in Omaha, Neb.'s Capitol District is one of Leo A Daly's recent hospitality projects. Its new managing principal Ken Martin foresees hospitality seeping into the firm's other practices. Image: Courtesy Leo A Daly

September 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ken Martin views this sector as an incubator of innovation.

A rendering of the Chicago Architecture Center

Rendering courtesy CAF

September 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed space will open in summer 2018.

The University of Iowa's Hancher Auditorium

The University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium features a sculptural form and dramatic cantilevered overhangs. Structural design by Thornton Tomasetti for architects Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (design architect) and OPN Architects (AOR). Photo courtesy Thornton Tomasetti.

September 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Affiliated Engineers, and Arup top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest univers...

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A man's hands handcuffed behind his back

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September 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The fake architect must also pay a $115,000 restitution.

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