The Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks, is based on provisions in the 2006 to 2015 editions of the International Building Code.
A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occup...read more
A robust click-and-collect facility would allow customers, as well as third-party delivery vendors, faster access to merchandise. Rendering: NELSON
Where can you find the future of retail? At the intersection of experience and instant gratificat...read more
An outdoor classroom at Coolidge Corner School, a preK-8 in Brookline, Mass., which John F. Kennedy once attended. HMFH Architects was the design firm. CRJA-IBI Group was the landscape architect. Shawmut Design and Construction was the CM. Photo: HMFH Architects / Ed Wonsek
K-12 school districts are emphasizing practical, hands-on experience and personalized learning....
Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group
From building prefab factories in the sky to incubating the next generation of AEC tech startups,...read more
The 20,000-sf Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab in Deerfield, Ill., replicates an actual jobsite, and allows visitors to walk through five different stages of construction work, to test new technologies and training techniques, or to share best practices with peers. Photo: Oracle
The Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab allows visitors to walk through five diffe...read more
What museum about the Empire State Building would be complete without a reference to King Kong? Visitors can walk into an office setting from the 1930s that’s pierced by the famous ape’s fingers. Kong himself is seen peering menacingly through the office’s windows. All images: Evan Joseph, Empire State Building Observatory
A $165 million, 10,000-sf museum opened on the second floor of the Empire State Building in New Y...read more
The most important benefit of offsite construction, when done right, is reliability.
For our design for an ErinoakKids treatment center, we needed to include a staircase that incorporated a large landing, since kids with mobility issues require a space to rest. So, we came up with a treehouse concept, which can be seen at the top left of this image. Photo courtesy Stantec
Standard building requirements don’t have to be boring. Here’s how you can inject whimsical touch...read more
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A curtain wall shadow box is a spandrel assembly consisting of vision glass at the building exter...read more
Modular carries a potential cost savings of up to 20%, but there is a risk of up to a 10% loss if delivery or material costs spike, the report says.
Modular construction can deliver projects 20% to 50% faster than traditional methods and drastica...read more
Common area at AVA DoBro, a 30-story, 500-unit apartment community in Downtown Brooklyn by AvalonBay Communities. Photo: Alan Schindler for AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
The nation's fourth-largest owner of apartments holds more than 85,000 apartments in 291 communit...read more
Government agencies gain by evaluating beyond price, according to a new Dodge survey of governmen...read more
This is the first in a series by Lance Hosey, FAIA, on how automation is disrupting design and co...read more
Natural disasters have been driving insurance payouts for property and casualty damages through the roof, leading insurers to reassess their coverage strategies. Image: USI
A new report on the property and casualty market foresees modest rate hikes for construction proj...read more
A 21-foot-long shipping container houses a mobile additive manufacturing “toolbox” that includes two Panasonic robots that can 3D print, weld, cut, and polish. The unit’s transportability to jobsites could make it ideal for producing bespoke spare parts in the field. Courtesy of Autodesk
Prototype mobile 3D printing shop aims to identify additive manufacturing applications for constr...read more
New research from the SMPS Foundation explores the known principles and most recent research surr...read more
Chinese acquisitions and investments in the U.S. fell 92% in the first five months of this year, according to consulting and research firm Rhodium Group. Photo: Pixabay
The construction industry is already feeling the effects of the recent tariffs, not only with hig...read more
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The ambitious redevelopment proposal for a former Ford automotive plant creates tension.
Analysis of 15 major metros shows the average rent in central business districts was $43.48/sf fo...read more
The Summit, a 426,000-sf hotel in Cincinnati, is the first to be designed from scratch by its owner-operator, Dolce Hotel and Resorts by Wyndham. Its nine-story atrium, surrounded by glass elevators, allowed the Building Team to redistribute the building’s weight loads and give the hotel more height. Photo: Mike Howard Photography
The Summit hotel and conference center is a converted parking garage that was once a factory....
In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C
BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...read more
The aptly named Vu at MacDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev., provides a stunning view of the Las Vegas strip, 15 miles to the northwest. KTGY Architecture + Planning mounted 102 luxury townhomes on a hilly site in the exclusive MacDonald Highlands community for Christopher Homes. The Vu has already received two major honors this year, a BALA Award and a Nationals Award. Photo: © Studio J Inc.
KTGY Architecture + Planning keeps pushing the boundaries of multifamily housing design in the U....read more
Photo: Howard County Library System/Geoffrey S. Baker
Beyond lending books and DVDs, the Elkridge (Md.) branch library loans household tools like ladde...read more