Contractors

Bringing the concepts of architects, engineers, and clients to life often requires problem-solving and compromise, and always requires hard work on the contractor’s part. Keeping construction within the allotted budget and up to the rest of the building team’s standards requires a combination of extensive technical and product knowledge.
The apartment market continues to remain strong despite slightly softer business conditions as of late.

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July 27, 2017 | National Multifamily Housing Council

Despite some softness at the high end of the apartment market, demand for apartments will continu...

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Spaces for games and game simulators top the list of recreation-related amenities in multifamily developments.

Spaces for games and game simulators top the list of recreation-related amenities in multifamily developments. Photo: Pixabay

July 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The number of developments providing space for physical therapy was somewhat surprising, accordin...

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As the population ages, designers of commercial and multifamily applications are incorporating new solutions to meet those demands. Ergonomics can be an integral part of design, manufacturing, and use. Nowhere is this more critical than in bathroom design.

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Facilities professional inspects a roof railing system.

As building codes change, existing railings may need to be updated or replaced. Courtesy Hoffmann Architects

July 26, 2017 | John P. Graz, AIA, and Rachel C. Palisin, PE, LEED AP, Hoffmann Architects

Lacking familiarity with current requirements, some owners or managers complete a roof or balcony...

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Courtesy Penn Medicine

July 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The pour created the foundation for the Foster + Partners-designed Pavilion on Penn Medicine’s Ca...

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A slight majority of states (26, plus the District of Columbia) saw rental increases over the first six months of 2017, with the largest average percent changes coming in South Carolina (7.3%), Maine (7.3%), Vermont (7.2%), and Rhode Island (7.0%). Source: Abodo 

July 12, 2017 | Abodo

The most notable rental increases are in growing markets in the South and Southwest: New Orleans,...

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July 12, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Engineering firms such as Arup, Glumac, and Thornton Tomasetti are leveraging their in-house expe...

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The Maxwell in Arlington, Va. Photo: Sam Kittner

July 12, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Zen meditation gardens, bocce courts, saltwater pools, and free drinks highlight the niceties at...

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Courtesy Balfour Beatty

July 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new paper also makes 10 predictions for the industry in 2050.

Paul Matt, Chairman of MATT Construction, was involving in more than 450 buildings during a career that lasted 67 years. Image: MATT Construction

July 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

His construction career spanned seven decades. 

Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb

July 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured...

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June 19, 2017 | Brenda Radmacher, Partner, Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman

Logical and well-planned steps to effective negotiation.

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Bluebeam’s Sasha Reed discusses why AEC leaders should give their teams permission to responsibly br... read more
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Suffolk’s CIO Chris Mayer talks about the firm’s framework for vetting and implementing new technolo... read more
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Turner Construction’s Tyler Goss presents the construction giant’s breakthrough “job site as a facto... read more
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Architect Paul Westlake, Jr., shares his methods for adding value to projects through creative finan... read more
Sun, sky brightness, and glow: Making the most of daylight [AIA course]

The Tidewater Joint-Use Library, Virginia Beach, Va., has an angled “daylight harvester” that runs its length to maximize available sunlight. Photo: Jeff Goldberg/ESTO, courtesy Carrier Johnson+Culture

May 30, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

To some project teams, “daylighting” means using glass area to admit direct sunlight, period.

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Security begins when you close the door [AIA course]

High-security entrance to the new Sandy Hook School, Newtown, Conn. Photo: Katelyn Chapin

May 30, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Selecting door and window systems for any building project demands a complete articulation of saf...

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Industry Groups move toward Unified Green Building Model Code in 2018

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May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The effort involves combining ASHRAE's Standard 189.1 with the International Green Construction C...

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OSHA suspends electronic injury, illness reporting requirement

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May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The agency is keeping records from being publicly disclosed—for now.

Florida preparing to adjust to new building elevation requirements

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May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New floodplain maps and state code changes loom.

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May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

There’s disagreement around how much pay regulations add to cost of projects.

Wooster Hall, looking north as sunlight strikes the steps of the atrium, marking solar noon. Photo: © 2016 Tim Hursley 

May 30, 2017 | Randolph Croxton, Croxton Collaborative Architects

Success in retrofit projects requires an entirely different mindset than in new construction, wri...

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Daniel Davis offers a glimpse into the world at WeWork, and how his team is rethinking workplace des... read more
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Sean Parham shares how Aditazz is shaking up the traditional design and construction approaches by a... read more

Lucas Richmond, Senior Media Studio Manager, Gilbane Building Company

May 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's inaugural Accelerate Live! innovation conference took place May 11, in Chicago....

e-lofts, Alexandria, Va.

All photos: David Madison Photography

        

May 10, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Novus Residences’ revolutionary e-lofts concept offers tenants a tempting trio of options—‘live,’...

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Ascent Apartments, Silicon Valley Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

Ascent Apartments achieved Silver certification in California’s Build It Green program, thanks to such features as LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, garage ventilation fans, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, low-VOC paints, and water-saving native vegetation and landscape irrigation. All photos: Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

 

May 03, 2017 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

An award-winning rental complex takes its design cues from its historic location in Silicon Valle...

Multifamily housing today: 7 exciting, inspiring innovations [AIA Course]

Amenities like the hotel quality lobby and billiards room distinguish the College & Crown, New Haven, Conn., developed by Centerplan with interiors by Carlin & Company. Photo courtesy Centerplan

May 02, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

This AIA CES course features seven novel approaches developers and Building Teams are taking to r...

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Package center at The Frasier, Arlington, Va., designed by KTGY Architecture, comes with its own trashcan plus tabletop. Photo: courtesy KTGY Architecture

April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Package delivery centers provide order and security for the mountains of parcels piling up at apa...

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“L” apartments, Logan Square

Photos: Jorge Gera/Luxury Living Chicago (above); Property Markets Group (below)

April 26, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Chicago’s newest multifamily development features an iconic CTA car on its amenity deck. 

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