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.read more
Roadway under construction near Medina, Wash. Highway and street-related construction spending increased 0.3% in September. Photo: Washington State Dept of Transportation/Creative Commons
Despite the monthly drop, September's year-over-year increase is largest in seven years. Seven of...read more
Photo: Bill Jacobus/Creative Commons.
GDP expanded 1.5% during the third quarter while nonresidential fixed investment expanded by 2.1%...read more
The Kinetic Block by MIT's Tangible Media Group
The Kinetic Blocks can manipulate objects into shapes without human interference.
New office space core and shell construction costs are highest in the two coastal cities.
A CBRE report found that New York’s construction costs are more than $500 per sf. San Francisco i...read more
Cosntruction in Houston. Photo: Patrick Feller/Creative Commons.
In the first half, sales expectations and profit margin expectations rose while staffing level in...read more
Skid steers are susceptible to theft. Photo: Ildar Sagdejev/Creative Commons
Poor security and lax inventory control make jobsites sitting ducks for robbers, according to cri...read more
The 777,100-sf development by Landbank Investment on Central & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, Calif., is just five miles from Apple’s current Cupertino headquarters.
The project has been dubbed as another “spaceship,” referencing the nickname for the loop-shaped...read more
Scaffolding on a building in Cincinnati, Ohio. OSHA listed scaffolding as a frequent workplace safety hazard.
Fall protection, hazard communication lead the list.
Eight of 16 nonresidential construction sectors—including healthcare, manufacturing, and lodging—experienced spending increases in August on a monthly basis.
Spending totaled $696.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis in August, a 0.3% incr...read more
JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at New York’s JFK International gives passengers a sense of place with its new rooftop garden. Photo: @Paul Rivera
Nimble designs, and technology that humanizes the passenger experience, are letting airports conc...read more
Photo: Salim Virji via flickr Creative Commons
FMI’s latest report singles out manufacturing, lodging, and office sectors as the drivers of nonr...read more
Image depicts a brick veneer exterior that has expanded and pulled away from the window. Image: Hoffmann Architects
With so many diverse components contributing to building envelope assemblies, it can be challengi...read more
The AMIE building, unveiled by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the DOE’s Industry Day event. Images courtesy SOM
The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) building features a high-performance shell wi...read more
Zaha Hadid's original concept for Tokyo's Olympic Stadium. Rendering courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
After resubmitting a bid, the firm will not design the main venue for the 2020 Olympics after all...
Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn. Photo: Michael Rivera via Wikimedia Commons
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest convention/events sector design and construction firms, a...read more
Terminal B, Logan International Airport, Boston. Photo: Robb Williamson, courtesy AECOM
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest airport terminal sector design and construction firms, as...read more
Washington (D.C.) Marriott Marquis. Photo courtesy Cooper Carry
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest hotel sector design and construction firms, as reported i...read more
Construction of a Publix in West Miami, Fla. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons
Total construction spending is on pace to achieve double-digit growth in 2015, and a strong singl...read more
Sainsbury's distribution center in Waltham Point, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Photo: Nick Saltmarsh via flickr.com/Wikimedia Commons
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest industrial sector design and construction firms, as repor...read more
Photo: United States Navy
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest military sector design and construction firms, as reporte...read more
The backlog indicator is up 1% to 8.5 months during the second quarter of 2015.
Strategically placed illuminated LED panels produce a shimmering glow on the exterior of the newly renovated Bloomingdales at the Galleria mall in Glendale, Calif. On the Building Team: Hixson Architecture Engineering Interiors (AE), Kevin Kennon Architects (designer), and C.W. Driver (GC). Photo: Cristi D. Costea Photography, courtesy Hixson
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest retail sector design and construction firms, as reported...read more
Case’s bldgs = data conference highlighted how collecting data about personal activities can info...read more
Photo: Global Access Point via Wikimedia Commons
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest data center sector design and construction firms, as repo...read more
Eric Salard via Flickr
Several surveys gauge passenger satisfaction with airports, as flyers and airlines weigh in on te...read more
Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport by Art davis via Wikimedia Commons
Small and regional airports are in a dogfight for survival. Airlines have either cut routes to no...read more
Logan Airport Rental Car Center, Boston. Photo: Arnold Reinhold via Wikimedia Commons
AEC teams have found fertile ground in building or expanding consolidated rental car facilities,...read more
Dan Shouse via Flickr Creative Commons
In February 2015, engineering giant Arup conducted a “salon” in San Francisco on the future of av...read more
Glass enclosed work stations between patient rooms provides staff touch down areas with full view of patients without imposing upon their respite @ MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta, Me. Photo: Anton Grassl/Esto, courtesy TRO Jung
The newly revised guidelines from the Facilities Guidelines Institute touch on six factors that a...read more
In-board placement of bathrooms buffers corridor noise for birthing rooms at MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta, Me. Photo: Anton Grassl/Esto
Every hospital has its own “culture” of loudness and quiet. Jacobs’ Chris Kay offers steps to a t...read more