WSP created a VR model with all the sensor data displayed as real time information that’s visible through VR goggles. Image: WSP USA
AEC firms are finally putting to use project information they’ve been storing in their computers...read more
Photo: Hoffmann Architects
On April 18, 2019, the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a suite of laws...read more
“Multifamily and Senior/Assisted Living have been two of the hottest markets for proposal activity for quite some time,” says PSMJ’s Greg Hart.
Fewer than one in 10 AEC firms doing multifamily work reported a decrease in proposal activity in...read more
Bernita Beikmann, AIA, EDAC, LSSBB, Chief Process Officer and Principal with HKS, speaking at LCI Congress 2019. Photo: courtesy LCI / Craig Huey Photography
More than 1,600 Lean experts gathered in Texas this month for LCI Congress 2019. Here are key tak...read more
Boarding Area B at San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1. Renderings: HKS
AECOM, Gensler, HNTB, Corgan, and HOK top the rankings of the nation's largest airport terminal s...read more
Nike Store on 5th Ave. in New York City. Photo by Jonathan Morefield
CallisonRTKL, Gensler, MG2, NELSON, and Stantec top the rankings of the nation's largest retail s...read more
With thousands of MarTech tools and apps on the market, design and construction firms are struggl...read more
Heart failure clinics, like the one that just opened at Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, are helping to reduce fatalities causes by heart disease. Images: HED
An example of this building trend recently opened at Beaumont Hospital near Ann Arbor, Mich.
Moscone Center Expansion. Photo: Cesar Rubio, courtesy Webcor
LMN Architects, Gensler, Populous, Fentress Architects, and Moody Nolan top the rankings of the n...read more
The HGA-designed Mitchell Street Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library was created from the former Hills Department Store originally built in 1919. Photo: Courtesy HGA
Gensler, Populous, DLR Group, Stantec, and Perkins and Will top the rankings of the nation's larg...read more
Macalester College’s new Theater, Dance, and Classroom building in St. Paul, Minn., designed by HGA, includes a flexible performance space that allows for different seating and performance configurations. Photo: Courtesy HGA
The future of libraries is less about being quiet and more about hands-on learning and face-to-fa...read more
Image by ZMorph3D from Pixabay
More manufacturers now include this production process in their factories.
Photo courtesy Prescient
Prescient combines 5D software, clever engineering, and advanced robotics to create prefabricated...read more
An aerial view of The REACH (left, in front of the Kennedy Center), whose three pavilions are connected underground. Images: Richard Barnes, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects.
The REACH, with three pavilions on a generous lawn, adds openness and light to this performance s...read more
Compensation for architects increased, in average, about 12% nationally from early 2017 to early 2019. Charts: AIA Compensation Report
The latest AIA report breaks down its survey data by 44 positions and 28 metros.
Project Open, a net-zero energy, $16 million, 112-unit rental community in Salt Lake City’s Guadalupe neighborhood. Utah artist Chuck Landvatter painted the seven-story, 30-foot-wide mural of a man and girl (modeled on the artist’s daughter). Photo: Brandon Hyatt Photography
Project Open has no carbon footprint, but the six-story, solar-powered building is already leavin...read more
Order fulfillment, spurred by ecommerce, is transforming warehouses and distribution centers. Target recently commissioned Leo A Daly to convert one quarter of the space in five of its larger distribution centers—including this 470,000-sf food distribution center in Lake City, Fla.—to accommodate fulfillment functions. Photo courtesy Leo A Daly
AECOM, Stantec, Ware Malcomb, FSB, and Macgregor Associates top the rankings of the nation's larg...read more
Automation, including vertical lift modules, carousel systems, and automated storage and retrieval, is widely used by retailers such as Dollar General, whose facility in Janesville, Wis., is shown here. Photo courtesy Leo A Daly
This and more industrial building sector trends from Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 3...read more
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
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NV5, EXP, Jensen Hughes, KPFF, and Thornton Tomasetti head the rankings of the nation's largest h...read more
Gensler, WATG, HKS, HBG Design, and Steelman Partners top the rankings of the nation's largest ho...read more
Fanning Howey reimagined a traditional K-6 school and turned it into the Hilliard (Ohio) Innovation Hub, which now serves grades 6-12. Photo: William Manning
DLR Group, PBK, Huckabee, Stantec, and VLK Architects top the rankings of the nation's largest K-...read more
Construction spending declined 0.3% in July, totaling $776 billion on a seasonally adjusted annua...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....
This 245,000-sf data center in Ashburn, Va., which opened last year, anchors Raging Wire’s 78-acre campus that will eventually have seven buildings. HED provided architecture and MEP services to design the facility for retail and wholesale customers. Photo courtesy HED
Corgan, HDR, Gensler, AECOM, and Page top the rankings of the nation's largest data center sector...read more
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 Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, built by Robins & Morton for Navicent Health. The five-story addition to The Medical Center of Macon, Ga., includes a new emergency center, imaging suites, a new pediatric unit, and a new 66-bed NICU and CCU. Photo: Tom Harris
These buildings perform functions like a medical practitioner. This and more healthcare sector tr...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
Capitol 650, a new construction 351-unit residential community designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning and developed by Lennar Multifamily Communities is located in Milpitas, Calif. Capitol 650 sits directly across the street from the future Milpitas BART station and adjacent to the existing VTA Light Rail Station in the city of Milpitas’ Transit Area Specific Plan. Photo: Les Tirmenstein, courtesy KTGY Architecture + Planning
Humphreys & Partners, KTGY, SCB, CallisonRTKL, and Perkins Eastman top the rankings of the na...read more