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
Engineers with Glumac look to bring an increased level of comfortable to office workers, with the development of G Cloud. This personal environmental control platform incorporates radiant cooling, acoustics absorption, direct/indirect lighting, and a white noise system—all fixed above a single workstation. Courtesy Glumac
Here’s a recap of the noteworthy innovations reported by engineering and E/A firms as part of...read more
The $84 million, 150,000-sf Boston Landing commuter rail station, Boston. STV provided a range of architectural and engineering design services for the new facility. Rendering courtesy Neoscape
AECOM, WSP, and Thornton Tomasetti are among the nation’s largest engineering/architecture firms,...read more
The Faena Arts Center, Miami. Photo: Bruce Damonte, courtesy DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Fluor, Arup, and Jensen Hughes top Building Design+Construction’s ranking of the largest...read more
Renderings courtesy Related Companies
The 33-story tower will be positioned on the High Line with views of the Hudson River and downtow...read more
Bike storage facilities and “bicycle kitchens” are among the most popular mobility amenities in m...read more
Rick Nelson, Senior Associate at MBH Architects, Alameda, Calif., demonstrates the proper installation of materials to MBH professionals as part of the firm‘s “Hands On University” field training program. Courtesy MBH Architects.
The following is a list of advancements architecture and A/E firms underwent in 2016, as reported...read more
Michelle Obama Branch Library, Long Beach, Calif. Photo courtesy LPA
Stantec, HOK, and CallisonRTKL are among the nation’s largest architecture/engineering firms, acc...read more
Practice, practice, practice, and understanding both sides of the deliberation are critical to su...read more
4G Wetlands, the Central Pasco County (Fla.) Beneficial Water Reuse Project, for which CH2M provided design, permitting and services during construction, recently won the Florida Water Environment Association’s 2016 David W. York Water Reuse Project award. Image: CH2M
Combined company could challenge AECOM as the world’s top engineering firm.
Despite some softness at the high end of the apartment market, demand for apartments will continu...read more
Spaces for games and game simulators top the list of recreation-related amenities in multifamily developments. Photo: Pixabay
The number of developments providing space for physical therapy was somewhat surprising, accordin...read more
As building codes change, existing railings may need to be updated or replaced. Courtesy Hoffmann Architects
Lacking familiarity with current requirements, some owners or managers complete a roof or balcony...read more
Courtesy of MIT/MARINA Team
The project team consisted of MIT graduate students across five departments.
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
The most notable rental increases are in growing markets in the South and Southwest: New Orleans,...read more
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Engineering firms such as Arup, Glumac, and Thornton Tomasetti are leveraging their in-house expe...read more
The Maxwell in Arlington, Va. Photo: Sam Kittner
Zen meditation gardens, bocce courts, saltwater pools, and free drinks highlight the niceties at...read more
Thyssenkrupp's MULTI vertical-horizontal system uses magnetic-levitation technology that allows cars to make 90-degree turns. Image: thyssenkrupp
Thyssenkrupp’s cable-less MULTI system promises higher transport capacity and lower peak power de...read more
Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb
BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured...read more
Photo: changeorder via flickr
Logical and well-planned steps to effective negotiation.
N|V|5 Global provided commissioning services on the Pentagon throughout its renovation. Image: Courtesy of N|V|5 Global
This is its fifth deal so far this year.
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
To some project teams, “daylighting” means using glass area to admit direct sunlight, period....
High-security entrance to the new Sandy Hook School, Newtown, Conn. Photo: Katelyn Chapin
Selecting door and window systems for any building project demands a complete articulation of saf...read more
The effort involves combining ASHRAE's Standard 189.1 with the International Green Construction C...read more
The agency is keeping records from being publicly disclosed—for now.
New floodplain maps and state code changes loom.