Engineers

Engineering goes hand-in-hand with design, putting a practical lens on the architect’s vision and finding the best way to make it happen. Without a talented engineer, the project will never reach completion, and certainly will not reach the standards of functionality and sustainability that the architect and client are seeking.
Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, 2019 Healthcare Giants Report, 2019 Giants 300 Report, Robins Morton Mount Sinai Photo 3_Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital exterior_Robins & Morton

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

  

August 16, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

These buildings perform functions like a medical practitioner. This and more healthcare sector tr...

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Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab, Deerfield, Ill., AEC Innovators, Burcin Kaplanolgu

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 

  

August 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab allows visitors to walk through five diffe...

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University of Michigan’s Biological Sciences Building, 2019 Science + Technology Giants Report, Giants 300 Report, Ennead Architects, SmithGroup Photo Bruce Damonte

The University of Michigan’s Biological Sciences Building (at left) puts science on display. Its exterior cladding is made from terra cotta strips whose colors mesh with other buildings on campus. Design by Ennead Architects and SmithGroup. Photo Bruce Damonte

 

August 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The science and technology (S+T) sector is arguably the industry’s most complex because it caters...

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August 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Burns & McDonnell, WSP, Thornton Tomasetti, and Arup head the rankings of the nation'...

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2019 Office Giants Report, 2019 Giants 300 Report, National Science Foundation headquarters, Alexandria, Va. Architect WDG Interiors Photo MAXWELL MACKENZIE

The lobby of the National Science Foundation headquarters, Alexandria, Va., links two towers, one 19 stories tall, the other 14. WDG Interiors designed the interiors for the LEED Silver project. Photo: Maxwell MacKenzie

  

August 08, 2019 | PETER FABRIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Office space consolidation and workplace upgrades will keep project teams busy, according to ...

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Empire State Building museum, New York, N.Y. Image: Evan Joseph, Empire State Building Observatory

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

    

July 29, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A $165 million, 10,000-sf museum opened on the second floor of the Empire State Building in New Y...

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prefab construction, modular construction, offsite construction

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July 23, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

The most important benefit of offsite construction, when done right, is reliability.

Shadow box design: To vent or not to vent

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July 08, 2019 | Mark Walsh, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, Principal, Technical Director, Perkins+Will

A curtain wall shadow box is a spandrel assembly consisting of vision glass at the building exter...

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Modular construction can deliver projects 50% faster

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.

June 26, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Modular construction can deliver projects 20% to 50% faster than traditional methods and drastica...

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Vince DiPofi will be SSOE Group's President and CEO in December. He currently has executive level oversight over several of the firm's business units. Image: SSOE

June 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Vince DiPofi has played a pivotal role in the firm’s business development strategies.

Call for Speakers: BD+C’s 2019 Women in Design+Construction Conference

More than 150 AEC professionals attended the Women in Design+Construction conference in Rancho Mirage, Calif., last November. Photo: BD+C See a photo slideshow from the 2018 WIDC event.

March 11, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 2019 Women in Design+Construction event will take place November 11-13, 2019, at the Fairmont...

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Our robotic future: Assessing AI's impact on the AEC profession and the built environment

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January 09, 2019 | Lance Hosey, FAIA, Design Director, Gensler

This is the first in a series by Lance Hosey, FAIA, on how automation is disrupting design and co...

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The ability of EC firms to capture, understand, and apply from all kinds of sources—including their job sites—is critical to their being able to deliver buildings for smarter cities in the future. Image: Deloitte Consulting

December 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new paper from Deloitte Consulting advises companies to revise their strategies with an eye tow...

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Design firms know that just having a website and a blog aren’t enough, but social media complicat...

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Additive manufacturing heads to the jobsite

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

December 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Prototype mobile 3D printing shop aims to identify additive manufacturing applications for constr...

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We’ve entered the golden age of brain science, but what does it means for AEC firms?

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September 14, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director 

New research from the SMPS Foundation explores the known principles and most recent research surr...

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Burns & McDonnell's world headquarters, located on a 34-acre campus in South Kansas City, will be expanded by 22% with the additon of a 142,000-sf, four-story office building and a 550-slot parking deck. The firm will need more space as it beefs up its workforce to take advantage of a stronger economy. Image: Burns & McDonnell

August 29, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Favorable economic conditions spur plans to bump up hiring significantly over the next several ye...

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N|V|5 Global hopes to raise more than $93 million from a public stock offering. Image: N|V|5 Global

August 10, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The proceeds could fuel more acquisitions.

A volunteer team from AECOM will be working with the nonprofit Solar Village Project to install a solar-powered water purification system that will supply the entire village of Darhi Ram, India, with clean water. The Solar Village Project is dedicated to finding sustainable solutions that provide electricity to rural areas in India and Africa. Image: AECOM

August 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A grant program backs 25 projects in 15 countries.

Weidt Group’s Net Energy Optimizer now available as software as a service

The software allows users to see validated results for hundreds of proven energy-efficiency options in real time.

July 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proprietary energy analysis tool is open for use by the public.

Are we facing a new era in Foreign Direct Investment?

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

July 17, 2018 | Brian Gallagher, Vice President of Marketing, O’Neal, Inc.

The construction industry is already feeling the effects of the recent tariffs, not only with hig...

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Transwestern report: Office buildings near transit earn 65% higher lease rates

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July 17, 2018 | Transwestern

Analysis of 15 major metros shows the average rent in central business districts was $43.48/sf fo...

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Work, park, live: Inside Cincinnati’s parking garage turned lifestyle hotel

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

July 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Summit hotel and conference center is a converted parking garage that was once a factory.

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SEG’s 12-person team works out of a historic commercial building that has achieved net zero energy using strategies that include waste heat recovery, natural ventilation, a photovoltaic roof system, and real-time energy-use monitoring. Image: HGA

July 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Sustainable Engineering Group will bolster its new owner’s design and planning abilities.

Watch all 19 Accelerate Live! talks on demand

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

June 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...

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MacDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev.: Multifamily visionaries: KTGY’s extraordinary expectations

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.

June 13, 2018 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

KTGY Architecture + Planning keeps pushing the boundaries of multifamily housing design in the U....

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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), HMC’s Eric Car... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), a trio of expe... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), AS+GG’s Anthon... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), HOK’s Greg Sc... read more
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