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.
WSP created a VR model with all the sensor data displayed as real time information that’s visible through VR goggles. Image: WSP USA

WSP created a VR model with all the sensor data displayed as real time information that’s visible through VR goggles. Image: WSP USA

   

December 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

AEC firms are finally putting to use project information they’ve been storing in their computers...

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 What building owners and AEC teams need to know about New York’s Climate Mobilization Act

Photo: Hoffmann Architects

  

December 02, 2019 | Alison B. Hoffmann, Hoffmann Architects, Inc.

On April 18, 2019, the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a suite of laws...

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Multifamily construction market remains strong heading into 2020

“Multifamily and Senior/Assisted Living have been two of the hottest markets for proposal activity for quite some time,” says PSMJ’s Greg Hart.

   

November 07, 2019 | PSMJ Resources

Fewer than one in 10 AEC firms doing multifamily work reported a decrease in proposal activity in...

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Top 60 Airport Sector Engineering Firms for 2019 Photo by Michael Gaida from Pixabay

Photo by Michael Gaida from Pixabay

   

October 25, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Arup, Burns & McDonnell, Ghafari Associates, and Kimley-Horn head the rankings of the...

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Top 70 Retail Engineering Firms for 2019   7-Eleven Lab Store, dallas, top retail construction firms, photo by Dror Baldinger, FAIA courtesy CallisonRTKL

7-Eleven Lab Store in Dallas. Photo by Dror Baldinger, FAIA, courtesy CallisonRTKL

   

October 24, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Kimley-Horn, Henderson Engineers, and Core States Group head the rankings of the nation's...

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SMPS report tracks how AEC firms are utilizing marketing technology tools

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October 11, 2019 | Amy Collins, FSMPS, CPSM, Facilities Business Line Marketing Manager, Gannett Fleming

With thousands of MarTech tools and apps on the market, design and construction firms are struggl...

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Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center, Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, Heart failure clinics

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

   

October 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An example of this building trend recently opened at Beaumont Hospital near Ann Arbor, Mich.

Moscone Center Expansion 2 Cesar Rubio, courtesy Webcor Top Convention Center Engineering Firms

Moscone Center Expansion. Photo: Cesar Rubio, courtesy Webcor

  

October 03, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, MKA, Walker Consultants, ESD, and AECOM head the rankings of the nation's largest convent...

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Top Cultural Sector Engineering Firms for 2019 Sunset-Park-Library-Updated-Rendering

The Sunset Park Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, comprises eight stories and 21,000 sf. The library encompasses the first two and a half floors of the building, while the remaining five and a half floors house 50 affordable residences for qualified low-income occupants. Rendering courtesy Magnusson Architecture and Planning

    

October 03, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Arup, EXP, BRPH, and Thornton Tomasetti head the rankings of the nation's largest cultura...

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2019 Cultural Facilities Giants Report Macalester_University

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

   

October 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor 

The future of libraries is less about being quiet and more about hands-on learning and face-to-fa...

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Additive manufacturing goes mainstream in the industrial sector

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September 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More manufacturers now include this production process in their factories.

Meet the masters of offsite construction

Photo courtesy Prescient

   

September 12, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

Prescient combines 5D software, clever engineering, and advanced robotics to create prefabricated...

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Top 85 Industrial Sector Engineering Firms for 2019

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September 11, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Fluor, IPS, CRB, and SSOE head the rankings of the nation's largest industrial sector eng...

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Project Open, Salt Lake City, Carbon-neutral apartment building sets the pace for scalable affordable housing

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

   

September 10, 2019 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Project Open has no carbon footprint, but the six-story, solar-powered building is already leavin...

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2019 Industrial Sector Giants Report Leo A Daly - Dollar Gen

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

  

September 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This and more industrial building sector trends from Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 3...

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Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks

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.

   

September 09, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occup...

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Another well-known retailer files for bankruptcy: Here's the solution to more empty anchor stores

A robust click-and-collect facility would allow customers, as well as third-party delivery vendors, faster access to merchandise. Rendering: NELSON

   

September 06, 2019 | Eric Arter, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, Mixed-Use Studio Leader, NELSON Worldwide

Where can you find the future of retail? At the intersection of experience and instant gratificat...

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Top 70 Hotel Sector Engineering Firms for 2019

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September 05, 2019 | BD+C Staff

NV5, EXP, Jensen Hughes, KPFF, and Thornton Tomasetti head the rankings of the nation's largest h...

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Top 110 Hotel Sector Architecture Firms for 2019

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September 05, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, WATG, HKS, HBG Design, and Steelman Partners top the rankings of the nation's largest ho...

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Nonresidential construction spending slips in July 2019, but still surpasses $776 billion

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September 03, 2019 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Construction spending declined 0.3% in July, totaling $776 billion on a seasonally adjusted annua...

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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

   

August 30, 2019 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

K-12 school districts are emphasizing practical, hands-on experience and personalized learning....

Industry leaders ask for government help as trades shortage worsens

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August 29, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AGC asks for more funding for education and increased immigration to fill gaps.

Top data center engineering firms RagingWire VA3 Ashburn VA

This 245,000-sf data center in Ashburn, Va., has six data halls, 33 MWs of backup generator power, waterless cooling using pumped refrigerant economizers and condensers, and 16 MWs of critical IT load. The building also has 52,000 sf of support and amenities spaces including lounges, kitchens, meeting rooms, and a shipping/receiving dock. Photo: HED

    

August 28, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Vanderweil, ESD, kW Mission Critical, Jacobs, and EXP head the rankings of the nation's largest d...

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Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group

Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group 

  

August 27, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

From building prefab factories in the sky to incubating the next generation of AEC tech startups,...

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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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Office Engineering Report, 2019 Giants 300 Report, architecture-building-business-2451567 courtesy Pexels

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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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