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
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.
There’s disagreement around how much pay regulations add to cost of projects.
Wooster Hall, looking north as sunlight strikes the steps of the atrium, marking solar noon. Photo: © 2016 Tim Hursley
Success in retrofit projects requires an entirely different mindset than in new construction, wri...read more
Image courtesy of Metropolis Books.
The installation will showcase 200 years worth of unrealized Big Apple projects via original draw...read more
Lucas Richmond, Senior Media Studio Manager, Gilbane Building Company
BD+C's inaugural Accelerate Live! innovation conference took place May 11, in Chicago....
All photos: David Madison Photography
Novus Residences’ revolutionary e-lofts concept offers tenants a tempting trio of options—‘live,’...read more
Ascent Apartments achieved Silver certification in California’s Build It Green program, thanks to such features as LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, garage ventilation fans, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, low-VOC paints, and water-saving native vegetation and landscape irrigation. All photos: Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo
An award-winning rental complex takes its design cues from its historic location in Silicon Valle...
The first quarter 2017 (Q1/17) of ACEC’s Engineering Business Index (EBI) dipped slightly (0.5 po...read more
Amenities like the hotel quality lobby and billiards room distinguish the College & Crown, New Haven, Conn., developed by Centerplan with interiors by Carlin & Company. Photo courtesy Centerplan
This AIA CES course features seven novel approaches developers and Building Teams are taking to r...read more
Package center at The Frasier, Arlington, Va., designed by KTGY Architecture, comes with its own trashcan plus tabletop. Photo: courtesy KTGY Architecture
Package delivery centers provide order and security for the mountains of parcels piling up at apa...read more
Photos: Jorge Gera/Luxury Living Chicago (above); Property Markets Group (below)
Chicago’s newest multifamily development features an iconic CTA car on its amenity deck.
The plant wall is by CASE and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Courtesy SOM/©Albert Vecerka|Esto.
Façades that would make Dr. Seuss smile, living walls, and exterior wall space that doubles as ga...read more
Lamar Station Classroom for Urban Farming, Lakewood, Colo. Photo: Jesse Kuroiwa
The annual awards program, sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction, honors the...read more
A new study by PwC details how the industrial sector could get more involved as an influencer, and possibly as investors, in the massive infrastructure spending program that federal lawmakers and The White House now seem committed to moving forward. Image: Pixabay
The accounting and consulting firm PwC offers the industrial sector a five-step approach to getti...read more
Sub-metering refers to monitoring systems added on specific equipment, systems, processes, or floors to determine where energy is being used. Tracking energy consumption through sub-metering is currently at a 40—60% ratio of clients who do and do not install sub-metering.
For owners of existing buildings, retrocommissioning creates a baseline to compare future buildin...read more
Hem Gupta founded Environmental Systems Design, a leading MEP engineering and consulting firm. Image: ESD
A 53-year career included engineering work on several of Chicago's iconic buildings.
If your firm is not converting at least a third of project proposals when competing for new work,...read more
The top firm has worked on almost one-fifth of the 100 tallest buildings in the world.
The American Council of Engineering Companies’ third quarter Engineering Business Index rose 6.2...read more
Gensler, Leo A Daly, Brasfield & Gorrie, Layton Construction, and AECOM top Building Design+C...read more