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
The 53-foot-diameter oculus looms over the grand atrium. Suspended under tension within the conical atrium is the “Sky Reflector-Net,” by James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects, and Arup. The artwork is composed of 112 tensioned cables, 224 high-strength rods, and nearly 10,000 stainless steel components; 952 aluminum panels distribute sunlight down to the lowest levels of the station. Photo: Jon Ortner/Ortner Photography.
Fulton Center, which handles 85% of the riders coming to Lower Manhattan, is like no other statio...read more
The American Institute of Architects reported the April ABI score was 50.6, down from the mark of...read more
FES Group is particularly strong in the automotive industry.
Columbus, Ohio. Photo: Ron Reiring/Wikimedia Commons.
Both companies offer mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering services.
SushiSamba’s 14,000-sf restaurant in Las Vegas is distinguished by a colorful, arching interior design. iCrave was the designer, PWI Construction the GC. Courtesy Forté Specialty Contractors. Click here to enlarge.
Restaurants are more than just places to eat. They are comprising town centers and playing into t...read more
Navigant Research estimates that global demand for data integration technologies for buildings will increase nearly tenford over the next 10 years. Image: Pixabay
A Navigant Research report takes a deeper dive to examine where demand will be strongest by regio...read more
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In the new report, “How Firms Learn: Industry Specific Strategies for Urban Economies,” Brookings...read more
The results balanced immediate opportunity, job growth potential, and job hazards.
Long Beach Civic Center. Plenary Properties Long Beach LLC (developer), Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate and Clark Construction (contractor), Skidmore Owings & Merrill (architect)
Arup served as a lead advisor and oversaw financial, commercial, real estate, design, engineering...read more
Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?
Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle. The building, designed by ZGF Architects LLP, was a COTE Top Ten Green Project in 2013. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider
"Lessons from the Leading Edge" is a study of the 200 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten...read more
The multibillion-dollar expansion of the Panama Canal, which is scheduled to open in June, is one of the major water resource infrastructure projects that MWH Global has tackled. In acquiring this company, Stantec foresees significant cross-selling opportunities for its divisions. Image: MWH Global
The combination would boost Stantec’s revenue by nearly 60% and its workforce by 45%.
Prentice Women's Hospital Building in Chicago. Photo: Erin Nekervis/Creative Commons
A new survey from engineering firm Grumman/Butkus Associates examines electricity, fossil fuel, w...read more
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff worked with HOK on the recently opened Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). Photo: Ron Reiring/Creative Commons.
The new office will specialize in building enclosure engineering.
Construction of Edmonton's Rogers Place in the summer of 2015. Thornton Tomasetti is the building's structural engineer. Photo: WpgJets4Life/Wikimedia Commons.
The global engineering firm already has a history of working with Canadian architects and develop...read more
Aged HVAC unit on a large commercial complex in Muskegon, Mich. All photos: WJE
Physical inspections can range widely by discipline, level of detail, and the resulting deliverab...read more
Domestic deals were up, while international deals were down. Source: Morrissey Goodale
Consulting firm Morrissey Goodale tracked a record 234 sales of U.S.-based A/E firms last year....
Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Economists continue to debate whether the U.S. economy will be more resilient than other nations and thrive, or limp along for the next several years. Image courtesy Pixabay
Strong job growth and dwindling consumer debt give rise to hope.
By all indications, 2015 was another solid year for U.S. architecture, engineering, and construct...read more
A new survey from Building Design+Construction shows that U.S. architecture, engineering...read more
Modules for a data center for one of Skanska’s telecommunications clients were built in an offsite factory. Callison was the architect. Cosentini Associates provided engineering. Photo: Adam Friedberg
Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power us...read more
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, San Diego. Photo: Rick Naystatt, U.S. Navy
Increased competition among green building rating systems, the rise of net-zero buildings, and a...read more
Photo: Atomische * Tom Giebel/Creative Commons.
While the stigma exists that Millennials are entitled, disloyal, and lazy, it appears that this i...read more
The main exhibit hall is the Chicago Cultural Center, which opened in 1897 and served as the city’s main library until 1977. Photo by Adilla Menayang
From lightweight wooden pallets to the largest lengths of CLT-slabs that can be shipped across No...read more
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Comparable in size and compatible in culture, the companies unite to present clients with greater...read more
The 777,100-sf development by Landbank Investment on Central & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, Calif., is just five miles from Apple’s current Cupertino headquarters.
The project has been dubbed as another “spaceship,” referencing the nickname for the loop-shaped...read more
JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at New York’s JFK International gives passengers a sense of place with its new rooftop garden. Photo: @Paul Rivera
Nimble designs, and technology that humanizes the passenger experience, are letting airports conc...read more
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FMI’s latest report singles out manufacturing, lodging, and office sectors as the drivers of nonr...read more