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
Thornton Tomasetti was the SE for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The venue opened in April 2016. Photo: Bill Feldberg/Wikimedia Commons.
AECOM, Jacobs, and Thornton Tomasetti head Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of the lar...read more
The LEED Platinum–registered Engineered Biosystems Building at Georgia Tech is packed with energy-saving features and technologies, including energy-recovery wheels, a two-stage runaround loop for vivarium systems, and chilled beams. On the Building Team: Lake|Flato Architects (design architect), Cooper Carry (AOR), Research Facilities Design (lab planner), Uzun & Case Engineers (SE), Newcomb & Boyd (MEP), Long Engineering (CE), and McCarthy Building Cos. (GC). Photo: Chris Cooper
Trends include 3D printing, modular hospitals, and fluid dampers.
CallisonRTKL served as architect for this Warren Clinic in Tulsa, Okla. Image: CallisonRTKL.
Stantec, HOK, and Callison RTKL once again top Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of the...read more
Fluor construction site in Shuaiba, Kuwait. Photo: Fluor/Wikimedia Commons.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Fluor, and Arup top Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of th...read more
Hamilton Elementary School in Moline, Ill., features a range of interactive learning spaces designed to encourage critical thinking and collaboration, including an “imaginarium,” discovery lab, and learning stair (pictured). On the Building Team: Legat Architects (design architect), KJWW Engineering (SE), Amsco Engineering (MEP), McClure Engineering (CE), MVP Services Group (kitchen design), and Russell Construction (CM). Photo: AJ Brown Imaging
Gensler surpasses $1.1 billion in revenue, topping Building Design+Construction’s annual...read more
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The National Healthcare Design Awards recognizes functional hospital projects that solve aestheti...read more
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A committee will evaluate proposals in September.
Paradise City in Seoul, South Korea. Rendering: MVRDV. Click here to enlarge.
The 9,800-sm complex will have retail and nightclub space. A plaza separates the two concrete bui...read more
A rendering of Seaport San Diego, a redevelopment of a 70-acre waterfront property. A 480-foot-tall observation tower would be one of this district's main attractions. Image: Seaport San Diego
Its developers envision a thriving business, education, and entertainment district, highlighted b...read more
Construction in Philadelphia in the summer of 2016. Photo: Alexis Lewis/Creative Commons.
The June ABI score was down from May, but the figure was positive for the fifth consecutive month...read more
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Now in its 40th year, BD+C’s annual Giants 300 report ranks AEC firms by discipline and across mo...read more
Immeuble Clarté in Switzerland, a new UNESCO World Heritage site. Photo: Romano1246/Wikimedia Commons.
The sites are spread across seven counties and were built over the course of 50 years. Le Corbusi...read more
Lakeside Senior Apartments in Oakland, Calif. Photo: Bruce Damonte. Click here to enlarge.
Affordable housing, specialized housing, and accessible housing projects were honored.
The new stadium and mixed-use project for the Los Angeles Rams. Renderings courtesy LA Rams.
The 70,000-seat stadium will be ready by the 2019 NFL season. The surrounding mixed-use developme...read more
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The 38-story building will have a mashrabiya latticed facade with hotel and residential space ins...read more
Construction in New York City. Photo: Jeffrey Zeldman/Creative Commons.
‘Sick and tired’ of lawbreaking contractors defining public perception.
Welding has begun on a 70-story-tall office and residential tower in earthquake prone San Franciso that claims it can resist a 500-year earthquake, and be back in full operation within a month after a catastrophic event. Image: Courtesy of 181 Fremont
A megabrace is a key seismic component at 181 Fremont, with offices, residences, and retail space...
OhioHealth Neuroscience Institute at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Building Team: NBBJ (architect), Korda (SE/MEP), Dynamix (MEP), EMH&T (CE), and Whiting-Turner/Corna Kokosing (CM). Photos courtesy Ohio CTC. Click here to enlarge.
Experts explain the benefits of DA, a process where the subcontractors are retained to assist oth...read more
Construction in Miami in July 2016. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.
Common concerns about DA include lack of familiarity, obtaining competitive pricing, and design l...read more
A new report by McKinsey & Co. states that the world's construction industry will be able to keep up with reconstruction demands by adopting digital technology at all levels of project management and communication with Building Team partners. Image: Pixabay
A new McKinsey report identifies five trends the industry should latch onto more broadly.
Infrastructure investment, led by transit-oriented projects, is driving economic growth in many of America's largest cities. Image: Transwestern
Competitiveness and economic development are at stake for cities, says Transwestern.
Perkins Eastman was the architect for the Huishan North Bund mixed-use development in Shanghai. The buildings received LEED Gold, China 3-Star Rating, and BREEAM Excellent Certifications. Rendering courtesy Perkins Eastman.
The firm will partner with the International Finance Corporation to promote sustainable building...read more
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Photo: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital/Creative Commons.
Consortium members discussed how architects, designers, and health professionals can best apply d...read more
The wa_sauna functions as a boat that can be taken out on open waters. Photo: Kevin Scott, courtesy AIA.
AIA chose the 2016 recipients of the Small Project Awards. Every entry cost less than $1.5 millio...read more
Construction in Chicago. Photo: Paul Morgan/Creative Commons.
Alleged to have been sham business in bid to win city public works contract.
A parking garage was being built in SeaTac, Wash., in June 2016. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons.
Recent client interest could signal resurgence for institutional market. May's ABI score was the...read more
The chart above shows year-over-year (Q1 2016 v. Q1 2015) changes in regional construction backlogs. Most contractors are satisfied with the amount of work they have currently. But bigger firms with more robust workforces can expand their backlogs. Image: Associated Builders and Contractors
Large companies that can attract talent are better able to commit to more work, according to a na...read more
A 371,160-sf office building in Frankfort, Ky., is being constructed through a public-private-partnership. Photo: Steve Beshear/Creative Commons.
No single factor determines whether a project yields stronger benefit as a P3.
Steel rods. Photo: PortlandBolt/Creative Commons.
Nonresidential construction price gains were largely driven by iron and steel prices and steel mi...read more