Expo Light Rail Phase 2, a $700 million project, is the final stage that connects downtown Los Angeles to its beaches. The 6.6-mile, seven-station extension opened last May, and will be one of Greenbuild's project tours. Image: Courtesy of Skanska
Skanska-built light-rail extension in Los Angeles achieves Envision’s highest recognition.
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Stantec, BRPH, Fluor Corp., Walbridge, Jacobs, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s annua...read more
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A committee will evaluate proposals in September.
Rendering of the planned $1.5 billion replacement of the 50-year-old Gerald Desmond Bridge, at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. The new bridge will allow larger, taller vessels to pass under it. Click here to enlarge.
The expansion of the Panama Canal might make some eastern U.S. ports more attractive to large-ves...read more
East Coast and Gulf Coast port cities can benefit from an expanded Panama Canal. Click here to enlarge.
Cities lining the East Coast and Gulf Coast, from New York City to New Orleans, are spending big...read more
All Stor Self Storage, a year-old self-storage facility with 600 units in Austin, Texas, is located near one of that city's largest subdivisions. Its design needed to blend in with its residential surroundings. Image: Preferred Self Storage Builders.
Self-storage facilities are blending into neighborhoods better, and competing for rentals from wo...read more
Rendering courtesy Ford
The company said that it will rebuild 7.5 million sf of work space over a 10-year period, which w...read more
Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada will soon be making battery units like the Powerwall and Powerpack, which can store solar power for residential and commercial uses, including electric cars, homes, and businesses. Photos courtesy Tesla Motors
With his $5 billion, 13.6 million-sf Gigafactory, Tesla’s Elon Musk seeks to change the economics...read more
Factory for J57 Mini Sky City, Changsha, China. Photo: BSB
BD+C’s inaugural Game Changers report highlights today’s pacesetting projects, from a pr...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Sainsbury's distribution center in Waltham Point, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Photo: Nick Saltmarsh via flickr.com/Wikimedia Commons
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest industrial sector design and construction firms, as repor...read more
Photo: Global Access Point via Wikimedia Commons
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest data center sector design and construction firms, as repo...read more
For every ton of CO2 produced, the smokestack will release a ring of steam. Rendering courtesy BIG
The unusual power plant/ski slope project in Copenhagen will feature a ...read more
Installing Viega Climate Mat® for BBARWA
The Big Bear Area Regional Wstewater Agency tried several different methods to dry the sludge wit...read more
Renderings courtesy Jacques Rougerie
The manta ray-shaped vessel will be completely self-sustaining, run on marine energy, and produce...read more
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Despite the adverse weather conditions that curtailed design and construction activity in the fir...read more
Photo: Sidewalk shed in Licnoln Square, Manhattan, New York. Billie Ward, Creative Commons.
New York, which has nearly 200 total miles of sidewalk sheds, is seeking a concept that is practi...read more
Tesla's Elon Musk. Photo: Steve Jurvetson, Creative Commons
Tesla Motors purchased an additional 1,200 acres next to the Gigafactory and is looking to buy an...read more
The building site is located on a three-acre site in the center of Newark’s Ironbound District. Rendering courtesy KSS Architects
The vertical farm by commercial grower AeroFarms will be the world’s largest indoor vertical farm...
Philips City Farm Research Center, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Photo courtesy Philips
A research center in The Netherlands is testing the latest techniques in urban farming.
This October, Tennessee Valley Authority will close its outdated Widows Creek coal plant in Stevenson, Ala., which had been providing energy to the region since the 1960s. Photo: TVA Web Team via Wikimedia Commons
The $600 million conversion project will be Google's 14th data center globally, but the first it...read more
Floor-to-ceiling glass separates the manufacturing floor from the open workspaces and cafe. All photos: ©Christopher Barrett, courtesy SOM
The new space will be a place for academia, industries, and civic bodies to collaborate.
The National September 11 Memorial Museum incorporates evocative artifacts of the destroyed Twin Towers, including the "Last Column" (pictured). It was honored with a Gold Award in BD+C's 2015 Building Team Awards. Photo: Jin Lee / courtesy 9/11 Memorial Museum
From Lean construction to tri-party IPD to advanced BIM/VDC coordination, these 14 Building Teams...read more
The Clemson University SCE&G Energy Innovation Center, where giant wind-power systems can be tested. Photo: Ryan Manchester, Clear Sky Images
A new facility at Clemson University makes it possible to test the huge stresses that large-scale...read more
To create an inviting, nonscientific aesthetic for the high-containment lab facility, the team incorporated splashes of color, timber cladding, and pleasing proportions into the exterior scheme. Photo: © James Brittain
A daring Building Team breaks the bunker mentality common to research containment with this light...read more
The 18-megawatt data center will be connected to Falun’s energy grid, and excess heat from its servers and equipment will warm buildings in the town’s district heating system. Renderings: http://ecodatacenter.se
Excess heat and steam from its servers and IT equipment will warm homes in a town already known f...read more
Photo courtesy Facebook
The intent of ASHRAE Standard 90.4P is to create a performance-based approach that would be more...read more
Using a technology developed at Delft Technical University, the windmill generates energy by harnessing the movement of charged water droplets in the wind. Renderings courtesy Dutch Windwheel Corporation
The 571-foot structure will house apartments, a hotel, restaurants, even a roller coaster.
The geodesic facade will contain PV panels to generate electricity for off-season use. Renderings courtesy BIG
A new building in Uppsala, Sweden, will serve as a power plant during the winter and a venue for ...read more
Food Port will feature expanses of agricultural space to support local farmers and the agricultural industry. Renderings courtesy of OMA
The $460 million Food Port project will define a new model for the relationship between consumer...read more