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Indiana Toll Road's LEED Gold Administration and Operations Building

Indiana Toll Road's LEED Gold Administration and Operations Building. Photo courtesy SmithGroup

  

November 25, 2020 | SMITHGROUP

New LEED Gold facility consolidates operations for tollway authority.

The Weekly show: SPIRE smart building rating system, and pickleball court design tips
November 20, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The November 19 episode of BD+C's The Weekly is available for viewing on demand.

Ten Mile entrance

All images: The Middleton Group

November 17, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Middleton Group is designing the project.

Tax shortfalls nip government projects in the bud

Long Beach, Calif.’s new Civic Center includes the 93,500-sf Billie Jean King Main Library, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and completed in 2019. Photo: Benny Chen| Fotoworks

  

November 13, 2020 | By John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Federal contracts are proceeding, but states and cities are delaying, deferring, and looking fo...

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The Weekly show: Nvidia's Omniverse, AI for construction scheduling, COVID-19 signage
November 12, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from ALICE Technologies, Build Group, Hastings Architecture, Nv...

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Bushwick Generator office campus

All images: Viewpoint Studios

November 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will become a new hub for innovative companies in Brooklyn.

Poettker Construction's new headquarters

Poettker Construction’s new headquarters brings together internal departments that had been spread over five buildings. Image: Courtesy of Poettker Construction

November 02, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Poettker Construction’s new headquarters in rural Breese, Ill., is recognized with a Bronze Awa...

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The SPIRE Smart Building Program, World’s first smart building assessment and rating program

Photo courtesy UL and SPIRE Smart Building Program

   

October 26, 2020 | PETER FABRIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

The SPIRE Smart Building Program will help building owners and operators make better investment...

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Bank of America Tower exterior

Photos courtesy Bank of America

October 14, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Goettsch Partners designed the project.

Harlem Headquarters is expected to fill a void in Class A office space in New York's East Harlem neighborhood. Renderings: Gensler

October 09, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Big floor plates will accommodate tenant customization.

October 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Chesterfield is developing the project.

REI outdoor space with open garage doors

Courtesy NBBJ

September 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Site developer Wright Runstad & Company and Shorenstein Properties also purchased an undeve...

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Two Legacy West Concept. Plano, Texas

September 04, 2020 | Darrel Fullbright, Duncan Lyons

When the dust settles, the office is going to look and feel like a different place than the one...

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Video: 5 building sectors to watch amid COVID-19
August 25, 2020 | BD+C Staff 

RCLCO's Brad Hunter reveals the winners and non-winners of the U.S. real estate market during t...

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Kenneth D. Simonson has been Chief Economist for the Associated General Contractors of America since 2001.

Kenneth D. Simonson has been Chief Economist for the Associated General Contractors of America since 2001.

August 16, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR, BUILDING DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION
"The Weekly," a new virtual news program from Building Design+Construction, .

This week's guests: Mitch Dalton, Core Spaces; Andrew Horning, Bala Consulting Engineers; and Geoffrey Ax, Populous.

July 20, 2020 | THE EDITORS OF BUILDING DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION

Experts from Core Spaces, Bala Consulting Engineers, and Populous were interviewed in the July...

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July 10, 2020 | THE EDITORS OF BUILDING DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION

“The Weekly,” a new streaming program for the commercial design and construction industry, to f...

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Atlassian HQ at night

All renderings courtesy SHoP Architects and BVN

July 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SHoP Architects, in collaboration with BVN, is designing the project.

The design for vivo's new headquarters in China calls for indoor-outdoor gardens on each of its 32 floors. Images: NBBJ

June 25, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NBBJ’s spiral design maximizes worker exposure to the green spaces.

"The Weekly," a new virtual news program from Building Design+Construction, debuted Thursday, June 11
June 12, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The first episode, now available on demand, features experts from Robins & Morton, Gensler,...

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ICONE interior space

All images courtesy Foster + Partners

June 01, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foster + Partners designed the building.

512 West 22nd Street roof terrace

All photos: Bruce Damonte

May 27, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

COOKFOX Architects designed the project.

Cushman Wakefield 6 Feet Office coronavirus

After decades of favoring density, office tenants are now thinking how to better protect their workers from disease transmission. One idea comes from Cushman & Wakefield, whose “6 foot office” concept lays out an office workspace for social distancing, but also requires an agreement among workers and employers to stick to it. Photo courtesy Cushman & Wakefield

   

May 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Making workplaces safer will require behavioral resolve nudged by design.

Platform 16 exterior aerial

Courtesy Plompmozes for KPF.

May 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be adjacent to Google's planned eight million square foot transit village and...

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Rendering of lululemon's Vancouver HQ by Morphosis

Courtesy Morphosis

March 24, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HQ’s design is meant to serve as an extension of lululemon’s core values.

Investments in ‘human experiences’ are paying off for employers

A survey of executives found that the majority sees value in investing in workplace amenities that will attract and retain workers. Image: Pixabay

   

March 16, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A recent survey conducted by JLL and Harvard Business Review found that more companies are givi...

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Gensler's Denver office lobby space. Photo courtesy Gensler

Gensler's Denver office lobby space. Photo courtesy Gensler

   

March 15, 2020 | J. Kevin Heinly, AIA, LEED AP. Managing Director, Principal, Gensler

Touch-free design solutions and air purifiers can enhance workplace wellness.

Pioneer Industries launches new website

The company, based in Commerce, Calif., makes a wide range of plumbing fixtures and accessories for the commercial and multifamily building sectors.

March 13, 2020 |

Pioneer Industries launches new website

New York's façade inspection program gets an overhaul following a death from falling terra cotta
March 09, 2020 | Hoffmann Architects

January 14, 2020, kicked off big changes to the NYC Local Law 11 Façade Inspection and Safety P...

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Disney NYC HQ in the neighborhood

All renderings courtesy SOM

March 05, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HQ is being built in the Hudson Square neighborhood.

 

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