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When it comes down to it, all buildings have things in common: the need for great design, engineering, construction, and management, when the structure is completed. Harmonizing those elements is a skill that translates to any building project you might have on your hands.
Navien tankless water heaters being checked by plumbing contractor

Navien NPE tankless water heaters being monitored at a senior living facility in Pennsylvania. Photo: Navien Inc.

April 23, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Twelve factors to consider in using tankless water heaters in multifamily housing.

Boingo reinvents multifamily connectivity with world’s best Wi-Fi
| April 22, 2020 |

More than 300,000 residents from 2,200 multifamily properties depend on Boingo’s “instant-on” W...

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ACF units modified from existing modular pods

ACF units modified from existing modular containers. Photo: PODS.

April 21, 2020 | CALLISONRTKL

CallisonRTKL and PODS collaborate on repurposed containers for ACFs

Courtesy Pixabay

April 20, 2020 | Jerry Guerra, Principal, The JAGG Group

Multifamily has consistently been one of the strongest performers among 58 submarkets measured...

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93% of renters pay their rent by mid-April 2020, says NMHC

Despite the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic, the overwhelming majority of renters in professionally managed multifamily housing paid all or part of their rent by mid-April. Image courtesy Pixabay.


In its second survey of 11.5 million units of professionally managed apartment units across the...

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Manor Miramar, designed by Stantec for Related Cos.

Manor Miramar, in Miramar, Fla., designed by Stantec for Related Group. Rendering: Stantec

April 15, 2020 | STANTEC

Related Group picks Stantec to design and engineer Manor Miramar residences in Florida.

USACE general Mark Toy briefed by Tarlton Corp. officials

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy is briefed by Tarlton construction executives on the site of the alternate care facility. From left: Senior Project Manager Cameron Denison, who managed the night team; Vice President Joe Scarfino, who led the effort and managed the day team; and EVP John Doerr. 

April 14, 2020 | TARLTON CORP.

Missouri’s first Alternate Care Facility ready for coronavirus patients

Starbucks in Bothell, Wash., gets CO through a virtual building inspection

This Starbucks and an adjacent bank in Bothell, Wash., were opened thanks to a virtual building inspection by the city. The coffeeshop's drive-thru has stayed open through the COVID-19 pandemic.


April 13, 2020 | Avalon Development

Bothell, Wash., issues a certificate of occupancy to developer after inspecting the property on...

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COVID-19 patient rooms in alternate care facility

Typical COVID-19 patient room layout in an alternate care facility. Photo: Henderson Engineers


COVID-19: Converting existing unused or underused hospitals, hotels, convention centers, and ot...

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Study Areas at the Trone Student Center, Furman University

April 09, 2020 | Doug Campbell, AIA, LEED AP, Ghafari Director of Education

Since many academic departments have been concentrated in their own buildings or portions of ca...

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Isolation pods being installed at Miami Beach convention center by Robins & Morton.

Isolation pods being installed at Miami Beach convention center, which is being converted to a field hospital by 250 workers under the direction of contractor Robins & Morton.



COVID-19 alert: Robins & Morton to convert Miami Beach Convention Center into a 450-bed fie...

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NMHC survey of multifamily GCs delays

The NMHC found that the majority of the 135 multifamily contractors surveyed had experienced delays with apartment or condominium projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic.




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LBM building materials revenue 2019

Lumber and building materials revenue totaled $72 billion in 2019, according to Principia.

The first 500 patient rooms at McCormick Place Convention Center.

The first 500 patient rooms at McCormick Place Convention Center. The 10X10-foot "rooms" have a cot, folding chair, lamp, and blanket, and a bowl containing a toothbrush, surgical masks, and earplugs.


April 04, 2020 | Walsh Construction

Walsh Construction, one of the largest contractors in the city of Chicago and in the United Sta...

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TLC Engineering Consultants' guidance on ventilation in COVID-19 patient rooms

TLC Engineering Consultants' guidance on ventilation in COVID-19 patient rooms.


Ventilation engineering guidance for COVID-19 patient rooms

Rendering of mass timber Ramada Hotel

Rendering courtesy HDR

April 01, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will be located in Kelowna, British Columbia.


The 170,000-sf replacement hospital, under construction in Uvalde, Texas, deployed a collaborative design process advocated by the project's GC Hoar Construction. Rendering and photos courtesy of Hoar Construction

March 29, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hoar Construction’s formula emphasizes preconstruction planning and input from healthcare worke...

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March 27, 2020 | Randy Guillot, James Crispino, and Scot Latimer

We believe that part of the longer-term answer lies not just with traditional health providers,...

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Galleria exterior as seen from the street

All photos courtesy OMA

March 27, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

OMA designed the project.

Courtesy Pixabay

March 26, 2020 | Bryan Langlands, Principal, NBBJ

While student dormitories are well-suited to certain alternate healthcare uses — from housing c...

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The Cathedral designed by RBB Architects

All images courtesy of RBB Architects

March 26, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

RBB Architects designed the building.

Photo: Mark Ballogg

March 25, 2020 | Tori Chang, S.E., Consulting Engineer, Connor Bruns, S.E. , Senior Consulting Engineer, and Terry McDonnell, S.E, Principal with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Completed in 2018, the seven-story, 98-guest room hotel complements the local museums, cultural...

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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.

Courtesy Ponce Health Sciences University

March 24, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Clayco will build the project.

MARS Radiology equipment in modules

All photos courtesy FortaPRO

March 17, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Onsite construction was completed in two weeks.

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

Cutting cost on flooring could cost your next industrial project big

Photo: CRB


March 12, 2020 | Tom Rychlewski, Project Manager, CRB

It’s underfoot, sure, but the floor coatings in your manufacturing facility should be top of mi...

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SmithGroup’s Campus Strategy & Analytics team uses a variety of mapping tools to demonstrate space distribution for higher education institutions. This type of map shows the location and density of a particular space type found within buildings across a campus. Building footprints were extruded vertically based on the amount of assignable square feet (ASF), or density, of that space type in the building. Image: SmithGroup


March 10, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its service provides schools with a growth strategy, based on current and future needs.


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