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The coronavirus pandemic has severly impacted the $800 billion U.S. commercial and institutional construction industry. Since March 2020, Building Design+Construction has dedicated significant editorial resources to research and report on breaking news, industry reports, and trends and innovations related to COVID-19 and its short- and long-term impacts on the nation's architecture, engineering, construction, and building owner/developer firms. This news channel includes more than 100 coronavirus-related news posts. For more coronavirus news, check out our newsfeed: COVID-19 and real estate: How the coronavirus is impacting the AEC industry.
oLIV Tucson STUDENT HOUSING project BY CoreSpaces 2020 Student housing report

A green wall frames a properly masked student resident at ōLiv Tucson, near the University of Arizona, which operated on a hybrid Covid-19 schedule until Thanksgiving, then was scheduled to go all virtual. Photo: Nathan Oppenheim

    

January 08, 2021 | Robert Cassidy, Editor

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many college and university residences were completed in time...

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The Weekly show, Dec 10, 2020: The future of medical office buildings, and virtual internship programs
December 10, 2020 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from SMRT Architects and Engineer...

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Production of Katerra's new window line, made at its facility in Tracy, Calif.

Last September, Katerra, which specializes in modular solutions, launched its high-performance Kova Windows line, produced in its Tracy, Calif., facility. JLL found that the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t had much impact on the industry’s adoption of modular construction. Image: Katerra  

December 08, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new JLL report assesses which tech options got a pandemic “boost.”

The Weekly show, Dec 3, 2020: Designing multifamily housing for COVID-19, and trends in historic preservation and adaptive reuse
December 04, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Page & Turnbull and Grim...

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Tips to Navigate Scheduling Impacts of COVID-19
| December 02, 2020 |
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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November 09, 2020 | Tami Hausman, PhD, and Lonny Rossman, AIA, NCARB

As AEC firm leaders consider worst-case scenarios and explore possible solutions to surmount th...

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November 05, 2020 | Thornton Tomasetti

Open source app provides customizable health reporting and contact tracing capabilities.

The Weekly show: Multifamily security tips, the state of construction industry research, and AGC's market update
October 30, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

BD+C editors speak with experts from AGC, Charles Pankow Foundation, and Silva Consultants on t...

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October 19, 2020 | Stephanie Vito

The University of Kansas Strawberry Hill Behavioral Health Hospital had been open for just over...

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October 14, 2020 | Alex Garland

There are several possibilities when it comes to reconfiguring or adjusting a space to maintain...

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October 08, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The October 8 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

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October 07, 2020 | AIA

Awards program highlights trends in healthcare facility designs.

With revenues drying up, colleges reexamine their student housing projects

BSB Design has developed a three-level, purpose-built boutique student housing prototype for schools that are looking to limit their building’s occupancy and practice social distancing. BSB Design

   

October 02, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

Shifts to online learning raise questions about the value of campus residence life.

The Weekly show: Decarbonizing Chicago, re-evaluating delayed projects, and the future of the jobsite
October 01, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The October 1 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

Cities to boost spending on green initiatives after the pandemic

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September 28, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

More bikeways, car restrictions, mass transit, climate resilience are on tap.

Evaluating and investing resources to navigate past the COVID-19 pandemic

Photo: Pixabay

   

September 28, 2020 | TAMI HAUSMAN, PHD, AND LONNY ROSSMAN, AIA, NCARB

As AEC firm leaders consider worst-case scenarios and explore possible solutions to surmount th...

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The Weekly show: Building optimization tech, the future of smart cities, and storm shelter design
September 24, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

The September 24 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

Drive-thru ordering and pickup are just one of the options that Burger King will offer in new designed stores that the fast-food giant will start building next year. Images: Restaurant Brands International

September 10, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its reimagined restaurants are 60% smaller, with several pickup options.

September 09, 2020 | Benjamin Callam, Senior Innovation Manager, McCarthy BVuilding Companies

How to know if offsite production is right for your project.

September 03, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

The September 3 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand. 

6 must reads for the AEC industry today: September 1, 2020
September 01, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

Co-working developers pivot to survive the pandemic, and the rise of inquiry-based learning in...

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7 must reads for the AEC industry today: August 28, 2020
August 28, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Hotel occupancy likely to dip by 29%, and pandemic helps cannabis industry gain firmer footing....

8 must reads for the AEC market August 27
August 27, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Extended-stay hotels are the lodging sector's safest bet, and industrial real estate faces shor...

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6 must reads for the AEC industry today: August 26, 2020
August 26, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Big-box retailers’ profits surge, and rent payment tracker finds 90% of apartment households pa...

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Co-living firm Common issues RFP for the future home office and work hub
August 25, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Common, the U.S.’s largest co-living company, recently released an RFP for a...

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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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7 must reads for the AEC industry today August 25, 2020
August 25, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Medical office buildings get a boost by demand and capital, and why the COVID-19 pandemic is in...

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August 20, 2020 | Mike Porritt, Vice President, International Advisory Services at Scion Group; Doug Campbell, Ghafari Education Director; and Mike Durand, Ghafari Vice President, Healthcare

Student housing remains a vital part of the student and campus experience.

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