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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.
BD+C exclusive research: What owners want from AEC firms
April 09, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

BD+C’s first-ever owners’ survey finds them focused on improving buildings’ performance for hig...

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The New Amsterdam theater in New York City was the setting last year for a two-week-long engineering assessment of the distribution and control of Grignard Pure through the theater’s HVAC system.

The New Amsterdam theater in New York City was the setting last year for a two-week-long engineering assessment of the distribution and control of Grignard Pure through the theater’s HVAC system. The testing, conducted by Jaros, Baum & Bolles, demonstrated that Grignard Pure, in an aerosolized droplet state, behaves like a gas in occupied space. Courtesy of Grignard Pure

    

March 31, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

At least two solutions are being used to make ventilation systems safer.

The eight-building Olivia Business Center in Gdansk, Poland

The eight-building Olivia Business Center made structural and MEP changes to achieve the highest health and safety rating from the International WELL Building Institute. Images: Olivia Business Center

March 30, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Poland’s Olivia Business Center one of the first to install ion air purification devices.

CBT Covid-19 Multifamily housing new designes with WFH options

New one-bedroom design for post-Covid-19 with work-from-home option. Graphics: CBT

March 27, 2021 | R. VICKIE ALANI, AIA, CBT

The multifamily market has changed dramatically due to the Covid pandemic. Here's how one archi...

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Finding success for downtown office space after COVID-19

At 360 Newbury Street in Boston, repurposing the top five floors of the former Wurlitzer Music & Sound Co. offices into urban housing was a perfect solution for outdated office space.

    

March 26, 2021 | Simon O'Byrne

Using the right planning tools can spur new uses for Class B and C commercial real estate.

The Weekly show, March 11, 2021: 5 building products for COVID-related conditions, and AI for MEP design
March 11, 2021 | BD+C STAFF

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about building produ...

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Medline's new call center in Dubuque, Iowa

A 130,000-sf call center in Dubuque, Iowa, will support Medline Industries' core businesses, which now include making face masks. Image Charlie Mayer Photography

   

February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A medical supply house’s new call center and a vaccination module that can handle more patients...

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Healthcare design in a post-COVID-19 world

The 66,000-sf Virtua Samson Cancer Center in Moorestown, N.J., designed by Francis Cauffman Architects. The project involved converting a grocery store into a cancer center. Go to page 38 for more on this project. Photo ©Jeffrey Totaro

   

February 05, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

COVID-19’s spread exposed cracks in the healthcare sector, but also opportunities in this secto...

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This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about LGBT certification for architecture, engineering, and construction firms, and the current state of data centers in a pandemic world.
January 21, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about LGBT...

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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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All images courtesy Thornton Tomasetti

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

Photo: Pixabay

   

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.

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