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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.
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.

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.

August 17, 2020 | Shawn Sowers AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Campus communities include international, intergenerational, and varied health-risk populations...

August 10, 2020 | Charlotte Blue, Assoc. IIDA

Multifamily developments pose unique challenges and opportunities.

Woman wearing a mask outside

A recently published article pleads for the immediate recognition and issuing of suitable advice on mitigating control measures, which includes wearing masks.

August 03, 2020 | Patrick Chambers

Health authorities say it’s important to understand the dangers of microdroplets. How might ind...

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The Weekly show: Microhospitals, mass timber, and the outlook for 5 key building sectors
July 31, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

The July 30 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand. 

A hybrid learning approach could redefine higher education - university architecture

Arup and Suffolk Construction are part of the Building Team for Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering complex, whose second phase is currently in the works. A new pedestrian bridge spanning five subway and rail lines provides a key link to the campus. Photo: Evan Patten

   

July 24, 2020 | By John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

Universities reassess current assets to determine growth strategies.

"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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Cholera Treatment Center in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Mass design group

Its work in other countries that were hit by infectious diseases has informed the designs that MASS Design Group performs domestically. These include the Cholera Treatment Center in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, whose layout facilitates patient screening and isolation. Image: MASS Design Group

   

July 17, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The coronavirus outbreak has provided numerous lessons for AEC firms.

The Weekly show: What 40K workers have to say about WFH, and design in the digital age
July 17, 2020 | BD+C Editors

This week on The Weekly, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Cushman & Wakefield, HMC Arch...

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July 14, 2020 | Luke Voiland, AIA

We developed a unique design concept: a testing booth that allows healthcare workers to adminis...

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