Great Solutions

A Loop NYC pedestrian park

Courtesy Edg

October 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A new proposal leverages driverless cars to free up almost all of Manhattan’s Park Avenue and Bro...

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The underground gangway rising

Courtesy Dror

September 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The bespoke system is part of a master plan by Dror and Gensler that creates the world’s first un...

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An E Ink wall highlights an open work space

Courtesy E Ink 

August 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

These materials can turn an ordinary wall into dynamic real estate.

Courtesy Kirksey

July 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Maker spaces, dry-erase walls, and flexible furniture highlight Kinkaid’s new Learning Center....

PTMDs can be worked into the design of a building or added after to reduce vibrations in areas with high foot traffic, such as main stairways. Courtesy Virginia Tech.

June 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Developed by a team at Virginia Tech, the PTMD has been shown to reduce vibrations by as much as...

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The Indigo Pine House being assembled. Courtesy Clemson University School of Architecture.

May 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Clemson University’s School of Architecture develops a patent-pending construction method that is...

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© 2016 Framery Acoustics

April 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Spotting a phone booth on a public street may not become any less rare, but they may soon become...

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March 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

In less than one minute, Bloomframe transforms from an insulated picture window to an open balcon...

Rendering courtesy of HOK.

February 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Driftscape could take the resort industry to places no hotel has ventured before.

Sanya Fuwai Center, on the island of Hainan, China, is the subject of a rigorous research study by a design team from GBBN Architects. The project’s site plan is shown below. Photo courtesy of GBBN architects.

August 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

In a new research paper, three healthcare specialists present factors that contribute to a psycho...

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The LEED Gold-certified Environmental Science and Chemistry Building at the University of Toronto Scarborough is among 44 sustainable projects included in Diamond Schmitt Architects’ ecoMetrics visual database of energy models. Among its sustainable design features are earth tubes that draw fresh air through cylindrical intake shafts to be warmed or cooled (depending on the season) below ground before entering the HVAC system. Photo: Michael Muraz.

August 23, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Diamond Schmitt Architects’ ecoMetrics tool allows its designers to quickly analyze solutions bas...

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Clark Construction crew members install an Edge Guard infection control panel at Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital. The system is reusable and integrates ICRA barrier requirements, including pressure monitoring, notices, security, and filtration. Photo courtesy of Clark Construction.

August 23, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Clark Construction Group pilots the Edge Guard system on the Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital reconstruct...

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The two-story, 44,000-sf Central Middle School in San Carlos, Calif., is the first school to be constructed using Folia, a K-12 concept that leans on pre-engineering to provide greater design flexibility and customization, as well as quicker delivery (in under a year) and lower overall costs than traditional building methods. The concept is the brainchild of Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, Blach Construction, and structural engineer Gregory P. Luth and Associates. The firms have been refining the system for five years. Image: Tomasz Biernacki, Pechara Studio.

August 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Folia system uses pre-engineered components to deliver school buildings at 20% less cost. ...

While it’s been building a new 4,500-sf emergency department, Grove Hill (Ala.) Memorial Hospital has continued to offer emergency medical services via MED-1, a mobile hospital unit provided by Carolina HealthCare Systems. The seven-month installation is the longest a MED-1 has been deployed in the field and one of the first where its infrastructure—water, electricity, etc.—has been set up as if the mobile unit were a permanent structure. Photo: Brian Hale courtesy of Robins & Morton.

August 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The MED-1 Mobile Hospital Unit serves as a lower-cost solution during construction of new ED.

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August 23, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The CoffeeBoxx is lightweight rust proof, dust proof, water resistant, and ultra durable.

August 23, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Colorburst panels are available in four stock options—Robin Egg Blue, Viridian Green, Haute Pink,...

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CallisonRTKL’s Pablo La Roche says that Xylem pods are suitable for tropical cities like Brasilia, Kuala Lumpur, Miami, and Lagos, Nigeria. The pods can be customized with aluminum, wood, and other materials. The first prototype is scheduled to be tested this month. Photo courtesy of CallisonRTKL.

August 23, 2016 | Michael Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Xylem concept by CallisonRTKL regulates outdoor thermal comfort through shading, air movement...

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Set to be completed in late 2017, Alamance Community College’s Advanced Applied Technology Center, located in Graham, N.C., is one of the projects that Little’s Center for Building Performance helped to win for the firm. Photo courtesy of Little.

August 23, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Created through funding from Little’s LaceUp program, the Center for Building Performance has hel...

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Lissette Méndez-Boyer (left) and Natalya Shimanovskaya work on their FABRICation project at Beyer Blinder Belle’s New York office.

August 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The firm’s R&D initiative inspires its designers to develop ideas that could positively disru...

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Clinical staff at the Mercy Virtual Care Center, Chesterfield, Mo., check in with a remote patient. As of May, the center was serving 80 patients. Photo courtesy of Mercy.

August 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Mercy’s new high-tech medical center equips its medical professionals to deliver care at the beds...

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August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...

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Rendering: Farm From a Box

January 20, 2016 | BD+C Editors

As these 13 innovations for the AEC marketplace demonstrate, sometimes a problem can be a good th...

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Photo: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

January 20, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger and CW Keller use 3D modeling and CNC machining to advance concrete...

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The precast concrete technique was implemented on the South High Rises project at Ohio State University. Photo: Sasaki Associates

January 20, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Its double-angle cladding anchor maintains the air/water/vapor barrier integrity and continuous i...

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Photo: MODWORXX

January 20, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Typically used for countertops, vanities, and furniture, Krion was used to make 39 panels coverin...

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Photo: Lisa Picard

January 20, 2016 | BD+C Staff

App allows users to track noise, differential pressure levels, vibration, and dust

Concrete innovation: voided biaxial slab slashes weight, saves concrete

Photo: Mortensen 

January 19, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

System reduces slab dead load by 30% on medical clinic project

Healing garden doubles as therapy trails

Photos and plans courtesy Copley Wolff Design Group

January 19, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

A Boston-area hospital takes the healing garden to the next level.

WWII watchtower turned into ‘Land Yacht’

Photos: Windover Construction

January 14, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Architect Siemasko + Verbridge and contractor Windover Construction transformed a coastal wartime...

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Sprinkler system does double duty

Photo: Industrial Technology Research Institute.

January 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Two innovations tap into the multi-use potential for fire/life safety infrastructure.

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