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Interior designer Creative License International fashioned this community room for P83, a 250-unit rental community in Peoria, Ariz. 2021 Multifamily Amenities study

Interior designer Creative License International fashioned this community room for P83, a 250-unit rental community in Peoria, Ariz. On the team for client Opus Group: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (architect) and MT Builders (GC). Photo: Todd French, todd@arizonarealtours.com


July 07, 2021 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

​One of the hardest decisions multifamily developers and their design teams have to make is wha...

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A digital twin of Marishal Square in Scotland

A digital twin of the two-building, 177,000-sf Marischal Square in Aberdeen, Scotland, draws upon sensors that, among other things, alert the management to building-control failures and monitor leasing and occupancy. Rendering: Cityzenith


May 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ernst & Young’s white paper makes its cases for the technology’s myriad benefits.

Factory-warehouse space will be in greater demand

The industrial sector, which includes warehouses, is expected to be one of the key growth drivers for commercial real estate. Image: Pixabay

May 20, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

It’s going to take some time, though, for the office sector to recover

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 Grand, a mixed-use project in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles has $3 billion in new construction projects under development, including The Grand, a mixed-used 1.2-million-sf public-private partnership that Related Cos. is developing, according to a new report from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District.  However, JLL's latest Construction Forecast predicts a slow recovery in construction spending nationwide. Image: Related Companies

February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Predicts second-half improvement toward normalization next year.

The Weekly show, Feb 18, 2021: What patients want from healthcare facilities, and Post-COVID retail trends
February 18, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from JLL and Landini...

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2021 construction forecast: Nonresidential building spending will drop 5.7%, bounce back in 2022 Photo pexels juan cruz palacio

Eight leading construction industry economists forecast a slowdown this year for the nonresidential building industry, with the hotel and amusement/recreation sectors taking the biggest hit, according to AIA's latest Consensus Construction Forecast. Photo: Juan Cruz Palacio via Pexels


January 19, 2021 | AIA

Healthcare and public safety are the only nonresidential construction sectors that will see gro...

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LBM building materials revenue 2019

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

Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Study: Assessing the state of technology adoption at AEC firms
February 13, 2020 | BD+C Staff

This survey of 130 of the nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms trac...

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February 11, 2020 | David Barista, Editorial Director

There’s money to be made in rehabbing Class B and Class C office buildings, according to a new...

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2020 Color Trends Survey, Building Design+Construction magazine
December 13, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director, BD+C

The 2020 Color Trends research project will assess leading and emerging trends and drivers relate...

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2019 AIA Compensation Report, Buoyed by construction activity, architect compensation continues to see healthy gains

Compensation for architects increased, in average, about 12% nationally from early 2017 to early 2019. Charts: AIA Compensation Report


September 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The latest AIA report breaks down its survey data by 44 positions and 28 metros.

The vast majority of construction firms responding to a new survey about employee availability is finding it harder than ever to find and hire hourly craft workers. Image: AGC-Autodesk 

August 29, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new AGC-Autodesk survey finds more companies turning to technology to support their jobsites....

Industry leaders ask for government help as trades shortage worsens

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August 29, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AGC asks for more funding for education and increased immigration to fill gaps.

Top 10 outdoor amenities in multifamily housing for 2019

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August 19, 2019 |

Top 10 results in the “Outdoor Amenities” category in our Multifamily Design+Construction...

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Amenities 2019: Rethinking the $30,000 Cup of Coffee

Design Partners Incorporated provided surfboard storage at The Collection (above), a 397-unit, 43-story condo tower and 54-unit mid-rise (plus 14 townhomes) for developer The Collection LLC (subsidiary of A&B Properties Inc.); and at Waihonua at Kewalo, another 43-floor condo community, for client Kewalo Development. Both are in Honolulu. Photo: Ryan Kamo/Design Partners Inc.


August 12, 2019 |

What amenities are “must-have” rather than “nice to have” for the local market? Which amenities w...

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Public restrooms being used for changing clothes, phone conversations, and 'getting away'

Rendering: Pixabay

June 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

About 60% of Americans use a public restroom one to five times a week, according to the latest an...

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June 11, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The research was conducted by Perkins Eastman and Three H.

New research finds benefits to hiring architectural services based on qualifications

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April 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Government agencies gain by evaluating beyond price, according to a new Dodge survey of governmen...

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Transwestern report: Office buildings near transit earn 65% higher lease rates

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July 17, 2018 | Transwestern

Analysis of 15 major metros shows the average rent in central business districts was $43.48/sf fo...

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America’s fastest-growing cities: San Antonio, Phoenix lead population growth

San Antonio, Texas, tops the list with the largest population gain with an increase of over 24,200 people, an average of 66 people per day between 2016 and 2017. Photo: Pixabay

May 29, 2018 | U.S. Census Bureau

San Antonio added 24,208 people between July 2016 and July 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau...

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AIA’s Kermit Baker: Five signs of an impending upturn in construction spending

The estimate of total losses in 2017 from major natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey are at $306 billion, which shattered the previous record of $215 billion. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. 

January 30, 2018 | Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, Chief Economist, AIA

Tax reform implications and rebuilding from natural disasters are among the reasons AIA’s Chief E...

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AIA Consensus Forecast: 4.0% growth for nonresidential construction spending in 2018

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January 30, 2018 | AIA

The commercial office and retail sectors will lead the way in 2018, with a strong bounce back for...

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January 29, 2018 | ABC

The economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.6% during the fourth quarter of 2017.

Austin, Texas
January 25, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over the past 10 years, the number of renters has increased by 23 million.

January 12, 2018 | ABC

Energy prices have been more volatile lately.

January 04, 2018 | ABC

Despite the month-over-month expansion, nonresidential spending fell 1.3 percent from November 20...

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December 14, 2017 | ABC

There are risks to the 2018 outlook as a number of potential cost increases could come into play....

Global hotel construction pipeline is growing

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December 11, 2017 | Lodging Econometrics

The Total Pipeline stands at 12,427 Projects/2,084,940 Rooms.

December 11, 2017 | ABC

CBI is a leading economic indicator that reflects the amount of construction work under contract,...

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