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Hourgian Construction and VT students

Hourigan Construction is among the GC firms that give students and faculty at Virginia Tech a taste of real-world experience. Courtesy Virginia Tech.

April 30, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Universities with AEC programs hone their curricula and research to prepare students to hit the...

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VT students virtual reality project

Virginia Tech students and faculty experience an on-campus construction project virtually. Courtesy Virginia Tech Shani Sharif.

April 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Students benefit substantively from internships offered by AEC firms.

HDR’s Visualization + Interactive Design Manager, Ken Coulter,

HDR’s Visualization + Interactive Design Manager, Ken Coulter, guides a client through a VR visualization of a project. Courtesy HDR.

April 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

AEC professionals have enough on their plates without becoming specialists in a new skill outsi...

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NBBJ’s Design Performance Group

NBBJ’s Design Performance Group includes, from left, Nate Holland, a computational expert; Peter Alspach, a building physicist, who directs the group; and Margaret Montgomery, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, an environmental futurist. One of DPG’s first projects was the 80,000-seat Hangzhou Sports Park Stadium in China. Courtesy NBBJ.

April 15, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NBBJ’s year-old Design Performance Group helps building teams make smarter choices earlier.


Standing in front of the Mill 19 redevelopment in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood Green innovation district are (l. to r.): Don Smith, President, Regional Industrial Development Corporation; Gary K. Fedder, Director, Manufacturing Futures Initiative, Howard M. Wilkoff Professor, ECE and Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University; Mark Nolan, Associate Vice President, Institutional Partnerships, CMU; Nicole Graycar, AIA, Senior Project Manager, Architect, CMU. Photo: Jim Cunningham Photography.

April 23, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

After the steel industry started collapsing in the late 1970s, Pittsburgh has been reinventing it...

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AEC angel investor

Jesse Devitte is among the coterie of savvy venture capitalists who saw gold in those AEC hills. McKinsey & Company estimates that investors pumped more than $10 billion into “contech” startups between 2000 and 2017. Illustration: Cathy LePenske, BD+C

April 19, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Jesse Devitte is among the prescient venture capitalists who’ve bet on the AEC industry finally c...

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The new 70,000-seat stadium being built in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood is the centerpiece of the 298-acre Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District that will set out to create a live-work-play environment. HKS Architects designed the stadium with an “indoor-outdoor” feel. Photo: Hollywood Park.

April 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A massive mixed-use neighborhood under way in Los Angeles sets a new bar for sports-anchored deve...

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A glass-walled conference room overlooks the atrium.

A glass-walled conference room overlooks the atrium of Ryan Cos.' headquarters, which incorporates seating for the company’s cafeteria.

March 19, 2018 | BD+C Staff

From Chicago to Charlotte, the tech boom is transforming urban real estate markets and redefining...

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A project team in Skanska’s Seattle office works with design partners in a Lean pull planning session for a development in downtown Seattle.
March 14, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

For more than two decades, the Lean Construction Institute has been championing the efforts of a...

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Brisbane, Calif.-based Aditazz has raised some $40 million in venture capital since its founding in 2010. Pictured: Deepak Aatresh, Founder and CEO.

March 13, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Aditazz asks why a building’s design can’t be automated the same way computer chips are made.


STRIVR’s VR-based immersive learning and training projects include construction site safety simulations. The startup is working with a host of clients, from the National Football League to Walmart to Emily Griffith Technical College, on custom VR programs.

March 13, 2018 | BD+C Staff

A Stanford University startup is taking the VR industry by storm through virtual performance trai...

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CORE team members gather to discuss a project design

CORE team members gather to discuss a project design (l. to r.): Leland Jobson, Computational Designer; David Mans, Associate Software Developer; Margaret Wang, Applications Engineer; and Dan Reynolds, Senior Engineer, CORE studio and Specialty Structures. Left: Bess Adler/Thornton Tomasetti.

March 12, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE studio generates ideas that lead to product spinoffs.

BD+C's 2017 Movers + Shapers

Photo: Matthew McFarland, courtesy HOK

May 10, 2017 | BD+C Staff

A $5.5 billion investment to creat America's coolest city, Studio Gang's moment in the sun, and a...

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Plank Industries planted its flag at Port Covington in 2015 when it opened City Garage, a 133,000-sf former bus garage that now serves as an incubator and training hub. City Garage symbolizes the importance that Kevin Plank places on workforce development as a component of his strategy to help revitalize Baltimore. Sagamore Development.

May 08, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Under Armour’s Kevin Plank launches a $5.5 billion redevelopment to transform Baltimore into “the...

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Hantz Woodlands brings thousands of trees to hard-pressed Detroit neighborhoods

On one 3½-acre lot, 330 tires and 150 cubic yards of trash had to be removed. Hantz Farms started planting trees there last November. Photo: Atlas Industries.

June 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One of the city's richest residents, John Hantz, is buying hundreds of acres of vacant property,...

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Theaster Gates. Photography by Taylor Castle. Click here to enlarge.


June 17, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The award-winning Chicago artist renovates properties into studios, libraries, and spaces that co...

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Illustration: Cathy LePenske

June 17, 2016 | BD+C Editors

BD+C’s new Movers+Shapers program honors AEC/O industry stalwarts.

THE PANAMAX EFFECT: Expandeing the Panama Canal could trigger a construction boom

East Coast and Gulf Coast port cities can benefit from an expanded Panama Canal. Click here to enlarge.

June 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Cities lining the East Coast and Gulf Coast, from New York City to New Orleans, are spending big...

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Jerry Yudelson, author of "Reinventing Green Building."

June 15, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The author and former president of the Green Building Initiative is critical of current green bui...

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VERTICAL INTEGRATOR: How Brooklyn’s Alloy LLC evolved from an architecture firm into a full-fledged development company

Jared Della Valle, President of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Alloy LLC

June 14, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Led by an ambitious President and a CEO with deep pockets, Alloy LLC's six entities control the e...

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The Millennial workforce is growing fast. An estimated 10,000 people turn 21 every day.

June 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

AEC firms, particularly those that design hotels and offices, gain a competitive edge by knowing...

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URBAN EVANGELIST: Bruce Katz sees America humming again, city by city

Bruce Katz, the inaugural Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, travels the globe espousing the virtues of cities as economic engines.

June 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Katz, best known as Co-director of the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy program, belie...

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Judith Rodin, President, Rockefeller Foundation

June 09, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Rockefeller Foundation has long helped municipalities and businesses respond to manmade and n...

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Dan Gilbert, Founder of Quicken Loans and Bedrock Real Estate Services

June 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gilbert has invested $2.2 billion in Detroit, buying up left-for-dead properties and redeveloping...

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Call for Entries: BD+C’s 2016 AEC Movers+Shapers report

Deadline for nominations is March 11, 2016

February 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s new Movers+Shapers program will honor AEC/O industry stalwarts. Honorees will be profiled...

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