https://www.bdcnetwork.com/news/MLKmemorial en A funny thing may happen on the way to AI https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/funny-thing-may-happen-way-ai <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>When we picture the future of technology, scenes from “The Terminator” or “2001: A Space Odyssey” might first enter our minds, showing us the end of humanity or the rampage of psychotic robots. But regardless of how it’s portrayed in films or the number of industry experts (Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking) warning us of its risks, leading edge technology is growing at an incredible pace and with it, an ever more automated society.</p></div></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/funny-thing-may-happen-way-ai" st_title="A funny thing may happen on the way to AI" class="st_facebook&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="facebook&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/funny-thing-may-happen-way-ai" st_title="A funny thing may happen on the way to AI" class="st_twitter&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="twitter&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/funny-thing-may-happen-way-ai" st_title="A funny thing may happen on the way to AI" class="st_linkedin&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="linkedin&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/funny-thing-may-happen-way-ai" st_title="A funny thing may happen on the way to AI" class="st_pinterest&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="pinterest&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/funny-thing-may-happen-way-ai" st_title="A funny thing may happen on the way to AI" class="st_plusone&amp;quot;_large" displayText="plusone&amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/funny-thing-may-happen-way-ai" st_title="A funny thing may happen on the way to AI" class="st_fblike&amp;quot;_large" displayText="fblike&amp;amp;quot;"></span> </div></div> Tue, 23 May 2017 18:21:44 +0000 dmalone 40639 at https://www.bdcnetwork.com 45-story tower planned for Miami Worldcenter https://www.bdcnetwork.com/45-story-tower-planned-miami-worldcenter <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Miami Worldcenter occupies 27 acres in the heart of downtown Miami and is one of the largest private real estate developments currently underway in the U.S. The newest planed addition to Miami Worldcenter is 110 10<sup>th</sup> Street, a 45-story, 600,000-sf office-led mixed-use tower developed by <a href="https://www.hines.com/news/hines-to-develop-office-led-mixed-use-tower-at-miami-worldcenter-in-downtown-miami/print" target="_blank">Hines</a>.</p></div></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/45-story-tower-planned-miami-worldcenter" st_title="45-story tower planned for Miami Worldcenter" class="st_facebook&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="facebook&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/45-story-tower-planned-miami-worldcenter" st_title="45-story tower planned for Miami Worldcenter" class="st_twitter&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="twitter&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/45-story-tower-planned-miami-worldcenter" st_title="45-story tower planned for Miami Worldcenter" class="st_linkedin&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="linkedin&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/45-story-tower-planned-miami-worldcenter" st_title="45-story tower planned for Miami Worldcenter" class="st_pinterest&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="pinterest&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/45-story-tower-planned-miami-worldcenter" st_title="45-story tower planned for Miami Worldcenter" class="st_plusone&amp;quot;_large" displayText="plusone&amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/45-story-tower-planned-miami-worldcenter" st_title="45-story tower planned for Miami Worldcenter" class="st_fblike&amp;quot;_large" displayText="fblike&amp;amp;quot;"></span> </div></div> Tue, 23 May 2017 17:53:36 +0000 dmalone 40638 at https://www.bdcnetwork.com Goettsch Partners to design three-building Optics Valley Center complex https://www.bdcnetwork.com/goettsch-partners-design-three-building-optics-valley-center-complex <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>A new complex coming to Wuhan, China will provide nearly 3.4 million sf of space across three buildings. At the core of the new Optics Valley Center, will stand a 400-meter-tall office tower.</p> <p>Designed by Chicago-based Goettsch Partners, the tower combines rounded corners with a taper that will work together to reduce wind pressures on the structure. Exterior shades wrap the building and create a rhythmic pattern. According to the architect, the use of color in the façade is meant to reinforce the digital rhythm and provide a subtle reference to the local technology culture.</p></div></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/goettsch-partners-design-three-building-optics-valley-center-complex" st_title="Goettsch Partners to design three-building Optics Valley Center complex" class="st_facebook&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="facebook&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/goettsch-partners-design-three-building-optics-valley-center-complex" st_title="Goettsch Partners to design three-building Optics Valley Center complex" class="st_twitter&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="twitter&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/goettsch-partners-design-three-building-optics-valley-center-complex" st_title="Goettsch Partners to design three-building Optics Valley Center complex" class="st_linkedin&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="linkedin&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/goettsch-partners-design-three-building-optics-valley-center-complex" st_title="Goettsch Partners to design three-building Optics Valley Center complex" class="st_pinterest&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="pinterest&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/goettsch-partners-design-three-building-optics-valley-center-complex" st_title="Goettsch Partners to design three-building Optics Valley Center complex" class="st_plusone&amp;quot;_large" displayText="plusone&amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/goettsch-partners-design-three-building-optics-valley-center-complex" st_title="Goettsch Partners to design three-building Optics Valley Center complex" class="st_fblike&amp;quot;_large" displayText="fblike&amp;amp;quot;"></span> </div></div> Tue, 23 May 2017 15:52:02 +0000 dmalone 40637 at https://www.bdcnetwork.com Queens Museum exhibit shows New York City as it could have been https://www.bdcnetwork.com/queens-museum-exhibit-shows-new-york-city-it-could-have-been <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Like some sort of Island of Misfit Toys, an entirely different New York City could be created purely out of the structures that were designed for the city but never built. Buckminster Fuller’s giant Dome Over Manhattan, I.M. Pei’s Hyperboloid, or Frank Lloyd Wright’s plans for Ellis Island would, individually, have significantly altered the City That Never Sleeps. Together, however, these projects, and hundreds of others that were never realized, would have created a New York City that is drastically different from the one that exists today.</p></div></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/queens-museum-exhibit-shows-new-york-city-it-could-have-been" st_title="Queens Museum exhibit shows New York City as it could have been" class="st_facebook&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="facebook&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/queens-museum-exhibit-shows-new-york-city-it-could-have-been" st_title="Queens Museum exhibit shows New York City as it could have been" class="st_twitter&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="twitter&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/queens-museum-exhibit-shows-new-york-city-it-could-have-been" st_title="Queens Museum exhibit shows New York City as it could have been" class="st_linkedin&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="linkedin&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/queens-museum-exhibit-shows-new-york-city-it-could-have-been" st_title="Queens Museum exhibit shows New York City as it could have been" class="st_pinterest&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="pinterest&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/queens-museum-exhibit-shows-new-york-city-it-could-have-been" st_title="Queens Museum exhibit shows New York City as it could have been" class="st_plusone&amp;quot;_large" displayText="plusone&amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/queens-museum-exhibit-shows-new-york-city-it-could-have-been" st_title="Queens Museum exhibit shows New York City as it could have been" class="st_fblike&amp;quot;_large" displayText="fblike&amp;amp;quot;"></span> </div></div> Tue, 23 May 2017 15:06:35 +0000 dmalone 40636 at https://www.bdcnetwork.com Tapered columns can slim down costs https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/tapered-columns-can-slim-down-costs <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Metal building system builders have an option to use straight columns or tapered columns to hold up the structure. In many metal building applications, straight columns may have more steel than they need. A tapered column design can reduce the amount of steel used and reduce costs in several ways.</p></div></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/tapered-columns-can-slim-down-costs" st_title="Tapered columns can slim down costs" class="st_facebook&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="facebook&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/tapered-columns-can-slim-down-costs" st_title="Tapered columns can slim down costs" class="st_twitter&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="twitter&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/tapered-columns-can-slim-down-costs" st_title="Tapered columns can slim down costs" class="st_linkedin&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="linkedin&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/tapered-columns-can-slim-down-costs" st_title="Tapered columns can slim down costs" class="st_pinterest&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="pinterest&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/tapered-columns-can-slim-down-costs" st_title="Tapered columns can slim down costs" class="st_plusone&amp;quot;_large" displayText="plusone&amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/tapered-columns-can-slim-down-costs" st_title="Tapered columns can slim down costs" class="st_fblike&amp;quot;_large" displayText="fblike&amp;amp;quot;"></span> </div></div> Mon, 22 May 2017 20:06:50 +0000 dmalone 40635 at https://www.bdcnetwork.com Educational design taking lessons from tech firms https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/educational-design-taking-lessons-tech-firms <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Several years ago, my brother worked for a high-profile tech firm in the Bay Area. When I visited him at work, I was blown away at the variety of amenities and “green space” he had access to as an employee. I commented on it, and he went on to explain that this was normal for his line of work. That got me thinking, and after a little research, I discovered the online technology industry was on the forefront of workplace design, and in a way, on education design as well.</p></div></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/educational-design-taking-lessons-tech-firms" st_title="Educational design taking lessons from tech firms" class="st_facebook&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="facebook&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/educational-design-taking-lessons-tech-firms" st_title="Educational design taking lessons from tech firms" class="st_twitter&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="twitter&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/educational-design-taking-lessons-tech-firms" st_title="Educational design taking lessons from tech firms" class="st_linkedin&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="linkedin&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/educational-design-taking-lessons-tech-firms" st_title="Educational design taking lessons from tech firms" class="st_pinterest&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="pinterest&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/educational-design-taking-lessons-tech-firms" st_title="Educational design taking lessons from tech firms" class="st_plusone&amp;quot;_large" displayText="plusone&amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/educational-design-taking-lessons-tech-firms" st_title="Educational design taking lessons from tech firms" class="st_fblike&amp;quot;_large" displayText="fblike&amp;amp;quot;"></span> </div></div> Mon, 22 May 2017 18:17:13 +0000 dmalone 40634 at https://www.bdcnetwork.com Affordable housing initiative drives surge in residential unit permits in New York City https://www.bdcnetwork.com/affordable-housing-initiative-drives-surge-residential-unit-permits-new-york-city <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>New York officials credit a first-quarter surge in residential unit permits in the first quarter to a property tax-break program for developers.</p> <p>Along with a strong economy, the Affordable New York initiative helped triple New York City’s residential permits compared with the same period in 2016. The permits account for 6,343 units, which is the largest number since 2007.</p></div></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/affordable-housing-initiative-drives-surge-residential-unit-permits-new-york-city" st_title="Affordable housing initiative drives surge in residential unit permits in New York City" class="st_facebook&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="facebook&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/affordable-housing-initiative-drives-surge-residential-unit-permits-new-york-city" st_title="Affordable housing initiative drives surge in residential unit permits in New York City" class="st_twitter&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="twitter&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/affordable-housing-initiative-drives-surge-residential-unit-permits-new-york-city" st_title="Affordable housing initiative drives surge in residential unit permits in New York City" class="st_linkedin&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="linkedin&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/affordable-housing-initiative-drives-surge-residential-unit-permits-new-york-city" st_title="Affordable housing initiative drives surge in residential unit permits in New York City" class="st_pinterest&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="pinterest&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/affordable-housing-initiative-drives-surge-residential-unit-permits-new-york-city" st_title="Affordable housing initiative drives surge in residential unit permits in New York City" class="st_plusone&amp;quot;_large" displayText="plusone&amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/affordable-housing-initiative-drives-surge-residential-unit-permits-new-york-city" st_title="Affordable housing initiative drives surge in residential unit permits in New York City" class="st_fblike&amp;quot;_large" displayText="fblike&amp;amp;quot;"></span> </div></div> Mon, 22 May 2017 17:36:54 +0000 dmalone 40633 at https://www.bdcnetwork.com Amid labor shortage, industry groups urge government action to boost trades https://www.bdcnetwork.com/amid-labor-shortage-industry-groups-urge-government-action-boost-trades <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Although the number of construction jobs rose last month to the highest level in the past decade, a shortage of qualified workers likely limited the number of new jobs, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.</p></div></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/amid-labor-shortage-industry-groups-urge-government-action-boost-trades" st_title="Amid labor shortage, industry groups urge government action to boost trades" class="st_facebook&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="facebook&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/amid-labor-shortage-industry-groups-urge-government-action-boost-trades" st_title="Amid labor shortage, industry groups urge government action to boost trades" class="st_twitter&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="twitter&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/amid-labor-shortage-industry-groups-urge-government-action-boost-trades" st_title="Amid labor shortage, industry groups urge government action to boost trades" class="st_linkedin&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="linkedin&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/amid-labor-shortage-industry-groups-urge-government-action-boost-trades" st_title="Amid labor shortage, industry groups urge government action to boost trades" class="st_pinterest&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="pinterest&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/amid-labor-shortage-industry-groups-urge-government-action-boost-trades" st_title="Amid labor shortage, industry groups urge government action to boost trades" class="st_plusone&amp;quot;_large" displayText="plusone&amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/amid-labor-shortage-industry-groups-urge-government-action-boost-trades" st_title="Amid labor shortage, industry groups urge government action to boost trades" class="st_fblike&amp;quot;_large" displayText="fblike&amp;amp;quot;"></span> </div></div> Mon, 22 May 2017 17:31:52 +0000 dmalone 40632 at https://www.bdcnetwork.com Zaha Hadid Architects residential development takes a page from a classic Bradbury tale https://www.bdcnetwork.com/zaha-hadid-architects-residential-development-takes-page-classic-bradbury-tale <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>In Ray Bradbury’s classic time travel short story “A Sound of Thunder” a metal path floats six inches above the earth to keep all of the visitors to the past from disturbing the environment and altering the future. For anyone who has read the story, you know how important the path is and how devastating the consequences of straying from it can be.</p></div></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/zaha-hadid-architects-residential-development-takes-page-classic-bradbury-tale" st_title="Zaha Hadid Architects residential development takes a page from a classic Bradbury tale " class="st_facebook&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="facebook&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/zaha-hadid-architects-residential-development-takes-page-classic-bradbury-tale" st_title="Zaha Hadid Architects residential development takes a page from a classic Bradbury tale " class="st_twitter&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="twitter&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/zaha-hadid-architects-residential-development-takes-page-classic-bradbury-tale" st_title="Zaha Hadid Architects residential development takes a page from a classic Bradbury tale " class="st_linkedin&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="linkedin&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/zaha-hadid-architects-residential-development-takes-page-classic-bradbury-tale" st_title="Zaha Hadid Architects residential development takes a page from a classic Bradbury tale " class="st_pinterest&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="pinterest&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/zaha-hadid-architects-residential-development-takes-page-classic-bradbury-tale" st_title="Zaha Hadid Architects residential development takes a page from a classic Bradbury tale " class="st_plusone&amp;quot;_large" displayText="plusone&amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/zaha-hadid-architects-residential-development-takes-page-classic-bradbury-tale" st_title="Zaha Hadid Architects residential development takes a page from a classic Bradbury tale " class="st_fblike&amp;quot;_large" displayText="fblike&amp;amp;quot;"></span> </div></div> Mon, 22 May 2017 17:09:01 +0000 dmalone 40631 at https://www.bdcnetwork.com Beyond market niches: Designing hotels that can flex https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/beyond-market-niches-designing-hotels-can-flex <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>There will always be hotels catering to specific needs. There are hotels for pampering, hostels for the frugal adventurer and business hotels designed for efficiency. And no doubt, these types are likely to exist in the future. But more recently, there’s a shift from accommodating to specific market niches towards places that can adapt to changing moods and activities.</p> <p> </p></div></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/beyond-market-niches-designing-hotels-can-flex" st_title="Beyond market niches: Designing hotels that can flex" class="st_facebook&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="facebook&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/beyond-market-niches-designing-hotels-can-flex" st_title="Beyond market niches: Designing hotels that can flex" class="st_twitter&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="twitter&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/beyond-market-niches-designing-hotels-can-flex" st_title="Beyond market niches: Designing hotels that can flex" class="st_linkedin&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="linkedin&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/beyond-market-niches-designing-hotels-can-flex" st_title="Beyond market niches: Designing hotels that can flex" class="st_pinterest&amp;amp;amp;quot;_large" displayText="pinterest&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/beyond-market-niches-designing-hotels-can-flex" st_title="Beyond market niches: Designing hotels that can flex" class="st_plusone&amp;quot;_large" displayText="plusone&amp;amp;quot;"></span> <span st_url="https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/beyond-market-niches-designing-hotels-can-flex" st_title="Beyond market niches: Designing hotels that can flex" class="st_fblike&amp;quot;_large" displayText="fblike&amp;amp;quot;"></span> </div></div> Fri, 19 May 2017 15:41:10 +0000 dmalone 40630 at https://www.bdcnetwork.com