GSA to invest $80 million on smart building technologies at federal properties

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will invest $80 million from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into smart building technologies within 560 federal buildings. GSA intends to enhance operations through granular controls, expand available reporting with more advanced metering sources, and optimize the operator experience.

Products and Materials

Top products from AIA 2024

This month, Building Design+Construction editors are bringing you the top products displayed at the 2024 AIA Conference on Architecture & Design. Nearly 550 building product manufacturers showcased their products—here are 17 that caught our eye.

Apr 27, 2012

APA launches wood design web portal for building and design pros

Design professionals who are members of APA’s Professional Associates are automatically enrolled in the APA Designers Circle program.

Apr 27, 2012

GE launches electric vehicle charging platform

WattStation Connect provides owners a user-friendly method to manage, monitor and maintain their EV charging ecosystem network.

Tim Gregorski | Apr 24, 2012

South Florida theatre installs glowing architectural mesh

Originally built in 1978, the South Florida Community College (SFCC) Theatre for the Performing…
Apr 24, 2012

McLennan named Ashoka Fellow

McLennan was recognized for his work on the Living Building Challenge.

Apr 23, 2012

AAMA releases updated specification for anodized aluminum

AAMA 611-12 describes test procedures and requirements for high performance (Class I) and commercial (Class II) architectural quality aluminum oxide coatings applied to aluminum extrusions and panels for architectural products.

Apr 20, 2012

Century-old courthouse renovated for Delaware law firm offices

To account for future expansion, Francis Cauffman developed a plan to accommodate the addition of an 8-story tower to the building.

Apr 20, 2012

Shawmut completes Yard House Restaurant in Boston

12,000-sf restaurant marks new addition to Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.

Apr 19, 2012

Holcim cement plants recognized at PCA Spring Meeting

The Holly Hill plant received the PCA’s Chairman’s Safety Performance Award in recognition of their exceptional health and safety programs. The Theodore plant received the Environmental Performance Award in recognition of the steps they take beyond those required by laws, regulations and permits to minimize their impact on the environment.

Apr 18, 2012

Positive conditions persist for Architecture Billings Index

The AIA reported the March ABI score was 50.4, following a mark of 51.0 in February; greatest demand is for commercial building projects.

Apr 17, 2012

FMI report examines federal construction trends

Given the rapid transformations occurring in the federal construction sector, FMI examines the key forces accelerating these changes, as well as their effect on the industry.