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Design strategies for metal wall and roof systems

Versatility, reliable performance, and relatively low installed-costs make prefabricated metal panel wall and roof systems attractive for sophisticated building applications. Owners and architects often collaborate to use these products in distinctive and aesthetically innovative design solutions. Manufacturers, recognizing an opportunity, have expanded their product lines with the aim of amplifying product use across a range of building types. Of course, no building enclosure system is without design challenges and considerations.

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Building Materials | Aug 3, 2022

Shawmut CEO Les Hiscoe on coping with a shaky supply chain in construction

BD+C's John Caulfield interviews Les Hiscoe, CEO of Shawmut Design and Construction, about how his firm keeps projects on schedule and budget in the face of shortages, delays, and price volatility.

Smart Buildings | Jun 1, 2022

Taking full advantage of smart building technology

Drew Deatherage of Crux Solutions discusses where owners and AEC firms could do better at optimizing smart technology in building design and operations.

Healthcare Facilities | Apr 14, 2022

Healthcare construction veteran creates next-level IPD process for hospital projects

Can integrated project delivery work without incentives for building team members? Denton Wilson thinks so.

Exterior | BD+C University Course | Mar 18, 2022

Design strategies for metal wall and roof systems

Versatility, reliable performance, and relatively low installed-costs make prefabricated metal panel wall and roof systems attractive for sophisticated building applications. Owners and architects often collaborate to use these products in distinctive and aesthetically innovative design solutions. Manufacturers, recognizing an opportunity, have expanded their product lines with the aim of amplifying product use across a range of building types. Of course, no building enclosure system is without design challenges and considerations.

Projects | Mar 11, 2022

Suffolk completes construction of luxury condominium 2000 Ocean

The 38-story glass-encased tower along the beach on 1.3 acres is owned by KAR Properties and designed by TEN Arquitectos. 

Projects | Mar 8, 2022

A scalable EV charging solution

Resembling a fueling station, VersiCharge XL—a new electric vehicle (EV) charging concept structure—can charge large numbers of EVs in outdoor areas ranging from small office building parking lots to last-mile logistics hubs to stadium parking lots.

Legal issues: Laws; contracts; documents; insurance | BD+C University Course | Jan 13, 2022

Scoping it out: Cost estimates excel with data-driven scopes of work

What’s the most critical step in creating a new building? Savvy architects, owners and developers find this question easy to answer: It’s the scope, of course. With every project start and every new building team, the first and often most daunting hurdle is establishing a decent budget estimate. In preconstruction meetings, when questions arise about budget—especially errors, omissions, misinterpretations and just plain “forgot it”—fingers point back to the original scope of work, or SoW.

Structural | BD+C University Course | Jan 12, 2022

System-based steel building solutions

This course reviews today’s range of structural steel joist and deck systems, including long-span composite “thin slab” floor systems for multi-story building design and construction. Included are guidelines for application based system selection, finishing options, and sustainability for multi-story projects.

BIM/VDC/IT/CAD | BD+C University Course | Jan 10, 2022

Applied parametrics for façade designs and materials

Parametric modeling has proven an invaluable toolset that enables architects to test complex design concepts and organize large quantities of data into manageable work streams. Parametric iteration makes it possible to achieve unique solutions that require digital surface modeling and then apply them to interesting building materials that might previously have been considered unviable.

Project + Process Innovation | Apr 23, 2020

Lessons From a Builder's Offsite Construction Journey

Hear how CFC Construction's Founder and CEO EJ Olbright approached prefab construction for its multifamily projects.
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