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Design guide for parapets: Safety, continuity, and the building code

This course covers design considerations for parapets. The modern parapet must provide fire protection, serve as a fall-protective guard, transition and protect the roof/facade interface, conceal rooftop equipment, and contribute to the aesthetic character of the building. 


Healthcare Facilities

Planning for hospital campus access that works for people

This course defines the elements of hospital campus access that are essential to promoting the efficient, stress-free movement of patients, staff, family, and visitors. Campus access elements include signage and wayfinding, parking facilities, transportation demand management, shuttle buses, curb access, valet parking management, roadways, and pedestrian walkways.



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Exterior BD+C University Course | May 10, 2022

Design guide for parapets: Safety, continuity, and the building code

This course covers design considerations for parapets. The modern parapet must provide fire protection, serve as a fall-protective guard, transition and protect the roof/facade interface, conceal rooftop equipment, and contribute to the aesthetic character of the building. 

1.0 AIA LU/HSW BD+C University Course | May 2, 2022

Multifamily security design tips from four certified security professionals

Four certified security professionals offer 38 tips on how to keep your next rental or condominium project as safe as possible. This course will discuss major security-related principles in the design and construction of multifamily projects. Discover measures to improve exterior and interior security measures.

Multifamily Housing | Apr 28, 2022

ProConnect Multifamily 2022 returns to Dallas. Next up: ProConnect Sustainability, Chicago (June 20-21)

ProConnect Multifamily 2022 attracts 130 product specifiers and product manufacturers to Dallas.

1.0 AIA LU BD+C University Course | Apr 1, 2022

Video surveillance systems for multifamily housing projects

This introductory course provides detailed technical information and advice from security expert Michael Silva, CPP, on designing a video surveillance system for multifamily housing communities – apartments, condominiums, townhouses, or senior living communities. Technical advice on choosing the right type of cameras and optimizing the exterior lighting for their use is offered.

Multifamily Housing | Feb 10, 2021

The Weekly show, Feb 11, 2021: Advances in fire protection engineering, and installing EV ports in multifamily housing

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from Bozzuto Management Company and Goldman Copeland about advice on installing EV ports in multifamily housing, and advances in fire protection engineering.

Multifamily Housing | Oct 30, 2020

The Weekly show: Multifamily security tips, the state of construction industry research, and AGC's market update

BD+C editors speak with experts from AGC, Charles Pankow Foundation, and Silva Consultants on the October 29 episode of "The Weekly." The episode is available for viewing on demand.

75 Top Products | Dec 16, 2019

101 Top Products for 2019

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for the past 12 months in the fourth-annual 101 Top Products report.

Accelerate Live! | Jun 24, 2018

Watch all 19 Accelerate Live! talks on demand

BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago) featured talks on AI for construction scheduling, regenerative design, the micro-buildings movement, post-occupancy evaluation, predictive visual data analytics, digital fabrication, and more. Take in all 19 talks on demand.

| May 29, 2018

dormakaba full height turnstiles and gates

Proven solution for controlling access to buildings and perimeter security.  Click here for more…
| May 24, 2018

Accelerate Live! talk: Security and the built environment: Insights from an embassy designer

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), embassy designer Tom Jacobs explores ways that provide the needed protection while keeping intact the representational and inspirational qualities of a design.
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