Engineers

Engineering goes hand-in-hand with design, putting a practical lens on the architect’s vision and finding the best way to make it happen. Without a talented engineer, the project will never reach completion, and certainly will not reach the standards of functionality and sustainability that the architect and client are seeking.

Image courtesy of Queens Museum

May 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The installation will showcase 200 years worth of unrealized Big Apple projects via original draw...

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Lucas Richmond, Senior Media Studio Manager, Gilbane Building Company

May 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's inaugural Accelerate Live! innovation conference took place May 11, in Chicago....

As the population ages, designers of commercial and multifamily applications are incorporating new solutions to meet those demands. Ergonomics can be an integral part of design, manufacturing, and use. Nowhere is this more critical than in bathroom design.

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e-lofts, Alexandria, Va.

All photos: David Madison Photography

        

May 10, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Novus Residences’ revolutionary e-lofts concept offers tenants a tempting trio of options—‘live,’...

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Ascent Apartments, Silicon Valley Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

Ascent Apartments achieved Silver certification in California’s Build It Green program, thanks to such features as LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, garage ventilation fans, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, low-VOC paints, and water-saving native vegetation and landscape irrigation. All photos: Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

 

May 03, 2017 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

An award-winning rental complex takes its design cues from its historic location in Silicon Valle...

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May 03, 2017 | ACEC

The first quarter 2017 (Q1/17) of ACEC’s Engineering Business Index (EBI) dipped slightly (0.5 po...

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Multifamily housing today: 7 exciting, inspiring innovations [AIA Course]

Amenities like the hotel quality lobby and billiards room distinguish the College & Crown, New Haven, Conn., developed by Centerplan with interiors by Carlin & Company. Photo courtesy Centerplan

May 02, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

This AIA CES course features seven novel approaches developers and Building Teams are taking to r...

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Package center at The Frasier, Arlington, Va., designed by KTGY Architecture, comes with its own trashcan plus tabletop. Photo: courtesy KTGY Architecture

April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Package delivery centers provide order and security for the mountains of parcels piling up at apa...

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“L” apartments, Logan Square

Photos: Jorge Gera/Luxury Living Chicago (above); Property Markets Group (below)

April 26, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Chicago’s newest multifamily development features an iconic CTA car on its amenity deck. 

The plant wall is by CASE and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Courtesy SOM/©Albert Vecerka|Esto. 

April 17, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Façades that would make Dr. Seuss smile, living walls, and exterior wall space that doubles as ga...

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Lamar Station Classroom for Urban Farming, Lakewood, Colo. Photo: Jesse Kuroiwa

 

April 03, 2017 | AISC + BD+C Staff

The annual awards program, sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction, honors the...

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A new study by PwC details how the industrial sector could get more involved as an influencer, and possibly as investors, in the massive infrastructure spending program that federal lawmakers and The White House now seem committed to moving forward. Image: Pixabay

March 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The accounting and consulting firm PwC offers the industrial sector a five-step approach to getti...

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Sub-metering refers to monitoring systems added on specific equipment, systems, processes, or floors to determine where energy is being used. Tracking energy consumption through sub-metering is currently at a 40—60% ratio of clients who do and do not install sub-metering.

February 24, 2017 | Davide Vettraino and Michael Morrissey, NV5

For owners of existing buildings, retrocommissioning creates a baseline to compare future buildin...

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Hem Gupta founded Environmental Systems Design, a leading MEP engineering and consulting firm. Image: ESD

February 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A 53-year career included engineering work on several of Chicago's iconic buildings.

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January 03, 2017 | BD+C Staff

If your firm is not converting at least a third of project proposals when competing for new work,...

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October 26, 2016 | CTBUH and BD+C Staff

The top firm has worked on almost one-fifth of the 100 tallest buildings in the world.

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October 17, 2016 | American Council of Engineering Companies

The American Council of Engineering Companies’ third quarter Engineering Business Index rose 6.2...

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September 26, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Leo A Daly, Brasfield & Gorrie, Layton Construction, and AECOM top Building Design+C...

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Griff Davenport (left) and Paul Westlake, will lead a larger DLR Group, which recently joined with Westlake Reed Leskosky. The merger will expand the practices and geographies of both firms. Image: DLR Group

September 21, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The merger, say company officials, creates “a global design leader” in a consolidating industry....

Google is one of the major companies to implement a formal unconscious bias training program. Photo: Shawn Collins, flickr Creative Commons

September 15, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Companies are tapping into the latest research in psychology and sociology to advance their diver...

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September 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The crown jewel of a three-year makeover project, the LED columns bring the building’s lobby to l...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Perkins+Will, Skanska USA, Webcor Builders, Jacobs, and STV top B...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, BRPH, Fluor Corp., Walbridge, Jacobs, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s annua...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, HKS, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and JBA Consul...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Perkins+Will, PCL Construction Enterprises, Turner Construction Co., AECOM, and WSP | Pa...

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The retractable roof over Arthur Ashe stadium at the National Tennis Center in New York is a freestanding, 6,500-ton structure whose moveable panels can enclose the facility in seven minutes. Image: USTA/Michael LeBrecht II

September 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Mushy ground and indoor condensation were just two of the issues this $150 million project presen...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

DLR Group, NBBJ, Hensel Phelps, Sundt Construction, AECOM, and Dewberry top Building Design+Const...

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Celebrating 100 years of service to aviation, aerospace, and defense – aviation is in our DNA. Photo: The Austin Company

August 31, 2016 | The Austin Company

Austin’s many innovations contributed to the success of our clients by enabling them to operate i...

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Los Angeles Convention Center. Photo: Pixabay Public Domain

August 30, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, LMN Architects, AECOM, Turner Construction Co., and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Build...

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August 30, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HOK, Perkins+Will, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and Thorn...

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August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...

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