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.
Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

September 21, 2017 | By BD+C Staff

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

September 21, 2017 | By Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor, John Caulfield, Senior Editor, and David Barista, Editorial Director

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

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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The University of Iowa's Hancher Auditorium

The University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium features a sculptural form and dramatic cantilevered overhangs. Structural design by Thornton Tomasetti for architects Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (design architect) and OPN Architects (AOR). Photo courtesy Thornton Tomasetti.

September 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Affiliated Engineers, and Arup top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest univers...

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Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifamily arena.

Photo: Pixabay

September 05, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifami...

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King Khalid Medical City, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

King Khalid Medical City, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. AECOM is providing a range of services for this $1.2 billion development, including master planning, architecture, interior design, MEP/civil and structural engineering, cost consultancy, and medical equipment planning. Rendering courtesy AECOM

August 29, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, AECOM, and KJWW top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest healthcare sector engine...

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Structure Tone New York City headquarters at 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan. Photo courtesy Structure Tone

Structure Tone's new WELL-certified New York City headquarters, 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan. Photo courtesy Structure Tone

August 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The costs ranged from 50 cents to $4 per sf, according to a ULI report. 

AESS steel columns at Lee Hall III, Clemson University, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Photo: Courtesy SOM / Scott Frances Photography

August 23, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Advances in R&D are fostering new forms of structural and aesthetic steel.

Photo: Pixabay

August 23, 2017 | AIA

“The July figures show the continuation of healthy trends in the construction sector of our econo...

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A personal environmental control platform

Engineers with Glumac look to bring an increased level of comfortable to office workers, with the development of G Cloud. This personal environmental control platform incorporates radiant cooling, acoustics absorption, direct/indirect lighting, and a white noise system—all fixed above a single workstation. Courtesy Glumac

August 14, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Here’s a recap of the noteworthy innovations reported by engineering and E/A firms as part of...

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The $84 million, 150,000-sf Boston Landing commuter rail station, Boston

The $84 million, 150,000-sf Boston Landing commuter rail station, Boston. STV provided a range of architectural and engineering design services for the new facility. Rendering courtesy Neoscape

August 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, WSP, and Thornton Tomasetti are among the nation’s largest engineering/architecture firms,...

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The Faena Arts Center, Miami. Photo: Bruce Damonte, courtesy DeSimone Consulting Engineers

The Faena Arts Center, Miami. Photo: Bruce Damonte, courtesy DeSimone Consulting Engineers

August 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Fluor, Arup, and Jensen Hughes top Building Design+Construction’s ranking of the largest...

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Renderings courtesy Related Companies 

August 09, 2017 | Related Companies 

The 33-story tower will be positioned on the High Line with views of the Hudson River and downtow...

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August 09, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Bike storage facilities and “bicycle kitchens” are among the most popular mobility amenities in m...

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Rick Nelson, Senior Associate at MBH Architects, Alameda, Calif., demonstrates the proper installation of materials to MBH professionals

Rick Nelson, Senior Associate at MBH Architects, Alameda, Calif., demonstrates the proper installation of materials to MBH professionals as part of the firm‘s “Hands On University” field training program. Courtesy MBH Architects.

August 09, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The following is a list of advancements architecture and A/E firms underwent in 2016, as reported...

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BD+C's top architecture/engineering firm ranking includes LPA, Inc., which designed the Michelle Obama Branch Library, in Long Beach

Michelle Obama Branch Library, Long Beach, Calif. Photo courtesy LPA

August 09, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, HOK, and CallisonRTKL are among the nation’s largest architecture/engineering firms, acc...

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Brenda Radmacher discusses four ways to prep for a negotiation.

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August 04, 2017 | Brenda Radmacher, Partner, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani

Practice, practice, practice, and understanding both sides of the deliberation are critical to su...

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4G Wetlands, the Central Pasco County (Fla.) Beneficial Water Reuse Project, for which CH2M provided design, permitting and services during construction, recently won the Florida Water Environment Association’s 2016 David W. York Water Reuse Project award. Image: CH2M

August 03, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Combined company could challenge AECOM as the world’s top engineering firm.

The apartment market continues to remain strong despite slightly softer business conditions as of late.

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July 27, 2017 | National Multifamily Housing Council

Despite some softness at the high end of the apartment market, demand for apartments will continu...

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Spaces for games and game simulators top the list of recreation-related amenities in multifamily developments.

Spaces for games and game simulators top the list of recreation-related amenities in multifamily developments. Photo: Pixabay

July 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The number of developments providing space for physical therapy was somewhat surprising, accordin...

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Facilities professional inspects a roof railing system.

As building codes change, existing railings may need to be updated or replaced. Courtesy Hoffmann Architects

July 26, 2017 | John P. Graz, AIA, and Rachel C. Palisin, PE, LEED AP, Hoffmann Architects

Lacking familiarity with current requirements, some owners or managers complete a roof or balcony...

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Courtesy of MIT/MARINA Team

July 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project team consisted of MIT graduate students across five departments.

A slight majority of states (26, plus the District of Columbia) saw rental increases over the first six months of 2017, with the largest average percent changes coming in South Carolina (7.3%), Maine (7.3%), Vermont (7.2%), and Rhode Island (7.0%). Source: Abodo 

July 12, 2017 | Abodo

The most notable rental increases are in growing markets in the South and Southwest: New Orleans,...

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July 12, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Engineering firms such as Arup, Glumac, and Thornton Tomasetti are leveraging their in-house expe...

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The Maxwell in Arlington, Va. Photo: Sam Kittner

July 12, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Zen meditation gardens, bocce courts, saltwater pools, and free drinks highlight the niceties at...

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Thyssenkrupp's MULTI vertical-horizontal system uses magnetic-levitation technology that allows cars to make 90-degree turns. Image: thyssenkrupp

July 07, 2017 | John Caulfield

Thyssenkrupp’s cable-less MULTI system promises higher transport capacity and lower peak power de...

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Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb

July 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured...

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Photo: changeorder via flickr

June 19, 2017 | Brenda Radmacher, Partner, Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman

Logical and well-planned steps to effective negotiation.

June 13, 2017 |
Bluebeam’s Sasha Reed discusses why AEC leaders should give their teams permission to responsibly br... read more
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Thornton Tomasetti’s Jonatan Schumacher presents the firm’s business model for developing, incubatin... read more
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Graham Cranston shares SGH’s efforts to take hold of its project data using mathematical optimizatio... read more
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