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.
Office market vacancy rate at 10-year low

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February 13, 2018 | Transwestern

Cautious development and healthy absorption across major markets contributed to the decline in va...

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February 05, 2018 | Magnusson Klemencic Associates

MKA announces 2018 Senior Principal and Principal promotions as individuals continue to raise the...

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February 01, 2018 | Terry Doumkos, CBRE FUSION Program

Efficient supply chains enable companies to be more competitive in the marketplace.

AIA’s Kermit Baker: Five signs of an impending upturn in construction spending

The estimate of total losses in 2017 from major natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey are at $306 billion, which shattered the previous record of $215 billion. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. 

January 30, 2018 | Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, Chief Economist, AIA

Tax reform implications and rebuilding from natural disasters are among the reasons AIA’s Chief E...

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AIA Consensus Forecast: 4.0% growth for nonresidential construction spending in 2018

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January 30, 2018 | AIA

The commercial office and retail sectors will lead the way in 2018, with a strong bounce back for...

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thyssenkrupp tests self-driving robot for ‘last mile’ delivery of elevator parts

Measuring 33 inches wide, the delivery robots can travel on sidewalks and can carry payloads weighing up to 77 lbs. Photo courtesy thyssenkrupp

January 29, 2018 | BD+C Staff

“With driverless delivery robots, we could fill a gap and get spare parts from our warehouses to...

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Apartment rent rates jump 2.5% in 2017, led by small and mid-sized markets

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January 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

The average price for one-bedroom units increased the most.

U.S. hotel markets with the largest construction pipelines

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January 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Dallas, Houston, and New York lead the way, with more than 460 hotel projects in the works.

Strong finish for architecture billings in 2017

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January 24, 2018 | AIA

The Architecture Billings Index concluded the year in positive terrain, with the December reading...

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Call for research partners: The neuroscience behind decision making in AEC

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January 21, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director
The 232-foot-tall Terrace House luxury condo development will be the tallest hybrid wood structure in North America.

The project received official approval to use exposed mass timber in the top seven stories of the 19-story building. Renderings: PortLiving

January 04, 2018 | PortLiving

The 232-foot-tall Terrace House luxury condo development will be the tallest hybrid wood structur...

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Zeroing in on a specific technology—residential scale cold climate air source heat pumps—Neil Veilleux, Vice President at Meister Consultants Group, has worked with a handful of cities to rapidly scale up low carbon heating, cooling, and hot water markets in order to achieve cities’ 80% by 2050 greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Illustration: AECOM, ESRI CityEngine

December 22, 2017 | Adele Houghton, AIA, MPH, LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, ND

More and more, green project teams are relying on publicly available “external datasets” to prior...

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The map includes easily accessible and detailed information on each of the nearly 34,000 historic buildings within the city’s 141 historic districts. 

December 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission launched a new, enhanced version of its inter...

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The 1,823-foot Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, is the second-tallest building completed in 2017. Courtesy CTBUH

December 20, 2017 | Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

More than 140 skyscrapers were completed across the globe this year, including 15 supertall tower...

Michigan Urban Farm Initiative

On two acres within Detroit’s North End, the Michigan Urban Farm Initiative grows 300 varieties of leafy vegetables that it distributes free to 2,000 families who live within two miles of the farm. Like many urban farms around the country, MUFI has spurred redevelopment in its surrounding communities. Photo: Michelle and Chris Gerard

December 20, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Urban farms have been impacting cities’ agribusiness—and, on some cases, their redevelopment—for...

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December 12, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The editors of Multifamily Design + Construction magazine need your expertise.

2018 outlook: Economists point to slowdown, AEC professionals say ‘no way’

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November 28, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Multifamily housing and senior living developments head the list of the hottest sectors heading i...

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Anthem House is a new $100 million lifestyle community on a three-acre abandoned industrial site in the Locust Point section of Baltimore.

Anthem House is a new $100 million lifestyle community on a three-acre abandoned industrial site in the Locust Point section of Baltimore. Photo: Ray Cavicchio

November 15, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

These recently completed projects represent emerging trends and design innovations in the multifa...

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No place like home: LA’s The Six provides permanent supportive housing for veterans

The project team for The Six, led by architect Brooks + Scarpa, carved massive holes into three sides of the building to cross-ventilate the courtyard and adjacent community room on the second-floor podium level. “This provides light, air, and defensible space for tenants, while opening it up to the community,” says Lead Designer Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA. Photo: Tara Wujcik

November 08, 2017 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

The 52-unit development gives hope and dignity to homeless or disabled veterans and others in nee...

The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center

The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Photo: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla

November 03, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Burns & McDonnell, AECOM, and Mason & Hanger Group top BD+C’s ranking of the nat...

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Colorado State University's 121,600-sf Behavioral Sciences Building in Fort Collins is one of the many higher education projects that Bennett Wagner Grody has worked on. Image: BWG

November 02, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Future mergers could be in the offing.

November 01, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Fluor, and CRB top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest industrial sector engin...

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October 30, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, AECOM, and Arup top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest green sector engineering...

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October 20, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, Walter P Moore, and ME Engineers top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest sports...

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The Dairy Farmers of America Headquarters

The headquarters of the Dairy Farmers of America is an example of a new breed of suburban corporate campuses that complement an emerging growth corridor—in this case, Kansas City, Kan.—that already included retail, restaurants, and residential. The 110,000-sf building was designed with an eye toward recruitment and retention. HOK was the design architect for the office; JE Dunn Construction built it. Photo: Michael Robinson.

October 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Is the shift toward attracting younger workers too much or not enough?

222 S. Riverside office

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October 17, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, WSP, and Thornton Tomasetti top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest office sec...

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Aligned Energy Phoenix data center

A growing number of businesses are outsourcing their vital IT infrastructure to mega-co-location facilities like the newly built 550,000-sf, 62MW Aligned Energy Phoenix data center. The energy-efficient facility is designed to achieve an annualized power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.15. Courtesy of Aligned Energy.

October 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Look for mission-critical construction to double in the next few years.

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

October 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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Data center
October 12, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Syska Hennessy Group, AECOM, and Morrison Hershfield top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s...

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Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes.

Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes, student housing, and senior-living communities. Photo courtesy Schlage

October 09, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Four certified security professionals offer important advice. 

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