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.

Baxter Arena, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Neb. Image courtesy of HDR Architecture, Inc.

August 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Thornton Tomasetti, and ME Engineers top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of...

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A construction crew installs one of 1,200 prefabricated cross-laminated timber (CLT) wall panels that make up the 92-room Candlewood Suites at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala. Leadlease was the GC, developer, and owner on the project. It is the nation’s first all-CLT hotel project. Photo courtesy of Lendlease.

August 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

By privatizing the construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and ownership of its hotels ...

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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 Francis Crick Institute, which opens this summer in London, epitomizes the trend in science and technology projects to combine disciplines and encourage transparency. The Building Team includes HOK (architect and lead designer), AKT-II (SE), Arup (PM, services engineer), CBRE (planning consultant), Turner & Townsend (cost consultant), HCD (approved inspector), RLB (CDM consultant), Cordless (ICT consultant), Exova Warrington (fire consultant), and Horus (security consultant). Photo courtesy of HOK.

August 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Interdisciplinary interaction is a common theme among many new science and technology offices....

Georgia Institute of Technology, Engineered Biosystems Building, Atlanta, Ga. Cooper Carry (architect), McCarthy Building Companies (GC), Newcomb & Boyd (MEP), Long Engineering (CE). Photo: Chris Cooper courtesy of Cooper Carry.

August 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Affiliated Engineers, and Vanderweil Engineers top Building Design+Construction’s annual...

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As part of the design for its corporate headquarters, SRAM, a bike parts maker in Chicago, held a contest for employees to design bike racks for their workstations. Perkins+Will was designer on this project. Photo: Michelle Litvin Studio courtesy of Perkins+Will.

August 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology is redefining how offices function and is particularly salient in the growing trend of...

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A pair of designers in DCI Artform’s satellite office in Chicago utilize the firm’s “digital cave” to create a virtual product display for a client. CannonDesign provided architectural, MEP, and A/V services for this project. JC Anderson was the GC. Mechdyne Corp. provided the cave’s video screens.Photo: Christopher Barrett Photography courtesy of CannonDesign.

August 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, and Thornton Tomasetti top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the na...

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Cadillac House is definitely not your father's car dealership. The 12,000-sf showroom in New York City, part Cadillac's new corporate headquarters, includes an events runway and incubator space for visiting designers. Shawmut Design + Construction built it, Gensler designed it. Photo: @Chris Leonard, courtesy of Gensler.

August 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Retail is becoming closely aligned with entertainment, and malls that can be repositioned as life...

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AT&T Retail Store, Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: Jim Carroll, flickr Creative Commons

August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Henderson Engineers, and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Building Design+Construction’s an...

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CyrusOne Data Center, Houston, by Kirksey Architecture, Bihner-Chen (SE), KW Mission Critical Engineering (MEP), Skanska (GC). Photo: Aker imaging / Joe Aker, courtesy Kirksey Architecture.

August 10, 2016 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Streamlined design and delivery approaches for individual business enterprises and co-location fa...

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Facebook Data Center, Prineville, Oregon. Photo: Tom Raftery, flickr Creative Commons.

August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Vanderweil Engineers, Jacobs, and Syska Hennessy Group top Building Design+Construction’s annual...

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A dramatic, three-story wood sculpture of North Carolina State University’s wolf mascot highlights the central atrium of the school’s $120 million Talley Student Union in Raleigh, N.C. On the Building Team: Duda Paine Architects (design architect), Cooper Carry (interior architect), Stewart, Inc. (SE), Stanford White (MEP), Kimley-Horn & Associates (CE), and Rodgers Builders/Russell/Dayeco (joint CM). Photo courtesy of Rodgers Builders.

August 10, 2016 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Budget constraints are compelling some public institutions to pursue alternative methods of finan...

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UW Health at The American Center, Madison, Wis. Photo: Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing 2015, courtesy Flad Architects.

August 09, 2016 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Jacobs top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking o...

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August 04, 2016 | Bluebeam

Bluebeam users inspire technological change through shared insights and training at three-day eve...

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Battery Park City, New York City, New York. Photo: Gryffindor, Creative Commons

August 04, 2016 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor 

To address the affordability problem and attract tenants, owners and developers are experimenting...

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Wind Creek Hotel & Casino, Wetumpka, Ala., designed by Hnedak Bobo Group. Photo: Jeffrey Jacobs, courtesy Hnedak Bobo Group.

August 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, and Arup top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest...

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The Chespapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, Virginia Beach, Va., is only the eleventh building to earn Living Building Challenge status. It generated 83% more energy than it used over the past year and treats rainwater so that it is drinkable. SmithGroupJJR led the Building Team: Skanska (owner’s rep), A+F Engineering (SE), WPL (CE), Biohabitats (water treatment), The Façade Group (BECx), and Hourigan Construction (GC). Photo: Prakash Patel / courtesty SmithGroupJJR

August 03, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AEC leaders in green building are stepping up to a higher level of innovation and to be a green l...

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Exterior light shelves on an office building in Denver, Colo. Photo: USEPA, U.S. government work

August 03, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, and Arup top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest...

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LEx Labs prototype classroom, Huckabee

LEx Labs prototype classroom, a joint venture of design firm Huckabee, Baylor University, and an education service center. Photo courtesy Huckabee

August 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Space flexibility is critical to classroom design. Spaces have to be adaptable, even allowing for...

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The 18,884-sf Collegiate Center addition to Thomas Edison Prepatory High School, Tulsa, Okla., has a floating cantilever study lounge. Two multipurpose rooms double as FEMA-361 safe rooms that can each protect up to 600 persons from winds up to 240 mph. The $4.4 million addition provides 15 distinct spaces. KSQ Design led the Building Team, with the assistance of Wallace Engineering (SE), AEG Engineering, and Crossland Construction (GC). Photo courtesy KSQ Design

 

August 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Jacobs, and STV top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest...

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Top 45 Airport Terminal Engineering and E/A Firms

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Photo: Bill Dickinson/Creative Commons.

July 29, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Jacobs surpassed $138 million in 2015 revenue to top BD+C’s annual ranking of the nation’s larges...

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Thornton Tomasetti was the SE for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The venue opened in April 2016. Photo: Bill Feldberg/Wikimedia Commons.

July 26, 2016 | BD+C Editors

AECOM, Jacobs, and Thornton Tomasetti head Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of the lar...

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The LEED Platinum–registered Engineered Biosystems Building at Georgia Tech is packed with energy-saving features and technologies, including energy-recovery wheels, a two-stage runaround loop for vivarium systems, and chilled beams. On the Building Team: Lake|Flato Architects (design architect), Cooper Carry (AOR), Research Facilities Design (lab planner), Uzun & Case Engineers (SE), Newcomb & Boyd (MEP), Long Engineering (CE), and McCarthy Building Cos. (GC). Photo: Chris Cooper

July 26, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Trends include 3D printing, modular hospitals, and fluid dampers.

CallisonRTKL served as architect for this Warren Clinic in Tulsa, Okla. Image: CallisonRTKL.

July 26, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Stantec, HOK, and Callison RTKL once again top Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of the...

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Fluor construction site in Shuaiba, Kuwait. Photo: Fluor/Wikimedia Commons.

July 25, 2016 | BD+C Editors

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Fluor, and Arup top Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of th...

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Photo courtesy Corgan

July 19, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Now in its 40th year, BD+C’s annual Giants 300 report ranks AEC firms by discipline and across mo...

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The new stadium and mixed-use project for the Los Angeles Rams. Renderings courtesy LA Rams.

July 18, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 70,000-seat stadium will be ready by the 2019 NFL season. The surrounding mixed-use developme...

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Welding has begun on a 70-story-tall office and residential tower in earthquake prone San Franciso that claims it can resist a 500-year earthquake, and be back in full operation within a month after a catastrophic event. Image: Courtesy of 181 Fremont

July 14, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A megabrace is a key seismic component at 181 Fremont, with offices, residences, and retail space...

OhioHealth Neuroscience Institute at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Building Team: NBBJ (architect), Korda (SE/MEP), Dynamix (MEP), EMH&T (CE), and Whiting-Turner/Corna Kokosing (CM). Photos courtesy Ohio CTC. Click here to enlarge.

 

July 12, 2016 | Tom Garske, Jennifer Horvath, Ed Keener, Stephen Metz, Jeff Ortman, Randy Sleeper, Kurt Smith, and Monica Wangler | Ohio Construction Transformation Consortium

Experts explain the benefits of DA, a process where the subcontractors are retained to assist oth...

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Construction in Miami in July 2016. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.

July 11, 2016 | Tom Garske, Jennifer Horvath, Ed Keener, Stephen Metz, Jeff Ortman, Randy Sleeper, Kurt Smith, and Monica Wangler | Ohio Construction Transformation Consortium

Common concerns about DA include lack of familiarity, obtaining competitive pricing, and design l...

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VERTICAL INTEGRATOR: How Brooklyn’s Alloy LLC evolved from an architecture firm into a full-fledged development company

Jared Della Valle, President of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Alloy LLC

June 14, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Led by an ambitious President and a CEO with deep pockets, Alloy LLC's six entities control the e...

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