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.read more
Photos: Jorge Gera/Luxury Living Chicago (above); Property Markets Group (below)
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.
Façades that would make Dr. Seuss smile, living walls, and exterior wall space that doubles as ga...read more
Lamar Station Classroom for Urban Farming, Lakewood, Colo. Photo: Jesse Kuroiwa
The annual awards program, sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction, honors the...read more
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
The accounting and consulting firm PwC offers the industrial sector a five-step approach to getti...read more
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.
For owners of existing buildings, retrocommissioning creates a baseline to compare future buildin...read more
Hem Gupta founded Environmental Systems Design, a leading MEP engineering and consulting firm. Image: ESD
A 53-year career included engineering work on several of Chicago's iconic buildings.
If your firm is not converting at least a third of project proposals when competing for new work,...read more
The top firm has worked on almost one-fifth of the 100 tallest buildings in the world.
The American Council of Engineering Companies’ third quarter Engineering Business Index rose 6.2...read more
Gensler, Leo A Daly, Brasfield & Gorrie, Layton Construction, and AECOM top Building Design+C...read more
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
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
Companies are tapping into the latest research in psychology and sociology to advance their diver...read more
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The crown jewel of a three-year makeover project, the LED columns bring the building’s lobby to l...read more
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Perkins+Will, Skanska USA, Webcor Builders, Jacobs, and STV top B...read more
Stantec, BRPH, Fluor Corp., Walbridge, Jacobs, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s annua...read more
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Gensler, HKS, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and JBA Consul...read more
Gensler, Perkins+Will, PCL Construction Enterprises, Turner Construction Co., AECOM, and WSP | Pa...read more
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
Mushy ground and indoor condensation were just two of the issues this $150 million project presen...read more
DLR Group, NBBJ, Hensel Phelps, Sundt Construction, AECOM, and Dewberry top Building Design+Const...read more
Celebrating 100 years of service to aviation, aerospace, and defense – aviation is in our DNA. Photo: The Austin Company
Austin’s many innovations contributed to the success of our clients by enabling them to operate i...read more
Los Angeles Convention Center. Photo: Pixabay Public Domain
Gensler, LMN Architects, AECOM, Turner Construction Co., and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Build...read more
HOK, Perkins+Will, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and Thorn...read more
A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...read more
Tianmen Mountain cable cars and Tongtian Avenue. Photo: Huangdan2060, Wikimedia Public Domain.
Acrophobics beware: China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park just got a little bit (or a lot) mor...read more
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The man made hills are the latest attraction to open on the island that has been under developmen...read more
The $24 million renovation of the historic Van Antwerp building in Mobile, Ala., involved working on a tight urban site and reconstituting the building for corporate and mixed-use tenants. Renovations included an 11-story addition, a new parking deck, and completely new interiors. The Building Team consisted of Goodwyn |Mills| Cawood (architect and designer), Doster Construction (GC), and Thompson Engineering (engineer). Photo: Mason Fischer Photography
Reconstruction is always a balancing act between the client’s pro forma and what the building nee...read more
Uline Arena, Washington, D.C. Antunovich Associates (architect), DAVIS Construction (GC), SSA (MEP), Douglas Development Corporation (owner). Photo: © Rick McCleary 2016 courtesy of DAVIS Construction.
Jacobs, Robins & Morton, and The Boldt Company top Building Design+Construction’s annual rank...read more
Inverness Village Hall, Inverness, Ill. Photo: Neva O'Laughlin, Wikimedia Creative Commons
HOK, Stantec, Turner Construction Co.,Clark Group, AECOM and STV top Building Design+Construction...read more
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CannonDesign, Stantec, Turner Construction Co.,Mortensen Construction, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff...read more
The Pavilion at Ole Miss opened January 7. The 9,500-seat multipurpose facility is home to the University of Mississippi men’s and women’s basketball teams. AECOM designed the $96.5 million facility. BL Harbert International was general contractor. The Rebels men beat ’Bama in the opener, 74-66. Image: © Jeffrey Jacobs courtesy of AECOM.
Schools are renovating existing structures or building new sports facilities that can serve the s...read more