Reconstruction & Renovation
Clark Construction crew members install an Edge Guard infection control panel at Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital. The system is reusable and integrates ICRA barrier requirements, including pressure monitoring, notices, security, and filtration. Photo courtesy of Clark Construction.
Clark Construction Group pilots the Edge Guard system on the Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital reconstruct...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
Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, Washington, D.C. Photo: G. Edward Johnson, Wikimedia Creative Commons
Gilbane Building Co., Turner Construction Co., and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top Buildin...read more
Europa Building, Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Riki, Wikipedia Creative Commons
The Beck Group, Stantec, and IMC Consruction top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of...read more
Volunteers from long-time sponsor, Walsh Construction, pose with homeowners during National Rebuilding Day 2016.
Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago’s work engages 3,500 volunteers every year to work on more than...read more
Images courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative
The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative is set to begin its reconstruction efforts with the Ban...read more
The performance space at the Omaha (Neb.) Conservatory of Music was carved from the sanctuary of what had been Temple Israel. Image: @2015 Dan Schwalm/HDR
The Omaha Conservatory of Music gets a new home in a temple. A fire leads to an ambitious rebuild...read more
The Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute in Los Angeles expects to consume 51% less energy and produce 1.25 times the energy it uses, thanks to a $15.5 million retrofit. Image courtesy of NZP ETI.
The goal of the Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute is for this structure to become a mod...read more
Certification programs have only scratched the surface of assessing the performance of existing buildings. A new certification program, BREEAM USA, hopes to change that by making it easier for owners and managers to find out where their buildings stand and how they can make improvements. Image: Pixabay
BREEAM USA, an offshoot of a program already in place in Europe, aims to ease the point of entry....read more
Photo Credit: Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance
The SkyBEAM UAV is used for identifying energy leaks, rooftop damage, deteriorating façades, and...read more
Entrance to the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Photo: Jeff Dahl/Wikimedia Commons
The century-old, Beaux Arts architecture-inspired hospital will transform into a mixed-use develo...read more
Image courtesy OUE Skyspace LA
The glass slide, part of a $50 million renovation project, will stretch 45 feet along the exterio...read more
Tobey Building on the NH Hospital campus in Concord, NH
The renovation of the historic Tobey Building provided one of the most state-of-the-art HVAC syst...read more
Aged HVAC unit on a large commercial complex in Muskegon, Mich. All photos: WJE
Physical inspections can range widely by discipline, level of detail, and the resulting deliverab...read more
The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a...read more
Image depicts a brick veneer exterior that has expanded and pulled away from the window. Image: Hoffmann Architects
With so many diverse components contributing to building envelope assemblies, it can be challengi...read more
Photo: Downtowngal/Wikimedia Commons
The architect is stressing water reclamation and greater public access
The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, with 40,000 artworks and artifacts, will undergo a renovation of 30,000 sf, about one-third of its total space. The Building Team: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (primary architect), Sabatini & Associates (associate architect), and Mar Lan Construction (GC). Photo: Courtesy Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
AEC Giants discuss opportunities and complications associated with renovation, restoration, and a...read more
Photo: Oreogn State Capitol building. M.O. Stevens, Wikimedia Commons.
A survey found that more than 1,000 Oregon school buildings face a high risk of collapse during e...read more
This October, Tennessee Valley Authority will close its outdated Widows Creek coal plant in Stevenson, Ala., which had been providing energy to the region since the 1960s. Photo: TVA Web Team via Wikimedia Commons
The $600 million conversion project will be Google's 14th data center globally, but the first it...read more
Prep spaces in Niagara County Community College’s Niagara Falls Culinary Institute provide future chefs with experience needed to operate foodservice venues. The institute is housed in a converted shopping mall. Photo: Tim Wilkes Photography
With capital budgets strained, renovation may be an increasingly attractive money-saving option f...read more
A Boston developer is proposing to build an eight-story residential building along the existing wall of a former 19th-Century church, which has been vacant for five years. Rendering courtesy Finegold Alexander Architects
Former churches, many of which are sitting on prime urban real estate, are being converted into l...read more
The 32,000 square feet of panels were installed in a six-week period.
Architects help Nashville government transform a struggling mall into a new community space.
People would be able to enter the restaurant from Fifth + Columbia, a $400 million, 43-story tower that Daniels started building in June 2014 and is scheduled to complete in 2017. Rendering: ZGF Architects
A Seattle-based real estate developer plans to convert a historic downtown building, which for mo...read more
The Illinois Institute of Technology's Main Building is among the city buildings at the highest risk of being lost to demolition or decay, according to the group Preservation Chicago. All photos provided by Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago
Preservation Chicago released its annual list of historic buildings that are at risk of being dem...read more
About 8,000 of London’s famous red telephone boxes sit unused in warehouses, orphans of the digit...read more
About seven years ago, The Pacific Northwest College of Art, the oldest art college in Portland,...read more
The city of Miami has awarded an $11 million contract for its on-again, off-again convention cent...read more
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the state would open design competitions to fix and upgrade...read more