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When it comes down to it, all buildings have things in common: the need for great design, engineering, construction, and management, when the structure is completed. Harmonizing those elements is a skill that translates to any building project you might have on your hands.
March 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Chicago Preservation Society released its annual list of the buildings at high risk for demol...

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March 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago top EPA's list of the U.S. cities with the greatest nu...

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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 South Mountain Community Library, a joint venture of Maricopa Community Coll
March 14, 2013 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The nation’s thousand-plus community college districts can be a steady source of income for your...

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March 13, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

From folding façades to colorful LED displays, these fantastical projects show off the architectu...

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Photo: U.S. Courthouse, Buffalo, N.Y./courtesy GSA.gov
March 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The March 2013 report from RSMeans offers construction costs per square foot for four building ty...

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Bullitt Center will open this spring. Photo: John Stamets
March 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Superefficient Seattle office building is designed to meet the ambitious goals of the Living Buil...

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Walgreens to build first net-zero energy retail store
March 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Walgreens announced plans last week to build one of the nation's first net-zero retail stores. Th...

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Vegas rebound: Genting Group acquires assets of stalled Vegas casino-resort
March 07, 2013 | BD+C Staff

International hospitality giant Genting Group has announced a deal with Boyd Gaming Corp. to purc...

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The new Marlborough (Mass.) Hospital Cancer Pavilion is connected to the existin
March 06, 2013 | Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

The Marlborough (Mass.) Hospital Cancer Pavilion is one of the first healthcare projects to use B...

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Algae "farms" sandwiched between glass faade panels.
March 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Exterior of carbon-neutral demonstration building consists of hollow glass panels containing micr...

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Hunters Point South, Phase 1. Rendering courtesy SHoP Architects
March 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

With the construction of Hunters Point South, New York City will get its first lar...

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A man-made mountain will conceal a waste-to-energy facility near Copenhagen.
March 05, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A new project near Copenhagen pushes the boundaries of the term "mixed use," combining a waste-to...

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German healthcare design specialist TMK Architekten joins HDR Architecture
March 04, 2013 | HDR Architecture

TMK Architekten • Ingenieure, one of Germany’s leading healthcare architecture firms, announced t...

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The glass faade of the new Wilshire Grand tower will incorporate LED lighting.
March 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The 1,100-foot Wilshire Grand will combine retail and restaurant space, offices, and a luxury hot...

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March 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

If all goes as planned, Frank Gehry will design the first building in his hometown in some 25 yea...

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Hines acquires Archstone's interest in $700 million CityCenterDC project
March 03, 2013 | Hines

The Washington D.C. office of Hines, the international real estate firm, announced the acquisitio...

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World's first LEGO museum planned in Denmark
March 03, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Bjarke Ingels Group and Ralph Appelbaum Associates will team up with the LEGO Group to design the...

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201 Folsom St. in San Francisco
March 01, 2013 | BD+C Staff

China Vanke Co., Ltd., is making its debut in the U.S. property market with a joint venture high-...

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The New York Modular Construction Summit will be co-hosted by the Modular Buildi
February 28, 2013 | Modular Building Institute

The New York Modular Construction Summit will be co-hosted by the Modular Building Institute and...

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Green roofs will be a hallmark of Samsung's Silicon Valley complex.
February 28, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Samsung Electronics' new 1.1 million sf San Jose campus will support at least 2,500 sales and R...

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Lend Lease builds world's tallest timber apartment building
February 28, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Construction giant Lend Lease recently put the finishing touches on Forté, a 10-story apartment c...

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Tax incentive database for reflective roofs available
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Database of State Incentives for Renew...

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Residents of energy-efficient complex will reap the benefits of hydropon farm.
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The New York City Housing Authority has opened Arbor House, a 124-unit LEED Platin...

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The new "Googleplex" will feature green roofs and common spaces.
February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The new California "Googleplex" will be engineered to make sure no Google employee will be more t...

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A view of Loring Park, Minneapolis. Credit: Dan Wick
February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Charlotte, Denver, and Milwaukee are among 10 U.S. cities ranked recently by the conservation org...

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To speed construction of the $110 million Capitol Hill Station light-rail statio
February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

To speed construction of the $110 million Capitol Hill Station light-rail station in Seattle, gen...

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Renovation will expand second-floor office space.
February 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Local firm Westlake Reed Leskosky has been chosen to design renovations to the Cleveland Browns'...

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Integral bacteria make limestone when water infiltrates concrete, sealing cracks
February 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Two researchers from Delft Technical University in Holland have developed a self-healing cement t...

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This suburban Seattle Starbucks was built with shipping containers.
February 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Coffee giant Starbucks is rolling out mini-stores with maximum local flavor, as part of an intern...

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