This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from AGC of America, Charles Pankow Foundation, and Silva Consultants on three topics:
• Video surveillance cameras in multifamily housing: Tips and best practices
• Coronavirus impacts and implications for construction
• The whats and whys of construction industry research
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THE WEEKLY SHOW HIGHLIGHTS FOR OCTOBER 29, 2020
BD+C's Group Director Tony Mancini runs down the highlights from this week's show.
Video surveillance cameras in multifamily housing: Advice from an expert
BD+C's Robert Cassidy chats with security expert Michael A. Silva, CPP, President, Silva Consultants, about best practices for security design in multifamily housing communities. Silva talks about the three "dirty secrets" of video cameras, and why developers and owners need to create a comprehensive security plan. Check out BD+C's AIA CES course on the topic:
AGC's Ken Simonson on coronavirus impacts and implications for construction
AGC's Chief Economist, Ken Simonson, presents data on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. construction sector, and its short- and long-term implications for the industry.
The whats and whys of construction industry research: Charles Pankow Foundation
BD+C's John Caulfield interviews Anne Ellis, Executive Director for The Charles Pankow Foundation, on the current state of research funding in the AEC industry. Ellis details the foundation's agenda and mission, and how it decides what research to fund and pursue. Caulfield and Ellis also discuss research that has led to construction breakthroughs.
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Multifamily Housing | May 30, 2023
Boston’s new stretch code requires new multifamily structures to meet Passive House building requirements
Phius certifications are expected to become more common as states and cities boost green building standards. The City of Boston recently adopted Massachusetts’s so-called opt-in building code, a set of sustainability standards that goes beyond the standard state code.
Multifamily Housing | May 30, 2023
Milhaus, Gershman Partners, and Citimark close on $70 million multifamily development in Indy
Versa will bring 233 studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments to Indianapolis's $271 million, Class-A Broad Ripple Village development enterprise.
Multifamily Housing | May 23, 2023
One out of three office buildings in largest U.S. cities are suitable for residential conversion
Roughly one in three office buildings in the largest U.S. cities are well suited to be converted to multifamily residential properties, according to a study by global real estate firm Avison Young. Some 6,206 buildings across 10 U.S. cities present viable opportunities for conversion to residential use.
Multifamily Housing | May 19, 2023
Biden administration beefs up energy efficiency standards on new federally funded housing
The Biden Administration recently moved to require more stringent energy efficiency standards on federally funded housing projects. Developers building homes with taxpayer funds will have to construct to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2021 for low-density housing and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers ASHRAE 90.1 for multi-family projects.
Sponsored | Multifamily Housing | May 19, 2023
Shear Wall Selection for Wood-Framed Buildings
From wall bracing to FTAO, there are many ways to secure the walls of a building. Learn how to evaluate which method is best for a project.
Sponsored | Multifamily Housing | May 17, 2023
The Key To Multifamily Access Control — Consistent Resident Experiences
Explore the challenges of multifamily access control and discover the key to consistent user experiences with a resident-first approach and open platforms.
Affordable Housing | May 17, 2023
Affordable housing advocates push for community-owned homes over investment properties
Panelists participating in a recent webinar hosted by the Urban Institute discussed various actions that could help alleviate the nation’s affordable housing crisis. Among the possible remedies: inclusionary zoning policies, various reforms to increase local affordable housing stock, and fees on new development to offset the impact on public infrastructure.
Multifamily Housing | May 16, 2023
Legislators aim to make office-to-housing conversions easier
Lawmakers around the country are looking for ways to spur conversions of office space to residential use.cSuch projects come with challenges such as inadequate plumbing, not enough exterior-facing windows, and footprints that don’t easily lend themselves to residential use. These conditions raise the cost for developers.
Multifamily Housing | May 12, 2023
An industrial ‘eyesore’ is getting new life as an apartment complex
The project, in Metuchen, N.J., includes significant improvements to a nearby wildlife preserve.