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Construction Processes, Design

6 urban design trends to watch in 2018

February 15, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Cities and suburbs are constantly changing and 2017 served up more than its share of challenges—some we saw coming (massive retail closures), while others took us by surprise (historic flooding and other natural disasters). 2017 saw the continuation of the […]


Construction Processes, Design

Senior living design trends for 2018

February 1, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

A trend is defined as a state of fashion or the general direction in which something is developing or changing. At studioSIX5, an interior design firm focused on senior living facilities, designers are helping senior living communities stay fashionable and […]


Construction Processes, Design

Bringing Construction and Design Skills to Future Parolees

January 18, 2018

Via: ENR

Having spent the early part of his career as a military police investigator and as a narcotics officer in Alabama, Charles Pattillo has seen firsthand how job skills, particularly high-level skills, can make the difference between a repeat convict and […]


Construction Processes, Design

New building energy quotient portal gives quick analysis on energy performance

January 4, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

ASHRAE recently launched the Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) Portal. The tool provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score. “The primary goal of the Building EQ program is to promote more energy efficient buildings […]


Construction Techniques

The race to codify resilience design

January 2, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Last November, the International Code Council launched the Alliance for National & Community Resilience for the purpose of developing a whole community benchmark rating system by 2018. The alliance’s members include such heavy hitters as Target and Kaiser Permanente. Two […]


Construction Techniques

Future vs. current state of construction innovation: How will we make the leap?

December 28, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Traveling abroad to speak with professionals who are pushing the bounds of what’s possible in construction today is definitely a job perk. In doing so, I get to see firsthand how similar our struggles to modernize are. Looking beyond today’s […]


Construction Processes, Design

Architects to policymakers: Buildings are infrastructure, too

December 8, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

America’s crumbling roads, decrepit bridges, aged water systems. Our deficient dams, underserved levees, and woeful wastewater treatment plants. For nearly three decades, the American public has heard ad nauseam about the dreadful condition of the nation’s infrastructure—from airports to railways […]


Construction Processes, Design

Metal wall panels create diverse portfolios

December 6, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Mixed facades are becoming more popular than ever. Wall panels are increasingly being used on accent walls that complement masonry, fiber cement, and terracotta. Multiple cladding creates unique facades that draw attention. Although square and rectangular wall panels have been […]


Construction Techniques

Rebuild, retreat, or resist

December 6, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Houston is America’s fourth-largest city, thanks in part to its embrace of unfettered growth. But its swagger got doused during the last week of August, when Hurricane Harvey dropped more than 50 inches of rain, bringing a drenched and debilitated […]


Construction Processes, Design

Vertically folding walls save space while opening up rooms

November 9, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

The new Vista Air vertically folding wall system from Construction Specialties features a low-profile design that uses quietly meshing gears in lieu of traditional counterweights, tension springs, straps, and pulleys. The result is a clean, open aesthetic with no obtrusive […]