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Category: Design


Construction Processes, Design

JCJ Architecture to design new housing facility for Barrier Free Living

December 6, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Set to break ground in fall 2019, a new JCJ Architecture-designed housing facility for Barrier Free Living will provide permanent housing for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities. The 65,000 sf, $30 million project will feature 74 apartments, administrative offices, […]


Construction Processes, Design

Florida Power & Light’s $888M plant designed for sea rise

December 5, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Since much of Florida is at sea level and is surrounded by water except for its northern border, the issue of sea level rise in the state is critical. Because of this threat, Monroe County, Florida, which includes Key West […]


Construction Processes, Design

Project of the Year: Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier

December 3, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The Golden Gate Bridge Physical Suicide Deterrent System and Wind Retrofit Project will include the largest-scale installation of a bridge suicide net in the U.S. The additions and upgrades, designed by engineers at the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation […]


Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

To build water-efficient cities, water managers and urban planners must coordinate better

November 28, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

For improved water efficiency in cities, water managers and urban planners must coordinate their efforts better, according to a new report led by University of Arizona landscape architecture and planning researchers. Lack of time and resources and practitioners not in […]


Construction Processes, Design

Design errors factor in deadly FIU bridge collapse

November 19, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The latest update on materials testing is in line with the NTSB’s previous report dated Aug. 9, 2018, in which the agency indicated that there seemed to be no sign of flaws in the bridge material. The August report also […]


Construction Processes, Design

Designing environments for memory care residents

November 7, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

A recent study finds that by 2050 the number of individuals in the United States age 65 years and older with Alzheimer’s disease will nearly triple, from 5 million to 13.8 million. Because of this, there has been an increasing […]


Construction Processes, Design, Financial

Developer plans $2B pop-up city for Orlando metro area

October 31, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Developers around the country, like Palmeira, don’t let distance from metropolitan centers keep them from launching projects intent on attracting businesses and residents that want an urban atmosphere. One of the latest urban-style developments in a suburb is JBG’s planned […]


Construction Processes, Design

The cost of allocating design risk to contractors

October 30, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Design flaws are a constant risk in construction, but the contractual allocation of that risk can sway considerably from project to project. Contract terms can vary from fully expressing an owner’s warranty of the sufficiency of plans and specifications to […]


Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

Eurovia wins 2 NC highway design-build jobs worth $480M

October 29, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

While Eurovia, a subsidiary of the Vinci Group, is headquartered in Europe, Blythe is firmly rooted in the Southeast U.S., counting the $141 million completion of the I-485 Beltway among its infrastructure projects in the Carolinas. Eurovia expanded its U.S. […]


Construction Processes, Design

A building designed by architects, for architects

October 23, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

The new Kansas State University College of Architecture Planning and Design, designed by Ennead Architects + BNIM, is an interdisciplinary facility that hopes to train future designers by placing a focus on collaboration and direct fabrication. The building will house […]