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Construction Processes, Design

AEC firms practice what they preach

February 11, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

AEC firms that have been pushing wellness for years say they finally have a receptive ear with developers and owners. “Developers sell this; they see it as an exciting new trend,” says Colin Rohlfing, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President and […]


Construction Processes, Design

How Building Design Has Evolved in the Wake of Increased Natural Disasters

December 28, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Every time you turn on the news, it seems like another natural disaster has struck in some part of the world. From major floods and hurricanes to earthquakes and tornadoes, natural disasters of all types are becoming increasingly common around […]


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 […]


Construction Processes, Design

Report: Expect more and taller skyscrapers

August 28, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Building to great heights requires a great degree of innovation and as contractors build higher, they must acquire the necessary expertise. For example, standard elevator rope cannot be used for a single ground floor-to-top floor trip in supertall buildings like […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

$3B Hudson Yards tower tops July’s construction starts

August 20, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In April, The Spiral’s developer Tishman Speyer secured a $1.8 billion construction loan from private equity company Blackstone, adding to the $2 billion of equity Tishman Speyer has sunk into the project. Chinese investors have also put an undisclosed amount […]


Construction Techniques

University of Hawaii’s new Administration & Allied Health Building nears completion

April 18, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

The University of Hawaii West Oahu campus is nearing the completion of its newest building, the 43,000-sf Administration and Allied Health Building. The new $36 million facility consolidates office space for campus leadership into a single location and also provides […]


Sustainability

Los Angeles Takes Steps to Cut Building Emissions

February 23, 2018

Via: ENR

To meet Los Angeles’ sustainability plan and reduce greenhouse gas emissions—60% by 2035 and 80% by 2050—the city council is looking for ways to reduce the use of natural gas in buildings located within the city. On Feb. 6, it gave […]


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, Interaction of Expertise

Why architects and engineers like metal building systems

January 15, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

From the stand-point of architects and engineers, there’s a lot to like about metal building systems.  The combination of design flexibility and high value-to-cost enable design professionals to provide their clients with cost-effective solutions for their practical and aesthetic requirements.Over […]


Sustainability

The rise of Britain’s sustainable homes: Building eco-friendly on a budget

January 9, 2018

Via: Construction Global

12% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from domestic buildings. The government has declared that by 2020, all homes must be zero carbon. That only gives the country two years left to reach this target. Here, shipping container experts Cleveland Containers, discuss […]