Building Team

9 picks from NeoCon 2019

Rich wood tones in the Obeya Room Division System from OFS are unique, warming up an office space and making it feel more like home. 


July 10, 2019 | Mary Bartlett, AIA, RID, LEED AP

Interior architect Mary Bartlett selects her favorite products and systems from the 2019 NeoCon s...

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Shadow box design: To vent or not to vent

Photo courtesy Perkins+Will


July 08, 2019 | Mark Walsh, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, Principal, Technical Director, Perkins+Will

A curtain wall shadow box is a spandrel assembly consisting of vision glass at the building exter...

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Unity Temple (Chicago), Photo by James Caulfield, courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Unity Temple, Chicago. Photo: James Caulfield, courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

July 08, 2019 | BD+C

The UNESCO designation includes signature works designed by Wright during the first half of the 2...

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Perkins Eastman Co-founder Mary-Jean Eastman to keynote 2019 Women in Design+Construction Conference

Mary-Jean Eastman, FAIA, Vice Chair of Perkins Eastman and Managing Principal of its New York City studio, will share her lessons and takeaways from her journey building a global design giant. Photo courtesy Perkins Eastman

July 01, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Two of Perkins Eastman’s firm leaders—Mary-Jean Eastman, FAIA, Vice Chair and Managing Principal...

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Row New York Boathouse, courtesy Foster + Partners

Rendering courtesy Foster + Partners


June 27, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will sit on the banks of the Harlem River in Sherman Creek Park.

Courtesy Pixabay

June 26, 2019 | Katerra

The program offers nationally recognized, portable construction trade credentials.

Modular construction can deliver projects 50% faster

Modular carries a potential cost savings of up to 20%, but there is a risk of up to a 10% loss if delivery or material costs spike, the report says.

June 26, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Modular construction can deliver projects 20% to 50% faster than traditional methods and drastica...

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Lamar Johnson Collaborative and BatesForum were the designers on Fulton West in Chicago. Image: Courtesy of Clayco

June 24, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Lamar Johnson Collaborative adds BatesForum.

Turner workers position top beam for a new building on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Image: Turner Construction

June 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building includes a “command center” for training students to interact with emergency personn...

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June 14, 2019 | Daniel Yudchitz, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Leo A Daly

Municipal facilities must strike a delicate balance between openness and security.

Klein A45, Catskill Mountains, New York, by Bjarke Ingels Group. Photo: Matthew Carbone

Pictured: Klein A45, Catskill Mountains, New York, by Bjarke Ingels Group. This prototype mountainside cabin is entirely customizable for homeowners to purchase, tailor, and have the tiny house built within 4-6 months in any location, for any purpose. Photo: Matthew Carbone

June 04, 2019 | AIA

Bjarke Ingels Group's prototype mountainside cabin and Fieldwork's forest pedestrian bridges are...

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Vince DiPofi will be SSOE Group's President and CEO in December. He currently has executive level oversight over several of the firm's business units. Image: SSOE

June 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Vince DiPofi has played a pivotal role in the firm’s business development strategies.

A team from the Savannah College of Arts & Design in Georgia came up with myriad abstract conceptions—including a few informed by its equestrian department—to develop a new hard hat design that Clayco is now in the process of producing. Image: Clayco

May 24, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Clayco worked with a Georgia college to design a helmet with greater comfort and adaptability....

For its master plan of the 43-acre, transit-oriented Cambridge Crossing redevelopment in Boston, which eventually will include 4.5 million sf of vertical construction, CBT Architects took into account what that area’s long-term traffic and parking needs might be. (The master plan included 97 dedicated bike lanes.) Image courtesy CBT Architects.

May 21, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The sharing economy puts a different spin on new construction and building operations.

The Kinesiology and Athletic Complex at Orange Coast College is one of many projects that C.W. Driver has started or completed in California, its home state. Image: courtesy of C.W. Driver

May 20, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

C.W. Driver succeeds by sticking to core markets and practices.

Multifamily visionary: AvalonBay's relentless attention to detail

Common area at AVA DoBro, a 30-story, 500-unit apartment community in Downtown Brooklyn by AvalonBay Communities. Photo: Alan Schindler for AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

May 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The nation's fourth-largest owner of apartments holds more than 85,000 apartments in 291 communit...

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MARSHA 3D printed habitat

Courtesy AI SpaceFactory

April 26, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Colonizing Mars is an exciting possibility in the not-too-distant future, and architects will pla...

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Report: Contractors invest $1.6 billion in workforce development annually

Photo: Christina Morillo via Pexels

April 25, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ABC members increased training spending 45% from 2013, according to a new report. 

Turner Construction is using this card to summarize its program. The "Green" graphic represents how the contractor is elevating what green means, and the three pillars of its program. Image: Turner Construction

April 22, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The company targets a 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions and water use from construction activit...

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Skender, Z Modular reach agreement to fabricate multifamily housing components

Skender, a design, construction, and manufacturing firm, will use Z Modular’s self-bracing structural VectorBloc system to fabricate building components. Photos courtesy Skender and Z Modular

April 19, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Factory to open soon on the southwest side of Chicago.

Do you have a fear of getting 'Uber'd'? Join the club

Courtesy Pixabay

April 15, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Exacerbating the AEC talent shortage is the coming mass exodus of baby boomers as they reach reti...

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Photo: Suffolk

April 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The lab will identify, test, and scale new technologies to help advance the construction industry...

Bipartisan 'Invest in America Act' gains industry support

Photo: Pixabay

April 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The bill would attract as much as $125 billion investment for buildings, infrastructure.

Employers at risk when using construction equipment not sized for women

Photo: Pixabay

April 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

As more women enter male-dominated fields, gear supply has not kept up with demand.

New research finds benefits to hiring architectural services based on qualifications

Photo: Pixabay

April 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Government agencies gain by evaluating beyond price, according to a new Dodge survey of governmen...

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Chicago-area joint venture antes up $1 billion for Opportunity Zone development investment

The Decennial Group, a joint venture of two leading real estate developers, is investing in Opportunity Zones to take advantage of new tax incentives. Image: Decennial Group

April 07, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Decennial Group says it’s looking at 250 potential projects, primarily in America’s heartland and...

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Hartford at night

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March 26, 2019 | David Mlone, Associate Editor

It is the firm’s fourth office.

Courtesy NBBJ

March 22, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A look at six products and companies incubated by AEC firms for commercial sale.

Raymond Pan, an award winning archtect and urban planner, is leading the design lab initiative at HMC Architects. Image: HMC Architects

March 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal is for project team members to collaborate earlier to inspire innovation.

The Seattle restaurant Willmott's Ghost is inside Amazon Spheres, the three-domed complex that is equal parts workspace and botanical garden. Image: Aaron Leitz

March 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Seattle eatery nests inside the conservatories on Amazon’s massive campus.

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