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Hyperscale data centers—those massive wholesale colocation facilities engineered to meet the needs of giants like Amazon and Google—are the darlings of the data center sector. Photo by imgix on unsplash

    

October 26, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hyperscale and edge computing are driving growth in data center and mission critical facilities...

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Mall property redevelopments could result in dramatic property value drops

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October 26, 2020 | PETER FABRIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Retail conversions to fulfillment centers, apartments, schools, or medical offices could cut va...

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The Weekly show: AI for building facade inspections, and how to design a world-class architecture firm
October 14, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The October 15 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

HVAC and electrical subcontractors could be most vulnerable to COVID-19 related increases in materials and labor pricing, according to a Consigli poll. Image: Pixabay

October 09, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Most trades confident they can find workers to hire to meet demand.

October 08, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The October 8 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

Smart buildings stand on good data
October 01, 2020 | Mike Paciero, VDC Manager, VIATechnik

The coming disruption of owning and operating a building and how to stay ahead through BIM.

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Former COO Molly McShane ascends to the role of CEO at The McShane Companies, based in Rosemont, Ill.

Former COO Molly McShane ascends to the role of CEO at The McShane Companies, based in Rosemont, Ill.

October 01, 2020 | THE MCSHANE COMPANIES

Molly McShane named CEO of The McShane Companies

Evaluating and investing resources to navigate past the COVID-19 pandemic

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September 28, 2020 | TAMI HAUSMAN, PHD, AND LONNY ROSSMAN, AIA, NCARB

As AEC firm leaders consider worst-case scenarios and explore possible solutions to surmount th...

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The Weekly show: Building optimization tech, the future of smart cities, and storm shelter design
September 24, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

The September 24 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

The H3 Wellness Hub, a Lendlease invention, can by hoisted or lifted into tight spaces. Images: Lendlease and B&T Mfg.

September 23, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Lendlease invented the H3 Wellness Hub, which can include natural lighting and UV bacteria cont...

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The Weekly show: Curtis Fentress, FAIA, on airport design, and how P3s are keeping university projects alive
September 10, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

The September 10 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

Construction spending dips 1.2% in July 2020; most building sectors see decline

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September 01, 2020 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Of the 16 nonresidential subcategories, 10 were down on a monthly basis.

Maryland County to build six schools in P3 arrangement

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September 01, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor 

Prince George’s County, Md., is the first jurisdiction in the nation to use public-private part...

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August 31, 2020 | AGC

Data will be revealed during virtual media event on Wednesday, September 2 at 1 P.M. EDT.

Strategically planning your firm past the COVID-19 pandemic

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August 27, 2020 | Tami Hausman, PhD, and Lonny Rossman, AIA , NCARB

As AEC firm leaders consider worst-case scenarios and explore possible solutions to surmount th...

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The Weekly show: Digital twin technology and social equity in the AEC market
August 27, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The August 27 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand. 

Video: 5 building sectors to watch amid COVID-19
August 25, 2020 | BD+C Staff 

RCLCO's Brad Hunter reveals the winners and non-winners of the U.S. real estate market during t...

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Guidance on design assist vs. delegated design released
August 24, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AI...

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A hybrid learning approach could redefine higher education - university architecture

Arup and Suffolk Construction are part of the Building Team for Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering complex, whose second phase is currently in the works. A new pedestrian bridge spanning five subway and rail lines provides a key link to the campus. Photo: Evan Patten

   

July 24, 2020 | By John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

Universities reassess current assets to determine growth strategies.

A network of lenders working with the marketplace Lendio facilitated nearly $182 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans to construction companies. Images: Lendio

July 08, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The loans saved an estimated 17,500 construction jobs.

The June 18 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand. 
June 19, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The June 18 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand. 

"The Weekly," a new virtual news program from Building Design+Construction, debuted Thursday, June 11
June 12, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The first episode, now available on demand, features experts from Robins & Morton, Gensler,...

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Oscar C. Boldt, chairman of The Boldt Company, was with his family's business since the 1940s.  Image: The Boldt Company 

June 11, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Oscar Boldt left an indelible business and charitable mark.

Black & Veatch, DPR, Haskell, McCarthy launch COVID-19 construction safety coalition

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May 29, 2020 | NEXT Coalition

The NEXT Coalition will challenge engineering and construction firms to enhance health and safe...

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Virtual meeting presentation by Mike Aziz

The author, Mike Aziz, AIA, presented this slide via vimeo as part of a virtual public meeting.

    

May 26, 2020 | MIKE AZIZ, AIA, LEED AP

Mike Aziz, AIA, presents 9 tips for mastering virtual public meetings during the COVID-19 pande...

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Cushman Wakefield 6 Feet Office coronavirus

After decades of favoring density, office tenants are now thinking how to better protect their workers from disease transmission. One idea comes from Cushman & Wakefield, whose “6 foot office” concept lays out an office workspace for social distancing, but also requires an agreement among workers and employers to stick to it. Photo courtesy Cushman & Wakefield

   

May 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Making workplaces safer will require behavioral resolve nudged by design.

Data centers as a service: The next big opportunity for design teams

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May 08, 2020 | Gregg Young, Board of Advisors, VIATechnik

As data centers compete to process more data with lower latency, the AEC industry is ideally po...

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Gilbane's Supply Chain update cautions that products shipped from certain countries are being held up because of the COVID-19 situation. Image: Gilbane Building Products

   

April 30, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Imported products seem more susceptible to delays

USACE general Mark Toy briefed by Tarlton Corp. officials

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy is briefed by Tarlton construction executives on the site of the alternate care facility. From left: Senior Project Manager Cameron Denison, who managed the night team; Vice President Joe Scarfino, who led the effort and managed the day team; and EVP John Doerr. 

April 14, 2020 | TARLTON CORP.

Missouri’s first Alternate Care Facility ready for coronavirus patients

Meet Spot Dog: The robotic inspection dog for construction jobsites

This four-legged robot, whose gait resembles a dog's, is capturing construction data for several general contractors around the country. Images courtesy Swinerton

    

April 13, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Boston Dynamics, the robot’s creator, has about 100 machines in the field currently.

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