Multifamily developments pose unique challenges and opportunities.
A recently published article pleads for the immediate recognition and issuing of suitable advice on mitigating control measures, which includes wearing masks.
Health authorities say it’s important to understand the dangers of microdroplets. How might ind...read more
The July 30 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.
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
Universities reassess current assets to determine growth strategies.
This week's guests: Mitch Dalton, Core Spaces; Andrew Horning, Bala Consulting Engineers; and Geoffrey Ax, Populous.
Experts from Core Spaces, Bala Consulting Engineers, and Populous were interviewed in the July...read more
Its work in other countries that were hit by infectious diseases has informed the designs that MASS Design Group performs domestically. These include the Cholera Treatment Center in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, whose layout facilitates patient screening and isolation. Image: MASS Design Group
The coronavirus outbreak has provided numerous lessons for AEC firms.
This week on The Weekly, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Cushman & Wakefield, HMC Arch...read more
We developed a unique design concept: a testing booth that allows healthcare workers to adminis...read more
Changes in building design and operations can drastically improve public health and safety....
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The July 9 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.
At UC San Diego Medical Center, CallisonRTKL designed a teaching facility that offers medical simulation training. It includes several design elements that combat infection control, such rounded corners, stepped ceilings, and encased light fixtures for easier cleaning, as well as solid surfaces with chemically bonded seams to remove gaps and cracks. Photo: Brian Henniker
Caught off guard by COVID-19, healthcare systems take stock of the capacity and preparedness....
As many countries begin to return to the office, it’s a chance to ask ourselves: what do we...read more
WSP USA workers being disinfected after cleaning a facility. Photo: WSP USA
Controlling future infection spreads could become job one for most buildings and spaces.
The short story is official design guidelines are slow to be developed and made into law.
All images courtesy WATG
The design was inspired by oriel bay windows.
Boldt Field Engineer Zach Jens at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa. Note 360-degree camera on the hardhat.
Boldt creates an innovation task force to speed up safe opening of jobsites, 14 offices
The June 18 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.
Among the infection-control protocols that Shawmut Design and Construction rolled out on the Brown University project is Shawmut Vitals, which allows workers to self-certify daily health screenings by scanning a job-specific QR code. Image: Shawmut
The facility, scheduled for completion next April, will combine a residence hall with student h...read more
Access to quick, reliable, and repeated testing has been one of the greatest challenges for bus...read more
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are managing sudden change as they assess the impac...read more
Altering the densities of an academic building by student use is one of the solutions for infection control suggested in a white paper on how to make college campuses ready to reopen. Images: Leo A Daly
Leo A Daly white paper suggests dividing students into smaller “cohorts,” and assigning bathroo...read more
The first episode, now available on demand, features experts from Robins & Morton, Gensler,...read more
Technology is expected to play a bigger role in keeping patients and staff safe. HMC Architects designed the operating room at Henderson Hospital in Henderson, Nev., with narrow spectrum lighting for infection control. Dave Fennama/HMC Architects
Architecture and construction firms—and their clients—are asking new questions about infection...read more
The new NFPA resource addresses the factors that should be confirmed by a qualified person before re-opening a building to ensure the safety of all its occupants. Photo: Silviu Costin Iancu from Pixabay
The new checklist helps building owners and facility managers ensure fire and life safety as bu...read more
As the world evolves its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one clear reality is testing for th...read more
Three operational issues that must be prioritized for every building in order to achieve tenant...read more
Courtesy Bradley Corp.
Bradley Corp. offers five upgrades to make public restrooms more sanitary.
Courtesy Perkins and Will
Even during a pandemic, antimicrobial building products may do more harm than good.