Five trends for airport retail


Once relegated to tired sundries and souvenir shops, airport retail is literally cleared for takeoff. With a projected growth of over 70% in the next four years, it’s one of the fastest growing segments in retail

First photos inside the nearly completed Jewel Changi Airport addition


With features like an indoor forest, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, treetop walking trails, retail (a retail galleria will feature more than 280 retail and food and beverage outlets and a 130-room hotel), and gathering spaces, the 1.4

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$1.5B Denver airport expansion underway

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The project will increase gate capacity by 30% and add retail, food and other passenger amenities

The future of travel retail


Travelers are stuck in the airport for hours at a time. For retailers, that means a rare, captive audience not often found outside airport walls. Most airport retailers aren’t taking full advantage of this market, but they’re definitely feeling the pressure to provide more than just a tax-free bottle of wine and an extra-large Toblerone.

Moshe Safdie wants to reinvent airports with Jewel Changi Airport addition


Moshe Safdie’s Jewel Changi Airport is a planned addition of 1.4 million sf to Singapore’s Changi Airport, Dezeen reports. This project redefines and reinvents what airports are all about,” Boston-based Safdie told Dezeen.

Airport review: Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii

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Shuttle services are available from Waikiki hotels to the international terminal with Roberts Hawaii Airport Shuttles, starting at $US15 ($A22) one-way from Airport Shuttle () and SpeediShuttle () Many of the larger hotels in Waikiki also offer airport shuttle services.

Miami International Airport is home to the first Johnnie Walker store in the U.S.


The airport experience has evolved over the years in an attempt to ease the tribulations associated with air travel. recently opened in Miami International Airport’s North Terminal.

TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport: Home away from home


Officials soliciting development ideas for 93 acres near Los Angeles airport

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The parcel, zoned for recreational space and offices, is part of a 340-acre project that will include retail stores and other amenities

Singapore Airport Atrium to Use Rain to Create 40-Meter-Tall Indoor Waterfall

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1.3-million sq ft retail mall centerpiece of Singapore''s airport will feature an indoor garden with a 40-meter-tall waterfall created by draining roof rainwater.

Hensel Phelps Awarded CMAR Contract at Austin-Bergstrom Airport

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Hensel Phelps was recently awarded a construction manager-at-risk contract for the concessions build-out at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas. a hospitality, food service and retail company, servicing airports and sports venues across the globe. This contract is with Delaware North Travel Hospitality Inc., frontpage

Coronavirus and plane travel: A a city smaller than Canberra now has the world’s busiest airport

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The world’s 10 busiest airports: Then and now. “TFS International Airport” doesn’t sound quite as sexy as “JFK International Airport”, but the former facility is currently making a lot of noise in the world of aviation. Enlarge image.

Building owners cite BIM/VDC as 'most exciting trend' in facilities management, says Mortenson report


Mortenson Construction today released the results of a survey of more than 60 facilities professionals at the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) 2013 Spring Seminar. Body Image: read more.

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10 green building trends for 2014


What are the major trends likely to affect the green building industry and markets in the U.S. in 2014? As one of the world''s leading green building consultants, keynote speakers and authors, Jerry Yudelson thinks he knows the answers. He offers his green building mega-trends for 2014: read more.

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Perkins+Will white paper examines alternatives to flame retardant building materials


Global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will has released new research in response to the need for architects and interior designers to develop a better understanding of flame retardants and their impact on health. read more.

Top interior design trends: Gensler, HOK, FXFOWLE, Mancini Duffy weigh in


In order to set the stage for this year’s NeoCon , show management tapped its advisory committee of top commercial design firms to share their insight on what’s hot right now and what lies ahead across key vertical sectors.

5 tile design trends for 2014


CEVISAMA, the International Ceramic Tile Fair, recently took place at the Feria Valencia center in Spain. The Spanish tile industry continues to be vibrant and sales are on the rise for a third year.

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LEED v4 gets green light, will launch this fall


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that its membership has voted to adopt LEED v4, the next update to the world’s premier green building rating system. The final overall vote was 86 percent in favor of adopting LEED v4.

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Arup uses 3D printing to fabricate one-of-a-kind structural steel components


Using the latest 3D printing techniques, or more accurately, "additive manufacturing," the Arup team has produced a design method for critical structural steel elements for use in complex projects.

Top 10 green building products for 2014


BuildingGreen, Inc., publisher of GreenSpec and Environmental Building News (EBN) today announced this year’s winners of its annual Top-10 awards. The winners were featured over a live BuildingGreen webcast and will be presented at the U.S.

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Report: Global construction market to reach $15 trillion by 2025


A new report released today forecasts the volume of construction output will grow by more than 70% to $15 trillion worldwide by 2025.

Architecture billings see continued strength, led by institutional sector


On the heels of recording its strongest pace of growth since 2007, there continues to be an increasing level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the August ABI score was 53.0,

Architecture Billings Index up nearly a point in June


The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is signaling improving conditions for the overall design and construction industry. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the June ABI score was 53.5, up from a mark of 52.6 in May.

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New designation launched to streamline LEED review process


The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has launched LEED Proven Provider, a new designation that streamlines the LEED project review process for experienced organizations that demonstrate consistent excellence in administering LEED projects.

Las Vegas rail project could spark $3B of nearby investment

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mile, $750 million light rail system connecting McCarran International Airport, the University of Nevada, a hospital and downtown could generate $2.8 billion in housing, retail, entertainment and office development

Construction put in place enjoyed healthy gains in 2014


Driven by a recovering economy, increasing demand for multifamily housing, and a manufacturing sector buoyed by robust oil and gas drilling and production, construction put in place (CPIP) in the U.S. grew by 7% to just under $973 billion in 2014, according to estimates by FMI, the Raleigh, N.C.-based

19 industry groups team to promote resilient planning and building materials


Leaders of America’s design and construction industry – along with building owners and operators - for the first time have agreed to promote resilience in contemporary planning, building materials, design, construction and operational techniques as the solution to making the nation’s aging infrastructure more safe and secure. read more.

USGBC launches real-time green building data dashboard


The U.S. Green Building Council last week launched an online data visualization resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state in the U.S. and Washington, D.C.

16 awe-inspiring interior designs from around the world [slideshow]


Hong Kong-based 4N Architects took top honors in the International Interior Design Association''s 4th Annual Global Excellence Awards for its interior design work on the Le Salon Croissanterie et Restaurant project in Hong Kong. The project was one of 18 international projects recognized.

Millionaire Sitt Invests $1 Million To Improve NYC Airport Infrastructure; Launches Global Gateway Alliance

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Sitt, CEO of Thor Equities is taking it upon himself to improve the infrastructure of New York City’s airports. The Global Gateway Alliance was established to tackle the challenges facing our airports and serve as the leading advocate in an effort to make them better. Joseph J.

What you missed last week: Architecture billings up again; record year for hotel renovations; nation's most expensive real estate markets


BD+C ''s roundup of the top construction market news for the week of August 18 includes the latest architecture billings index from AIA and a BOMA study on the nation''s most and least expensive commercial real estate markets. read more.


Callison launches sustainable design tool with 84 proven strategies


Global architecture and design firm Callison announced the release of Matrix by Callison , a comprehensive online sustainable design tool.

Austrian university develops 'inflatable' concrete dome method


Constructing a concrete dome is a costly process, but this may change soon. A team from the Vienna University of Technology has developed a method that allows concrete domes to form with the use of air and steel cables instead of expensive, timber supporting structures. “[We

Custom exterior fabricator A. Zahner unveils free façade design software for architects


Zahner announces its first venture into web-based software. The free software platform called ShopFloor , launched earlier today, contains a suite of intuitive tools for building complex architecture. Body Image: read more.

BUILDINGChicago eShow Daily – Day 3 coverage


The first annual BUILDING Chicago /Greening the Heartland conference and expo kicked off yesterday at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. During the show, more than 125 speakers and panelists will deliver 72 continuing education sessions to hundreds of AEC professionals. Body Image: read more.

Construction spending inches upward in April


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during April 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $860.8 billion, 0.4 percent above the revised March estimate of $857.7 billion. The April figure is 4.3

Installed capacity of geothermal heat pumps to grow by 150% by 2020, says study


Geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems, which harness moderate and constant temperatures just below the Earth’s surface, are being deployed in nearly every region of the world and in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial environments with great success.

Logistics: No Drivers Needed

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In addition to warehouses, autonomous vehicles in logistics can also be found in airports, harbors and yards. As the city grows, its airport activity expands. miles of the Ruston Regional Airport. ATLNEXT: THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD’S BUSIEST AIRPORT. By the BF Staff.

Kinetic Architecture: New book explores innovations in active façades


Arup has announced that Russell Fortmeyer, LEED AP, BD+C, an associate in Arup''s Los Angeles office, has co-authored a book on kinetic architecture with industry expert Charles Linn, FAIA, an architect who has specialized in architectural journalism for more than 25 years.

USGBC: Free LEED certification for projects in new markets


In an effort to accelerate sustainable development around the world, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building program, announced today a new campaign offering free LEED certification to the first projects to certify in the 112 countries where LEED has yet to take root. read more.