Too many construction projects still don’t meet owners’ expectations: KPMG report

KPMG International's Global Construction Survery 2015 reported that 53% of owners say they suffered one or more underperforming projects in the previous year. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Contractors | April 20, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Causes for delays, overruns, and underperformance include project management talent shortages, distrust between owners and contractors, and the lack of fully integrated project management systems. 

 

 

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Immersive cooling systems use a liquid instead of air to cool the servers. The b
October 15, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

A new technology promises to push the limits of data center energy efficiency by using liquid instead of air to cool...

Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
October 14, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS failures and how to pr...

October 14, 2014 | Erin L. Aichler & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This course provides step-by-step prescriptive advice to architects, engineers, and contractors on when it makes sens...

Architecture firm principals are the Chief Financial Officers of their firm, whether they want to be or not. For many small architecture firms, principals don't have anyone to guide them for financial and other business matters...

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October 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The TED talks, none of which are longer than 20 minutes, feature speakers such as architect Moshe Safdie, Rio de Jane...

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October 14, 2014 | USGBC
This year’s Leadership Award recipients include Christine Ervin, David Orr, Jim DeCesare, Lloyd Alter, Tom Paladino...
October 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Taiwan will soon have its first Richard Meier building, a 535-foot apartment tower in Taichung City, the country’s th...

 

Morton Buildings is notorious for its status as a titan in the American construction community. That status was not lost on the ownership of an exclusive country club, when it decided to choose Morton to spearhead a complete overhaul of its facilities.

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The $100 million MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, designed by architecture f
October 14, 2014 | Adele Houghton, RA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, ND

The path to more extensive use of health data in green building is blocked by certain myths that have to be debunked...

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October 14, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, recently debuted new products...

Liberty Utilities installs Viega MegaPress. Photo: Viega
October 13, 2014 | Viega Sponsored Content

Liberty Utilities of New Hampshire wanted a way to keep its installers safe without compromising the quality of their...

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October 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEGO's Architecture line combines two of our great loves, and we're excited for two newly announced additions to the...

Since 1998, William Duff Architects has specialized in retail, residential, and
October 13, 2014 | BQE Software

William Duff Architects has seen immediate benefits to their business since the implementation of ArchiOffice. Within...

October 13, 2014 | The Softwood Lumber Board

The competition invites U.S. developers, institutions, organizations, and design teams willing to undertake an altern...

At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association wit
October 13, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the American Institute of Architects’ effort to have architecture firms volu...

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October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project sees a departure from Hadid’s well-known use of concrete, fiberglass, and resin. Instead, the primary mat...

Rendering: Panoramic Interests
October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Seattle City Council passed new rules that new studio apartments in the city must measure at least 220 sf and con...

Rendering: NYC Department of City Planning
October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Part of the city’s response to widespread flooding as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the manual offers retrofitting str...

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October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Under the updated law, the Department of General Services and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may us...

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October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Cities around the world are crafting stormwater management policies that include natural and manmade methods to store...

The 170,735-sf net zero emissions office building prototype in St. Louis, Mo., d
October 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new study by Navigant Research projects that public- and private-sector efforts to lower the carbon footprint of ne...

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October 09, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

About three quarters of the estimated 700 firms that serve as panelists on AIA’s Architectural Billings Index (ABI) h...

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October 09, 2014 | Steven Holl Architects

The schematic design has been approved for the 50 000-sm Arrival Hall and Oceanic Pavilion for the Taiwan ChinPaoSan...

Rendering courtesy Union Village, HKS
October 08, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $1.2 billion Union Village project is expected to create 12,000 permanent jobs when completed by 2024.  

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October 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The locally-inspired building is meant to serve as a symbol of the city's recovery from the earthquake of 2011.

October 08, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

The Denver Union Station Transit Improvement Project is among 25 projects honored by the Design Build Institute of Am...

Infographic: John Burns Real Estate Consulting
October 07, 2014 | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

More than 410,000 single- and multifamily home sales will be lost in 2014 due to student loan debt, according to anal...

October 07, 2014 | Bayer MaterialScience

Soaring skyscrapers, architectural wonders, government embassies. Protecting buildings, their occupants, and other as...

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October 07, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The greater Raleigh, N.C., market appears to be getting back on its feet again, which is good news for rental propert...

October 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In this downloadable graphic, technologist Shaan Hurley dissects 37 cocktails and analyzes their architectural makeup...

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October 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 76-year-old architect sees skyscrapers and the privatization of public space to be the most problematic parts of...

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October 06, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Houston has 19 million square feet of office space under construction, 54% more than a year ago, and its highest leve...

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