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Illinois law sets maximum retainage on private projects

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September 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The change is expected to give contractors bigger checks earlier in project timeline.

Meet the masters of offsite construction

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September 12, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

Prescient combines 5D software, clever engineering, and advanced robotics to create prefabricated...

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Top Industrial Sector Construction Firms DPR Construction Gresham - LG Appliance

Most warehouses in the U.S. are still single-story buildings on vast land tracts. Gresham Smith helped get the 1.2-million-sf LG Electronics’ washing machine manufacturing plant back on schedule—after a five-month delay—to where production for Phase 1 commenced last October. Gresham Smith created the four-phase master plan for this plant, which will sit on 309 acres in Clarksville, Tenn., as well as the engineering. DPR Construction was the GC. Phase 1 had its grand opening on May 29. The $360 million facility hired 550 employees and expects that number to rise to 700. Photo: DPR Construction

    

September 11, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Fluor, Clayco, Jacobs, ARCO, and Gray Construction top the rankings of the nation's largest indus...

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Top 85 Industrial Sector Engineering Firms for 2019

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September 11, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Fluor, IPS, CRB, and SSOE head the rankings of the nation's largest industrial sector eng...

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Steven Holl Architects, The Kennedy Center expands for the first time since its 1971 debut

An aerial view of The REACH (left, in front of the Kennedy Center), whose three pavilions are connected underground. Images: Richard Barnes, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects.

September 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The REACH, with three pavilions on a generous lawn, adds openness and light to this performance s...

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2019 AIA Compensation Report, Buoyed by construction activity, architect compensation continues to see healthy gains

Compensation for architects increased, in average, about 12% nationally from early 2017 to early 2019. Charts: AIA Compensation Report

   

September 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The latest AIA report breaks down its survey data by 44 positions and 28 metros.

Project Open, Salt Lake City, Carbon-neutral apartment building sets the pace for scalable affordable housing

Project Open, a net-zero energy, $16 million, 112-unit rental community in Salt Lake City’s Guadalupe neighborhood. Utah artist Chuck Landvatter painted the seven-story, 30-foot-wide mural of a man and girl (modeled on the artist’s daughter). Photo: Brandon Hyatt Photography

   

September 10, 2019 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Project Open has no carbon footprint, but the six-story, solar-powered building is already leavin...

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Top 70 Industrial Sector Architecture Firms for 2019

Order fulfillment, spurred by ecommerce, is transforming warehouses and distribution centers. Target recently commissioned Leo A Daly to convert one quarter of the space in five of its larger distribution centers—including this 470,000-sf food distribution center in Lake City, Fla.—to accommodate fulfillment functions. Photo courtesy Leo A Daly

   

September 09, 2019 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Stantec, Ware Malcomb, FSB, and Macgregor Associates top the rankings of the nation's larg...

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2019 Industrial Sector Giants Report Leo A Daly - Dollar Gen

Automation, including vertical lift modules, carousel systems, and automated storage and retrieval, is widely used by retailers such as Dollar General, whose facility in Janesville, Wis., is shown here. Photo courtesy Leo A Daly

  

September 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This and more industrial building sector trends from Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 3...

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Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks

The Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks, is based on provisions in the 2006 to 2015 editions of the International Building Code.

   

September 09, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occup...

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Another well-known retailer files for bankruptcy: Here's the solution to more empty anchor stores

A robust click-and-collect facility would allow customers, as well as third-party delivery vendors, faster access to merchandise. Rendering: NELSON

   

September 06, 2019 | Eric Arter, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, Mixed-Use Studio Leader, NELSON Worldwide

Where can you find the future of retail? At the intersection of experience and instant gratificat...

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Top Hotel Sector Construction Firms for 2019 Giants 300 Report Suffolk Construction Hard-Rock-Hollywood-Hotel

The guitar-shaped Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Fla., designed by Klai Juba Wald Architects and built by Suffolk-Yates, a joint venture, for owner Seminole Gaming Authority. Photo courtesy Suffolk

   

September 05, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Suffolk, Yates Companies, AECOM, Swinerton, and Turner top the rankings of the nation's largest h...

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Top 70 Hotel Sector Engineering Firms for 2019

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September 05, 2019 | BD+C Staff

NV5, EXP, Jensen Hughes, KPFF, and Thornton Tomasetti head the rankings of the nation's largest h...

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Top 110 Hotel Sector Architecture Firms for 2019

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September 05, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, WATG, HKS, HBG Design, and Steelman Partners top the rankings of the nation's largest ho...

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AIA launches landmark initiative to drive climate action

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September 05, 2019 | AIA

AIA Board of Directors approves member-led resolution to rally architects in mitigating and adapt...

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UEB Builders is constructing Union South Bay, a residential mixed-use complex in Carson, Calif., for which Katerra is providing materials and construction services. Katerra has acquired UEB and another GC, Fortune-Johnson General Contractors. Image: UEB Builders

September 05, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

UEB Builders and Fortune-Johnson General Contractors specialize in multifamily and mixed-used dev...

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Top 90 K-12 School Sector Construction Firms for 2019

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September 04, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, Turner, CORE Construction, and Skanska lead the rankings of the nation's...

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top 140 K-12 school sector architecture firms, 2019 bd+c giants 300 report, Hilliard Innovative Learning Hub 2

Fanning Howey reimagined a traditional K-6 school and turned it into the Hilliard (Ohio) Innovation Hub, which now serves grades 6-12. Photo: William Manning

   

September 03, 2019 | BD+C Staff

DLR Group, PBK, Huckabee, Stantec, and VLK Architects top the rankings of the nation's largest K-...

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Nonresidential construction spending slips in July 2019, but still surpasses $776 billion

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September 03, 2019 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Construction spending declined 0.3% in July, totaling $776 billion on a seasonally adjusted annua...

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An outdoor classroom at Coolidge Corner School, a preK-8 in Brookline, Mass., which John F. Kennedy once attended. HMFH Architects was the design firm. CRJA-IBI Group was the landscape architect. Shawmut Design and Construction was the CM. Photo: HMFH Architects / Ed Wonsek

   

August 30, 2019 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

K-12 school districts are emphasizing practical, hands-on experience and personalized learning....

The vast majority of construction firms responding to a new survey about employee availability is finding it harder than ever to find and hire hourly craft workers. Image: AGC-Autodesk 

August 29, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new AGC-Autodesk survey finds more companies turning to technology to support their jobsites....

Industry leaders ask for government help as trades shortage worsens

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August 29, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AGC asks for more funding for education and increased immigration to fill gaps.

Top 45 Data Center Construction Firms for 2019 HKS - Aligned Energy - Aerial Perspective Rendering

Last year, Aligned Energy began expanding its data center campus in Phoenix (itself a repurposing of an old Honeywell facility) by 200,000 sf, which would bring its total to 550,000 sf at buildout sometime next year 2020. The campus’ critical capacity will be 180MW, and carrier neutral connectivity, as well as an industry-leading 1.15 PUE. HKS was the AOR on this project. Rendering: HKS

   

August 28, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Whiting-Turner, Turner, Holder, DPR, and Fortis top the rankings of the nation's largest data cen...

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Top data center engineering firms RagingWire VA3 Ashburn VA

This 245,000-sf data center in Ashburn, Va., has six data halls, 33 MWs of backup generator power, waterless cooling using pumped refrigerant economizers and condensers, and 16 MWs of critical IT load. The building also has 52,000 sf of support and amenities spaces including lounges, kitchens, meeting rooms, and a shipping/receiving dock. Photo: HED

    

August 28, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Vanderweil, ESD, kW Mission Critical, Jacobs, and EXP head the rankings of the nation's largest d...

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Top data center architecture firms RagingWire VA3 Ashburn VA

This 245,000-sf data center in Ashburn, Va., which opened last year, anchors Raging Wire’s 78-acre campus that will eventually have seven buildings. HED provided architecture and MEP services to design the facility for retail and wholesale customers. Photo courtesy HED

   

August 28, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Corgan, HDR, Gensler, AECOM, and Page top the rankings of the nation's largest data center sector...

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Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group

Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group 

  

August 27, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

From building prefab factories in the sky to incubating the next generation of AEC tech startups,...

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Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, 2019 Healthcare Giants Report, 2019 Giants 300 Report, Robins Morton Mount Sinai Photo 3_Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital exterior_Robins & Morton

The Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, built by Robins & Morton for Navicent Health. The five-story addition to The Medical Center of Macon, Ga., includes a new emergency center, imaging suites, a new pediatric unit, and a new 66-bed NICU and CCU. Photo: Tom Harris

  

August 16, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

These buildings perform functions like a medical practitioner. This and more healthcare sector tr...

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Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab, Deerfield, Ill., AEC Innovators, Burcin Kaplanolgu

The 20,000-sf Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab in Deerfield, Ill., replicates an actual jobsite, and allows visitors to walk through five different stages of construction work, to test new technologies and training techniques, or to share best practices with peers. Photo: Oracle 

  

August 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab allows visitors to walk through five diffe...

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Top 100 Multifamily Sector Construction Firms for 2019, 2019 Giants 300 Report, Capitol 650, KTGY, Lennar Multifamily Communities Photo Les Tirmenstein

Capitol 650, a new construction 351-unit residential community designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning and developed by Lennar Multifamily Communities is located in Milpitas, Calif. Capitol 650 sits directly across the street from the future Milpitas BART station and adjacent to the existing VTA Light Rail Station in the city of Milpitas’ Transit Area Specific Plan. Photo: Les Tirmenstein, courtesy KTGY Architecture + Planning

 

August 15, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Humphreys & Partners, KTGY, SCB, CallisonRTKL, and Perkins Eastman top the rankings of the na...

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University of Michigan’s Biological Sciences Building, 2019 Science + Technology Giants Report, Giants 300 Report, Ennead Architects, SmithGroup Photo Bruce Damonte

The University of Michigan’s Biological Sciences Building (at left) puts science on display. Its exterior cladding is made from terra cotta strips whose colors mesh with other buildings on campus. Design by Ennead Architects and SmithGroup. Photo Bruce Damonte

 

August 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The science and technology (S+T) sector is arguably the industry’s most complex because it caters...

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