The change is expected to give contractors bigger checks earlier in project timeline.
Photo courtesy Prescient
Prescient combines 5D software, clever engineering, and advanced robotics to create prefabricated...read more
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
Fluor, Clayco, Jacobs, ARCO, and Gray Construction top the rankings of the nation's largest indus...read more
Jacobs, Fluor, IPS, CRB, and SSOE head the rankings of the nation's largest industrial sector eng...read more
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.
The REACH, with three pavilions on a generous lawn, adds openness and light to this performance s...read more
Compensation for architects increased, in average, about 12% nationally from early 2017 to early 2019. Charts: AIA Compensation Report
The latest AIA report breaks down its survey data by 44 positions and 28 metros.
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
Project Open has no carbon footprint, but the six-story, solar-powered building is already leavin...read more
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
AECOM, Stantec, Ware Malcomb, FSB, and Macgregor Associates top the rankings of the nation's larg...read more
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
This and more industrial building sector trends from Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 3...read more
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.
A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occup...read more
A robust click-and-collect facility would allow customers, as well as third-party delivery vendors, faster access to merchandise. Rendering: NELSON
Where can you find the future of retail? At the intersection of experience and instant gratificat...read more
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
Suffolk, Yates Companies, AECOM, Swinerton, and Turner top the rankings of the nation's largest h...read more
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NV5, EXP, Jensen Hughes, KPFF, and Thornton Tomasetti head the rankings of the nation's largest h...read more
Gensler, WATG, HKS, HBG Design, and Steelman Partners top the rankings of the nation's largest ho...read more
AIA Board of Directors approves member-led resolution to rally architects in mitigating and adapt...read more
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
UEB Builders and Fortune-Johnson General Contractors specialize in multifamily and mixed-used dev...read more
Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, Turner, CORE Construction, and Skanska lead the rankings of the nation's...read more
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
DLR Group, PBK, Huckabee, Stantec, and VLK Architects top the rankings of the nation's largest K-...read more
Construction spending declined 0.3% in July, totaling $776 billion on a seasonally adjusted annua...read more
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
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
A new AGC-Autodesk survey finds more companies turning to technology to support their jobsites....
AGC asks for more funding for education and increased immigration to fill gaps.
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
Whiting-Turner, Turner, Holder, DPR, and Fortis top the rankings of the nation's largest data cen...read more
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
Vanderweil, ESD, kW Mission Critical, Jacobs, and EXP head the rankings of the nation's largest d...read more
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
Corgan, HDR, Gensler, AECOM, and Page top the rankings of the nation's largest data center sector...read more
Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group
From building prefab factories in the sky to incubating the next generation of AEC tech startups,...read more
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
These buildings perform functions like a medical practitioner. This and more healthcare sector tr...read more
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
The Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab allows visitors to walk through five diffe...read more
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
Humphreys & Partners, KTGY, SCB, CallisonRTKL, and Perkins Eastman top the rankings of the na...read more
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
The science and technology (S+T) sector is arguably the industry’s most complex because it caters...read more