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Spending on lodging construction, like the expansive renovation of the Intercontinental New York Barclay pictured above, should increase by 10.8% to $23.4 billion in 2016. Total spending on nonresidential building is projected to grow this year by 13.7% to $439.2 billion, according to Gilbane. Image: Shawmut Design and Construction

February 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.

DBIA disputes study claiming design-build projects often delivered on time, over budget

Photo: Atomische * Tom Giebel/Creative Commons

February 10, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Says study did not account for owner-initiated scope changes.

 

Architect faces 21-month to 6-year prison sentence for VA medical center contract conspiracy

Photo: Pixabay

February 09, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Admits to using inside information to gain VA contracts in Cleveland

 

London’s ’shadowless’ towers

Developed by NBBJ’s London office using design computation techniques, the No-Shadow Tower is a dual-tower scheme that utilizes the façade from one tower to effectively “erase” the shadows created by the second tower by redirecting sunlight. All renderings courtesy NBBJ

February 05, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Editor

Using advanced design computation, a design team demonstrates how to ‘erase’ a building’s shadows...

Photo Credit: William Lesch, Lori Carroll, Esthela J. Celya

February 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Floating vanities, tricked-out showers, and freestanding tubs highlight the top bathroom design t...

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ABC: Nonresidential spending falls again in December

Construction in Indianpolis. Photo: sciondriver/Creative Commons.

February 02, 2016 | ABC

For a second consecutive month, 12 of 16 nonresidential subsectors experienced spending decreases...

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Photo Credit: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD

February 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...

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ABC: Tepid GDP growth a sign construction spending may sputter

Construction in Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: albedo20/Creative Commons.

February 01, 2016 | ABC

Though the economy did not have a strong ending to 2015, the data does not suggest that nonreside...

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Understanding the value of physical due diligence

Aged HVAC unit on a large commercial complex in Muskegon, Mich. All photos: WJE

January 29, 2016 | Ross J. Smith, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, CDT

Physical inspections can range widely by discipline, level of detail, and the resulting deliverab...

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Rendering courtesy of World War One Centennial Commission

January 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Joe Weishaar and sculptor Sabin Howard were selected from among five finalists and over 350 entri...

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2015 was a record year for mergers and acquisitions in the AE industry [infographic]

Domestic deals were up, while international deals were down. Source: Morrissey Goodale

January 28, 2016 | Morrissey Goodale

Consulting firm Morrissey Goodale tracked a record 234 sales of U.S.-based A/E firms last year....

NCARB to rename the Intern Development Program

Aspiring architects can learn from Santiago Calatrava, the man who designed L'Hemisfèric at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. Photo: Diego Delso/Wikimedia Commons.

January 27, 2016 | NCARB

This June, the program designed to guide aspiring architects through the early stages of their ca...

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HOK promotes Bill Hellmuth to chief executive

Along with Parsons Brinckerhoff, HOK designed the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), a facility that has won numerous architectural awards. Photo: Jay Stewart/Creative Commons.

January 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hellmuth is set to replace Patrick MacLeamy, who will remain as the firm’s chairman.

Rendering: Millerhare

January 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a...

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Image/ Visualization by Luxigon

January 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The single-story structure is designed for sustainability as well as function.

Rendering: Nike

January 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The expansion looks to combine design elements inspired by human movement, speed, and the strengt...

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Photo: Pixabay

January 20, 2016 | AIA

While volatility persists, architecture firms reported healthy performance for 2015.

EHDD’s Monterey Bay Aquarium wins AIA Twenty-five Year Award

Photo: © Bruce Damonte

January 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The aquarium set new technical standards for the building type, which still influence today, such...

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Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., is one of myriad construction projects that Clark Construction has been hired to build over the past several decades. The company's ownership has been sold to a group of senior-level executives. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

January 15, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The death of its founder last year set the wheels of this transition in motion. 

Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Photo: Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons

January 15, 2016 | AIA

Morphosis' Perot Museum and Studio Gang's WMS Boathouse are among the projects to win AIA's highe...

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Economists continue to debate whether the U.S. economy will be more resilient than other nations and thrive, or limp along for the next several years. Image courtesy Pixabay

January 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Strong job growth and dwindling consumer debt give rise to hope.

‘Socially engaged’ architect Alejandro Aravena named 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Alejandro Aravena. Photo by Cristobal Palma

January 13, 2016 | The Hyatt Foundation and BD+C Staff

Known for his inventive social housing initiatives in his native Chile, Aravena epitomizes the re...

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5 ways to handle conflict during construction

Courtesy Pixabay

January 13, 2016 | John Jozwick

Rider Levett Bucknall's John Jozwick has five ways to curb disputes and prevent the situation fro...

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Will a notable credential make students preparing for construction jobs more marketable?

Courtesy Pixabay

January 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Zenith Education Group thinks so, as nine of its campuses offer training certification from the N...

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Novum Structures will pay $3 million to settle violations of ‘Buy American’ regulations

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Mo. Novum Structures worked on the project. Photo: Nightryder84/Wikimedia Commons.

January 11, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Wisconsin design and construction firm charged with repackaging materials from foreign sources....

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Ollie at Carmel Place in New York offers its renters furnished apartments and a host of hospitality services. Photo courtesy Ollie

January 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The co-living platform Ollie is leasing its initial building, in New York, with housekeeping and...

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Shepley Bulfinch develops elegant design solution to address behavioral issues in emergency departments

Floor plan: Shepley Bulfinch

January 06, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

ED scheme allows staff to isolate unruly patients and visitors in a secure area.

Census Bureau revises 10 years’ worth of construction spending figures

Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons.

January 06, 2016 | Construction Equipment Magazine

The largest revisions came in the last two years and were largely upward.

Majority of AEC firms saw growth in 2015, remain optimistic for 2016

Courtesy Pixabay

January 05, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

By all indications, 2015 was another solid year for U.S. architecture, engineering, and construct...

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San Diego's skyline is being transformed by new office, hotel, and residential building projects. Photo courtesy Pixabay

January 04, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The city's emission-reduction plan could drive influx into downtown

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