Contractors

Bringing the concepts of architects, engineers, and clients to life often requires problem-solving and compromise, and always requires hard work on the contractor’s part. Keeping construction within the allotted budget and up to the rest of the building team’s standards requires a combination of extensive technical and product knowledge.
How the new EC3 tool raises the bar on collective action

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator helps building teams evaluate a project’s overall embodied carbon emissions during design and procurement decision making.

   

January 10, 2020 | Donald Davies, President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Nearly 50 AEC industry organizations partnered to develop the groundbreaking Embodied Carbon in C...

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Pepper Construction Group CEO J. David Pepper, 59, passes away

David Pepper led Pepper Construction from 2003.

    

December 30, 2019 | Pepper Construction

Pepper was a long-time leader of one of the largest Midwest general contractors who lived his lif...

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Top Window and Door Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Pella’s Rolscreen retractable screen and NanaWall’s HSW single-track sliding glass wall are among...

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Top Structural Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Inpro’s Fireline 140 fire barrier and Owens Corning’s Foamglas cellular glass insulation are amon...

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101 Top Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...

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Top Plumbing Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Sloan's CX Flushometer and Zip Water's HydroTap are among the eight plumbing products to make ...

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Top Interior Building Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Arktura's Delta Drop ceiling and CertainTeed's Decoustics Rondolo wood panels are among the 13 ne...

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Top Glass and Glazing Products for 2019 101 Top Products Building Design+Construction
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

SageGlass's Harmony dynamic glass and Vitro Architectural Glass's Acuity low-iron glass are among...

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Top Flooring Products for 2019 101 Top Products Interface Look Both Ways collection
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Tarkett’s aviation-inspired flooring collection and J+J Flooring’s textile composite flooring are...

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Top Building Systems Products for 2019 Flos Architectural 101 Top Products report
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

FabricAir’s ceiling-hung fabric duct and Ellumi Lighting’s bacteria-killing lights are among the...

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Sto StoColor Dryonic, 101 Top Products for 2019
December 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...

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Koloa Landing, Hawaii. One of Layton Construction's signature projects.

December 09, 2019 |

Merger will expand both firms’ geographic reach and services.

WSP created a VR model with all the sensor data displayed as real time information that’s visible through VR goggles. Image: WSP USA

WSP created a VR model with all the sensor data displayed as real time information that’s visible through VR goggles. Image: WSP USA

   

December 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

AEC firms are finally putting to use project information they’ve been storing in their computers...

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 What building owners and AEC teams need to know about New York’s Climate Mobilization Act

Photo: Hoffmann Architects

  

December 02, 2019 | Alison B. Hoffmann, Hoffmann Architects, Inc.

On April 18, 2019, the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a suite of laws...

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Multifamily construction market remains strong heading into 2020

“Multifamily and Senior/Assisted Living have been two of the hottest markets for proposal activity for quite some time,” says PSMJ’s Greg Hart.

   

November 07, 2019 | PSMJ Resources

Fewer than one in 10 AEC firms doing multifamily work reported a decrease in proposal activity in...

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This schematic shows how the family of Construction Manager as Constructor contracts works as a delivery method. Images: AIA

November 05, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The revised documents refine how CMs serve as general contractors or project advisers.

Bernita Beikmann, AIA, HKS, speaking at LCI Congress 2019

Bernita Beikmann, AIA, EDAC, LSSBB, Chief Process Officer and Principal with HKS, speaking at LCI Congress 2019. Photo: courtesy LCI / Craig Huey Photography

   

October 29, 2019 | Bernita Beikmann, AIA, EDAC, LSSBB, Chief Process Officer, HKS

More than 1,600 Lean experts gathered in Texas this month for LCI Congress 2019. Here are key tak...

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Top 55 Airport Sector Construction Firms for 2019

Photo: Pexels

   

October 25, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Hensel Phelps, AECOM, Turner, Skanska, and PCL top the rankings of the nation's largest airport t...

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Top 80 Retail Construction Firms for 2019 Nike Store on 5th Ave. in New York City. Photo by Jonathan Morefield

Nike Store on 5th Ave. in New York City. Photo by Jonathan Morefield

      

October 24, 2019 | BD+C Staff

PCL, VCC, Whiting-Turner, Shawmut, and W.E. O'Neil top the rankings of the nation's largest retai...

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Erik Smithson, a project manager with Turner Construction in Nashville, shares his experiences with middle school students. Turner and the local Chamber of Commerce run a two-week program that gives teachers insights into the construction industry. Image: Turner Construction

October 24, 2019 |

Turner uses one of its jobsites in Nashville to immerse middle-school teachers in the ins and out...

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A new report on how contractors collect and use jobsite data is based on responses from 187 companies. Image: Dodge Data & Analytics.

October 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Research focused on five key types of data: project progress, manhours, productivity, safety, and...

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SMPS report tracks how AEC firms are utilizing marketing technology tools

Photo: Pexels

   

October 11, 2019 | Amy Collins, FSMPS, CPSM, Facilities Business Line Marketing Manager, Gannett Fleming

With thousands of MarTech tools and apps on the market, design and construction firms are struggl...

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Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center, Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, Heart failure clinics

Heart failure clinics, like the one that just opened at Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, are helping to reduce fatalities causes by heart disease. Images: HED

   

October 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An example of this building trend recently opened at Beaumont Hospital near Ann Arbor, Mich.

Top Convention Center Contractors Firms Clark - Miami Beach Convention Center Expansion & Renovation

Miami Beach Convention Center Expansion & Renovation. Photo courtesy Clark Group

   

October 03, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Lendlease, Turner, Clark, and Webcor top the rankings of the nation's largest convention center s...

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Top Cultural Sector Construction Firms for 2019 MilwaukeeLibrary3

Milwaukee Public Library Mitchell Street Branch, designed by HGA. The library was created from the former Hills Department Store originally built in 1919. Photo courtesy HGA

   

October 03, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Whiting-Turner, Turner, PCL, Clark Group, and Gilbane top the rankings of the nation's largest cu...

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2019 Cultural Facilities Giants Report Macalester_University

Macalester College’s new Theater, Dance, and Classroom building in St. Paul, Minn., designed by HGA, includes a flexible performance space that allows for different seating and performance configurations. Photo: Courtesy HGA

   

October 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor 

The future of libraries is less about being quiet and more about hands-on learning and face-to-fa...

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Additive manufacturing goes mainstream in the industrial sector

Image by ZMorph3D from Pixabay

   

September 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More manufacturers now include this production process in their factories.

Illinois law sets maximum retainage on private projects

Photo: Pixabay

   

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

Photo courtesy Prescient

   

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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