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.
We’ve entered the golden age of brain science, but what does it means for AEC firms?

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September 14, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director 

New research from the SMPS Foundation explores the known principles and most recent research surr...

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HITT Contracting’s Co|Lab facility, set to open next summer, will be dedicated to testing products and ideas that will have a direct impact on the building industry. Designed by William McDonough + Partners, the cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure will serve as an exhibit, telling the story of mass timber buildings, living walls, and HITT’s application of VDC methodology and tools on the project. Courtesy HITT Contracting.

September 05, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

From 5D estimating tools to interactive punch lists, the nation’s largest construction and constr...

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Contractors position in place one of 92 prefabricated exterior panels that were installed for a 12-story hotel in Boston in 13 working days.  Image: Island Exterior Fabricators

August 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Skender launches an advanced manufacturing division. Katerra ups its bet on modular. Prefabricati...

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July 31, 2018 |

Contractor pays $250,000 in back wages in Dept. of Labor enforcement action.

July 30, 2018 | JLL

In the first half of 2018, venture capital firms invested $1.05 billion in global construction te...

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Are we facing a new era in Foreign Direct Investment?

Chinese acquisitions and investments in the U.S. fell 92% in the first five months of this year, according to consulting and research firm Rhodium Group. Photo: Pixabay

July 17, 2018 | Brian Gallagher, Vice President of Marketing, O’Neal, Inc.

The construction industry is already feeling the effects of the recent tariffs, not only with hig...

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Transwestern report: Office buildings near transit earn 65% higher lease rates

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July 17, 2018 | Transwestern

Analysis of 15 major metros shows the average rent in central business districts was $43.48/sf fo...

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Once a novelty, offsite construction is taking hold across the industry, as labor shortages persist, the Lean movement grows, and tech-based workflows become prevalent. Photo courtesy Katerra

July 16, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

We’ve identified five emerging trends that are likely to transform the construction market in the...

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Work, park, live: Inside Cincinnati’s parking garage turned lifestyle hotel

The Summit, a 426,000-sf hotel in Cincinnati, is the first to be designed from scratch by its owner-operator, Dolce Hotel and Resorts by Wyndham. Its nine-story atrium, surrounded by glass elevators, allowed the Building Team to redistribute the building’s weight loads and give the hotel more height. Photo: Mike Howard Photography

July 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Summit hotel and conference center is a converted parking garage that was once a factory.

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Watch all 19 Accelerate Live! talks on demand

In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C

June 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...

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MacDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev.: Multifamily visionaries: KTGY’s extraordinary expectations

The aptly named Vu at MacDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev., provides a stunning view of the Las Vegas strip, 15 miles to the northwest. KTGY Architecture + Planning mounted 102 luxury townhomes on a hilly site in the exclusive MacDonald Highlands community for Christopher Homes. The Vu has already received two major honors this year, a BALA Award and a Nationals Award. Photo: © Studio J Inc.

June 13, 2018 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

KTGY Architecture + Planning keeps pushing the boundaries of multifamily housing design in the U....

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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), HMC’s Eric Car... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), a trio of expe... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), HOK’s Greg Sc... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), SOM’s Lucas Tr... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), data expert Ca... read more
New library offers a one-stop shop for what society is craving: hands-on learning

Photo: Howard County Library System/Geoffrey S. Baker

June 01, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Beyond lending books and DVDs, the Elkridge (Md.) branch library loans household tools like ladde...

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May 30, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), AEC technophil... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), building syste... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), architect and... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), Skender CEO Ma... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), micro-building... read more
America’s fastest-growing cities: San Antonio, Phoenix lead population growth

San Antonio, Texas, tops the list with the largest population gain with an increase of over 24,200 people, an average of 66 people per day between 2016 and 2017. Photo: Pixabay

May 29, 2018 | U.S. Census Bureau

San Antonio added 24,208 people between July 2016 and July 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau...

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In recent years, the general contractor Swinerton has become a major player in the construction, operation, and maintenance of solar power plants. Image: Swinerton

May 27, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Renewable energy is the kind of higher-margin business sector into which this GC has been expandi...

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May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), two of CannonD... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), ZGF Architect... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), embassy design... read more

Entering jobsite data manually is still a surprisingly common practice for many contractor companies. Image: TrackVia

May 05, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new survey also finds managers and executives collecting and managing their work information on...

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May 03, 2018 | Lodging Econometrics

We expect the Pipeline to continue its modest growth through 2018. 

Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine will increase its clinical space by 60% through a renovation and addition that are being conducted while the school stays open and continues to offer its services to students and the community. Image: SmithGroupjjr

April 26, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A major renovation and addition are scheduled to minimize operational disruption.

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