This is the first in a series by Lance Hosey, FAIA, on how automation is disrupting design and co...read more
The 12x60-foot Net Zero Jobsite Trailer debuted in November at the Greenbuild show in Chicago. It features a super-insulated shell and many of the comforts of a traditional office workspace. Photo: ©2018 Ballogg Photography
As AEC firms scramble to upgrade their offices to maximize occupant wellness and productivity, Pe...read more
Natural disasters have been driving insurance payouts for property and casualty damages through the roof, leading insurers to reassess their coverage strategies. Image: USI
A new report on the property and casualty market foresees modest rate hikes for construction proj...read more
The ability of EC firms to capture, understand, and apply from all kinds of sources—including their job sites—is critical to their being able to deliver buildings for smarter cities in the future. Image: Deloitte Consulting
A new paper from Deloitte Consulting advises companies to revise their strategies with an eye tow...read more
A 21-foot-long shipping container houses a mobile additive manufacturing “toolbox” that includes two Panasonic robots that can 3D print, weld, cut, and polish. The unit’s transportability to jobsites could make it ideal for producing bespoke spare parts in the field. Courtesy of Autodesk
Prototype mobile 3D printing shop aims to identify additive manufacturing applications for constr...read more
If there’s one issue that every contractor is familiar with, it’s the challenge of finishing the...read more
The construction industry is lagging behind others when it comes to digital transformation. Some...read more
Here’s how seasoned operators meet the new demand for homes, offices and new locations without dr...read more
Total nonresidential spending stood at $762.7 billion in August, an increase of 8.4% compared to...read more
One of Bristlecone Construction’s recent projects is Ogden Street Flats, a 29-unit, $8.4 million apartment building in Denver that will integrate an existing 1930s auto shop with the new five-story structure. Bristlecone will complete the concrete and framing, and provide General Contracting Services. Rendering: Range Design and Architecture
Bristlecone Construction brings self-performing expertise in concrete and framing.
New research from the SMPS Foundation explores the known principles and most recent research surr...read more
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.
From 5D estimating tools to interactive punch lists, the nation’s largest construction and constr...read more
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
Skender launches an advanced manufacturing division. Katerra ups its bet on modular. Prefabricati...read more
Contractor pays $250,000 in back wages in Dept. of Labor enforcement action.
In the first half of 2018, venture capital firms invested $1.05 billion in global construction te...read more
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
The construction industry is already feeling the effects of the recent tariffs, not only with hig...read more
Analysis of 15 major metros shows the average rent in central business districts was $43.48/sf fo...read more
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
We’ve identified five emerging trends that are likely to transform the construction market in the...read more
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
The Summit hotel and conference center is a converted parking garage that was once a factory....
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
BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...read more
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.
KTGY Architecture + Planning keeps pushing the boundaries of multifamily housing design in the U....read more
Photo: Howard County Library System/Geoffrey S. Baker
Beyond lending books and DVDs, the Elkridge (Md.) branch library loans household tools like ladde...read more