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.

A dramatic, three-story wood sculpture of North Carolina State University’s wolf mascot highlights the central atrium of the school’s $120 million Talley Student Union in Raleigh, N.C. On the Building Team: Duda Paine Architects (design architect), Cooper Carry (interior architect), Stewart, Inc. (SE), Stanford White (MEP), Kimley-Horn & Associates (CE), and Rodgers Builders/Russell/Dayeco (joint CM). Photo courtesy of Rodgers Builders.

August 10, 2016 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Budget constraints are compelling some public institutions to pursue alternative methods of finan...

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Westcott Building Auditorium at Florida State University. Photo: Pixabay

August 09, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co, and Skanska USA top Building Design+C...

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August 04, 2016 | Bluebeam

Bluebeam users inspire technological change through shared insights and training at three-day eve...

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Battery Park City, New York City, New York. Photo: Gryffindor, Creative Commons

August 04, 2016 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor 

To address the affordability problem and attract tenants, owners and developers are experimenting...

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CallisonRTKL designed 2929 Weslayan, a 40-story, 254-unit apartment tower in the River Oaks area of Houston, for PM Realty Group. The LEED Gold residence employs rainwater harvesting and performance-based energy modeling. Also on the Building Team: Faulkner Design Group (interior design), Brockette Davis Drake Consulting Engineers (SE), Bury Partners (CE). Blum Consulting Engineers (MEP), Scott Oldner Lighting Design, Studio Outside (landscape architect), and Jordan Foster Construction (general contractor). Photo courtesy CallisonRTKL 

August 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Lendlease, Suffolk Construction Co., and Clark Group top Building Design+Construction’s annual ra...

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The Chespapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, Virginia Beach, Va., is only the eleventh building to earn Living Building Challenge status. It generated 83% more energy than it used over the past year and treats rainwater so that it is drinkable. SmithGroupJJR led the Building Team: Skanska (owner’s rep), A+F Engineering (SE), WPL (CE), Biohabitats (water treatment), The Façade Group (BECx), and Hourigan Construction (GC). Photo: Prakash Patel / courtesty SmithGroupJJR

August 03, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AEC leaders in green building are stepping up to a higher level of innovation and to be a green l...

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AES Corporation Headquarters, Arlington, Va.Building Team: OPX, PLLC (architect), AES Corporation (owner), Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc. (GC), Blue Moon Engineering (MEP), SK&A (SE). Photo: Judy Davis / HD Photo

August 03, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Clark Group, and Hensel Phelps top Building Design+Construction’s annual...

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LEx Labs prototype classroom, Huckabee

LEx Labs prototype classroom, a joint venture of design firm Huckabee, Baylor University, and an education service center. Photo courtesy Huckabee

August 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Space flexibility is critical to classroom design. Spaces have to be adaptable, even allowing for...

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Charleston Catholic School, KSQ Design

Charleston (S.C.) Catholic School Upper School Addition and Sacred Heart Church Renovation, designed by KSQ Design. Photo courtesy KSQ Design

August 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, and Core Construction head Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking...

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Top 45 Airport Terminal Construction and CM Firms

Construction at Charlotte International Airport. Photo: Christopher Tran/Wikimedia Commons.

July 29, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Hensel Phelps generated more than $660 million in revenue last year to earn the top spot on BD+C’...

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Turner turns to design-build, P3, Lean practices, and engineering services BDC Giants

Rendering depicts the $114 million Center for Cyber Security Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. The project is being delivered by the design-build team of Turner and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Turner tapped its Turner Engineering Group to consult on the project. Since launching in 2015, TEG has expanded its services to include design peer review. Courtesy SOM. Click here to enlarge.

July 27, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Design-build has accounted for a notable portion of Turner’s work over the last few years.

Construction in Seattle. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons.

July 27, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction spending is up this year and is expected to continue to increase through 2017. But, ...

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Top 70 Construction Management Firms

Hill International provided construction management services for the building of the Flame Towers in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photo: Francisco Anzola/Creative Commons.

July 27, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Hill International, Jacobs, and JLL head Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of the large...

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Top 115 Contractor Firms BDC Giants 2016

Suffolk Construction is the general contractor for the MiamiCentral station project in Miami. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Wikimedia Commons.

July 27, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Turner Construction, Whiting-Turner Contracting, Fluor, and Skanska top Building Design+Construct...

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A rendering of Seaport San Diego, a redevelopment of a 70-acre waterfront property. A 480-foot-tall observation tower would be one of this district's main attractions. Image: Seaport San Diego

July 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its developers envision a thriving business, education, and entertainment district, highlighted b...

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Photo courtesy Corgan

July 19, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Now in its 40th year, BD+C’s annual Giants 300 report ranks AEC firms by discipline and across mo...

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The new stadium and mixed-use project for the Los Angeles Rams. Renderings courtesy LA Rams.

July 18, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 70,000-seat stadium will be ready by the 2019 NFL season. The surrounding mixed-use developme...

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Construction in New York City. Photo: Jeffrey Zeldman/Creative Commons.

July 15, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

‘Sick and tired’ of lawbreaking contractors defining public perception.

 

OhioHealth Neuroscience Institute at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Building Team: NBBJ (architect), Korda (SE/MEP), Dynamix (MEP), EMH&T (CE), and Whiting-Turner/Corna Kokosing (CM). Photos courtesy Ohio CTC. Click here to enlarge.

 

July 12, 2016 | Tom Garske, Jennifer Horvath, Ed Keener, Stephen Metz, Jeff Ortman, Randy Sleeper, Kurt Smith, and Monica Wangler | Ohio Construction Transformation Consortium

Experts explain the benefits of DA, a process where the subcontractors are retained to assist oth...

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Construction in Miami in July 2016. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.

July 11, 2016 | Tom Garske, Jennifer Horvath, Ed Keener, Stephen Metz, Jeff Ortman, Randy Sleeper, Kurt Smith, and Monica Wangler | Ohio Construction Transformation Consortium

Common concerns about DA include lack of familiarity, obtaining competitive pricing, and design l...

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A new report by McKinsey & Co. states that the world's construction industry will be able to keep up with reconstruction demands by adopting digital technology at all levels of project management and communication with Building Team partners. Image: Pixabay

July 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new McKinsey report identifies five trends the industry should latch onto more broadly.

Infrastructure investment, led by transit-oriented projects, is driving economic growth in many of America's largest cities. Image: Transwestern

July 04, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Competitiveness and economic development are at stake for cities, says Transwestern.

Chicago contractor found guilty of fraud on city’s requirement on minority-owned businesses

Construction in Chicago. Photo: Paul Morgan/Creative Commons.

June 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Alleged to have been sham business in bid to win city public works contract.

 

The chart above shows year-over-year (Q1 2016 v. Q1 2015) changes in regional construction backlogs. Most contractors are satisfied with the amount of work they have currently. But bigger firms with more robust workforces can expand their backlogs. Image: Associated Builders and Contractors

June 21, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Large companies that can attract talent are better able to commit to more work, according to a na...

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Steel rods. Photo: PortlandBolt/Creative Commons.

June 16, 2016 | ABC

Nonresidential construction price gains were largely driven by iron and steel prices and steel mi...

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VERTICAL INTEGRATOR: How Brooklyn’s Alloy LLC evolved from an architecture firm into a full-fledged development company

Jared Della Valle, President of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Alloy LLC

June 14, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Led by an ambitious President and a CEO with deep pockets, Alloy LLC's six entities control the e...

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Photo: Pixabay

June 13, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Inaugural 2.5-day event will convene 125+ leading AEC women in Dana Point, Calif., November 9-11,...

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Photo: Pixabay

June 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The good news: the length and value of disputes in the U.S. fell last year, according to latest A...

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JLL Report: Retail renovation drives construction growth in 2016

Construction of the Sky 19 Plaza in Bismarck, N.D. in 2016. Photo: Consolidated Construction/Creative Commons

June 03, 2016 | JLL

Retail construction projects were up nearly 25% year-over-year, and the industrial and office con...

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