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.
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December 16, 2013 | Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

Overall, construction materials prices fell 0.5 percent in November and are up only 1.1 percent y...

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December 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a dual fire-CO detector to an aspiration-sensing fire alarm, BD+C editors present a roundup...

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December 13, 2013 | AIA

The research looks at the health of eight U.S. cities and lays out a path for translating the res...

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The new prototype's open, social lobby space was designed to create a comfortabl
December 11, 2013 | Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

The extended-stay hotel prototype reduces development costs by 46% for franchisees and enhances t...

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December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...

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Pedia-Pod was clad in architectural wall panels in varying shades of blue, creat
December 10, 2013 | Laurie Robert, Vice President, NRB

Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia was the site of a unique display—Pedia-Pod, a modular pediatric t...

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Cumberland Universitys Learning Commons was created with a limited budget throu
December 10, 2013 | Wendell D. Brown, AIA, LEED AP, Earl Swensson Associates

In this era of scaled-down budgets, maximized efficiencies, new learning methods and social media...

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The panels of La Mtaphone were selected for their acoustical as well as structu
December 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

La Métaphone, a concert hall in Ognies, France, is a 1,980-sm facility with the unique characteri...

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December 04, 2013 | HOK

Dubai has been chosen as the site of the 2020 World Expo. HOK led the design team that developed...

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JE Dunn uses pop-up WiFi stations and weatherproof computer kiosks (pictured) to
December 04, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Construction giant JE Dunn is saving millions in cost avoidances by implementing a custom, cloud-...

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December 03, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Daytona International Speedway is zooming ahead on the largest renovation in the Florida venu...

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December 03, 2013 | Patrick Duke, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

When setting up a capital project plan, it's one thing to have the data, but quite another to hav...

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December 03, 2013 | AIA

Current federal contracting laws are discouraging talented architects from competing for federal...

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December 03, 2013 | AGC

An unusual surge in public construction in October pushed total construction spending to its high...

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Rooms at Childrens Medical Center in Dallas were designed for universal patient
November 27, 2013 | CBRE Healthcare

Pediatric hospitals face many of the same concerns as their adult counterparts. Inpatient bed dem...

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November 27, 2013 | BIG

The winning submission by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and A+ Architecture mixes urban pavement and...

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November 27, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Forty-six percent of the respondents to an exclusive BD+C survey of AEC professionals re...

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November 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors present a roundup of the latest technologies and applications in exterior wall syste...

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The dance/rehearsal studio at Indiana Universitys IU Cinema, an example of high
November 27, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editors

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the environmental, economic, and market pressures affecti...

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The conversion of an 11th floor courtroom into SBA offices under a GSA IDIQ Desi
November 26, 2013 | Lisa Cooley, LEED AP

Any project can benefit from the collaborative spirit and cooperative relationships embodied by d...

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November 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Kieran Timberlake and PE International have developed Tally, an analysis tool to help BIM users k...

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November 20, 2013 | Linda M. Gabel, AAHID, IIDA

Freestanding pediatric facilities have operational and physical characteristics that differ from...

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November 20, 2013 | AIA

Following three months of accelerating demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Inde...

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The Rady Childrens Hospital in San Diego is an example of a facility on the cut
November 18, 2013 | Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ACHA, AAHID, LEED AP

As more time and money is devoted to neonatal and pediatric research, evidence-based design is pl...

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The 135,000-sf, LEED Gold-certified Weitz Center for Creativity at Minnesotas C
November 15, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Academic institutions have been testing the limits of energy-conserving technologies, devising ne...

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November 15, 2013 | Marsh

Pricing for contractors general liability, project-specific general liability, umbrella and exces...

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The Iowa Utilities Board/Office of Consumer Advocate building, in Des Moines, ea
November 13, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

With the economy picking up, many stalled government contracts are reaching completion and earnin...

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South view, Renzo Piano Pavilion, September 2013. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
November 13, 2013 | Kimbell Art Museum

The $135 million, 101,130-sf colonnaded pavilion by the famed architect opens later this month. ...

November 12, 2013 | Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle research reveals a four-point “new look” for the post-recession construction i...

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November 08, 2013 | Curtis Skolnick, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare facilities, especially our nation's hospitals, have steadily become larger over the pa...

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