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Design-build, especially as part of P3 agreements, is steadily becoming the preferred contractual delivery method for nonresidential construction. Image: FMI

January 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

FMI paper provides clues to what makes these contracts click (or not).

Net zero construction trailer brings health and wellness to the jobsite

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

January 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As AEC firms scramble to upgrade their offices to maximize occupant wellness and productivity, Pe...

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Natural disasters have been driving insurance payouts for property and casualty damages through the roof, leading insurers to reassess their coverage strategies. Image: USI

December 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new report on the property and casualty market foresees modest rate hikes for construction proj...

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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

December 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new paper from Deloitte Consulting advises companies to revise their strategies with an eye tow...

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December 17, 2018 | AIA

Architects can download a copy of the toolkit online.

December 13, 2018 |

Design firms know that just having a website and a blog aren’t enough, but social media complicat...

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December 11, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The two cities already had the greatest number of Amazon employees outside of Seattle.

December 07, 2018 | AIA

The Gold Medal honors an individual whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on...

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Additive manufacturing heads to the jobsite

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

December 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Prototype mobile 3D printing shop aims to identify additive manufacturing applications for constr...

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Photo: Warren Jagger Photography

December 06, 2018 | AIA

The award recognizes a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at leas...

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November 06, 2018 | Kohn Pedersen Fox

Following exciting current work, new commissions, and upcoming opportunities, global architecture...

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The Johnson Controls headquarters-Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China, is designed to encourage collaboration among departments and employee well-being. Image: Gensler

October 31, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its report spans the globe for trends that are impacting virtually every type of building.

October 26, 2018 | Amex

If there’s one issue that every contractor is familiar with, it’s the challenge of finishing the...

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October 26, 2018 | Amex

The construction industry is lagging behind others when it comes to digital transformation. Some...

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October 24, 2018 | Amex

Here’s how seasoned operators meet the new demand for homes, offices and new locations without dr...

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Nonresidential spending reaches new high in August

Photo: Pixabay

October 02, 2018 | ABC

Total nonresidential spending stood at $762.7 billion in August, an increase of 8.4% compared to...

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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

October 02, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Bristlecone Construction brings self-performing expertise in concrete and framing.

Upcycle, an 81,000-sf office building in Austin, Texas, reused 95% of what had been a recycling warehouse. Adaptation is one of six areas where Gensler's new report on the impact of design on the built environment focuses its recommendations. Image: Gensler

October 02, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The firm showcases its own recent projects as demonstrations for what can work in six areas.

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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S/L/A/M's merger with Frank Webb Architects could be a springboard for more aggressive national growth. Image: The S/L/A/M Collaborative

September 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The healthcare sector is one of Frank Webb Architects’ strengths.

Pocket park in Chicago

Shive-Hattery designed this pocket park in the alley between two buildings owned by Accesso Services on West Madison Street, Chicago. Photo: AJ Brown Imaging.

September 06, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The latest developments at 90 of the nation's largest architecture and architecture/engineering (...

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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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Burns & McDonnell's world headquarters, located on a 34-acre campus in South Kansas City, will be expanded by 22% with the additon of a 142,000-sf, four-story office building and a 550-slot parking deck. The firm will need more space as it beefs up its workforce to take advantage of a stronger economy. Image: Burns & McDonnell

August 29, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Favorable economic conditions spur plans to bump up hiring significantly over the next several ye...

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Oracle Corporation headquarters, Redwood Shores, Calif. Photo: Pixabay

Oracle Corporation headquarters, Redwood Shores, Calif. Photo: Pixabay

August 17, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

AEC firms continue to have angst about a tech-industry takeover of the market. One expert’s advic...

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AIA is taking various steps to help lawmakers, school officials and other stakeholders to make the connection between design and security. Image: AIA

August 14, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Institute urges the formation of a federal clearinghouse for best practices, and wants securi...

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N|V|5 Global hopes to raise more than $93 million from a public stock offering. Image: N|V|5 Global

August 10, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The proceeds could fuel more acquisitions.

A volunteer team from AECOM will be working with the nonprofit Solar Village Project to install a solar-powered water purification system that will supply the entire village of Darhi Ram, India, with clean water. The Solar Village Project is dedicated to finding sustainable solutions that provide electricity to rural areas in India and Africa. Image: AECOM

August 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A grant program backs 25 projects in 15 countries.

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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