As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. Photo: Wholetone/Wikimedia Commons.
Regional business conditions continue to thrive in the South and West
Keene (N.H.) State College hopes to meet the high standards of the AIA Architecture 2030 Challenge with a planned 350-bed living/learning residence hall, currently under design by Perkins+Will. Colleges and universities are using their construction projects to make important statements about their institutional goals and aspirations. Rendering courtesy Perkins+Will
Building Teams that want to succeed in the higher education market have to help their clients fin...read more
Prep spaces in Niagara County Community College’s Niagara Falls Culinary Institute provide future chefs with experience needed to operate foodservice venues. The institute is housed in a converted shopping mall. Photo: Tim Wilkes Photography
With capital budgets strained, renovation may be an increasingly attractive money-saving option f...read more
The west entrance of the main campus of the University of Kansas with the Chi Omega Fountain. Photo: Quasselkasper via Wikimedia Commons
The P3 concept is getting a tryout at the University of Kansas, where state funding for construct...read more
The orientation of each unit softens sun exposure, while the façade material reflects the sun's rays. Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
Hadid's scheme was inspired by the Mexican tradition of interlocking lattice geometries.
City Creek at City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: Uncle Alf via Wikimedia Commons
With asset availability declining in several sectors, rents and transactions should rise.
Gilbane says it's predicting an increase in construction spending this year. Image: Pixabay/PeterDargatz
In its Spring outlook, the construction company frets about hiring patterns that aren’t fully tak...read more
“This issue has been fraught with controversy,” said Dale McKinney, FAIA, NCARB’s President, during a press conference at the AIA Show in Atlanta. Photo: NCARB
The Council is urging state licensing boards to come up with a substitute for the pre-licensure t...read more
Cushman & Wakefield was founded in New York, N.Y., on October 31, 1917, by brothers-in-law J. Clydesdale Cushman and Bernard Wakefield. Photo courtesy Cushman & Wakefield
The combination creates an imposing competitive threat to commercial real estate service giants C...read more
Floor-to-ceiling glass separates the manufacturing floor from the open workspaces and cafe. All photos: ©Christopher Barrett, courtesy SOM
The new space will be a place for academia, industries, and civic bodies to collaborate.
Construction projects today tend to be larger nationwide. Photo: James Willamor/Flickr
A new study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that there were 5.6 million comme...read more
A new report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the construction industry added 45,000 jobs in April. Image: Pixabay
The construction industry saw an increase in jobs during the month of April after losing approxim...read more
The Design-Build Institute of America released a full set of bonds for design-build projects. Image: Pixabay/jingoba
The documents are the first of their kind to be coauthored by designers and builders.
Charlotte, N.C., topped the list for the best city to work for a small business. Image: Pixabay/tpsdave
Based on 11 criteria, Charlotte, N.C., tops the list, Youngstown, Ohio, brings up the rear.
Competition among buyers for quality firms of size in attractive growth markets is leading to favorable valuations for sellers. Image: Pixabay/Martinelle
Large deals and the convergence of design and construction are spurring M&A activity in the e...read more
Designers say the tower is inspired by things associated with Miami: fashion, sculpture, and sailboats. Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects
Designing a neighborhood from the ground-up, developers aim to create a dense, walkable district...read more
Miners and construction workers have a strong preference for alcohol, while hotel and restaurant employees generally prefer drugs to heavy drinking. Photo: Sam Metsfan/Wikimedia Commons
Construction workers are topped only by miners when it comes to heavy drinking, according to a ne...read more
The newest Construction Econmic Update from ABC revealed that nonresidential fixed investments declined during the first three months of the year. Image: Pixabay
This is the first time that nonresidential fixed investment declined since the first quarter of 2...read more
The 2015 Research Fellowship with Safdie Architects will battle the challenges of dense urbanism. Image: MBS Digital
The program, which features a theme of “dense urbanism,” encourages participants to tackle the ch...read more
Alongside the new Suntrust Park in Atlanta will be a 16-story hotel built by Omni Hotels & Resorts. Renderings: Atlanta Braves
The Omni Atlanta Northwest Hotel will feature 16 floors with 260 guest rooms and suites, rooftop...read more
Analyst IHS reported that its unlikely construction prices will rise in the next several months. Image: Pixabay
Labor and materials haven’t appreciated this year through April, according to market analyst IHS....
The U.S. Energy Information Administration said in its annual energy outlook for 2015 that the U.S. may become a main exporter of natural gas within two years. Image courtesy Pixabay/Magnascan
The U.S. Energy Information Administration foresees the U.S. becoming a net exporter of natural g...read more
The team behind this design, which is still hidden from the public, says, "The museum skyline is composed by independent volumes, highlighted by a landmark tower. These fragmented art exhibition spaces allow strong integration with outdoor display and events, while the lighthouse offers a new perspective over the city." Renderings courtesy Guggeinheim Helsinki
A custom-developed App engages an international public in the selection process.
The Waterfront, a 128-unit wood-based residential development in Stavanger, Norway, designed by AART architects and Kraftvaerk for client Kruse-Smith. This first phase was completed last July; a second phase is under construction. More than 80 firms competed for the project. Photo courtesy AART Architects
The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Bui...read more
The pentagonal concrete-and-glass structure wil be 128 feet high. Renderings courtesy Safdie Architects
The new museum near Charleston, S.C., w...read more
Three projects from around the world were selected as winners of the 2015 Holcim Awards. All renderings courtesy: Holcim Foundation
Projects from Colombia, Sri Lanka, and the U.S. were chosen by the Holcim Foundation for the impa...read more
Leopardo's 2015 Construction Economics Outlook highlights the shortages currently being faced in the industry. Image: Morgue File/Alvimann
Low oil prices have reduced the cost of construction, but not enough to offset the rise in labor...read more
With a pinnacle height of 1,775 feet, Nordstrom Tower would be one foot shorter than One World Trade Center. Rendering via New York Yimby
The latest renderings of 217 West 57th Street show a tower that would rise higher than the World...read more
A Boston developer is proposing to build an eight-story residential building along the existing wall of a former 19th-Century church, which has been vacant for five years. Rendering courtesy Finegold Alexander Architects
Former churches, many of which are sitting on prime urban real estate, are being converted into l...read more
Agriculture will be planted in a central tower inside the main structure, so that produce is protected from the harsh desert conditions. Renderings courtesy OXO Architectes
Designers aim to make the 1,476-foot tower sustainable, relying on rainwater collection, solar po...read more