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6 must reads for the AEC industry today: October 12, 2020

4 challenges of realizing BIM's value for an owner and Florida office property is designed for a post-Covid world.

October 12, 2020 |

1. Gensler’s annual report chronicles the firm’s ‘transformation’ (BD+C) 
"Titled “A Time For Transformation,” the 101-page report catalogues how the industry’s largest architecture firm—whose revenue totaled $1.55 billion last year, its 55th in business—has addressed events that, sometimes, were beyond its control."

2. 4 challenges of realizing BIM's value for an owner (Proving Ground) 
"In recent years, we have found our consulting practice engaging more and more with owners that are questioning the value of BIM and how they can make use of potentially data-rich BIM assets."

3. New Florida office property is designed for a post-Covid-19 world (BD+C)
The Class A office park will offer the flexibility of two to three buildings with entitlements totaling up to 300,000 sf, five parking spots for every 1,000 sf, proximity to both workforce and executive housing, and options for nearby shopping and dining."

4. New Consigli poll tracks subs’ material and labor pricing risks (BD+C) 
"From that polling, Consigli considers HVAC and electrical trades to be at the greatest risk for price increases, based on their projected percentage of a project’s total cost. The firm elaborates that there is potential for price hikes in copper tubing and small-bore pipe, as well as lighting fixtures, copper and PVC, and distribution equipment."

5. One of the few Class A office buildings in New York’s East Harlem should start construction early next year (BD+C)
"Gensler designed Harlem Headquarters with 56,000-sf floor plates that can be divided into three zones, so layouts can be customized for tenants, says Rose Disarno, Associate and Design Lead at Gensler’s New York office. Each space will have access to its own terrace outside."

6. The Weekly show: Statue of Liberty Museum, emotional learning in K-12, LA's climate change vulnerability (BD+C)
"This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Buro Happold, FXCollaborative, Perkins and Will, Phelps Construction, and Statue of Liberty–Ellis Island Foundation



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