Once a novelty, offsite construction is taking hold across the industry, as labor shortages persist, the Lean movement grows, and tech-based workflows become prevalent. Photo courtesy Katerra

Giants 300 | July 16, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

We’ve identified five emerging trends that are likely to transform the construction market in the near future.

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Market Data | March 15, 2018 | ABC

Compared to February 2017, prices are up 5.2%.

The glass facade at the National Theatre of Albania

Rendering courtesy BIG

Performing Arts Centers | March 15, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is a 3-in-1 cultural venue in downtown Tirana.

How to solve the housing crunch on college campuses

Pictured: The efficiency unit design for the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (left); research prototype by Perkins+Will (right)

Multifamily Housing | March 14, 2018 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | David Damon and John Long, Principals, Perkins+Will

A growing number of public and private academic institutions are turning to designers and architects for alternative...

March 14, 2018 | Star Building Systems |

Commercial transportation is getting more expensive, and it’s driving up the price of steel.  

Building Design+Construction named a 2018 Jesse H. Neal Award finalist in two categories


March 14, 2018 | BD+C

The Neal Awards are widely considered the “Pulitzer Prize of the business press.”

AGC: Tariff increases threaten to make many project unaffordable

Photo: Pixabay

Market Data | March 14, 2018 | AGC

Construction costs escalated in February, driven by price increases for a wide range of building materials, including...

A project team in Skanska’s Seattle office works with design partners in a Lean pull planning session for a development in downtown Seattle.
Movers+Shapers | March 14, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

For more than two decades, the Lean Construction Institute has been championing the efforts of a growing contingent o...

Codes and Standards | March 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Newer products can cut energy costs by as much as 70%.

Architects | March 14, 2018 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Nash Emrich

With the environmental movement, sustainability became a marker of innovation in design for the built environment....

Urban Planning | March 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hub will be the centerpiece of ARADA’s masterplan in Sharjah, UAE.

The DEF at night

Rendering courtesy of Leers Weinzapfel Associates

University Buildings | March 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is currently under construction.

Codes and Standards | March 13, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) voted to delay new beryllium exposure rules until May 11....

Office Building Design | March 13, 2018 | GenslerOn | Johnathan Sandler And Luke Rondel

Workplace data is being put to use by corporate service groups to provide a better employee experience and empower th...

Brisbane, Calif.-based Aditazz has raised some $40 million in venture capital since its founding in 2010. Pictured: Deepak Aatresh, Founder and CEO.

Movers+Shapers | March 13, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Aditazz asks why a building’s design can’t be automated the same way computer chips are made.

STRIVR’s VR-based immersive learning and training projects include construction site safety simulations. The startup is working with a host of clients, from the National Football League to Walmart to Emily Griffith Technical College, on custom VR programs.

Movers+Shapers | March 13, 2018 | BD+C Staff

A Stanford University startup is taking the VR industry by storm through virtual performance training and human behav...

Market Data | March 12, 2018 | AGC of America

Hourly earnings rise 3.3% as sector strives to draw in new workers.

CORE team members gather to discuss a project design

CORE team members gather to discuss a project design (l. to r.): Leland Jobson, Computational Designer; David Mans, Associate Software Developer; Margaret Wang, Applications Engineer; and Dan Reynolds, Senior Engineer, CORE studio and Specialty Structures. Left: Bess Adler/Thornton Tomasetti.

Movers+Shapers | March 12, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE studio generates ideas that lead to product spinoffs.

Office Building Design | March 12, 2018 | DLR Group Insights Blog | Alison Zeno

Thoughtful design, paired with a change management program to educate staff, can both enhance connectivity and minimi...

Codes and Standards | March 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed a seismic retrofit requirement for vulnerable steel buildings built befo...

Hershey Chocolate World in Times Square

Courtesy FRCH

Retail Centers | March 12, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

FRCH Design Worldwide designed the space.

Architects | March 09, 2018 | GS&P Dialogue | Corie Baker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC

The Fitwel certification system is relatively simple and involves registering a building on a custom scorecard.

Embr Wave on a woman's wrist

New wearable occupant-comfort technology, such as the Embr Wave from Embr Labs, could be a game changer for workplace design firms. Photo: Embr Labs

Great Solutions | March 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Embr Wave Wristband acts like a personal thermostat and could become a user-friendly component in building energy...

Contractors | March 09, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The Lean Construction Institute, one of this year’s Movers+Shapers, has been sponsoring valuable research recently....

Steel Construction and Products | March 09, 2018 | AGC of America

Independent studies suggest the construction industry could lose nearly 30,000 jobs as a result of administration's n...

March 08, 2018 | Elizabeth Cotton |

The benefits of neutrality and natural light

Adaptive Reuse | March 08, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Memphis-based engineering firm OGCB and contractor Grinder Tabor Grinder led the removal of 54 million lb of concrete...

Market Data | March 08, 2018 | Hinge Blog | Karl Feldman

It’s time to take a comprehensive look at your plans and figure out the best way to get from Point A to Point B.

Codes and Standards | March 08, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Almost 50% more zero energy commercial buildings under construction in 2017.

The winery built into the hill

Rendering courtesy Pierattelli Architetture

Industrial Facility | March 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The winery is entirely underground.

Codes and Standards | March 07, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Favorable comparison to 2013 standard for commercial buildings.

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