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Industrial building sector construction, while healthy, might also be flattening

For all the hoopla about the ecommerce boom and “last mile” order fulfillment driving demand for more warehouse and manufacturing space, construction of industrial buildings actually declined over the past five years, albeit marginally by 2.1% to $27.3 billion in 2022, according to estimates by IBIS World. Still, construction in this sector remains buzzy.



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Top 90 Industrial Sector Engineering + EA Firms for 2022

Jacobs, Integrated Project Services, Burns & McDonnell, and Kimley-Horn head the ranking of the nation's largest industrial facility sector engineering and engineering/architecture (EA) firms for 2022, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2022 Giants 400 Report.


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Top 95 Industrial Sector Architecture + AE Firms for 2022

Ware Malcomb, Stantec, Haskell, and Macgregor Associates Architects top the ranking of the nation's largest industrial facility sector architecture and architecture/engineering (AE) firms for 2022, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2022 Giants 400 Report.

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BD+C's coverage of the U.S. industrial building sector includes the design and construction of warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities.  

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The EV charger station market is appealing to investors and developers, large and small

The latest entry, The StackCharge, is designed to make recharging time seem shorter.

Multifamily Housing | MG2 | Jun 21, 2022

Two birds, one solution: Can we solve urban last-mile distribution and housing challenges at the same time?

When it comes to the development of both multifamily housing and last-mile distribution centers, particularly in metropolitan environments, each presents its own series of challenges and hurdles. One solution: single-use structures.

Industrial Facilities | May 19, 2022

A steady increase in new self-storage space is meeting growing need in large metros and their suburbs

Rent Café’s study projects a 9 percent bump in the nation’s existing inventory.

Adaptive Reuse | May 18, 2022

An auto plant in Detroit to get a retread as mixed-use housing

Fisher 21 Lofts could be the largest minority-led redevelopment in the city’s history.

Industrial Facilities | Apr 30, 2022

CapRock Partners taps into industrial space demand

The investment firm is committed to building 15 million sf of warehouses.

Industrial Facilities | Apr 14, 2022

JLL's take on the race for industrial space

In the previous decade, the inventory of industrial space couldn’t keep up with demand that was driven by the dual surges of the coronavirus and online shopping. Vacancies declined and rents rose. JLL has just published a research report on this sector called “The Race for Industrial Space.” Mehtab Randhawa, JLL’s Americas Head of Industrial Research, shares the highlights of a new report on the industrial sector's growth.

Industrial Facilities | Apr 6, 2022

Development underway for Missouri’s largest logistics park

Hunt Midwest envisions 27 buildings will be completed over the next 10 years.

Industrial Facilities | Apr 1, 2022

Robust demand strains industrial space supply

JLL’s latest report finds a shift toward much larger buildings nearer urban centers, which fetch higher rents.

Design Trends | BD+C University Course | Jan 24, 2022

Design and construction of cannabis facilities

Industry experts offer advice on what it takes to design and build cannabis facilities.

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