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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.  

Movers+Shapers | Jun 16, 2016

THE PANAMAX EFFECT: Panama Canal expansion could trigger an East Coast construction boom

Cities lining the East Coast and Gulf Coast, from New York City to New Orleans, are spending big bucks to accommodate the larger vessels that will now be able to cross a wider and deeper Panama Canal. 

Industrial Facilities | Apr 20, 2016

Design is now a factor in storage wars

Self-storage facilities are blending into neighborhoods better, and competing for rentals from women, their primary customers.

Industrial Facilities | Apr 13, 2016

Ford begins 10-year plan to centralize Dearborn, Mich., campus

The company said that it will rebuild 7.5 million sf of work space over a 10-year period, which will shift 30,000 employees from 70 buildings now into two primary locations.

Game Changers | Feb 5, 2016

Tesla: Battery storage is not just about electric vehicles

With his $5 billion, 13.6 million-sf Gigafactory, Tesla’s Elon Musk seeks to change the economics of battery energy storage, forever. 

Game Changers | Feb 4, 2016

GAME CHANGERS: 6 projects that rewrite the rules of commercial design and construction

BD+C’s inaugural Game Changers report highlights today’s pacesetting projects, from a prefab high-rise in China to a breakthrough research lab in the Midwest.

Jan 14, 2016

How to succeed with EIFS: exterior insulation and finish systems

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS failures and how to prevent them; and EIFS and sustainability.

Giants 400 | Sep 10, 2015

INDUSTRIAL SECTOR GIANTS: Stantec, Turner, Jacobs among top industrial AEC firms

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest industrial sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 2015 Giants 300 Report

Industrial Facilities | Sep 3, 2015

DATA CENTER SECTOR GIANTS: Fluor, Gensler, Holder Construction among top data center AEC firms

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest data center sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 2015 Giants 300 Report

Industrial Facilities | Aug 18, 2015

BIG crowdfunds steam ring prototype for Amager Bakke power plant project

The unusual power plant/ski slope project in Copenhagen will feature a smokestack that will release a ring-shaped puff for every ton of CO2 emitted.

Industrial Facilities | Aug 17, 2015

California wastewater agency wins with radiant technology

The Big Bear Area Regional Wstewater Agency tried several different methods to dry the sludge with only marginal success, so they decided to devise a new system that would be more effective, more efficient and would reduce the odor complaints.

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