Construction Costs

U.S. construction market moves toward building material price stabilization

The newly released Quarterly Construction Cost Insights Report for Q3 2023 from Gordian reveals material costs remain high compared to prior years, but there is a move towards price stabilization for building and construction materials after years of significant fluctuations. In this report, top industry experts from Gordian, as well as from Gilbane, McCarthy Building Companies, and DPR Construction weigh in on the overall trends seen for construction material costs, and offer innovative solutions to navigate this terrain.


Building Owners

Nov 19, 2014

Must see: Arup, Damian Rogers propose urban surf park in Melbourne

The surfing pool would offer 98-foot-wide waves that would run the length of the 500-foot-long enclave.

Nov 18, 2014

Architecture Billings Index dips in October, still shows positive outlook design services

Headed by the continued strength in the multifamily residential market and the emerging growth for institutional projects, demand for design services continues to be healthy, as exhibited in the latest Architecture Billings Index.

Nov 18, 2014

New tool helps developers, contractors identify geographic risk for construction

The new interactive tool from Aon Risk Solutions provides real-time updates pertaining to the risk climate of municipalities across the U.S.

Nov 18, 2014

Grimshaw releases newest designs for world’s largest airport

The airport is expected to serve 90 million passengers a year on the opening of the first phase, and more than 150 million annually after project completion in 2018. 

Rob Cassidy | Nov 17, 2014

Nearly two years after Sandy Hook, the bloodshed continues

It’s been almost two years since 20 first-graders were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., but these incidents, both planned and random, keep occurring, writes BD+C's Robert Cassidy.

Life at HOK | Nov 17, 2014

Hospitality at the workplace: 5 ways hotels are transforming the office

During the past five years, the worlds of hospitality and corporate real estate have undergone an incredible transformation. The traditional approach toward real estate asset management has shifted to a focus on offerings that accommodate mobility, changing demographics, and technology, writes HOK's Eva Garza.

Nov 17, 2014

Developments in 3D printing can assist architecture in the smallest details

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a way for 3D printed metals to be produced with an unprecedented degree of precision.

Nov 17, 2014

A new BSL-3 public-safety lab debuts in Vermont

The laboratory will be used to perform a wide range of analyses to detect biological, toxicological, chemical, and radiological threats to the health of the population, from testing for rabies, West Nile, pertussis and salmonella to water and food contaminants.

CannonDesign | Nov 17, 2014

Workplace pilot programs: A new tool for creating workspaces employees love

In a recent article for Fast Company, CannonDesign's Meg Osman details how insurance giant Zurich used a workplace pilot program to empower its employees in the creation of its new North American headquarters.

Nov 17, 2014

Mastering natural ventilation: 5 crucial lessons from design experts

By harnessing natural ventilation, Building Teams can achieve a tremendous reduction in energy use and increase in occupant comfort. Engineers from SOM offer lessons from the firm’s recent work.