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

Oct 29, 2014

Better guidance for appraising green buildings is steadily emerging

The Appraisal Foundation is striving to improve appraisers’ understanding of green valuation.

Oct 29, 2014

Increasing number of design projects meeting carbon reduction targets, says AIA report

Of the 2,464 projects accounted for in AIA's 2030 Commitment 2013 Progress Report, 401 are meeting the 60% carbon reduction target—a 200% increase from 2012.


Steven Burns | Oct 29, 2014

Why you should manage progress rather than people

Telling your employees to become more engaged and productive won’t work. But putting mechanisms in place that encourages their progress will. SPONSORED CONTENT

Jeff Alexander | Oct 29, 2014

What’s the difference between your building’s coating chalking and fading?

While the reasons for chalk and fade are different, both occurrences are something to watch for. SPONSORED CONTENT

Williams Scotsman | Oct 29, 2014

Historic Washington elementary school incorporates modular design

More and more architects and designers are leveraging modern modular building techniques for expansion projects planned on historical sites. SPONSORED CONTENT

Oct 29, 2014

Diller Scofidio + Renfro selected to design Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs

The museum is slated for an early 2018 completion, and will include a hall of fame, theater, retail space, and a 20,000-sf hall that will showcase the history of the Olympics and Paralympics.

Smart Buildings | Oct 29, 2014

SCAPE’s 'living breakwaters' resiliency development wins 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

New York-based landscape architecture firm SCAPE won the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s 2014 Fuller Challenge, billed as socially responsible design’s highest award.

HDR | Oct 28, 2014

4 keys to mastering 'design thinking' and the iteration process

When using design thinking and iteration, we’ll sometimes spend multiple days iterating idea after idea, heads down, only to realize we still don’t have it right, writes HDR's Amy Lussetto. She offers tips for success with these idea-nurturing tools.

Oct 28, 2014

Miami accepts more modest plan to renovate its convention center

The city of Miami has awarded an $11 million contract for its on-again, off-again convention center renovation to Denver-based Fentress Architects, which will serve as the design criteria professional on this project.

Oct 27, 2014

Davis, Calif., latest city to join race to develop 'innovation hubs'

The city plans to develop two "innovation centers" with a total of seven million sf of commercial space geared for local research and technology companies.