Contractors

Bringing the concepts of architects, engineers, and clients to life often requires problem-solving and compromise, and always requires hard work on the contractor’s part. Keeping construction within the allotted budget and up to the rest of the building team’s standards requires a combination of extensive technical and product knowledge.
Call for research partners: The neuroscience behind decision making in AEC

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January 21, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director
The 232-foot-tall Terrace House luxury condo development will be the tallest hybrid wood structure in North America.

The project received official approval to use exposed mass timber in the top seven stories of the 19-story building. Renderings: PortLiving

January 04, 2018 | PortLiving

The 232-foot-tall Terrace House luxury condo development will be the tallest hybrid wood structur...

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Commercial construction continues to be hamstrung by labor shortages that are expected to persist through at least the remainder of this year. Image: Pixabay

January 04, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Labor shortages are spiking wages. Materials costs are rising, too. 

January 02, 2018 | AGC of America

"There were robust construction gains in most parts of the country as the economy continues to ex...

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Zeroing in on a specific technology—residential scale cold climate air source heat pumps—Neil Veilleux, Vice President at Meister Consultants Group, has worked with a handful of cities to rapidly scale up low carbon heating, cooling, and hot water markets in order to achieve cities’ 80% by 2050 greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Illustration: AECOM, ESRI CityEngine

December 22, 2017 | Adele Houghton, AIA, MPH, LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, ND

More and more, green project teams are relying on publicly available “external datasets” to prior...

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The map includes easily accessible and detailed information on each of the nearly 34,000 historic buildings within the city’s 141 historic districts. 

December 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission launched a new, enhanced version of its inter...

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The 1,823-foot Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, is the second-tallest building completed in 2017. Courtesy CTBUH

December 20, 2017 | Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

More than 140 skyscrapers were completed across the globe this year, including 15 supertall tower...

Michigan Urban Farm Initiative

On two acres within Detroit’s North End, the Michigan Urban Farm Initiative grows 300 varieties of leafy vegetables that it distributes free to 2,000 families who live within two miles of the farm. Like many urban farms around the country, MUFI has spurred redevelopment in its surrounding communities. Photo: Michelle and Chris Gerard

December 20, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Urban farms have been impacting cities’ agribusiness—and, on some cases, their redevelopment—for...

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December 18, 2017 | HITT

Executive Vice President Kim Roy has been named CEO.

December 12, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The editors of Multifamily Design + Construction magazine need your expertise.

First Porsche, now Aston Martin: Sports car maker co-develops Miami condo tower

Renderings: Aston Martin Residences

November 29, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The 391-unit Aston Martin Residences will feature seven penthouses and a duplex penthouse, all wi...

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2018 outlook: Economists point to slowdown, AEC professionals say ‘no way’

Photo: Juhasz Imre/Pexels

November 28, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Multifamily housing and senior living developments head the list of the hottest sectors heading i...

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A high school student working on one of the woodworking machines at The MILL National Training Center, which opened last September in Colorado Springs, Colo., with 135 students from six school districts taking woodworking, cabinetry, and construction courses. Image: Courtesy of RTA Architects and The MILL

November 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The MILL National Training Center will extend its curriculum to vets and businesses in 2018.

Anthem House is a new $100 million lifestyle community on a three-acre abandoned industrial site in the Locust Point section of Baltimore.

Anthem House is a new $100 million lifestyle community on a three-acre abandoned industrial site in the Locust Point section of Baltimore. Photo: Ray Cavicchio

November 15, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

These recently completed projects represent emerging trends and design innovations in the multifa...

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As part of the new North Terminal Design project at Miami International Airport, Heery International designed new restaurant and retail spaces ranging from 1,500 to 10,000 sf. Aviation is one of the specialties that Heery is bringing to its new owner, CBRE Group. Image: Heery International

November 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The deal is expected to expand the real-estate firm’s project management capacities in several U....

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No place like home: LA’s The Six provides permanent supportive housing for veterans

The project team for The Six, led by architect Brooks + Scarpa, carved massive holes into three sides of the building to cross-ventilate the courtyard and adjacent community room on the second-floor podium level. “This provides light, air, and defensible space for tenants, while opening it up to the community,” says Lead Designer Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA. Photo: Tara Wujcik

November 08, 2017 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

The 52-unit development gives hope and dignity to homeless or disabled veterans and others in nee...

November 07, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Skanska USA, Webcor Builders, and AECOM top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest trans...

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Courtesy of Jordan Foster Construction

November 02, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Walbridge, Jacobs, and Fluor top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest industrial secto...

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Mercedes Benz Stadium

Mercedes Benz Stadium. Rendering courtesy of HOK. 

October 30, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Clark Group, and AECOM top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s large...

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Early days at Isle of Palms. J.C. Long is at left in photo.

Early days at Isle of Palms. J.C. Long is at left in photo. Except as noted, all images courtesy 
The Beach Company

October 29, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Spanning four generations, The Beach Company continues to expand its development footprint across...

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Crowd in a stadium
October 23, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Mortenson Construction, and Turner Construction Co. top BD+C’s ranking of the nat...

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The Dairy Farmers of America Headquarters

The headquarters of the Dairy Farmers of America is an example of a new breed of suburban corporate campuses that complement an emerging growth corridor—in this case, Kansas City, Kan.—that already included retail, restaurants, and residential. The 110,000-sf building was designed with an eye toward recruitment and retention. HOK was the design architect for the office; JE Dunn Construction built it. Photo: Michael Robinson.

October 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Is the shift toward attracting younger workers too much or not enough?

Aligned Energy Phoenix data center

A growing number of businesses are outsourcing their vital IT infrastructure to mega-co-location facilities like the newly built 550,000-sf, 62MW Aligned Energy Phoenix data center. The energy-efficient facility is designed to achieve an annualized power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.15. Courtesy of Aligned Energy.

October 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Look for mission-critical construction to double in the next few years.

The Kolos Data Center

The Kolos Data Center, 225 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Rendering courtesy of HDR.

October 13, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Holder Construction, and DPR Constrcution top BD+C’s ranking of...

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Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes.

Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes, student housing, and senior-living communities. Photo courtesy Schlage

October 09, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Four certified security professionals offer important advice. 

Instead of a library, Hermantown High School, near Duluth, Minn., has a wired media center. Books are available in a high-density storage area. Photo: Steve Silverman Photography.

October 09, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane Building Co., Balfour Beatty US, and Skanska USA top BD+C’s ranking of the natio...

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Rendering of an airport concourse

P3 is taking off in airport construction. The $1.6 billion Midfield Satellite Concourse at the Los Angeles International Airport is among the P3-driven projects in the works. Rendering: Corgan in association with Gensler

October 05, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

The $4 billion renovation of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport is the first major U.S. aviation p...

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A terminal in an airport

Photo: Skanska

October 04, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Hensel Phelps, Turner Construction Co., and Skanska USA top BD+C’s ranking of the nation...

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The U.S. Consulate in Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, will be the largest such facility in the world.

The U.S. Consulate in Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, will be the largest such facility in the world. Courtesy EYP.

September 28, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., PCL Construction Enterprises, and Clark Group top BD+C’s rankin...

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Action at last November’s USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Action at last November’s USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Ariz., which attracted 774 players from 36 states for 2,088 matches in a weeklong tournament. Photo courtesy USAPA/Tom Gottfried

September 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Two-and-a-half million Americans are playing the game with the funny name.

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