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.
MacDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev.: Multifamily visionaries: KTGY’s extraordinary expectations

The aptly named Vu at MacDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev., provides a stunning view of the Las Vegas strip, 15 miles to the northwest. KTGY Architecture + Planning mounted 102 luxury townhomes on a hilly site in the exclusive MacDonald Highlands community for Christopher Homes. The Vu has already received two major honors this year, a BALA Award and a Nationals Award. Photo: © Studio J Inc.

June 13, 2018 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

KTGY Architecture + Planning keeps pushing the boundaries of multifamily housing design in the U....

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Watch all 19 Accelerate Live! talks on demand

In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C

June 12, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...

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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), HMC’s Eric Car... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), a trio of expe... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), HOK’s Greg Sc... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), SOM’s Lucas Tr... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), data expert Ca... read more
New library offers a one-stop shop for what society is craving: hands-on learning

Photo: Howard County Library System/Geoffrey S. Baker

June 01, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Beyond lending books and DVDs, the Elkridge (Md.) branch library loans household tools like ladde...

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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), AEC technophil... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), building syste... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), architect and... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), Skender CEO Ma... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), micro-building... read more
America’s fastest-growing cities: San Antonio, Phoenix lead population growth

San Antonio, Texas, tops the list with the largest population gain with an increase of over 24,200 people, an average of 66 people per day between 2016 and 2017. Photo: Pixabay

May 29, 2018 | U.S. Census Bureau

San Antonio added 24,208 people between July 2016 and July 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau...

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In recent years, the general contractor Swinerton has become a major player in the construction, operation, and maintenance of solar power plants. Image: Swinerton

May 27, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Renewable energy is the kind of higher-margin business sector into which this GC has been expandi...

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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), two of CannonD... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), ZGF Architect... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), embassy design... read more

Entering jobsite data manually is still a surprisingly common practice for many contractor companies. Image: TrackVia

May 05, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new survey also finds managers and executives collecting and managing their work information on...

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May 03, 2018 | Lodging Econometrics

We expect the Pipeline to continue its modest growth through 2018. 

Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine will increase its clinical space by 60% through a renovation and addition that are being conducted while the school stays open and continues to offer its services to students and the community. Image: SmithGroupjjr

April 26, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A major renovation and addition are scheduled to minimize operational disruption.

April 20, 2018 | AGC of America

California and West Virginia have biggest job gains for the year, North Dakota has largest declin...

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Downtown Greenville, S.C.

April 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The office will be located in the One building at 2 West Washington Street.

A Suffolk Construction team member explores one of the firm’s projects using a CAVE virtual reality setup

A Suffolk Construction team member explores one of the firm’s projects using a CAVE virtual reality setup at its new Smart Lab in San Francisco.

April 09, 2018 | Scott Frank, Contributing Editor

Real-time construction analysis, just-in-time materials delivery, digital production planning sys...

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April 02, 2018 | AGC of America

Association officials urge federal, state and local officials to work quickly to put recently ena...

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Soho Warehouse is an adaptive reuse of a 100-year-old building in the Arts District of Los Angeles. The six-story renovation is one of several hospitality projects that have spurred the growth of Shawmut Design and Construction's L.A. office over the past three years. Image: Killefer, Flammang Architects

March 27, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new division also taps the luxury homes market.

 

March 09, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The Lean Construction Institute, one of this year’s Movers+Shapers, has been sponsoring valuable...

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March 06, 2018 | Skender

Envisioning a radically more efficient future for the building industry, Skender announces its ex...

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Katerra's sole factory, in Phoenix, produces wall panels, roof and floor trusses, cabinets, and countertops. The company, which recently raised $865 million in new venture capital financing, expects to have five more plants operating by year's end. Image: Katerra

March 04, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Investors flock to this vertically integrated startup, which automates its design and constructio...

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Office market vacancy rate at 10-year low

Photo: Pixabay

February 13, 2018 | Transwestern

Cautious development and healthy absorption across major markets contributed to the decline in va...

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