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.
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

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February 13, 2018 | Transwestern

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

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February 02, 2018 | Associated General Contractors of America

Industry employment is most since August 2008 As unemployment rate falls sharply.

February 01, 2018 | Terry Doumkos, CBRE FUSION Program

Efficient supply chains enable companies to be more competitive in the marketplace.

AIA’s Kermit Baker: Five signs of an impending upturn in construction spending

The estimate of total losses in 2017 from major natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey are at $306 billion, which shattered the previous record of $215 billion. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. 

January 30, 2018 | Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, Chief Economist, AIA

Tax reform implications and rebuilding from natural disasters are among the reasons AIA’s Chief E...

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AIA Consensus Forecast: 4.0% growth for nonresidential construction spending in 2018

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January 30, 2018 | AIA

The commercial office and retail sectors will lead the way in 2018, with a strong bounce back for...

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thyssenkrupp tests self-driving robot for ‘last mile’ delivery of elevator parts

Measuring 33 inches wide, the delivery robots can travel on sidewalks and can carry payloads weighing up to 77 lbs. Photo courtesy thyssenkrupp

January 29, 2018 | BD+C Staff

“With driverless delivery robots, we could fill a gap and get spare parts from our warehouses to...

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January 26, 2018 | Perryman Construction

2018 should be a good year for construction but there are at least 4 things that can influence co...

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Apartment rent rates jump 2.5% in 2017, led by small and mid-sized markets

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January 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

The average price for one-bedroom units increased the most.

U.S. hotel markets with the largest construction pipelines

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January 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Dallas, Houston, and New York lead the way, with more than 460 hotel projects in the works.

Strong finish for architecture billings in 2017

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January 24, 2018 | AIA

The Architecture Billings Index concluded the year in positive terrain, with the December reading...

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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’

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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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