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.

2015 was a good year for contractors, according to a recent survey where nearly 900 companies provided detailed financial data about their performances. Image: Pixabay

October 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Construction Financial Management Association’s latest survey found gains across the board, b...

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September 26, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Leo A Daly, Brasfield & Gorrie, Layton Construction, and AECOM top Building Design+C...

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U.S. construction companies are not embracing technological advancements, such as drone aircrafts...

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Google is one of the major companies to implement a formal unconscious bias training program. Photo: Shawn Collins, flickr Creative Commons

September 15, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Companies are tapping into the latest research in psychology and sociology to advance their diver...

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Rental vs. purchase: How to minimize job site costs. Photo courtesy of CORT. 

| September 05, 2016 | CORT

Smart business decisions can mean the difference between being ‘on budget’ and going ‘way over’ b...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Perkins+Will, Skanska USA, Webcor Builders, Jacobs, and STV top B...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, BRPH, Fluor Corp., Walbridge, Jacobs, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s annua...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, HKS, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and JBA Consul...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Perkins+Will, PCL Construction Enterprises, Turner Construction Co., AECOM, and WSP | Pa...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

DLR Group, NBBJ, Hensel Phelps, Sundt Construction, AECOM, and Dewberry top Building Design+Const...

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Los Angeles Convention Center. Photo: Pixabay Public Domain

August 30, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, LMN Architects, AECOM, Turner Construction Co., and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Build...

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August 30, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HOK, Perkins+Will, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and Thorn...

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August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...

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The $24 million renovation of the historic Van Antwerp building in Mobile, Ala., involved working on a tight urban site and reconstituting the building for corporate and mixed-use tenants. Renovations included an 11-story addition, a new parking deck, and completely new interiors. The Building Team consisted of Goodwyn |Mills| Cawood (architect and designer), Doster Construction (GC), and Thompson Engineering (engineer). Photo: Mason Fischer Photography

August 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Reconstruction is always a balancing act between the client’s pro forma and what the building nee...

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Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, Washington, D.C. Photo: G. Edward Johnson, Wikimedia Creative Commons

August 19, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane Building Co., Turner Construction Co., and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top Buildin...

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Inverness Village Hall, Inverness, Ill. Photo: Neva O'Laughlin, Wikimedia Creative Commons

August 18, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HOK, Stantec, Turner Construction Co.,Clark Group, AECOM and STV top Building Design+Construction...

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August 18, 2016 | BD+C Staff

CannonDesign, Stantec, Turner Construction Co.,Mortensen Construction, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff...

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August 17, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will combine the AC Hotels, Residence Inn, and SpringHill Suites brands.

The Pavilion at Ole Miss opened January 7. The 9,500-seat multipurpose facility is home to the University of Mississippi men’s and women’s basketball teams. AECOM designed the $96.5 million facility. BL Harbert International was general contractor. The Rebels men beat ’Bama in the opener, 74-66. Image: ©  Jeffrey Jacobs courtesy of AECOM.

August 15, 2016 | Michael Chamernik, Associate Editor

Schools are renovating existing structures or building new sports facilities that can serve the s...

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The Campus Crossroads Project at Notre Dame Stadium, The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. HOK is a consultant to lead design architect S/L/A/M Collaborative, providing design services for the sports, recreation and hospitality components. Image courtesy of HOK.

August 15, 2016 |

Mortenson Construction, AECOM, and Turner Construction Co. top Building Design+Construction’s ann...

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A construction crew installs one of 1,200 prefabricated cross-laminated timber (CLT) wall panels that make up the 92-room Candlewood Suites at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala. Leadlease was the GC, developer, and owner on the project. It is the nation’s first all-CLT hotel project. Photo courtesy of Lendlease.

August 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

By privatizing the construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and ownership of its hotels ...

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The Francis Crick Institute, which opens this summer in London, epitomizes the trend in science and technology projects to combine disciplines and encourage transparency. The Building Team includes HOK (architect and lead designer), AKT-II (SE), Arup (PM, services engineer), CBRE (planning consultant), Turner & Townsend (cost consultant), HCD (approved inspector), RLB (CDM consultant), Cordless (ICT consultant), Exova Warrington (fire consultant), and Horus (security consultant). Photo courtesy of HOK.

August 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Interdisciplinary interaction is a common theme among many new science and technology offices....

Georgia BioScience Training Center, Atlanta, Ga. Cooper Carry (architect), Technical College System of Georgia (owner), NBP Engineers (MEP), Eberly & Associates (CE). Photo: Carol Meyhoefer courtesy of Cooper Carry.

August 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Skanska USA, Suffolk Construction Co., and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top Building Design...

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As part of the design for its corporate headquarters, SRAM, a bike parts maker in Chicago, held a contest for employees to design bike racks for their workstations. Perkins+Will was designer on this project. Photo: Michelle Litvin Studio courtesy of Perkins+Will.

August 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology is redefining how offices function and is particularly salient in the growing trend of...

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Lenovo Campus Global Headquarters, Beijing, China. Lenovo Co. Ltd. (owner), CallisonRTKL (architect). Photo courtesy of CallisionRTKL.

August 12, 2016 |

Turner Construction Co., Structure Tone, and Gilbane Building Co. top Building Design+Constructio...

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Cadillac House is definitely not your father's car dealership. The 12,000-sf showroom in New York City, part Cadillac's new corporate headquarters, includes an events runway and incubator space for visiting designers. Shawmut Design + Construction built it, Gensler designed it. Photo: @Chris Leonard, courtesy of Gensler.

August 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Retail is becoming closely aligned with entertainment, and malls that can be repositioned as life...

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August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

VCC, PCL Construction Enterprises, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top Building Design+Con...

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CyrusOne Data Center, Houston, by Kirksey Architecture, Bihner-Chen (SE), KW Mission Critical Engineering (MEP), Skanska (GC). Photo: Aker imaging / Joe Aker, courtesy Kirksey Architecture.

August 10, 2016 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Streamlined design and delivery approaches for individual business enterprises and co-location fa...

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Google Data Center, The Dalles, Oregon. Photo: Tony Webster, flickr Creative Commons.

August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Holder Construction Co., and DPR Construction top Building De...

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A new app launched by Dodge Data & Analytics gives pros a quick and secure way to scan a wide range of projects of interest. Image: Dodge Data & Analytics

August 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The product, called PlanRoom, could be particularly useful in sharing data and communications amo...

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