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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.
The June 18 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand. 
June 19, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The June 18 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand. 

"The Weekly," a new virtual news program from Building Design+Construction, debuted Thursday, June 11
June 12, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The first episode, now available on demand, features experts from Robins & Morton, Gensler,...

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Oscar C. Boldt, chairman of The Boldt Company, was with his family's business since the 1940s.  Image: The Boldt Company 

June 11, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Oscar Boldt left an indelible business and charitable mark.

Black & Veatch, DPR, Haskell, McCarthy launch COVID-19 construction safety coalition

Image courtesy DPR Construction

  

May 29, 2020 | NEXT Coalition

The NEXT Coalition will challenge engineering and construction firms to enhance health and safe...

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Virtual meeting presentation by Mike Aziz

The author, Mike Aziz, AIA, presented this slide via vimeo as part of a virtual public meeting.

    

May 26, 2020 | MIKE AZIZ, AIA, LEED AP

Mike Aziz, AIA, presents 9 tips for mastering virtual public meetings during the COVID-19 pande...

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Cushman Wakefield 6 Feet Office coronavirus

After decades of favoring density, office tenants are now thinking how to better protect their workers from disease transmission. One idea comes from Cushman & Wakefield, whose “6 foot office” concept lays out an office workspace for social distancing, but also requires an agreement among workers and employers to stick to it. Photo courtesy Cushman & Wakefield

   

May 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Making workplaces safer will require behavioral resolve nudged by design.

Data centers as a service: The next big opportunity for design teams

Courtesy İsmail Enes Ayhan, Unsplash

   

May 08, 2020 | Gregg Young, Board of Advisors, VIATechnik

As data centers compete to process more data with lower latency, the AEC industry is ideally po...

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Gilbane's Supply Chain update cautions that products shipped from certain countries are being held up because of the COVID-19 situation. Image: Gilbane Building Products

   

April 30, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Imported products seem more susceptible to delays

USACE general Mark Toy briefed by Tarlton Corp. officials

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy is briefed by Tarlton construction executives on the site of the alternate care facility. From left: Senior Project Manager Cameron Denison, who managed the night team; Vice President Joe Scarfino, who led the effort and managed the day team; and EVP John Doerr. 

April 14, 2020 | TARLTON CORP.

Missouri’s first Alternate Care Facility ready for coronavirus patients

Meet Spot Dog: The robotic inspection dog for construction jobsites

This four-legged robot, whose gait resembles a dog's, is capturing construction data for several general contractors around the country. Images courtesy Swinerton

    

April 13, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Boston Dynamics, the robot’s creator, has about 100 machines in the field currently.

NRCA survey of roofing contractors on COVID-19 impact on business

An NRCA survey of roofing contractors found that the majority of respondents (52%) said their businesses had been significantly or very significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 08, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

NRCA survey shows 52% of roofing contractor said COVID-19 pandemic was having a significant or...

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NMHC survey of multifamily GCs delays

The NMHC found that the majority of the 135 multifamily contractors surveyed had experienced delays with apartment or condominium projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

   

April 05, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

The...

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LBM building materials revenue 2019

Lumber and building materials revenue totaled $72 billion in 2019, according to Principia.

April 05, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The first 500 patient rooms at McCormick Place Convention Center.

The first 500 patient rooms at McCormick Place Convention Center. The 10X10-foot "rooms" have a cot, folding chair, lamp, and blanket, and a bowl containing a toothbrush, surgical masks, and earplugs.

    

April 04, 2020 | Walsh Construction

Walsh Construction, one of the largest contractors in the city of Chicago and in the United Sta...

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AGC's webinar series revolves around helping contractors navigate changes caused by the coronavirus. Images: Associated General Contractors of America

   

March 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The programming, which begins Monday, will offer advice on how businesses might need to adjust...

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New York's façade inspection program gets an overhaul following a death from falling terra cotta
March 09, 2020 | Hoffmann Architects

January 14, 2020, kicked off big changes to the NYC Local Law 11 Façade Inspection and Safety P...

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Mobile wayfinding platform helps patients, visitors navigate convoluted health campuses

As soon as visitors step out of their car in the parking garage, the mobile wayfinding platform provides turn-by-turn, Blue Dot navigation through the entire campus. Photos: Gozio Health

   

March 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gozio Health uses a robot to roam hospital campuses to capture data and create detailed maps of...

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Auburn University, Robins & Morton open Construction Field Laboratory

Robins & Morton Construction Field Laboratory at Auburn University. Photo courtesy Robins & Morton

   

March 09, 2020 |

Robins & Morton and Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction (C...

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March 05, 2020 | Danielle Dy Buncio, Co-Founder & CEO, VIATechnik

During this Women in Construction Week, we shine a spotlight on 17 female leaders in design, co...

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Knotel's Boston location. Knotel, which provides flexible workplace solutions, bagged the biggest deal with ConTech investors in 2019

An inside look at Knotel's Boston location. Knotel, which provides flexible workplace solutions, bagged the biggest deal with ConTech investors in 2019. Image: Knotel

    

February 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Builtworlds’ annual list of venture deals led by workspace providers.

February 21, 2020 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 2020 Women in Design+Construction event will take place October 21-22, 2020, at the Sofitel C...

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An exterior wall panel, manufactured by Clark Pacific, is positioned into place. Image: Clark Pacific

An exterior wall panel, manufactured by Clark Pacific, is positioned into place. Image: Clark Pacific

    

February 16, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gensler has been working with component supplier Clark Pacific on several projects.

Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Study: Assessing the state of technology adoption at AEC firms
February 13, 2020 | BD+C Staff

This survey of 130 of the nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms trac...

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Courtesy Pixabay

February 11, 2020 | David Barista, Editorial Director

There’s money to be made in rehabbing Class B and Class C office buildings, according to a new...

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JE DUNN Denver office

New address for JE DUNN Denver office.

February 06, 2020 |
New Suffolk wordmark

Suffolk has revealed a new wordmark to identify the company.

February 04, 2020 |
New Suffolk wordmark

Suffolk has issued a new wordmark as part of its rebranding.

February 04, 2020 | Suffolk

General contractor expands services beyond construction into vertical service lines.

Reliable Building Systems Increase Net Operating Income by Retaining Tenants
| February 03, 2020 | Powered by Mitsubishi Electric

Tenants increasingly expect a well-crafted property that feels unique, authentic, and comfortable...

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Construction contractor confidence surges into 2020, says ABC

More than 50% of contractors expect their profit margins to increase over the next six months. Photo by Quintin Gellar from Pexels

  

January 23, 2020 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders increased in November 2019 with respect to sa...

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Wellness in construction

The prevalence of overweight employees within the construction industry is significantly higher than the general adult population. This has obvious health implications, but also business implications. Photo courtesy Structure Tone

   

January 20, 2020 | Stephanie Timm, PhD, Senior Director, Delos, and Jennifer Taranto, Director of Sustainability, Structure Tone

New research on wellness in the construction sector highlights interventions that could be effect...

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