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.
Multifamily construction market remains strong heading into 2020

“Multifamily and Senior/Assisted Living have been two of the hottest markets for proposal activity for quite some time,” says PSMJ’s Greg Hart.

   

November 07, 2019 | PSMJ Resources

Fewer than one in 10 AEC firms doing multifamily work reported a decrease in proposal activity in...

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This schematic shows how the family of Construction Manager as Constructor contracts works as a delivery method. Images: AIA

November 05, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The revised documents refine how CMs serve as general contractors or project advisers.

Bernita Beikmann, AIA, HKS, speaking at LCI Congress 2019

Bernita Beikmann, AIA, EDAC, LSSBB, Chief Process Officer and Principal with HKS, speaking at LCI Congress 2019. Photo: courtesy LCI / Craig Huey Photography

   

October 29, 2019 | Bernita Beikmann, AIA, EDAC, LSSBB, Chief Process Officer, HKS

More than 1,600 Lean experts gathered in Texas this month for LCI Congress 2019. Here are key tak...

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Top 55 Airport Sector Construction Firms for 2019

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October 25, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Hensel Phelps, AECOM, Turner, Skanska, and PCL top the rankings of the nation's largest airport t...

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Top 80 Retail Construction Firms for 2019 Nike Store on 5th Ave. in New York City. Photo by Jonathan Morefield

Nike Store on 5th Ave. in New York City. Photo by Jonathan Morefield

      

October 24, 2019 | BD+C Staff

PCL, VCC, Whiting-Turner, Shawmut, and W.E. O'Neil top the rankings of the nation's largest retai...

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Erik Smithson, a project manager with Turner Construction in Nashville, shares his experiences with middle school students. Turner and the local Chamber of Commerce run a two-week program that gives teachers insights into the construction industry. Image: Turner Construction

October 24, 2019 |

Turner uses one of its jobsites in Nashville to immerse middle-school teachers in the ins and out...

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A new report on how contractors collect and use jobsite data is based on responses from 187 companies. Image: Dodge Data & Analytics.

October 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Research focused on five key types of data: project progress, manhours, productivity, safety, and...

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SMPS report tracks how AEC firms are utilizing marketing technology tools

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October 11, 2019 | Amy Collins, FSMPS, CPSM, Facilities Business Line Marketing Manager, Gannett Fleming

With thousands of MarTech tools and apps on the market, design and construction firms are struggl...

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Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center, Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, Heart failure clinics

Heart failure clinics, like the one that just opened at Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, are helping to reduce fatalities causes by heart disease. Images: HED

   

October 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An example of this building trend recently opened at Beaumont Hospital near Ann Arbor, Mich.

Top Convention Center Contractors Firms Clark - Miami Beach Convention Center Expansion & Renovation

Miami Beach Convention Center Expansion & Renovation. Photo courtesy Clark Group

   

October 03, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Lendlease, Turner, Clark, and Webcor top the rankings of the nation's largest convention center s...

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Top Cultural Sector Construction Firms for 2019 MilwaukeeLibrary3

Milwaukee Public Library Mitchell Street Branch, designed by HGA. The library was created from the former Hills Department Store originally built in 1919. Photo courtesy HGA

   

October 03, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Whiting-Turner, Turner, PCL, Clark Group, and Gilbane top the rankings of the nation's largest cu...

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2019 Cultural Facilities Giants Report Macalester_University

Macalester College’s new Theater, Dance, and Classroom building in St. Paul, Minn., designed by HGA, includes a flexible performance space that allows for different seating and performance configurations. Photo: Courtesy HGA

   

October 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor 

The future of libraries is less about being quiet and more about hands-on learning and face-to-fa...

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Additive manufacturing goes mainstream in the industrial sector

Image by ZMorph3D from Pixabay

   

September 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More manufacturers now include this production process in their factories.

Illinois law sets maximum retainage on private projects

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September 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The change is expected to give contractors bigger checks earlier in project timeline.

Meet the masters of offsite construction

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September 12, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

Prescient combines 5D software, clever engineering, and advanced robotics to create prefabricated...

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Top Industrial Sector Construction Firms DPR Construction Gresham - LG Appliance

Most warehouses in the U.S. are still single-story buildings on vast land tracts. Gresham Smith helped get the 1.2-million-sf LG Electronics’ washing machine manufacturing plant back on schedule—after a five-month delay—to where production for Phase 1 commenced last October. Gresham Smith created the four-phase master plan for this plant, which will sit on 309 acres in Clarksville, Tenn., as well as the engineering. DPR Construction was the GC. Phase 1 had its grand opening on May 29. The $360 million facility hired 550 employees and expects that number to rise to 700. Photo: DPR Construction

    

September 11, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Fluor, Clayco, Jacobs, ARCO, and Gray Construction top the rankings of the nation's largest indus...

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Project Open, Salt Lake City, Carbon-neutral apartment building sets the pace for scalable affordable housing

Project Open, a net-zero energy, $16 million, 112-unit rental community in Salt Lake City’s Guadalupe neighborhood. Utah artist Chuck Landvatter painted the seven-story, 30-foot-wide mural of a man and girl (modeled on the artist’s daughter). Photo: Brandon Hyatt Photography

   

September 10, 2019 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Project Open has no carbon footprint, but the six-story, solar-powered building is already leavin...

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2019 Industrial Sector Giants Report Leo A Daly - Dollar Gen

Automation, including vertical lift modules, carousel systems, and automated storage and retrieval, is widely used by retailers such as Dollar General, whose facility in Janesville, Wis., is shown here. Photo courtesy Leo A Daly

  

September 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This and more industrial building sector trends from Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 3...

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Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks

The Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks, is based on provisions in the 2006 to 2015 editions of the International Building Code.

   

September 09, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occup...

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Another well-known retailer files for bankruptcy: Here's the solution to more empty anchor stores

A robust click-and-collect facility would allow customers, as well as third-party delivery vendors, faster access to merchandise. Rendering: NELSON

   

September 06, 2019 | Eric Arter, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, Mixed-Use Studio Leader, NELSON Worldwide

Where can you find the future of retail? At the intersection of experience and instant gratificat...

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Top Hotel Sector Construction Firms for 2019 Giants 300 Report Suffolk Construction Hard-Rock-Hollywood-Hotel

The guitar-shaped Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Fla., designed by Klai Juba Wald Architects and built by Suffolk-Yates, a joint venture, for owner Seminole Gaming Authority. Photo courtesy Suffolk

   

September 05, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Suffolk, Yates Companies, AECOM, Swinerton, and Turner top the rankings of the nation's largest h...

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UEB Builders is constructing Union South Bay, a residential mixed-use complex in Carson, Calif., for which Katerra is providing materials and construction services. Katerra has acquired UEB and another GC, Fortune-Johnson General Contractors. Image: UEB Builders

September 05, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

UEB Builders and Fortune-Johnson General Contractors specialize in multifamily and mixed-used dev...

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Top 90 K-12 School Sector Construction Firms for 2019

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September 04, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, Turner, CORE Construction, and Skanska lead the rankings of the nation's...

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Nonresidential construction spending slips in July 2019, but still surpasses $776 billion

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September 03, 2019 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Construction spending declined 0.3% in July, totaling $776 billion on a seasonally adjusted annua...

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An outdoor classroom at Coolidge Corner School, a preK-8 in Brookline, Mass., which John F. Kennedy once attended. HMFH Architects was the design firm. CRJA-IBI Group was the landscape architect. Shawmut Design and Construction was the CM. Photo: HMFH Architects / Ed Wonsek

   

August 30, 2019 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

K-12 school districts are emphasizing practical, hands-on experience and personalized learning....

The vast majority of construction firms responding to a new survey about employee availability is finding it harder than ever to find and hire hourly craft workers. Image: AGC-Autodesk 

August 29, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new AGC-Autodesk survey finds more companies turning to technology to support their jobsites....

Industry leaders ask for government help as trades shortage worsens

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August 29, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AGC asks for more funding for education and increased immigration to fill gaps.

Top 45 Data Center Construction Firms for 2019 HKS - Aligned Energy - Aerial Perspective Rendering

Last year, Aligned Energy began expanding its data center campus in Phoenix (itself a repurposing of an old Honeywell facility) by 200,000 sf, which would bring its total to 550,000 sf at buildout sometime next year 2020. The campus’ critical capacity will be 180MW, and carrier neutral connectivity, as well as an industry-leading 1.15 PUE. HKS was the AOR on this project. Rendering: HKS

   

August 28, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Whiting-Turner, Turner, Holder, DPR, and Fortis top the rankings of the nation's largest data cen...

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Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group

Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group 

  

August 27, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

From building prefab factories in the sky to incubating the next generation of AEC tech startups,...

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Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, 2019 Healthcare Giants Report, 2019 Giants 300 Report, Robins Morton Mount Sinai Photo 3_Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital exterior_Robins & Morton

The Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, built by Robins & Morton for Navicent Health. The five-story addition to The Medical Center of Macon, Ga., includes a new emergency center, imaging suites, a new pediatric unit, and a new 66-bed NICU and CCU. Photo: Tom Harris

  

August 16, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

These buildings perform functions like a medical practitioner. This and more healthcare sector tr...

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