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.
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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Ductless air source heat pump index results for Boston (likely-adopter index). Credit: Meister Consultant Group, Inc. 2017.

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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A high school student working on one of the woodworking machines at The MILL National Training Center, which opened last September in Colorado Springs, Colo., with 135 students from six school districts taking woodworking, cabinetry, and construction courses. Image: Courtesy of RTA Architects and The MILL

November 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The MILL National Training Center will extend its curriculum to vets and businesses in 2018.

Anthem House is a new $100 million lifestyle community on a three-acre abandoned industrial site in the Locust Point section of Baltimore.

Anthem House is a new $100 million lifestyle community on a three-acre abandoned industrial site in the Locust Point section of Baltimore. Photo: Ray Cavicchio

November 15, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

These recently completed projects represent emerging trends and design innovations in the multifa...

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As part of the new North Terminal Design project at Miami International Airport, Heery International designed new restaurant and retail spaces ranging from 1,500 to 10,000 sf. Aviation is one of the specialties that Heery is bringing to its new owner, CBRE Group. Image: Heery International

November 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The deal is expected to expand the real-estate firm’s project management capacities in several U....

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No place like home: LA’s The Six provides permanent supportive housing for veterans

The project team for The Six, led by architect Brooks + Scarpa, carved massive holes into three sides of the building to cross-ventilate the courtyard and adjacent community room on the second-floor podium level. “This provides light, air, and defensible space for tenants, while opening it up to the community,” says Lead Designer Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA. Photo: Tara Wujcik

November 08, 2017 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

The 52-unit development gives hope and dignity to homeless or disabled veterans and others in nee...

November 07, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Skanska USA, Webcor Builders, and AECOM top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest trans...

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November 02, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Walbridge, Jacobs, and Fluor top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest industrial secto...

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