AGC asks for more funding for education and increased immigration to fill gaps.
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
Whiting-Turner, Turner, Holder, DPR, and Fortis top the rankings of the nation's largest data cen...read more
Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group
From building prefab factories in the sky to incubating the next generation of AEC tech startups,...read more
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
These buildings perform functions like a medical practitioner. This and more healthcare sector tr...read more
The 20,000-sf Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab in Deerfield, Ill., replicates an actual jobsite, and allows visitors to walk through five different stages of construction work, to test new technologies and training techniques, or to share best practices with peers. Photo: Oracle
The Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab allows visitors to walk through five diffe...read more
The University of Michigan’s Biological Sciences Building (at left) puts science on display. Its exterior cladding is made from terra cotta strips whose colors mesh with other buildings on campus. Design by Ennead Architects and SmithGroup. Photo Bruce Damonte
The science and technology (S+T) sector is arguably the industry’s most complex because it caters...read more
Rooftop deck of the 13-story, LEED Gold Pier 4 office building in Boston’s Seaport district, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, SHoP Architects, and CBT Architects. McNamara Salvia was the SE; Turner Construction was the general contractor. Photo: Magda Biernat Photography
Turner, STO Building Group, AECOM, Clayco, and Clark lead the rankings of the nation's largest of...read more
The lobby of the National Science Foundation headquarters, Alexandria, Va., links two towers, one 19 stories tall, the other 14. WDG Interiors designed the interiors for the LEED Silver project. Photo: Maxwell MacKenzie
Office space consolidation and workplace upgrades will keep project teams busy, according to ...read more
What museum about the Empire State Building would be complete without a reference to King Kong? Visitors can walk into an office setting from the 1930s that’s pierced by the famous ape’s fingers. Kong himself is seen peering menacingly through the office’s windows. All images: Evan Joseph, Empire State Building Observatory
A $165 million, 10,000-sf museum opened on the second floor of the Empire State Building in New Y...read more
The most important benefit of offsite construction, when done right, is reliability.
For our design for an ErinoakKids treatment center, we needed to include a staircase that incorporated a large landing, since kids with mobility issues require a space to rest. So, we came up with a treehouse concept, which can be seen at the top left of this image. Photo courtesy Stantec
Standard building requirements don’t have to be boring. Here’s how you can inject whimsical touch...read more
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A curtain wall shadow box is a spandrel assembly consisting of vision glass at the building exter...read more
The program offers nationally recognized, portable construction trade credentials.
Modular carries a potential cost savings of up to 20%, but there is a risk of up to a 10% loss if delivery or material costs spike, the report says.
Modular construction can deliver projects 20% to 50% faster than traditional methods and drastica...read more
Turner workers position top beam for a new building on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Image: Turner Construction
The building includes a “command center” for training students to interact with emergency personn...read more
A team from the Savannah College of Arts & Design in Georgia came up with myriad abstract conceptions—including a few informed by its equestrian department—to develop a new hard hat design that Clayco is now in the process of producing. Image: Clayco
Clayco worked with a Georgia college to design a helmet with greater comfort and adaptability....
The Kinesiology and Athletic Complex at Orange Coast College is one of many projects that C.W. Driver has started or completed in California, its home state. Image: courtesy of C.W. Driver
C.W. Driver succeeds by sticking to core markets and practices.
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ABC members increased training spending 45% from 2013, according to a new report.
Turner Construction is using this card to summarize its program. The "Green" graphic represents how the contractor is elevating what green means, and the three pillars of its program. Image: Turner Construction
The company targets a 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions and water use from construction activit...read more
Skender, a design, construction, and manufacturing firm, will use Z Modular’s self-bracing structural VectorBloc system to fabricate building components. Photos courtesy Skender and Z Modular
Factory to open soon on the southwest side of Chicago.
Exacerbating the AEC talent shortage is the coming mass exodus of baby boomers as they reach reti...read more
The lab will identify, test, and scale new technologies to help advance the construction industry...
According to a Forbes study, diverse companies produce 19% more earnings than their counterparts. In addition to generating more revenue, diverse teams produce a host of benefits, including increased productivity and heightened company reputation. Photo: VIATechnik
Women currently comprise 9% of the construction industry. Here’s how we will change this to solve...read more
This prototype is an early version of the apartment units that will be built in Skender’s factory for a building in Chicago’s West Loop later this year. Photo: Skender
Working from a single source of truth means every factor of design, procurement, manufacturing, a...read more
As more women enter male-dominated fields, gear supply has not kept up with demand.
The Decennial Group, a joint venture of two leading real estate developers, is investing in Opportunity Zones to take advantage of new tax incentives. Image: Decennial Group
Decennial Group says it’s looking at 250 potential projects, primarily in America’s heartland and...read more
This is the first in a series by Lance Hosey, FAIA, on how automation is disrupting design and co...read more
The 12x60-foot Net Zero Jobsite Trailer debuted in November at the Greenbuild show in Chicago. It features a super-insulated shell and many of the comforts of a traditional office workspace. Photo: ©2018 Ballogg Photography
As AEC firms scramble to upgrade their offices to maximize occupant wellness and productivity, Pe...read more
Natural disasters have been driving insurance payouts for property and casualty damages through the roof, leading insurers to reassess their coverage strategies. Image: USI
A new report on the property and casualty market foresees modest rate hikes for construction proj...read more
The ability of EC firms to capture, understand, and apply from all kinds of sources—including their job sites—is critical to their being able to deliver buildings for smarter cities in the future. Image: Deloitte Consulting
A new paper from Deloitte Consulting advises companies to revise their strategies with an eye tow...read more