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America’s fastest-growing cities: San Antonio, Phoenix lead population growth

San Antonio, Texas, tops the list with the largest population gain with an increase of over 24,200 people, an average of 66 people per day between 2016 and 2017. Photo: Pixabay

May 29, 2018 | U.S. Census Bureau

San Antonio added 24,208 people between July 2016 and July 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau...

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In recent years, the general contractor Swinerton has become a major player in the construction, operation, and maintenance of solar power plants. Image: Swinerton

May 27, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Renewable energy is the kind of higher-margin business sector into which this GC has been expandi...

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May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), two of CannonD... read more
May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), ZGF Architect... read more
May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), embassy design... read more

Entering jobsite data manually is still a surprisingly common practice for many contractor companies. Image: TrackVia

May 05, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new survey also finds managers and executives collecting and managing their work information on...

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May 03, 2018 | Lodging Econometrics

We expect the Pipeline to continue its modest growth through 2018. 

April 30, 2018 | Paul Brussow

To wait until there’s a problem affecting design and construction before consulting with a PM was...

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Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine will increase its clinical space by 60% through a renovation and addition that are being conducted while the school stays open and continues to offer its services to students and the community. Image: SmithGroupjjr

April 26, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A major renovation and addition are scheduled to minimize operational disruption.

April 20, 2018 | AGC of America

California and West Virginia have biggest job gains for the year, North Dakota has largest declin...

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Downtown Greenville, S.C.

April 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The office will be located in the One building at 2 West Washington Street.

A Suffolk Construction team member explores one of the firm’s projects using a CAVE virtual reality setup

A Suffolk Construction team member explores one of the firm’s projects using a CAVE virtual reality setup at its new Smart Lab in San Francisco.

April 09, 2018 | Scott Frank, Contributing Editor

Real-time construction analysis, just-in-time materials delivery, digital production planning sys...

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April 02, 2018 | AGC of America

Association officials urge federal, state and local officials to work quickly to put recently ena...

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Soho Warehouse is an adaptive reuse of a 100-year-old building in the Arts District of Los Angeles. The six-story renovation is one of several hospitality projects that have spurred the growth of Shawmut Design and Construction's L.A. office over the past three years. Image: Killefer, Flammang Architects

March 27, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new division also taps the luxury homes market.


March 09, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The Lean Construction Institute, one of this year’s Movers+Shapers, has been sponsoring valuable...

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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

Photo: Pixabay

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

Photo: Pixabay

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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14 marketing resolutions AEC firms should make in 2018

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January 29, 2018 | Tim Asimos, circle S studio

As we close out the first month of the New Year, AEC firms have made (and are still making) plans...

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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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Cost estimating for K-12 school projects: An invaluable tool for budget management

Pope Holbrook Elementary School, Ft. Bragg, N.C. Rendering: LS3P

January 25, 2018 | Ginny Magrath, AIA, Architect, LS3P

Clients want to be able to track costs at every stage of a project, and cost estimates (current a...

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Four high-tech solutions to mitigate theft on the jobsite

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January 25, 2018 | Dan Dolinar, EVP, COO, Rudolph and Sletten

Geo-fencing and drone surveillance are among the tech solutions for protecting jobsites from asse...

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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

Photo: Pixabay

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

Photo: Pixabay

January 24, 2018 | AIA

The Architecture Billings Index concluded the year in positive terrain, with the December reading...

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