Energy benchmarking survey shows flat emissions pattern over past 20 years.
The Chespapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, Virginia Beach, Va., is only the eleventh building to earn Living Building Challenge status. It generated 83% more energy than it used over the past year and treats rainwater so that it is drinkable. SmithGroupJJR led the Building Team: Skanska (owner’s rep), A+F Engineering (SE), WPL (CE), Biohabitats (water treatment), The Façade Group (BECx), and Hourigan Construction (GC). Photo: Prakash Patel / courtesty SmithGroupJJR
AEC leaders in green building are stepping up to a higher level of innovation and to be a green l...read more
AES Corporation Headquarters, Arlington, Va.Building Team: OPX, PLLC (architect), AES Corporation (owner), Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc. (GC), Blue Moon Engineering (MEP), SK&A (SE). Photo: Judy Davis / HD Photo
Turner Construction Co., Clark Group, and Hensel Phelps top Building Design+Construction’s annual...read more
LEx Labs prototype classroom, a joint venture of design firm Huckabee, Baylor University, and an education service center. Photo courtesy Huckabee
Space flexibility is critical to classroom design. Spaces have to be adaptable, even allowing for...read more
Charleston (S.C.) Catholic School Upper School Addition and Sacred Heart Church Renovation, designed by KSQ Design. Photo courtesy KSQ Design
Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, and Core Construction head Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking...read more
Construction at Charlotte International Airport. Photo: Christopher Tran/Wikimedia Commons.
Hensel Phelps generated more than $660 million in revenue last year to earn the top spot on BD+C’...read more
Rendering depicts the $114 million Center for Cyber Security Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. The project is being delivered by the design-build team of Turner and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Turner tapped its Turner Engineering Group to consult on the project. Since launching in 2015, TEG has expanded its services to include design peer review. Courtesy SOM. Click here to enlarge.
Design-build has accounted for a notable portion of Turner’s work over the last few years.
Construction in Seattle. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons.
Construction spending is up this year and is expected to continue to increase through 2017. But, ...read more
Hill International provided construction management services for the building of the Flame Towers in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photo: Francisco Anzola/Creative Commons.
Hill International, Jacobs, and JLL head Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of the large...read more
Suffolk Construction is the general contractor for the MiamiCentral station project in Miami. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Wikimedia Commons.
Turner Construction, Whiting-Turner Contracting, Fluor, and Skanska top Building Design+Construct...read more
A rendering of Seaport San Diego, a redevelopment of a 70-acre waterfront property. A 480-foot-tall observation tower would be one of this district's main attractions. Image: Seaport San Diego
Its developers envision a thriving business, education, and entertainment district, highlighted b...read more
Photo courtesy Corgan
Now in its 40th year, BD+C’s annual Giants 300 report ranks AEC firms by discipline and across mo...read more
The new stadium and mixed-use project for the Los Angeles Rams. Renderings courtesy LA Rams.
The 70,000-seat stadium will be ready by the 2019 NFL season. The surrounding mixed-use developme...read more
Construction in New York City. Photo: Jeffrey Zeldman/Creative Commons.
‘Sick and tired’ of lawbreaking contractors defining public perception.
OhioHealth Neuroscience Institute at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Building Team: NBBJ (architect), Korda (SE/MEP), Dynamix (MEP), EMH&T (CE), and Whiting-Turner/Corna Kokosing (CM). Photos courtesy Ohio CTC. Click here to enlarge.
Experts explain the benefits of DA, a process where the subcontractors are retained to assist oth...read more
Construction in Miami in July 2016. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.
Common concerns about DA include lack of familiarity, obtaining competitive pricing, and design l...read more
A new report by McKinsey & Co. states that the world's construction industry will be able to keep up with reconstruction demands by adopting digital technology at all levels of project management and communication with Building Team partners. Image: Pixabay
A new McKinsey report identifies five trends the industry should latch onto more broadly.
Infrastructure investment, led by transit-oriented projects, is driving economic growth in many of America's largest cities. Image: Transwestern
Competitiveness and economic development are at stake for cities, says Transwestern.
Construction in Chicago. Photo: Paul Morgan/Creative Commons.
Alleged to have been sham business in bid to win city public works contract.
The chart above shows year-over-year (Q1 2016 v. Q1 2015) changes in regional construction backlogs. Most contractors are satisfied with the amount of work they have currently. But bigger firms with more robust workforces can expand their backlogs. Image: Associated Builders and Contractors
Large companies that can attract talent are better able to commit to more work, according to a na...read more
Steel rods. Photo: PortlandBolt/Creative Commons.
Nonresidential construction price gains were largely driven by iron and steel prices and steel mi...read more
Jared Della Valle, President of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Alloy LLC
Led by an ambitious President and a CEO with deep pockets, Alloy LLC's six entities control the e...read more
Inaugural 2.5-day event will convene 125+ leading AEC women in Dana Point, Calif., November 9-11,...read more
The good news: the length and value of disputes in the U.S. fell last year, according to latest A...read more
Construction of the Sky 19 Plaza in Bismarck, N.D. in 2016. Photo: Consolidated Construction/Creative Commons
Retail construction projects were up nearly 25% year-over-year, and the industrial and office con...read more
Construction in Cleveland's Public Sqaure in April 2016. Photo: Erik Drost/Creative Commons.
Lower building material prices, a sluggish U.S. economy, and hesitation among private developers...read more
The redeveloped Central Terminal B at New York's LaGuardia Airport will have 35 gates. Construction of this $4 billion project started officially on June 1, as its public-private development partnership signed a long-term lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Rendering: LaGuardia Gateway Partners
The development consortium has secured financing for the $4 billion project, and signed an operat...read more
The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, with the 3737 Chestnut building in the background. Courtesy BLT Architects. Click here to enlarge.
The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral capitalizes on hot property to help fund much needed upgrade...read more
UCSD Medical Center Central Plant in La Jolla, Calif. Photo: Kevin Turner. Click here to enlarge.
An undulating roof, floor-to-ceiling glass, and façade scheme give visual appeal to a plant that...read more
The new John J. Hemmingson Center’s “main street” features several dining options, including a Starbucks. Photo: Christian Columbres. Click here to enlarge.
Retail mall features, comfortable furniture, and floor-to-ceiling glass add vibrancy to the new J...read more