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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.
How professional bias can sabotage industry transformation

Photo: Proving Ground

October 06, 2017 | Nathan Miller

Professional bias can take the form of change-resistant thinking that can keep transformational o...

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Rendering of an airport concourse

P3 is taking off in airport construction. The $1.6 billion Midfield Satellite Concourse at the Los Angeles International Airport is among the P3-driven projects in the works. Rendering: Corgan in association with Gensler

October 05, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

The $4 billion renovation of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport is the first major U.S. aviation p...

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A terminal in an airport

Photo: Skanska

October 04, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Hensel Phelps, Turner Construction Co., and Skanska USA top BD+C’s ranking of the nation...

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The U.S. Consulate in Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, will be the largest such facility in the world.

The U.S. Consulate in Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, will be the largest such facility in the world. Courtesy EYP.

September 28, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., PCL Construction Enterprises, and Clark Group top BD+C’s rankin...

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Action at last November’s USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Action at last November’s USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Ariz., which attracted 774 players from 36 states for 2,088 matches in a weeklong tournament. Photo courtesy USAPA/Tom Gottfried

September 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Two-and-a-half million Americans are playing the game with the funny name.

The Indigo Hotel

The Indigo Hotel in downtown Los Angeles will recall eras of that city's history with art in different rooms and areas. (Note the art in the ceiling of the hotel's Sky Bar.) Saiful Bouquet was the structural engineer for the project. Photo courtesy HBA.

September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Swinerton, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top BD+C’s ra...

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Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

September 21, 2017 | By BD+C Staff

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

September 21, 2017 | By Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor, John Caulfield, Senior Editor, and David Barista, Editorial Director

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

Torch cutters working on a project

Photo courtesy of Barton Mallow

September 19, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Lendlease, Suffolk Construction, and Clark Group top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s larg...

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A contractor working on a project
September 19, 2017 | USG Corporation

Hurricane recovery efforts expected to heighten concerns about labor scarcities in the south, whe...

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The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live

The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live, will include a “lifestyle plaza,” 100 feet in the air, with 37,000 sf of outdoor amenity spaces. A 700-foot-long LED ribbon will wrap the plaza. And this mixed-use project will feature a 166,580-sf open-air retail galleria. CallisonRTKL provided the architectural design for the entire Oceanwide Plaza project (spatial design, floor plans, unit plans, layout, etc.) which encompasses all three towers and the retail galleria. CallisonRTKL also provided the interior design for both of the South Towers as well as TDS for the entire project. Studio Munge provided the interior finishes for the residences in the North Tower and interior design for the residential common areas and for the hotel in the North Tower.

September 13, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., PCL Construction Enterprises, and Shawmut Design and Construc...

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A pen sitting on top of a contract

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September 06, 2017 | John T. Jozwick, Esq.

There is no single method of calculating progress payments, but the most common formula is the pe...

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Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifamily arena.

Photo: Pixabay

September 05, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifami...

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September 01, 2017 | Karl Feldman, Account Director, Hinge

Not to be confused with the branding of your firm overall, your employer brand is defined by your...

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Water Street Tampa's 18 buildings are being designed by mulitple architecturual and design firms. The 50-acre, 9-million-sf community is expected to attract 23,000 workers and residents to Tampa's downtown. Image: Strategic Property Partners. CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE IMAGE

August 30, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Nine architects, three interior designers, and nine contractors are involved in this $3 billion p...

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Don Knabe Wellness Center and Plaza at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, Calif.

Don Knabe Wellness Center and Plaza at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, Calif. The integrated team of McCarthy, Taylor Design, and SmithGroupJJR led the 12,000-sf wellness center construction project. Photo courtesy McCarthy 

August 29, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner, McCarthy, and Skanska top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest healthcare sect...

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Structure Tone New York City headquarters at 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan. Photo courtesy Structure Tone

Structure Tone's new WELL-certified New York City headquarters, 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan. Photo courtesy Structure Tone

August 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The costs ranged from 50 cents to $4 per sf, according to a ULI report. 

AESS steel columns at Lee Hall III, Clemson University, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Photo: Courtesy SOM / Scott Frances Photography

August 23, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Advances in R&D are fostering new forms of structural and aesthetic steel.

Photo: Pixabay

August 23, 2017 | AIA

“The July figures show the continuation of healthy trends in the construction sector of our econo...

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Researchers at the University of Notre Dame test a hybrid concrete shear wall for seismic performance.

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame test a hybrid concrete shear wall for seismic performance. The study was funded by the Charles Pankow Foundation and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Photo: Charles Pankow Foundation

August 16, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Charlie Pankow’s mandate was simple: Use research to create even better buildings.

AdPro Sports Training Center, Buffalo N.Y. Photo: Kimberly Smith Photography, courtesy LPCiminelli

AdPro Sports Training Center, Buffalo N.Y. Photo: Kimberly Smith Photography, courtesy LPCiminelli 

August 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Kraus-Anderson, and Hill International are among the nation’s largest construction manage...

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A Barton Malow construction worker installs a metal roof deck.

Photo courtesy Barton Malow

August 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner, Whiting-Turner, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s ranking of the nati...

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Renderings courtesy Related Companies 

August 09, 2017 | Related Companies 

The 33-story tower will be positioned on the High Line with views of the Hudson River and downtow...

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August 09, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Bike storage facilities and “bicycle kitchens” are among the most popular mobility amenities in m...

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Rick Nelson, Senior Associate at MBH Architects, Alameda, Calif., demonstrates the proper installation of materials to MBH professionals

Rick Nelson, Senior Associate at MBH Architects, Alameda, Calif., demonstrates the proper installation of materials to MBH professionals as part of the firm‘s “Hands On University” field training program. Courtesy MBH Architects.

August 09, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The following is a list of advancements architecture and A/E firms underwent in 2016, as reported...

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Miron Construction's “dream coach,” Eric Marcoe, tries to present a “mirror” to employees so they can see themselves clearer to achieve their ambitions. Image: Miron Construction

August 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Miron Construction’s “Dream Project” helps remove obstacles to self actualization.

Brenda Radmacher discusses four ways to prep for a negotiation.

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August 04, 2017 | Brenda Radmacher, Partner, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani

Practice, practice, practice, and understanding both sides of the deliberation are critical to su...

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This infographic by Shepley Bulfinch reveals key findings from the firm's study of university and college laboratory buildings.

Infographic: Shepley Bulfinch

August 03, 2017 | Luke Voiland, AIA

A three-month study of science facilities conducted by Shepley Bulfinch reveals key findings rela...

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JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America. Photo courtesy JW Marriott

August 02, 2017 | Sean Avery, PE, LEED AP

By varying an LED luminaire’s color temperature, it is possible to mimic daylighting, to some ext...

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Inconvenient meeting spaces, inadequate task seating, and frequent interruptions were among the key takeaways from healthcare designer Carolyn Fleetwood’s observation of a nurse during an eight-hour shift. Photos courtesy GS&P

August 02, 2017 | Carolyn Fleetwood Blake, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC

From the surprising number of “hunting and gathering” trips to the need for quiet spaces for phon...

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