Engineers

Engineering goes hand-in-hand with design, putting a practical lens on the architect’s vision and finding the best way to make it happen. Without a talented engineer, the project will never reach completion, and certainly will not reach the standards of functionality and sustainability that the architect and client are seeking.

A new study by PwC details how the industrial sector could get more involved as an influencer, and possibly as investors, in the massive infrastructure spending program that federal lawmakers and The White House now seem committed to moving forward. Image: Pixabay

March 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The accounting and consulting firm PwC offers the industrial sector a five-step approach to getti...

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Sub-metering refers to monitoring systems added on specific equipment, systems, processes, or floors to determine where energy is being used. Tracking energy consumption through sub-metering is currently at a 40—60% ratio of clients who do and do not install sub-metering.

February 24, 2017 | Davide Vettraino and Michael Morrissey, NV5

For owners of existing buildings, retrocommissioning creates a baseline to compare future buildin...

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Hem Gupta founded Environmental Systems Design, a leading MEP engineering and consulting firm. Image: ESD

February 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A 53-year career included engineering work on several of Chicago's iconic buildings.

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January 03, 2017 | BD+C Staff

If your firm is not converting at least a third of project proposals when competing for new work,...

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October 26, 2016 | CTBUH and BD+C Staff

The top firm has worked on almost one-fifth of the 100 tallest buildings in the world.

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October 17, 2016 | American Council of Engineering Companies

The American Council of Engineering Companies’ third quarter Engineering Business Index rose 6.2...

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September 26, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Leo A Daly, Brasfield & Gorrie, Layton Construction, and AECOM top Building Design+C...

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Griff Davenport (left) and Paul Westlake, will lead a larger DLR Group, which recently joined with Westlake Reed Leskosky. The merger will expand the practices and geographies of both firms. Image: DLR Group

September 21, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The merger, say company officials, creates “a global design leader” in a consolidating industry....

Google is one of the major companies to implement a formal unconscious bias training program. Photo: Shawn Collins, flickr Creative Commons

September 15, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Companies are tapping into the latest research in psychology and sociology to advance their diver...

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September 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The crown jewel of a three-year makeover project, the LED columns bring the building’s lobby to l...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Perkins+Will, Skanska USA, Webcor Builders, Jacobs, and STV top B...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, BRPH, Fluor Corp., Walbridge, Jacobs, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s annua...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, HKS, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and JBA Consul...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Perkins+Will, PCL Construction Enterprises, Turner Construction Co., AECOM, and WSP | Pa...

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The retractable roof over Arthur Ashe stadium at the National Tennis Center in New York is a freestanding, 6,500-ton structure whose moveable panels can enclose the facility in seven minutes. Image: USTA/Michael LeBrecht II

September 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Mushy ground and indoor condensation were just two of the issues this $150 million project presen...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

DLR Group, NBBJ, Hensel Phelps, Sundt Construction, AECOM, and Dewberry top Building Design+Const...

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Celebrating 100 years of service to aviation, aerospace, and defense – aviation is in our DNA. Photo: The Austin Company

August 31, 2016 | The Austin Company

Austin’s many innovations contributed to the success of our clients by enabling them to operate i...

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Los Angeles Convention Center. Photo: Pixabay Public Domain

August 30, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, LMN Architects, AECOM, Turner Construction Co., and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Build...

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August 30, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HOK, Perkins+Will, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and Thorn...

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August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...

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Tianmen Mountain cable cars and Tongtian Avenue. Photo: Huangdan2060, Wikimedia Public Domain.

August 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Acrophobics beware: China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park just got a little bit (or a lot) mor...

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August 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The man made hills are the latest attraction to open on the island that has been under developmen...

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The $24 million renovation of the historic Van Antwerp building in Mobile, Ala., involved working on a tight urban site and reconstituting the building for corporate and mixed-use tenants. Renovations included an 11-story addition, a new parking deck, and completely new interiors. The Building Team consisted of Goodwyn |Mills| Cawood (architect and designer), Doster Construction (GC), and Thompson Engineering (engineer). Photo: Mason Fischer Photography

August 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Reconstruction is always a balancing act between the client’s pro forma and what the building nee...

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Uline Arena, Washington, D.C. Antunovich Associates (architect), DAVIS Construction (GC), SSA (MEP), Douglas Development Corporation (owner). Photo: © Rick McCleary 2016 courtesy of DAVIS Construction.

August 19, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Robins & Morton, and The Boldt Company top Building Design+Construction’s annual rank...

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Inverness Village Hall, Inverness, Ill. Photo: Neva O'Laughlin, Wikimedia Creative Commons

August 18, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HOK, Stantec, Turner Construction Co.,Clark Group, AECOM and STV top Building Design+Construction...

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August 18, 2016 | BD+C Staff

CannonDesign, Stantec, Turner Construction Co.,Mortensen Construction, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff...

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The Pavilion at Ole Miss opened January 7. The 9,500-seat multipurpose facility is home to the University of Mississippi men’s and women’s basketball teams. AECOM designed the $96.5 million facility. BL Harbert International was general contractor. The Rebels men beat ’Bama in the opener, 74-66. Image: ©  Jeffrey Jacobs courtesy of AECOM.

August 15, 2016 | Michael Chamernik, Associate Editor

Schools are renovating existing structures or building new sports facilities that can serve the s...

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Baxter Arena, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Neb. Image courtesy of HDR Architecture, Inc.

August 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Thornton Tomasetti, and ME Engineers top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of...

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A construction crew installs one of 1,200 prefabricated cross-laminated timber (CLT) wall panels that make up the 92-room Candlewood Suites at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala. Leadlease was the GC, developer, and owner on the project. It is the nation’s first all-CLT hotel project. Photo courtesy of Lendlease.

August 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

By privatizing the construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and ownership of its hotels ...

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The Francis Crick Institute, which opens this summer in London, epitomizes the trend in science and technology projects to combine disciplines and encourage transparency. The Building Team includes HOK (architect and lead designer), AKT-II (SE), Arup (PM, services engineer), CBRE (planning consultant), Turner & Townsend (cost consultant), HCD (approved inspector), RLB (CDM consultant), Cordless (ICT consultant), Exova Warrington (fire consultant), and Horus (security consultant). Photo courtesy of HOK.

August 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Interdisciplinary interaction is a common theme among many new science and technology offices....

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