Design


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    ABI breaks bad in October

    Design work on architects' boards slowed considerably after nearly two years of growth. 

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Better tech, multipurpose spaces and a more inviting atmosphere are key to building competitive STEM learning facilities

    There’s higher demand and more competition than ever for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) talent.

    Nov. 14, 2022
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    Project Wins

    Turner nabs $236M GSA contract in Manhattan

    The country’s largest GC will assume the role of construction manager as contractor on a modernization project at the Silvio J. Mollo Federal Building.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    First mass timber commercial office building in DC opens

    A 108,000-square-foot addition at the Capitol Riverfront property incorporated 1,300 tons of the renewable material.

    By Updated Nov. 11, 2022
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    $1B Texas Harbor Bridge work resumes, completion delayed to 2025

    Texas DOT had forced Flatiron/Dragados to stop work over safety concerns.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    Q&A

    Associate commissioner of NYC DDC wants more design-build

    The city is largely restricted by state law to use the lowest bidder system, but Alison Landry hopes to modernize the procurement process in her new role with the Department of Design and Construction.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    Introducing The Great Library

    Welcome to a bold new global initiative designed to advance Connected Construction adoption.

    Oct. 24, 2022
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    Modular use to increase in life sciences construction

    Many owners find that prefab techniques are helpful for building complex manufacturing facilities, according to a new report.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
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    PCL details renovations at LA’s Crypto.com Arena

    The former Staples Center in Los Angeles will stay open as it gets new suites, LED screens, concessions and other improvements.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    The ‘bonus’ tax deduction in the Inflation Reduction Act for construction firms

    Contractors can earn up to a $5-per-square-foot energy-efficient tax deduction when they meet prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements on nonprofit projects. 

    By Aug. 24, 2022
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    How to bend a brick wall

    Who says brick buildings must be red and rectangular? Add a modern twist by bending a brick wall.

    Aug. 8, 2022
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    Q&A

    Code updates, sustainability spur mass timber’s US adoption

    Nordic Structures’ David Croteau said demand for CLT is growing as companies like Google, Microsoft and Facebook seek to reduce their carbon footprints.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Cemex Ventures invests in 3D-printing tech for building

    3D-printing firm Cobod said its proprietary mix can adapt normal cement to the specifications needed to print buildings.

    By July 27, 2022
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    Column

    The Dotted Line: ‘Carrot and stick’ provisions help architects and GCs get along

    A new report explores the clashes between designers and builders. Construction attorneys say it doesn’t have to be that way.

    By July 26, 2022
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    Procore, Amazon Web Services partner on digital twin technology

    The integration and data sharing deal will allow users to upload real-time data to the Procore management hub.

    By July 20, 2022
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    Column // Help Wanted

    How wishing wells and dog houses showcase carpentry skills

    In Construction Dive’s latest Help Wanted column, apprentice competitors from a carpenters trade group share their career goals.

    By July 14, 2022
  • Turner gets surgical with $225M University of Kentucky health education building contract

    The NYC-based contractor is building on momentum from previous medical center projects.

    By July 13, 2022
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    Contech leaders say convergence is driving a construction industry renaissance

    Architects and builders are looking to manufacturing to make the construction process more like industrial assembly lines — modular, repeatable and efficient.

    July 11, 2022
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    Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus takes shape near Washington, DC

    A team led by Whiting-Turner has pumped nearly 42 million gallons of water from the school’s Alexandria, Virginia, project site since construction started.

    By July 6, 2022
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    Opinion

    The future of BIM, standards and certifications

    BIM is increasingly becoming important on jobsites, and it will only become more necessary, says one expert.

    By Frank Weiss • July 6, 2022
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    Q&A

    General Motors aims to make EV charging accessible to apartment residents

    Working with cities, states and local GM dealers, the automaker wants to solve the challenge of charging access for those who live in multifamily dwellings, the automaker’s EV charging analyst explains.

    By Dan Zukowski • June 29, 2022
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    New York transit authority to upgrade most inaccessible subway stations by 2055

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority agreed to add ramps or elevators to 95% of all inaccessible New York City subway stations under a lengthy timeline, resolving multiple class-action lawsuits.

    By Maria Rachal • June 28, 2022
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    All signs point to a 'growing appetite' for digital twins

    Implementation is expected to increase 36% over the next five years, according to a new report. But one expert cautions against falling for the "hype.”

    By Cailin Crowe • June 15, 2022
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    Civil engineer and contractor build 3D digital bridge with Trimble model collaboration platform

    National Design Firm WSB bridges the design-to-construction digital gap on Highway 169 Redefine.

    June 6, 2022
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    UK prefab design company targets US expansion

    Bryden Wood's "kit-of-parts" approach leverages components that are similar on each project while also providing opportunities for customization.

    By May 25, 2022