Design


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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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    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
  • ‘The Forge’, a two-building office project under construction in London, showcases Bryden Wood's approach to industrialized construction.
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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
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    The 5 benefits of lean construction practices

    Lean construction benefits customers, your business and the environment. Learn how that's possible.  

    May 2, 2022
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    Robots can revolutionize the modular building industry

    Autovol CEO Rick Murdock said at the World of Modular conference this week that automation will continue to take up more of his company's production.

    By April 27, 2022
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    Earth Day groundbreaking for world's largest wildlife crossing

    The landbridge will provide animals a passage to cross the 10-lane Highway 101 in California.

    By April 22, 2022
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    Clark leverages field data, sustainable material in HQ2 build

    The contractor is employing mass timber, low-carbon concrete and technology to build Amazon's second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

    By April 13, 2022
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    Procore integrates with embodied carbon calculator to aid contractor sustainability goals

    Users can identify the environmental impacts of their building materials in order to shave off excess pollution in their projects.

    By April 13, 2022
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    Seattle Airport's Concourse C expansion inspired by nature

    Turner is building the four new floors, which will cost up to $500 million.

    By April 5, 2022
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    Trauma-informed design is changing the education space — here's what that means for the built environment

    An innovative design approach that reshapes learning environments to create a welcoming space that promotes both healing and well-being.

    April 4, 2022
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    Sarcos acquires RE2 Robotics, positions for expansion

    On top of its construction and manufacturing presence, Sarcos said the deal will enable it to reach other markets.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Q&A

    Consigli prefab director: 'You don't want it to feel like you're recreating the wheel'

    The Boston-based general contractor wants to use more offsite techniques in its projects to boost efficiency.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Why modular has not clicked in commercial construction

    Offsite building techniques should be a boon for the industry, but modular's market share in North America is under 6%. Why?

    By March 23, 2022