Design: Page 2


  • Render of a tall building with mass timber components standing high above the ground with open-air balconies and a rooftop communal area.
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    5 award-winning mass timber designs

    The proposals demonstrate innovation in the use of the sustainable material and shared in a prize pool worth $2.2 million.

    By Nov. 3, 2023
  • A green train stands on tracks to the right of a new-looking open-air station platform.
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    Boston’s year-old $2.3B Green Line Extension needs repairs

    GLX Constructors — composed of Fluor, The Middlesex Corp., Herzog and Balfour Beatty — finished the light rail project last year and will regauge the faulty tracks.

    By Oct. 26, 2023
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Construction Dive

    Construction Dive editors curate some of the industry’s top stories from this year.

    By Construction Dive staff
  • Project Wins

    Building team selected for $895M Portland, Oregon, span

    Burnside Bridge Partners JV and Nebraska design firm HDR will build an earthquake-resistant replacement for the nearly century-old structure.

    By Oct. 24, 2023
  • Workers in yellow vests and hard hats pouring concrete on a construction site.
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    9 tips to get started with low-carbon concrete

    The material is growing in popularity, but many contractors haven’t used it yet. Experts at Greenbuild offered some practical advice on how to get started.

    By Oct. 23, 2023
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    Q&A

    Beyond superstition, 13th floors also hold a money-making opportunity

    This taboo level in buildings from condos to offices is often relegated to storing HVAC and mechanical equipment, but it doesn’t need to be that way, says engineer Johnathan Meade.

    By Oct. 12, 2023
  • A sign of the NIBS Building Innovation Conference stands in the Washington Hilton Hotel on Sept. 6
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    Top construction events for the second half of 2024

    It’s time to plan ahead. Construction Dive has you covered with a full list of industry conferences, expos and meetings on tap for the rest of the year.

    By Updated April 30, 2024
  • Rendering of the exterior view of the new SEA airport terminal.
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    Sea-Tac gets nod for $399M expansion

    The Port of Seattle Commission green-lit the budget for the airport’s Concourse C project, which Turner Construction will build.

    By Oct. 3, 2023
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    Travel rebounds, boosts hotel projects

    A recovery in the hospitality industry and an increase in consumer confidence have led hotel companies to prime their construction pipelines.

    By Industry Dive Staff • Oct. 2, 2023
  • An artist's depiction shows the design of a new two story visitor center near the water in the Everglades.
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    Project Wins

    Tutor Perini lands $47M Everglades National Park job

    The contractor will build a new visitor center able to withstand hurricane-force winds, a bulkhead and docks at the southern Florida site. 

    By Sept. 22, 2023
  • A rendering depicts a planned $1.3 billion baseball stadium
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    Tampa Bay Rays debut $1.3B stadium deal

    The MLB venue in St. Petersburg, Florida, would sit on the same site as the team’s existing Tropicana Field and benefit from $600 million in public money.

    By Sept. 19, 2023
  • A rendering depicts a modern, curved design for a pavilion on a college campus.
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    C.W. Driver caps $70M UC Santa Barbara pavilion

    The LEED-Gold structure is powered by clean energy and includes 1,700 new bicycle parking spots.

    By Sept. 19, 2023
  • Three people in winter gear walk through the burn-out remains of a building partly coated with snow. Blue mountains are in the background.
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    Building codes aren’t climate ready, but changes are coming

    Risk is growing from flooding and wildfires, said National Institute of Building Sciences panelists, and builders are relying on outdated guidance.

    By Sept. 14, 2023
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    Why preconstruction has stolen the project spotlight

    Construction Dive rounds up its series on the challenges and opportunities of a strong preconstruction approach. 

    By Chris Wood • Sept. 14, 2023
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    Sprouts plans to open 40 stores

    The new store count, which executives detailed Tuesday at Goldman Sachs’ Global Retailing Conference, is a marked increase from the 30 stores the grocer is on track to add in 2023.

    By Peyton Bigora • Sept. 14, 2023
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    Shared outcomes: How preconstruction impacts projects from start to finish

    Beyond technology adoption, systemic changes to the building cycle have been spurred by behavioral and process swings.

    By Chris Wood • Sept. 8, 2023
  • A project engineer talks to a computer operator who points to screens showing AI and machine learning enhanced tools.
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    Shared lessons: The promise and pitfalls of preconstruction technology

    Tech has turned a corner during the planning stage of projects, but more work remains to meet schedule and budget constraints.

    By Chris Wood • Sept. 6, 2023
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    Shared challenges: Why preconstruction is suddenly so important

    General contractors such as Mortenson, Messer and PCL say project collaboration is happening much earlier and with greater transparency than before the pandemic.  

    By Chris Wood • Sept. 6, 2023
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    Q&A // ConTech Conversations

    ConTech Conversations: How putting trust in building models eliminates uncertainty

    Hannu Lindberg, DPR’s leader of virtual design and construction, spoke about keeping teams on the same page and the future of workers on jobsites.

    By Aug. 30, 2023
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    Opinion

    How lean construction helps clients and improves contractors’ profits

    Beyond better collaboration and time savings on projects, gains show up in builders’ bottom lines, writes a Rochester, New York, construction executive.

    By Ken Osmun • Aug. 23, 2023
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    Project Milestones

    Turner kicks off $100M Albany airport revamp

    The project at the nation’s oldest municipal airport will relieve passenger congestion that backs up from security to the facility’s parking garage.

    By Aug. 22, 2023
  • A rendering shows the design for the Bolsa Row retail development in Orange County, California.
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    Project Milestones

    R.D. Olson breaks ground on $27M retail project

    Bolsa Row Terrace in Westminster, California, at the heart of Orange County’s Little Saigon community, will feature more than 26,000 square feet of shopping and dining space.

    By Aug. 9, 2023
  • View of the lit up exosphere of the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas
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    Project Milestones

    $2.3B MSG Sphere lights up Las Vegas

    Project costs on the world's largest spherical structure, set to open in September, nearly doubled due to inflation and supply chain woes.

    By July 19, 2023
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    What architects want GCs to know

    Design pros from across the country say they value close collaboration with their construction colleagues.

    By Shelley D. Hutchins, LEED-AP • July 11, 2023
  • Multiple lanes of highway cross over each other, with a newly poured bridge and construction equipment in the foreground.
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    June 2023 Project Wins: The country’s top contractors report their latest awards

    Construction Dive rounds up the newest project wins and milestones from some of the country’s biggest builders.

    By Construction Dive Staff • June 30, 2023
  • An aerial shot of a large park, with a new, glass-covered modern building along the right side. The park is well-maintained and green.
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    Early involvement a ‘recipe for success’ on $2.5B HQ2 project

    Clark Construction’s Lee DeLong spoke to Construction Dive as Amazon celebrated the grand opening of its second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

    By June 20, 2023