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    Using BIM and VDC to defend against poor construction planning

    The five important ways BIM and VDC can help contractors build a strong defense against poor construction planning.

    June 21, 2021
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    3 things construction leaders get wrong about prefab and modular interiors

    Cookie cutter, expensive, and risky? Not today's prefab. 

    April 26, 2021
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    Open your eyes—and mind—to new school design ideas

    Achieve superior designs while meeting 5 unique performance demands of the education market.

    April 12, 2021
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    Post-pandemic: How COVID-19 will change office, hotel and mixed-use design

    There are still unknowns as far as how the coronavirus pandemic will impact the look of new spaces, but flexibility in layouts will be key, design experts say.

    By Kim Slowey • Jan. 25, 2021
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    Bridging the gap between 2D drawings and 3D models

    Overcome the shortcomings of 2D drawings by making the transition to using 3D models in the field. 

    Dec. 7, 2020
  • Swinerton to enter New York City office market

    The San Francisco-based contractor has ambitious plans to target corporate interiors in the Big Apple, despite the uncertainty over the future of offices and urban centers post-pandemic.

    By Oct. 7, 2020
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    AIA paper offers guidance on the difference between delegated design and design assist

    Both collaborative methods put contractors in the position of offering input that can influence the overall project.

    By Kim Slowey • Sept. 16, 2020
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    Burger King to build mobile-focused restaurant model in 2021

    The fast food chain's designs feature a drive-in, curbside pickup, mobile takeout lockers and a suspended kitchen that can deliver food to drive-thru customers using a conveyor belt. 

    By Julie Littman • Sept. 10, 2020
  • How AECOM is riding technology to the 'workplace of the future'

    Leveraging global design centers and repeatable aspects of past projects, the construction giant's new CEO sees remote work continuing long after the pandemic is over.

    By Sept. 9, 2020
  • How wide-ranging tech propelled Skanska's $4B LaGuardia Airport renovation

    Aerial photogrammetry, a 4D scheduling model, laser scanning and 360-degree cameras were employed at the New York City jobsite, making one of the firm's most complex projects ever achievable. 

    By July 29, 2020
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    3 ways to elevate your multi-story projects

    Optimize multi-story projects with three long-span composite floor systems that meet your demands.

    May 12, 2020
  • Architects report reduced demand, expected revenue loss and signs of future slowing of starts

    Construction industry surveys also show project cancellations and slowdowns as the coronavirus outbreak spreads nationwide and state and local governments stop most or some construction work.

    By Kim Slowey • March 30, 2020
  • Engineering review of $1B, FIGG-backed Houston bridge identifies design issues

    FIGG, the Engineer of Record, said it will collaborate with the other project designers in addressing third-party consultant COWI's "significant concerns." 

    By Kim Slowey • March 17, 2020
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    Collaboration trumps competition in offsite construction industry, and other takeaways from World of Modular

    Identity issues, marketing myopia and a lack of standards inhibit growth, but those factors are being slowly ironed out through industrywide efforts, according to sentiment at the conference this month.

    By Joe Beeton • March 12, 2020
  • The pros and cons of design-build

    The collaborative design-build delivery method can save time and money, but experts say there are key factors contractors should consider before making the switch. 

    By Kim Slowey • March 9, 2020
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    Modular Monitor: How GCs, trades and architects view offsite construction, by the numbers

    Responses from a Dodge survey show that the professions are aligned on some aspects and at odds on others. Here's what the data might mean for the future of modular construction.

    By Joe Beeton • March 2, 2020
  • AIA pushes back on possible Trump architecture mandate

    The AIA said an executive order mandating neoclassical architecture styles for federal buildings would increase construction costs and schedules and result in sub-optimal buildings.

    By Kim Slowey • Feb. 25, 2020
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    Contractors increasingly involved in shaping blueprints through Generative Design practices

    Proponents of generative design believe it can streamline the design process and allow contractors to exert influence that is beneficial to a project’s ultimate design.

    By Kim Slowey • Feb. 12, 2020
  • Seattle's Rainier Square tower proving ground for reinforced concrete core alternative

    The SpeedCore system allowed crews to top out the building in about half the scheduled time and saved the project more than $10 million.

    By Kim Slowey • Jan. 29, 2020
  • TxDOT seeks removal of FIGG from $800M Harbor Bridge design

    The agency decided that the engineering firm's role in the 2018 FIU bridge collapse is "significant enough" to warrant asking Flatiron-Dragados to have another firm design the bridge's main spans. Last week, a Texas authority halted construction on another FIGG bridge. 

    By Joe Beeton • Jan. 14, 2020
  • Construction of Houston ship channel bridge halted to fix FIGG design

    The authority behind the $962 million Sam Houston Tollway Ship Channel Bridge is giving FIGG Bridge Engineers three weeks to redesign the curved portion of the pylon legs and allow for an independent review.

    By Kim Slowey • Jan. 8, 2020
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    Modular Monitor: Getting 'heads in beds' means building hotels in factories

    When it comes to heralding the advantages of offsite construction, the hospitality segment is checking in newcomers to the method like no other.

    By Joe Beeton • Jan. 6, 2020
  • Modular building made major headway in the commercial construction market in 2019

    A lot of noteworthy movement in the modular building market this year meant that the headlines really started stacking up.

    By Joe Beeton • Dec. 20, 2019
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    Report: 2019 record year for supertall construction

    At 1,739 feet, the Tianjin CTF Finance Centre in China was the tallest building completed in 2019.

    By Kim Slowey • Dec. 13, 2019
  • Regulation of bird-friendly glass windows set for all new NYC construction

    The new rule would require that 90% of the external building envelope for the first 75 feet of new construction and major alterations be made of bird-safe materials.

    By Kim Slowey • Updated Dec. 11, 2019