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Bringing the concepts of architects, engineers, and clients to life often requires problem-solving and compromise, and always requires hard work on the contractor’s part. Keeping construction within the allotted budget and up to the rest of the building team’s standards requires a combination of extensive technical and product knowledge.
AEC Leaders share lessons from past downturns

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November 24, 2020 | David Barista, Editorial Director 

Positions of passivity and cost-cutting run counter to the key lessons from AEC leaders who suc...

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The Weekly show: SPIRE smart building rating system, and pickleball court design tips
November 20, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The November 19 episode of BD+C's The Weekly is available for viewing on demand.

Tax shortfalls nip government projects in the bud

Long Beach, Calif.’s new Civic Center includes the 93,500-sf Billie Jean King Main Library, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and completed in 2019. Photo: Benny Chen| Fotoworks

  

November 13, 2020 | By John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Federal contracts are proceeding, but states and cities are delaying, deferring, and looking fo...

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The Weekly show: Nvidia's Omniverse, AI for construction scheduling, COVID-19 signage
November 12, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from ALICE Technologies, Build Group, Hastings Architecture, Nv...

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2020 Retail Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. retail sector - CallisonRTKL worked with Fido, a cellphone service provider, on a store redesign

CallisonRTKL worked with Fido, a cellphone service provider, on a store redesign that moves away from the strictly transactional to a more relaxed environment that encourages conversation between staff and customers. Photo: ©Ben Rahn/A-Frame, courtesy CRTKL

    

November 09, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Jacobs, and PCL Construction top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest retail sector...

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Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering complex, Arup, Suffolk Construction

Arup and Suffolk Construction are part of the Building Team for Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering complex. Photo: Evan Patten
   

November 09, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Gensler, AECOM, and Turner Construction top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest university...

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The Weekly show: Designing cannabis facilities, Bob Borson's Life of an Architect, museum design
November 05, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from Cooper Robertson, Life of an Architect, and MJ12 Design St...

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The Weekly show: Multifamily security tips, the state of construction industry research, and AGC's market update
October 30, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

BD+C editors speak with experts from AGC, Charles Pankow Foundation, and Silva Consultants on t...

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Meet Jaibot, Hilti's new construction jobsite robot

Using data from the BIM model, Jaibot locates itself accurately indoors, drills the holes dust-controlled, and marks them according to the trade, according to the maker. Photo: Hilti

   

October 28, 2020 | BD+C Staff and Hilti

The semi-autonomous robot is designed to assist MEP contractors with ceiling-drilling applicati...

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Hotel construction pipeline dips 7% in Q3 2020

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October 27, 2020 | Lodging Econometrics

Hospitality developers continue to closely monitor the impact the coronavirus will have on trav...

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Hyperscale data centers—those massive wholesale colocation facilities engineered to meet the needs of giants like Amazon and Google—are the darlings of the data center sector. Photo by imgix on unsplash

    

October 26, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hyperscale and edge computing are driving growth in data center and mission critical facilities...

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Mall property redevelopments could result in dramatic property value drops

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October 26, 2020 | PETER FABRIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Retail conversions to fulfillment centers, apartments, schools, or medical offices could cut va...

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The Weekly show: AI for building facade inspections, and how to design a world-class architecture firm
October 14, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The October 15 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

HVAC and electrical subcontractors could be most vulnerable to COVID-19 related increases in materials and labor pricing, according to a Consigli poll. Image: Pixabay

October 09, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Most trades confident they can find workers to hire to meet demand.

October 08, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The October 8 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

Smart buildings stand on good data
October 01, 2020 | Mike Paciero, VDC Manager, VIATechnik

The coming disruption of owning and operating a building and how to stay ahead through BIM.

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Former COO Molly McShane ascends to the role of CEO at The McShane Companies, based in Rosemont, Ill.

Former COO Molly McShane ascends to the role of CEO at The McShane Companies, based in Rosemont, Ill.

October 01, 2020 | THE MCSHANE COMPANIES

Molly McShane named CEO of The McShane Companies

Evaluating and investing resources to navigate past the COVID-19 pandemic

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September 28, 2020 | TAMI HAUSMAN, PHD, AND LONNY ROSSMAN, AIA, NCARB

As AEC firm leaders consider worst-case scenarios and explore possible solutions to surmount th...

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The Weekly show: Building optimization tech, the future of smart cities, and storm shelter design
September 24, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

The September 24 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

The H3 Wellness Hub, a Lendlease invention, can by hoisted or lifted into tight spaces. Images: Lendlease and B&T Mfg.

September 23, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Lendlease invented the H3 Wellness Hub, which can include natural lighting and UV bacteria cont...

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The Weekly show: Curtis Fentress, FAIA, on airport design, and how P3s are keeping university projects alive
September 10, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

The September 10 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

Construction spending dips 1.2% in July 2020; most building sectors see decline

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September 01, 2020 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Of the 16 nonresidential subcategories, 10 were down on a monthly basis.

Maryland County to build six schools in P3 arrangement

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September 01, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor 

Prince George’s County, Md., is the first jurisdiction in the nation to use public-private part...

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August 31, 2020 | AGC

Data will be revealed during virtual media event on Wednesday, September 2 at 1 P.M. EDT.

Strategically planning your firm past the COVID-19 pandemic

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August 27, 2020 | Tami Hausman, PhD, and Lonny Rossman, AIA , NCARB

As AEC firm leaders consider worst-case scenarios and explore possible solutions to surmount th...

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The Weekly show: Digital twin technology and social equity in the AEC market
August 27, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The August 27 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand. 

Video: 5 building sectors to watch amid COVID-19
August 25, 2020 | BD+C Staff 

RCLCO's Brad Hunter reveals the winners and non-winners of the U.S. real estate market during t...

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Guidance on design assist vs. delegated design released
August 24, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AI...

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A hybrid learning approach could redefine higher education - university architecture

Arup and Suffolk Construction are part of the Building Team for Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering complex, whose second phase is currently in the works. A new pedestrian bridge spanning five subway and rail lines provides a key link to the campus. Photo: Evan Patten

   

July 24, 2020 | By John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

Universities reassess current assets to determine growth strategies.

A network of lenders working with the marketplace Lendio facilitated nearly $182 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans to construction companies. Images: Lendio

July 08, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The loans saved an estimated 17,500 construction jobs.

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