Merging artwork and building design

January 16, 2018

Art is a powerful tool that inspires well-being and helps improve patient experiences and outcomes. Yet with many hospital projects, it can be a construction-phase afterthought, resulting in an applied feeling to the artwork. Recently, I was proud to serve […]

Construction worker fatalities up 6%

January 8, 2018

As far as struck-by incidents go, some happen within the confines of the project, but others are a result of outside threats like distracted or inebriated motorists traveling through a highway work zone. From 2011 to 2015, more than 800 […]

Some Assembly Required: Realizing the Benefits of Offsite Construction

September 13, 2017

Offsite construction has been around for years, but interest in this construction method has grown rapidly in the past decade. Benefits of offsite construction include decreased costs compared to conventional construction methods, shortened project schedules, reduced waste and safer working […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Chicago approves $700M mixed-use project, includes city’s future 6th-tallest tower

February 12, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The Chicago Plan Commission has voted to authorize the $700 million One Chicago Square, a mixed-use project that includes what will be the city’s sixth tallest building when complete, according to Engineering News-Record. The taller of two skyscrapers will rise […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Los Angeles Union Station considers $2B expansion

February 9, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Los Angeles Union Station officials are considering a $2 billion expansion of the facility, which they said would improve the quality of service for riders and increase the station’s efficiency, according to Engineering News-Record. The Link Union Station (Link US) […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Construction set for $962M Houston tollway bridge project

February 8, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

As many of the nation’s bridges continue to fall into disrepair or obsolescence, some local authorities are coming up with innovative ways to make the necessary bridge upgrades without creating additional commuter logjams. Last month, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation […]