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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

12 Mid-August Economic Nuggets

August 17, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

The U.S. quarter-to-quarter annualized advance in gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of this year was an outsized +4.1%. It was the fastest leap forward since 2014’s third quarter jump of +4.9%. Some of the strength has been […]


Construction Processes, Design

Vertical gardens: Wellness oases in the urban jungle

August 16, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Experts in the emerging field of biophilic design are finding that that people need regular contact with nature to be happy and whole. For those who live and work in cities, the concrete, glass towers, smog, and noise can drastically […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Stantec-Hensel Phelps finishes part of $741M border facility

August 16, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

This is one U.S.-Mexico border construction project that has drawn praise from all sides, unlike the border wall that President Donald Trump’s administration is promoting. The president’s 2016 campaign featured promises to build a new, impenetrable wall stretching the entire […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Transit group: Trump administration behind on $1.4B funding

August 15, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In June, Sound Transit reported that it would award major contracts for the Lynnwood Link extension by fall, even though it has not yet received federal grant money. Echoing the concerns of Transportation for America, the agency has been planning […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Jacobs to oversee $410M Omaha school construction program

August 14, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In June, Jacobs won another management contract from the Alleghany County Airport Authority — $12.8 million to oversee the $1.1 billion Pittsburgh International Airport terminal modernization construction project. As construction projects become more complicated, owners sometimes need more than the […]


Construction Processes, Design

Tariffs, design changes drive Seattle’s KeyArena to $700M

August 14, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Skanska and AECOM Hunt have a challenging task ahead, and that is completing the renovation without changing the KeyArena’s roofline, which cannot be altered because of its designation as a historical landmark. Renovating buildings that have an illustrious and protected […]


Construction Processes, Design

Florida mixed-use development uses wellness as the backbone of its design

August 13, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Aventura Parksquare is a new mixed-use development that spans 7.4 acres in Aventura, Fla. The recently completed development’s design places a heavy emphasis on wellness. This wellness-centric design approach includes extra-wide sidewalks for enhanced walkability, open staircases to support less […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Virginia officials mandate boring for $3B Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel

August 9, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Despite all of the advances in tunnel boring technology, Elon Musk’s The Boring Co. is attempting to up the industry’s game. The company’s stated goal is to be able to increase machine speed and efficiency and cut tunneling costs by […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

June Construction Starts Jump 11% Nationwide

August 8, 2018

Via: ENR

New construction starts in June climbed 11% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $896.3 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The increase marked the second double-digit gain in a row, following the 15% hike that was reported for […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Industry could be overspending $177B per year, study finds

August 7, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The average time U.S. construction professionals spend on rework, conflict resolution and looking for project data — issues that can be avoided with improved communication and data management — is costing the industry more than $177 billion annually, according to […]