Category: Design

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, 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, Design, Interaction of Expertise

Messer Construction wins $144M Nashville airport design-build contract

August 2, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The BNA Vision plan, in addition to the two parking garages, administrative office, hotel and terminal expansion, will also see the construction of a new concourse with retail and dining spaces, additional gates, an international arrival area, a multi-modal transit […]

Construction Processes, Design

Dotted Line: How to manage the risks of delegated design

July 24, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Delegated design comes into play in construction when a general contractor or subcontractor assumes responsibility for some aspect of a project’s design. This can occur with any project delivery type, and adds a new layer of responsibility — and potential […]

Construction Processes, Design, Financial

Silicon Valley Firm Thinks Beyond Tech

July 23, 2018

Via: ENR

Devcon Construction has built some of Silicon Valley’s most innovative structures, but its work extends far beyond the tech industry, with a diverse portfolio of nonprofit, institutional and large-scale development projects. The Milpitas, Calif.-based firm is on pace for about […]

Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

Hotel renovation: More than just minding the dust

July 13, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

The time has come to perform that next renovation cycle for your hotel. You have successfully lined up your team of property staff, designers, and contractors. You are pleased with the fresh look proposed by the designers. Work is scheduled […]

Construction Processes, Design, Sustainability

20 Columns Raise Seattle High-Rise Above Downtown

July 11, 2018

Via: ENR

To stand out in downtown Seattle’s high-rent district, Skanska USA’s 2+U project stands up. Twenty columns, weighing as much as 165,000 pounds each, lift the tower up to 85 ft off the ground, creating a plaza under the main building. […]

Construction Processes, Design, Legal

Report: Design-build to deliver almost half of US projects by 2021

July 9, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Design-bid-build (DBB) is the most widely used project delivery method in the United States, according to the Lean Construction Institute of America and other groups. Under this method, an owner contracts separately with a designer, who provides complete design documents, […]

Construction Processes, Design

Building for growth: Supporting gender-specific needs in middle school design

July 6, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Historically, society has segregated people by biological sexual differences. This was the case even as late as the beginning of the 20th century, where co-ed schools had separate entrances for boys and girls, and even taught them in separate classrooms […]