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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, 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 Techniques

Data is driving design for education

June 8, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

We are surrounded by data. The sheer volume of data available to educational institutions today is unprecedented. In many cases data that isn’t already accessible, can be either acquired or generated. This abundance of big data, while very helpful, does […]


Construction Processes, Design

Green Light for $1.4 Billion London Tunnel

May 10, 2018

Via: ENR

London’s transportation authority has secured approval to go ahead with design, build, finance and maintain project for a 1.4 km twin highway tunnel under the River Thames between Greenwich and Silvertown. Transport for London aims to selected the preferred bidder […]


Construction Processes, Design

6 urban design trends to watch in 2018

April 3, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Cities and suburbs are constantly changing and 2017 served up more than its share of challenges—some we saw coming (massive retail closures), while others took us by surprise (historic flooding and other natural disasters). 2017 saw the continuation of the […]


Construction Processes, Design

Tectura Designs Quattro Series of Architectural Pavers

March 29, 2018

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

Tectura Designs is expanding its vast selection of concrete rooftop and on-grade pavers for commercial architecture with the all-new Quattro Series, which will provide specifiers with unmatched strength and design flexibility – including Tectura’s exclusive four-color blending technology that makes […]


Construction Processes, Design

Senior living design trends for 2018

February 1, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

A trend is defined as a state of fashion or the general direction in which something is developing or changing. At studioSIX5, an interior design firm focused on senior living facilities, designers are helping senior living communities stay fashionable and […]


Construction Processes, Design

Bringing Construction and Design Skills to Future Parolees

January 18, 2018

Via: ENR

Having spent the early part of his career as a military police investigator and as a narcotics officer in Alabama, Charles Pattillo has seen firsthand how job skills, particularly high-level skills, can make the difference between a repeat convict and […]


Construction Processes, Design

Merging artwork and building design

January 16, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

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 Processes, Design

New building energy quotient portal gives quick analysis on energy performance

January 4, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

ASHRAE recently launched the Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) Portal. The tool provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score. “The primary goal of the Building EQ program is to promote more energy efficient buildings […]