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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction input prices jump again, continue 2024’s upward climb

May 15, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, echoed Basu’s concerns about rising input costs and its impact on contractors’ bids and project expenses. “Prices for construction inputs have risen faster than contractors’ bids every month so […]


Construction Processes, Financial

5 contech firms announce funding in 2024’s first half

May 15, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

The saying goes April showers bring May flowers, and so far this spring, contech firms announced they’ve been showered with cash. Firms that specialize in green materials, recycling and artificial intelligence-based inspections reeled in cash, as the industry continues to […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Public sector lifts nonresidential construction spending as private projects lag

May 1, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

In contrast, private sector nonresidential spending was uneven, said Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America. Overall, private nonresidential spending dropped 0.2%. “Private nonresidential categories showed varied patterns, while multifamily construction continued to slip from record […]


Construction Processes, Design

Designing for Inclusive Luxury in Bathrooms

April 30, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Architectural design is a dynamic and evolving field, continuously adapting to meet our changing attitudes and needs. The design of bathrooms serves as a prime example of this evolution, reflecting shifts toward aesthetics, functionality, and inclusivity. The increasing emphasis on […]


Construction Processes, Design

Playing with Translucency and Transparency: Balancing Natural Lighting with High-Performance Panels

April 17, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

The question, “How can we control natural light in interior spaces?” is fundamental in architecture. Unregulated direct sunlight can cause discomfort such as visual strain and undesirable heat gains. Therefore, it is crucial to control its entry effectively. Some design […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Financial, Regulations

U.S. DOT releases $830M for resilience projects

April 14, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Extreme weather is becoming more frequent and severe due to climate change and is causing increased damage to U.S. transportation systems and supply chains, which were primarily designed before climate impacts were taken into consideration. “From wildfires shutting down freight […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Jacobs wins $45M Miami wastewater contract

April 11, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

The Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department selected Jacobs Solutions, along with two other firms, to design upgrades worth $15 million each for the county’s three wastewater treatment plants, according to a company announcement. The other two companies are New […]


Construction Processes, Financial

New price jumps ‘not especially good news’ for construction

April 11, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Earlier this week, the consumer price index in March also rose more than forecast for the third straight month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, echoed Basu’s sentiment […]


Construction Processes, Design

Playing with Transparency: 4 Projects Challenging Traditional Window-Making in Architecture

April 3, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Formally, transparency usually takes the shape of a window, a door, a curtain wall, or a skylight. These are commonly created through rectangular punched openings or in the form of glass curtain wall systems or translucent screens. The following projects […]


Construction Processes, Design

Retail Design in the Metaverse: A New Venture for Architects

April 1, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

The evolution of retail design warrants a study of architectural practice in the digital realm. While physical commercial spaces have been the conventional center of shopping experiences, the emergent frontier of the metaverse—an interconnected network of virtual 3D environments—indicates an […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Construction starts plunge 8% as Fed toes line on rates

March 21, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

February’s starts could preface a prolonged period of sluggishness over the remainder of the year, Branch said, following January’s stagnant readings that were only kept positive by a manufacturing surge. Branch predicted that interest rate struggles would continue for some […]


Construction Processes, Design

Balancing Function and Aesthetics: Incorporating Natural Light and Ventilation in Facades

March 14, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Environmental comfort is one of the aspects that contribute to the good performance of architecture. In project descriptions, the incidence of natural lighting and ventilation is often highlighted as advantageous characteristics that add to the aesthetics and functioning of the […]


Construction Processes, Design

Facades in the Circular Economy: Design for Disassembly

March 11, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

The principles of the circular economy have been most influential and applicable to the construction industry. Emphasizing the efficient use of resources, models around reuse and recycling of components and materials are increasingly being pioneered by global architecture practices. The […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Earnings roundup: High interest rates catch up to construction

March 6, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

There was a time when construction seemed insulated from the economic malaise hitting other industries, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. When officials deemed building as an “essential” sector and exempted it from lockdowns early in the crisis, crews could keep […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques

Collaboration and Standardization Support Successful BIM for Infrastructure Adoption

February 29, 2024

Via: ENR

In the first article in our BIM series, we looked at the history of BIM – both its philosophical underpinnings and the technological advancements that have made it an increasingly central part of the construction process. Much of that article […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Judge Issues Stay, Delaying Biden’s NLRB Joint-Employer Rule

February 28, 2024

Via: ENR

Construction contractors and organized labor are keeping their eyes on a federal court in Texas, watching for the next development in a court challenge to the Biden administration’s standard redefining what constitutes a “joint employer.” The National Labor Relations Board […]


Construction Processes, Design

How are AI Systems Assisting Architects and Designers?

February 19, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Since their introduction to the wider public, artificial intelligence technologies seem prone to change the working landscape for professionals across all fields, and architecture and urban planning are no different. While many fear their negative impact, AI technologies can also […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Employee Sues Agency Behind Delayed Minnesota Light Rail Project

February 14, 2024

Via: ENR

A Metropolitan Council employee alleges in a lawsuit that officials with the Minneapolis-area agency subverted project controls on the Metro Green Line Extension light rail project, allowing the schedule to slip years beyond the initial deadline and costs to balloon […]


Construction Processes, Design

How Can Architecture be Designed to Reflect Human Behavior?

February 12, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Architecture is the design of spaces for human occupation. Despite architects’ skill in designing spaces to influence human behavior there often is a shortfall in anticipating and reacting to occupants’ behavior. To create environments that boost well-being, productivity, and social […]


Construction Processes, Design

Healing Architecture for Care and Recovery: Iconic Design with Colorful Concepts

February 8, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

The influence of design on our physical and mental health has been largely explored in various contexts, ranging from spatial configuration to furniture. The topic has gained notoriety due to the growing awareness of human well-being, especially in recent times. […]