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Category: Design


Construction Processes, Design, Procurement

Blow up your mindset: Recovery speed is about process and materials

October 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

When rebuilding after a disaster, applying design-build process and thinking is much more effective than is perceived. The Build Back Better¹ philosophy of recovery after a disaster has wide acceptance. But there is a culprit in its full potential: bias. […]


Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

Substantial decline in Architecture Billings

September 19, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Demand for design services in August took a markedly downward swing compared to July’s already soft score, according to a new report released today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 47.2 in […]


Construction Processes, Design, Procurement

A primer on progressive design-build

September 13, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Using this method, owners manage only one single source design-build entity contract as opposed to the multiple contracts used in traditional design-bid-build project delivery. Design-build entities are selected based on a procurement process that asks them to develop a design […]


Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

From project planning to post-construction: Navigating the commissioning process

September 12, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

In our previous post on building commissioning we tackled the basics and answered the five Ws: what it is, who it benefits, when it’s required, where it falls in the design process and, ultimately, why it matters. We also explained […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

The balancing act: Efficiency and beauty in design and construction

September 10, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

No one sets out to make an ugly building. And yet, this is often the result – a walk of any size in any place shows building after building that did not start where it seems to have ended up. […]


Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

Portland Transit Tunnel Concept Under Exploration

August 19, 2019

Via: ENR

A Metro and TriMet-led discussion about future solutions for mass transit throughout Portland led to the concept of a tunnel under the Willamette River in downtown Portland. That concept has turned into an official tunnel study as Metro and TriMet […]


Construction Processes, Design

How Millennials, Gen Z, and technology are changing workplace design

July 12, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The evolution of technology and the Internet of Things, in particular, is transforming how and where we work, the ways in which we collaborate, and our daily experiences with colleagues. The entrance of younger generations into the workforce is further […]


Construction Processes, Design

Regional Design Work Remains Steady Even as Fees Tighten, Uncertainties Rise

June 11, 2019

Via: ENR

The West continues to outperform most other regions in terms of population growth, economic stability and demand for construction and design services. Market strengths include hospitality, health care, housing and offices. “We see multifamily housing staying strong throughout 2019 and […]


Construction Processes, Design

Studio ORD wins design contract for $8.5bn expansion of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

June 4, 2019

Via: Construction Global

Studio ORD will work alongside the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and key stakeholders to drive the design concept for the expansion programme which will provide a new Global Concourse and Global Terminal for O’Hare International Airport. The CDA hope […]


Construction Processes, Design

Georgia Tech Research Institute adds 350,000 sf of specialized tech facilities

May 21, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has completed a $42 million redevelopment project that includes two specialized technical facilities across 350,000 sf on the Cobb South Campus in Marietta, Ga. In December 2017, GTRI purchased four buildings on an unused 52-acre […]