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Category: Design


Construction Processes, Design

OSHA: Design flaws caused Hurricane Irma crane collapses

October 18, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

A spokesman for Terex told Engineering News-Record that the SK-315 model had been in use for more than 20 years and was not designed to withstand the wind forces generated by Irma. OSHA’s report could play a role in post-Irma […]


Construction Processes, Design

Open design on the rise

October 17, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

With a new project on the horizon for Canada’s largest telecom, local structural engineering firm, Glotman-Simpson had an idea: The use of long-span composite steel decking could be ideal for such a large-scale project, contributing to an open, column-free design. […]


Construction Processes, Design, Financial

$1B New York NHL arena targets spring construction start

October 16, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Oak View Group is also leading the $700 million KeyArena redevelopment project in Seattle. Oak View will be responsible for the cost of design, permitting and construction and must absorb cost overruns and liability for defects that might arise on […]


Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

New era, new direction, same team, same goal

October 10, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Live!” Others are more unambiguous by title: “Design Innovation Report,” “Tech Report,” and “Great Solutions.” These editorial launches, combined with BD+C’s long-standing programs like the Giants 300 Report, are at the heart of an ongoing transformation of our editorial coverage […]


Construction Processes, Design, Financial

Detroit mixed-use high-rise could be one of tallest in US

October 5, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The tower is one of four Gilbert projects totaling more than $2 billion that the Michigan Economic Development Corp. cleared for $618 million in brownfield redevelopment financing through the Michigan Strategic Initiative. The other three projects are the $830 million […]


Construction Processes, Design

5 Ways Virtual Design and Construction Improves Business Performance Objectives

October 3, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

If you’re a construction project manager, you’ve probably heard about the great benefits of virtual design and construction (VDC) and how fantastic it is to be able to construct a three-dimensional, visual model of your project before you ever break […]


Construction Processes, Design

Topsy-turvy: Creative use of air rights results in a model of urban luxury design

September 24, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

In densely populated cities like New York, there’s often nowhere to go but up. Depending on local zoning regulations, that restriction often results in a structure that steps back, floor by floor, as it rises. Architecture firm ODA has turned […]


Construction Processes, Design

Microsoft Surface: Perfect design within touching distance

September 11, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Ben Highfield, Surface Product Manager at Microsoft tells us why its range of touchscreen devices is revolutionising architectural design… Launched in 2012, Microsoft’s Surface range of devices, with convertible desktops, interactive whiteboards and industry-led software has empowered architects to better […]


Construction Processes, Design

State DOTs test sealant that could prevent concrete cracking

September 4, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Minneapolis officials have to contend with the damage that freeze-thaw cycles can do its roads — including potholes and cracked expansion joints — and one of the latest approaches it has used to try to extend the life of its […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

Unpacking BIM: How contractors can reap the rewards of a digital workflow

August 29, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

When management of a construction company pitches the idea of using BIM to its IT department, the conversation often starts the same way. “We need BIM — go buy us a box of software.” But the requirements are much more […]