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Construction Processes, Design

Construction of Houston ship channel bridge halted to fix FIGG design

January 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

It is not unusual for a very large, engineering-heavy project like the Ship Channel Bridge to have an independent consultant review the engineer of record’s design. In fact, FIGG was required by the Florida DOT to retain an independent engineering […]


Construction Processes, Design, Sustainability

Willis Tower becomes largest U.S. building to earn LEED Platinum

January 2, 2020

Via: BDCNetwork

The Willis Tower is currently undergoing a more than $500 million renovation that will transition it from an office building into a neighborhood that delivers life and work experiences. As part of this evolution, Willis Tower, under LEED’s latest v4.1 […]


Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

P3 construction offered US contractors rewards amid risk

December 20, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In 2019, many large contractors publicly complained about projects that brought on added risk, saying they would move away from contract methods that exposed them to financial or legal trouble. One of the biggest pain points was the use of […]


Construction Processes, Design

Modular building made major headway in the commercial construction market

December 20, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

A lot of noteworthy movement in the modular building market this year meant that the headlines really started stacking up. The year began with a National Institute of Building Sciences survey in which most contractors responding said they use offsite […]


Construction Processes, Design, Financial, Sustainability

Skanska’s Empire State renovation takes construction to another level

December 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Extreme heights, exacting materials and harsh winter weather were just a few of the challenges facing Skanska USA’s recent renovation of the observation deck on one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Adding to the constraints, the renovation of the […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

Should Designers and Contractors Become Technology Companies?

December 5, 2019

Via: ENR

As technology disruption continues to accelerate in our industry, this is likely being discussed in boardrooms around the world. Design firms and construction companies absolutely should become technology companies, but becoming a tech company is much different than becoming a […]


Construction Processes, Design, Financial, Procurement

Project Planning: Estimate, Budget, and Forecast

December 3, 2019

Via: ENR

The project planning process starts with a proposal estimate. Taking the time and effort to make a great proposal plan is a sure way to give the executing team the best shot for project success. The proposal estimate will have […]


Construction Processes, Design

Modular Monitor: Why does offsite construction matter?

December 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Hype for modular construction has hit a level of ubiquity. It seems like every month another prefabricated hotel tops out at a record height for the delivery model, or a city official lauds the practice as the panacea for affordable […]


Construction Processes, Design, Sustainability

Updated ASHRAE standards focused on ventilation design, air quality in residential applications

November 26, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

ASHRAE has released updated editions of its standards for ventilation system design and acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ). ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2019, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, specifies minimum ventilation rates and other measures for new and existing buildings to […]


Construction Processes, Design

How the FIU tragedy could change bridge construction projects

November 22, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The National Transportation Safety Board has all but concluded its investigation into the March 2018 Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse, which killed six people and injured several others. Its findings, foreshadowed by an earlier report from OSHA’s Office of […]