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Category: Design


Construction Processes, Design

How The Coronavirus Pandemic is Impacting Architects

April 3, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Georgia and Florida just became the latest states to issue “shelter in place” or “stay at home” orders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in an attempt to flatten the curve and help protect the most at-risk residents from contracting the […]


Construction Processes, Design

Engineering review of $1B, FIGG-backed Houston bridge identifies design issues

March 17, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

HNTB is providing construction management services for the project, and the joint venture of Zachry Construction Corp. and Traylor Bros. Inc. is building the bridge. FIGG is the engineer of record. The HCTRA stopped construction on the main pylons of […]


Construction Processes, Design

The pros and cons of design-build

March 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

For some time, the construction industry has been moving toward design-build as a more collaborative way to deliver a project, one that allows contractors to integrate design into their practices. Advocates tout its cost and time savings, so it’s no […]


Construction Processes, Design

Modular Monitor: How GCs, trades and architects view offsite construction, by the numbers

March 2, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Since Construction Dive began taking the pulse of offsite construction, this column has been inundated with praise for the method from self-identified modular builders. Modular-focused firms are putting together vertically integrated business models, handing over keys to turnkey buildings and […]


Construction Processes, Design, Financial, Procurement

How to Manage Risk with Controllable Costs in Construction

February 26, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Anyone who works in the construction industry knows that anything can go wrong at a moment’s notice. Weather and injuries can delay a project, material shortages may increase prices and lack of communication can completely derail plans. When these things […]


Construction Processes, Design

Contractors increasingly involved in shaping blueprints through Generative Design practices

February 12, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors have been edging their way into the design process for some time now. The increasing trend toward more design-build, integrated project delivery and other collaborative methods have brought contractors more and more into the mix. But even when presented […]


Construction Processes, Design

Design-build takes hold in all but 2 states

February 10, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In the last 25 years, the design-build delivery method has caught on with not just contractors but also government officials, customers and jurisdictions across the country. The method is now allowed on at least some types of public projects in […]


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 […]