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Construction Techniques

How BIM technology sets your company apart from the competition

August 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Okland Construction knew it was the underdog in the bid for a $100-million-plus apartment complex project. Unlike its competitors, Okland hadn’t done a project of this type and scale before. But Okland saw an opportunity and decided to go for […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Nonresidential Construction Starts Land Softly in June after Soaring in May

July 15, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

The month-to-month percentage change versus May was -18.3%. The large drop, however, was mainly due to May having so many mega-sized project initiations. May’s Top 10 project starts list totaled $20.7 billion, double the figure of $10.3 billion for June’s […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Concrete repair code requirements released

July 8, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released ACI 562-19 Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary. The code was written to be integrated into building codes for increased confidence that repairs are performed in […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Procurement

Material suppliers sued in US over deadly London building fire

June 17, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Grenfell had undergone a substantial renovation in the years leading up to the fire, and, according to a BRE Global report on the fire, the pre-renovation makeup of the exterior would have been able to better withstand the fire. In […]


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 […]


Construction Techniques

DOE offers $35M for energy-efficient construction tech

May 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The DOE’s mission is to help address energy challenges in the U.S. through science and technology, and commercial buildings have long been an agency focus. According to the department, commercial buildings use 20% of the country’s power. In order to […]


Construction Processes, Design

$1B Las Vegas Circa Resort & Casino starts concrete work

April 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Circa joins the list of $1 billion-plus megaprojects underway in Sin City right now. In fact, local construction employment growth of 8.8% in the area last year was more than twice that of the rest of the nation (4%), the […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Building the wall: A construction timeline

April 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

A cornerstone to President Donald Trump’s agenda, construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has stirred up controversy from its earliest mentions on the campaign trail. Even after scaling back his vision for a “great big wall” of concrete […]


Sustainability

Los Angeles development booming

March 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) is in the midst of a building boom. With residential, commercial, retail, office space underway, developers are meeting strong demand for an urban live-work-play lifestyle in the city. At the end of 2018, there were almost […]


Construction Processes, Design, Financial

$1B Boston hospital expansion will include disaster, flood protection

February 25, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Mass General must still raise the money to pay for the new structure, which will be at least 12 stories and provide 450-plus beds. The building also will feature cancer and heart centers, operating and exam rooms and other patient […]