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Construction Processes, Financial

Construction spending dips, but contractors remain optimistic

October 4, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Nonresidential spending totaled $859.3 billion in August on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, as private nonresidential spending ticked down 0.1%, while public nonresidential construction spending decreased 0.8%. Residential spending fell 1% over the last month, while total construction spending dipped […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Multifamily construction delays continue as prices, permitting times rise

October 4, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

A majority of multifamily developers are struggling with project delays related to financing, material price increases and permitting, according to a new NMHC survey. Ninety percent of respondents reported construction delays, with 78% of this group reporting delays in permitting […]


News

Best Project, Highway/Bridge SH 99 Grand Parkway Segments H & I

October 3, 2022

Via: ENR

The scale and scope of the 37.5-mile Segment H and I project presented the joint venture of Ferrovial, Granite Construction and Webber with large-scale challenges. The $938-million project—located in the eastern part of the SH 99 project around the city […]


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American Express equips construction businesses with tools to help maximize growth

October 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Sixty-seven percent of U.S. businesses expect to spend more on construction in the next six months, and 72% expect to spend more on raw and processed materials (e.g., chemicals, metal, lumber), according to a recent survey from American Express1. “This […]


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Construction Equipment – Rent, Buy, or Lease?

September 30, 2022

Via: ConstructConnect

When it comes to acquiring construction equipment for your commercial construction company there are a number of factors to consider when it comes time to decide whether you rent, buy or lease. The first thing to consider is how often […]


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MAD Architects’ Lucas Museum Reveals Latest Construction Details

September 27, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Scheduled to open in 2025, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, reveals the latest details in the construction and addition of artwork. The first of its kind, the Lucas Museum, founded by filmmaker George Lucas […]


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What is Urban Gamification?

September 26, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Everyone’s experience of a city is unique. Whether one is visiting a place for the first time or has lived there all their life, their experiences are shaped by their personal interactions with the built environment. Buildings, landscapes, and streets […]


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Dodge: Total construction starts fall 9% in August

September 22, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Nonbuilding construction starts fell 36% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $278.8 billion. But if the two multi-million dollar LNG projects were excluded from July’s figures, August’s nonbuilding starts would have increased 27%, according to the report. […]


Construction Processes, Design

Materials and Construction Techniques of Brazilian Indigenous Peoples as a Future for Architecture

September 19, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

“We should admit nature as an immense multitude of forms, including each part of us, who are part of everything”, says Ailton Krenak, renowned indigenous leader, in his book Ideas to Postpone the End of the World. The culture of […]


Construction Processes, Design

Human-Centered Design: What Architects Can Learn from UX Designers

September 19, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

The architectural practice has always been rooted in what people now call “human-centered design”. The term, coined by Irish engineer Mike Cooley in his 1987 publication “Human-Centred Systems” describes a design approach around identifying people’s needs and solving the right […]


Construction Processes, Design

The Versatility of Reinforced Concrete in Five Architectural Uses

September 15, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Fundamental for the development of large metropolises as we know them today, cement is a material used historically, whose technological advances have revolutionized construction technique and technology of civil construction, enabling the verticalization of construction and the densification of urban […]


Construction Processes, Design

Repurposing Existing Buildings into Residential Projects by Innovating with Materials

September 15, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Considering the time, energy, and environmental impact of a construction process, architecture must explore different methodologies that work with the existing built environment. For example: how to give life to a forgotten building? Adaptive reuse gives new opportunities to abandoned […]


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Years-Late, Over-Budget Embassy Project Prompts US Lawmaker to Seek Construction Oversight

September 15, 2022

Via: ENR

A project to build a new U.S. embassy compound in Turkmenistan is expected to complete eight years late and $131 million over its budget, according to a U.S. lawmaker who recently introduced a bill to add more Congressional oversight of […]


Sustainability

Grand-Scale Concrete Sustainability for Buildings Is a Big Production

September 14, 2022

Via: ENR

Looking back 35 years to his job in Northern Virginia as an American Concrete Institute testing technician responsible for the quality of concrete delivered to building jobsites, civil engineer Rick Bohan recalls that concrete was called “mud.” “Contractors would ask, […]


Construction Techniques

Oracle Construction Drone Challenge Tests Pilots’ Skills

September 14, 2022

Via: ENR

As drone photography, reality capture and site scanning continue to grow in importance for contractors, so have the skills of the pilots. Until the National Institute of Standards and Technology released its first standard for the performance of small unmanned […]


Construction Techniques

How Automation is Transforming Construction

September 9, 2022

Via: ENR

Construction firms are prioritizing technology to address labor challenges, waste, and sustainability. Forward-thinking firms that want to maximize their digital investment are turning to automation to quantitatively improve the way their teams work. For many, automation is associated with self-sufficient […]


Construction Techniques

3 Reasons Why Construction Innovation Is More Important Than Ever

September 9, 2022

Via: ENR

Construction projects are known for their sprawling budgets and schedule overruns. Underlying these issues are disjointed processes, a lack of data transparency, and project delivery models that don’t adequately address the needs of modern projects. To tackle these challenges, the […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

NYC’s construction site inspections, enforcement ‘inadequate’

September 8, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Though DOB did agree with most key recommendations in the report, Eric Ulrich, commissioner at the DOB, said in email to the deputy comptroller that “it is important to note that the onus is on contractors and site safety professionals” […]


Construction Processes, Design

Carbon Fixers: Calculate the Carbon Impact of Your Building Designs

September 8, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Timber construction and its benefits is moving into the BIM space for even more sustainable uses. A new BIM-integrated web application, called Carbon Fixers (which expands on its Offsite Wood plug-in for Revit), pre-calculates the carbon-benefit of choosing timber and […]


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Harbor Bridge contractor pledges to address safety concerns

September 7, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

In early August, the agency warned that the new span has design flaws so significant that “the bridge would collapse under certain load conditions” if it were finished per the current design. It cited an earlier independent review of the […]