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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

Mapping Giant Esri Expands Further Into Design-Construction Space

July 19, 2022

Via: ENR

Last week, geographic information system and mapping technology provider Esri called upon attendees at its user conference in San Diego to use their geolocation and explanatory visualization skills to “map common ground.” That theme included Esri’s expansion of its design […]


Construction Processes, Design

Design-Build Helps Accelerate New Orleans Sound Stage Project

June 29, 2022

Via: ENR

Construction will wrap at the end of September on a $35-million renovation and expansion of Second Line Stages, a film and TV production facility in the heart of New Orleans, and those involved say effective communication and collaboration played an […]


Construction Processes, Design

The School of Architecture Develops Design-Build Learning Program at Arcosanti in Arizona, USA

June 27, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

The School of Architecture, founded by Frank Lloyd Wright as the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, is undergoing significant transformations. Two years after separating from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, TSOA landed at Arcosanti, an experimental desert community in Arizona owned […]


Sustainability

First Modular Standards Aim at Consistency in Design, Construction, Regulation

January 27, 2022

Via: ENR

Salt Lake City adopted the nation’s first two consensus standards that address offsite construction last March, six months in advance of their publication by the International Code Council and the Modular Building Institute. Though ICC and MBI expect other jurisdictions […]


Construction Processes, Design

Which Country is Best in Design? A’ Design Awards Announce World Design Rankings 2021

January 3, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Which country is the best in industrial design? Which country is the best in interior design? These and more questions seek to be answered thanks to the World Design Rankings (WDR), sponsored by the A’ Design Award and Competition. With […]


Construction Processes, Design

Architecture and Engineering Side by Side: the Case of Urban Bridges

November 15, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

The technical needs of the construction of bridges many times guide the development of the design itself. However, architecture is never put aside, rather the opposite. The aesthetics of bridges that we collect in this article are the result of […]


Construction Processes, Design

MAD Architects Breaks Ground on New Residential Tower in Denver

November 10, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

MAD Architects has broken ground on One River North, a sixteen-storey residential tower which features a descending nature trail carved into its façade. The project is set to “blur the lines between the built and natural environments” with more than […]


Construction Processes, Design

How Models Inspire Architecture

October 29, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

Models are useful to architects for all sorts of things, from the earliest parts of the design, all the way to marketing a building after it’s built. But, what is it about models that makes them such an important and […]


Construction Processes, Design

Business of Design Lecture Series: Where Design meets Business

October 21, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

Architects and Designers: Have you ever asked yourself how to win more work, how to leave behind unprofitable, ineffective marketing methods, how to level up your design firm, and to say yes to more fulfilling work…? If so, sign up […]


Construction Processes, Design

Using BIM and VDC to defend against poor construction planning

June 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

BIM first entered the scene a few decades ago as a way to help teams better visualize completed projects, coordinate scheduling and finish work faster and more efficiently. It offered a new way to manage project information, strengthen design team […]


Construction Processes, Design

What is Architecture? According to our Readers

April 14, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

Continuing our quest to redefine how architecture is perceived nowadays and exposing the different notions out there, ArchDaily gave space for its users to answer four fundamental questions: “What is architecture? What can architecture do? What is your architectural position? […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

Would You Pay for Virtual Architecture? What the NFT Craze Means for the Future of the Design Profession

April 2, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

If someone tried to sell you a virtual building, would you buy it? That’s right- a virtual building. Not something that will ever be built in the physical world, or something you can occupy, but an image you can look […]


Construction Processes, Design

Glass Bricks in Argentine Houses: Achieving Natural Light and Privacy with Translucent Blocks

March 22, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

When designing a space, architects across the board tout the importance, and even necessity, of incorporating natural light into interiors. This means taking measures to control the quantity of light being let in and its distribution throughout the space. In […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise, Procurement, Sustainability

The Future of Preconstruction is a Complete Data Journey

November 20, 2020

Via: ENR

A construction project starts well before the first shovel breaks ground, and its margin can be won or lost in this early stage. Preconstruction is becoming widely recognized as the most critical phase of a project when it comes to […]


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, 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 […]


Sustainability

Architecture Billings Index continues to show modest growth

December 17, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Demand for design services in November increased at a modest pace for the second month in a row, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 51.9 for […]


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, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Architecture Billings Index rebounds after two down months

November 22, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Following a two month decline in demand for design services, architecture billings got a bounce in October, according to a new report released today from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score in October is […]