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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 […]


Sustainability

Redefining lost urban spaces: 5 ways to turn a laneway into a “lanescape”

November 21, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Have you ever noticed a laneway that wasn’t living up to its potential? Does a laneway in your neighborhood mainly serve delivery trucks, parked cars, and dumpsters, instead of acting as a place for community activity? Whenever we walk past […]


Sustainability

Visualizing heat flow in bamboo could help design more energy-efficient and fire-safe buildings

November 13, 2019

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

Modified natural materials will be an essential component of a sustainable future, but first a detailed understanding of their properties is needed. The way heat flows across bamboo cell walls has been mapped using advanced scanning thermal microscopy, providing a […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Architecture Billings Index downturn moderates as challenging conditions continue

October 24, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

While architecture billings moderated in September, design activity shows signs of remaining sluggish at U.S. architecture firms, according to a new report released today from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score in September is […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

The balancing act: Efficiency and beauty in design and construction

September 10, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

No one sets out to make an ugly building. And yet, this is often the result – a walk of any size in any place shows building after building that did not start where it seems to have ended up. […]


Construction Processes, Design

Studio ORD wins design contract for $8.5bn expansion of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

June 4, 2019

Via: Construction Global

Studio ORD will work alongside the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and key stakeholders to drive the design concept for the expansion programme which will provide a new Global Concourse and Global Terminal for O’Hare International Airport. The CDA hope […]


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, Financial

Chicago readies $2B Red, Purple Line modernization

May 1, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In December, the CTA announced its selection of Fluor Corp. and Walsh Construction Co. to engineer, design and build the first phase of the RPM project. The two will work together as a joint venture under a $1.2 billion contract, […]


Construction Processes, Design

Teaching on the cutting edge of design

April 24, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones and local academic and civic leaders recently broke ground on a new Campus Instructional Facility that is meant to celebrate the cooperation between architecture and engineering. The structure celebrates how architecture and […]