Tag: design

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]