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Construction Processes, Design

JCJ Architecture to design new housing facility for Barrier Free Living

December 6, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Set to break ground in fall 2019, a new JCJ Architecture-designed housing facility for Barrier Free Living will provide permanent housing for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities. The 65,000 sf, $30 million project will feature 74 apartments, administrative offices, […]


Construction Processes, Design

Florida Power & Light’s $888M plant designed for sea rise

December 5, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Since much of Florida is at sea level and is surrounded by water except for its northern border, the issue of sea level rise in the state is critical. Because of this threat, Monroe County, Florida, which includes Key West […]


Construction Processes, Design

Design errors factor in deadly FIU bridge collapse

November 19, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The latest update on materials testing is in line with the NTSB’s previous report dated Aug. 9, 2018, in which the agency indicated that there seemed to be no sign of flaws in the bridge material. The August report also […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Honolulu votes to help fund beleaguered $8B rail project

November 6, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

As it stands now, projected costs for the rail are $3 billion higher than original estimates, and the project is approximately nine months behind schedule. However, costs could escalate further if the authority has to make good on a $200 […]


Construction Processes, Design

The cost of allocating design risk to contractors

October 30, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Design flaws are a constant risk in construction, but the contractual allocation of that risk can sway considerably from project to project. Contract terms can vary from fully expressing an owner’s warranty of the sufficiency of plans and specifications to […]


Construction Processes, Design

A building designed by architects, for architects

October 23, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

The new Kansas State University College of Architecture Planning and Design, designed by Ennead Architects + BNIM, is an interdisciplinary facility that hopes to train future designers by placing a focus on collaboration and direct fabrication. The building will house […]


Construction Processes, Design

OSHA: Design flaws caused Hurricane Irma crane collapses

October 18, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

A spokesman for Terex told Engineering News-Record that the SK-315 model had been in use for more than 20 years and was not designed to withstand the wind forces generated by Irma. OSHA’s report could play a role in post-Irma […]


Construction Processes, Design

Open design on the rise

October 17, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

With a new project on the horizon for Canada’s largest telecom, local structural engineering firm, Glotman-Simpson had an idea: The use of long-span composite steel decking could be ideal for such a large-scale project, contributing to an open, column-free design. […]


Construction Processes, Design, Financial

Detroit mixed-use high-rise could be one of tallest in US

October 5, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The tower is one of four Gilbert projects totaling more than $2 billion that the Michigan Economic Development Corp. cleared for $618 million in brownfield redevelopment financing through the Michigan Strategic Initiative. The other three projects are the $830 million […]


Construction Processes, Design

Microsoft Surface: Perfect design within touching distance

September 11, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Ben Highfield, Surface Product Manager at Microsoft tells us why its range of touchscreen devices is revolutionising architectural design… Launched in 2012, Microsoft’s Surface range of devices, with convertible desktops, interactive whiteboards and industry-led software has empowered architects to better […]