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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 […]


Construction Processes, Design

An electrical engineer’s take on designing successful pharmaceutical lab space

August 22, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

For an electrical engineer, the world of laboratory and pharmaceutical design can be a rewarding one – but you must be able to navigate the many challenges such design demands. Aside from the obvious complexities involved, such as clean room […]


Construction Processes, Design

Florida mixed-use development uses wellness as the backbone of its design

August 13, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Aventura Parksquare is a new mixed-use development that spans 7.4 acres in Aventura, Fla. The recently completed development’s design places a heavy emphasis on wellness. This wellness-centric design approach includes extra-wide sidewalks for enhanced walkability, open staircases to support less […]


Construction Processes, Design, Legal

Report: Design-build to deliver almost half of US projects by 2021

July 9, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Design-bid-build (DBB) is the most widely used project delivery method in the United States, according to the Lean Construction Institute of America and other groups. Under this method, an owner contracts separately with a designer, who provides complete design documents, […]


Construction Techniques

Data is driving design for education

June 8, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

We are surrounded by data. The sheer volume of data available to educational institutions today is unprecedented. In many cases data that isn’t already accessible, can be either acquired or generated. This abundance of big data, while very helpful, does […]