Proposed 18-story tower could ease Portland's housing crunch, alter skyline

Proposed 18-story tower could ease Portland’s housing crunch, alter skyline

27/08/21

If it becomes Maine’s tallest building as expected, an 18-story apartment tower to be built in downtown Portland would claim a title that hasn’t changed hands in over half a century. Or, depending on the measuring stick, the “tallest” distinction could remain with a structure in Lewiston that’s held it since 1890. One thing is […]

Exclusive Look Inside the World’s Tallest Residential Skyscraper

Exclusive Look Inside the World’s Tallest Residential Skyscraper

24/08/21

The latest jaw-dropping, super-tall building on Billionaires Row is Central Park Tower, which will break records as the world’s tallest residential skyscraper. This angular, icicle-like glass tower, designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, stands at 1,550 feet tall with 131 stories. Set at 225 West 57th Street, it offers unbeatable views of Central Park and Manhattan. […]

Expert tips to capitalize on the life sciences boom

Expert tips to capitalize on the life sciences boom

24/08/21

Providing flexibility, maximizing building codes and understanding best uses for retrofits are among some of the tips to capitalize on the life sciences gold rush. Demand continues to outpace supply in the life sciences industry, which consists of work for clients in pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, among other fields. Part of the reason for the […]

AECOM moving headquarters to Dallas

AECOM moving headquarters to Dallas

24/08/21

Dive Brief: The country’s eighth largest contractor is relocating. Multinational engineering firm AECOM announced Tuesday that it would be relocating its global headquarters from Los Angeles to Dallas, effective Oct. 1. AECOM’s CEO Troy Rudd and other corporate leaders will move to an existing Dallas office, joining more than 1,200 workers there. More than 2,500 employees will remain […]

The most anticipated buildings set to shape the world in 2020

The most anticipated buildings set to shape the world in 2020

14/01/20

The past year in architecture has been filled with milestones, from the completion of Africa’s tallest building to the opening of Europe’s first underwater restaurant. We also watched in horror as Notre Dame burned, gained new “supertall” skyscrapers and lost industry giants like I.M. Pei and César Pelli. But at the dawn of a new […]

NY approves $51B MTA capital plan, its largest ever

NY approves $51B MTA capital plan, its largest ever

06/01/20

Credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Author: Kim Slowey Published Jan. 2, 2020 Despite recent political infighting that allowed it to pass unopposed, the New York City-area Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s historic capital program is moving ahead. The authority’s $51.5 billion 2020-2024 Capital Program, the largest in MTA history, includes $40 billion for New York City subway and bus projects […]

Gov. Cuomo signs NYC design-build legislation

Gov. Cuomo signs NYC design-build legislation

03/01/20

Credit: Flickr; Rob Boudon Author: Kim Slowey @kimslowey  Published: Jan. 2, 2020 Dive Brief: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Dec. 31 the New York City Public Works Investment Act, which authorizes some New York City agencies to use the design-build delivery method for certain capital projects. The New York State Assembly passed […]

By all measures, a construction boom is shaping up for 2018

By all measures, a construction boom is shaping up for 2018

10/01/18

Things are looking good for the construction industry in 2018  3:41 PM ET Fri, 5 Jan 2018 | 00:47 All signs and numbers point to a huge year for the construction industry. Even in December, with much of the nation frozen, the construction industry added 30,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For all of […]

Robots will take one in three construction jobs by 2040, experts warn

Robots will take one in three construction jobs by 2040, experts warn

03/11/17

ROBOTS could eliminate almost one in three construction jobs over the next two decades, experts predict. Mace, an international consultancy and building company, claimed that technological advances will mean human builders are replaced by machines. In Australia, the construction industry employs approximately 1,154,500 people in both full time and part time work, which is around […]

Construction boom producing jobs as far as the eye can see

Construction boom producing jobs as far as the eye can see

03/11/17

Economists call it the virtuous cycle. Those two words describe the boom in construction that is both supercharging the city’s economy and vexing anyone trying to navigate New York. The years 2016, 2017 and 2018 will rank as the three highest for construction spending in the city’s history, according to a New York Building Congress report. […]