Category: Industry Trends

Price Volatility, Tariffs Offer a Wakeup Call for New Collaborations

Owners, contractors, and designers face increasing headwinds as we cope with rising construction costs. Compounding the demand-side effects of an industrywide workforce shortage and material cost inflation is the supply-chain uncertainty of new trade tariffs. While impossible to forecast the full consequence of these combined economic disruptors, we can predict that the cost of building […]

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  • collaboration
  • Lean
  • material inflation
  • project delivery
  • tariffs
  • volatility

Prefabrication 2.0: Resetting the Construction Supply Chain

Once dismissed by skeptics as a risky idea destined to diminish construction quality, prefabrication is now universally embraced as an industry best practice. Companies in all building sectors are investing in it, clients are intrigued by its savings potential, and the field staff is integrating it in ways that will forever change the traditional supply […]

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  • Charleston
  • Florida
  • Miami
  • offsite prefabrication
  • prefabrication
  • South Carolina
  • supply chain management

Tackling Workforce Shortages Through Mentorship

At a time in the AEC industry where workforce challenges are ever-present, there have been several efforts that have proven most effective in recruiting top talent into the industry, one of which is mentorship. A program that has been particularly successful in attracting the interests of young people on a national level is the ACE […]

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  • ACE Mentor Program of America
  • AEC
  • Alabama
  • architecture
  • Birmingham
  • construction
  • education
  • engineering
  • mentorship
  • scholarships

The Sustainable Standard

As sustainable design and construction expands to meet the increasingly specific needs of institutions, healthcare clients face new choices when they build. An activity long identified with checklist-based submissions leading to certification, sustainable building is now a mainstream best practice, one where building owners, architects and construction teams work together to incorporate environmental responsibility into […]

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  • 2030
  • energy efficiency
  • Green Globes
  • LEED
  • Sustainability
  • v4

From the Field: Simple Solutions

Every day, construction professionals are tasked with anticipating constraints, balancing speed with budgets, overseeing day-to-day work and preparing for activities months ahead of their scheduled dates. In the midst of those make-or-break tasks, it’s easier to stay focused on the big things when the simple things are already handled. In support of this philosophy, several […]

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  • bucket
  • drywall
  • Lean
  • organization
  • screws
  • simple solutions
  • stands
  • stub-ups
  • temporary lighting
  • utilities

From the Field: Building Teams

In every industry, especially construction, everything is changing quickly – the technology, the operational impacts because of technology, the expectations, and perhaps most drastically, the workforce. As we look to hire the next generation, retain existing workforce and ensure lasting relationships with the trade contractors that make our work possible, we realize that we have […]

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  • culture
  • Daily Stand-Up Meeting
  • Last Planner System
  • Lean
  • teambuilding

From Precast to Pavement

When you think about construction waste, you may think of large dumpsters filled with broken drywall, deconstructed wood, and chunks of concrete. But what happens to that waste when it leaves the project? You may soon be driving on it. Construction is infamously one of the highest waste-producing industries in the world. To reduce environmental […]

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  • concrete
  • precast
  • recycling
  • Sustainability
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