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The latest addition to the American Museum of Natural History – the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation – is making clear progress. The 230,000 sq. ft. expansion is now visible on the skyline of the Upper West Side. We at Construction Guide have been following this project for a while now and are excited to see its progress.
Lakeview East, a lively area of Chicago, has recently received zoning approval for a new mixed-use development project. Located at W Cornelia Avenue and W Roscoe Street, the application changes the site’s zoning from B3-2 to B3-3, giving developers more scope.
Renowned Italian-born Brazilian architect, Lina Bo Bardi, is due to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Architecture Biennale, nearly 30 years after her death.
We at Construction Guide have long been fans of Bo Bardi’s work and feel this award is long overdue for her contribution to modernist architecture in Brazil, and her worldwide influence on the industry.
Studio Libeskind, the firm who designed Freedom Tower in NYC, has recently revealed its plans for a New Jersey neighborhood. Located in the town of Phillipsburg, the site is designed to better connect the town to its neighbors.
John Hopkins University has selected the lead architect for its project to replace the Mattin Center. The Bjarke Ingels Group will head the $250 million project, due for completion by fall 2024. After seeing the plans for the new building, we at Construction Guide are excited to see it become reality.
The Howard Hughes Corporation have released the second set of plans for the iconic South Street Seaport; both plans were designed by SOM. This is the team’s final design for the project, which will include both 250 Water Street and the South Street Seaport Museum. Construction Guide has been following this project closely through its various iterations and we’re excited to see these final designs.
The American Institute of Architects has recently updated its Contractor’s Qualification Statement and Warranty Bond. The purpose was to ensure continued safety and compliance in design and construction. We at Construction Guide are pleased to see the updates and welcome the changes to these important documents.
On Wednesday November 4th, we were to join the UN’s lecture on its history and latest renovation project behind the scene discussion. The event took place on Zoom and was hosted by the architectural lead on the project, Michael Adlerstein. The event was a success, and we at Construction Guide think it shared needed message for a world piece organization with over 153 nations involved.
We at Construction Guide like to keep up to date with the latest New York construction news. On that note, we were excited to see the newly released renderings for the New York Blood Center’s planned expansion of its headquarters.
There’s no doubt that the Empire State Building is one of NYC’s most iconic landmarks. It’s regularly featured in New York construction news, and announcements of its latest renovation project are no exception.
On October 22, 2020, Tech Plus will hold their digital conference focusing on the role of technology in project design and construction sustainability. The conference promises to be a font of important information at the forefront of the construction and design industry.
Builders of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church have recently reached an important milestone in construction. In early September, they topped out the church, located in the Financial District. Although no official completion date has been announced, it won’t be too long before things are finished.
On September 17, 2020, the Eisenhower Memorial was dedicated after 21 years of design and building. After being postponed from May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its dedication marked an important day for Washington DC, and the wider country.
Here at Construction Guide, we’re closely monitoring the comeback of the NYC construction industry in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. We’re excited to see the continuation of large-scale construction projects like the Hard Rock Hotel by Extell and Hard Rock International, which are vital for the spirit and success of the city.
At the end of July, The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association published a report on the impacts of Covid-19 in the construction industry. To no one’s surprise, the pandemic has had a major impact on profits, both in terms of direct and indirect impacts. Here at Construction Guide, we’re using this information to understand how to best support our network to ensure the continued success of our projects, both present and future.
At the most basic level, the world of construction is a people-focused industry. Whether it’s winning bids of liaising with subcontractors or architects, every stage of business involves interacting with people.
Managing a general construction or construction management firm can be an exhausting job. It involves juggling many different departments and factors, and often some aspects can be put to one side in favor of more pressing matters. Unfortunately, business growth can often be one of these.
Considering the construction industry is largely based on relationships – whether this is winning new clients or keeping them on board – surprisingly few construction firms devote much time or money to this aspect.
Having the right construction management strategies is vital for the success of any construction project. Whether it’s a ground-up new build or renovation project, having a construction management team to oversee everything ensures it’ll run smoothly.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on every industry, not least the construction industry. Construction companies are caught in this awkward middle ground where they’re not able to shut down completely and so have to rethink their strategies of on-site safety.
Construction projects are notorious for going over budget. In fact, it’s so commonplace in the industry that it’s more unusual to deliver a project on or under budget. However, this isn’t ideal for those looking to maximize profits and keep the project under control.
Although there are realistically as many risks to a construction project as there are steps and members, some are more important to consider than others. It can be easy to become bogged down in risk assessment and management, particularly if you start identifying risks of all shapes and sizes.
Architects – like any other artists – are always looking for the next big thing to distinguish themselves from the generation that came before. In the world of hyperrealistic digital rendering, what can be the next step? Several architectural firms have started working with post-digital drawing to find a new way of conceptualizing the world’s ultra-modern designs. But what is post-digital architecture, and how does it stand out from the last 30 years of digital rendering?
2020 is already promising to be a good year for the construction industry. We at Construction Guide are always looking to stay ahead of the curve, so we’ve already got our eyes on the hottest construction industry trends of 2020. Here are our top predictions for the coming year.
One of the most important processes we deal with at Construction Guide is construction bidding. It’s a vital step in the construction process, but a surprising number of people aren’t completely aware of what the process involves. In this article we look at what we mean by a construction bid, and the main steps involved.
Building your home from the ground up can be a very exciting and stressful process. However, knowing the steps makes the process much smoother, so we at Construction Guide wanted to make sure everyone knew the major steps in home building.
Getting ahead of the competition might seem as simple as making the most profit. However, revenue isn’t everything when it comes to establishing yourself as an industry leading general contractor. Here at Construction Guide, we understand that it takes a wider approach to become a top player. So here’s our guide for becoming an industry leading general contractor.
With hurricane season fast approaching Miami, many people are working out how they can protect their property from damage. This is especially important for South Beach and Miami Beach construction sites, but is often overlooked as part of the planning process. We at Construction Guide know how important it is to plan for things like this, so we’ve written this guide explaining how you can prepare your construction site for hurricane season.