Growth in college campus space eclipses enrollment growth, increases stress on facilities management
Many North American colleges and universities are pursuing a high-risk strategy to build new campus facilities as a way to reverse lagging student enrollment, according to a new report from Sightlines. This is the fourth consecutive year Sightlines has documented a trend of space growth outpacing enrollment growth on North American college campuses.
NV5 Global, Inc., a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, acquired Butsko Utility Design, Inc., a provider of utility planning and design services.
For all of 2017, total construction starts grew 3 percent to $745.9 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics, which followed the 6 percent increase reported for 2016. The full year 2017 gain was dampened by a 35 percent downturn for the electric utility/gas plant category. If electric utilities and gas plants are excluded, total construction starts for 2017 would be 5 percent higher than the corresponding amount for 2016.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the recipients of the ACI Certification Award and the ACI Construction Award during World of Concrete in Las Vegas.
The U.S. economy grew by 2.3 percent in 2017, while fixed investment increased at an annual rate of 7.9 percent, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of Bureau of Economic Analysis data.
Increasing automation in the construction industry could displace or replace as much as 49 percent of America’s blue-collar construction workforce (2.7 million workers) and eliminate nearly 500,000 non-construction jobs by 2057, according to a new study by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute (MEPI) and the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Ware Malcomb announced its Toronto office recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of providing design services in Canada. Specializing in architecture, planning, interior design, branding and civil engineering design for commercial real estate and corporate clients, Ware Malcomb’s Toronto office has completed over 700 projects in the greater Toronto area and beyond.
AECOM defines infrastructure’s next chapter with inaugural global report: The Future of Infrastructure
AECOM released its inaugural global research report, The Future of Infrastructure, which harnesses survey data and opinions from more than 500 industry decision-makers working in major organizations across the North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions.