+ Image Source: Compiled by Domo, a Software-as-Service Provider Esther D'Amico is a senior editor at ENR and editor of ENR New York where she covers news and issues affecting the industry in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.As the data-center market continues to grow at what experts say is an above-average rate, two trends are emerging that likely will keep AEC contractors that specialize in this sector busy.At one end of the spectrum, some large non-tech enterprises are selling their data centers and opting for outsourcing, as opposed to building, operating and owning the physical facilities. At the other
As public sector work continues its downward spiral, regional contractors are filling revenue gaps with a much more diverse mixture of project types than in recent years. While several large-scale energy and transportation projects broke ground in and around New York City in 2013, most of industry's new construction was sharply focused in the private sector, executives say. The broader array of offerings, they add, is fueling industry growth and providing work for more firms that struggled through the downturn. Related Links: More Industry Forecasts Building Up Industry One Tower, One Bridge at a Time "The market today is unquestionably
Rendering Courtesy of NBBJ Amazon's "Rufus" headquarters project commands three city blocks in downtown Seattle and features three interconnected glass-and-steel domes. Related Links: Industry Catches a Ride on Seattle's Big Tech Wave Annual IT Report for Designers and Planners Projects Lower IT Spend After five years of slow or no growth across many construction sectors, the technology industry's demand for new building stands out. While most markets are only gradually digging their way toward recovery, office starts in many regions are taking off, thanks in part to tech firms seeking more space for operations such as administration and data storage.Much
The U.S. Tennis Association is expected to name the construction manager for its $550-million-plus Billie Jean King National Tennis Center project in Queens as early as the second week of July, say sources close to the project. Rendering Courtesy of Rossetti Work began on the three-phase project in April and is set for completion in August 2018, in time for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships that year. The three-phase project includes building a $150-million, Rossetti-designed retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium as well as two new stadiums on the 46.5-acre site. Rossetti is the original stadium’s architect.Phase one began in
While most of the Seattle crews working on the mammoth State Route 99 project may be cooling their heels as Bertha, the world's largest tunneling machine, remains stuck underground, another job creator has been moving swiftly through the city—office construction.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and New Jersey Transit are set to receive $234 million in federal funds as reimbursement for ongoing capital work as well as new projects related to Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.Under the Federal Transit Administration’s Emergency Relief Program, PANYNJ was awarded about $167 million for the PATH rail system and NJT $67 million. The U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s agency so far has allocated $1.36 billion to PANYNJ and $448.2 million to NJT through the program. For all transit agencies eligible to receive Sandy aid, FTA says it has so far allocated about
While accidents involving large circular saw blades failing can happen, it is highly unusual for a blade to become dislodged from its saw and fly off into the air, says one industry expert, referring to such an incident that occurred at a Manhattan job site on May 27. The 3-ft-diameter blade appears to be from a slab saw, or flat saw, which is typically used to cut thick concrete structures and roadways and is tough enough to cut through steel reinforcements, says Russell Hitchen, a staff member of the non-profit Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA), which provides training, forums
Mark Erlich, executive secretary and treasurer of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, is not an optimist. With an industry career spanning four decades, Erlich has been through many economic highs and lows, and so Boston's current private-sector building boom does not greatly impress him.