Construction Cost

  • Los Angeles Community College District Sets BIM Mandate for Massive Construction Program


    Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has mandated that Building Information Modeling (BIM) be implemented in the final phase of its $9 billion construction program.

  • American National Standards Institute Publishes Total Cost of Ownership Standard


    The American National Standards Institute published APPA 1000-1 in January of 2018, creating the first national standard for Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in the United States.

  • Vermeulens Releases Q3-2017 Market Outlook


    Vermeulens has released its market outlook report for the third quarter of 2017. Key points include:

  • Congress Moves to Increase NIH Budget; Secure Indirect Cost Recovery


    There are positive signs that funding for scientific research will not only be maintained, but will once again increase. Earlier this month, the Senate Appropriations Committee overwhelmingly approved $36.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health for the upcoming fiscal year.

  • Vermeulens Releases Q2-2017 Market Outlook


    Vermeulens has released its market outlook report for the second quarter of 2017. Key points include:

  • Equipment-Driven Planning for Capital-Intensive Academic Research Facilities


    The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) recently completed the construction and fit-out of their new Life Science Laboratories after receiving a $95 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)—a quasi-state agency dedicated to growing the state’s life sciences industry. The new interdisciplinary research wing features state-of-the-art equipment and core resources that will be shared across multiple research teams and industry partnerships. While the new core labs were built into a pre-existing shell with an open floorplate and operational MEP, the final design was driven by the cost-intensive equipment list. Since the agency grant designated a specific amount of funding for the equipment, the type of equipment was known but exact model and vendor was not known before many of the other design and programming decisions were made. 

  • The Future of Research Facility Design


    Five years ago, Tradeline sought experts to predict the future—specifically, the future of research lab design and construction. Today, we take a look back at those predictions, and gather some new ones, looking at trends in research programs and funding, and how those trends affect the decisions institutions are making when they build and renovate their laboratory spaces.

  • Think Sidehouse, Not Penthouse, for Utilities Distribution


    Replacing the traditional penthouse with a ground-breaking sidehouse, the new Health Sciences Building at Canada’s Carleton University represents the latest step in the evolution of academic science facilities.

  • Brasfield & Gorrie Use Drone Mapping Software to Optimize Project Delivery


    Brasfield & Gorrie’s virtual design and construction team is utilizing DroneDeploy software to enhance site planning, design, and safety.

  • University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Constructs Life Sciences Building


    The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa will begin construction in late 2017 on the $50 million Life Sciences Building.