The building data analytics revolution in three acts
More than any other technology, the fast-advancing field of semantic, or tag-based, building data analytics is changing how we design, construct, and operate high-performance buildings. Increased transparency of operational building data is impacting accountability. This in turn is fueling growth in smart building technologies and encouraging more building-industry professionals to hone expertise in wrangling insights from this data. It is a virtuous cycle encompassing three major activitie
Security, sustainability among priorities at nation’s largest engineering firms
Major new developments at engineering and engineering/architecture firms in 2017-18:
BURNS & MCDONNELL strengthened its direct-hire construction offering with the acquisition of two specialty contractors: AZCO, a full-service industrial constructor and pipe and metal fabricator based in Appleton, Wis.; and Ref-Chem, a Houston-area heavy industrial construction, engineering, EPC, and maintenance firm. The moves expand B&M’s integrated design-build (single project team under one roof) capabilities.