VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 131   OCTOBER 28, 2011


Project owners must work within a budget based on available funding. The project design must accommodate that budget. Yet construction cost cannot be determined until binding responsive bids are received from responsible bidders. And those bid prices are the product of ever-changing market conditions. When the low bid exceeds the available funding, what is the responsibility of the design professional?


Engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffet Field, Calif., are planning to install intelligent system software in a new structure that is expected to become the greenest, highest-peforming building in the federal government. Collaborating with Ames is the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).


Expect a double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the global architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) software and services market over the 2010-2014 period, according to a report that TechNavio has released.





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