Insight

Construction

Expansion and Integration: The Theme of This Year's ENR New England Best Projects Winners

Vermont's Brattleboro Bridge
by Katie E. Rodgers
From planning and design to construction and completion, the New England projects that received ENR accolades this year were meticulously planned and built. Check out a few of Helbling's favorites... Read more

Interactive Map Shows NYC Construction Info in Real Time

NYC Construction Activity Map
by Sami Barry
New York City has more than 6,500 active permits encompassing greater than 182,00,000 square feet. And, those numbers are rising. The Department of Buildings tracks every project, and just recently released its new, super cool interactive map for anyone to see the city's construction activity. Read more

The Latest in Student Housing - Universities with the largest programs and the developers who are supporting them

College dorm
by Sami Barry
Student enrollment and retention are obviously the focus of all universities and colleges. It used to be that institutions addressed these concepts by simply providing strong academic programs. Then, along came the whole concept of a beautiful campus and facilities, especially student housing. Read more

Management Style is the Crux to Design & Construction Team Success

Crane and skyscraper
by Katie E. Rodgers
In the construction and development world, many factors can impact the type of manager who will most effectively lead a design and construction team, such as: new techniques and technologies, short- and long-term initiatives and goals, department transitions and restructuring, and internal culture. Read more

Executive Search Case Study: President of Design Build

Mechanical Contractor
by Sami Barry
Wanting to compete more aggressively for design/build projects, our client established a business unit focused on this delivery method. Working closely with the companyís CEO on this search, we were able to secure a professional who has secured more than $100M in projects in 20 months. Read more

U.S. Higher Education Construction Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Aerial view of Cornell University arts quad
by Sami Barry
Whether you work directly for a higher education institution or youíre involved in the sector from an architecture, engineering, construction, or real estate perspective, itís highly likely youíre aware of the construction activity on U.S. college and university campuses. Read more

Best Job Boards for Facilities, Architecture, Construction, and Real Estate Development

Man interviewing woman
by Sami Barry
Not all job boards are created equal. Here are the most popular, effective, and navigable sites for both employers and job candidates in the industries of facilities management, architecture, construction, and real estate development. Read more

The Experiences & Qualities Sought After in Healthcare Capital Construction Executives

blueprints
by Sami Barry
For hospitals and healthcare systems that are initiating large capital construction programs, who internally has responsibility for these projects, and what technical and soft skills are necessary in candidates to fulfill these critical roles successfully? Read more

Healthcare Megaprojects ~ Impressive & Complex

hospital emergency entrance
by Sami Barry
Healthcare is seeing a surge in mega construction projects throughout the country. Helbling discusses the complexities of these projects, and highlights four children's hospitals that are under development, as well as the top healthcare design and construction firms. Read more

Search Case Study: Director of Real Estate Expansion for a Museum

Museum Ceiling
by Sami Barry
Search Case Study: Director of Real Estate Expansion for an art museum embarking on a $400+ capital program. Read more