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Click here for the Autumn/Winter 2022 edition, including articles on the following:

- The Fed's Difficult Task
- The Supply Chain
- Interest Rates on the Up and Up

 

Click here for the Spring/Summer 2022 edition, including articles on the following:

- What's Next?
- Robots in Construction
- The Greening of Concrete

 

Click here for the Autumn/Winter 2021 edition, including articles on the following:

- Interesting Times
- Biotech Boom
- Universities in a Changing World

 

Click here for the Spring/Summer 2021 edition, including articles on the following:

- Climate Change Costs
- Construction & Climate Change
- Lighting the Way

 

Click here for the Autumn/Winter 2020 edition, including articles on the following:

- The New Abnormal
- Clearing the Air
- Healthy Home Working

 

Click here for the Spring/Summer 2020 edition, including articles on the following:

- Going All-Electric
- 5G in Construction
- Voldemort Strikes Back (Covid-19)

 

Click here for the Autumn/Winter 2019 edition, including articles on the following:

- IoT Security & SB327
- Assessing Solar
- Blame Brexit

 

Click here for the Spring/Summer 2019 edition, including articles on the following:

- Lean but not Mean
- Big Data in Construction
- Prediction Problems

 

Click here for the 4th Quarter 2018 edition, including articles on the following:

- Mass Timber Construction
- AI in Construction
- Tariffs & Escalation

 

Click here for the 3rd Quarter 2018 edition, including articles on the following:

- Prefabrication
- Value Capture Financing
- Mixed Markets

 

Click here for the 2nd Quarter 2018 edition, including articles on the following:

- Microgrids
- Bitcoin Tech in Construction
- Volatility Returns

 

Click here for the 1st Quarter 2018 edition, including articles on the following:

- Data Centers
- Pricing International Projects
- Construction Prospects in the US & Europe

 

Click here for the 4th Quarter 2017 edition, including articles on the following:

- Resilient Buildings
- Disaster Recovery
- Resilient Economy

 

Click here for the 3rd Quarter 2017 edition, including articles on the following:

- Generations in Construction
- Construction PDF Coalition
- Intrigue & Increases

 

Click here for the 2nd Quarter 2017 edition, including articles on the following:

- The Future is Sunny
- 3D Laser Scanning
- Optimism with Caution

 

Click here for the 1st Quarter 2017 edition, including articles on the following:

- BIM Changing the Construction Industry
- Jobs and the Future
- Interesting Year Ahead

 

Click here for the 4th Quarter 2016 edition, including articles on the following:

- Property Conditions Assessments
- Hyperconnectivity
- Island of Stability

 

Click here for the 3rd Quarter 2016 edition, including articles on the following:

- IoT and Construction
- Net Zero and the Envelope
- When's the Next Recession

 

Click here for the 2nd Quarter 2016 edition, including articles on the following:

- LEEDing the Social Conscience
- Cost vs. Technology Upgrades
- Rollercoaster

 

Click here for the 1st Quarter 2016 edition, including articles on the following:

- Net Zero Energy
- OSHA Confined Spaces
- Onward & Upward, Slowly

 

Click here for the 4th Quarter 2015 edition, including articles on the following:

- Drones
- Interesting Times
- Life Cycle Costing

 

Click here for the 3rd Quarter 2015 edition, including articles on the following:

- Living Building Challenge
- Performance-Based Design
- Financial PTSD

 

Click here for the 2nd Quarter 2015 edition, including articles on the following:

- Net Zero Water
- Greece is Back
- Windows 10 is Coming

 

Click here for the 1st Quarter 2015 edition, including articles on the following:

- Pluses and Minuses of BIM
- Market at 2015
- What is ZEB?

 

Click here for the 4th Quarter 2014 edition, including articles on the following:

- Condo Risk
- Home and Abroad
- California Schools Energy Boost

 

Click here for the 3rd Quarter 2014 edition, including articles on the following:

- Wearable Computers & Construction
- Are We There Yet?
- California Tightens Energy Controls

 

Click here for the 2nd Quarter 2014 edition, including articles on the following:

- LEED v4 A Green Revolution
- Deconstruction
- Holding Pattern

 

Click here for the 1st Quarter 2014 edition, including articles on the following:

- Print Me a House
- Managing Change
- A Changing Economy

 

Click here for the 4th Quarter 2013 edition, including articles on the following:

- VA Healthcare System
- Nursing Homes
- Battle-Weary Market

 

Click here for the 3rd Quarter 2013 edition, including articles on the following:

- Data Centers
- Keeping on Top of Data
- Market Data

 

Click here for the 2nd Quarter 2013 edition, including articles on the following:

- Bay Area Market Report
- Design-Build - Pros & Cons
- Hotel Design Issues

 

Click here for the 1st Quarter 2013 edition, including articles on the following:

- What is a PMO?
- Budget Management
- Project Managing the Economy

 

Click here for the 4th Quarter 2012 edition, including articles on the following:

- High-Rise Housing
- LEED for Homes
- Recovery Heading Home?

 

Click here for the 3rd Quarter 2012 edition, including articles on the following:

- The Steel Market
- Tablets at Work
- Beware - Cliffs Ahead

 

Click here for the 2nd Quarter 2012 edition, including articles on the following:

- Windows 8 is Coming!
- PPP - Public-Private Partnerships
- When Blah is Best

 

Click here for the 1st Quarter 2012 edition, including articles on the following:

- Jobs and Education
- High Efficiency Schools
- Virtual Classrooms

 

Click here for the 4th Quarter 2011 edition, including articles on the following:

- Logic Need Not Apply
- LEEDing and Governing
- GSA and BIM

 

Click here for the 3rd Quarter 2011 edition, including articles on the following:

- Market Soaring ... or Stalling
- The Greening of Aviation
- Terminal Developments

 

Click here for the 2nd Quarter 2011 edition, including articles on the following:

- CAL goes Green
- Inflation & Bid Prices
- UniFormat 2010

 

Click here for the 1st Quarter 2011 edition, including articles on the following:

- QE2 in a Storm
- IPD Part 2
- Green and Civil

 

Click here for the 4th Quarter 2010 edition, including articles on the following:

- Integrated Project Delivery
- West's Grand Central
- The Growth/Debt Debate

 

Click here for the 3rd Quarter 2010 edition, including articles on the following:

- Climbing a Greecey Slope
- Sustainable Sites Initiative
- Construction Execution Services

 

Click here for the 2nd Quarter 2010 edition, including articles on the following:

- Construction Cost Trends
- What Influences the Steel Market?
- Office 2010 Arrives

 

Click here for the 1st Quarter 2010 edition, including articles on the following:

- A Bigger Dimension
- Sustainability Base
- How Green Is My Building?
- Recession - One Year On

 

Click here for the 4th Quarter 2009 edition, including articles on the following:

- Rainhill Trials' 180th
- Heavy & Light Rail
- California High Speed Rail
- Light at the End of the Tunnel?

 

Click here for the 3rd Quarter 2009 edition, including articles on the following:

- Market Update
- What will LEED cost?
- GPM Negotiation, Part 2

 

Click here for the 2nd Quarter 2009 edition, including articles on the following:

- 2009 Market Forecast
- Constructability Reviews
- Vista Second Edition

 

Click here for the 1st Quarter 2009 edition, including articles on the following:

- Recession!
- Market & Escalation
- Recession & Bid Prices

 

Click here for the 4th Quarter 2008 edition, including articles on the following:

- Oiling Inflation
- GMP Negotiation, Part 1
- Construction Scheduling 101

 

Click here for the 3rd Quarter 2008 edition, including articles on the following:

- Market Conditions Update
- Preconstruction Services, Part 2
- Green Concrete

 

Click here for the 2nd Quarter 2008 edition, including articles on the following:

- Preconstruction Services, Part 1
- Market Forecast: Variable
- Photovoltaics
- Get a Second Life

 

Click here for the 1st Quarter 2008 edition, including articles on the following:

- Las Vegas Casinos
- Two-Tier Markets
- The FIDIC Rainbow
- Surface Computing

 

Click here for the 4th Quarter 2007 edition, including articles on the following:

- Why Project Costs Vary
- Office Design Issues
- Value Engineering
- IFCs - Industry Foundation Classes

 

Click here for the 3rd Quarter 2007 edition, including articles on the following:

- Fly Me to the Moon (is a Spaceport coming to an area near you?)
- Cost Estimating & Cost Management
- Escalation Trends
- Embassies

 

Click here for the 2nd Quarter 2007 edition, including articles on the following:

- Greed, Fear & Reality
- BIM - Building Information Modeling
- Revit
- Lease-Leaseback

 

Click here for the 1st Quarter 2007 edition, including articles on the following:

- Cost Management
- Heavy and Light Rail Systems
- TBD Bid Index
- Windows Vista is Here!

 

Click here for the 4th Quarter 2006 edition, including articles on the following:

- Strategic Planning
- Uniformat II
- TBD Bid Index
- Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Microsoft Office 2007

 

Click here for the 3rd Quarter 2006 edition, including articles on the following:

- The TBD Bid Index
- Value Engineering
- Museums
- MasterFormat 2004

 

Click here for the 2nd Quarter 2006 edition (a Healthcare Special), including articles on the following:

- Healthcare Facilities
- eMedicine
- SB1953 - Painful Medicine
- Hospital Costs

 

Click here for the first edition (1st Quarter 2006), including articles on the following:

- Bay Area Market Report
- Facilities Management
- Project Management
- Industrial Buildings

 

The Broad Dimension