Hawaii, a planning, design and consulting firm, announced the merger of their two Kama'aina firms to offer enhanced services and capabilities to their clients. The transaction closed January 1, 2020 with the two companies sharing their unified vision for client-focused culture. 

New year, new trade deal! In a potentially positive turn of events, the construction industry—and the economy as a whole—could see progress concerning the trade war between the United States and China.

Chicago, Illinois (Dec. 12, 2019)—The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has released its annual report, “CTBUH Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019,” part of the “Tall Buildings in Numbers” data analysis series.

Toronto, Canada (Dec. 9, 2019)—Ware Malcomb, an international design firm, has announced the opening a second office in Canada, located at 250 University Avenue, Suite 235 in downtown Toronto, Canada.

Washington. D.C. (Nov. 19, 2019)—The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance has released a new report, Embodied Carbon in Buildings Materials for Real Estate, explaining how reducing embodied carbon in the construction process can save developers money and help mitigate the impacts of climate change. Greenprint is a worldwide alliance of real estate owners, investors and strategic partners committed to improving the environmental performance of the global real estate industry. Through measurement, benchmarking, knowledge sharing and implementation of best practices, Greenprint and its members are striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030.

London, England (Nov. 19, 2019)—Total announced global construction and real estate industry deals for Q3 2019 were worth $61.7 billion, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase of 92.4% over the previous quarter and a rise of 33.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $46.68 billion. In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 10.7% over the last four-quarter average with 654 deals against the average of 591 deals. In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $25.26 billion.