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Chicago White Papers2024-03-11T10:28:29-07:00

White Papers

A Detailed Look at Some of the Most Important Topics from Across the Industry

Cumming Group is a thought leader in the construction industry, with some of the field’s most respected and sought-after experts practicing in a range of disciplines, from project and construction management to cost estimating, scheduling, energy consulting, and more. To make their valuable insights more widely available, we have asked a number of accomplished Cumming Group team members to write technical white papers relevant to their sector or service area, with topics including contemporary best practices, state-of-the-art tools, and effective solutions to common project challenges, among others. All white papers will be collected and organized on this page as they are published, with the full library available to everyone for free.

Cumming Group Moves up 4 spots to #10 on ENR’s annual Ranking

July 9th, 2024|

July 1, 2024 | By Emell Adolphus and Jonathan Keller In response to ongoing labor challenges across the AEC industry, ENR Top 100 Professional Services Firms are reconfiguring operations to recruit helping hands where they need it most. Yet amid higher constr [...]

Integrating New Tools and Technologies in Healthcare Construction Projects

July 8th, 2024|

Integrating new technologies in healthcare requires comprehensive staff training and clear leadership expectations to enhance patient care, improve operational efficiency, and drive innovation within healthcare organizations.

Cumming Group Picks Gavin Middleton and Christine Mosholder for Top Posts

July 2nd, 2024|

June 28, 2024 | By Abigail Nehring Construction consulting giant Cumming Group has picked two of its own for top leadership positions, Commercial Observer has learned. Cumming promoted Gavin Middleton to chief operating officer and Christine Mosholder to beco [...]

Navigating the Complexities of Today’s Construction Market: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategic Insights

June 26th, 2024|

Explore the 2024 U.S. construction market trends. Learn about overcoming high interest rates, labor shortages, and regional disparities with innovative solutions and strategic insights.

TERO Program Benefits: Building Success in Tribal Gaming Construction Projects

June 24th, 2024|

Tribal gaming projects are a significant driver of economic development for many tribal communities. But beyond the immediate financial benefits, these projects can also play a crucial role in empowering tribal members and fostering a stronger sense of community. This is where Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO) programs come in.

Investing in Luxury Hospitality: Insights from Industry Leaders

June 18th, 2024|

Join us as Nicky Unkles and Sabrina Gleizer delve into the intricacies of luxury hospitality markets. From the regulatory landscape in New York to the demand-driven growth in South Florida, the business-friendly environment in Texas, and the challenges of building in Los Angeles, this episode offers valuable insights into the world of high-end real estate investments. Nicky and Sabrina share their expertise on navigating these markets, optimizing project efficiency, and meeting the expectations of discerning luxury consumers. Whether you're an investor or just interested in luxury real estate, this episode is packed with expert advice and industry knowledge.

Vail’s big remodel of Dobson Arena is back on track

June 7th, 2024|

After returning to the drawing board, Vail’s remodel of Dobson Ice Arena is back on track and within budget. At its Tuesday, June 4, meeting, the Vail Town Council and Vail Recreation District board agreed on a program for the remodel, kicking the project into its next phase

Navigating Contracts, Risk, and Litigation in the Construction Industry

May 2nd, 2024|

In this episode of Construction Insiders, host Jessica Busch delves into the evolving landscape of contracts, risk, and litigation in the construction industry with experts Allison Hunt and Sonny Jester. The discussion focuses on today’s market environment, material cost escalation, and innovative approaches to contract structuring and risk management.

Raleigh Convention Center Expansion Project Poised to Break Ground

April 18th, 2024|

“Cumming Group is honored to provide project management and cost management services for the Raleigh Convention Center expansion – helping to elevate Raleigh as a leading entertainment and meeting destination. This expansion will address the growing demand from our community for larger, more versatile event spaces, and will ensure that the Convention Center continues to serve as a cornerstone of our city’s cultural and economic growth,” said Chris Whitley Jr., vice president, Cumming Group.

Cumming Group Is Joined by Los Angeles-Based Development Consultants the Ridgway Group, Elevating the Company’s Expertise in the Nuanced Luxury Retail and Hospitality Space

April 15th, 2024|

Cumming Group, an international project management and cost consultancy, announced the addition of The Ridgway Group as its newest affiliate, expanding and enhancing the firm’s capabilities in the luxury market by joining forces with an esteemed project and cost management professional services firm.

Lehrer Cumming, PCM, Nova Partners, and RGMK Are Now Cumming Group

March 26th, 2024|

Four leading firms in the built environment – Lehrer Cumming, PCM Consulting, Nova Partners, and RGMK – have officially transitioned their names and branding to Cumming Group, marking the completion of a planned integration process to bring the firms together [...]

Cumming Group named Sports Authority representative for Tennessee Titans stadium construction

March 11th, 2024|

Another firm is getting its hands on the Tennessee Titans' $2.1 billion new Nissan Stadium project. Metro has tapped New York-based Cumming Group...

2024 Market Update: Inflation on Construction Materials

February 15th, 2024|

In the early months of 2024, the construction sector is seeing some green shoots in key markets such as concrete and steel reinforcement, where costs have softened from the highs of 2022. However, as we move through 2024, key factors to consider include ongoin [...]

What Owners & Developers of Light Industrial Facilities Must Consider When Establishing U.S. Plants

December 14th, 2023|

According to a recent analysis by PWC, a confluence of factors including geopolitical instability, ongoing supply chain issues...

A Balancing Act in the Life Sciences Sector

December 6th, 2023|

Join us as we navigate recent industry changes, including economic shifts, labor shortages, and procurement challenges. Learn how modularization, prefabrication, and technology advancements are reshaping healthcare facility design and construction. Gain insights from our in-house experts, Gary Brett and Heather Furhman, as they share experiences and strategies to enhance collaboration, streamline processes, and reduce costs in healthcare construction.

Children’s Classic at Perry Park

November 13th, 2023|

Following yet another successful golf tournament sponsored by Cumming Group, the Annual Children’s Classic at Perry Park, hosted by Project One Foundation, has now raised more than $1,055,000 in contributions from the local community for research initiatives since its inception in 2012. This year’s 12th annual event in June raised $70,000 for Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Cumming Group Successfully Completes the Integration of its Florida Operations to Support the Growing Market

October 27th, 2023|

Earlier this week Cumming Group announced the final transition and consolidation of Lehrer Cumming’s Florida team, Miami-based Amicon Management, and Zimmer Construction Consultants of Boca Raton to Cumming Group. This change marks the formal completion of mergers between Cumming Group, AmiconManagement, and Zimmer Construction Consultants initiated earlier this year, and includes the incorporation of the Lehrer Cumming brand in Florida under Cumming Group. Lehrer Cumming, a division of Cumming Group providing project management and owner advisory services to clients in the eastern U.S., was formed in 2018 from the merger between NYC-based Lehrer LLC and Cumming Group.

Cumming Group’s Los Angeles Office Moves to Accommodate Growth

October 25th, 2023|

Cumming Group is thrilled to announce that its growing Los Angeles team has moved into a larger and more collaborative office space. With more than two decades of experience serving the LA Metro area, the local team of experts will continue to serve clients from the consultancy’s new location on S. Grand Ave. in Downtown Los Angeles.

Navigating the Data Center Energy Surge: Planning for Resilience and Cost-Efficiency

October 23rd, 2023|

In our increasingly interconnected world, data centers have remained the backbone of our digital infrastructure. However, the surging demand for data center capacity, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the rapid adoption of cloud computing and AI technologies, is presenting a new challenge: energy demand. The industry estimates that U.S. data center power consumption will reach 35 gigawatts by 2030, up from 17 gigawatts last year . This surge puts data center energy consumption on a trajectory to account for approximately 8% of global energy usage by 2030 .

New Cumming Bend Office Offers Multiple Construction Management Services

October 11th, 2023|

Wayne Powderly, who has been active in Central Oregon for close to two decades, most recently with SunWest Builders, is now helming the newest Pacific Northwest office of Cumming Group — a privately held international project management and cost consulting firm with a focus on construction including in the public works, education, healthcare, multi-family, mixed-use, themed entertainment, and hospitality sectors.

Market Update: Impact of Regulatory Changes in Construction

October 11th, 2023|

As noted in the previous report the market has reacted by reviewing processes for procurement and design development via selective tendering, funding certainty conversations and approach to contractor engagement – this leading to a more collaborative approach [...]

A Roadmap for Energy Efficiency in Hospitality: Key Strategies for Hotel Owners to Prioritize Energy Conservation Measures

October 10th, 2023|

In an era of heightened climate consciousness, sustainability has evolved from a buzzword to a driving force in the hospitality sector. Leading hotel brands are stepping up to meet the demands of an increasingly climate-conscious consumer base and address growing concerns about their environmental footprint. According to the U.S. Travel Association, “nine out of 10 travelers want more sustainable travel options and 76% of business executives want sustainable corporate travel choices — even if it costs more.”

Meeting the Need for Hotel Space in NYC

October 10th, 2023|

This blog will explore the world of hotel renovations, shedding light on the technical intricacies that impact the ability to improve New York’s hospitality market. Drawing upon over two decades of experience in the New York construction market, I will be providing insights into the technical challenges as well as the critical operational and regulatory challenges that hotel owners and investors are facing in the post-pandemic recovery of one of New York City’s most vital industries. This exploration will address market shifts as well as sustainability and energy requirements, general code compliance, and union labor considerations. All these factors, and more, will need to be addressed to meet short and long-term project needs in New York’s dynamic hospitality market.

Revolutionizing Healthcare Design: Modularization, Prefabrication, and Technology Advancements

September 28th, 2023|

Join us as we navigate recent industry changes, including economic shifts, labor shortages, and procurement challenges. Learn how modularization, prefabrication, and technology advancements are reshaping healthcare facility design and construction. Gain insights from our in-house experts, Gary Brett and Heather Furhman, as they share experiences and strategies to enhance collaboration, streamline processes, and reduce costs in healthcare construction.

Nashville construction volume expected to fall 20% by end of year, according to Cumming’s report

September 27th, 2023|

Sophia Young | Nashville Business Journal Nashville’s construction market has hit its lowest volume in ten years, but many major projects in progress or in the pipeline are keeping experts hopeful. Last year, the city’s construction volume fell over 11%, and [...]

Construction Technology and the Impact on Project Management

September 27th, 2023|

It's no surprise to most in the construction industry that we are collectively slow to adopt and successfully implement new technologies. However, things are starting to change, especially as it relates to project management and how we are beginning to levera [...]

Strategies for Improving Speed to Market & Minimizing Costs on Your Next Healthcare Build

September 27th, 2023|

Healthcare construction projects require careful planning and strategic measures to ensure success in today's dynamic landscape. With increasingly long lead times for components and specialized machinery, a well-executed procurement process becomes vital. Ad [...]

Breaking Ground on Hope: Cumming Group Kicks Off Work at New Affordable Housing Community

September 15th, 2023|

By Jessica Busch | June 23, 2023 In a city marked by its vibrant culture and lively music scene, a different tune is now resonating as Nashville breaks ground on a transformative project aimed at tackling its affordable housing crisis. Highly anticipated, the [...]

ABA Fall Meeting

September 1st, 2023|

Description Cumming Group is thrilled to once again sponsor and attend the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s 2023 Fall Meeting. We look forward to learning from our peers and sharing best practices with government construction lawyers and consultants. There [...]

Construction Management Association of America Conference

August 29th, 2023|

Description Cumming Group is looking forward to attending CMAA's flagship event in our nation's capital. The CMAA conference includes three days of education, collaboration, and engagement with construction owners and managers. This year’s event will featu [...]

Building the Digital Frontier: Navigating AI and Technology in the Construction Industry

August 16th, 2023|

In this podcast, we explore the construction industry's transformation through new technologies, data-driven decision-making, and AI. We discuss the importance of a single point of truth for owners, data management tools like Procore and Kahua, and human factors affecting technology adoption. As we delve into AI, we cover its applications in construction, strategic and ethical use, and the continued need for human intuition. Join us as we uncover the potential of AI and technology to revolutionize construction and reshape project management.

23rd Annual Flight For Life Colorado Golf Classic

August 11th, 2023|

Description Our team is excited to partner with TreanorHL as we support Flight for Life, Centura's critical care transport program. This year's golf tournament will help purchase a new ground ambulance designed for more complex patient care—equipping medic [...]

Cumming Group Announces PCM Acquisition, Expanding Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities

July 25th, 2023|

Cumming Group acquires PCM Consulting, enhancing its expertise in high-tech and life-sciences sectors, aligning with strategic growth in advanced manufacturing amid global shifts.

17th Annual Healthcare Design and Construction Symposium

July 18th, 2023|

Description Healthcare is a vital industry that continues to expand. Now more than ever, it is crucial that sustainable practices are incorporated into the design and construction of all healthcare projects. Our team at Cumming is excited to attend the ann [...]

SCAC Annual Conference and Institute of Government

July 18th, 2023|

Description SCAC's annual conference provides a dynamic opportunity to engage with more than 600 county officials and discuss challenges and opportunities, share best practices, and attend training sessions that strengthen one's capacity to lead and serve. [...]

Dallas-based Gallagher Construction Management Firm joins growing international consultancy as firm continues national expansion

June 23rd, 2023|

Cumming Group acquires Gallagher Construction Company, enhancing its K-12 construction management capabilities in Texas, bolstering local expertise and service breadth.

Polcom delivers 15th hotel furniture project for Whitbread’s Hub by Premier brand

June 22nd, 2023|

Cumming Group shines in London's latest hospitality gem, managing Polcom Furniture's exquisite fitout for Whitbread's hub by Premier Inn in Clerkenwell. This project, part of a £38m development, showcases Polcom's craftsmanship across 180 rooms, marking their 15th collaboration. With a legacy in premium hotel fitouts, Polcom continues to define modern, space-optimizing designs.

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin

June 21st, 2023|

The Cumming team was engaged by Encompass Health to provide project management, cost management, and scheduling services for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, their new 69,500-square-foot inpatient rehabilitation hospital which features 65 private patient rooms, a spacious therapy gym, an on-site pharmacy, a daily living suite, dayrooms and advanced healthcare technologies.

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin

June 21st, 2023|

Project Overview Cumming’s Objective The Cumming team was engaged by Encompass Health to provide project management, cost management, and scheduling services for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, their new 69,500-square-foot inpatient reha [...]

Former Grade II* church reopened as ‘state of the art’ business incubator hub for young people.

June 21st, 2023|

Photo credits: Dirk Linder Cumming Group is proud to have acted as Project Monitor on behalf of the National Lottery Heritage Fund on the regeneration of Sheerness Dockyard, a former Grade II* church originally built in 1828 to serve the officers and workers [...]

5th Annual Advancing Construction Analytics Conference

June 15th, 2023|

Description Advancing Construction Analytics Conference returns for the 5th year to unite Data, Analytics, IT and Business Leaders from across the construction industry on a mission to enhance the power of advanced analytics for their firms. Understand how [...]

Northglenn City Hall in Colorado will be the State’s First Municipal Core Green Building

June 6th, 2023|

By Mile High CRE | June 2, 2023Cumming Group, an international project management and cost consultancy firm, is hosting a groundbreaking event for the highly anticipated Northglenn City Hall. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Monday, June 5 at 5:3 [...]

Hotel Construction Growth ‘Leads Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery’

May 4th, 2023|

Dallas, New York, and Nashville top their respective growth categories. By Richard Berger | May 02, 2023 at 08:15 AM The year-over-year the hotel construction pipeline has grown in the Top 25 US markets, according to a new report by Lodging Econometrics. Dall [...]

The Lantern announced as ‘Best Commercial Workplace’ at BCO London Awards Lunch

May 3rd, 2023|

Cumming Group is acting as Project Manager and Contract Administrator on the project which is part of a wider 180,000 sq ft mixed us scheme. The 35,798 sq ft office space at The Lantern was crowned ‘Best Commercial Workplace’ at the British Council Offices Lo [...]

Project One Foundation – 12th Annual Children’s Classic

April 20th, 2023|

Description Cumming proudly supports the Project One Foundation as a sponsor for the 12th Annual Children’s Classic at Perry Park, which will be held on June 19th, 2023. Come join us for a fun day of food, drinks, and networking — all in the picturesque se [...]

45th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference

April 20th, 2023|

Description The NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference is one of the hospitality sector’s hallmark annual conferences, attracting the top global hospitality and real estate leaders. During this two-day event, leading lodging executive [...]

BOMA International’s Medical Office Buildings + Healthcare Real Estate Conference

April 20th, 2023|

Description The medical real estate industry is experiencing unprecedented change in how it manages, leases and develops healthcare facilities. Innovative strategies are needed to confront economic shifts, capital constraints and the transformation of heal [...]

The Marriott Vacations Worldwide Caring Classic

April 20th, 2023|

Description The Marriott Vacations Worldwide Caring Classic golf tournament directly benefits pediatric programs at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children's Miracle Network Hospital. In 2022, the golf tournament raised $230,000 for the charity, [...]

Changing Tides in the Life Sciences Sector

April 18th, 2023|

The life sciences sector in Greater New England remains strong due to an innovative higher education environment. However, short-term headwinds are expected to persist until 2023, with a reversal in Q2-3 2024. To ensure success in these uncertain times, developers and investors must have the right expertise, insight, and knowledge.

Module installation has officially commenced at Greenford Quay Block 8!

April 18th, 2023|

Cumming Group EMEA, working with Tide Construction, Vision Modular, alongside our client Greystar commenced module installation on Block 8, at the beginning of this year. We are acting as Project Manager and Employer’s Agent on the development which will prov [...]

Miami-Based Amicon Management to Join Growing International Construction Consultancy Cumming Group as the Firm Continues National Expansion

February 28th, 2023|

By Jessica Busch | February 28, 2023 Making the merger official earlier this month, Cumming Group, an international project management and cost consultancy, announced that Amicon Management has joined the firm’s growing team of construction professionals. By a [...]

Miami-Based Amicon Management to Join Growing International Construction Consultancy Cumming Group as the Firm Continues National Expansion

February 28th, 2023|

MIAMI – Feb. 28, 2023 – Making the merger official earlier this month, Cumming Group, an international project management and cost consultancy, announced that Amicon Management has joined the firm’s growing team of construction professionals. By adding one of [...]

Construction Industry Regional Spotlight: California’s Major Metros

February 27th, 2023|

This article explores the growth and development of California's diverse economy, as well as the logistical challenges of planning overlays, zoning laws, inflation, and labor. Learn how these issues are being addressed to promote more affordable housing, livable cities, and successful infrastructure projects in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco.

Construction commences on St Modwen’s sustainable warehouse near Gatwick

February 24th, 2023|

Cumming Group EMEA, alongside St Modwen Logistics has begun construction on the sustainable warehouse for DHL at St Modwen Park, Gatwick. The current phase spans c.115,000 sq ft to complete a total development of 280,000 sq ft and is being built to ‘Excellent [...]

Clerkenwell hub by Premier Inn has now been successfully completed

February 16th, 2023|

Clerkenwell hub by Premier Inn has now been successfully completed and handed over as of Monday 13th February. Cumming Group EMEA acted as Project Manager on Whitbread’s 4 storey hotel located on Farringdon Road in Central London, just a short walk from Farri [...]

How New Infrastructure Funding is Impacting Aviation Project Development

February 10th, 2023|

February 10, 2023 By Karl Schulz Since most aviation projects are funded by either passenger plane tickets, airport tenants, or the airline companies themselves, the amount of money available for new projects can be impacted by a variety of factors. For examp [...]

2023 Campus Forward Award Honors Cumming’s Recruiting Efforts

January 25th, 2023|

January 25, 2023 Cumming kicked off the new year by being honored for its recruiting program via the 2023 Campus Forward Award. In particular, Cumming was recognized for its university recruiting program (led by Lisa McKeon) and the firm’s commitment to develo [...]

Planning Application Submitted for the Redevelopment of Albert Bridge House

January 23rd, 2023|

Oval Real Estate has submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of Albert Bridge House. Cumming Group EMEA is acting as Cost Managers on behalf of Oval Real Estate to deliver a 45-storey Build to Rent tower and 365,000 sq ft of office space, with [...]

Planning permission secured on Jadebricks’ aparthotel ‘Larard’s Still’ in Manchester

January 20th, 2023|

Acting as Project Manager and Cost Manager on the scheme, we are delighted to share that on Thursday 19th January 2023, planning approval was achieved for developer Jadebricks’ new 117-bed aparthotel, located on Oldham Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. [...]

BEHIND THE CURTAIN – A look into how the new, $22M Diamond Head Theatre came to be

January 13th, 2023|

By A. Kam Napier | January 13, 2023 There’s a sketch of a floor plan for the new Diamond Head Theatre that Andrew Tanton, vice president of the Cumming Group in Honolulu, penned almost four years to the day of the grand opening gala held Jan. 7. For Tanton, w [...]

Nottingham’s Island Quarter reaches milestone as works start on 693-bed PBSA

January 13th, 2023|

Works are now well underway at The Island Quarter in Nottingham, with the concrete frame now installed up to Level 6 of Block A, Level 2 of Block B and Level 5 of Block C plus the first phase of Walker Modular bathroom pods delivered on site. The Purpose-Buil [...]

Fort Point and Cumming Demonstrate Strong Momentum and Expanded Capabilities Post-Merger

January 12th, 2023|

With their successful merger in 2021, Cumming and Boston-based Fort Point set out to accelerate their shared vision to provide clients the highest level of expertise in navigating the design and construction process. Now fully integrated, the combined team ha [...]

Steel Prices

January 6th, 2023|

Steel prices continue to register their lowest values since May 2021. Spot prices going into 2023 are almost 20% less than those going into 2022. This slide is primarily due to what people in finance call “mean reversion”: as time goes on, prices return to their average. Steel prices had been unsustainably high for almost two years, and this is a return to form rather than a sign of weakness. We expect them to continue to decline and recommend waiting until the spring before making major purchases.

Education construction specialists RGMK merging with the Cumming Group

November 18th, 2022|

By Simon Campbell | November 18, 2022 Construction consultancy RGM Kramer Inc. (RGMK) is merging with international project management and construction cost consultants Cumming Group. Terms were not disclosed for deal finalized on November 10 and announced on [...]

Pandemic-Era Construction Pricing Challenges ‘Far from Over’

November 8th, 2022|

Cost increases and volatility continue in materials, labor, and technology. By Paul Bergeron | November 07, 2022 at 08:34 AM The challenges presented by the pandemic “are far from over” with persistent inflation and supply chain disruptions, according to Just [...]

Treating the Pandemic’s Shadow: How will the Future of California Health Policy affect Healthcare Design & Construction?

October 8th, 2022|

Bill and guest Mark Gamble, Chief of Advocacy and Operations for the Hospital Association of Southern California, discuss the biggest challenges facing California hospitals in a post-pandemic landscape and how state healthcare policy is shaping the future of facility design and delivery.

Navigating Healthcare Expansions & Renovations in an Academic Medical Center Environment

October 7th, 2022|

Bill and guest Shawn Sheffield, Chief Strategy Office of Keck Medicine of USC, discuss how Keck Medicine’s healthcare facilities are becoming a proactive force in clinical care delivery and research, the unique role they play as an academic medical center with diverse stakeholders, and the challenges that come with new facility expansions in the greater Los Angeles market.

Building for Adaptability: How UC Davis Health is Future Proofing the Hub & Spoke Healthcare Model

October 6th, 2022|

Bill and guest Victoria Vicente, campus planner and Director of Compliance of UC Davis Health, discuss how UC Davis is planning for the future of acuity adaptable care, their new California Tower development, and how their hub and spoke model of service will impact future developments on campus.

Innovating Healthcare Delivery Models: How UCI is Building the Smart Hospital of the Future

October 5th, 2022|

Bill and guest Brian Pratt, campus architect and associate vice chancellor of University of California of Irvine, discuss the future of healthcare facility expansion at UCI and how UCI is leveraging integrative medicine to innovate the delivery of care at their campus.

Stoney Field renovations complete in time for 2022-2023 school year

August 22nd, 2022|

August 17, 2022 Burke High school will return to their home stadium for their first football game of the 2022-2023 school year on August 19, 2022. The field underwent an extensive renovation thanks to a partnership between Charleston County School District (C [...]

Historic Grade II-listed Granary Building on Canal Wharf, Leeds set for new lease of life

August 17th, 2022|

By Greg Wright Friday, 12th August 2022, 7:25 am Updated Friday, 12th August 2022, 7:27 am A former warehouse building which dates from the 18th century is set for a new lease of life as workspace. Pitalia Real Estate has announced the appointment of Contract [...]

How a recession may change employment outlook for labor-starved construction sector

August 10th, 2022|

August 10, 2022 By Ashley Fahey The construction industry's struggles to attract and retain labor have been well documented. But has the construction labor issue gotten better, worse or remained about the same since the pandemic? And what happens in the event [...]

TSK Celebrates O’Brien Middle School Redesign Ribbon Cutting in Partnership With Cumming Group

August 3rd, 2022|

August 2, 2022 By Press Release Wire Leading architectural firm, TSK Architects (TSK) and international construction consultancy, Cumming Group (Cumming) are pleased to announce the completion of the O’Brien Middle School redesign project in Reno in collabora [...]

16th Annual Healthcare Design & Construction Symposium

August 1st, 2022|

Description Sponsored by the Construction Management Graduate Program, School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University Date: August 3-4, 2022 Location: Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering in Nashville, TN Keynote Presenters: The symposium will featur [...]

Friend Health’s Woodlawn Center Opens This Month, Bringing Family, Behavioral, Women’s Health To ‘Underserved’ Area

July 25th, 2022|

WOODLAWN — A 45,000-square-foot health center will open in Woodlawn this month in an effort to improve the neighborhood’s health outcomes.

Construction begins on South L.A. mixed-use development Evermont

July 18th, 2022|

July 15, 2022By Isabel SamiConstruction has begun at a long-vacant lot at the corner of Vermont and Manchester avenues in South L.A. for a mixed-use development called Evermont.Plans for the site include 180 affordable homes for seniors and families, retail st [...]

Portland-based PlanB Consultancy and Inici Group Complete their Phased Mergers with Cumming

July 18th, 2022|

July 7, 2022 Portland, OR – Earlier today, Cumming announced that it has taken the final step in its phased mergers with Portland-based PlanB Consultancy and inici Group. PlanB joined Cumming in July 2020 and inici Group in February 2021. Both groups have bee [...]

Another Wave of Shipping and Supply Chain Challenges is On the Way

July 12th, 2022|

July 7, 2022 By Paul Bergeron After a period of relative sanity, another wave of shipping congestion is expected to happen soon. By now weary retailers are familiar with the drill and are recalibrating supply chains and warehousing and manufacturing strategie [...]

$400M Snoqualmie Casino Expansion Project Begins; Local Contractors Needed

July 11th, 2022|

 July 8, 2022By John StearnsWork has begun on a $400 million expansion project at Snoqualmie Casino that will include a 210-room luxury hotel, 2,000-seat entertainment and convention center, parking structure, additional casino space, full-service spa, fitness [...]

Charleston’s African American Museum may open in early 2023 instead of late ’22

May 17th, 2022|

With its outer shell nearly complete, the International African American Museum is expected to be finished later this year, but the actual opening could get pushed to the beginning of 2023.

Seattle airport goes green with stunning timber expansion

May 6th, 2022|

Woods Bagot and the Miller Hull Partnership have revealed plans to expand the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with a sustainably-designed new extension that will be defined by a stunning timber interior made from locally sourced Douglas fir wood.

Project One Foundation – 11th Annual Children’s Classic

May 1st, 2022|

Description Cumming proudly supports the Project One Foundation as a sponsor for the 11th Annual Children’s Classic at Perry Park, which will be held on June 20th, 2022. Come join us for a fun day of food, drinks, and networking — all in the picturesque set [...]

Blackstone Plants Its Flag in Boulder, Colo., an Emerging Biotech Hub

April 21st, 2022|

A unit of real-estate company Blackstone Inc. is acquiring a sprawling life-sciences and office campus in Boulder, Colo., the latest sign that the city at the base of the Rocky Mountains is emerging as a hub for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Update on Lumber

March 18th, 2022|

Softwood lumber prices are rising again in North America starting this March, with a peak within the next two months. Supply is still disrupted, causing prices to reach levels last seen in spring 2021. Production in North America increased in 2021 and an incremental increase is expected later this year. However, short-term supply disruptions, coupled with higher-than-average demand, have been driving prices up. 

Aluminum Update

March 9th, 2022|

Aluminum moved from surplus to deficit in 2021 and is currently fundamentally tight in 2022. Market prices reflect this shift, with the London Metal Exchange (LME) price breaching $3,175/metric ton last October, its highest level since 2008. Regional premiums have also shown strength. We believe that the current market view of aluminum supply and demand in 2022 is still tense, but there is a possibility that demand growth could become flat later.

NOW OPEN: Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale Steers a New Course in One of America’s Favourite Sun Destinations

March 8th, 2022|

A former hosiery factory in Nashville has been converted into a Soho House hotel and members' club, designed with nods to its industrial setting and the city's musical heritage.

Inflation, material delays, labor issues: Pros face a trifecta of pricing woes

March 7th, 2022|

March 4, 2022 By Chris Barnett When Providence, Rhode Island, architect David DeQuattro bids on a new office building project, he's rolling the dice. But it's a crapshoot in any city. Odds are steep that no bid will hold up in the face of 40-year inflation pe [...]

Construction Begins On New Living Center At One Wartburg Place

March 4th, 2022|

March 4, 2022 By Gabby DeBenedictis, Patch Staff MOUNT VERNON, NY — Construction began today on Berkemeier Living Center, which will offer independent, assisted living and nursing home care to people affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Berkemeier Li [...]

Setbacks unlikely to stop commercial construction boom in DFW

February 15th, 2022|

By Jim Molis – Contributor Febuary 14, 2022 Dallas-Fort Worth has set such a fast pace for industrial construction and has maintained it for so long, that perhaps it’s natural to wonder how long it can last. With 61.1 million square feet of industrial space u [...]

Cumming Group Doubles Down in Washington D.C., Brings Over New Leadership in Strategic Move to Drive Growth

February 14th, 2022|

Cumming, an international construction consultancy, announced that it has appointed tenured industry professional, Steven Griffiths, to run its growing Washington D.C. office. With double-digit growth expected in his first year, Griffiths is relocating from Cumming’s budding London office and will be tasked with overall client and team member responsibilities as well as overseeing all project phases from construction concept to final fit-out.

Seattle-based global construction consultancy names new board chairman

January 28th, 2022|

Marc Stiles January 28, 2022 Seattle-headquartered Cumming has named a new board chairman, Hisham Mahmoud, as the international construction consultancy anticipates doubling in size. Cumming moved its headquarters from Los Angeles to Seattle a year ago. Aroun [...]

As Infrastructure Money Pours In, Construction Companies Prepare To Deal With Unintended Consequences

January 26th, 2022|

Dees Stribling January 26, 2022 The $1.2T infrastructure bill has been lauded as a tonic for the crumbling state of U.S. infrastructure, but new funds might come with new problems for the construction industry. The $550B surge in new funding will mean more wor [...]

Brand overview: Moxy set to make a big impression in Europe

January 24th, 2022|

Richard Frost January 24, 2022 Our researchers are currently tracking 74 separate Moxy-branded schemes with 14,003 rooms around the world, including a raft of exciting projects throughout Europe. Marriott seizing opportunities across the pond It’s interesting [...]

Report: Construction Costs Will Likely Begin to Stabilize in 2022

January 21st, 2022|

By Catherine Sweeney January 21, 2022 Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry has been faced with a myriad of challenges, from global supply chain issues causing an increase in material costs to a lack of labor. However, according t [...]

President Biden’s First Year In Office For CRE: Infrastructure, But Not Much Else

January 20th, 2022|

Matthew Rothstein January 20, 2022 As President Joe Biden marks one year in office, his administration has changed surprisingly little for commercial real estate, with one notable exception. The passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in early No [...]

Avoiding Surprises When Master Planning Mixed-Use Hospitality Projects

January 18th, 2022|

Effective master planning is critical to the success of mixed-use hospitality developments. This paper discusses the importance of establishing a strong project foundation based on team member expertise, robust communication, and clear expectations and accountability. It then covers specific master planning best practices, including knowing your brand and market, navigating the entitlement process, understanding how supply chain issues may impact your project, remaining flexible and adaptable, and more.

Dfw Brokers, Developers and Contractors Believe Commercial Real Estate Is Poised for Another Strong Year

January 18th, 2022|

By Jim Molis January 18, 2022 It may be a new year, but the Dallas-Fort Worth commercial real estate market probably won’t change much. Brokers, developers and contractors expect 2022 to be another strong year. “All indicators are that it’s going to build on [...]

Oregon City completes construction of $12.8M Operations Center

January 14th, 2022|

Raymond Rendleman January 14, 2022 City officials on Jan. 12 celebrated the completion of a new Oregon City Operations Center at 13895 Fir St., renovated from a nearly 5-acre site of a former beverage distribution company's shuttered warehouse. Prior to helpi [...]

Dr. Hisham Mahmoud Appointed Chairman of the Board of Cumming Group

January 12th, 2022|

By Jessica Busch, Director of Public Relations Jan 12, 2022 Kicking off the New Year, Cumming, an international construction consultancy, announced that it has appointed accomplished engineering and construction executive, Dr. Hisham Mahmoud, to the role of C [...]

Construction Labor Market Outlook

November 30th, 2021|

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the 9.2 million unfilled jobs in the economy, nearly 300,000 belong to the construction sector. We expect this labor shortage to rise in the coming quarters, leading to further wage escalation through 2022. In this white paper, the Cumming Insights team draws from its ongoing economic research to examine current trends in the construction labor market and what we can expect going forward.

San Diego on the Rise: Breaking Down the Future State of America’s Finest City

November 30th, 2021|

In this conversation about San Diego’s ever-changing landscape, host Jessica Busch speaks with Brooks Rehkopf, Managing Director of Cumming San Diego, and Matt Reid, Director of Project Management, about the current and future state of the San Diego market, its dramatic shift from a military-port city to a global bio-tech hub with an increasingly diverse development community, it’s dynamic construction economy, and it’s wealth of future growth opportunities.

Space Inventory in the Life Science Sector

November 29th, 2021|

The life science sector continues an unprecedented boom, limiting the available space solutions for companies in the market and resulting in intense real estate competition. This boom can be measured not only by the increasing number of new companies, but also by the increasing size and changing type of the spaces they require.

Cumming Group Announces Growth Partnership with New Mountain Capital

November 17th, 2021|

Seattle, WA and New York, NY – November 16, 2021 –Cumming Group (“Cumming” or the “Company”), an international construction consultancy, announced today that it has partnered with New York-based New Mountain Capital, a leading growth-oriented investment firm [...]

The Healthcare Sector Pre- and Post-COVID-19

November 9th, 2021|

In this paper, Daniel Pomfrett and Gary Brett look at how the healthcare construction market was trending prior to the emergence of COVID-19, how it’s been affected by the virus to date, and what its future might look like once the pandemic has subsided. This paper is an update to our previous paper on this topic, which was originally published in May 2020.

Green Shoots of Recovery in the Themed Entertainment Sector

November 5th, 2021|

The financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic were acutely felt within the themed entertainment sector. While the industry has experienced economic recessions plenty of times before, guests haven’t been restricted from visiting theme parks and attractions to this extent.

Post-COVID Lead Times

October 18th, 2021|

Experts predict COVID-19 will have long-term ramifications for many aspects of the U.S. construction industry, including lead time extensions. In this report, we will take a brief look at some of the recent changes to construction lead times and then, at the end, offer several practical recommendations to help you avoid unexpected lead time extensions.

The Healthcare Sector Pre- and Post-COVID-19

October 7th, 2021|

In this paper, Daniel Pomfrett and Gary Brett look at how the healthcare construction market was trending prior to the emergence of COVID-19, how it’s been affected by the virus to date, and what its future might look like once the pandemic has subsided. This paper is an update to our previous paper on this topic, which was originally published in May 2020.

International Construction Consultancy Announces The Merger Of Dublin-Based Scollard Doyle

September 23rd, 2021|

Dublin – Sept. 10, 2021 – Making the merger official earlier this month, Cumming, an international project management and cost consultancy announced that Scollard Doyle will be joining the firm’s growing international team of construction professionals. By ad [...]

Oregon Community College Unveils Major Expansion

September 20th, 2021|

By School Construction News Staff September 20, 2021 THE DALLES, Ore.—Providing project management, cost management, and scheduling analysis, PlanB Consultancy, a Cumming Group company, and international project construction consultancy, has completed the maj [...]

Doors opened in time for in-person school at Dale Jr. High School

September 16th, 2021|

By OC Breeze September 15, 2021 After successfully navigating an unprecedented year and a construction market disrupted by COVID-19, Cumming, an international construction consultancy, and its local team completed Anaheim Union High School District’s Dale Jr. [...]

Contractors find new ways to cope with elevated lumber prices

September 16th, 2021|

By Sebastian Obando, Reporter September 16, 2021 U.S. commercial and residential builders breathed a sigh of relief last month when softwood lumber prices dropped more than 30% after reaching an all-time high in May. Although prices still remain elevated, the [...]

ABA Forum on Construction Law Regional Meeting

September 15th, 2021|

Description On September 30 and October 1, 2021, the ABA Forum on Construction Law will present “Construction Law Essentials.” Taught by leading construction industry professionals in each locale, “Essentials” combines two of the Forum’s most popular progra [...]

A Macroeconomic Analysis of Commodity Prices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 15th, 2021|

In this paper, Research Analyst Drew Lantz provides a macroeconomic framework for understanding the recent surge in commodity prices and outlines how they will most likely return to their pre-pandemic levels.

Cumming’s Lisa Sachs Named CMAA’s 2021 Person of the Year

September 7th, 2021|

By Jessica Busch, Director of Public Relations August 16, 2021 Lisa C. Sachs, a Managing Principal at Cumming since 2008, is the CMAA’s 2021 Person of the Year. According to the CMAA, “This award is given annually to an industry leader who has made significan [...]