The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently strengthened its green building policy, requiring higher standards for residential, retail, office and other construction projects seeking approval for rezoning.

The board’s chairman said...

July 23, 2014

The U.S. Geological Service recently released an update of U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps that reflect the latest analysis of where future earthquakes will occur, how frequently they may occur, and their strength.

While all states have...

July 23, 2014

With the Affordable Care Act still in its infancy, Building Teams are seeing reverberations in the investment decisions of healthcare providers, including new ideas about the types of buildings they are asked to create.

“To reduce costs,...

July 23, 2014

FLEXLAB, short for the Facility for Low Energy Experiments, opened this summer at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Scientists, architects, and engineers can use these four buildings to mimic the conditions inside and outside just about...

July 23, 2014

The General Services Administration’s construction budget for fiscal year 2015 passed by the House this month includes cuts in both new construction and renovation/repairs compared to 2014. The agency would have about $420 million, or 17% less,...

July 23, 2014
New plans have been introduced to turn London's Heathrow Airport into a city. If those plans ever come to fruition, "Heathrow City" could support 90,000 jobs and 190,000 people, according to...
July 23, 2014

If you thought it would’ve never been possible for a multimillion-dollar project in Brazil to help create hundreds of jobs for Americans scattered in the plains and Midwest, think again, because it’s happening now.

The Acquario Ceará is a...

July 23, 2014