Zaha Hadid Architects recently released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental management company Bee’ah, revealing a structure that references the...

December 19, 2014

There are many reasons why people quit: employee mismatch, work/life balance, co-worker conflicts, relocation, family matters, lack of good communication, micro-managers.

Leadership Consultant Mary Davids cites four top reasons why good...

December 19, 2014

The first Chicago Architecture Biennial will take place from October 2015-January 2016, with a theme of "The State of the Art of Architecture."

The biennial has just announced a "Lakefront Kiosk Competition" to design a kiosk for Chicago's...

December 19, 2014

On Jan 8, 2015, at Taliesin West, in Scottsdale, Ariz., Architectural LEGO Artist Adam Reed Tucker will unveil the first model of Taliesin West ever made from LEGO bricks and the largest LEGO model of any Frank Lloyd Wright building.

With...

December 18, 2014

This was a year for rapid skyscraper development and new highs in the tall buildings industry. To chronicle the achievements of industry professionals, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)...

December 18, 2014

In recognition of the importance of sustainable parking facilities and practices to the development of sustainable communities, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the certification body...

December 18, 2014

Federal contractors may be subject to several new rules in 2015 that impact how they are selected for contracts and how they do business with the federal government.

Among the recent proposals is one stemming from a presidential executive...

December 18, 2014

A proposed addendum to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings would make the standard more applicable for use around the world.

The addendum was developed in response to an...

December 18, 2014

The city of Boston is piloting a Web and mobile app that lets citizens track their permit applications online. This is the latest move in a nationwide trend to make government operations accessible by phone or tablet.

The app called Permit...

December 18, 2014

The $1.1 trillion funding bill for fiscal year 2015 approved by Congress makes deep cuts in some construction programs, but the General Services Administration suffered just a short haircut by comparison.

The GSA, which owns and manages...

December 18, 2014