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 30, 2014

Traditionally, solar panels are a flat addition placed on the roof of a building. But students at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in Germany have designed “OnTop,” solar panels big enough to be...

July 30, 2014

A new study released by planning and design firm Sasaki Associates has found that food is a major driver of the American urban experience: 82 percent of urbanites appreciate their city’s culinary...

July 30, 2014

Due to the weather-related slow start in the nonresidential building market during the first part of the year, and the prolonged weakness in the institutional sector, construction spending projections for the rest of the year have been lowered...

July 30, 2014

On July 18th, construction began on a 48-story luxury residential tower in Chicago. Part of a larger master plan designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the tower is being developed by Hines and Magellan Development Group. All told, three...

July 30, 2014

Star Wars director George Lucas selected Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects and Beijing firm MAD to design his proposed art museum on Chicago’s lakefront, DeZeen...

July 29, 2014

In an effort to expand its construction services business, AECOM Technology is closing a deal to acquire Hunt Construction Group, the...

July 29, 2014
Advanced testing by leading spray foam insulation manufacturer Icynene, in collaboration with professional engineering evaluation group, DrJ Engineering, has broadened the organization’s already industry leading fire approvals to be the first...
July 29, 2014

New York, N.Y. – David J. Stuart, AIA has joined the prominent New York City architecture, design, and planning firm of Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI) as Studio Director.  MADGI’s specialized studios serve multiple markets...

July 29, 2014

New York, NY, July 2014: The Board of Directors of the AIAI – the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure – recently introduced the AIAI Best Practices Guide, a game-changing educational resource for...

July 29, 2014