The load on a building's HVAC system can be most brutal in urban areas because of an effect known as the "urban heat island." Caused by energy-absorbing roofs and pavement-and the attendant scarcity of trees and bushes-the...

August 11, 2010

EMCOR Group Inc., Norwalk, Conn., has acquired Consolidated Engineering Services Inc., Arlington, Va., a subsidiary of Archstone-Smith, Englewood, Colo., for $178...

August 11, 2010

Designers of Philadelphia's newest upscale condominiums, located in Rittenhouse Square, seek to recapture the building's original texture and elegance from its days as the Penn Athletic Club, which opened in 1927....

August 11, 2010

Another 315,000 housing units will be started in multifamily buildings this year, a number not significantly below the 335,000-unit average that has been added to the nation's multifamily housing stock yearly during...

August 11, 2010

In a pair of podcasts, BD+C Managing Editor Dave Barista asked two industry professionals to pick their favorite new products and programs from the recent Greenbuild show in Chicago. HOK's John Cantrell discusses...

August 11, 2010

The Denver-based team of Fentress Bradburn Architects and PCL Construction Services was selected in a national design/build competition to deliver a 154,000-sf U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Mo....

August 11, 2010

The renovation and restoration of the Broome Boulevard Shopping Centre in Broome, Western Australia, required replacement of the existing flooring. A multicolored pallet of cast marble tile was chosen to provide a variety of...

August 11, 2010

PM Basics software allows students to learn the fundamentals of project management conveniently and cost-effectively anywhere, anytime on a PC and browser-based, multimedia "virtual classroom." Users learn at their own pace...

August 11, 2010

Construction work has begun on a new municipality building in Burbank, Calif., that will house the city's planning and building divisions, public works department, and parks and recreation department....

August 11, 2010

The Los Angeles and New York offices of structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti will join the team of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects of New Haven, Conn., and Houston-based Hines in the design and development of the...

August 11, 2010