Despite the precipitous dive in Internet stocks and the dot-com boom that boomeranged into a spectacular dot-gone bust, the industry's march toward e-commerce, e-management and e-communication has continued unabated...

August 11, 2010

The unmistakable demise of the boxy enclosed malls that now litter American suburbs has as much to do with the success of new retail concepts as it does with the dearth of originality, amenity and life in the traditional...

August 11, 2010

The 135,000-sq.-ft. Physical Sciences Building 1 under construction at the University of California's Riverside campus will house some 70 laboratories. It was designed by the Los Angeles office of Minneapolis-based...

August 11, 2010

Recessed downlighting offers selection of general downlight, wall wash, adjustable accent and wet-location reflector trims. Interchangeable optics allow for fast lamp and distribution changes from below, even after the ceiling...

August 11, 2010

The Paver in-ground luminaire offers an unusual decorating option for outdoor sidewalks and restaurant patios. Constructed of strong, frosted, tempered-glass lenses and Optiance Endglow fiber-optic cable, the Paver is a durable...

August 11, 2010

Average prices for plumbing fixtures and brass fittings produced by U.S. manufacturers were only 0.4 higher in November 2001 than in November 2000, according to data from the Labor Department's Producer Price Index (...

August 11, 2010

A 250 kW wind turbine installed in late 2002 at Harbec Plastics Inc. in Ontario, N.Y., is providing 20–25% of the 40,000-sf building's energy needs, for the operation of both the building and the process equipment it...

August 11, 2010

Booming Vegas feels lending thud. The credit crunch that roared through the residential real estate market is starting to bite commercial projects. Ian Bruce Eichner, developer of the Cosmopolitan...

August 11, 2010

Thomas R. Samuels, FAIA, AICP, executive VP with Higgins Development Partners, Chicago, has joined Building Design+Construction's editorial board.

Samuels, who has...

August 11, 2010

Delicate construction work has begun at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, where McCarthy Building Cos.'s Newport Beach, Calif., office is building a five-level, 200,000-sf patient tower and a...

August 11, 2010