Comprehending codes

Understanding and keeping up to date with building codes can be one of the biggest challenges for A/E/C professionals. This Web site...

August 11, 2010

Commercial and industrial property insurer FM Global just made life easier with access to previously exclusive loss prevention engineering guidelines. Thousands of pages of property protection information are now...

August 11, 2010

• Architecture Billings Index rebounds, but still negative. The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) rebounded almost three points in June, after dropping two points the previous month. However, this...

August 11, 2010

Conventional fire-protection devices are history," say some engineers, architects and building owners. This surprising notion is rooted in two emerging schools of thought. One is that addressable devices-which can tell central...

August 11, 2010

Exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) provide aesthetic, insulation and weather protection for a building's exterior walls. EIFS was first marketed in Europe in 1963 to insulate older masonry buildings and...

August 11, 2010

Ground was recently broken at 108 North State Street for a mixed-use and transit project planned for Chicago's long-vacant downtown Block 37. The development will feature 400,000 sf of retail, entertainment, and...

August 11, 2010

Washington, D.C.-based URS Corporation broke ground on the U.S. Consulate Complex in Mumbai, India. URS was selected by the U.S. Department of State to design and build the $81 million consulate project, expected to...

August 11, 2010

The Los Angeles Unified School District has approved a new plan to complete the long-delayed Belmont Learning Center project, which has already cost more than $154 million.

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August 11, 2010