California now permits school districts to utilize design-build project delivery, joining eight other states with specific legislation that allows this format to be used in the public education sector. Fifteen...

August 11, 2010

Contractors added 88,000 workers during the first quarter, with most hires occurring in January and February; only 7,000 workers were hired in March. Still, construction job gains were three times greater than job...

August 11, 2010

After four years of growth, retail construction spending is stalled, and has been since April. The value of starts peaked during the summer and then weakened more than what's considered seasonally average during the...

August 11, 2010

A surge in steel prices that began last year is creating uncertainty throughout the construction industry — starting with owners debating whether to initiate a project and extending to steel suppliers and contractors...

August 11, 2010

Cost comparisons per square foot in select metro markets...

August 11, 2010

Mergers and acquisitions. The Washington, D.C.-based architectural firm of Ai has opened an office in Essex, Conn. James R. Martin will lead the office.

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August 11, 2010

The Brooklyn Academy of Music, America's oldest performing arts center in continuous use, has unveiled a dramatic 132-foot-long, undulating glass entrance canopy, the final piece of a five-year exterior restoration...

August 11, 2010

Just weeks after Steve Wynn opened his $2.7 billion Wynn Las Vegas, construction crews are preparing to break ground on another super-development. MGM Mirage's Project CityCenter is being dubbed as a city within a...

August 11, 2010

Building-code developments are not typically exciting news, but drama has been injected into this normally prosaic topic as two groups vie for the favor of code officials.

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August 11, 2010

Visitors have a unique way of entering the Orlando Science Center-through a 200-ft.-long pedestrian spaceframe walkway. The glass is suspended within the double-helix structure. Structural components for the Starwalk system...

August 11, 2010