Reacting to a grass roots campaign by contractors and subcontractors, the Missouri Legislature has passed major retainage reform by a wide margin.

The bill provides...

August 11, 2010

Construction materials prices increased at a slim 2.5% annual pace in the three months ending in February. This is the consequence of the small decline in overall construction spending since last May, as well as the...

August 11, 2010

The centerpiece of Davenport, Iowa's $114 million riverfront revitalization plan opened to much fanfare in August. Situated on the northern bank of the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport, the $46.9 million, 100,...

August 11, 2010

The University of California Merced's first three buildings, known as the central plant, have been certified LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council, the university said. The entire UC Merced campus was...

August 11, 2010

The T5 compact-fluorescent tube and ballast for institutional and commercial business lighting offers a higher concentration of life in a compact design. It can be used in ceiling fixtures, wall-mounted fixtures and recessed...

August 11, 2010

Code consolidation

The International Code Council has created a Web site to provide the latest information about the integration of three building code organizations: Building Officials and...

August 11, 2010

Metal-Era has released a white paper providing key points in choosing a performance tested roof edge for use by design professionals specifying roofs for educational and healthcare facilities. "Choosing Performance...

August 11, 2010

When the "sails" pavilion was open except for its distinctive fabric roof, it did not require an HVAC system. Now that it has been enclosed, it needs one.

The assignment was handled by TMAD Engineers...

August 11, 2010

Ralph Gifford has been named chief operations officer of Albany, N.Y.-based A/E Einhorn Yaffee Prescott. He is based in the firm's Boston office. Joseph Galea has...

August 11, 2010

A team from the Los Angeles office of HGA Architects and Engineers has been selected to design an expansion for the California African-American Museum in Los Angeles's Exposition Park. The $23 million project will...

August 11, 2010