In search of an economical decorative solution for its new facility, Valero Energy Corp. of San Antonio, Texas, explored the possibility of employing an expanded polystyrene (EPS) system. Creating an aesthetically pleasing...

August 11, 2010

For the sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe, Mich., environmental stewardship is certainly paying off.

Nicknamed the "blue nuns" for their royal blue...

August 11, 2010

As general contractors look to technology for an edge in the slowing commercial construction market, Web-based bidding programs are helping them to connecting bid information, subcontractors, and proposals. A 2008...

August 11, 2010

Atlanta-based Juneau Construction broke ground last month on the $15.6 million Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, a two-story, 50,000-sf educational facility in Buford, Ga., that will feature interactive...

August 11, 2010

The National Park Service has started construction on the Twin Creeks Science and Education Center at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in southeast Tennessee. Atlanta-based Hedges Construction is building the...

August 11, 2010

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, last month released a report that demonstrates the levels of energy efficiency that standard office buildings can reach while remaining economically...

August 11, 2010

Retail is the weakest commercial construction market, with jobsite construction spending declining 28% since its September 2007 peak. More than two-thirds of the decline occurred in the last six months when the...

August 11, 2010

Market fundamentals for both apartments and condos have strengthened and will stay positive through next year. This while the single-family market has peaked with starts expected to decline about 10% in the next 18...

August 11, 2010

The national availability rate for industrial space declined from 7.8 percent during the second quarter of 2000 to 7.7 percent in the third-this was only a slight easing, but it brought industrial vacancies to their lowest...

August 11, 2010

Concrete-masonry form unit blends unit-masonry and cast-in-place construction methods into a composite wall system that acts as a form tie and segregates walls into two cavities. Resulting assemblies break the "thermal path"...

August 11, 2010