Mechanic's lien rights exist in all 50 states. They are an American institution as old as the Bill of Rights, but as creatures of statute, they vary from state to state.

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August 11, 2010

A series of stainless-steel panels for multiunit residential telephony entry products, the Crusader line offers directory space for up to 280 residents. A smaller intercom panel is designed for applications where space is at a...

August 11, 2010

With industrial production and manufacturing sector employment levels continuing to fall right into the final quarter of 2002, it's not surprising that demand for production and warehouse space continued weak right...

August 11, 2010

From the look of last year's trends in construction spending for new industrial plants and warehouses, one would never know that the nation's manufacturing sector was effectively in a recession throughout the second...

August 11, 2010

Owners often require that contractors provide them with stringent express warranties. Contractors usually also assume such contractual obligations as the duty to visit the site, check the owner's plans and generally inform...

August 11, 2010

It's safe to say that architecture has embraced digital design technology. From the first time designers put down the pencil and started clicking the mouse to create 2-D CAD drawings, computers have revolutionized...

August 11, 2010

While construction was concluding on the Hotel Sofitel New York in Manhattan last June, it was just beginning on another Manhattan high-rise hotel property. Part of resurgent Times Square, the 45-story, 858-room Westin New York...

August 11, 2010

Houston's Methodist Sugar Land Hospital topped off its $150 million expansion in September. The project, which is being led by program manager Boyken International, Houston, will add more than 130 patient beds and...

August 11, 2010

Education construction spending increased at a 20% annual pace during the last six months, continuing a surge of new starts that began in the summer of 2006. Huge gains in both public budget reserves at the end of...

August 11, 2010