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

An emergency light features a laser option to direct occupants to exits during power outages and in dense smoke. Designed for classrooms, dormitories, hospitals, nursing homes, apartments, condominiums, hotels and office...

August 11, 2010

Shuttered after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, San Francisco's Main Library was reincarnated March 20 as the new home of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The $160.5 million renovation of the 1917 Beaux Arts...

August 11, 2010