Flat glass prices rose at their fastest annual rate since the late 1980s last year, driven higher by the rising costs to manufacturers of raw materials, labor, energy and transportation. During December 2000, average U.S....

August 11, 2010

Goettsch Partners, Chicago, has been commissioned by Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi to design the 3.1-million-sf Sowwah Square in Abu Dhabi, recently dubbed by the city's framework plan as its future...

August 11, 2010

Last October, Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. made waves in the green building market when it announced that it would begin to offer discounted property insurance rates for commercial buildings that are certified through...

August 11, 2010

Healthcare construction spending declined 5% after a big surge last spring. The slowdown was entirely for private facilities.

Hospitals accounted for 70% of the...

August 11, 2010

Contemporary and traditional designs for interior and exterior doors are available in a variety of metal finishes. These doors are a combination of three main elements: materials, configurations and insets. Metal types include...

August 11, 2010

The Pike Company, Rochester, N.Y., and Dewberry, Fairfax, Va., have been named design-builder for the $56 million Fort Hamilton Armed Forces Reserve Center in Brooklyn. The project includes the 123,000-sf center, a...

August 11, 2010

The Visionaire is New York City's newest green residential tower. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, New Haven, Conn., and developed by Albanese Development Corporation, Garden City, N.Y., the luxury building's...

August 11, 2010

A new addition to the bathing experience, the Jeu d'Eau-"dancing water"-combines the convenience of a shower with a foot massage. The 48-in. square acrylic enclosure has high sidewalls lined with...

August 11, 2010

In a redevelopment milestone for Jacksonville, Fla., Miami-based developer American Land Ventures has completed The Strand, the city's first riverfront high-rise condominium tower in the evolving Southbank area. The...

August 11, 2010

A massive, 1.2 million-sf residential and retail complex is planned for Sochi, Russia, host city of the XXII Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2014. Chicago-based architect Built Form recently won the...

August 11, 2010