Terra-cotta was a popular exterior cladding material in the United States between 1880 and 1930. Terra-cotta clay was formed in plaster molds at 10 percent to 12 percent larger than the required finish dimensions, and kiln-...

August 11, 2010

The Wilmington Savings and Financial Services Bank Center is scheduled to open in December in that Delaware city. The 371,000-sf tower will be home to a U.S. Postal Service retail hub. More than half of the building'...

August 11, 2010

Set to break ground in January 2009 on the former site of Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Bethlehem, Pa., the SteelStax Community Project will include a 90,000-sf performing arts center, which will incorporate major iconic...

August 11, 2010

Heat recovery systems, a green roof, and natural ventilation are among the “green” features that helped the Kamloops (B.C.) Centre for Water Quality achieve a LEED Gold rating with the Canada Green Building Council...

August 11, 2010

The commerce department estimates that a total of $13.9 billion was spent for the construction of new hotels or motels-or the renovation and remodeling of existing properties-during the first 10 months of 2000. This marks an...

August 11, 2010



Ascension Group Architects, Arlington, Texas, is designing a $150 million replacement hospital for Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho. An existing facility will be renovated as part of the...

August 11, 2010

The demand for doors and windows in the United States is expected to grow 2.1 percent annually, reaching $24.6 billion in 2005, according to a study conducted by The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based research and...

August 11, 2010

Are builders online?

Nearly half of construction firms are utilizing the Internet for project management or documents distribution, according to a survey of 15,000 firms conducted by...

August 11, 2010

Mergers/acquisitions

New York City-based E/A The Thornton-Tomasetti Group Inc., which is composed of Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers, LZA Technology and LZA Associates,...

August 11, 2010

In memoriam.Real estate mogul Edward S. Gordon, who most recently helped lead New York City-based commercial real estate brokerage Insignia Financial Group, died...

August 11, 2010