The University of Arizona is addressing the shortage of research space on its Tucson campus in a big way. The university recently commenced construction of two new facilities: the 168,000-sf Institute for...

August 11, 2010

When work kicks off next summer to convert San Francisco's historic Emporium department store into retail, entertainment and office space, raising of the store's landmark, 102-ft.-wide rotunda will be the center of...

August 11, 2010

Although technologies such as e-mail and conference calling have helped streamline communication between project team members, nothing has replaced the importance of a good, old-fashioned face-to-face meeting. But, so often,...

August 11, 2010

Designed by Symmes Maini & McKee Associates of Cambridge, Mass., and currently under construction by Dimeo Construction of Providence, R.I., the new Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island headquarters is...

August 11, 2010

Cost comparisons per square foot in select metro markets

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August 11, 2010

It's not the most pressing urban issue today, but many cities rely on leaner and more sophisticated parking garages to deal with their growing pains.

Asian and European projects increasingly use...

August 11, 2010

The multifamily housing market — apartments, duplexes, condominium units and co-ops — has told a tale of two trends during the past three years. Total starts have waned, but the total dollars spent on those starts...

August 11, 2010

Expanded single, double and simulated double-hung windows are offered for large openings. In commercial applications, sizes range from 4 feet by 8 feet to 5 feet by 10 feet, with reinforced frame parts. Specific sizes can be...

August 11, 2010

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