When an 80-unit condominium complex in Danbury, Conn., began taking in water from its brick façade, the local town engineer was forced to condemn the building and displace a number of residents. A building team led by local...

August 11, 2010

How many times have you been through hours of discussions and had to dig through flat files looking for a marked-up drawing that represented a client's desire for a change in a project, only to find it's been thrown...

August 11, 2010
  • Silicon Valley heading south. After averaging 4 million square feet of absorption for a record five years, office space leasing and construction in Silicon...

August 11, 2010

Manufacturing construction is a mixed market. Construction spending for “under a roof” manufacturing is the same as it was two years ago (allowing for project cost increases), and spending slipped 3-5% since last...

August 11, 2010

System provides correct sequential closing of pairs of doors equipped with overlapping astragals, panic devices, flush bolts, cylindrical lock or other hardware assemblies that require one door to close before another. The...

August 11, 2010

Consumer confidence has fought back from the gloom that enveloped the nation following the events of Sept. 11. The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) rose by a strong 10.4 percent during the final...

August 11, 2010

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