The construction materials price index declined in June to 1.5% below the February peak level, but the index is still 3.6% higher than a year earlier.

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August 11, 2010

A track and hanger system for bypass, bifold and pocket doors is designed for heavyweight interior entry applications and can hold 150- to 250-lb. doors. The design allows for assistance-free installation and offers fluidity...

August 11, 2010

HUE Lofts at Art Central, a 38-story, 500,000-sf luxury condo project planned for downtown Las Vegas, broke ground last spring with an opening slated for late 2007. Local developer Eddie Haddad said the lobby and...

August 11, 2010

For the first time in nearly two decades, ASHRAE has increased the minimum required prescriptive R-value (resistance to heat flow) in ASHRAE Standard 90.1 to R-20 for above-deck roof insulation, from the current R-...

August 11, 2010

The annual International Builders' Show runs February 7-10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., so bring your walking shoes because there are a record 1,800 exhibitors—450 more than last year—...

August 11, 2010

The development of urban entertainment centers is having a notable impact on downtown revitalization efforts, according to participants in a Beverly Hills, Calif., Urban Land Institute conference on the future of...

August 11, 2010

Fifteen years ago I wrote the first of this series of articles relating to legal developments affecting architects and engineers. I was exposed to the subject primarily as the result of my 40 years serving as general counsel of...

August 11, 2010

To encourage engineers to become licensed professional engineers (PEs), the National Society of Engineers, Alexandria, Va., has initiated two new efforts including a proposal to change the model law for licensure.

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August 11, 2010

By using precast-concrete hollowcore slabs, the building team for Renaissance Plaza-an 11-story apartment and retail complex in New York City's Morningside Heights neighborhood-was able to shave erection time and cut project...

August 11, 2010