Retail is the weakest commercial construction market, with jobsite construction spending declining 28% since its September 2007 peak. More than two-thirds of the decline occurred in the last six months when the...

August 11, 2010

Market fundamentals for both apartments and condos have strengthened and will stay positive through next year. This while the single-family market has peaked with starts expected to decline about 10% in the next 18...

August 11, 2010

The national availability rate for industrial space declined from 7.8 percent during the second quarter of 2000 to 7.7 percent in the third-this was only a slight easing, but it brought industrial vacancies to their lowest...

August 11, 2010

Concrete-masonry form unit blends unit-masonry and cast-in-place construction methods into a composite wall system that acts as a form tie and segregates walls into two cavities. Resulting assemblies break the "thermal path"...

August 11, 2010


        
      
Employing an array of electricity-generating solar reflectors as well as geothermal technology for heating and cooling, the 12,000-sf Welcome Center at Rutgers University in New...


August 11, 2010

Ron Klemencic is chairman of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, as well as president of Seattle-based structural engineer Skilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire. Like almost everyone else, he experienced...

August 11, 2010

Construction work has commenced on The Dalton, the first condo project in Pasadena, Calif., to incorporate a large-scale public art project into its design. The four-story mixed-use development includes 55 opulent...

August 11, 2010

Lodging construction spending increased at a 95% annual pace through April, with construction spending forecast to rise 28% through 2006 and an additional 12% in 2007. Also in April, job site spending was 22.6%...

August 11, 2010

More than two decades in the making, the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center finally opened on September 3 with more than 2,600 high school students attending classes on the 25-acre campus in downtown Los Angeles for...

August 11, 2010

The first aloft hotel in the U.S. opened in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., as part of HavenPark, a $60 million mixed-use development currently being developed by The Hileman Co., Los Angeles. The aloft brand is the...

August 11, 2010