Ground was recently broken on a $135-million, 41-story luxury condominium tower in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Designed by architect Helmut Jahn, 600 North Fairbanks, with its transparent façade, will have 28...

August 11, 2010

No card swiping is necessary with this easy-to-install card reader. The device has a one-piece housing that holds the transmitting and receiving antenna along with electronics. The reader features a two-colored LED indicator...

August 11, 2010

A $275 million expansion of the existing MotorCity Casino in Detroit is under way. The project will add 45,000 sf to the existing casino, along with a new 204,200-sf convention center that will offer 67,000 sf of...

August 11, 2010

Materials costs for nonresidential buildings are now almost 12% higher than the nearly steady price levels that prevailed throughout 2000–03. Most of the increase occurred from February to May, when suppliers were...

August 11, 2010

Greeley, Colo.-based Hensel Phelps Construction and RNL Design, Denver, are teaming to design-build a 140,000-sf office building that will house Fort Carson's new Brigade and Battalion Headquarters, near Denver. The...

August 11, 2010

New green building standard nears completion. A proposed new standard that will provide minimum guidelines for green building practices has been released for public review and comment through July...

August 11, 2010

Designed to fit in small areas like entryways and bathrooms, tubular skylights feature a tube shaft that is 95 percent reflective to maximize sunlight. To increase the amount of light directed downward through the tube, Vista...

August 11, 2010

Muntu, a company specializing in progressive interpretations of African and African-American dance, will soon be the first African dance company in the nation to have a permanent home and the sole Chicago-based...

August 11, 2010

Lighting calculator

Web site offers free use of an online lighting software that allows designers to create lighting layouts. The software determines both the number of fixtures that...

August 11, 2010

Healthcare construction spending will increase 10.2% in 2006 and 13.7% in 2007 after a 7.8% gain last year. Spending has been largely unchanged for the last six months following a burst of new starts for large...

August 11, 2010