GBI launches Web-based program for improving “greenness” of existing buildings.The Green Building Initiative has started pilot testing a Web-based tool designed to give building owners and facility managers a...

August 11, 2010

Building and specialty trade contractors added 103,200 jobs year-to-date through September, while all other employers laid off 439,000 workers. By the end of the year, overall employment is expected to be increasing...

August 11, 2010

Ground has been broken on the Mercer Center at Fairmont Princess 101 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The $36 million project includes a build-out of the existing 65,000-sf Mercer Center, an additional 50,000-sf office/retail...

August 11, 2010

President Bush last month signed legislation that gives the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) the authority to investigate major U.S. building failures. It is expected to...

August 11, 2010

Ernst & Ernst Building Contractors of Hatfield, Pa., will build a new sanctuary and renovate an existing building for Congregation Beth Hamedrosh of Pennsylvania. The new 5,700-sf facility in Wynnewood, Pa., will...

August 11, 2010

After numerous failed attempts, architects have come up a plan to build a new hospital facility on the land-locked San Francisco General Hospital campus without demolishing any parts of the existing facility. Local...

August 11, 2010

Construction work has commenced on a 491,000-sf K-12 campus on the historic 24-acre site in Los Angeles that once housed the Ambassador Hotel—a once-popular resort for U.S. presidents, dignitaries, and movie stars,...

August 11, 2010

Eclipse is a liquid admixture for concrete (or virtually any portland cement-based material) that can reduce the material's drying shrinkage by up to 80% within the first 28 days and up to 50% after a year, according...

August 11, 2010

How often have you walked past a building that might be hiding an intriguing background, or one that offered no clue of its noteworthy history? Signage programs initiated in two major cities-Los Angeles and Philadelphia-are...

August 11, 2010