Manufacturing is the most depressed construction sector, with no change in that status expected for several years. Nonetheless, the 70% decline since early 1998 has ended. Monthly spending was up in seven of the last...

August 11, 2010

"Digital building models" are more likely to replace line drawings in specific segments of the industry that can best benefit from digitized data, according to a recent report from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Proposed...

August 11, 2010

J.D. Diffenbaugh Inc., a Riverside, Calif.-based general contractor, broke ground on an expansion project for the Harvest Christian Fellowship that will add a two-story, multipurpose building and a two-story...

August 11, 2010

Bechtel to oversee Ground Zero. Oversight of the recovery operation at the World Trade Center site was expected to be transferred to San Francisco-based Bechtel Group in November, reducing the role...

August 11, 2010

A variety of interoperable devices was used to update the building-automation system of Chicago's 1 million-sq.-ft. E.M. Dirksen Building, originally designed by Mies van der Rohe. In the first phase, Chicago's Teng &...

August 11, 2010

Since its creation in 1963 by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), MasterFormat has been the standard for organizing building parameters in new construction and renovation projects. Although updated every...

August 11, 2010

A complex of five office buildings in Alexandria, Va., for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be developed by LCOR Alexandria LLC. The Washington office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is...

August 11, 2010

Georgia Perimeter College, a metro Atlanta multi-campus, two-year college, opened the doors to a new 100-acre campus in Covington with its first building: a 104,000-sf, all-in-one campus facility. Construction on a...

August 11, 2010

Set on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the new 17,500-sf training facility for the University of Minnesota varsity women's rowing team features state-of-the-art indoor training facilities, three boat storage...

August 11, 2010

Gravity tank. Upon activation, water stored in the water closet tank is rapidly released into the bowl through openings in the rim. The rapid filling of the trapway triggers a siphonic action...

August 11, 2010