The surge in office development is ebbing, but office construction spending will expand 12% in both 2008 and 2009, on top of 19% gains experienced in the previous two years.

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August 11, 2010

Judging by employment figures, the nonresidential building market has yet to show signs of rebounding significantly from its down market. Contractors hired 5,000-10,000 workers through May, in addition to the usual...

August 11, 2010

In the 1970s, WestPac Shelter Corp., Santa Barbara, Calif., decided to purchase and renovate a historic 1855 downtown building, knowing it would face several challenges. A 1925 earthquake caused damage to the building, and each...

August 11, 2010

The vacancy rate for manufacturing facilities and warehouses declined to 10.7% in the first quarter of 2005 from 11% late last year and 11.3% a year earlier, according to a quarterly survey by CB Richard Ellis....

August 11, 2010

When the $63 million First Street Building at the Saint Mary's/Duluth Clinic in Duluth, Minn., earned LEED Gold last month, it arguably became the greenest healthcare facility in the nation—or at least the largest....

August 11, 2010

Industry sources report that many insurance carriers will change their policies later this year to exclude coverage for additional insureds following completed operations. This may be extremely problematic for...

August 11, 2010

Are building teams focusing on how much energy their latest projects are expected to use? It's quite likely that energy has not been the draw it used to be. Energy costs have only recently spiked, with imported oil and natural...

August 11, 2010

The DFW Grand Hyatt under construction at Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport will be the only Grand Hyatt property to be located at an airport when it opens in early 2005. Designed by Dallas-...

August 11, 2010

Newport, Calif.-based Taylor Architecture and Interior Design was chosen to design a $104 million pediatric addition to Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. The 120,000-sf, four-level building includes...

August 11, 2010

A decade ago, still in the relatively early days of computing before the flowering of the Web, the ever-growing number of file formats was driving AEC users nearly mad. Everyone was looking for something that would...

August 11, 2010