The value of office starts in 2008 is holding steady, according to Reed Construction Data. While the level of starts in the first quarter of 2008 is 24% below the brief 30% jump in starts in winter 2007, rising...

August 11, 2010

The year-to-date value of construction starts through August 2006, excluding residential contracts, totaled $185 billion, according to Reed Construction Data.

This...

August 11, 2010

The factory and warehouse vacancy rate dropped 0.1% to 10.1% in the third quarter of 2005, continuing the industrial sector's two-year space-filling spree, during which vacancy rates dipped 2% annually....

August 11, 2010

Hoping to attract science and technology start-ups to its Flint, Mich., campus, Kettering University has broken ground on a 9,000-sf incubator building in the school’s new technology park. The LEED-registered...

August 11, 2010

Calculation of section properties for custom and assembled shapes is allegedly faster and more accurate with Sectionwhizard design software. Users can calculate section properties such as area and center of gravity, create...

August 11, 2010

When completed this spring, the 26,900-sf Friends Community School in Greenbelt, Md., will be one of the largest straw-bale structures in the world. The Building Team specified straw-bale construction because of its...

August 11, 2010

In BD&C's annual Giants report in July, the editors incorrectly ranked Detroit-based Albert Kahn Associates as an engineer/architect. The firm is an architect/engineer, with 57% of revenue stemming from...

August 11, 2010

A national shortage of experienced consultants, suppliers and subcontractors has left building owners scrambling to meet schedules and ribbon-cuttings. The issue has been especially acute for large-scale, fast-track...

August 11, 2010

The price index for materials used in nonresidential construction inched up 0.2% in December after declining for three months, but remains 3% below the peak index value last July.

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August 11, 2010

Construction spending for college dormitories will jump 26% this year, and will once again reflect a period of growth, which it's sustained almost uninterrupted since 1996. However, last year spending dropped 8% when...

August 11, 2010