The second of four new landmark buildings called for in the University of Minnesota's master plan, the Elmer L. Andersen Library was meant to be special. According to those who worked on the project, it took on a personality...

August 11, 2010

Florida Community College at Jacksonville Deerwood Open Campus Center

Jacksonville, Fla.

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August 11, 2010

Stylish safety flooring offers slip resistance and ease of maintenance in one product. Ideal for hotel and school bathrooms, the flooring includes a bacteriostat for protection against microorganisms and fungi.

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August 11, 2010

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based Colonial Development Group has started work on a hotel-condo development in Ft. Lauderdale. When completed in spring of 2007, the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel and Residences will offer 171 hotel...

August 11, 2010

The Mecho/5 drive bracket for manual shades uses a redesigned over-running clutch system with self-lubricating components. The bracket provides more than 60 percent greater lifting capacity than its previous version. When a...

August 11, 2010

Multifamily construction spending increased 8.4% in the first seven months of 2008—after having dropped 19% during 2007—but the recent annual growth pace is set to slow with no gains expected through the end of 2009...

August 11, 2010


        
In an exclusive six-part editorial series from Building Design+Construction, Sean O'Brien, PE, LEED AP, senior project manager with...

August 11, 2010

Harsh winters and hot summers can contribute to the need for replacing protective insulation for high-traffic public facilities in the Midwest. The exterior of the state-of-the-art Nature Museum in Chicago is clad with a Sto...

August 11, 2010

A massive vegetated roof will top the new, 156,000-sf facility for Pacific Garden Mission, a Chicago rescue mission that provides food, shelter, clothing, medical/dental care, religious services, and counseling to...

August 11, 2010

A two-day "Image Summit" in Atlanta in September focused on how the construction industry might alleviate its widespread employee shortage. The meeting of 150 representatives of contractors, owners, labor organizations and...

August 11, 2010