Suddenly resurgent spending on new construction, additions, and renovation work in the health-care sector has been a major contributor to the strong growth recorded in overall nonresidential building construction so far during...

August 11, 2010

A $9.6 million, four-story, 34,000-sf residence hall at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. The site orientation, design strategies, and materials being used will help the building achieve 50% less energy...

August 11, 2010

A/E/C professionals can now search and order from a catalog of more than 50,000 products from the job site using a Palm VIIx personal digital assistant and WESLink wireless ordering software. Catalogs can be customized to meet...

August 11, 2010

After rising by a scant 0.2% in 2001, average prices for plumbing products and fixtures have increased at a rate of less than 1% again this year.

The producer price...

August 11, 2010

The attack against the United States Sept. 11 did not deter most members of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) from attending their annual fall conference in Boston last month. The conference drew nearly 4,000, enough to...

August 11, 2010

One South Dearborn, a 40-story, 820,000-sf office tower currently being built in downtown Chicago, is the first LEED core and shell (CS) project in the Land of Lincoln to be pre-certified by the U.S. Green Building...

August 11, 2010

Construction materials costs are being abruptly pushed higher at the end of 2005 by the added demand and the reduced supply caused by the season's severe hurricanes. This ends a year of a steady price index, where...

August 11, 2010

Software caters to contractors

QuickBooks, the software currently used by 350,000 contractors to manage their finances, has released a special contractor edition for 2003. Built for...

August 11, 2010

The renovation of government buildings in Washington, D.C., is ongoing. The most significant current projects include the National Archives, the 168-year-old Treasury Building and the Smithsonian Institution's...

August 11, 2010

Strada Architecture and Urban Design of Pittsburgh broke ground in April on Nationwide Centre, part of a three-phase downtown redevelopment master plan for Washington, Pa., a city of 15,000 southwest of Pittsburgh....

August 11, 2010