With notable exceptions that include a 40-story tower that was to be occupied by the beleaguered Enron Corp., Houston experienced a dearth of office building construction for more than a decade. Meanwhile, a...

August 11, 2010

Two locations of an Austin, Texas, credit union are protected by a suite of security and fire-protection products including pull stations, a burglar/fire-alarm system, two-wire smoke detectors and a fire thermostat in the night...

August 11, 2010

Mergers and acquisitions.Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Associates Inc., a multidisciplined, Milwaukee-based engineering firm, has acquired...

August 11, 2010

Apparently, even building information modeling is bigger in Texas. The Texas Facilities Commission announced last month that it is requiring a BIM model for all state design and construction projects. The agency...

August 11, 2010

• New York-based architect Perkins Eastman has opened an office in Boston to accommodate increased business in the New England region. The new office will be headed by principal John R.A....

August 11, 2010

Cast a thin brick façade into precast or tilt-up concrete panels by simply snapping plastic holders together on the panel surface, pouring concrete over the brick assembly and stripping the snaps from the face once the concrete...

August 11, 2010

Thick polypropylene panels are molded with scallop or shingle shapes to lend old-world profiles to new-world projects requiring the appearance of wood siding. To enhance the illusion, a woodgrain pattern is added to the...

August 11, 2010

California voters approved a proposition to make it easier for government agencies to give private firms a bigger share of their engineering and design work. In 1997, the California Supreme Court interpreted the state's civil...

August 11, 2010

The University of Chicago started work on its 330,760-sf, 10-story Center for Biomedical Discovery. Designed by a team from the Los Angeles office of the Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership, the $162.5 million center...

August 11, 2010