How often have you walked past a building that might be hiding an intriguing background, or one that offered no clue of its noteworthy history? Signage programs initiated in two major cities-Los Angeles and Philadelphia-are...

August 11, 2010

The Boston office of Tishman Construction, New York, is leading a six-month, $14 million fast-track renovation of the 117-year-old Copley Square Hotel in Boston. Located in the heart of the historic Back Bay, the...

August 11, 2010

Pentagon plan

Just days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack destroyed sections of the Pentagon, government officials announced plans to rebuild the damaged structure, and to continue ongoing...

August 11, 2010

LEED certified versus LEED certifiable in Boston. A new building code in Boston requires all new private developments over 50,000 sf to be LEED certifiable... but not LEED certified. After a 12-...

August 11, 2010

The Paver in-ground luminaire Lighting offers a unique decorating option for outdoor sidewalks and patios. Constructed of strong, frosted, tempered-glass lenses and Optiance Endglow fiber-optic cable, the Paver is a durable...

August 11, 2010

The lighter side

Who says engineers don't have a sense of humor? New Web site plays on the lighter side of engineering by inviting professionals to share humorous or frustrating...

August 11, 2010

There are many aspects to a comprehensive security system for multifamily residential facilities, but one vital requirement is the management of keys and locking hardware on unit doors. Reduced to its basics, the system has to...

August 11, 2010

• Omaha, Neb.-based Leo A Daly has named VP Thomas A. Womeldurf, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, director of architecture for the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Womeldurf will direct the...

August 11, 2010

Lamps in wattages from 150 to 400 are available in the MasterColor metal-halide line from Philips Lighting Co. The lamps have a sustained color-rendering index of 92 and are offered in 3000K and 4000K color temperatures....

August 11, 2010

Construction is under way on Nokia Theatre, the first part of a new development plan that creates a downtown sports and entertainment district on 28 acres surrounding the Staples Center in Los Angeles. ELS...

August 11, 2010