HRI Properties, New Orleans, is restoring and converting the long-vacant King Edward Hotel in downtown Jackson, Miss., into a 186-room Hilton Garden Inn that will also include 64 apartment units, 187 on-site parking...

August 11, 2010

Gilbane Building Co., Providence, R.I., will construct the 871,000-sf Discovery Tower in downtown Houston at an estimated cost of $156 million. Designed by the Houston office of Gensler, the 30-story tower will be...

August 11, 2010
  • Bankruptcies stymie development. Chapter 11 filings by several theater chain operators are having a ripple effect on developments that include theaters. In one...

August 11, 2010

Design firms Dewberry, Fairfax, Va., and Phillips Swager Associates, Peoria, Ill., have agreed to merge their architecture and building design operations, effective this fall. The...

August 11, 2010

Ground has been broken on the $6.8 million firehouse for Engine Company 201 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The three-story, 17,000-sf firehouse will be one of the first firehouses to be built under the auspices of the...

August 11, 2010

A newly updated revision of specifications has been released by the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA). The material is designed to meet the needs of specifiers and engineers. Technical data includes applicable...

August 11, 2010

With the release last month of the new NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the anticipated battle of building codes is officially under way....

August 11, 2010

After years of slumber, downtown Kansas City, Mo., is waking up. Kansas City-based tax accountant H&R Block will break ground for a new headquarters downtown this month. J.E. Dunn Construction is the general...

August 11, 2010

The Watergate, a mixed-use complex in Washington, D.C., that's most famous for being the site of the June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic Party's national committee office, is adding 96 luxury condominiums,...

August 11, 2010