It wasn't that long ago that remote computing meant you had a "dumb" terminal attached to a mainframe via a long wire snaked though an office. The emergence of networks changed things by distributing computer power,...

August 11, 2010

The design of the new stadium for the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team was recently unveiled by the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission.

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August 11, 2010

Fire-rated panel of fiber-cement mixture is impact-resistant, making it ideal for schools, hotels, hospitals and other high-traffic locations. The single-layered panel comes in a 5/8-in. thickness in 10-ft.-sq. or 4-ft.-by-9-ft...

August 11, 2010

New LEED energy and water requirements take effect. All new construction projects seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council must now use version 3.0 of the...

August 11, 2010

Services link A/E/C firms with local reprographers for the printing of construction drawings and documents. Firms can view print-ready drawings online and send electronic print orders to their local printer any time.

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August 11, 2010

Manufacturing is the most depressed construction sector, with no change in that status expected for several years. Nonetheless, the 70% decline since early 1998 has ended. Monthly spending was up in seven of the last...

August 11, 2010

"Digital building models" are more likely to replace line drawings in specific segments of the industry that can best benefit from digitized data, according to a recent report from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Proposed...

August 11, 2010

J.D. Diffenbaugh Inc., a Riverside, Calif.-based general contractor, broke ground on an expansion project for the Harvest Christian Fellowship that will add a two-story, multipurpose building and a two-story...

August 11, 2010

Bechtel to oversee Ground Zero. Oversight of the recovery operation at the World Trade Center site was expected to be transferred to San Francisco-based Bechtel Group in November, reducing the role...

August 11, 2010