The installation of vegetated roofs in North America increased by 30% between 2006 and '07, according to the third annual Green Roof Market Industry Survey. The Green Roofs for Healthy Cities nonprofit organization...

August 11, 2010
  • NYC eyes Stock Exchange tower.

Left without a developer, the city of New York may serve as project head for a new...

August 11, 2010

Construction has commenced on a six-story, 187,000-sf LEED-registered office building in Las Vegas. The Class-A office complex, called Montecito Point, will be located in Montecito Town Center, a mixed-used...

August 11, 2010

San Francisco-based Webcor Builders recently put the finishing touches on the 32-story InterContinental San Francisco, the largest hospitality addition in the city in nearly two decades. Designed by Patri Merker...

August 11, 2010

Used as a substitute for traditional glass curtain wall systems to form the outer building envelope, building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) panels provide electrical output ratings from 135 to 240 watts, providing supplemental...

August 11, 2010

A misplaced decimal point resulted in an incorrect ranking for a firm in the Engineers category in BD&C's listing of the 300 largest U.S. design and construction firms, published in July. Gage-Babcock &...

August 11, 2010

The Labor Department's composite measure of average prices for the entire range of construction materials and supplies declined by a slim 0.1 percent between February and March of this year. This brought the March...

August 11, 2010

The development of plans for a large geode was clearly the most challenging assignment for McNamara Alumni Center's structural engineers, Minneapolis-based Meyer, Borgman and Johnson (MBJ). The unusual mass has 17 individual...

August 11, 2010

No protruding fingers to catch on rasps or cause bleed-through from bright-colored washers is one advantage of the PB Fastening System. Industrial-strength external finishing system fasteners have no weak edges from excessive...

August 11, 2010