When completed this spring, the 26,900-sf Friends Community School in Greenbelt, Md., will be one of the largest straw-bale structures in the world. The Building Team specified straw-bale construction because of its...

August 11, 2010

In BD&C's annual Giants report in July, the editors incorrectly ranked Detroit-based Albert Kahn Associates as an engineer/architect. The firm is an architect/engineer, with 57% of revenue stemming from...

August 11, 2010

A national shortage of experienced consultants, suppliers and subcontractors has left building owners scrambling to meet schedules and ribbon-cuttings. The issue has been especially acute for large-scale, fast-track...

August 11, 2010

The price index for materials used in nonresidential construction inched up 0.2% in December after declining for three months, but remains 3% below the peak index value last July.

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August 11, 2010

Construction spending for college dormitories will jump 26% this year, and will once again reflect a period of growth, which it's sustained almost uninterrupted since 1996. However, last year spending dropped 8% when...

August 11, 2010

The last year that overall capital spending declined was in 1991, but the market may very well be headed for the first business-investment contraction in 10 years during 2001. Capital spending for nonresidential...

August 11, 2010

Business conditions at architecture firms continue to deteriorate, with the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) posting its lowest level since the survey began in 1995 for the second month in a row.

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August 11, 2010

Healthcare informatics supplier Meditech Medical Information Technology has broken ground on a $30 million, 120,000-sf office building on a 15-acre waterfront campus in Fall River, Mass. Designed by Boston-based...

August 11, 2010


         
      
Work is under way on the new Combination School for Hillsborough County Schools in Valrico, Fla. The project consists of two separate schools on a 32-acre site designed to share...


August 11, 2010