When out-of-state contractors come into another state to perform work, they frequently bring with them contract clauses requiring any litigation or arbitration to be conducted on their home turf instead of the...

August 11, 2010

Most of us look at shipping containers and see … er, shipping containers. But not the designers of the traveling Nomadic Museum.

Architect...

August 11, 2010

A former warehouse on Portland's Willamette River, which was redeveloped as RiverEast Center, has been awarded LEED Gold certification. The team of architects and engineers at Group Mackenzie transformed a 1951...

August 11, 2010

Hotel construction spending expanded faster than any other building market in 2006, helped by destination hotels in Las Vegas and other resort areas, as well as by business and consumer travel in large metro markets...

August 11, 2010

Heated towel racks come at a fraction of the cost of competing products, since they use electricity rather than industrial oils. Available in both wall-mounted and freestanding models, the wall-mounted are offered in both hard...

August 11, 2010

Unity Temple in Oak Park, Ill., one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most significant public buildings, is teetering on the brink of extinction. An early example of the use of reinforced concrete, the 1909 structure suffers from water...

August 11, 2010

April 30 was the day for the Construction Specifications Institute to post the fourth draft of the MasterFormat on its Web site (www.csinet....

August 11, 2010

DMJM Design in Washington, D.C., has been awarded the master plan and design of the new University of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The 450,000-sf, $163 million campus master plan includes an administration...

August 11, 2010

No doubt about it. Planning, designing, and building with an eye toward sustainability is more than just a fad. In the last three years, the amount of square footage registered for certification by the Washington, D....

August 11, 2010

One hallmark of a great institution is the quality of its physical plant. This became evident to me during a recent visit to my alma mater, the University of Missouri-Columbia.

It's not that I wasn't...

August 11, 2010