Structural engineer Ron Klemencic got more than he asked for a few years back when he was called in by architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz on its One Rincon Hill condo project in San Francisco. Klemencic, co-founder of Seattle-...

August 11, 2010

Founded in 1969, the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University spent 35 years growing enrollment, building a notable library collection, and developing an innovative...

August 11, 2010

One of the more compelling arguments for charter schools is their theoretical ability to streamline decision making. Eliminate all those layers of bureaucratic fat that clog the arteries of most public school systems...

August 11, 2010

The information era has filled nearly every crack and crevice of office buildings with miles and miles of low-voltage communication cable, whether for phones, fax machines, IT networks, or high-speed Internet. As...

August 11, 2010

When the 1.6 million-sf office tower at 55 East Monroe Street in Chicago was completed in 1972, the 50-story skyscraper quickly gained a reputation as one of the city's premier business addresses. More than three...

August 11, 2010

Advances in how structural steel and concrete are used continue to push the envelope of building performance. Whether its new concrete formulations that provide added strength or steel frame designs...

August 11, 2010

Retrofitting historic structures with modern building systems can be one of the most difficult aspects of a historic restoration and renovation project. Building teams often struggle to "squeeze" new HVAC equipment...

August 11, 2010
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August 11, 2010

Timing is everything in the theater and performing arts, as well as in building design and construction. In Baltimore, the economic prosperity of the mid- and late-1990s made it possible for three venerable...

August 11, 2010

Plowing apparent green fieldsin the industrial market, a New Hampshire developer this summer will open the first privately-financed "eco-industrial park" in the U.S., according to Justin Bielagus,...

August 11, 2010