Faced with stiffer competition brought by a slowing economy and the ensuing belt-tightening, layoffs and delayed decision making by clients, some of the nation's top A/E/C firms are positioning themselves to...

August 11, 2010

Through the first nine months of this year, an estimated $46.3 billion was spent in the retail building sector. This total was 1.5 percent greater than during January-September 2000, but a much lower level of growth...

August 11, 2010

Rudolph and Sletten, Redwood City, Calif., has completed construction of the Communication Arts Center at Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, a suburb of East San Diego County. San Diego-based NTD Architecture...

August 11, 2010

The tools and techniques of modern corporate life have led to a remarkable, if sometimes abusive, rise in worker productivity over the last 10 years. While the stellar output of the information-age assembly line has surely...

August 11, 2010

Commercial modular building design, or factory-built design technology, is a way that architects and building owners are now saving money and completing construction in less time.

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August 11, 2010

A track set for single and bi-parting doors can accommodate weight capacities of up to 1,000 pounds with continuous ball bearings in the track. The track and channel are made of cold drawn steel, the mounting plates from...

August 11, 2010

Architecture, engineering firms earn highest profits in seven years. Architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms have earned their highest profit margins in seven years, a new...

August 11, 2010

After the failure of two deals that would have rescued it through an acquisition, 113-year-old J.A. Jones Construction Co., Charlotte, N.C., has again been placed on the block by parent company J.A. Jones Inc....

August 11, 2010

Designed for use with EIFS, exterior sheathing has built-in water drainage channels embossed on the back of each panel, enabling incidental water that may intrude the wall system to exit quickly. Unlike exposed glass-mat...

August 11, 2010