California voters approved a proposition to make it easier for government agencies to give private firms a bigger share of their engineering and design work. In 1997, the California Supreme Court interpreted the state's civil...

August 11, 2010

The University of Chicago started work on its 330,760-sf, 10-story Center for Biomedical Discovery. Designed by a team from the Los Angeles office of the Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership, the $162.5 million center...

August 11, 2010

Recognizing that the rehabilitation of existing structures represents approximately half of all U.S. building construction activity, comprehensive codes that deal specifically with this type of project are evolving...

August 11, 2010

Groundbreaking is set for later this month on the new Houston headquarters for the Asia Society Texas Center. Designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, the two-story, 38,000-sf will be located in the city's museum district and...

August 11, 2010

An estimated 7.1 million Americans were employed by the construction industry during June 2001 — 3.3 percent more than at the same time last year. Although the total number of jobs in the nation's construction sector...

August 11, 2010

Already one of the more progressive municipalities in the United States in terms of its support of sustainable design, the Seattle City Council is directing its buildings department to look for ways to further its commitment to...

August 11, 2010

The Milwaukee Public Museum has gone to great lengths to protect its vast collection of butterflies from the harsh Wisconsin climate. Part of a 14,500-sq.-ft., $6.5 million addition to the museum, the new Puelicher...

August 11, 2010

Cost comparisons per square foot in select metro markets...

August 11, 2010

Firm changes. New York City-based Morse Diesel International Inc. has taken the name of its parent company, AMEC, to legally become AMEC...

August 11, 2010