The national office vacancy rate increased 0.8% to 16.4% in the first quarter of 2003, but this is expected to be the peak vacancy rate in this cycle. Office space demand is rising and the growth in the supply of...

August 11, 2010

Two of the three towers designed for the Plaza Irvine in Irvine, Calif., have been completed. The 15-story luxury towers—Plaza I and Plaza II—provide two-story penthouse townhome condominiums on the top two floors...

August 11, 2010

Mergers and acquisitions

Fort Worth, Texas-based Carter & Burgess Inc.'s Boston office and Konover Construction Corp., Farmington, Conn., have...

August 11, 2010

When Lubrizol Corp. of Wickliffe, Ohio, wanted to upgrade its alarm system while maintaining its emergency paging system, it selected a system that integrates fire-alarm panels, Windows-based network reporting terminals and LCD...

August 11, 2010

A summary of CMD Group's North American Construction Forecast is now available. The conference assembled economists and analysts in construction, from office and retail to industrial and military, who offered forecasts for 2001...

August 11, 2010

Free steel design tool may help save money

Available as a free download from American Institute of Steel Construction's Web site, Clean Columns v3.1 can help reduce the overall cost of steel...

August 11, 2010

The City of North Miami and Miami-Dade County Public Schools have broken ground on the 165,000-sf North Miami Senior High School on a 4.5-acre site in North Miami, Fla. Designed by local architect Arquitectonica,...

August 11, 2010

Employment in the U.S. construction industry increased for only the second time in the past 15 months during June. Monthly losses during the period of decline ranged from less than 10,000 in August, September and...

August 11, 2010

Peter J. Davoren, president and CEO of Turner Construction Co., has joined Building Design+Construction's editorial board.

Davoren has spent his entire 30-...

August 11, 2010

The filing of claims by contractors after the completion of a major project is not unexpected, particularly when the building is as complex as the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, designed by Frank Gehry (BD...

August 11, 2010