The U.S. Dept. of Energy will spend $9 million to encourage investments in energy-saving technologies that can be tested and deployed in offices, shops, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and other types of commercial buildings.

The funding...

October 30, 2014

The Steel Framing Industry Association has launched a certification program to ensure that cold-formed steel connectors meet quality guidelines, building codes, and ASTM standards.

Association officials say they want to boost the...

October 30, 2014

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released the completely reorganized ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. The 2015 International Building Code will reference this document.

The reorganized document is...

October 30, 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June 15, 2015.

Extending to October 2016 gives LEED...

October 30, 2014

The Dallas Cowboys and Omni Hotels & Resorts are partnering to develop a new hotel at the future site of the Cowboys World Headquarters in Frisco, Texas.

The Omni property will be one of the only full-service upscale hotels in the area...

October 30, 2014

Builders, developers, and owners are constantly complaining that high-performance buildings rarely get their due from appraisers who, they say, don’t have good measures to compare one building’s energy savings over another’s, or how those savings...

October 29, 2014

Introduced in 2009, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Commitment Program, a voluntary initiative for architecture firms and other entities in the built environment to commit their practice to advancing the AIA’s goal of carbon...

October 29, 2014

Telling your employees to become more engaged and productive won’t work. But putting mechanisms in place that encourages their progress will.  

To illustrate the point, Entrepreneur and Author Faisal Hoque points to the professions of...

October 29, 2014

Color can be one of the most important design elements in an architectural project. However, a beautiful building aesthetic can be negatively impacted if the coating chalks or fades. While the reasons for chalk and fade are different, both...

October 29, 2014

Customer Spotlight: Saltar’s Point Elementary, Steilacoom, Wash.
First Place MBI Award of Distinction, 2014.

 

Historic buildings, while important community relics, can present challenges when renovation...

October 29, 2014