A two-day "Image Summit" in Atlanta in September focused on how the construction industry might alleviate its widespread employee shortage. The meeting of 150 representatives of contractors, owners, labor organizations and...

August 11, 2010

Chicago-area developer The Alter Group broke ground in January on a new 10-story office building that adds 227,604 sf of Class-A “green” office space to Chicago's River North neighborhood. Designed by Chicago-based...

August 11, 2010

Concept designs for the Winspear Opera House (right), designed by London's Foster and Partners, and Wyly Theatre, designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas's Office for Metropolitan Architecture, are giving arts...

August 11, 2010

What happens when health care meets Walt Disney World? A themed hospital, of course.

Slated for completion in October 2002, the Florida Hospital Waterman just beyond the gates of Walt Disney World in...

August 11, 2010

Except for a few short weather-related deviations, construction spending for educational facilities has been stuck at a $75 billion annual rate for a year. Now a new period of expansion is expected to begin at the...

August 11, 2010

Known more for its bright yellow earthmoving equipment than its high-tech inventions, construction equipment giant Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., has formed a technology licensing group that will market and license...

August 11, 2010

In our April 2008 story on Rice University's bathroom pods (p. 12), we neglected to mention the architecture firms that were responsible for designing the modular bathroom units for the student residence halls. The...

August 11, 2010

Manufacturing remains a conflicted industry in the U.S.

It's growing faster than the rest of the country's economy—and is expected to continue doing so through 2007—...

August 11, 2010

Private commercial construction spending fell 6.0% from the initial recovery surge it experienced last summer to the opening months of 2004. However the mix of changes by sector suggests that the decline will soon be...

August 11, 2010

When the people of Terrebonne Parish in Louisiana wanted to turn a defunct canning factory into the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum, they received a helping hand from distributor Bourgeois & Associates Inc., which donated...

August 11, 2010