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August 11, 2010

Early in 2002, Craig McNay was having lunch with his old friend Bill Gerdes, a steel fabricator from Quincy, Ill., when he mentioned that he was serving as the owner's rep for a Miglin Properties project in Chicago'...

August 11, 2010

During the past 20 years, obesity among U.S. adults has increased more than 60%, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The disease now affects more than 60 million adults, or about 30% of the U.S....

August 11, 2010

Starting with the first green roof he built on City Hall, Mayor Richard M. Daley has implemented plans and policies to make Chicago the greenest big city in America.

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August 11, 2010

Let's face it: The federal government does not have the greatest reputation for nurturing positive change in the private-sector industries with which it works. However, one federal agency, the U.S. General Services...

August 11, 2010


Acrylic block walls in this Portland, Ore., cat hospital allow daylight to filter into the three exam rooms while still creating private spaces for feline patients.        
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August 11, 2010

Advances in material technology and structural efficiency are enabling Building Teams to produce structures that are lighter, more slender, and more architecturally innovative.

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August 11, 2010

Despite the collapse of the condo market, multifamily construction is down only about 5% in the last six months, thanks to a burst of apartment construction.

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August 11, 2010

By all rights, Mexico City's Torre Mayor should only be 38 stories in height. Through the use of special shock-absorbing dampers, the Building Team was able to gain an additional 17 stories, nearly half again the...

August 11, 2010