Construction recently began on a new 56-story upscale residential tower in Panama City, Panama, designed by architect Philippe Starck. The condominium development will be a joint venture between developer/designer...

August 11, 2010
  • Disney venue to close. Calling into question the drawing power of entertainment centers in downtown locations, Walt Disney Co.'s "indoor interactive...

August 11, 2010

A clear film permanently suspended between two panes of glass can be specified for skylights, providing additional insulation and thermal performance. Heat Mirror blocks 99 percent of ultraviolet light, controls condensation...

August 11, 2010
August 11, 2010

The date for implementation of SF330, the new qualifications form for firms that perform Federal design work, has been pushed back until June 8. The original deadline was January 12.

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August 11, 2010

Warehouse construction spending was 11% higher in October compared to the same period last year, but spending increases in 2007-08 will only be enough to offset project cost increases.

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August 11, 2010

NFPA code gets preliminary OK. Meeting in Minneapolis last month, members of the National Fire Protection Association voted to accept the NFPA 5000 Building Code. The approval was "overwhelming,"...

August 11, 2010


        
A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the 560,000-sf, six-story replacement hospital for Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, Ill. Designed and...

August 11, 2010

Chicago-based architects Sheehan & Partners teamed up with San Francisco-based Paradigm Structural Engineers on the design of a 200,000-sf data center for Equinix, a Foster City, Calif.-based provider of network...

August 11, 2010