Conceived during the contentious period between 1993 and 1995 when health-care reform was making national headlines, Baptist Health Medical Center, North Little Rock, had to be designed for an uncertain future. But flexibility...

August 11, 2010

The specific gross domestic product (GDP) component that captures the trend in capital spending by U.S. companies — nonresidential business investment — declined for the seventh consecutive quarter during second...

August 11, 2010

One Ten Westminster in Providence, R.I., will be the state's tallest building if it reaches its planned 520 feet. The 456,000-sf, 40-story, 145-unit luxury residential high-rise is scheduled to begin construction in...

August 11, 2010

The Plexineon product line uses LED technology to create a bright, even glow across the luminaire, which is encapsulated with a solid plastic waveguide. The product comes in varying lengths and can be ordered from...

August 11, 2010

Golden West College, Huntington Beach, Calif., has awarded an $18.5 million contract for its New Learning Resources Center to the Los Angeles office of Steinberg Architects. The three-story, 55,000-sf building will...

August 11, 2010

Architects and engineers today still depend on paper to distribute their finished products to the construction trades. With all the hoopla about e-mail and Internet-based systems that distribute digital information...

August 11, 2010

In the midst of a potential U.S. recession, steel prices are breaking records according to MarketWatch, including hot-rolled coil steel (up 72%) and cold-rolled steel (up 62%). The International Iron and Steel...

August 11, 2010

A newly updated revision of specifications has been released by the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA). The material is designed to meet the needs of specifiers and engineers. Technical data includes applicable...

August 11, 2010

A three-firm design-build team has been awarded its third project at the Great Lakes (Ill.) Naval Base. The team of Blinderman Construction, M+W Zander, and Clark Construction, all Chicago offices, will design and...

August 11, 2010

USGBC will collect performance data on all LEED buildings. The U.S. Green Building Council has launched the Building Performance Initiative, a program designed to put in place a comprehensive data...

August 11, 2010