Hotel construction spending expanded faster than any other building market in 2006, helped by destination hotels in Las Vegas and other resort areas, as well as by business and consumer travel in large metro markets...

August 11, 2010

Heated towel racks come at a fraction of the cost of competing products, since they use electricity rather than industrial oils. Available in both wall-mounted and freestanding models, the wall-mounted are offered in both hard...

August 11, 2010

Unity Temple in Oak Park, Ill., one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most significant public buildings, is teetering on the brink of extinction. An early example of the use of reinforced concrete, the 1909 structure suffers from water...

August 11, 2010

April 30 was the day for the Construction Specifications Institute to post the fourth draft of the MasterFormat on its Web site (www.csinet....

August 11, 2010

DMJM Design in Washington, D.C., has been awarded the master plan and design of the new University of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The 450,000-sf, $163 million campus master plan includes an administration...

August 11, 2010

No doubt about it. Planning, designing, and building with an eye toward sustainability is more than just a fad. In the last three years, the amount of square footage registered for certification by the Washington, D....

August 11, 2010

One hallmark of a great institution is the quality of its physical plant. This became evident to me during a recent visit to my alma mater, the University of Missouri-Columbia.

It's not that I wasn't...

August 11, 2010

The final beam has been placed atop the 292-foot-tall Texas Capital Bank Building, built by The Beck Group, Dallas, in the Dallas Uptown district. The $120 million project will include a five-story residential and...

August 11, 2010

Of the 5.8 million elevators in the world, 760,000, or 13 percent, are in North America, according to the industry publication Elevator World.

The majority of the...

August 11, 2010

Construction spending on K-12 public schools is expected to increase 10.9% this year, and an additional 12.1% next year. After figuring in cost inflation, real growth will be about 4% in 2006 and near 6% next year....

August 11, 2010