Last month, construction crews from Northbrook, Ill.-based curtain wall contractor Arcadia Products began the monumental task of assembling what will certainly become one of the most unusual building façades along...

August 11, 2010

The process of designing and constructing a building is markedly different from that of manufacturing a product. But adapting lean production-management concepts from manufacturing for use in construction has the potential to...

August 11, 2010

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August 11, 2010

Every architect, possibly anyone who has ever put brick to mortar, has dreamed of being given a completely unencumbered site on which to work, and a commission to build not just a single structure, but an entire...

August 11, 2010

The commercial market has been expanding steadily for three years, in pace with the overall economy, and will continue doing so for several more years. Consumer income and spending growth slowed over the past year,...

August 11, 2010

Arthur Andersen Worldwide had a problem. It needed more space than was offered at its existing building at Arthur Andersen Technical Park in Sarasota, Fla., and that space for a new regional headquarters needed to be flexible...

August 11, 2010

Laboratories are the third-most energy-intensive building type. A single fume hood can consume as much energy as three single-family homes. But different types of labs can exhibit wide variations in energy needs,...

August 11, 2010