Construction will experience a supportive economic environment again in 2007, with the nonresidential construction sector sustaining its boom, although its growth rate will slow gradually over the year....

August 11, 2010

How important are athletic programs to U.S. school districts? Here's one leading indicator: In 2005, the National Football League sold 17 million tickets. That same year, America's high schools sold an estimated 225...

August 11, 2010

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August 11, 2010

When seen initially on a rainy January day by its eventual owner and developer, the Fulton Building, a 95-year-old office building in downtown Pittsburgh, was surrounded by blight. But 41 months later, the...

August 11, 2010

When the Van Andel Institute (VAI) began to plan its new Education and Medical Research Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., it wanted to compete successfully with such renowned facilities as the legendary Salk Institute...

August 11, 2010

On June 2, 1900, three-year-old John Skelton Williams, whose father was the president of Sea-board Air Line Railroad, celebrated the ongoing construction of the Main Street Station in Richmond, Va., by helping drive...

August 11, 2010

In 1997 a study by the city of Omaha recommended building a new performing arts center to ease the crowded schedule at the Orpheum Theater. The Orpheum itself was in need of renovation, and its acoustics did not...

August 11, 2010

It stands just 660 feet from a major fault line, in a region that experiences dozens of temblors a year. It will face winds that exceed 100 mph and experience typhoon conditions several times a year. The soil it sits...

August 11, 2010