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

Construction work has begun on the 30,500-sf, five-story Converge Condominiums in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, Chicago, the development will include 16 1,500-sf...

August 11, 2010

Federal government agencies expect to conduct a healthy volume of building construction in the 2001 fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, according to presentations made by agency spokesmen at FedCon, the recent 2001 federal...

August 11, 2010

Best known for shaving per-square-foot costs to the bone, retail owners have rarely displayed the ingenuity or good will to experiment with "green" building designs or sustainable operating strategies. Two companies...

August 11, 2010

• Mineola, N.Y.-based JRS Architect has acquired Soffes Wood Inc., a full-service design firm with 18 employees based in Manhattan.

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August 11, 2010

The National Roofing Contractors Association's (NRCA) Annual Market Survey revealed a 10.8% decline in overall roofing construction spending from 2000 to 2001. However, roofing contractors are optimistic for this...

August 11, 2010

Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, Wash.

Building team prepares sub packages for bidding

As design...

August 11, 2010