Pivot with a longer pin throw, invisible mounting and application versatility can be used with any center-hung bottom pivot or floor closer. The earthquake-tolerant pivot pin engages in the top of the door, making it ideal for...

August 11, 2010

Single-door lock device has a unique hold-in feature that maintains exit device retraction until the door closes and relatches. The Inpact 94/9575's latch can be retracted electronically via a remote switching device, access...

August 11, 2010

Despite setbacks stemming from Hurricane Katrina, work will move forward on the 38-story Portofino at the Broadwater hotel/condo development in Biloxi, Miss. The tower will feature a lifestyle and spa facility and a...

August 11, 2010

The Commerce Department's official inflation measure for construction spending increased by a moderate 2.3% in June compared the same period last year. This followed average annual gains over of 4.1% over the...

August 11, 2010

Cesar Pelli, whose design credits include the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — at the time of their completion in 1998 the world's tallest towers — is the architect for a 530,000-sf events center in Tulsa...

August 11, 2010

Through the first eight months of this year, an estimated $40 billion was spent in the retail building sector for either new construction or the reconstruction and of existing space. This total was 8.8 percent greater than...

August 11, 2010

Because of the oval shape of the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University in State College, Pa., all 30 skylights that encircle the building had to be custom-designed, each with a different size and pitch.

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August 11, 2010

Average flat glass prices moved lower during each one of the final four years of the past decade. But the inflation environment for this important building component turned much less benign during the past two years...

August 11, 2010

Computer-aided design took a quantum leap forward in the 1980s when the Pro/Engineer parametric design program swept over the world of mechanical engineering. It has taken awhile, but that same change is now slowly...

August 11, 2010

The construction materials price index for nonresidential buildings fell 0.3% in April extending the decline since the September index peak to 13.1%. Prices for the mix of materials used in nonresidential...

August 11, 2010