Think about this: If you were asked to identify the one building type that needed the highest-quality indoor air, the lowest levels of toxic off-gassing, the greatest access to daylighting and outdoor views for...

August 11, 2010

U.S. corporations often underestimate the importance workplace design and layout has on their employees, and as a result productivity—and profits—suffer, according to the U.S. Workplace Survey, commissioned by...

August 11, 2010

More than 77 million passengers traveled through Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in 2006, according to the Airports Council International, which once again ranked the airport as the second busiest in the...

August 11, 2010

Slow to catch on in the 1990s, water-free urinals are finally making their way into the mainstream building market. An estimated 50,000 units are installed in U.S. buildings, and the number of manufacturers has more...

August 11, 2010

Window film has become one of the most cost-effective methods for cutting energy usage in existing buildings, especially in warm, sunny climates like Florida, California, and Arizona. By blocking large amounts of the...

August 11, 2010

Jacob & Co. Fine Jewelry caters to star customers like singer/actress Jessica Simpson, rapper 50 Cent, Victoria's Secret model Gisele Bundchen, and soccer star David ("Bend It Like") Beckham. Founder Jacob ("The...

August 11, 2010

Just as modern medicinemay give an aging and ailing body a second chance at life, this year's recipients of Building Design & Construction's 19th annual...

August 11, 2010

The Telenor Group, Norway's largest telecommunications organization, set a high bar for information and communications technology for its new 1.5 million-sf headquarters in the Oslo suburb of Fornebu. As a result,...

August 11, 2010



In the days when three-quarters of America was a wild, lawless no-man's land, Pioneer...

August 11, 2010

Why choose a metal roof when retrofitting your building? According to Mark James, a former independent roofing consultant and, more recently, general manager of Houston-based MBCI NuRoof Retrofit Solutions, metal...

August 11, 2010