Built-up roofing (BUR), which consists of multiple plies of membranes soaked with asphalt or coal tar pitch, has existed in its present form for close to a century. It continues to be the standard against which all...

August 11, 2010

The design of the 5.3 million-sq.-ft. passenger terminal for South Korea's newest airport traces its origins 6,500 miles to Denver, the home base of Fentress Bradburn Architects (FBA), the terminal's design architect...

August 11, 2010

Despite a besieged AEC industry, DES Architects + Engineers of Redwood City, Calif., sees plenty of opportunity out there. The 37-year-old firm remains profitable and busy, but leaders recognize that, with their...

August 11, 2010

Castcon Stone is one of those great family-run businesses that embody the American Dream. The Saxonburg, Pa., company's 40 employees quietly produce 6,600 cubic yards of custom precast stone products a year. Laura...

August 11, 2010

"There are companies that build buildings just to seat people," says Andrew Garnar-Wortzel. "They don't take into account how the building drives their business."

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August 11, 2010

Having spent a good part of my career investigating structural failures, I've seen spectacular damage on building sites. It's the scale of the destruction, however, that distinguishes the attack on...

August 11, 2010

The Building Team responsible for Des Moines Central Library embraced the notion of designing a simple library in the park. London architect David Chipperfield took that idea and ran with it, designing a modern,...

August 11, 2010

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August 11, 2010

Of all major building projects, hospitals are unique, not just for their complexity — the vast amounts of high-tech equipment, the mountainous record-keeping systems, the maneuvering of thousands and...

August 11, 2010