For more than 100 years, residents of Hercules, Calif., have had to travel to neighboring cities for library services. The town of 24,000 located 25 miles north of San Francisco was one of only two cities in...

August 11, 2010

Taking the next step in revising its MasterFormat document, which currently organizes construction specifications into 16 divisions, the Construction Specifications Institute, Alexandria, Va., has submitted two draft...

August 11, 2010

Loaded with sustainable design features, including drip irrigation systems, high-performance glazing, and distinctive sunscreens made of recycled plastic lumber (pictured), the University of California, San Diego's...

August 11, 2010

The Labor Department's composite measure of average prices received for the entire range of construction materials and supplies declined by 0.2 percent between August and September of this year. This marked the fifth...

August 11, 2010

After two years of booming sales, U.S. manufacturing market growth is expected to closely match overall 2007-08 economic growth, which is approximately 2.5-3% Construction spending doubled during the period of mid-...

August 11, 2010

A joint venture of two Denver design firms, David Owen Tryba Architects and RNL Design, has been selected through a design/build competition to provide architecture and engineering services for Denver...

August 11, 2010

Architects at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill have grand plans for a new corporate headquarters tower near the Pearl River in Guangzhou, China. The tower’s shape will funnel wind down the vertical face of the...

August 11, 2010

The national office vacancy rate declined 0.2% to 16.4% in the first quarter, according to Property & Portfolio Research, with new demand for office space outgrowing supply by a 3:2 ratio.The value of private...

August 11, 2010

When 16,000 architects descended on Charlotte for last year's American Institute of Architects convention, their curiosity was piqued by gray concrete towers rising on either side of a six-story parking structure...

August 11, 2010