In 1963, sixteen-year-old Deanie Parker became the second employee at Stax Records, the famed Memphis, Tenn., record shop and recording studio, and centerpiece of the unique Memphis Sound, where the likes of Otis...

August 11, 2010

A former governor's quest for a memorial to commemorate the history and technological contributions of his state has culminated in the construction of the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument,...

August 11, 2010

In 1995, the city of New Haven, Conn., launched a program to build five new schools and renovate and upgrade seven others. At the time, city officials could not have envisioned their program morphing into a 17-year...

August 11, 2010

Few events are as awesome as witnessing a lightning strike or seeing the damage it can produce. Nevertheless, when the subject is lightning protection systems, some of the most recent drama has been created by man...

August 11, 2010

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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