When the 1.6 million-sf office tower at 55 East Monroe Street in Chicago was completed in 1972, the 50-story skyscraper quickly gained a reputation as one of the city's premier business addresses. More than three...

August 11, 2010

Advances in how structural steel and concrete are used continue to push the envelope of building performance. Whether its new concrete formulations that provide added strength or steel frame designs...

August 11, 2010

Retrofitting historic structures with modern building systems can be one of the most difficult aspects of a historic restoration and renovation project. Building teams often struggle to "squeeze" new HVAC equipment...

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August 11, 2010

Timing is everything in the theater and performing arts, as well as in building design and construction. In Baltimore, the economic prosperity of the mid- and late-1990s made it possible for three venerable...

August 11, 2010

Plowing apparent green fieldsin the industrial market, a New Hampshire developer this summer will open the first privately-financed "eco-industrial park" in the U.S., according to Justin Bielagus,...

August 11, 2010

Chilled beams ... Self-cleaning cement ... Preferred permitting ... Mini-wind turbines ... Air-filter skyscrapers ... Form-based codes ... Online processing for LEED projects ......

August 11, 2010

It was early September 2001, and Chicago developer John Buck had just put the finishing touches on one of the most successful speculative office projects in his firm's 20-year history.

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August 11, 2010

What AEC Professionals + Firms Can Do to Tackle'The Single Largest Issue Facing the Nation Today'

“To me, climate change is the single largest issue facing the nation today. We must make...

August 11, 2010