Recent reports show surprisingly bright signs that the economy is picking up steam much more rapidly than many expected it would only a few short weeks ago. Construction numbers for September were very strong and...

August 11, 2010

When chemical manufacturer Stepan decided it was time to replace the 24,000-sf roof of the "M" Building at its Elwood, Ill., facility, the A/E firm chosen for the job, Ambitech Engineering, quickly learned how...

August 11, 2010
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August 11, 2010

Until July 2004, 200 East Brady, a 40,000-sf, 1920s-era warehouse, had been an abandoned eyesore in Tulsa, Okla.'s Brady district. The building, which was once home to a grocery supplier, then a steel casting company...

August 11, 2010

With existing structures comprising about 99% of the nation's building stock, LEED for existing buildings (LEED-EB) arguably should be the U.S. Green Building Council's top LEED category, one that could have a much...

August 11, 2010
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August 11, 2010

Last month, 21,415 developers and real estate executives from 74 countries met in Cannes, France, for MIPIM (Marché Internationale des Professionnels d'Immobilier), the international property market show. Attendees...

August 11, 2010

No matter the type or age of roof, eventually it will leak. The question is, when.

Today, product advancements and a more knowledgeable industry are enabling Building...

August 11, 2010

Originally constructed in 1928 just as the first talkies were being released, the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville had, by the late 1990s, seen better days. The roof leaked. The paint was deteriorating. The...

August 11, 2010