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

Since the first application of base isolators some 23 years ago on a legal services center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., the technology has become a popular seismic design approach throughout the West Coast. The...

August 11, 2010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources takes its role as the state's environmental steward seriously, so when it commissioned the Lewis & Clark State Office Building to serve as its base of operations, the...

August 11, 2010