San Francisco-based Webcor Builders recently put the finishing touches on the 32-story InterContinental San Francisco, the largest hospitality addition in the city in nearly two decades. Designed by Patri Merker...

August 11, 2010

Used as a substitute for traditional glass curtain wall systems to form the outer building envelope, building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) panels provide electrical output ratings from 135 to 240 watts, providing supplemental...

August 11, 2010

A misplaced decimal point resulted in an incorrect ranking for a firm in the Engineers category in BD&C's listing of the 300 largest U.S. design and construction firms, published in July. Gage-Babcock &...

August 11, 2010

The Labor Department's composite measure of average prices for the entire range of construction materials and supplies declined by a slim 0.1 percent between February and March of this year. This brought the March...

August 11, 2010

The development of plans for a large geode was clearly the most challenging assignment for McNamara Alumni Center's structural engineers, Minneapolis-based Meyer, Borgman and Johnson (MBJ). The unusual mass has 17 individual...

August 11, 2010

No protruding fingers to catch on rasps or cause bleed-through from bright-colored washers is one advantage of the PB Fastening System. Industrial-strength external finishing system fasteners have no weak edges from excessive...

August 11, 2010

A news item in the March 2008 issue of BD+C (p. 80) on Sika Sarnafil's 2007 Projects of the Year Competition incorrectly stated that Sika Sarnafil manufactures TPO roof systems. The company makes PVC roofing...

August 11, 2010

Trivers Associates of St. Louis worked with local developer McCormack Baron Salazar to design 6 North Apartments, the nation's first large-scale housing development to incorporate universal design principles. All 80...

August 11, 2010

The team of Breennan Beer Gorman Architects and Tandem Architects has designed the Siam Kepinski Hotel & Residences in Bangkok. The hotel, due for completion in 2008, combines modern linear and vertical...

August 11, 2010