When it comes to controlling moisture at the building envelope, the construction industry has traditionally focused on blocking water and vapor from entering and getting trapped in the external wall assembly....

August 11, 2010

The design firm heading the $200 million Doha International Airport project in Qatar is also in charge of coordinating a Building Team that includes a construction manager from Greece, an Italian structural engineer...

August 11, 2010

Electrified, electronic, automatic and smart: these four words describe the state of door hardware, suddenly one of the most complex areas of construction. Building teams are struggling to reconcile their projects'...

August 11, 2010

"Audacious curves." "Cool coatings." "Vibrant colors."

These are not phrases typically attributed to metal roofs. But they represent a new look to an industry that is...

August 11, 2010

The first baby boomers entering retirement this year mark the start of an inevitably skyrocketing demand for "active" senior communities. Developers — many of whom have slowed expansion of existing communities...

August 11, 2010

In 1885, the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh, Pa., and its associated courthouse were crowning glories of architect Henry Hobson Richardson's career, which spawned the Richardsonian Romanesque school of...

August 11, 2010

A dramatic theater addition in Hartford, Conn., and an innovative new aquarium and wildlife museum in Springfield, Mo. — although different in many respects, share a common trait — their design and construction...

August 11, 2010

Two thousand six has been a banner year for publicizing the threat of global warming and other issues near and dear to those in the green building movement. It started in January at the Sundance Film Festival with...

August 11, 2010

In the multifamily housing business, the key to success is delivering what homebuyers want as fast and as cheaply as possible. While this simple equation can fatten the pocketbooks of owners and...

August 11, 2010