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August 11, 2010

Summary: Wood has long been considered an environmentally friendly resource. Today, even more focus is being placed on the recycling and renewability aspects of wood, as well as the use of certified forest land. This report...

August 11, 2010

Brick walls may look sturdy, strong, and ready to take on the fiercest storms that Mother Nature can conjure up, but brick construction has proven to be vulnerable during high-wind storms, especially hurricanes....

August 11, 2010

Jim Whitaker will never forget the day he first met Maurice Rhude.

It was early 2004, and Whitaker and his design-build team from Skanska USA Building Inc.,...

August 11, 2010



Built in 1928 as a shining Art Deco beacon for the upper Midwest, the Sears building...

August 11, 2010

Surrounded by history, the residents of Cambridge, Mass., understand the importance of preserving it. But this Boston suburb is also a mecca for high-tech activity.

It...

August 11, 2010

A respectful marriage of old and new elements earned a Merit Award in BD&C's 21st Annual Reconstruction & Renovation Awards for a pair of buildings that constitute the first...

August 11, 2010

More than a quarter century ago, the American Institute of Architects called for a single national building code. The benefits were obvious — major developers, designers and contractors would not have to constantly...

August 11, 2010

Jeanne Gang, principal of Studio/Gang/Architects in Chicago, began planning the design of Aqua, her first high-rise project, by examining the way tall buildings relate to their surroundings. Gang's 822-foot, 2.2-million-sf...

August 11, 2010