In the early 19th century, the solitary confinement doctrine embodied by Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary attracted the interest of criminologists around the world. An estimated 300 prisons based on Eastern...

August 11, 2010

The recently opened Georgia Aquarium, said to be the largest such indoor facility in the world at 450,000 sf, was designed to evoke the image of a ship crashing through the ocean's waves—a wondrous addition to...

August 11, 2010



Some time ago, when Deborah Bermond was interviewing a prospective employee for a management position at Roy Anderson Corp, the VP of human resources suggested that the candidate walk the halls to get a...

August 11, 2010

Eddie Abeyta, 38

SVP...

August 11, 2010

Once the center of high-rise innovation, Chicago seems to have lost the mantle of global skyscraper mecca. Progressive European owners and fast growing, optimistic Asian cities have recently shown the bravura of building that...

August 11, 2010


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Metal remains popular as a building...

August 11, 2010

Fiber-optic lighting systems can deliver light comparable to conventional halogen or incandescent bulbs while saving up to 80% of energy costs. They can illuminate perishable foods and materials without heating them...

August 11, 2010

The industrial market doubled in the last four years but is still one-third smaller than the peak in 1998.

Jobsite construction spending for factories increased 11%...

August 11, 2010


Undulating concrete ceilings at London’s Portcullis House help cool the interior by taking advantage of thermal mass cooling.           
       
       
          
“The most...




August 11, 2010