Higher education construction spending is currently 18% higher than a year ago, but the year-to-year gain will slide down to near 10% for most of 2008-09. Public higher education spending increased 13% during the...

August 11, 2010

Add the explosion in the number of school-aged kids nationally to the glut of huge, vacant stores in many communities and what do you get? Big boxes being turned into schools. For districts facing population pressure...

August 11, 2010

While the emergence of building information modeling is no doubt providing huge advantages in cost and time savings on all types of projects, perhaps no other building type stands to...

August 11, 2010

The Peabody Institute's concert hall (built in 1866) and its adjacent library (completed in 1878) were the first buildings on a campus envisioned to be a "common ground, where all may meet," by its benefactor, the...

August 11, 2010

Thirty-three years ago, when Rabbi Charles Rosenzveig built the nation's first Holocaust Museum at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, Mich., no one could have predicted the enormous impact it would have...

August 11, 2010

Last month, construction crews from Northbrook, Ill.-based curtain wall contractor Arcadia Products began the monumental task of assembling what will certainly become one of the most unusual building façades along...

August 11, 2010

The process of designing and constructing a building is markedly different from that of manufacturing a product. But adapting lean production-management concepts from manufacturing for use in construction has the potential to...

August 11, 2010

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Every architect, possibly anyone who has ever put brick to mortar, has dreamed of being given a completely unencumbered site on which to work, and a commission to build not just a single structure, but an entire...

August 11, 2010