Like many other building components, curtain walls do not last forever. "These installations have a finite service life," says Thomas Schwartz, president of the Waltham, Mass., engineering firm of Simpson, Gumpertz...

August 11, 2010

Rich in texture, diverse in color, durable and of the earth, stone possesses an inherent sense of solidity and strength that makes it a natural choice for institutional buildings. These characteristics, in addition...

August 11, 2010

Issues such as sustainability, changes in project delivery methods and technological advancements are impacting the way designers are approaching building projects today. Building Design &...

August 11, 2010

As a shining symbol of civic pride in Los Angeles County, Pasadena City Hall stood as the stately centerpiece of Pasadena's Civic Center since 1927. To the casual observer, the rectangular edifice, designed by San...

August 11, 2010

The transition from "slot box" to mega-resort marks the true arrival of Native American owned-and-operated casinos on a plane with their Las Vegas and Atlantic City counterparts.

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August 11, 2010

The true test for champion Building Team firms comes not in times of bull markets and plentiful investment capital, but when times are bad. That's the situation in which the commercial, institutional, and industrial...

August 11, 2010

The era of the domed stadium was launched on April 9, 1965, when the Yankees' Mickey Mantle blasted a homer into orbit in an exhibition game before 47,876 fans assembled to open the Houston Astrodome...

August 11, 2010

One year ago, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released a new version of the national standard for power-operated pedestrian doors, A156.10. While the standard calls for...

August 11, 2010