Commercial and residential construction can be as different as night and day. But as one who covered the housing industry for nearly a decade, I firmly believe AEC firms can learn some valuable lessons from the trials and tribulations that home...

December 22, 2014

Skanska USA announced that it signed a $101 million contract to build one of the largest and most iconic structures now under way in Miami: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science.

The Grimshaw Architects-designed, 250,000-sf...

December 22, 2014

The first U.S. real-estate investment by The Wanda Group, owned by China’s richest man, will be an 88-story, 1,148-ft-tall mixed-use tower, the third-tallest in Chicago, which Wanda Group selected over New York and Los Angeles. Groundbreaking is...

December 22, 2014

Zaha Hadid Architects recently released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental management company Bee’ah, revealing a structure that references the...

December 19, 2014

There are many reasons why people quit: employee mismatch, work/life balance, co-worker conflicts, relocation, family matters, lack of good communication, micro-managers.

Leadership Consultant Mary Davids cites four top reasons why good...

December 19, 2014

The first Chicago Architecture Biennial will take place from October 2015-January 2016, with a theme of "The State of the Art of Architecture."

The biennial has just announced a "Lakefront Kiosk Competition" to design a kiosk for Chicago's...

December 19, 2014

On Jan 8, 2015, at Taliesin West, in Scottsdale, Ariz., Architectural LEGO Artist Adam Reed Tucker will unveil the first model of Taliesin West ever made from LEGO bricks and the largest LEGO model of any Frank Lloyd Wright building.

With...

December 18, 2014

This was a year for rapid skyscraper development and new highs in the tall buildings industry. To chronicle the achievements of industry professionals, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)...

December 18, 2014

In recognition of the importance of sustainable parking facilities and practices to the development of sustainable communities, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the certification body...

December 18, 2014

Federal contractors may be subject to several new rules in 2015 that impact how they are selected for contracts and how they do business with the federal government.

Among the recent proposals is one stemming from a presidential executive...

December 18, 2014