The city of Phoenix has sprawling suburbs, but its outward expansion caused the downtown core to stagnate—a problem not uncommon to other major metropolitan...

August 11, 2010

A survey of 417 architects, engineers, building owners, and...

August 11, 2010

Healthcare construction spending increased just 6% during the last 12 months but is expected to resume expanding at a 10%-plus pace in 2009.

Healthcare starts,...

August 11, 2010

On December 31, 1988, as employees at KCI were ringing in the New Year, they were also celebrating the purchase of their engineering firm just weeks earlier from the British holding company Hanson Trust PLC. That...

August 11, 2010

If there were any doubts about the dangers of poorly anchored rooftop equipment during a hurricane, building consultant Thomas Lee Smith can point to case after case of flying mechanical units, rolling condensers,...

August 11, 2010

Rising 22 stories above one of Santiago, Chile's most high-scale commercial districts, the glass-and-steel corporate headquarters for Almacenes Paris LTDA — Chile's largest retailer — stands as an icon of innovative...

August 11, 2010

Trendsetting hotel design is more than theater; it is a sales and marketing tool. One look at hotels as varied as the Empire Palace Hotel in Rome, the Hudson in New York City and the Hotel Meurice in Paris shows why...

August 11, 2010

From the incorporation of closed-circuit TV to the installation of access-control systems, technology has no doubt improved building security in recent years. However, if a facility can be designed inherently safer,...

August 11, 2010