It's five o'clock in the morning, and a small group of Loyola University Chicago students are nestled into plush leather chairs along the east-facing glass wall in the campus's new digital library building....

August 11, 2010

Fierce competition and phyllo-thin profit margins are keeping both independent and chain restaurateurs on their toes.

In today's climate, "there's a much more...

August 11, 2010

After a hiatus of more than 20 years, dual-façade systems, commonly used in European construction, are slowly reemerging in U.S. buildings. Recent examples include the Seattle Justice Center; Levine Hall, on the...

August 11, 2010

Construction spending growth will stay at 3-3.5% in 2004, but the timing and mix will be very different from last year. The growth pace will be 2-2.5% early in the year as new residential activity slows. The pace...

August 11, 2010

For almost all AEC firms, recruiting and retaining high-quality professional employees is a top concern, if not the top concern.

Good people are hard to find, and they...

August 11, 2010

Like a lump of coal that in time and under pressure transforms into a diamond, Memphis' AutoZone Park, home of minor league baseball's newly franchised Triple A Redbirds, was a long time in the...

August 11, 2010

Ever since the world's first gas stage-lighting system was installed at the Chestnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia in 1816, technology has been at the center of performing arts theater design. Complex lighting...

August 11, 2010

It's been more than two years since the Chicago Department of Construction and Permits (DCAP) initiated its Green Permit Program in April 2005, allowing projects to quality for fast permitting by meeting certain...

August 11, 2010

The office market began to grow rapidly late last year after declining since 2000. The turnabout was driven by the strengthening economy, which reduced office vacancy rates and pushed rent increases up to a 6% per...

August 11, 2010