January 22 was a special day here at Building Design & Construction and at our parent company, Reed Business Information. That's the day our own Gordon Wright celebrated 30 years with the magazine. Although we...

August 11, 2010

After more than two years of effort, the U.S. Green Building Council's PVC Task Group has issued its draft report on vinyl building products, and, frankly, it's something of a shocker.

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August 11, 2010

“Boss” Daley would be proud of his son, Richard M. Daley. As mayor since April 4, 1989, Daley has planted his share of trees—400,000 and counting. His passion for beautification sometimes borders on the maniacal....

August 11, 2010

Imagine a technology that could help you manage your projects, get you more business, and—should the need arise—get you out of trouble.

That technology is here today,...

August 11, 2010

Pardon me if I gush too much, but I must urge you to read "Master of the House: Why a Company Should Take Control of Its Building Projects," in the October 2005 Harvard Business Review.

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August 11, 2010

Two thousand five was a banner year for BD&C's Building Team Project Awards. Our distinguished panel of judges culled 16 of the best projects from among 103 entries on the basis of excellence in design,...

August 11, 2010

My older brother Tom is a commercial airline pilot and flight instructor based in Charlotte. Last month, I was happy to have the opportunity to visit him and his family during the AIA show.

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August 11, 2010

As an AARP-card-carrying baby boomer, my thoughts these days turn ever more frequently to the concerns of older Americans: the viability of Social Security and Medicare, the soaring cost of healthcare, and the 998...

August 11, 2010

For smaller firms, the biggest hurdle to using building information modeling software has long been the exorbitant cost. BIM programs average around $5,000 for a single software license, and the R&D costs of...

August 11, 2010

San Rafael, Calif.-based software manufacturer Autodesk announced last month that DWF (Design Web Format), its main collaboration file format, has been incorporated into Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system...

August 11, 2010