So, it only took the Pritzker Prize Committee 25 years and 27 tries (there were two years with two winners — 1988 and 2001) to figure out that a woman might be worthy of architecture's highest honor. Zaha Hadid, the...

August 11, 2010

The Census Bureau says we'll reach 400 million by 2043, but more reliable predictions suggest we'll add the next 100 million Americans by 2037—that is, in only 31 years.

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August 11, 2010

The tragedy unleashed on September 11, 2001 was of staggering proportions. Some 3,000 people lost their lives at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon alone. These disasters have presented Americans with a new grim...

August 11, 2010

Adobe Systems announced in early March an expansion of its digital imaging product line, offering two editions of Adobe Photoshop CS3.

The San Jose software firm is...

August 11, 2010

The biggest obstacle to growth for most AEC firms today is a shortage of skilled professionals. “The workforce shortage in the AEC industry has no immediate end in sight … The issue is serious and one that firms...

August 11, 2010

Owners loathe and contractors love mechanic's liens. Regardless of point of view, mechanic's liens are an American institution as old as the Bill of Rights.

In 1790,...

August 11, 2010

All the hardware and software in the world won't make a company more effective if the implementation falls short. That was the case at Skanska USA Building in early 2002.

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August 11, 2010

In this observer's view, the first White House Summit on Federal Sustainable Buildings, held last month in Washington, accomplished quite a lot in just two days.

First...

August 11, 2010

The horrific events of Sept. 11 offer a painful illustration of how changing circumstances may necessitate that priorities be changed, resources reallocated and plans canceled. In the context of construction...

August 11, 2010