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Military Construction | January 14, 2014 | Drew Ballensky
A remembrance area and a new visitor's entrance will be among the changes when the Navy rebuilds Building 197...

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Reconstruction & Renovation | January 06, 2014 | Drew Ballensky
Reducing energy consumption through energy-efficiency retrofits represents an underappreciated way to cut heal...
Reconstruction & Renovation | January 02, 2014 | Drew Ballensky
San Vicente Inn, a cluster of century-old historic bungalows, known as a haven for nudists and drug users, in...
Government Buildings | December 27, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
Rings of scaffolding will start to rise this spring around the cast-iron dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washingto...
Office Building Design | December 16, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
Minneapolis’s Northwestern Building, originally built in 1914 as a glass factory, is undergoing a major renova...
Justice Facilities | December 09, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
Bethlehem, Pa., is a recipient of a 2013 award by Preservation Pennsylvania for a renovation of the oldest bui...

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Reconstruction & Renovation | December 02, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
A $47.6 million overhaul of the Huntington Federal Building in Huntington, West Virginia, includes altered tra...
Reconstruction & Renovation | November 25, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
The redevelopment of Fort Monmouth, a former New Jersey army base, is likely to be revised on a building-by-bu...
Reconstruction & Renovation | November 18, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
Key office design trends such as downsizing of overall space, more open floor plans, and the inclusion of more...
Reconstruction & Renovation | November 11, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
Salzburg, Austria’s Central Station remained in operation during reconstruction, a feat that required complex...
Architects | November 05, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
The International Energy Conservation Code has been revised to eliminate what has been seen as a blanket exemp...
Roofing | October 28, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
NRCA's EnergyWise Roof Calculator Online has been updated to include information from the 2012 version of the...
Reconstruction & Renovation | October 22, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
Major renovation projects—those costing more than $100,000—climbed as a share of total nonresidential construc...
Building Owner | October 15, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
A major renovation of an historic YMCA in Los Angeles to an apartment facility was named the 2013 World Archit...
Reconstruction & Renovation | October 07, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
The CEO of Pittsburgh’s Green Building Alliance says lenders want better data to justify loans for green build...

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Reconstruction & Renovation | October 01, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
The renovation of a set of historic downtown Winchester, Va., buildings led to the discovery of several histor...
Reconstruction & Renovation | September 24, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pa., unveiled a new look following a $500,000 ceiling renovation.
Building Owner | September 17, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
Work is under way at the Wisconsin State Capitol on an extensive $2.7 million, 14-month renovation to the skyl...
Building Owner | September 10, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
The 1200 Buildings program in Melbourne, Australia was designed to encourage the retrofitting of 1,200 commerc...
Building Owner | September 04, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
The owner of a 29-acre cluster of brick buildings in Watertown, Mass., wants to reinvent the site as a 21st-ce...
Reconstruction & Renovation | August 26, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
The U.S. hotel industry is expected to spend $5.6 billion on capital expenditures this year, exceeding the mos...
Airports | August 19, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
The finding of more asbestos in Terminal B than expected, and the pending merger of US Airways and the airport...
Building Owner | August 12, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
A $300 million-plus, decade-long renovation of the Kansas Capitol Building in Topeka is expected to be complet...
Education Facility | August 06, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study recently achieved LEED-NC v3 Gold certification for its renovation...
Arena | July 29, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
The University of Kentucky’s Rupp Arena and the nearby Lexington Center will undergo a major renovation beginn...
Reconstruction & Renovation | July 22, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
When considering energy efficiency retrofits, building owners need to do capital expenditure (CapEx) planning...
Multifamily Housing | July 15, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
An $18 million redevelopment proposal would convert a historic Kansas City high-rise into a commercial/residen...
Reconstruction & Renovation | July 08, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
A unique stained-glass dome capping the rotunda at the Butte-Silver Bow County courthouse in Butte, Montana is...
Reconstruction & Renovation | July 01, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
USGBC awarded a LEED-certified plaque to the headquarters building of Chattanooga's electric utility, EPB, in...
Reconstruction & Renovation | June 26, 2013 | Drew Ballensky
Los Angeles World Airports, L.A.’s regional airport authority, is planning to spend slightly more than $4 bill...
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