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Posted on August 26, 2013 By Drew Ballensky
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   The U.S. hotel industry is expected to spend $5.6 billion on capital expenditures this year, exceeding the most recent record of $5.5 billion set in 2008, according to research by Bjorn...
Posted on August 19, 2013 By Drew Ballensky
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   The finding of more asbestos in Terminal B than expected, and the pending merger of US Airways and the airport’s largest tenant, American Airlines, is causing construction delays on a $...
Posted on August 12, 2013 By Drew Ballensky
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   A $300 million-plus, decade-long renovation of the Kansas Capitol Building in Topeka is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Interior marble, wood and plaster touches are...
Posted on August 06, 2013 By Drew Ballensky
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study recently achieved LEED-NC v3 Gold certification for its renovation of the historic Fay House, making it the oldest LEED certified building in...
Posted on July 29, 2013 By Drew Ballensky
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   The University of Kentucky’s Rupp Arena and the nearby Lexington Center will undergo a major renovation beginning next year. Plans for the arena include private suites, a new center-...
Posted on July 22, 2013 By Drew Ballensky
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   When considering energy efficiency retrofits, building owners need to do capital expenditure (CapEx) planning that includes the what, when, and why of repairs along with cost, says...
Posted on July 15, 2013 By Drew Ballensky
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   An $18 million redevelopment proposal would convert a historic Kansas City high-rise into a commercial/residential property. The Sweeney Building, a 10-story structure that once housed...
Posted on July 08, 2013 By Drew Ballensky
A unique stained-glass dome capping the rotunda at the Butte-Silver Bow County courthouse in Butte, Montana is in danger of being lost without a restoration. The glass pieces are no longer really connected, just resting against each other held together by gravity. And, over time, the pieces have...
Posted on July 01, 2013 By Drew Ballensky
USGBC awarded a LEED-certified plaque to the headquarters building of Chattanooga's electric utility, EPB, in June. It is the first building in the world to earn LEED certification using a new pilot credit for satisfying an energy pre-requisite in the LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Rating...
Posted on June 26, 2013 By Drew Ballensky
Los Angeles World Airports, L.A.’s regional airport authority, is planning to spend slightly more than $4 billion on capital improvement projects during a five-year period ending in 2018. About $2.5 billion of that allocation will be spent on terminal improvements at the area’s largest airport, LAX...