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Feb 10, 2012
Construction workers placed the final structural steel beam atop the Plant, which was designed with strict seismic criteria to help protect the facility and airport utilities during an earthquake.
Feb 9, 2012
The bill is similar to a White House planto cut $8 billion worth of building costs by the end of the 2012 fiscal year, and to establish a panel to identify other sites worth selling or donating to nonprofits or state and local governments.
Feb 9, 2012
Easier to design roof cladding that can withstand winds in a given area. 
Feb 9, 2012
This case study will focus on strategies used to save the client money, achieve certification, and effectively market success once the project was complete.
Feb 9, 2012
Much of that growth will be in the European Union, where near-zero energy buildings are mandated by 2019 for public buildings, and by 2021 for all construction.
Feb 9, 2012
A fine for a violation that once cost between $750 and $1,200 now runs $7,000 or more per incident, according to a state industry association official.
Feb 8, 2012
Leaders of California cities had been trying to fashion a compromise with lawmakers after the state Supreme Court ruled the state had the authority to eliminate the agencies and use their property tax money for local services.
Feb 8, 2012
The group will develop a low-cost seismic retrofit model that would benefit aging brick-and-mortar structures. It involves bolting steel brackets to existing wooden floor and ceiling joists.
Feb 8, 2012
The challenge has about $4 billion in federal and private-sector funds, which it will use for building energy upgrades nationwide in the next two years.
Feb 8, 2012
The consultants offer confidential, non-punitive advice.
Feb 8, 2012
The disagreement was over whether the prisoners should have been paid prevailing wage for their brief time on the job because the project was paid for with a U.S. Department of Energy grant.
Designed by architectural firm Levi + Wong Design Associates Inc., the 40,000 sq
Feb 8, 2012
Theater, library, fitness center, and bistro enhance facility.
The West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Canada features a gross leasable space of 35
Feb 8, 2012
Historically, malls have always been the icons of America – the first mall ever was built in Minneapolis in 1956.
Feb 8, 2012
The solar array is at the elevation of 737 feet, making the building the tallest in the world with a solar PV-installation on its roof.
Feb 7, 2012
AIA Contract Documents are widely-used standard form contracts among the building industry to support construction and design projects.