Most Recent Features

Feb 9, 2011
If the energy people expend when dancing can be used to power cellphones and even nightclubs, why couldn't the excess body heat of thousands of daily commuters be harnessed in a similar way? Turns out it can—and a Swedish real...
Feb 9, 2011
Kenneth D. Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, on the construction outlook for 2011, construction materials prices, and where to find work and funding.
Feb 9, 2011
The first-ever Gen7 green classrooms, installed at Bolsa Knolls Middle School in Salinas, California, have become the nation's first modular classrooms to receive Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Verified recognition...
Feb 8, 2011
This new 470,000-square-foot medical facility is a result of a dual effort to expand an aged, undersized facility and to comply with Senate Bill 1953, which requires hospitals that have Structural Performance Category 1 (SPC-1) buildings (...
Feb 8, 2011
The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only...
Feb 8, 2011
The outlook for demand of industrial space is similar to the overall outlook for the economy--markets are stabilizing and beginning the process recovery. However, in the early phase of a recovery period, markets remain sensitive to...
Feb 7, 2011
The U.S. General Services Administration launched its Sustainable Facilities Tool on Monday, Feb. 7.  The innovative online tool will make it easier for both government and private-sector property managers and developers to learn...
Feb 4, 2011
President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative, announced February 3, 2011, aims to achieve a 20% improvement in energy efficiency in commercial buildings by 2020, improvements that will save American businesses $40 billion a year.
Feb 1, 2011
Looking for a good way to advertise your business? Why not shape your headquarters to reflect what your business does or sells? It’s worked out pretty well for these businesses and groups.
Feb 1, 2011
Air travel is hardly the glamorous experience it once was, but great airport design can help make any trip better. The key is knowing what obstacles stand in the way of a successful project. Here, Bill Hooper, principal of Gensler and...
Feb 1, 2011
I’d like to share an email I got the other day. “My name is Tom Waski,” it began. “I am an Air Force air traffic controller deployed to Joint Base Balad, Iraq. I received a ‘We Care’ package from your...
Jan 28, 2011
Firestone Building Products Company unveiled FirestoneRoof, a first-of-its-kind free mobile web app. The FirestoneRoof mobile web app enables customers to instantly connect with Firestone commercial roofing experts and is designed to make...
Jan 25, 2011
Chicago’s skyline has always been a source of pride. And while few new buildings are currently going up, building owners have developed a plan to capitalize on the latest advances: Smart-grid technologies that will convert the city...
Jan 25, 2011
China’s plan to merge nine cities from around the Pearl River Delta will create a 16,000-square-mile urban metropolis with a population of around 42 million. The new mega-city, which will cover a large part of China’s...