Most Recent Features

Sep 13, 2010
Brutal winter weather, shortages of materials, escalating costs, occasional visits from the local bear population-all these were joys this Building Team experienced working a new resort high up in the Sierra Nevada.
Sep 13, 2010
Looking to expand within Boston's famed Longwood Medical Area, the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences took a chance on an awkward site with a prestigious address and vocal neighbors.
Sep 13, 2010
Twenty “do’s,” 8 “don’ts,” 7 tips, and 4 “cautions” from two world-class experts to help you preserve the beauty of your next brick masonry project throughout its lifetime.
Sep 13, 2010
Power consumption for data centers doubled from 2000 and 2006, and it is anticipated to double again by 2011, making these mission-critical facilities the nation's largest commercial user of electric power. With major technology...
Sep 13, 2010
Today’s less costly 3D color printers are attracting the attention of AEC firms looking to rapidly prototype designs and communicate design intent to clients. 
For the new Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Jerry Ackerman, senior project manager with Kitchell Corporation, was looking to minimize air and water infiltration. The general contractor conducted extensive tests of weatherization...
Jun 5, 2009
Magellan Development Group has opened three display models for the rental portion of Chicago’s highly anticipated Aqua Tower, designed by Jeanne Gang. Lease rates range from $1,498 for a studio to $3,111 for a two-bedroom unit with lake...
Apr 1, 2010
Does the hospitality sector see a silver lining on the horizon? Although many are predicting that the economic slump will continue to plague struggling hotels, casinos, and resorts, there may be some good news for Building Teams in the...
Mar 1, 2010
Now at a major crossroads, the traditional library—essentially a book-oriented community center—is evolving into a digital wonderland of Internet, e-books, videos, and social media. Consequently, with print reference collections shrinking...
Jan 1, 2010
Building Teams around the world are finding that the workplace is changing radically, leading owners and tenants to reinvent corporate office buildings to compete more effectively on a global scale. The good news is that this means more...
Jan 1, 2005
At first glance, the new 10-story apartment complex in Paris known as the Flower Tower looks like a giant display of potted plants, or perhaps the work of a gardening enthusiast gone mad. A "vertical garden" of bamboo plants sprouts from...