Issue Contents

February 2011

Digital Edition

Feature

Back-to-basics answers to seven common questions about impact glazing and fire-rated glass.

A collection of recently completed buildings that celebrate the efforts of the entire Building Team. Projects include a former Richardson Romanesque hotel in Ohio that now houses books, not beds; a Chicago high-rise that mixes condos with...

Texas megachurch inspired by yesteryear’s materials, today’s design vocabulary; green design, white snow at Egyptian desert retail complex; apartment complex caters to University of Minnesota students.

What do a panelized wall system, a newly developed roof hatch, spray polyurethane foam, and a custom-made curtain wall have in common? They’ve been extensively researched and tested for their ability to take abuse from the likes of...

Today’s low-flow plumbing fixtures not only conserve water, they also provide convenience and ease of maintenance.

The recession has hurt even the usually vibrant healthcare segment. Nearly three out of four hospital systems have put the brakes on capital projects.  We asked five capital expenditure insiders for their advice on how Building Teams can...

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.

The construction of a new data center becomes a test case for BIM’s ability to enhance project delivery across an entire medical campus.

This month's RS Means Cost Comparison Chart focuses on office building construction.

According to sustainability experts, the first step toward designing an energy-efficient roofing system is to see roof materials and systems as an integral component of the enclosure and the building as a whole. Earn 1.0 AIA/CES learning units by...

There’s lots of talk about zero energy as the next big milestone in green building. Realistically, how close are we to this ambitious goal? At this point, the strategies required to get to zero energy are relatively expensive. Only a few...