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Mixed-Use | June 10, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project comprises nine towers in total.

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July 01, 2007 | By Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED AP

Green buildings are growing by leaps and bounds. Between 2005 and 2006, project registrations in major LEED categorie...

November 01, 2003 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

When it comes to the disposal of construction demolition and waste materials, contractors are cleaning up their act,...

July 01, 2005 | Staff

Ken Hercenberg does not suffer fools lightly. As technical resource manager for the 800 architects worldwide that for...

When choosing an architectural coatings system, there are an abundance of qualities to look for. An architect or specifier desires a coating system that is sustainable and durable. Additionally, a coatings system must provide the aesthetic properties needed by the architect as well, not only at the time of initial coating, but for decades to come.

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July 01, 2002 | Gordon Wright

While many of its competitors are subsidiaries of foreign construction organizations, Providence, R.I.-based Gilbane...

July 01, 2002 | Rob McManamy

For industry stalwart The Turner Corp., Dallas, the last 10 months have truly been the best of times and the worst of...

January 01, 2009 |

President, partner Bliss & Nyitray, West Palm Beach, Fla. EDUCATION BSCE, Case Western Reserve University PROFESS...

As architects design high-performing commercial buildings, supporting life safety via perimeter fire containment systems is critical. Specifying a tested, listed assembly that incorporates six essential design elements and withstands extreme testing conditions can help architects support passive life safety and optimize opportunities for egress during a commercial building fire.

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June 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

America needs more schools. Forty-five percent of the nation's elementary, middle, and high schools were built betwee...

January 01, 2002 | By Jim Crockett, Contributing Editor

As the march of technology advances, it's a constant curve to deliver buildings capable of meeting end users' needs....

October 01, 2001 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

As Princeton University's first residence hall designed in the Collegiate Gothic style, Blair and Buyers Residence Ha...

February 26, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

What's covered under the warranty? What are the annual repair and maintenance costs? Does the manufacturer have a rec...

February 01, 2009 |

Rapidly renewable biobased tile Migrations biobased tile is made possible by Armstrong's Biostride polymer. Identical...

January 01, 2005 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

To say that the speculative office market is returning to health would be an egregious overstatement. Vacancy rates r...

October 01, 2003 | By Staff

Revitalizing a worn-down or underused building and restoring it to a useful purpose can be one of the most challengin...

December 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

When the National Football League's Arizona Cardinals decided to build a new stadium in 2000, the desert climate was...

March 01, 2009 |

Sixty-four-year-old Robins & Morton has grown from the small Robins Engineering Company of Birmingham, Ala., into...

November 01, 2008 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

When you've got to go, you've got to go. But where? “The reality is that public restrooms matter to the public. The w...

July 01, 2007 | Jim Haughey, Director, Research and Analytics, Reed Construction Data

Healthcare construction spending increased 14% over the last 12 months and is expected to continue expanding at the s...

February 01, 2002 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

From the design and construction of the first pyramids by the Egyptian architect Imhotep in 2780 B.C., until the 20th...

October 01, 2003 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

When Kansas City's classic Union Station opened in 1914, it was the second largest in the U.S., exceeded in size only...

January 01, 2007 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

An avocado rancher, an Ironman triathlete, a star college quarterback, and a semi-retired mountain guide are among th...

September 01, 2005 | David Barista and Merritt Watts

The nation's colleges and universities are building at such a pace, and to such a level of luxuriance, as to defy aug...

December 01, 2006 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

There's Team Puma in the Great Plains, e-Steel in the Southwest, the Steel Frame Alliance in the Midwest and South, a...

October 01, 2007 | Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Employees heading to the cafeteria in USG's new headquarters in Chicago are waking up to something besides a shot of...

October 01, 2008 |

The show will go on in Kansas City's beloved Music Hall and Municipal Auditorium thanks to a fast-track renovation an...

January 01, 2008 | By Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief

Let's see, anything new in the housing market since our report of a year ago? Nothing much. Just the complete collaps...

May 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

After dropping out of both Brown University and Amherst College and finally giving up his dream of playing profession...

February 26, 2007 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Canada's largest geothermal system (and the second largest in North America) sits inconspicuously beneath a beautiful...

January 01, 2009 |

Associate VP, project manager TranSystems, Norfolk, Va. EDUCATION BS, MBA, Old Dominion University PROFESSIONAL CREDE...

October 01, 2008 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., was built in 1913 and spent nearly a century morphing into a patchwork of outda...

August 11, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

A sea change is gripping the U.S. building industry. Three-dimensional building information modeling is enabling Buil...

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