Construction & Retrofits Articles

New construction projects, retrofits, renovations, and facility retrofits are covered within this portion of the site. This is where readers find articles on master planning, project management, and other architecture, engineering, and construction strategies.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Airport Planning FAIL

Gibraltar Airport is famous for two things: transporting British tourists to and from the Iberian Peninsula and its proximity to the city it serves. While incredibly convenient, this close proximity--less than 1/3 of a mile--creates some major... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: A Floating World

The world’s first floating apartment complex, The Citadel, will incorporate the benefits of water into the infrastructure of the... ...Read More...

New Wing At Cleveland Museum Of Art

Its completion marks the opening of the first of three planned... ...Read More...

Architecture Billings Index Takes Turn for the Worse

As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to 12 month lag time between architecture billings and construction... ...Read More...

FM Issue: Demystifying BIM

Data rich modeling tools may translate into dynamic new facility management... ...Read More...

Stimulus Dollars Should Protect Workers

AIHA urged both President Obama and Labor Secretary Solis to ensure that the new jobs created by the stimulus package had adequate workplace... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: What's Wrong With This Picture?

In the early hours of Saturday, June 27, 2009, something seriously wrong happened to a nearly completed 13 story block of residential flats in the suburbs of Shanghai. No, it wasn't destroyed by... ...Read More...

Architecture Billings Index Shows No Significant Improvement in Business Conditions

There has been a recent moderation in the downturn in design services billings, but the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reveals that an economic recovery has... ...Read More...

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Neverland Among The Tumbleweeds, Now That Peter Pan Is Gone Forever

Abandoned and tied up in legalities for many years, Neverland (which was sold in 2008) symbolized some of the financial turmoil and legal woes that swirled around the late Michael... ...Read More...

FM Issue: Effectively Resolving Construction Related Disputes

To encourage a successful outcome, teams should ensure that a construction project contractor exercises best... ...Read More...