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.

AIA Top 10 Green Projects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) recently selected its 10 leading examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions.... ...Read More...

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Pella Architectural Support

Pella's architects, engineers, technicians, and CAD drafters provide assistance on window and door selections for facility managers and their architects and general... ...Read More...

Modular Building Projects Recognized

For its annual Awards of Distinction contest, the Modular Building Institute chose projects ranging from a 70,000 square foot Olympic athletes’ village to a 57,600 square foot high school.... ...Read More...

Modest Rebound in Architecture Billings Index

Stimulus package having limited impact because funding not yet reaching intended... ...Read More...

ASSE's Prevention Through Design Standard Initiative

PTD (or safety through design) is defined as the integration of hazard analysis and risk assessment methods early in the design and engineering stages and taking the actions necessary so risks of injury or damage are... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Watch Your Step…

Staircases are just staircases, right? Well, not always. Sometimes, a clever designer taps the talents of a diligent engineer, and the results can be pretty... ...Read More...

Construction & Operations Lessons In The Field

In New Haven, CT, 5th and 6th graders have the opportunity to gain experience with architects, construction managers, and tradespeople through Kids Build, a program developed by architecture firm Svigals + Partners, in conjunction with the New Haven School Construction... ...Read More...

Construction Costs to Decline Further in 1st Quarter

The Turner Building Cost Index, which measures non-residential building construction costs in the U.S., has decreased by 0.5% from the Fourth Quarter 2009 and decreased 7.74% from the First Quarter... ...Read More...

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Warranty

The company has doubled the weather exposure limited warranty for its line of DensArmor Plus® interior panels from six months to 12... ...Read More...

Free Guide: Steel Buildings And Earthquakes

A new publication from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) provides a broad understanding of earthquakes and how they affect... ...Read More...