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.

Design-Build Project Delivery Used for 40%+ of Projects

From 2005 to 2010, numbers are up 10% for design-build project delivery, an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Lofty Building Ambitions

An Acton, CA property owner is in court this week to defend his 20,000 square foot home improvement... [...]

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: BIM Specs From Lubrizol/FBC Building Solutions

The BIM objects for the company's FlowGuard Gold and Corzan pipe and fittings have been adapted for download through the Autodesk Seek search... [...]

Liesman

Professional Development: Commissioning No Longer Optional

Guest Columnist Paul Liesman provides the first part of a two part series on building... [...]

Architecture Billings Index Continues Positive Momentum

On the heels of its highest mark since 2007, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) jumped more than two points in December.... [...]

Haiti Repeat Avoidable With Enforced Building Codes

Richard P. Weiland of ICC stresses the importance of enforceable building codes in light of the one year anniversary of Haiti's devastating... [...]

GWCC Gains Funding, Plans Lighting Upgrade

The Georgia World Congress Center has been awarded a $2.3 million grant for a major lighting retrofit and controls system... [...]

New Committee For Metal Association

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has a new Executive Committee for... [...]

Real Estate Recovery Led by Large Corporate Users in Gateway Markets

The U.S. industrial property sector has experienced steady growth, thanks to an uptick in leasing from heavyweight corporates, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s third quarter North America Industrial Outlook... [...]

Election Means Changes, Challenges For Construction Industry

Following an election that brought sweeping changes and switched the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives, construction industry observers foresee changes in policies impacting this... [...]