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Building Types - Featured Headline
First Amphibious House Nears Completion in the U.K.
10/15/14
First flood-resilient house in the U.K. with a floating foundation nears completion.

Courtesy of BACA Architects


Quake-Resistant House Passes Shake Tests With Flying Colors
09/16/14
Tests prove that a wood-framed house with low-cost base isolators can survive shaking with no damage.

Photo by Eduardo Miranda/Stanford

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10/06/14 Shake-Table Tests Pave Path Toward Economical Quake Resilience in Single-Family Houses

Researchers’ new design methodology calls for stronger and stiffer wood framing with or without base isolation
09/24/14 Corvette Museum To Plug Sinkhole, After All

Bowling Green, Ky., museum’s board cites extra costs and safety as reasons to permanently fill opening that swallowed eight sports cars in February.
09/15/14 Progress Slow but Steady at World Trade Center Development

Developer Silverstein Properties announces it is moving forward with the tower portion of the 80-story Three World Trade Center—the third high-rise of four within the original 16-acre footprint of the WTC.
09/09/14 Contractor Extracts a Profit From SubTropolis Underground Business

SubTropolis first opened in 1964 to house tenants such as Pillsbury, Russell Stover and Ford and continues to add floor space.
08/27/14 Northern California Earthquake Causes an Estimated $1 Billion in Damage

Northern California earthquake causes an estimated $1-billion in damage.
08/11/14 Tesla Inches Closer To Selecting Site for 'Gigafactory'

Tesla inched closer to selecting a site outside of Reno, Nev., for its $4 to $5 billion factory to produce lithium batteries for electric vehicles on Thursday, confirming a 600-acre site has undergone some pre-construction work, but fell short of committing to the site over unidentified candidates in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.
08/05/14 Beleaguered $4.9B Atlantic Yards Sports Village Renamed 'Pacific Park Brooklyn'

22-Acre Atlantic Yards Renamed Pacific Park Brooklyn
07/23/14 Levi's Stadium in California's Silicon Valley Ready for First Game

Levi's Stadium completed on time and within the $1.3-billion budget.
07/15/14 Brooklyn's $4.9-Billion Atlantic Yards Development Gets a Jump Start

New York state announces plan to expedite construction of affordable housing units at Brooklyn's $4.9-billion Atlantic Yards development.
06/24/14 Demand From Tech Sector Helps to Reboot Office Market

Tech demand for data centers and administrative functions is giving a boost to office construction activity.
06/23/14 Christchurch Post-Quake Rebuild Picks Up Steam

Christchurch rebuilds on all fronts after devastating 2011 earthquake.
06/23/14 KONE's Lightweight Hoists To Be Installed in Planned 1-Kilometer-Tall Tower

KONE wins contract for future 1-kilometer-tall Kingdom Tower, based on elevator maker's lightweight carbon-fiber hoisting technology.
06/04/14 Construction Week: Starts Increase 3% in April; Rebuild By Design Competition Winners Announced

Hurricane Sandy recovery plan names six winners to seek to bolster storm defenses.
05/28/14 Elizabeth River Tunnel Tubes Take Shape and Prepare To Ship Out

Elizabeth River tunnel tubes take shape and head out to sea.
04/30/14 Golden State Warriors Switches Site For Planned San Francisco Arena

Opposition to site on Piers 30-32 plus rising costs prompted the basketball team to “relocate” 1.7 miles south to dry land
04/21/14 Restoration Key to Giant London Powerplant's Redevelopment

The enormous Battersea Powerplant has been a fixture of the London skyline for almost a century, even after shutting down decades ago. Redevelopment aims to restore it to a different life.
04/21/14 The 10 Largest Hotels in the World

The 10 largest hotels-resorts in the world.
04/16/14 Construction Week: World Trade Center's Steel Bird; EPA Proposes $17B Superfund Cleanup Project

The structural steel shape of transit hall at World Trade Center is challenging to build, and the EPA proposes its largest ever Superfund cleanup project.
03/20/14 Engineers and Architects Implore Putin: Save Shukhov Tower

Dismantling and rebuilding the iconic structure later, even if it were possible to do so, would be extremely hazardous, defenders warn.
03/10/14 Hospitals Eye Team Flexibility, Building Resiliency

Two separate conferences explore major themes in the hospital and health care sector.
02/26/14 Construction Week: Colo.'s U.S. 6 Closed for Bridge Demolitions; Big Auction Sets Online Record

Colorado’s U.S. 6 closed for bridge demolitions.
02/17/14 Best of the Best, Higher Education/Research: John and Frances Angelos Law Center

Extensive in-slab and out-of-slab utilities with the concrete structure requires significant coordiation effort.
02/17/14 California Memorial Stadium

A poor seismic safety rating and general deterioration prompted UC-Berkeley to undertake $300 million in renovations.
02/17/14 Cultural & Specialty Contracting: Bing Concert Hall

Designers, contractors and trades collaborated to install a complex acoustic sail system.
02/17/14 Interiors, Tenant Improvement: Arent Fox Tenant Fit-Out

The Washington, D.C., interior fit-out project created offices, workspaces, conference rooms, a 150-seat auditorium and galleys.
02/17/14 University of Virginia Medical Center Patient Tower Expansion and Helipad

Using existing structural capacity, the University of Virginia added 127,000-sq-ft of new space to its teaching hospital, the University of Virginia Medical Center.
02/12/14 Residential, Hospitality: 8500 Burton Way

The 253,000-square-foot modern apartment development sits on a triangular infill site that greets Beverly Hills.
01/28/14 Court Clears the Way for Minnesota Vikings Stadium Bond Sale

Court dismisses a motion to derail Vikings stadium's $468-million bond sale, opening the way for project financing to move forward.
01/15/14 New Hollywood Map Shows Two Projects Atop Active Fault

Proposed Millennium Hollywood and BLVD 6200, under construction, sit atop splays of an active fault that could produce a magnitude-7 earthquake.
01/15/14 Building Team Pledges to Pay for Fix at Spain’s Valencia Opera House

Work to fix falling facade tiles is due to start this week on the Valencia, Spain, opera house, designed by Santiago Calatrava.
01/06/14 Saga of Building Orlando Arts Center Heads for Dramatic Conclusion

After funding problems stalled the project, builders had to adopt an alternate construction strategy to keep the city facility viable.
12/30/13 AECOM and Other Firms Return to Libya as Rebuilding Gains Momentum

Initial housingn work worth $100 billion, government says.
12/30/13 Government Plans To Tackle Illegal Building Construction in Mumbai

Maharashtra state government in India rolls out cluster development program to tackle problem of illegal building construction in Mumbai.
12/23/13 No Victory Yet Over Dallas 'Death Ray' Tower's Sun Glare Invasion of Nasher Sculpture Center

Nasher Sculpture Center’s sun-glare problem, triggered by 42-story Museum Tower, remains unresolved more than two years after completion of the tower
12/20/13 London Theater Ceiling Failure Remains a Mystery

Cause of the failure of a section of the ornate plaster ceiling of a London theater remains a mystery.
12/17/13 India's Tallest Control Tower Stands as a Symbol of the Future

India's tallest air traffic control tower, at 274.9 ft, ranks as the fourth tallest in the world.
12/16/13 Construction Markets Gain Strength

Dodge momentum index increases 2.8% in November.
11/27/13 Construction Week: Roof Collapse Kills 54 in Latvia; ASHRAE Seeks Comments on Data-Center Standard

Inspectors focus on construction of a roof garden in deadly collapse, and ASHRAE is seeking public comments on a draft standard for data-center energy performance.
11/06/13 High-Rise Modular Construction Forces Major Adjustments

Forest City Ratner’s venture into modular for a 32-story residential tower demands big shifts in traditional design and construction practices.
10/22/13 Shapoorji To Build Affordable Homes Across India

The 147-year-old Shapoorji Pallonji Group, which has built Mumbai's high-end buildings like that of RBI, is now planning to expand its affordable housing arena across India.
10/16/13 Minnesota Stadium Amenities Likely Getting Trimmed to Meet $975M Budget Estimate

Bids are coming in high for the Vikings football stadium, thanks mostly to a stronger market.
10/09/13 Novel Pivoting Concrete Core Saves San Francisco Developer $4 Million

Seismic retrofit of a steel moment-resisting frame is inspired by ancient Japanese pagoda.
10/09/13 Big Data Tools Will Help Shape Future of Chicago Minicity

Computer scientists are using big data to help the development community plan the infrastructure for the 600-acre minicity along Lake Michigan.
10/02/13 Suit Against Los Angeles Triggers Debate Over Building on Hollywood Fault

Lawsuit claims environmental impact review for $650-million Millennium Hollywood complex was inadequate.
09/17/13 Design Team Changes for San Francisco Arena

San Francisco's Golden State Warrior's have added Manica Architecture to the design team. AECOM remains as an advisor.
08/14/13 San Jose Stadium Team Tackles Tough Site

Conditions at the $60-million San Jose Earthquakes new stadium site are creating headaches for the project team.
07/30/13 China Firm Plans To Erect World's Tallest Building in Seven Months

The world's next tallest building might be a modular tower erected in seven months, if the Chinese government allows it.
07/10/13 CityCenterDC Approaches Finish Line Despite Myriad Obstacles

The six-building replacement for the old Washington Convention Center was delayed by city politics and the recession.
07/10/13 Bridge Spans Linking CityCenterDC's Office Buildings Were Five 'Uneasy' Pieces

Erector devised a daring scheme to site-preassemble each pedestrian bridge and lift it into place.
06/25/13 London 'Cheesegrater' Building Joins Skyline of Wacky Nicknames

Topped out on June 18, the building joins a growing cluster of eccentrically shaped skyscrapers including the Gherkin and still-emerging Walkie Talkie.
06/17/13 Prefab Gives $1-Billion Hospital Job a Big Schedule Boost

Skanska USA Building and MAPP Construction use the approach extensively at the 2-million-sq-ft hospital campus in New Orleans.
05/07/13 Ethiopia Aims To Host Africa's Tallest Building

Africa's tallest building planned for 99 floors
05/07/13 Tragic Bangladesh Collapse Reveals Rampant Substandard, Illegal Construction

Substandard construction practices, lack of code enforcement and an illegal addition caused an eight-story building near Dhaka to collapse, killing more than 700 people. An ongoing investigation of garment factories in Bangladesh has revealed that 70% of the 30 surveyed thus far are substandard.
04/24/13 MGM Plans Major Facelift for Two Aging Vegas Properties

New York-New York and Monte Carlo will be linked by a new promenade as part of more than $500 million of new construction for MGM Resorts in Las Vegas
03/27/13 Onondaga College Music Hall Spans a Gorge, Complicating Design and Construction

Up-in-the-air site for Ferrante Hall Academic II, which spans 200 ft to link two sides of a divided campus, presented issues of access and balance.
03/20/13 $2.1B United Nations Renovation Complicated by Working Within Operational Campus

Though the project is 12% over budget, the team has managed to avoid major disruption to regular UN activities, including 8,000 conferences and 1-million visitors annually since 2008.
03/20/13 Enhancing Performance of UN Secretariat Building Curtain Wall Was No Easy Task

Building team had to faithfully replicate the original look of the facade while adding energy performance, blast resistance and more.
03/11/13 Rio's Olympic Park Construction Nears Starting Line

Odebrecht Infrastructure is the consortium’s lead contractor; other member firms include Andrade Gutierrez and Carvalho Hosken.
02/06/13 Meet the Judges: Best of the Best Projects 2012

These 20 independent industry individuals distinguished the best in teamwork, safety, innovation, quality and success in overcoming challenges.
02/06/13 Higher Education/Research: University of Washington Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building

This complex laboratory and office building is targeting LEED-Gold certification.
02/06/13 Green Project: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation New Headquarters

The 50,000-sq-ft building is designed to achieve LEED-Platinum certification and net-zero energy use.
02/06/13 Government/Public Building: Natural History Museum of Utah Blends With Its Rugged Landscape

The new museum sits on a 17-acre foothills site with sweeping views of the Salt Lake Valley.
02/06/13 Health Care: Palomar Medical Center

This North San Diego hospital provides patients with a bright, sustainable healing environment.
02/06/13 Cultural/Worship: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a 200,000-sq-ft museum and cultural center, features complex geometric forms, inspired by the local Arkansas landscape as well as suspension bridges of Bhutan.
02/06/13 Landscape/Urban Planning: National September 11 Memorial

The simple, elegant design of the eight-acre memorial belies the complicated history of the redevelopment.
02/06/13 Small Project: University of Texas at Dallas Visitor Center and University Bookstore

The construction team brought in the project in less than seven months and under budget.
02/06/13 Safety: Miami International Airport Automated People Mover

A 1.27-mile-long elevated rail system project at Miami International Airport demonstrated industry benchmarks for safe practices and achieved “world-class results”
02/06/13 Sports/Entertainment: Marlins Park

Marlins Park is the nation’s first retractable roof stadium engineered to withstand 146-mph winds
02/06/13 Specialty Contracting: Perot Museum of Nature and Science

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a new 180,000-sq-ft space, 170-ft tall building that features a precast concrete façade with more than 700 unique panels.
02/06/13 Interior Design/Tenant Improvement: El Paso Corp. Tower Renovation

Renovations to more than 1 million-sq-ft of El Paso Corp.’s state-of-the-art, LEED Gold high-rise were completed in 2011.
02/06/13 Industrial/Manufacturing: Boeing Company 787 Building Program

Design-builders had just 24 months to construct 11 separate structures that collectively measured more than 1 million sq ft.
02/06/13 Civil Works/Infrastructure: Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility

Serving the Yellow River basin in Georgia, this $245-million upgrade allows Gwinnett County to divert, consolidate and treat the flow from six aging wastewater treatment plants.
02/06/13 K-12 Education: James M. Bennett High School

This nautically themed school was completed a year ahead of schedule.
02/06/13 Retail/Mixed-Use: Pearl Brewery Development

Originally built in 1883, the Pearl Brewery is one of San Antonio’s most visited landmarks. Brewery owners Silver Ventures turned to Joeris General Contractors to update the property and its aging structures
02/06/13 Renovation/Restoration: Freedom Tower

Eighty-five years after it was built, Miami’s Freedom Tower received its first-ever top-to-bottom exterior restoration.
02/06/13 Office: Delta Dental of Michigan Headquarters Expansion and Renovation

This renovation and addition harmonizes with existing buildings and the surrounding environment.
02/06/13 Multifamily Residential/Hospitality: Omni Dallas Hotel

With a tight time frame of just 28 months, the Balfour | Russell | Pegasus joint venture completed the $331.6 million Omni Dallas Convention Center in November 2011.
02/06/13 Transportation: John James Audubon Bridge Sets New Standards for Lower Mississippi Crossings

New span in stretch between Natchez and Baton Rouge is North America’s longest cable-stayed span.
12/31/12 Coping in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy

After pumping out 30 million gal of water from 80,000 sq ft of flooded basements, one commercial building owner rebuilds with the next flood in mind.
12/11/12 GSA Picks Clark-SOM Team for $318M L.A. Courthouse

Construction to start in third quarter 2013 for long-delayed project, now revised to 550,000 sq ft.
11/13/12 New York City Rapid Repair Program Seeks Contractors

Contractors can now register online for New York City’s rapid repairs program that will help homeowners rebuild after Superstorm Sandy.
11/13/12 Showcase Soccer Stadium in Brazilian Capital Goes for Stylish Sustainability

Looking to the past and the future, the arena’s architects seek to conform with the Brazilian capital’s surrounding landmark architecture and also meet standards for sustainability.
11/07/12 Structural Damage Assessors Decide Whether Storm-Damaged Houses Can Be Entered

Engineers, using standard forms, rate houses as unsafe, restricted or lawful to occupy based on observations about structural integrity.
10/31/12 49ers Use 'Integrated Bridging Design-Build' To Speed Stadium Construction

Football's 49ers are using a new collaborative delivery model for the team's new home in Santa Clara that is helping them to accelerate the opening of the facility by one year.
10/31/12 At 49ers Stadium, Buckling-Restrained Braces Are a Big Plus

Stadiums buckling-restrained braces beat out concrete shear-wall lateral system.
10/31/12 Cities Stuggle with Sports Villages, But Keep Building

Even in today's corporatized-sports era of millionaire players, billionaire owners and billion-dollar stadiums, sports is deeply embedded in a city's identity. Planners and city boosters inevitably want to harness that emotional connection as an engine of urban development. They have found it is not all that easy to do.
10/19/12 GC Vows Thorough Probe in Miami Garage Fatalities

A section of a $22.5-million parking garage project near Miami collapsed without warning on Oct. 10, killing four construction workers. While refusing to speculate on a possible cause, the project’s general contractor vowed to assist OSHA investigators in a “thorough, transparent finding of fact.”
10/17/12 Engineer's Reliance on Visual Inspection Questioned

The engineer who declared beams structurally sound prior to a collapse may have strayed from recommended cautions when basing his report on visual evidence alone.
10/03/12 Tall-Building Experts: No Easy Path to Truly Sustainable Supertowers

Concepts for elevator systems that resemble vertical subways and other ways to “green” skyscrapers offered at Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat conference in Shanghai.
09/26/12 Contract Drops 2,000-Ft Tower, Sells Scrap Metal To Benefit Green Berets

At 2,000-ft, an old communications tower in Elizabethtown, NC becomes tallest structure to be felled by explosives. The operation was done at no cost and proceeds of the scrap metal go to the Green Beret Foundation.
09/25/12 China Grapples With Supertall Building Boom

Skyscraper builders in China, which has become the world center of supertall building construction, still have many technical issues to deal with though they have made much progress relating to design and construction practices since the first high-rise was built in the 1980s.
09/12/12 Pact Opens Door to Restart Construction of 9/11 Museum at World Trade Center

National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Port Authority of New York & New Jersey release a memo of understanding that outlines the resolution of a dispute over finances and oversight that has delayed the completion of the underground museum.
08/22/12 Two Years to World Cup Kickoff for Brazilian Stadiums

Despite misgivings by Fédération International de Football Association officials earlier this year, Brazil will have all 12 stadiums ready for the 2014 World Cup, claim organizers in the host country.
08/08/12 TELUS Data Center Triggers a Green Cooling Revolution

Data centers are notorious for their energy gluttony. That reputation will begin to change on Aug. 15, when TELUS flips the switch on the world's smartest and most energy-efficient data center.
08/06/12 Quake-Damaged Building Implosion One for the Books

Difficult implosion of 14-story building in New Zealand went off like a charm, despite heavy reinforcement in the structure and poor soil conditions.
07/25/12 Amtrak Plans $6.5B Redevelopment of D.C.'s Union Station

Funding is not in place yet for the program, which would include a new train shed, tracks and concourses, but preserve the historic station's architecture.
07/16/12 Developer Gambles on Modular High-Rise for Atlantic Yards Sports Village

The developer of Atlantic Yards is pushing a plan to build the world’s tallest modular high-rise. If the 32-story tower is built, it will take modular construction to its highest level of technology. In any event, Forest City Ratner Cos. is going into the modular-building business.
07/16/12 Fancy Footwork To Steady the Course of Brooklyn's Controversial Atlantic Yards Sports Village

The developer of Brooklyn’s highly criticized Atlantic Yards sports village—anchored by a 675,000-sq-ft arena set to open in September—is weathering many storms, thanks in large part to a revamped plan with a longer build-out period, a redesigned arena and team-wide collaboration bolstered by the use of virtual design and construction tools.
07/16/12 Reshaping of Barclays Center Arena Made Possible By Collaboration, Digital Tools

Under public pressure, developer Bruce Ratner brings in a facade architect, well into design development, to enhance the architecture of its controversial Atlantic Yards Arena.
07/02/12 Arizona Tribe at Odds with U.S. House Over Casino

A bill to prevent construction of a $184-million resort/casino in Arizona passed the House.
05/28/12 King Faisal Hospital Keeps Its Cool

One of the top medical institutions in the Middle East is keeping cool with modular air-conditioning equipment.
05/28/12 As Challenges Go, Iraq Stadium Geometry Is Iceberg's Tip

The complex geometry of the Al-Menaa stadium in war-torn Iraq is the least of the difficulties encountered by the design-build team.
05/28/12 Secrecy Shrouds Fate of Finished $1-Billion Residential Tower in India

A lavishly decked-out, 27-story residence in the heart of South Mumbai—built for India's richest man and the ninth wealthiest person in the world—was constructed with a flaw that is keeping the family of Mukesh Ambani from taking up full-time residence.
04/16/12 Steel Work Completed on Britain’s Tallest Building

With the last few sections of structural steel recently erected, the U.K.’s tallest building, London’s Shard, stands at its 310-meter height.
03/23/12 Algeria Enlists German Designer, Chinese Contractor To Build Huge Mosque

Three years ago the World bank debarred the contractor for six years by the World Bank for corruption.
03/19/12 Urban Revival in Salt Lake City: Infinite Complexity in Retractable Skylight and Creek Replica

High seismic zone complicated the design and construction of the world’s most intricate retractable skylight and a 1,225-ft-long constructed creek.
03/05/12 U.S., U.K., Indian JV Aims for $25 Billion in High-End Development in India

Global unit of New York City-based Turner Construction has linked with Indian developer and London-based hedge fund to build "integrated" new communities
03/05/12 Progress Report on Brazil's Stadium Work for the 2014 World Cup

At least six of the 12 arenas under remodeling or new construction are on track to complete construction within the coming year.
03/05/12 Designers Apply Lessons From World's Tallest Tower To Improve Future 'Megatallest'

Designers say lessons learned from Burj Khalifa will boost constructibility of planned one-kilometer-plus Kingdom Tower, near Jeddah.
01/30/12 Rio Officials Probe Cause of Fatal Building Collapse

The 20-story Liberty Building collapsed, crushing a 10-story building as well as a small 4-story building that separated the two larger structures.
01/27/12 Study Claims Correlation Between Supertower Construction and Economic Busts

Global cravings for ever-taller buildings may also be harbingers of economic doom, says study.
01/27/12 Joint Venture Begins Work on Egypt's Grand Museum

Cairo-based Orascom Construction Industries, in a joint venture with the Belgian BESIX Group, has beat 39 other bidders.
01/09/12 Hyundai Expands North American Footprint With New Headquarters

Hyundai is driving towards a LEED-certified building with a gold rating.
01/02/12 India's Quake Hazard Called a Catastrophe Waiting to Happen

An India vulnerable to earthquakes is still unprepared
01/02/12 India Chips Away at Massive Urbanization Needs

India grapples with mass urbanization.
12/08/11 'Megatall' Joins Dictionary of Tall Buildings Council

Tall buildings group coins a noun for skyscrapers 600 m or taller: A megatall. And the group projects the 20 tallest towers in 2020.
12/07/11 Korea's Songdo IBD is Model for Sustainable, High-Tech Living

The $35-billion Songdo International Business District is emerging as a high-tech eco-city.
12/07/11 Lotte, Korea's First Supertower, is an All-in-the-Family Affair

Following the master-builder model, owner-developer Lotte Group, a family-run conglomerate, is keeping project management, construction management and general contracting under its own roof for its 555-m-tall supertower, under way in Seoul.
11/21/11 Facebook Builds First European Data Center in Sweden

Facebook awards $121-million construction contract for a Lulea, Sweden-based data center project to a DPR joint venture.
11/15/11 Challenging Museum in a Ravine Opens on Time

The tough-to-build Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened to the public on time on Nov. 11.
11/07/11 Offices and Apartments Are Dry-Market Oases

But retail still lagging
11/07/11 Offices and Apartments Are Dry-Market Oases

But retail still lagging
10/17/11 Eiffel Tower Makeover To Modernize Landmark

Eiffel Tower tourist attraction getting new visitor facilities.
10/10/11 Washington Monument Survey Team Assesses Repairs Needed After Quake Damage

Forensic team uses rappelling techniques to determine the extent of damage, and repairs needed, on the 555-ft-tall Washington Monument damaged by Aug. 25 earthquake.
10/03/11 Islamic Group in Tennessee Finds Contractor for New Mosque

After a rough start, an Islamic group in Tennessee finds a contractor to build a mosque.
08/29/11 Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Pulls Strings For Kansas City Music-Goers

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City creates musically-inspired tension with a giant cable-supported glass atrium.
08/16/11 Architect-Contractor Team Converts Joplin Structures to Schools in Time for Aug. 17 Opening

On Aug. 17, classroom sessions resumed on schedule in Joplin, even as construction crews continued cleaning up from the May 22 tornado.
08/15/11 Martin Luther King Memorial Dream Becomes Reality

The decades-long dream to create the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial in Washington, D.C., becomes a reality on Aug. 28.
08/08/11 Saudis Planning To Build World's Tallest Skyscraper

If a Middle East prince has his way, Saudi Arabia will someday be home to the world's tallest building.
07/25/11 Dueling Las Vegas Hotel Engineering Reports Cloud Conflict Between Perini and MGM

The structural soundness of the Harmon Hotel remains a big issue in the battle between the prime contractor and the owner.
07/18/11 Wood-Frame Promoters Suffer Defeat in Oregon but Vow to Regroup

A controversial initiative loses momentum that would have required, with some exceptions, wood framing for some publicly funded buildings in Oregon.
07/04/11 $824M Gaylord Hotel and the National Western Stock Show Move Create Friction in Denver

A resort hotel company’s plan to build an $824-million hotel and conference center northeast of Denver has tourism and city officials worried that it could draw convention business away from the mile-high city.
06/15/11 Indonesia Aims To Boost Tourism With $812M Lagoi Bay Resort

Work is now under way on Lagoi Bay, a resort community encompassing over 1300 ha on Bintan Island, one of Indonesia’s largest islands. Valued at approximately $812 million, the project is slated to be finished by 2014.
06/01/11 San Francisco Museum Growing by 225,000 sq ft
05/25/11 Orlando Backs Financing for Performing Arts Center

If tourist tax financing falls short the city will guarantee a $16-million letter of credit.
05/12/11 Earthquakes Rock Spanish City

On May 11, a 5.1 temblor kills eight in Lorca and destroys several buildings.
05/11/11 Tallest Man-Made Structure To Be Imploded Falls in Africa
A 1,410-ft-tall signal tower in Liberia, formerly used by the U.S. Coast Guard for ship navigation and the tallest structure in Africa, was imploded on May 10. Mark Loizeaux, president of Controlled Demolition Inc., the project's Phoenix, Md.-based subcontractor, says it is the world's tallest man-made structure to be felled by explosives.
05/05/11 Getting a Handle on the Curves of Chicago’s Aqua Tower
04/27/11 London's 'Cheese Grater' Job Revived
04/13/11 Cost Critique Coming For Orlando's Delayed Performance Venue
03/30/11 The ‘Shard,’ U.K.’s Tallest Skyscraper, Tops Out Core on Time
03/23/11 Move-In Begins at Tallest Residential Tower in the Americas
03/16/11 Sahara Hotel Stalls Plans For Rehab, Will Close
03/09/11 Eccentric Brace Fracture Poses a Mystery
03/09/11 London’s Olympic Mega-Sculpture On Track
02/16/11 Minneapolis Metrodome Operator Seeking Bidders To Repair Ripped Roof Panels
02/11/11 GSA Seeks Design-Build Teams for Delayed Social Security Data Center
02/09/11 Arizona Governor Trumps Tribe
01/26/11 Two Iconic Buildings in Abu Dhabi’s Delayed Arts District Finally Moving Forward
01/26/11 Skyscraper Craze Rages On, Led by Asia
01/19/11 Frame’s Monitoring Program Confirms Design Assumption
12/29/10 Builders Hang Glazed Free-Form Jigsaw Puzzle on Florida Museum
12/17/10 World Trade Center Tower 1 at Halfway Point
12/15/10 Federal Agencies Continue To Support LEED Certification
12/15/10 Another Vegas Monolith Opens Amid Diminished Expectations
12/08/10 Federal Government Ups Its Building Rating Requirement to LEED Gold
12/08/10 Comments Sought for 2012 Update of LEED Rating System
12/08/10 Tallest Net-Zero-Energy-Use Building in U.S. Planned for Portland, Ore.
11/24/10 Green Building Thrives in Shaky Economy
11/17/10 California Corrections System Upgrading Medical Facilities
11/17/10 Will New Vegas Hotel Vanish Or Remain a Ghostly Symbol?
11/15/10 MGM Could Implode Unopened CityCenter Hotel in Las Vegas
11/03/10 2012 Games Are Stepping Stones in Grand Scheme
11/03/10 Redesigned Aquatic Centre Still 20% Over Budget
11/03/10 Past Olympic Projects’ Success Is All Over the Map
11/03/10 Stadium’s Planned Post-Olympics “Decapitation” Dominated Design
11/03/10 Settlement Paves Way for Demolition of Seattle Tower
10/27/10 New Energy Conservation Standard Free Online
10/27/10 International Green-Tech Firms Find Base in Texas
10/20/10 Chicago Spire's Foreclosure Marks the End of an Era
10/13/10 Stalled World Trade Center Project Gets Shot in the Arm
10/06/10 Orlando Arena Lets Fans Order Refreshments From iPhones
10/06/10 Vegas Hotel Is Like a Giant Sun Reflector, Says Visitor to Pool
09/29/10 Rhode Island Is First State to Adopt New IGCC Green Building Codes
09/15/10 Dome of the U.S. Capitol Undergoes a $2-million Retouching
09/01/10 At 330 Meters, New High-Rise Is Beijing’s Tallest Building
09/01/10 Qatar Building Urban Center With Doha Development Plan
08/31/10 Tennessee Mosque Equipment Fire Likely Linked to National Debate
08/18/10 Sacramento Campus Warms to Green Central Plant
07/07/10 Kazakhstan Opens 150-m-Tall ‘Tent’ It Claims Is the World’s Tallest Tensile Structure
06/16/10 European Central Bank Headquarters Project Under Way
06/16/10 SNC-Lavalin Chosen To Build Chemical Complex in Jordan
06/16/10 Temporary Stadium From Kit of Reused Parts
06/02/10 GAO Report: Excess Space Built For Judicial Facilities
06/02/10 New York City Group Approves Downtown Muslim Facility
05/05/10 Demolition Firm Takes Down 1,375-Ft-Tall Steel Radio Tower
04/07/10 Green-Infused Modular Classroom Targets ‘Grid-Neutral’ Status in School Construction
03/31/10 South Africa Toasts Itself With 2010 World Cup
03/17/10 Chicago Planners Give Historic Hospital New Lease on Life
02/17/10 Police Academy To Set Stage For Scenario-Based Training
02/10/10 Buildings Project List Still Long
02/03/10 Micro-Piles Stabilize Venice Bell Tower
01/13/10 Dubai Supertower Is ‘Supersensored’
01/05/10 Dubai Opens the Doors On the World’s Tallest Building
12/30/09 Las Vegas Bets $8.5-billion on New MGM Mirage Complex
12/09/09 ASHRAE Announces Energy-Labeling Program
11/25/09 As More Buildings Go Geothermal, Project Teams Are Thinking Outside the Borehole
11/18/09 New Guidelines for Measuring the Biggest
11/04/09 Major Boom in Army Construction Changes Base Appearances
11/04/09 Vegas' CityCenter Eyes Rocky Finish
11/18/09 New Guidelines for Measuring the Biggest
11/04/09 Major Boom in Army Construction Changes Base Appearances
11/04/09 Vegas' CityCenter Eyes Rocky Finish
10/28/09 SOM To Develop New 'Green' Beijing Central Business District
10/14/09 Timing Is Right For Bus Garage
10/14/09 Low-Income Housing Project Takes Advantage of Lower Costs
10/14/09 Alabama Federal Building to Go Green With ARRA Money
10/07/09 Faulty Tower's Implosion Presents Many Challenges
09/30/09 Developer Elects to 'Implode' 31-Story Tower in Texas
09/10/09 Work May Start by Year-End On Controversial Brooklyn Arena
08/19/09 First Phase of Songdo Urban Center Is Now Completed
08/19/09 Bangkok Centerpiece Planned
08/19/09 U.S. Military Base Expansion
08/19/09 Big Steel Placed at New One World Trade Center in Manhattan
08/05/09 Tower's Private 'Sky' Garages Bring the Burbs to the 'Urbs'
07/15/09 Wrenches Put In Tower's Works
07/15/09 Flame Towers in Seismic Zone
06/03/09 Staging Machinations
05/20/09 State Court Clears Path For Brooklyn Arena and More
05/18/09 Ft. Bliss Building Complex for Wounded Personnel
04/07/09 Project of the Month: Ballpark Sprints to Opening Day
03/24/09 The Next Project to Stall Could Be Massive CityCenter
03/11/09 Curvy, Hip High-Rise Attracts Condo Buyers Despite Downturn
03/10/09 Amid the Gloom, Builders Start Two New European Skyscrapers
02/25/09 New Energy-Efficiency Standards Questioned by Real Estate Group
02/18/09 New Construction Takes Backseat to Renovation
02/18/09 White-Horse Replica, 50m Tall, May Grace Ground in U.K.
02/04/09 Developer of Latin America's Future Tallest Tower Stops Work
01/30/09 London Olympic Venues Move Ahead, But Funding Woes Beset Organizer
01/28/09 Work Restarted on First U.S. Green Building Standard
01/28/09 Top of 800-Meter Burj Dubai Up Close, Inside and Out
01/14/09 Stupendous Setting Is Crummy Site
01/14/09 Habitat Apron Cooked Up To Mitigate Impact on Marine Life
01/14/09 Water Treatment and Reuse Reduces Use of Potable Water
01/07/09 Burj Dubai Surpasses 800 Meters
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