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Denver Airport Opens New Concourses

In a press release issued earlier this month, the Denver International Airport (DEN) and United Airlines announced the opening of its new gates on Concourses A and B.


JFK $4.2B Terminal 6 Gets Environmental OK

In a new update regarding ongoing construction and renovations at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration has recently granted final enviro...


France Approves New Solar Mandate

The French Senate has recently approved new legislation requiring that the roofs of existing and new car parks with at least 80 spaces be covered by solar panels.


University ‘Castle Building’ Receives $4M Reno Grant

A historic building at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, recently received a $4 million state grant for major renovations.


Architect to Build Vertical Forest Towers in Dubai

During the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Italian studio Stefano Boeri Architetti announced plans to construct another Vertical Forest.


Bidding Open for CA Office Project

Shasta Community Services District (SCSD) is soliciting bids for the construction of two buildings, as well as related mainline and appurtenances, in Redding, California.


Recycled Bricks Used for Museum Facade

Having been under construction for the last several months, reports have recently shared that Design Museum Gent in Ghent, Belgium, will be utilizing recycled bricks on its exterior facade.


Historic Egan Hotel Undergoing Repairs

Contractors have recently begun repairing the historic Egan Hotel in Downtown Crowley, Louisiana, with hopes that one day the facility will become a boutique hotel.


Restoration Completed at Hollywood Sign

A commercial painting crew from Duggan & Associates (Los Angeles) has recently completed restoration coatings on the Hollywood sign in California.


VT Engineers Modernizing Modular Structures

A team at TenFold Engineering is working to revolutionize relocatable modular construction out of its precision manufacturing hub in Springfield, Vermont.


HDOT Soliciting Bids for Airport Reno

The Hawaii Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for painting and repairs to an air traffic control tower.


Construction Begins at $1B Science Campus

Late last month, work began on what is anticipated to be the largest mixed-use research development in North Carolina's Research Triangle.


Work Begins at $4B San Diego Riverwalk

Nearly two years since its original approval, a ceremonial groundbreaking was recently held at Mission Valley’s $4 billion Riverwalk in San Diego.


Ford Plant Transformed for Bio Research

Renovations to an eight-story, former Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant in Pittsburgh were recently completed, marking the opening of the city’s newest biomedical research hub.


Chicago Passes Decarbonization Bill

Late last month, Chicago City Council voted to pass Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2022 Chicago Energy Transformation Code, making the city one of the first major U.S. cities and the first city in I...


Reno Underway at Historic MI Community Center

Major renovations are continuing to take place at the 150-year-old Clark Lake Community Center in Michigan, thanks to new owners.


Bidding Opens for FL Construction Project

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Authority is soliciting bids for the construction of a new Commercial Redevelopment Agency (CRA) building in Delray Beach, Florida.


Dubai Considers Proposed Moon Resort

Architectural design and intellectual property licensor Moon World Resorts is looking to license four structures around the globe resembling the Earth's natural satellite.


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Facade Installation Launches at Lucas Museum

Construction crews have recently begun installing curved fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) panels on the southern facade of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, marking a cons...


JFK Airport Breaks Ground on $9.5B Terminal One

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the $9.5 billion, privately financed New Terminal One (NTO) at the John F. Kennedy International Airpo...


Shortlist Designs Shared for $130M Bezos Center

Plans for the $130 million Bezos Learning Center at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C have taken another step forward with the release of five design proposal...


China High-Rise Engulfed in Flames

The outer wall of a skyscraper owned by state-owned telecommunications company China Telecom was destroyed by a fire last Friday (Sept. 16).


Artist Mural to Add $14M to Structure Value

Building owners Tarina Tarantino and Alfonso Campos are hoping to sell their building in Los Angeles for a price tag that’s $14 million higher than the structure’s actual worth.


CTDOT Accepting Bids for New Facility

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for the demolition and construction of an 18,160-square-foot maintenance facility and 6,050-square-foot office area in Orange,...


Study Looks at Alhambra Gold Leaf Corrosion

Centuries after its construction, gold on the Alhambra, a palace and fortress of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, Spain, has spontaneously turned purple.


MO City Applying for Bridge Preservation Grant

After several failed attempts to fund the project, the City of Springfield, Missouri, is applying for a $5.6 million federal grant to repair the historic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge.


TX Silo Mural Project Nears Completion

A mural in McKinney, Texas, is nearing completion as part of a revitalization project, covering eight concrete silos and a grain elevator with the artwork.


Rembrandt Restoration Provides Impasto Insights

A team of researchers from global coatings company AkzoNobel has recently discovered several ways of creating the “perfect impasto” as part of a years-long analysis of Rembrandt’s 17th-centu...


Bids Open for FL Car Facilities

The Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority is soliciting bids for the construction of three rental car facilities in Sarasota, Florida.


Coast Guard Hosts Ceremony for Museum Construction

Last month, a group of United States Coast Guard officials, association members and politicians attended a keel-laying ceremony to celebrate the launch of construction for what will be the n...


Purple People Bridge Repainting Project Underway

After having faded to a dull gray color since its last paint job 20 years ago, the Purple People Bridge has begun a repainting project that will restore the structure to its namesake color.


AU Bridge Designed for Flood-Proof Museum

Architects in Australia drew inspiration from rural trestle bridges to develop a museum that can blend in with the landscape and protect it from flooding in the area.


$2.5B Eco District Schedules Groundbreaking

A new eco-district development just outside of Richmond, Virginia, is slated to break ground in early 2023. The $2.5 billion project, dubbed “GreenCity,” is expected to be a next-generation ...


Carbon-Positive Hotel Breaks Ground in Denver

Crews recently broke ground on what is being touted as the nation’s first carbon-positive hotel.


Commercial, Multifamily Starts Show Improvement

Dodge Data & Analytics recently issued a new report on commercial and multifamily projects in the United States, revealing that during the first six months of 2022 construction starts within...


Dutch Bridge Won’t Be Dismantled for Yacht

According to reports, Rotterdam city officials have announced that the maker of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ yacht has retracted its request to dismantle a historic bridge to allow passage for...


FAA to Award $1B for Airport Improvements

In a release published last week, the White House announced that nearly $1 billion in funding provided by President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law would be awarded to airports for...


Leaked Report: Eiffel Tower Plagued by Rust

In a leaked confidential report, it’s been suggested that Paris’ Eiffel Tower is in poor condition given the amount of rust plaguing the structure.


Deadline Nearing for Elevation Awards

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for Technology Publishing Company and the Commercial Painting Industry Association’s sixth annual commercial honors program: The Elevation Award...


TxDOT Seeking Contractors for Wellness Center

The Texas Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to a wellness center and locker room in Lubbock, Texas.


Giant Floating Restaurant 'Capsizes' in China Sea

Recently, a historic three-story floating restaurant in Hong Kong reportedly sank into the South China Sea after meeting “adverse conditions” while it was being towed to an undisclosed locat...


NPS Awards $3.4M to Preserve WWII Sites

The United States National Park Service announced last week that it had awarded $3,405,000 in grants to preserve and interpret World War II Japanese American confinement sites.


Building Trades Union Protests NYC Studio Construction

Members of New York Laborers’ Local 79, Steamfitter Local 638 and Sheet Metal Local 28 recently protested at the construction site of Robert De Niro’s $600 million Wildflower Studios film pr...


MTA Soliciting Design Bids for $7B Penn Station

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority would be soliciting designs for the $7 billion redevelopment of Penn Station in New York Ci...


Rikers Being Studied for Wastewater Facility

According to city records, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded a contract to Jacobs Civil Consultants to study the possibility of constructing a new Was...


Australia Office Building to Feature Solar Cladding

In what will be a landmark moment for Australia when constructed, architecture firm Kennon has recently designed a first-of-its-kind eight-story office tower on behalf of Dr. Bella Freeman.


FAA Announces $518M in Airport Grants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced the award of $518 million for 416 airport construction projects across the country.


Pittsburgh Robotics Company Brings Painting to Life

At the beginning of June, Pittsburgh-based Finish Robotics announced the release of its Finishbot Autonomous Coating System.


WV Suspension Bridge Gets Fresh Coat

The historic West Virginia Suspension Bridge is currently undergoing repainting as part of an ongoing $17 million restoration project.


RI Bridge Using ARPA Funds for Repaint

A historic railroad trestle bridge in Coventry, Rhode Island, will be receiving a fresh coat of paint thanks to funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act.


New Terminal C Opens at LaGuardia Airport

At the beginning of the month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Rick Cotton and Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced the openi...


World's Largest Mixed-Use Living Building Opens

Engineering firm PAE, alongside ZGF Architects and other members of a partnership collective, recently announced the opening of the PAE Living Building in Portland, Oregon.


NPS Awards Over $7M in Historic Preservation Grants

Late last week, the U.S. National Park Service announced the award of 11 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants in 10 states, totaling $7.275 million.


IKEA Investing Over $3B in International Stores

Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer, recently announced that it would be accelerating expansion to make IKEA more accessible to customers.


Contractors Needed for TX Maintenance Facility

Missouri City is soliciting bids for the demolition of the current Parks Maintenance Facility and construction of a new 15,000-square-foot building.


City Unable to Auction Off Queen Mary Lifeboats

While the City of Long Beach, California, originally planned to auction off the 20 lifeboats from the RMS Queen Mary, lead paint and a lack of bids is leading to the disposal of the boats.


Historic Scottish Lighthouse Gets Fresh Coat

For the last several weeks, painters in Scotland have been repainting the historic Covesea Lighthouse.


Amazon HQ2 Receives County Approval

The Arlington County Board recently announced that it has unanimously approved building plans for American multinational technology company Amazon’s new headquarters (HQ2) in Arlington, Virg...


PA Riverfront Development Gets $10M in Funding

A mixed-use development planned to revitalize an industrial riverfront stretch in Pittsburgh is finally moving forward after receiving a $10 million grant from the Pennsylvania’s Redevelopme...


Painting Begins for Space Needle 60th Anniversary

In honor of its 60th anniversary, the Seattle Space Needle hosted a contest for five grand prize winners to help paint the roof of the landmark its original color—nearly 600 feet in the air.


WWII-Era Warship Sinking in Lake Erie

A decommissioned World War II Navy ship in New York started sinking last week after a breach caused the vessel to take on water.


London Development Approves MSG Sphere Venue

Despite thousands of objections, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has recently approved plans (in a vote of six to four) for music and esports arena MSG Sphere, a live entert...


Purple People Bridge Needs Fresh Coat of Paint

The Newport Southbank Bridge Company recently announced that it hopes to repaint the Purple People Bridge, which connects Cincinnati and Kentucky, for its 150th anniversary and restore its i...


Zaha Hadid-Designed HQ Meets LEED Platinum

The new headquarters for environmental management company Beeah Group in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, have recently reached completion.


Lake Michigan Ferry Gets Fresh Paint Job

A ferry in Ludington, Michigan, recently received an updated paint job, which required 800 gallons of paint, during its five-year drydock inspection.


Chicago Hospital Planning $645M Expansion

A recent application filed to the Illinois State Health Facilities and Services Review Board revealed plans for a proposed $645 million modernization of the Lakeview facility at the Advocate...


$431M Museum Expansion Utilizes Shotcrete

Crews are reportedly making headway at the American Museum of Natural History in New York’s Manhattan Upper West Side, which has been undergoing a $431 million expansion since 2019.


Historic Cambridge Building Gets New Paint Job

A little over a year after Hamilton-based investment and management firm Forge & Foster purchased the 112-year-old Ray Electric building and connecting spaces—located at 20 Park Hill Road in...


DOE Releases New Federal Building Standards

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy released new building energy code requirements for federal buildings and proposed new standards for residential room air conditioners, pool heater...


Construction Ongoing at Pittsburgh Terminal

Allegheny County Airport Authority Chief Development Officer Paul Hoback has recently reported that crews are making headway on the Pittsburgh International Airport’s new, $1.3 billion lands...


Designs Revealed for $300M Santiago International Airport

In an emailed press release, international firm luis vidal + architects has recently revealed design concepts for the $300 million expansion of the Santiago International Airport in Dominica...


WorldGBC Launches Post-Disaster Toolkit

The World Green Building Council has recently announced the launch of its Sustainable Reconstruction & Recovery Framework, which will serve communities as a “post-disaster toolkit” when buil...


US Launches Clean Air in Buildings Challenge

In following the release of the Biden-Harris Administration’s National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, last week the Administration announced the launch of a new program to improve indoor air qu...


Historic Buildings Renovated at PA University

New York-based Deborah Berke Partners has recently transformed two late Victorian townhouses on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia.


Historic Mill Building Restored with Sponge Media

Global manufacturer of dry, low dust, recyclable abrasive blasting media and related equipment, Sponge-Jet (Newington, New Hampshire) was recently reported to have played a role in remediati...


$4B LaGuardia Terminal Reno Tops Off

At the end of January, after a nearly six-year renovation of Terminal B at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, the project’s second skybridge officially opened to the public.


Disney Planning Storyliving Community

American multinational entertainment and media conglomerate The Walt Disney Company has recently announced its plans to build a series of mixed-use residential communities in the United Stat...


Roberto Clemente Bridge Closes for Rehab

Last week, city officials announced the closure of the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh for almost two years to complete its $34.4 million renovation project.


Phoenix Celebrates Graffiti Awareness Month

Throughout the month of February, the Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department has been working to remove graffiti from residential and commercial areas in the city.


Coating San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is known for its unique orange color, which requires continuous coating work.


Yacht Prompts Dutch Bridge Dismantle Request

Earlier this month, officials from the Netherlands confirmed that they have received a request to potentially dismantle parts of a local bridge to allow passage for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos...


$5M in Renovations Outlined for NC Culture Center

In celebrating a 129-year milestone, officials from the Young Men Institute (YMI) Cultural Center in Asheville, North Carolina, have announced that the building is slated to receive $5 milli...


NV Venue Project Avoids Supply Chain Issues

According to reports, construction crews at the $1.9 billion MSG Sphere have yet to be plagued by ongoing supply chain issues. However, officials are preparing for potential problems as LED ...


Roof Materials Believed to Fuel Fire in OK

Last week, an unfinished apartment complex valued at more than $65 million in Oklahoma City was destroyed after its roof caught fire.


Hidden Mural Discovered Within WA Building

Shortly after launching remodeling efforts on their recently purchased, circa 1907 commercial building, couple Nick and Lisa Timm discovered a hidden mural more than 100 years old.


NYC Tower Tech Looks to Overcome Emission Targets

Crews working on an office development in New York City are working to incorporate sustainable technology to achieve LEED Platinum status and cut carbon emissions by avoiding fossil fuel sou...


Bangladesh Factory Collapse Trial Resumes

After more than five years of being halted while several defendants attempted to have their charges vacated, recent reports have indicated that the murder trial over the Bangladesh factory c...


White House Releases Infrastructure ‘Roadmap’

Earlier this week, the White House released the first edition of its Bipartisan Infrastructure Law guidebook that contains a comprehensive list of the more than 375 programs and available fu...


Painted Building Denied Retroactive Permission

The Covington Board of Architectural Review and Development (BOARD) in Kentucky recently denied retroactive permissions on a downtown building that had recently been painted black without fo...


Apple Campus Makes Headway in Austin

More than three years after announcing plans to construct a $1 billion office in northwest Austin, American multinational technology company Apple reports that crews have almost completed ph...


$1B Residential Program Announced in NY

Earlier this month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced nearly $1.4 billion in investments to preserve or construct 3,242 affordable, sustainable and supportive homes across the state.


Bids Open for MI Public Works Project

The City of Berkley is soliciting bids for improvements to the Department of Public Works office in Berkley, Michigan.


FL Mural Animates with Augmented Reality

In a project headed by Contemporary Art Space & Studio (CASS) and Water Street Tampa, officials commissioned Dutch artist Leon Keer to paint a new mural on the city’s East Cumberland Parking...


Amsterdam High-Rise Gets Intumescent Coating

Currently being constructed in the Overhoeks district of Amsterdam, the Y-Towers hotel and high-rise residential project was reported to recently receive an intumescent coating for improved ...


Over $1B in DIA Contract Changes Approved

The Denver City Council announced earlier this week that it has approved several contract amendments totaling $1.3 billion for Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project.


Building Museum Launches Climate Program

Late last year, The National Building Museum announced the launch of a new program series focused on three essential aspects of addressing climate change in the industry.


First 'Pandemic-Ready' FL Skyscraper Announced

Miami-based developer Royal Palm Companies has recently announced what it’s calling the world’s first “COVID-19-conscious” residential, hotel and medical center skyscraper.


NYC Mayor Shortlists JVs for $6B Jail Projects

In a press release issued last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced that they had reviewed and approved six teams to develo...


Designs Revealed for Nature-Integrated Resort

Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture and Saudi developers The Red Sea Development Company have recently revealed designs for a mountain resort in the wadi vistas of western Saudi Arabia.


$1.3M Spent on Repairs for MN Capitol

Officials from the Minnesota State Capitol Preservation Commission recently provided an update on ongoing $1.3 million decorative paint and plaster renovations, noting that humidity in the b...


$9.5B JFK Airport Expansion Plans Revealed

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had officially reached an agreement with a coalition of financial sponsors to complete ...


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Elevation Awards Winner: Renovation/Retrofit

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


$700 Million Bonds Approved for Denver Airport

Last week, the Denver City Council approved $700 million in bonds to the Denver International Airport to fund remaining improvement projects.


Cathedral Restoration Plans Reignite Controversy

After proposed changes were announced regarding restorations at the Notre Dame Cathedral, critics were reportedly outraged, relating the designs to world-renowned Walt Disney Parks.


World's Second Tallest Building Tops Out

Since launching construction five years ago, the Merdeka 118 skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has officially topped out at over 2,227 feet.


Los Angeles Mixed-Use Structure is Utilizing CLT

To avoid ongoing supply chain issues, Boston-based Shawmut Design and Construction has planned to use cross-laminated timber (CLT) for a mixed-use office building in Los Angeles.


Amazon HQ2 on Track for 2023 Completion

American multinational technology company Amazon recently invited reporters and local officials to the construction site of its HQ2 in Arlington, Virginia.


Phase One at Denver Airport Reaches Completion

Construction on Phase 1 of the Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project has recently reached completion after years of delays and budget issues.


UK Restorers Discover Rare Wall Paintings

Recently, restorers from The Landmark Trust discovered a collection of Elizabethan murals behind peeling paint and 19th-century plaster at a medieval manor in Yorkshire, England.


FL Art Museum Announces Renovation, Expansion

The Tampa Museum of Art Foundation recently announced plans for a nearly $70 million renovation and expansion at its downtown Tampa campus.


$3.4B Overhaul Finally Begins at CA Terminal

Work on a $3.4 billion construction overhaul has finally begun after the Federal Aviation Administration signed off on the San Diego International Airport’s Terminal 1 Final Environmental Im...


Tampa Airport Breaks Ground on $25M Project

In wake of private jet travel demands, Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Sheltair Aviation recently broke ground on a $25 million hanger and office project at the Tampa International Airport.


Researchers Look at Roman Tomb for Concrete Insight

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Utah have recently conducted research on a 2,050-year-old Roman tomb for insight into concrete resilience.


Metrolinx Rehabilitating Toronto Rouge River Bridge

Government of Ontario agency Metrolinx is scheduled to begin rehabilitation work—including cleaning and coating—this fall on the Rouge River Bridge.


Worker, Material Issues Plague Construction

In a report released late last month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has found that contractors in the commercial construction industry are witnessing a slowdown in post-pandemic recovery.


MIT Predicts Building Emissions, Outlines Solutions

A team of current and former MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) researchers have recently published a paper estimating emissions for all buildings slated to be constructed in the U.S. u...


New Product Announcement: Commercial Portfolio

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, has recently launched a new product portfolio for buildings and decorative applic...


Notre Dame Cathedral Secured for Restoration

Officials from the French government agency overseeing the reconstruction of France’s Notre Dame Cathedral have recently reported that efforts to secure the structure have reached competitio...


Boston Passes Building Emissions Ordinance

In a unanimous decision, the Boston City Council has recently approved a new ordinance, requiring all buildings larger than 20,000 square feet to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050.


Wright House Dodges Demolition

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, alongside local preservationists and Landmarks Illinois, were recently successful in preventing the demolition of Wright’s 1894 Fredrick Bagley H...


Elevation Awards Extends Nomination Deadline

The nomination deadline for the fifth annual Elevation Awards, Technology Publishing Co.'s commercial honors program, has been extended.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: FRSA Headquarters

In counting down to the nomination deadline (Oct. 1) for this year’s Elevation Awards, we will be featuring selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a glimpse of the competition. B...


CA Adopts Electric-Focused Building Codes

The California Energy Commission recently announced its adoption of the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code) for newly constructed and renovated buildings.


Bidding Open for OR City Office

The Oregon Department of Employment is accepting bids for capital improvements to its Baker City office.


September 11 Memorial Receives $2.5M Grant

At the beginning of the week, the National Park Service announced that it had awarded the National September 11 Memorial and Museum a $2.5 million 9/11 Memorial Act grant.


Bids Wanted for FL Airport Hangar Rehab

Monroe County, Florida, is accepting bids for the rehabilitation of airport storage hangars.


FAA Invests $766M for Sustainability, Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced earlier this week that it has awarded more than $766 million in grants “to build safer, more sustainable and...


NOLA Officials Pause $557M Contract

Last week, the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority voted to put on hold a $557 million contract for the renovation of its convention center.


$3.9B Deal Reached for JFK Terminal 6

On Tuesday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that it had reached an agreement with JFK Millennium Partners (including JetBlue Airways) to build the new international T...


Work Continues, Suits Begin Around Notre Dame

The global effort to reconstruct parts of the Notre Dame Cathedral is in full swing as a Washington, D.C., group recently announced it will be using 800-year-old building techniques to recon...


Rome Colosseum Tunnels Open to the Public

For the first time in its history, the area where gladiators and animals waited before combat—also known at the bowels—within Rome’s Colosseum opened to the public.


Pittsburgh Airport Microgrid Goes Live

Earlier this month, the Pittsburgh International Airport went live with its microgrid, which powers the entire facility with natural gas and solar energy. The Allegheny County Airport Author...


$2.1B AirTrain Approved for LaGuardia Project

A large piece of the puzzle has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for the LaGuardia Airport project—a $2 billion AirTrain.


Commissioners Approve $1B in Funding for LAX Work

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners unanimously approved to appropriate more than $1 billion in funding for the final and largest part of the $14.5 billion modernization of Los An...


Bids Wanted for San Diego Airport Work

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is accepting bids for airside improvements as part of its Airport Development Plan.


$170M Phase 2 of CO Airport Project Begins

Officials gathered last week for the groundbreaking of Phase 2 of the Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project.


Bids Wanted for UT Airport Restaurant Reno

The Ogden Hinckley Airport, in Ogden, Utah, is now accepting bids to remodel an interior restaurant.


PIT Awards $130.7M in Modernization Contracts

The Allegheny County Airport Authority recently approved $130.7 million in contracts for the Pittsburgh International Airport’s proposed $1.4 billion modernization plan.


USS COD Dry Docked for Repairs

After a 14-hour-long trip and a few bumps along the way, the World War II Submarine USS COD finally arrived in Erie, Pennsylvania, for dry docking and repairs.


Report: Decking Questioned at NOLA Hard Rock

Records recently obtained by WWL-TV show that a materials supplier for the NOLA Hard Rock project tried to warn those closer to the design that it needed more steel supports on the upper flo...


LAX Opens $1.73B West Gates Concourse

A new $1.73 billion concourse opened at the beginning of the week at Los Angeles International Airport. The 15 West Gates are part of a larger $14.5 billion modernization project at LAX.


PA to Put $10M Toward Airport Projects

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will invest $10 million in state grants for work in 12 Pennsylvania airports.


$1.5B NYC Convention Center Expansion Complete

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that construction is now complete on the $1.5 billion Jacob K. Javits Convention Center expansion.


Gehry-Designed Philly Museum Reno Now Open

Last week, the Philadelphia Museum of Art unveiled to the public new galleries and public spaces from a years-long renovation led by architect Frank Gehry.


Notre Dame Officials Tap AutoDesk for Tech, BIM

Building software firm Autodesk recently confirmed in a press release that it will be helping Notre Dame Cathedral officials with by contributing design and construction solutions to the reb...


EPA Exempts Copolymer in 3 States, Airports

Specialty polymers company Kraton Corporation recently announced that it has received an emergency exemption from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Section 18 of the Federal Ins...


JFK Project Adjusted, Approved at $1.5B

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners recently approved an agreement on key terms for an amended plan for the JFK International Airport. The terms were with De...


Historic MO Bridge Collapses

Last week, the Haskins Bridge, an historic bridge located at Jolly Mill Park near Pierce City, Missouri, collapsed into Capps Creek after a tree had fallen onto the structure.


Las Vegas Tunnel Completes Construction

Earlier this month, officials working on the new underground express transportation system beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center announced that construction on the project had reached comp...


NOLA Taps Developer for $1B Mixed-Use Project

The $1 billion project next to New Orleans’ existing convention now has a team in place as the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall has tapped River District Neighborhood Investors L...


$500M Academy Museum Announces Open Date

Having reached completion after undergoing a series of historical restorations, renovations and new construction totaling nearly $500 million, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los An...


Tokyo Store Gets Pearlescent Facade

For a second time, Japanese studio Jun Aoki & Associates has designed and installed a unique facade over a Louis Vuitton storefront in Tokyo. The designer boutique is located within Tokyo’s ...


Report: Commercial Contractors Optimistic

The first-quarter report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index has been released, and the data reveals that contractors are growing more optimistic about their outl...


Space Hotel to Launch Construction in 2026

Large scale space construction company Orbital Assembly (Alta Loma, California) has announced its plans to construct the world’s first-ever space hotel during a recent virtual event on its Y...


FL Airport Seeks Bids for Terminal, Office Building

The Naples Airport Authority in Naples, Florida, is seeking bids for the improvement of the aviation terminal and office building.


PIT to Release Bid Packages Next Month

Officials at the Pittsburgh International Airport released a statement last week saying that crews are now ready to move forward with the next phase of the Terminal Modernization Program.


Victorian Building Facade Uncovered in OH

During a renovation project on the 600 block of Race in the Central Business District in Cincinnati, crews from non-profit real estate development company 3CDC discovered a second building w...


CA Seeks Bids for Historic House Repairs

The California Department of Parks and Recreation in Sacramento, California, is seeking bids for the repair of the “First Brick House.” The building was erected in 1847 and was the first bri...


Streets to Reopen Around NOLA Hard Rock Demo

The $8.4 million demolition at the Hard Rock Hotel site in New Orleans is reaching milestones, with estimations now set for the reopening of adjacent streets.


Rome Colosseum to Get Retractable Floor

To give visitors an idea of what Rome’s Colosseum arena was once like—from the perspective of a gladiator that is—Italy’s government is seeking bids from engineers to rebuild the floor and r...


Bids Needed for Historic PA Bridge Rehab

Lehigh County is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Manasses Guth Covered Bridge located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Finalists Named for Historic MN Bridge

Last week, reports indicated that only four communities remained in a fight to claim and reuse a historic bridge from southern Minnesota.


Notre Dame Officials Look to Lasers for Cleaning

Progress is continuing at the Notre Dame Cathedral, where a fire ravaged the 850-year-old structure in April 2019.


NE Commission Seeks Bids for Cabin Upgrades

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska, is seeking bids for the upgrade of its cabins.


AIA Adopts New Rules for Justice Facility Design

Earlier this month, the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors adopted new rules into the association’s Code of Ethics.


$1.5B MO Airport Project Completion Date Set

Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project officially has its targeted completion date, according to Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas.


Six Lanes Reopen on Arlington Memorial Bridge

After a two-year-long, $227 million rehabilitation project, six lanes of traffic were reopened slightly ahead of schedule on the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington D.C.


Construction Begins on $2.3B NYC Office Tower

Despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has decreased the demand for office space across the country, specifically reducing the occupancy of Manhattan office towers by 85%, developers...


CO Airport Reveals $170M Phase 2 Plan

Officials for the Denver International Airport have released a scaled-down $170 million Phase 2 plan to finish the Great Hall terminal renovation.


LAX Officials Say Work Could Finish Early

Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, alongside local airport officials, announced that work to modernize and upgrade Los Angeles International Airport Terminals 2, 3, and the Tom Brad...


CA City Gas Ban Impacts Building Construction

On Tuesday (Nov. 17), San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a new city ordinance, banning the use natural gas or other fossil fuels in all new residential and commercial bu...


National Museum of US Army Opens

In celebrating Veteran’s Day last week, the National Museum of the United States Army officially opened its doors to the public for the first time. According to NMUSA, the museum is the firs...


Miami's Largest Underground Garage Gets Started

Miami’s deepest and most expensive underground parking garage is making its way into the city as crews prep the area for the three-level subterranean basement and the 47-story luxury tower t...


Terminal B at $8B LaGuardia Project Nearly Complete

Work is continuing at the $8 billion LaGuardia International Airport project at LaGuardia Gateway Partners recently released a Fall 2020 update for the $4 billion Terminal B.


Smart Building Ratings Program Launches

Billed as the world’s first comprehensive and objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings, the SPIRE Smart Buildings Program has recently made its debut.


Baltimore Penn Station Plans Redevelopment

Despite dips in ridership revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, Amtrak has since announced it will be moving forward with the renovation of Baltimore’s historic Penn Station and recently ...


DOE Announces $80M in Energy Funding

Recently, the United States Department of Energy announced an $80 million 2020 funding opportunity for its Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) program.


Bids Wanted for MD Detention Center Addition

Calvert County, in Prince Frederick, Maryland, is seeking bids for the addition of a program space to the Calvert County Detention Center.


PA Bridge Plaques Found, Restored

At the end of September, the Donora Historical Society in Donora, Pennsylvania, made a shocking discovery whilst searching through salvaged remains and relics from previous building demoliti...


Heatherwick Proposes Design for 'Floating' Park

Earlier this month, London-based Heatherwick Studio revealed design plans for a proposed flood-resistant ecological park in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood.


JV Contract Awarded for $2.3B San Diego Airport

The joint venture of New York City-based Turner Construction and Broomfield, Colorado-based Flatiron Construction recently announced that it has been awarded a contract to build the new $2.2...


Small Fire Breaks Out at NOLA Hard Rock Site

A fire broke out Monday morning (Sept. 28) at the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans where workers are currently carrying out an $8.4 million demolition plan.


FAA Awards $335M in Infrastructure Grants

Late last week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced that the Trump Administration is awarding $335 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Feder...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Charleston Aquarium

With the extended deadline just announced for the third annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 9) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


Airport Work Halted for 200 Mammoth Skeletons

Workers at a Mexico City construction site have discovered some big findings that are causing repeated pauses in construction of the new Santa Lucia airport.


USDOT Announces $1.2B in FAA Grants

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced last week that $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants are being awarded through the Federal Aviation Administratio...


Bids Wanted for MA Historic House Painting

The Department of the Interior, National Park Service located in Quincy, Massachusetts, is seeking bids for the complete painting of the North and West sides of the Adam Beale House. The hou...


Denver Taps New Firm for Convention Center

The city of Denver has selected a new firm to finish the $233 million Colorado Convention Center Project. The expansion has been plagued with an alleged bid-rigging scheme for the past few y...


Council Steps In for MO Airport Subcontractor

After a dispute erupted around a potential out-of-state subcontractor for Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project, the job has been awarded to a different, local co...


Final Body Removed from NOLA Hard Rock

The third and final body has been removed from the New Orleans Hard Rock construction site, 10 months after the structure partially collapsed.


1 Body Recovered from NOLA Hard Rock

The remains have been recovered from one of the workers who were trapped in the New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel, which partially collapsed more than 10 months ago.


Bid Conflicts Arise at $1.5B MO Airport Project

More debate has been raised around Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project and the hiring choices made by developer Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate.


FAA Awards $273M in Airport Project Grants

Over $273 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants have recently been awarded to various airports across the country, according to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.


UK Suspension Bridge Celebrates Bicentenary

The Union Chain Bridge—a 200-year-old link between Scotland and England over the River Tweed—celebrated its bicentenary last week with an international historic civil engineering landmark de...


Microgrid Project Underway for Pittsburgh Airport

Construction had begun on what officials are calling a “first-of-its-kind” electrical microgrid for the Pittsburgh International Airport. According to the Allegheny County Airport Authority,...


Bids Wanted for OR Correctional Facility

The Oregon Department of Corrections in Umatilla, Oregon, is seeking bids for a building addition. The Two Rivers Correctional Institution, where this project takes place, is located 100 yar...


$8.5B O'Hare Project Faces Pandemic Worries

The $8.5 billion Chicago O’Hare International Airport expansion work is the latest to come under the microscope amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Notre Dame Work to Restore Latest Spire

French President Emmanuel Macron has officially dropped the unpopular idea of building a modern spire atop a restored Notre Dame Cathedral.


Denver Airport Launches Public Dashboard

Now that some of the turmoil has settled over the Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project, the entity has created a dashboard so that the public can see the status, project and bud...


CA Authority to Consider Musk Tunnel Project

A transportation authority in California has reportedly halted rail system analyses in order to instead evaluate an unsolicited tunnel proposal from Elon Musk for a project involving the Ont...


Cuomo Opens New LaGuardia Terminal

Late last week Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled the brand-new Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, the project’s biggest milestone to date in the ongoing $8 billion renovation work, which includes the...


Ingalls Shipbuilding Reopens East Bank Facility

Earlier this month, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced that it had completed the reactivation of Pier Four on the east bank of the Pascagoula River in Pas...


Tampa Airport Latest to Halt Construction Plans

The $906 million construction plans for Tampa International Airport could be the next big project on the chopping block due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting drop in air travel traffic.


Bids Wanted for CA Hangar Improvements

The Antelope Valley Community College District in Palmdale, California, is seeking bids for the improvement of the Fox Field Hangar.


Workers Start Dismantling Scaffold at Notre Dame

Work has officially begun on dismantling the melting scaffolding surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral. The process reportedly began on Monday, with crews working to take down 200 tons of met...


Firms Create Porcelain Church in Norway

Architect Espen Surnevik and firm Trodahl Architects collaborated to design a porcelain-covered church in the city of Porsgrunn, Norway.


CO Airport Gets Contract Extensions, Robots

Denver City Council signed off recently on airport officials’ proposal to accelerate with the Denver International Airport project by approving an increase to the budget of $560 million.


FL Airport Project Sees $371M Funding Cut

Officials with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority have officially sliced into the budget for the Orlando International Airport’s South Terminal project in light of the COVID-19 pandemic ...


Notre Dame Work Resumes Post Pandemic Pause

Restoration work has resumed and COVID-19 protocols have been put in place at the Notre Dame Cathedral site. Although officials are still standing by the initial time frame, a decision on th...


$8B LaGuardia Project to Get Fast-Tracked

The state government and airlines are in agreement as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans for a “supercharged” reopening of New York City, which involves a fast-track for multiple inf...


Demolition Begins at NOLA Hard Rock Site

The multi-phase demolition of the collapsed Hard Rock New Orleans hotel and its surrounding buildings is now underway as officials expedited approvals to get the project going ahead of hurri...


$1.1B Pittsburgh Airport Revamp Put on Hold

The $1.1 billion overhaul for the Pittsburgh International Airport is officially on hold indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to officials.


Officials Propose Denver Airport Contract Extensions

Officials involved with the Denver International Airport’s airport renovation have reportedly requested Denver’s City Council to consider five contract amendments that would increase the cur...


Atari Plans Video Game-Themed Hotels

Consumer brand and entertainment company Atari announced earlier this year a year with GSD Group to acquire the rights to build video game-theme Atari Hotels across the United States.


FAA Awards $1.187B in Grants to US Airports

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced late last week that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration is awarding $1.187 billion in airport safety ...


Second Settlement Announced in CO Bid-Rigging

Late last week, a second settlement was reached in the alleged bid-rigging scheme on the $233 million Colorado Convention Center Project.


University Offers New Urban Construction Degree

Recently, the University of New Orleans (UNO) announced that it would be offering a new bachelor’s degree program in urban construction management, beginning in the fall of 2020.


Strange Odor Sparks Concern in Calgary

Over the weekend, Calgary Fire Department officials were summoned to investigate a pungent smell after receiving nearly 100 complaints—78 calls alone last Friday (April 24)—from the northeas...


DC Awards Contract for Temp Patient Space

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last week that the administration has issued a design-build contract to Hensel Phelps Construction Co. to convert the Walter E. Washington Con...


Bids Wanted for VA Neighborhood Center

The City of Lynchburg, Virginia, is seeking bids for the renovation of the Fairview Neighborhood Center. The Fairview Neighborhood Center hosts numerous programs for residents of all ages in...


Rehabilitation Proposal Released for WV Bridge

The West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways (WVDOH) in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has released a proposal for the rehabilitation of...


Notre Dame Target Remains Despite Delays

One year after a fire ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral, officials are saying that, while it’s still possible to get the repairs done by 2024, it has been a struggle to keep construction on t...


$52.5M Vegas People-Mover on Track Despite Cuts

According to officials, both the $52.5 million underground people-mover project and the $980.3million West Hall expansion for the Las Vegas Convention Center are on track, despite budget cut...


NC Artist Paints COVID-19 Message

Reported late last month, local muralist Ian Wilkinson and Ishmael completed a collaboration project in Asheville, North Carolina, on an historic silo in the town’s River Arts District.


$1.3M Settlement Reached in CO Bid-Rigging

In an agreement announced earlier this week, construction company M.A. Mortenson Co. settled with the state of Colorado on charges that alleged bid-rigging on the $233 million Colorado Conve...


OSHA Fines 11 Firms for NOLA Hard Rock

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited and fined 11 firms in connection with the partial collapse of New Orleans’ Hard Rock Hotel last fall that killed three workers.


Annual Airport Student Design Competition Open

Fentress Architects (Denver) recently opened up its annual Fentress Global Challenge, an annual international student design competition that “represents an extraordinary exploration into th...


Concrete Pour Starts at Vegas Convention Center

Construction at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s $980 million expansion has started pouring 600,000 square feet of concrete flooring for the main exhibit hall.


AASHTO Seeks Funding for COVID-19 Shortfalls

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently inked a letter to Congressional leaders seeking support for the creation of a fiscal “backstop” for t...


Superstition Surrounds ‘Dog Suicide Bridge’

There’s a 19th-century bridge in Dumbarton, Scotland, called the Overtoun Bridge, however, over the years the structure has become more popularly known as the “dog suicide bridge.”


Denver Airport to Pay $183M in Settlement

Denver International Airport has announced that it has settled all claims with Great Hall Partners, the first that was originally contracted in the public-private partnership for the $1.8 bi...


1 Accused in NOLA Hard Rock Collapse Resigns

One of two inspectors who were suspended without pay last month for allegedly falsifying inspection reports for the New Orleans’ Hard Rock Hotel has resigned.


CO Journal Sues Airport Authority Over Records

In the latest of a slew of updates on Denver International Airport’s now $770 million renovation, the Denver Business Journal reported that it has filed a public-records lawsuit against DIA.


Denver Airport Official Talks Developer Debacle

The CEO for the Denver International Airport, Kim Day, has done an about-face in a recent “mea culpa” detailing all of the missteps in the massive Denver International Airport’s now $770 mil...


Bridge Design Revealed for Sacramento

Last month, city and state officials from Sacramento, California unveiled the official bridge design a new crossing which will provide connection over the Sacramento Railyards and West Sacra...


2 Inspectors Suspended Amid NOLA Hard Rock Reports

According to reports, New Orleans officials have suspended two building inspectors after allegations surfaced that they falsified reports for the Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans project, just mo...


Cuomo Announces $3.8B Project at JFK

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reached an agreement on terms with Delta Air Lines for work on JFK International Air Terminal...


RFQs Issued for Rikers Island Replacement Project

Last week, the New York City Department of Design and Construction issued a Request for Qualifications for design-build teams interested in constructing the four new jails that are slated to...


$770M CO Airport Work to Resume with New GC

Denver City Council’s Business, Arts, Workforce and Aviation Services Committee voted unanimously last week to approve a $195 million construction management and general contracting services...


$50M Contract Awarded for MN Bridge Rehab

Lunda Construction Co.—a subsidiary of Tutor Perini Corp.—has been recently awarded a $50 million contract for the rehabilitation of the historic 10th Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis.


NOLA Council to Investigate Hard Rock Collapse

Last week, the New Orleans City Council unanimously voted to form a special committee that will hold hearings on the October 2019 collapse of the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel as well a...


$8.5B O'Hare Project Inks Another Contract

Officials for the $8.5 billion Chicago O’Hare International Airport expansion recently announced that they have officially inked the contract with design firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill.


$1.8B WA Convention Center Work Underway

Construction is well underway on the $1.8 billion expansion to Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center.


Concrete Sensors Used in London Airport Project

Contractors with United Kingdom company BAM Nuttall are utilizing what is being billed as the first commercial machine-learning program for concrete.


Demolition Scheduled for NOLA Hard Rock

On Friday (Jan. 3), New Orleans city officials announced a demolition schedule for the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel. The demolition is slated to take place in December 2020, more than...


Future of Notre Dame Still Unknown

According to reports late last month, the rector of Notre Dame Cathedral has said that the landmark is so fragile, that there’s a 50% chance that it might not be saved.


Institute Seeks Net-Zero Entries for Database

The New Buildings Institute recently announced a call for project submissions for its Getting to Zero Buildings Database from designers, builders, developers and owners of zero energy and lo...


FL Seeking Bids for Parking Garage Rehab

The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority in Tampa, Florida, is seeking bids for its short-term parking garage rehabilitation project.


NOLA Hard Rock Won’t Get Implosion

After meeting with New Orleans officials, Hard Rock Hotel developer 1031 Canal Development LLC, announced a new conventional demolition plan for the partially collapsed structure.


$233M CO Convention Center Narrows Bids

Although the Colorado Convention Center is still months away from finalizing a new design-build contractor for its $233 million expansion project, leading bidders have been announced for a s...


$1B New Orleans Terminal Opens

The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Aviation Board announced the official opening of a new $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) last month. ...


Washington Monument Opens New Visitor Center

After concluding a three-year-long renovation, the Washington Monument has opened back up to the public and includes a new 1,000-square-foot Visitor Screening facility.


Great Hall Blames DIA for Reno Issues

Recently, former Ferrovial-led consortium Great Hall Partners circulated a 248-page document recounting how Denver International Airport officials’ change orders negatively affected the reno...


London Development Features 'Living Wall'

Architecture and interior design firm Sheppard Robson (London) released renderings last month of what will become the mixed-use Citicape House.


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$1.5B KCI Terminal Timeline Moved Up

An update on Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project has revealed that the timeline has been moved up and that work is running on budget and ahead of schedule.


Cost of Mexico's Scrapped Airport Reaches $9B

After scrapping the construction of a Texcoco, Mexico-based international airport last year, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s (AMLO) project cancellation costs are adding up and are l...


Hong Kong Boasts Skyscraper Church

Worship in Hong Kong has reached new heights after a firm designed a space for the Wesleyan House Methodist International Church that consisted of a 21-story high-rise.


Amazon HQ2 Will Aim to Reach LEED Platinum

Almost a year to the date when Arlington, Virginia, was selected to be home to a new Amazon Headquarters (HQ2), Arlington officials are now requesting that the facility go beyond its intende...


Port Covington Project Underway in Baltimore

The first phase of Port Covington’s riverfront mixed-use development project in South Baltimore is reported to be in full swing, three years after city officials approved public financing.


Full Demo for NOLA Hard Rock Planned

Although the bodies of two deceased workers remain in the rubble of the partially collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel, Mayor LaToya Cantrell reported that the city is preparing for a full ...


Historic Japanese Castle Destroyed in Fire

Last Thursday (Oct. 31), a fire broke out around 2:40 a.m. at the Shuri Castle in Naha, Japan, resulting in the loss of several buildings on the World Heritage site.


Renderings for Obama Presidential Center Revealed

New renderings of what will become the Obama Presidential Center were revealed by The Obama Foundation during the third annual Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago.


Victims of Hard Rock Collapse File Suits

As a result of the partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, multiple lawsuits have been filed in civil court against the project’s construction leaders and other involved part...


$980M Vegas Convention Center Project Hits Halfway

Late last month, officials with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced that construction on the convention center’s $980.3 million expansion has reached the halfway mark.


NY, NJ Approve $4.5B for Airport Projects

Last week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Board of Commissioners approved the investment of approximately $4.5 billion for projects that aim to accommodate the continued rec...


Skybridges to Connect Buenos Aires Towers

Earlier this month, Consultatio Real Estate and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP released renderings for a Buenos Aires-based waterfront office building, Catalinas Rio.


NOLA Works on Hard Rock Demo, Cranes

Last weekend, crews carried out demolition services for two damaged cranes that remained at the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans.


CO Airport Struggles to End Partnership

The breakup procedure continues to draw out between the Denver International Airport and its $1.8 billion public-private partnership with Great Hall Partners over issues within the airport’s...


Work to Begin on Melted Notre Dame Scaffolding

Officials have now said that the 50,000 metal tubes that make up the scaffolding around the Notre-Dame Cathedral will begin to be dismantled in the coming weeks.


Report: JV Withheld Info for $1.5B KCI Bid

According to a report by the Kansas City Star, the winning bidder of Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport Project, Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate, failed to dis...


Beijing’s Daxing International Airport Opens

Just days before celebrating China’s 70th National Day, Chinese President Xi Jinping led the official inauguration of the Zaha Hadid-designed Daxing International Airport.


Twisting Bridge Serves as Art Gallery

Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has recently completed a twisting bridge that doubles as a museum within the Kistefos Museum and Sculpture Park in Jevnaker, Norway.


San Jose Sets Strict Large-City Emission Codes

In a unanimous vote by San Jose City Council last month, the city has agreed to adopt new building sustainability standards, also known as “reach codes.”


Proposals Shared for Poland-Based Airport

In developing plans for a new Poland-based airport, slated to be known as “Centralny Port Komunikacyjny” or the “Solidarity Transport Hub,” airport planners have solicited nine architecture ...


Travel Company to Launch North Pole Igloos

A Finnish luxury travel company is taking igloos to the next level with a new experience for travelers at the North Pole.


Gehry-Designed PA Art Museum Entrance Revealed

Just two years after the groundbreaking of Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Core Project, doors of the new Frank Gehry-designed entrance have finally been opened.


Wright-Designed Home Suffers Fire Damage

Reported last month, a Cincinnati-based, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home caught fire, resulting in roughly $100,000 in damages—a sixth of the home's total value.


San Francisco Announces Renewable Energy Plan

Earlier this week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that will transition private commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet and larger to 100% renewabl...


CO Airport Commits to $770M Budget

After the termination of the $1.8 billion private-public partnership contract with Great Hall Partners over the Jeppesen Terminal renovation at Denver International Airport, updates to the p...


$1.3B NY Arena Gets Construction Approval

Reported last month, members of New York’s Empire State Development Board announced a unanimous vote approving the construction of a $1.3 billion arena and entertainment complex in Belmont P...


New Renderings Released for $1.5M MO Airport

The development team for Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport terminal project recently released a small project update along with brand new renderings of the final goal...


UK Residents Evacuated Over Material Concerns

Residents living in a Hoxton, London-based housing block have recently been instructed to evacuate their homes within 12 months due to an installation issue.


Seattle's Rainier Square Tower Tops Out

Just ten months after the project began, the 850-square-foot Rainier Square Tower in Seattle has reportedly topped out, thanks to its radical composite steel framing system, otherwise known ...


Fired Contractor Claims $1B Needed for CO Airport

Not long after the Denver International Airport decided to end its public-private partnership with Great Hall Partners for terminal renovations, the contractors released documents showing th...


Skyscraper Now Officially Seattle's Second Tallest

After two years of construction, the Rainier Square Tower has officially become Seattle’s second tallest skyscraper in the city. The $370 million tower is slated to top out later this month,...


Design for Temporary Notre Dame Structure Revealed

Architecture and design firm Gensler recently unveiled its rendition of a temporary place of worship to be constructed in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral.


RFI Issued for $13B JFK Central Hub

Earlier this month, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a Request for Information made by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the design and development of JFK Central.


Houston to Get ‘Skylawn’ Development

Developed by Lovett Commercial and designed by Luxigon and Dutch architecture firm OMA, renderings for POST Houston have recently been revealed for the city’s new mixed-used development.


Another Contract Inked for O'Hare Project

Another contract has been finalized for the massive $8.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport.


U.S. DOT Announces $477M in Grants to Airports

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced last week that the Department of Transportation will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants.


Wright Buildings Added to World Heritage List

Earlier this week, several works from famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright were recognized and added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.


Part of $8B LaGuardia Work to Open in Fall

New York City’s $8 billion LaGuardia Airport overhaul will soon see a major milestone: According to the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the first new Delta terminal concourse (one of four) will...


Denver Airport Renovation Delayed, Again

In the Great Hall Partners’ most recent report—a consortium of companies performing the $650 million renovation of Jeppesen Terminal at Denver International Airport—it has been announced tha...


Hudson Yards Developer Plans Canada Project

Planned for downtown Toronto, Oxford Properties Group—the developer behind New York City’s Hudson Yards—is working on a C$3.5 billion ($2.7 billion) mixed-use complex.


New York Approves Climate Leadership Bill

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached an agreement to pass Senate Bill S6599, which sets a net-zero emissions economy goal by 2050.


Dow, USGBC Launch Carbon Challenge

The Dow Chemical Company and the United States Green Building Council recently announced via press release that the companies would be co-initiating an inaugural Carbon Challenge Award.


Designs Revealed for Uber Skyports

At Uber’s third Elevate Summit—an annual immersive event which convenes leaders from across academia, industry, government, policy and technology—16 designs from eight different architecture...


Phoenix Airport Approves $5.7B Plan

A 20-year plan for Sky Harbor’s International Airport has been unanimously approved by the Phoenix City Council in a 9-0 vote.


$107M Contract Awarded for Rikers Island Project

Joint venture AECOM and Hill International have been recently awarded a $107.4 million contract by the New York Department of Design and Construction for the program and project management o...


$1.1B Pittsburgh Airport Overhaul Full Steam Ahead

Plans for Pittsburgh International Airport’s $1.1 billion overhaul are moving forward with several contracts awarded and the Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO going on record to say tha...


Wright House Reassembled in PA Park

Workers have recently concluded the reconstruction of Frank Lloyd Wright’s RW Lindholm House in Acme, Pennsylvania—about 1,000 miles from where it was originally built.


Underground Tank Plans for Skate Park Top

On Monday, Virginia Beach, Virginia-based Woodstock Park closed its doors to visitors for the installation of a 5.2-million-gallon underground wastewater storage tank, slated to be topped wi...


Multiple Contracts Awarded for O'Hare Project

The city of Chicago signed contracts last week for the $8.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport inking the design team and three construction manager-at-risk.


Bill Stops Notre Dame Reconstruction Innovation

The French Senate has passed a bill that would require the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt to its “last known visual state,” a move that pushes back against proposed innovation for...


Snowflake Design Revealed for China Airport

Beijing-based architecture firm MAD Architects has released renderings for Harbin Taiping International Airport’s Terminal 3 project in Northern China, evoking the region’s landscape of snow...


DOE Announces $33.5M in Energy Funding

The United States Department of Energy has recently announced that through an Advanced Building Construction with Energy-Efficient Technologies and Practices Funding Opportunity, it will be ...


JV Tapped for Final Phase of $1.4B Vegas Project

A contractor has been recommended for the final phase of Las Vegas’ $1.4 billion convention center expansion and renovation project.


Seattle Arena Renovation Price Jumps to $930M

The price tag on Seattle’s Center Arena has been bumped up yet again—this time to $900-930 million with a pushed back start date.


June Start Date Announced for $3.8B Mexico Airport

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced at a recent news conference a June target date for construction to start on the new 72 billion peso ($3.8 billion) Felipe Angeles Air...


Greenhouse Proposed for Notre Dame Roof

In the wake of Notre Dame Cathedral’s devastating fire, Paris-based architects Studio NAB have submitted a design proposing a greenhouse and educational apiary to sit upon the damaged landma...


NYC Passes Green Roof Bill

Last week, the New York City council approved a package of bills and resolutions intended for radical energy efficient improvements.


Chicago Approves $1.6B in Subsidies

Earlier this month, the Chicago City Council approved a tax increment financing plan for $1.6 billion in subsidies for the Lincoln Yards and “The 78” in order to unlock both developments' po...


Reno Needed at CO Recreation Center

The City of Lafayette is seeking contractors to perform remodeling of the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center atrium located in Lafayette, Colorado.


Canadian City Eyes Marking Water Tank as Historic

The City of Winnipeg is currently considering naming a 101-year-old brick surge tank as a historic resource, according to reports. The proposal is in part a move to preserve the evolution of...


Fire Consumes Notre Dame Cathedral

On Monday evening, flames engulfed the more than 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, destroying the spire and nearly two-thirds of the roof.


CO $233M Convention Center Bids Again

Just over a week ago (April 1) the city of Denver posted a solicitation for companies or teams interested in providing design-build services for the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Proj...


Hong Kong Plans $79B Artificial Island

The Hong Kong government has recently announced its plans to build what will be one of the world’s largest artificial islands.The Lantau Vision Tomorrow scheme is slated to ease the territor...


PLAs to be Used for $3B CA Airport Reno

The $3 billion San Diego International Terminal 1 project—the airport’s largest ever—will officially be under the rules of project labor agreements as the San Diego Regional Airport Authorit...


'Leaning' NY High-Rise Sparks Lawsuit

Italy-based general contractor for the Seaport condominium project, Pizzarotti LLC, has recently filed a lawsuit against Fortis Property Group LLC (Brooklyn, New York).


PA Architects Design 'Largest' Esports Arena

Comcast Spectator and The Cordish Cos. have announced the design plans for a $50 million Philadelphia-based esports arena.


Designs to Replace 108-Year-Old Bridge

Concept renderings of the replacement I Street Bridge in Sacramento, California have been released by San Francisco-based architectural firm, T.Y. Lin International.


Preservation Group Nears Owning MO Bridge

A Missouri-based bridge preservation group is one step closer to owning a span that was originally slated for demolition, according to reports. What remains is raising funds for rehabilitati...


$2.2B DC Wharf Kicks Off Phase Two

Last Saturday (March 30) Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington D.C. held a community celebration to kick off Phase Two of The Wharf’s construction in Southwest D.C.


Firm Tapped for $2.2B Piece of O'Hare Project

The architecture team that will be responsible for leading the design of the bulk of O’Hare International Airport’s $8.5 billion expansion program has been named.


Construction Starts for $1.5B MO Terminal Project

Ground was finally broken for construction on Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport terminal project.


Construction Begins on $1B O'Hare Expansion

Chicago officials celebrated last week the groundbreaking of the $1.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 5—just one piece of the massive $8.5 billion “O’Hare 21” re...


Painted UK Hall Reopens after $11M Renovation

After a two-year conservation project, the Greenwich Painted Hall, dubbed by some as the “Sistine Chapel of the UK” is reopening its doors to the public.


Glass Facade Outlines Paris Restoration

Almost 8 years after architecture firm SANAA (Tokyo, Japan) released its renderings for the redesign of la Samaritaine (Paris, France), a completion date is finally in sight.


MO Kicks Off $1.5B Terminal Project with Ceremony

Just over a month since the Kansas City International Airport reached a price agreement on the $1.5 billion terminal building, a celebration has been planned.


FL Hard Rock Delivers Guitar-Shaped Hotel

After unveiling the plans for the design of the $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in 2017, a date for completion is in sight.


Boujee $18M Bunker for Sale in NV

An $18 million mansion is on the market in Las Vegas. Only two miles east from the Strip and totaling 14,620 square feet, this 1970s-themed home is anything but ordinary.


Historic ME Bridge to be Replaced

The Falls Bridge of Blue Hill, Maine, is scheduled to be replaced by an enhanced girder bridge, due to the old structure reaching the end of its intended lifespan.


Painting Needed at KY Courthouse

Kenton County is soliciting bids for the exterior coating of the Independence Courthouse in Park Hills, Kentucky.


Work Could Begin Soon on $2B MO Airport Project

Plans are moving forward for Missouri’s nearly $2 billion Kansas City International Airport project and construction could start as early as April, according to reports.


Designs Released for $1.1B PA Airport Project

Earlier this week the Allegheny County Airport Authority Board of Directors approved a concept design for the estimated $1.1 billion overhaul of Pittsburgh International Airport.


CO Airport Project Delayed Over Concrete Issue

Work at the Denver International Airport is facing what could be a 10-month delay after finding that the concrete in the main floor is weaker than expected.


CA Town Celebrates Bridge's 100th Birthday

The town of Folsom, California, is celebrating its historic Rainbow Bridge turning 100 years old with 100 days of events, including an exhibit dedicated to the structure, a bridge design con...


Mexican President Talks New Airport Terminal

At an event earlier this week Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador briefly described plans for the country’s main airport, saying that it will get a third terminal.


Parks Authority Officially Objects to Holocaust Memorial

The run-around surrounding David Adjaye’s Holocaust Memorial plans continues as London’s Royal Parks authority, the charity that manages the Parks, has officially objected to the Adjaye Asso...


FAA Updates Specs to Include Precast Concrete

The Federal Aviation Administration recently updated is “Standard Specifications for Construction of Airports” advisory circular, which now contains language for precast concrete.


City Votes to Demolish Historic NC Water Tower

The future of Loray Mill, North Carolina’s historic water tank has been decided: Earlier this month, Gastonia leaders voted to have the structure demolished, an act that comes with a $225,00...


$375M Vegas Project Takes Shape in Big Picture

Construction is moving right along for the $375 million Caesars Forum conference center, which is located on the Las Vegas Strip. According to reports, the first steel truss was set in place...


Controversy over Holocaust Memorial Continues

Designer Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates is speaking out against criticism of his controversial designs for the Holocaust Memorial in Westminster.


Golden Gate Bridge Foundations to be Inspected

The foundations of San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge are due to be inspected in the next few months, and officials expect a clean bill of health for the bridge component.


Out-Bid Firm Still Fighting for KCI Airport Job

Political tension is still prominent in the $2 billion terminal project for Missouri’s Kansas City International Airport. Most recently, one of the developers who lost the bid on the project...


Historic Detroit Bridge Collapses, None Injured

Detroit’s iconic Packard Plant pedestrian bridge collapsed Wednesday (Jan. 23). No one was injured, though the street that runs through the ruin was covered with debris. The collapse has lar...


Shortlist Designs for O'Hare Project Revealed

Plans for the massive $8.5 billion expansion project at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport have taken another step forward as the shortlist of architects have all released their first ta...


Debate Surrounds Mackintosh Building Reno

The Scottish Parliament’s Culture Committee met recently to continue investigating last June’s devastating fire at the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building turning its focus on the fa...


SC Airport Looking at Multiple Projects in 2019

South Carolina’s Charleston International Airport is on the books for four projects this year—just two years after the completion of its $200 million overhaul—with sights set on even more de...


Old Tappan Zee Bridge Gets Demolition Date

What remains of the old Tappan Zee Bridge will be demolished on Saturday (Jan. 12), according to reports. Explosive charges will be used on the structure’s vertical support columns along the...


Firm Tapped for $310M Phoenix Airport Project

A general contractor has been tapped for the new $310 million concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.


Wright Buildings Re-Nominated for Heritage List

Eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings have been submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage List, according to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.


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Silver Bridge Collapse Memorialized with Mural

A mural memorializing the 51st anniversary of the collapse of the Silver Bridge, located in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, is to be dedicated this weekend.


Historic GA Bridge Nearly Struck Again

A protective barrier placed near a historic covered bridge, located in Smyrna, Georgia, crossing Nickajack Creek, was struck on Dec. 4, for the 12th time this year, according to reports.


Scope of New KCI Airport Now Under Question

Officials surrounding the new terminal at Missouri’s Kansas City International Airport are taking another look at the project’s scope as the work awaits approval of its environmental review ...


Group Sues to Block Historic PA Bridge Replacement

An environmental protection group recently sued to stop the replacement of a historic bridge in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, citing the belief that the span can be reopened for traffic, its o...


Chicago Reveals Shortlist for $8.5B Airport Project

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced the shortlist for the teams vying for the $8.5 billion O’Hare 21 Terminal Expansion Project at O’Hare International Airport.


KCI Terminal Project Balloons in Cost, Size

Missouri’s Kansas City International Airport could be facing another bout of turbulence as the project balloons in both size and cost: The current plan has grown about 40 percent in square f...


Historic WWII-Era Bridge to be Replaced

The last remaining through-truss bridge between the Canadian border and Anchorage, Alaska, dating back to sometime between 1943 and 1944, is currently being demolished. Construction of the n...


New $13B Mexico City Airport Officially Scrapped

Mexico City’s new $13.3 billion airport—which is about one-third complete—is officially scrapped following a public referendum which ended in 70 percent voting to cancel construction.


Historic TX Bridge Named After Local Ghosts

Lone Wolf Bridge, located in San Angelo, Texas, is well-known locally for being both haunted and home to a wealth of history. The 152-foot-long metal truss bridge, a 1922 rebuild originally ...


Cuomo Announces Details on $13B JFK Project

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently released updates to his vision for the $13 billion John F. Kennedy International Airport revamp project.


Report: Silver Line Garage is Sinking

Already plagued with problems, the D.C. Metro's Silver Line project, more formally known as the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, is now up against another issue: A garage being built as pa...


FL Convention Center Proposal Tops $1B

To revitalize dead zones along Bay Street in Jacksonville, Florida, three firms have submitted proposals—one of which tops $1 billion—for the construction of a convention center and hotel. T...


Vegas Convention Center Settles on $792M Contract

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority last week gave the final green light needed for the city’s new 1.4 million-square-foot convention center.


Jewelry Crafted from MI Train Station Graffiti

As Ford Motor Company's plans for Detroit's Michigan Central Station move forward, paint from graffiti that coats much of the abandoned building is being used to create jewelry. Proceeds fro...


Jewelry Crafted from MI Train Station Graffiti

As plans continue to move forward with Ford’s purchase of Michigan Central Station, paint from graffiti that coats much of the abandoned building is being used to create jewelry. Proceeds fr...


Old Bridge Moved, Turned into Museum

The heart of Sunset Beach, North Carolina, used to beat to the sound of cars crossing an old single-lane drawbridge. A modern high-rise span has taken its place, but local residents have pre...


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Tappan Zee Remains Sunk for Artificial Reef

Pieces of the old Tappan Zee Bridge will be supporting a new kind of life: concrete and steel from demolition of the span were sunk 2.4 miles south of the Moriches Inlet, located in New York...


Aluminum, Wood Complement in Envelope Design

The three-story la Licorne office building, located in Laval, France, seems to emit a golden glow thanks to its ornate facade, which is composed of sections of perforated golden- and silver-...


Ford Plans $740M Detroit Train Station Project

In a move to revive Detroit’s Cortland neighborhood, automaker Ford spent $740 million to acquire and later renovate Michigan Central Station, among other sites, with a long-term plan for a ...


New Mexico City Airport Fate Up in the Air

A $13.2 billion project in Mexico City that could eventually become one of the world’s largest airports is hanging in midair as the country’s president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador—know...


Nashville Airport Awards $144M Contract

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority awarded a $144 million piece of its $1.2 billion expansion plan to Cincinnati, Ohio-based Messer Construction late last month, marking the sixth ...


Salt Lake City International Airport Reaches Halfway Mark

The new Salt Lake City International Airport is 50 percent complete as of last week, ushering in a new phase of work that will become increasingly visible to residents as construction contin...


$207M KY Convention Center Reno Complete

The Kentucky International Convention Center is just days away from its grand reopening ceremony, capping a nearly two-year, $207 million renovation that has completely changed the face of t...


Architects Complete Blue Lagoon Hotel

Iceland-based architecture firm Basalt Architects recently completed a 62-suite hotel at the Blue Lagoon resort, which is located within the UNESCO Global Geopark, home to a series of pools ...


$8B LaGuardia Megaproject Well Underway

New York City’s LaGuardia airport—once compared to a “Third World country”—is in the midst of a $7.9 billion, 10-year overhaul, and is attempting to maintain full operations, accommodating 1...


Massive CO Airport Reno Timeline Released

Work on Denver International Airport’s massive renovation kicks off this week, marking the beginning of a multi-year, multi-phase process that will cause detours and require a demanding amou...


Water Tower-Turned-Home Hits Market in England

If you’re a water tower aficionado, you now have the chance to live in one: The £1.5 million ($1.9 million) Cromwell Tower, a water tower built in 1930 and decommissioned in 2004, was conver...


Chicago Launches Contest for Airport Design

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that the city is inviting architects from all over the world to participate in a design competition for the O’Hare Airport expansion plan.


Officials Question WI Courthouse Coating Choice

With the work on Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Brown County Courthouse dome completed in October, a consulting firm is working to determine why the copper on the dome has already lost its shine.


Three World Trade Center Opens in NYC

Three World Trade Center, now New York City’s fifth-tallest building, had its grand opening last week as the exterior construction from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has officially finishe...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: The Westin

Today is the last day to submit an entry for Durability + Design’s second annual Elevation Awards, and we have counted down to the deadline with featured selections of this year’s nominees, ...


Street Honors Woman Who Helped Build Brooklyn Bridge

Emily Warren Roebling, the woman who oversaw the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, was honored in late May when a nearby street was christened with her name to commemorate her efforts.


Mount Rushmore Getting $14M Renovation

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is finally getting a $14 million upgrade—work that has been deferred for the last six years. While public amenities are among the items to be renovated, ...


IL to Offer Frank Lloyd Wright Trail

In honor of world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Illinois Office of Tourism has designated a trail that connects 13 structures designed by the architect, running as far north as ...


Historic Iron Bridge to be Restored to Original Color

After concerns over funding preservation work, Shopshire, England’s historic Iron Bridge is being brought back to its original color—a dark red-brown.


MnDOT Could Close Historic Stone Bridge

Minneapolis’ historic James J. Hill Stone Arch Bridge may be closed in the coming weeks due to lack of funding for inspections, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT...


Firms Shortlisted for Eiffel Tower Area Project

In the latest move to update the amenities of the Eiffel Tower’s public space, four firms were shortlisted out of 42 applicants for the next phase of the 10-monh design contest.


Arctic Energy Neutral Hotel Set for Construction

Architecture design firm Snohetta recently released plans for an energy-positive hotel in the Arctic Circle, a ring-shaped structure that consumes 85 percent less energy than other contempor...


Old Tappan Zee Sections Find New Aquatic Life

Parts of the original Tappan Zee Bridge will soon be swimming with the fishes, supplementing half a dozen reefs off Long Island. The first barge of material is set to leave this week, with a...


Design Contenders Chosen for PIT Terminal

The Allegheny County Airport Authority has narrowed down the design firm candidates that are in the running for the Pittsburgh International Airport’s billion-dollar facelift.


Pieces of Original Mackinac Bridge for Sale

Those with a passion for historic bridges now have the chance to own a piece of one—the Mackinac Bridge Authority is auctioning off two-ton sections of the bridge’s original steel deck grati...


Renderings Revealed for $860M Vegas Center

Preliminary designs were recently released for the new Las Vegas Convention Center, an $860 million expansion design that’s part of a bigger $1.4 billion overhaul project.


Art of Graining Used to Restore Doors

In a bid to revitalize some of its historic assets, the University of Virginia hired John Canning Associates to “re-grain” the doors of Pavilions II, III and X, also known as Thomas Jefferso...


MO City Looks to Preserve Historic Bridge

The City of Springfield, Missouri, is currently evaluating several options to rehabilitate its 116-year-old Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, which was closed two years ago after inspectors found...


Frick Museum Selects Firm for $160M Reno

New York City’s Frick Collection has chosen a design from Selldorf Architects in what is to be the first significant renovation and expansion for its Upper East Side location in years.


Historic Architecture Restored with 3-D Printing

Sweeping glass facades have replaced much of the once extensively detailed and ornamented buildings in urban areas, but EDG Architecture and Engingeering has come up with a cost-effective wa...


$8.5B Chicago O'Hare Expansion Moving Forward

On Wednesday, the City Council of Chicago approved the $8.5 billion expansion for O’Hare International Airport, marking the end of a previous dispute between the airport’s two largest carrie...


Vatican Enters Venice's Architecture Biennale

The Vatican recently released details of the Holy See Pavilion for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Vatican’s first entry into the architecture fest...


Eiffel Tower's Original Color Could Get Restored

The iconic Eiffel Tower is due for its latest coat of paint, and French officials are debating bringing the monument back to its original color, a bright red.


Bridge Demo Reveals Victorian-Era History

Demolition work on a Victorian-era bridge in Cardiff, Wales, has revealed a note from the same time period, written two months before the bridge was completed.


Eiffel Tower Repainting Could Restore Old Color

The iconic Eiffel Tower is due for its latest coat of paint, and French officials are debating bringing the monument back to its original color, a bright red.


Egypt Campaigns to Save Architectural Heritage

With historic Egyptian buildings being destroyed under private ownership, a campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the country's threatened structural heritage, along with putting ...


Century-Old Artwork Found Behind Paint, Wallpaper

Century-old hand-painted tulip designs and other stenciling were recently uncovered at the Illinois-based Hauberg Civic Center Foundation, a historic mansion that now serves as a civic cente...


Aphrodite Unearthed on Greek Subway Site

A headless statue of Aphrodite has been uncovered near the Greek city of Thessaloniki, thanks to subway work that is moving near the Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine-era church.


Greece Subway Construction Unearths Aphrodite

Subway work near the Greek city of Thessaloniki has uncovered a headless statue of Aphrodite, located near the Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine-era church.


Firm Designs Crystal Rock-Style Facade

Esslingen, Germany, will be home to a new mixed-use office building with an aesthetic twist: the exterior will feature a distinct “crystal rock” facade and a hollowed-out, pixelated core.


Developer Demos Frank Lloyd Wright Building

One of the few Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings in Montana has been demolished, even after a historic conservancy offered the developer’s original asking price of $1.7 million.


Companies Tapped for $700M CO Airport Project

Two subsidiaries of Hochtief, a Germany-based construction company, have been announced as the companies to oversee the $700 million expansion of the Denver International Airport.


Life-Sized Titanic Replica Under Construction

Billionaire Australian businessman Clive Palmer has his sights set on making the Titanic sail across the seas of the imagination once again, by building a full-scale $600 million replica tha...


Documentary Hopes to Save Chicago's 'Starship'

A new short documentary, “Starship Chicago,” by filmmaker Nathan Eddy, is seeking to save the city’s polarizing James R. Thompson Center from being sold and, presumably, demolished.


Masonry Restoration Program Accepting Registrants

For young professionals looking to learn more about masonry and restoration work, the Green-Wood Cemetery is partnering with Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow to provide building trades tr...


Florida Hard Rock Hotel Will Be Giant Guitar

With the traditional ritual of smashing a few guitars, Seminole Tribe leaders and Hard Rock International representatives marked the unveiling of the $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole H...


FEMA Rethinking Aid to Churches Amidst Lawsuit

Three Texas churches damaged by Hurricane Harvey have filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency, putting more pressure on the organization’s stance on aiding da...


Denver Airport Proposes Contracts for Expansion

Denver International Airport has proposed the addition of 39 gates in an expansion, which is up from the original proposal of 26.


LEGO Releases Massive Taj Mahal Kit

LEGO has announced the rerelease of its Taj Mahal building block set, which features one more block than the original and continues to hold its place as the second largest LEGO set of all ti...


Plans Revealed for Europe's First Underwater Restaurant

Europe will be getting its first underwater restaurant, slated to be featured in southern Norway and doing double duty as both fine dining and a research opportunity.


UK Holocaust Memorial Designer Revealed

The winner of the United Kingdom’s Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition was announced Tuesday (Oct. 24) revealing the monument that will stand next to the House of Parliament ...


Top Levels of Colosseum Open After Restoration

The fourth and fifth levels of one of Rome’s most iconic monuments are now open to visitors for the first time in 40 years.


NY Mental Hospital Transformed Into Hotel

To breathe some life back into its architecture and cultural sectors, the city of Buffalo approved the conversion of an 1800s mental hospital into a contemporary hotel.


Firms Picked to Lead $10B JFK Project

A team has been tapped by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to lead the extension of the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.


Plans Unveiled for Pittsburgh Airport Terminal

On Tuesday (Sept. 12) Allegheny County Airport Authority officials announced that the Pittsburgh International Airport is getting a billion-dollar facelift.


Suggestion Announced for $1B Airport Terminal

The Kansas City (Missouri) Council selection committee has chosen its recommendation for which group will be awarded a $1 billion project at the Kansas City International Airport.


New Tower's Steel May Be Cracking

Some steel components of a new Comcast tech tower has shown signs of cracking, according to reports, and an investigation is underway.


Failed Barrier Survivor Suing for $1M

A woman injured when her car fell from the seventh story of a Texas parking garage last month is suing the operators of the garage over what she says were insufficient barrier structures.


Artist Turns Garage into Giant Painting

Argentinian artist Elian Chali has turned a French parking lot into one giant anamorphic spatial painting.


Dissolving Church Plays on Sight Lines

A church made of steel dissolves from sight, and the secret lies in its construction.


White House Undergoing Renovations

The White House is undergoing renovations until Aug. 20, during the period when the president customarily takes a vacation.


Runway Painter Killed in Accident

In North Dakota, a runway painter was struck by a vehicle and killed, and the accident is still under investigation a week later.


Crumbling Granite Closes Downtown Streets

Streets are still closed in Pittsburgh after a large chunk of granite broke free from a historic building’s cornice and plummeted into the crosswalk below last week, and officials say they c...


Water-Based Floor Coating at Home in Hangars

A new water-based urethane from The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) is made to protect floors in airplane hangars, warehouses and other aggressive environments with regular tire traffic...


Portion of WV Garage Collapses During Construction

Three construction workers were injured last Wednesday (July 26) while pouring concrete in a West Virginia parking garage when the area they were working in collapsed.


$40M Restoration of Miami Stadium Underway

A weathered, graffiti-covered Miami waterfront stadium is finally getting the renovations it has needed for years, and the overhaul will come at cost of more than $40 million.


Grenfell Tower Panels Found in US Structures

Brochures from Pittsburgh-based manufacturer Arconic reveal that the same panels used on London’s Grenfell Tower have been used on U.S. structures, such as a professional sports stadium and ...


$39M Verdict Upheld in Parking Garage Incident

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals recently upheld a $39 million verdict against Advance Cast Stone, the firm that built the O’Donnell Park parking garage in Milwaukee where a 15-year-old boy wa...


Restorations in Boston Offer Rewarding Results

Ron Peik, like many who work in the realm of paint removal, seems to specialize in tedium. His company, Alpine Environmental, began with a focus in the painstaking task of lead abatement and...


Patterson Mansion Restored with Original Purpose in Mind

One of the last historic mansions left on Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. will soon be getting a new slew of residents.


Philly Mayor Enlists Task Force for Preservation

The only city in the United States deemed a “World Heritage City” has formed a task force to protect its historic buildings and update its preservation ordinance.


Trump Infrastructure Plan Fleshed Out in Budget

President Donald J. Trump’s newly released budget proposal includes a closer look at the administration's infrastructure plan, which involves increased spending at the federal level that the...


Oslo Airport Blends Function, Energy Efficiency

When Nordic Architecture began plotting a near-total redesign of Oslo Airport in Norway, it focused on expanding the complex while embracing the tenets of energy efficiency.


Builders Turning to Faster, Cheaper Robot Labor

Construction’s goals mirror most industries: find ways to professionally, quickly and safely complete projects while keeping costs down.


Cities, States Move to Bar Border Builders

While contractors are lining up for a chance to take part in the construction of a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, some state and local officials are hoping to use their clout to ma...


Proposals Would Ban Border Wall Builders

Hundreds of contractors want to help build President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but doing so may risk their involvement in public building and transit projects, under ...


Magnetic Primer Launches

IdeaPaint (Boston) has created Magnetic Primer, a product described as “a liquid magnetic solution” for multiple surfaces in offices and other locations.


AZ Flooring Firm Opens New Hub

Industrial and commercial flooring and concrete coating firm Arizona Polymer Flooring has opened a new headquarters in Phoenix, to serve as an international hub, and host research, manufactu...


Concrete Coating Maker Opens New Hub

Arizona Polymer Flooring, a growing flooring products and concrete coating manufacturer, has opened a new 50,000-square-foot mixed-use facility, set to serve as the company’s international h...


Contractor Blames Sub for Hotel Delays

The construction of a 1,048-room, $370 million luxury hotel in Austin, Texas, has faced delays and the general contractor says a subcontractor is responsible.


Historic Hotel Shuttered, Manager Arrested

A 104-year-old hotel in Alaska’s capital city has been evacuated and its manager arrested after the alleged failure to address numerous building code and fire safety violations at the histor...


Georgia Implodes the ‘White Ice Cube’ Building

On Sunday (March 5), crowds gathered in downtown Atlanta to witness the implosion of an iconic marble building that once housed state archives.


Hotel Developer Gets Prison in Visa Scam

A 33-year-old aspiring Chicago hotel developer will spend three years behind bars for bilking Chinese investors out of nearly $158 million for a hotel and convention center project that neve...


Engineer in Mall Cave-In Awaits Verdict

Arguments in a criminal case against a former engineer who declared a rooftop parking garage at an Ontario mall structurally sound just weeks before it collapsed and killed two people in 201...


Feds: Owner Paid $1M in Bribes for Jobs

An Atlanta-based construction executive has admitted to bribing city officials in order to obtain lucrative business deals on high-profile public projects.


Developers Reimagine a Chicago Landmark

One of the world’s tallest buildings and an icon in Chicago’s skyline will undergo a $500 million transformation, developers have announced.


Cost Probe into Parliament Repair Plan

A massive, multi-billion pound plan to renovate the crumbling Palace of Westminster in London is under investigation by parliamentary officials, reports relate.


Blaze Ignites on Tampa Hotel Rooftop

A three-alarm fire erupted on the rooftop of a downtown Tampa hotel Thursday (Jan. 26) evening, causing the evacuation of hundreds of guests and an estimated $50,000 in damages.


Ike Memorial Review: More Detail Needed

One of the federal agencies charged with giving the “all clear” to the revised design of the President Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial has a few more questions before doing so, reports say.


Building Collapses, Kills Firefighters

Government authorities are investigating what caused a high-rise building fire and collapse in Iran that killed at least 20 firefighters Thursday (Jan. 19).


University to Revamp Roof of Gehry Building

After nearly 20 years of service, the iconic Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies on the University of Cincinnati campus will undergo a $17 million facelift, which will include build...


Restoring a Quake Damaged Temple

The catastrophic earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015 left 9,000 casualties and widespread destruction to as many as 691 treasured monuments and buildings.


Sealer Made for Concrete Surfaces

W.R. Meadows says its new sealer is formulated to help prevent chloride-induced corrosion of rebar and other problems with concrete in industrial, municipal and other applications.


Sealer Designed for Corrosion Protection

A new sealer being introduced this week by W.R. Meadows is designed to help prevent chloride-induced corrosion of rebar and other problems with concrete in industrial, municipal and other ap...


NY Governor Unveils $10B Airport Overhaul

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a $10 billion renovation to one of the United States’ busiest airports, in an effort to keep up with major improvement projects at airports in big cit...


US Construction Spending Hits 10-Year High

Bolstered by street and highway work, nonresidential construction was up nearly 5 percent in November, helping to move U.S. construction spending to numbers not seen in a decade, new federal...


Owner Fined for Razing Historic Building

A “catastrophic decision” to demolish a 200-year-old historic property in England has resulted in a £20,000 ($24,318 USD) court fine for a U.K. man.


Construction Near Nest Sparks Suit

Two office buildings under construction and a pair of eagles are at the center of a controversy in Manassas, VA.


Builder Spending Surges to 10-Year High

Investment in both private and public construction sectors helped propel U.S. construction spending to its highest level in 10 years, according to new federal data.


Canada Moves to Ban Asbestos Outright

According to a newly announced government plan, asbestos, still used on some level in industries including construction and shipbuilding, will be banned completely in Canada by 2018.


Canada Targets Asbestos, New Building Codes

Government officials in Canada say they are committed to eliminating asbestos in the country by 2018.


Coatings Safeguard Iconic ‘Embrace’

It was the kiss that came to symbolize the emotion behind the end of World War II. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured the moment a U.S. Navy sailor caught a stranger up in a spontaneou...


Largest U.S. Wood Tower Opens

Minneapolis is now home to the largest mass timber building in the United States.


Eiffel Tower Strike Tied to Paint Concerns

An upcoming paint job appears to be at the center of a strike that has kept the landmark Eiffel Tower closed to the public for two days.


Wildfire Damage Estimate Tops $500M

Historic Tennessee wildfires were responsible for killing 14 people and damaging more than 2,400 structures in and around the city of Gatlinburg, officials announced in a press conference Tu...


Contractor Sought in Nigeria Church Collapse

Dozens of worshippers were killed Saturday (Dec. 10) when a church in Nigeria collapsed during a large ceremony, and local officials quickly ordered the arrest of the contractor who had rece...


Veteran Shares USS Arizona Corrosion Findings

Among this past weekend’s activities commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, university researchers were on deck to share their findings regarding corrosion and lon...


Unused Highway Proposed as Memorial

It’s not unusual to see a stretch of highway named to commemorate a fallen hero or town celebrity or a bridge named to memorialize an event or public figure. To make a monument of a stretch ...


Officials Probe Deadly Building Collapse

Federal workplace safety authorities are investigating a building collapse that killed a construction worker and trapped a woman Dec. 2 in downtown Sioux Falls, SD.


Wildfires Claim ‘Hundreds of Structures’

Raging wildfires have damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings in Tennessee and forced more than 14,000 people out of the resort city of Gatlinburg, which sits at the foothills of the Grea...


Concrete Program Inhabits Alcatraz Island

There was a time when you had to do something pretty bad to end up on Alcatraz Island for a few months. Some students and military veterans working with the Concrete Preservation Institute r...


GSA Leasing Program Adopts Green Globes

The Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes certification system will be an accepted standard for new construction and interior upgrades to federal leased building spaces, according to the ...


Brooklyn Bridge Rehab $300M Over Budget

The renovation of the Brooklyn Bridge, originally predicted to wrap up in 2014 and cost $508 million, has yet to be completed—and now looks like it will cost more than $800 million.


Periscope Up on Ingels Office Building

A new office building in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard was designed to reflect the location’s maritime legacy, with architectural references to the big ships once built and serviced ther...


Paint, Waterproofing Revive the Octagon

If the walls of the Octagon Museum in Washington, D.C., could talk, they might tell tales of safekeeping the first lady’s pet parrot while the city was set ablaze by British troops, or perha...


Construction Forecast Predicts Lift for 2017

Public works construction, along with most U.S. building sectors, can expect to see a boost in business in the coming year, according to a major new construction forecast that sees a $713 bi...


Solar Panels Get Concrete, Wood Makeover

An Italian solar business has developed what it calls “Invisible Solar,” solar panels made to look like common building materials, including concrete, stone, terracotta or wood.


Report: Construction Industry to Hit $713B

Most U.S. building sectors will enjoy modest growth in 2017, according to a major new construction forecast that sees a $713 billion year ahead.


Bridge of Firsts Celebrates $48M Rehab

An important structure in the history of bridges has just undergone an extensive four-year, $48 million restoration.


Portland Statue Restored, Protected

A 125-year-old piece of public art in Portland, ME, has gotten a restoration and a new layer of protective coating, to the tune of $10,000.


Hurricane Matthew: Destruction and Costs

From the Caribbean to the U.S., Hurricane Matthew has been linked to more than 1,000 deaths as well as billions of dollars worth of damage to homes and businesses.


Floor Art Adorns Decrepit Hotel

The floor of an abandoned five-star hotel in São Miguel, Portugal, is now adorned with an intricate and expansive spray-painted “tile” design, thanks to artist Javier de Riba and his collabo...


Ike Memorial Rework Gets Family Approval

More than a decade in the making, the Frank Gehry-designed Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial project looks to be back on track, as family of the late president have agreed on a design for the D....


Hotel Contractor Hit with Hefty Fines

A Texas-based commercial contractor faces more than $750,000 in fines for allegedly cheating 65 workers out of their proper compensation on a $25 million hotel renovation project in Hawaii, ...


Great Wall Repair Sparks Outrage

Chinese officials are drawing criticism for a restoration project that experts say went “very badly.”


Bright Idea: Painting Edison’s Birthplace

The Ohio birthplace of Thomas Alva Edison, one of the most prolific inventors throughout American history, has received a much-needed makeover—thanks to an effort orchestrated by PPG.


Ohio’s Giant Basket Gets a Price Drop

Real estate agents are accustomed to dealing with tough clients, but you might say one Ohio broker has a real basket case on his hands. It’s not the seller, though—it’s the building itself.


Former City Engineer Faces Prison

A former California city engineer faces nearly 14 years in prison for allegedly embezzling more than $500,000 over a three-year period.


Officials Probe Deadly Garage Collapse

The collapse of an under-construction four-story underground parking garage near a medical center in Tel Aviv, Israel, remained under investigation Tuesday (Sept. 6).


Paint Job Reflects Area’s Rail History

As part of its infrastructure improvements program, Chicago’s commuter rail system plans to use paint to pay homage to the area’s historic contributions to the railroad industry.


Jury Convicts Steel Contractor of WTC Fraud

The CEO of a New York City steel erection company faces up to 40 years in prison for illegally using a federal minority set-aside program to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in contrac...


Paying for Concord Landmark’s Paint Job

The Yellow House at Concord, NH’s historic Kimball-Jenkins Estate is, well, not so yellow these days. But the nonprofit that runs the estate hopes to change that soon, with help from some ge...


Steel Exec Guilty in WTC Fraud

The chief executive of a steel erection company that received nearly $1 billion in contracts to build the World Trade Center projects in New York City now faces 40 years in prison.


Historic Ship Rehab Proves Unfeasible

An American luxury cruise line made headlines in February with its plans to renovate and return to service the 1950s-era ocean liner that captured the trans-Atlantic speed record on its maid...


BASF Launches Sealant

A new sealant made to help accelerate construction project schedules and keep horizontal joints weathertight has been released by BASF.


Sealant Formulated for Damp, Green Concrete

BASF has introduced a new sealant designed to help accelerate construction project schedules and keep horizontal joints weather tight.


Webinar Covers Coatings and Brand Image

Aesthetics and brand will be the topic of a free Durability + Design webinar on Wednesday (August 10).


Hotel, Resort Town Reach Facade Accord

After clashes over appearance, an Ocean City, MD, developer and that city’s planning commission have come to an agreement on a paint job that will make a new hotel there look a little more r...


‘Pole’ Slashed by 54 Stories

What once was planned as a 72-story high-rise that would pierce the skyline west of Central London is looking more like an 18-story “floating cube” according to new, revised plans from archi...


A ‘Dazzling’ Commemoration

Dazzle camouflage may have been a functional painting method used on World War I ships to confuse the enemy’s visual perception, but right now it’s part of an eye-catching art project markin...


This Wall Reacts to You

Washington, D.C.’s Terrell Place already serves as a symbol of the civil rights movement, but a new reactive media feature in the office building is making it a must-see for those interested...


$3.5B in Transportation Work Halts in NJ

Hundreds of road and bridge projects valued at nearly $3.5 billion have been shut down as of Friday (July 8) as transportation funding in New Jersey threatens to run out by late summer.


5 Injured in Floor Collapse

Federal safety regulators are investigating a partial floor collapse at a Florida hotel construction project that injured five workers Tuesday (June 28) morning.


‘Brexit’ Leaves UK Projects in Limbo

Last week’s British vote to leave the European Union had immediate fallout in the markets, but it may also have longer-term effects on infrastructure investment in the U.K.


Owner Convicted in Contract Scheme

A suburban Chicago business owner is facing up to 80 years in prison after a federal jury found her guilty of fraud for her role in a scam involving transit and road construction projects in...


Spiral Towers Set to Soar

The Zhejiang Gate Towers, under initial construction now, will eventually not only be the tallest skyscrapers in Hangzhou, China; they’ll be a couple of very tall examples of sustainable des...


Cheated NY Workers Get Windfall

For one contractor, it turns out taking a cab ride home actually made him (and his friends) money. Albeit, it was money he was owed for work done over a decade ago.


Student Winners Design Future Workplace

The office hasn’t always been known as a beacon of great design (think fluorescent-lit cube farms), but if the winning entries in this year’s Workplace of the Future Scholarship Contest are ...


3 Lighthouses Up for Auction

Have you ever dreamed of owning a historic lighthouse? Well, your wish could become


AkzoNobel Aims to Restore Jakarta

A 16th century site in Indonesia’s bustling capital is getting a refreshed look in a bid to become a United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Site.


Construction Spending Plunges

After a strong March, new federal data shows that U.S. construction spending fell 1.8 percent in April—the largest drop since January 2011.


Red Phone Booth Revamp

Britain’s iconic red telephone boxes may have found their calling in the modern era—the mini office.


Drywall Issues Spur Suit

The joint venture in charge of building a $1.05 billion mixed-use development in Miami has sued a drywall subcontractor for alleged substandard work.


CFO, Contractor Face Kickback Case

A former executive for a publicly funded mental health agency in North Carolina and a contractor face decades in prison for allegations of bribery, conspiracy and fraud in a 47-count indictm...


Dubai 3-D Prints First Office Building

Dubai, working to establish itself as a global hub for 3-D printing, unveiled what it called the world’s first 3-D printed office building this week.


Historic Renovation Leads to Charges

A Washington, DC, renovator faces decades in prison for his involvement in a scheme to improperly remove asbestos from a historic building, authorities have announced.


Restoration Planned for Philly Icon

One of Philadelphia’s most iconic pieces of public art is scheduled for a summer makeover. The bronze William Penn statue atop City Hall


Construction Numbers, Labor Demand Up

As Census Bureau numbers show the U.S. construction industry continuing to grow (including a big leap in road construction), one industry group is pointing out the need for more qualified wo...


Construction Spending Up, Labor Warning

New federal data suggests that the U.S. construction industry is continuing along the path to recovery, while industry officials warn that more qualified workers are needed to meet rising de...


Spanish Workers Uncover Priceless Coins

There’s no telling what you might uncover at the site of an excavation, but rarely is a construction find as cool as what some workers in Spain found: more than 1,300 pounds of Roman coins d...


Grants Help Preserve Historic Structures

Two federal agencies that share a commitment to maritime preservation and education have announced the award of nearly $2.6 million in matching funds to help preserve the sites and objects—f...


Destroyed Arch Gets Rebirth

ISIS forces destroyed a number of ancient buildings in Palmyra, doing irreparable damage. But one piece of the city’s past is getting something of a second act.


At-Risk DC Bridge Gets New Support Plan

With time running out to raise funds to award a contract to restore a historic Washington, D.C., bridge, the National Park Service has floated a plan that would keep the crossing open, even ...


Razing Proposal Incites Furor, Probe

Plans to demolish an historic mercantile building to make way for a five-story Marriott hotel has sparked controversy in Missoula, MT.


17th-Century Painting Found in Leaky Attic

For one French homeowner, a problem leak may have turned into a $135 million payday.


Lumberjack Legend Losing Lustre

Portland’s 31-foot-tall statue of folk hero Paul Bunyan has been restored and repainted several times over the past 56 years. The accumulated repairs, however, are coming undone.


See Seattle’s Landmark Take Shape

For the first time, a collection of 2,400 photos documenting the construction of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle have been digitized.


Workers Win $3.4M in Race Case

A federal jury has ordered a Bridgeport, CT-based striping company to pay more than $1.5 million each to two former employees who filed a racial discrimination and hostile work environment l...


Lost Navy Craft Found After 95 Years

The USS Conestoga, missing for 95 years, was found recently in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of San Francisco. The U.S. Navy tugboat disappeared in 19...


Waterblasting Tool Aids in Surface Prep

A Texas-based waterblasting equipment manufacturer has launched a new rotary nozzle for surface cleaning jobs.


Worker Dies in 53-Story Fall

Workplace safety authorities have launched an investigation after a worker fell 800 feet to his death Thursday (March 17) at the Wilshire Grand Center construction site in downtown Los Angel...


Victorious Restoration for Harlem Armory

The multi-million dollar restoration of the home of the New York Army National Guard's historic “Harlem Hell Fighters” will soon be honored with a prestigious award for historic preservation...


Developer Faces 230 Years in Prison

The president of a well-known Chicago-based real estate firm has been convicted of swindling banks and the city out of millions of dollars relating to the redevelopment of a former Goldblatt...


Presidential Center Gets Paint Update

Just in time for its 100th birthday celebration, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museum in Ohio received a facelift, thanks to a donation of more than 100 gallons of paint and...


Team Tests Self-Consolidating Concrete

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are working to improve on the current challenges self-consolidating concrete poses in a range of construction projects.


Team Studies Self-Consolidating Concrete

A team of university researchers is looking to make self-consolidating concrete the go-to construction product in the U.S.


Brick Facade Crumbles, Injures 4

Four people were injured and dozens more were evacuated Thursday (March 3) when a portion of a brick facade broke apart from a mural-painted apartment building and crashed onto the roof of a...


Architect Gets Prison in Deadly Collapse

A Japanese architect will spend eight months in prison in connection with a fatal grocery store parking garage collapse in 2011.


Court OKs Modern Home on Historic Block

An appeals court has ruled in favor of the architect owner of a controversial modern home situated in a historic neighborhood in Raleigh, NC—a likely end to a three-year long legal row.


Lincoln Memorial Gets Monumental Gift

One of the nation’s most beloved memorials will be repaired and restored for generations to come thanks to an $18.5 million donation.


App Made to Detect Seismic Activity

Scientists in California want to turn our smartphones into a worldwide seismic network.


‘America’s Flagship’ May Sail Again

Renowned for having captured the trans-Atlantic speed record on its maiden voyage, the SS United States, although out of commission for the past 46 years, may set sail once again thanks to a...


President Requests $1.4B for U.S. Buildings

The nation’s largest landlord will be able to put nearly $1.4 billion in funds toward federal building developments and other projects under President Barack Obama’s 2017 budget proposal.


Woman Paints House in Stripes as Protest

Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring has said she would be glad to repaint her house—as long as officials stop a nearby development the English property owner has called a “monstrosity.”


Spill Cleanup Made for Industry

An industrial organic spill cleanup solution for hazardous liquid spills recently introduced a consumer brand of its absorbent product.


O’Hare Lands $1.3B Infrastructure Deal

The City of Chicago has reached an agreement with two major airlines on a $1.3 billion infrastructure plan that includes construction of a sixth runway at O’Hare International Airport, deici...


Spill Cleanup Debuts for Consumers

SpillFix has recently announced that it has released its consumer brand of SpillFix Organic Absorbent through JEGS catalog and website.


Judge: Ark Builders Get Tax Break

Calling it a victory for freedom of religion, a creationist group in Kentucky is celebrating a judge’s decision that the state cannot prevent the group from collecting sales tax incentives j...


Underlayment Made to Reduce Cracks, Noise

Laticrete has introduced Fracture Ban, described as a high-performance, pliable, lightweight peel and stick membrane designed for use under thin-bed adhesives for ceramic tile; stone; and ot...


Designer to Pay $3M in ‘Buy American’ Case

A Wisconsin-based design and construction firm will pay a $3 million settlement to resolve civil and criminal allegations that it used foreign materials on federally funded construction proj...


Contractor Sues Architects for Overruns

A general contractor who worked on a multi-million dollar renovation of a city-owned auditorium in Charleston, SC, has accused three design firms and a project management company of negligen...


World’s First ‘Droneport’ Breaks Ground

Fleets of flying robots may soon be landing and taking off from the first commercial airport designed specifically for drones.


Second-Tallest Building Made Sustainable

Described as “more than a landmark” with some of the most sustainable features across the globe, construction is complete on the second-tallest building in the world.


U.S. Hotel Construction Up in 2016

A recent report indicates that U.S. business travelers could have thousands of new choices in places to stay by the end of this year.


Aim of Design to Dignify War Casualties

Described by its designer as a “place of remembrance,” the Mausoleum of the Martyrdom of Polish Villages is nearing the end of its construction phases.


Three Theatre Designs Take Honors

Sometimes theatres are designed to not only put on a show, but be a part of the show themselves—in terms of architecture and design, of course. Theatre arts venues in Chicago, Liverpool, U.K...


Denver Airport Hotel Takes Flight

A new time-lapse video of the recently completed $580 million hotel construction project at Denver International Airport captures three years of work in about 90 seconds.


Group Balks at ‘Paddington Pole’ Height

London’s heritage group hopes an architect and developer who want to add another seven stories to a planned 65-story London skyscraper in an historic part of the city will change their tune,...


Financing Finale: Kingdom Tower to Rule

Step aside, Burj Khalifa, your 16-year reign as the world’s tallest structure may soon come to an end.


Free Webinar Covers Water Woes

Roofing maintenance programs and common deficiencies that allow moisture penetration and paint failures to occur will be discussed in an upcoming webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Paint Makes Wall Surface Writable

Rust-Oleum has introduced a clear gloss polyurea that the company says can be used over any painted surface to create a customized writable wall.


Officials Shelve ‘Bridge to Nowhere’

Alaska’s infamous “Bridge to Nowhere” actually is not going to go anywhere.


Trevi Fountain Flows after Restoration

Rome’s nearly 300-year-old Trevi Fountain is flowing once again thanks to a $2.2 million, 17-month-long restoration project, according to reports.


Dozens Die in Pakistan Factory Collapse

At least 23 people have died after a factory in Pakistan that was undergoing renovation work collapsed Wednesday (Nov. 4) night.


Study: Global Infrastructure Value

A global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets took a look at the state of infrastructure around the world and assigned each a dollar values as a measuring stick for compa...


Building Demolition Turns Deadly

A partial building collapse in Midtown Manhattan has left one worker dead and another seriously injured.


Probe Ongoing in TX Garage Cave-In

What caused a seven-story parking garage to partially collapse last Friday in Dallas, burying hundreds of vehicles, remained under investigation Thursday (Oct. 29).


50 Monument Sites Named ‘At Risk’

Nepal’s entire stock of cultural heritage sites; an ancient underwater city in Greece; and a modern engineering marvel in Russia are among the 50 monuments in 36 countries termed “at risk” b...


Study: Green Matters in Office Settings

When it comes to productivity at work, does it matter whether your office is “green” or not?


CA Reworks Energy-Efficiency Law

More building retrofits and energy-efficient upgrades are expected under a new law just passed in California.


Big Time Repairs Needed for Big Ben

Time is precious for Big Ben; the iconic 156-year-old London monument needs £29 million ($45 million) in “urgent repairs,” reports relate.


Blue Paint Job Sparks Controversy

The fate of a bright blue-painted Victorian home in Atascocita, TX, is uncertain following posts on social media.


$3M Paint Project Revives Iconic Tent

Long neglected, the New York State Pavilion’s “Tent of Tomorrow” has been returned to its original yellow splendor, thanks to a pro-bono paint job worth approximately $3.25 million.


Pink Bunker Has Some Seeing Red

A group of hikers decided to give a World War II era military bunker in Hawaii a hot pink makeover to help raise awareness of breast cancer.


Aging Lighthouse Gets Fresh Coat

At 186 years old, Michigan's oldest operating lighthouse has recently received a facelift.


New Coat Helps Keep the Light On

Nearly surrounded by four of the Great Lakes, Michigan is reported to have the most lighthouses of any state in the U.S.


GSA, DOE Seek Green Technologies

The federal government has issued a call for “innovative, transformative green building technologies” that could improve the economic and environmental performance in federal and commercial ...


White House Seeks Streamlined Process

Responding to the sense that lengthy federal permitting and review activities hamper improvement of the nation’s infrastructure—as well as its global competitiveness—the White House unveiled...


Architect Shows St. Louis Stadium Plans

A St. Louis-based international architect has revealed its plans for a new NFL stadium in its hometown—even though no one is sure if the city will have a team to play there by the time it is...


ISIS Destroys Ancient Syrian Temple

One of the most significant First Century religious structures is no longer standing due to bombing in Palmyra, Syria.


Memorial Finalists Chosen Amid Concern

More than a century after the First World War began and after all the U.S. Veterans for that war have died, the commission in charge of building an honorable memorial has chosen five finalis...


‘Ribbon’ Hotel OK’d Amid Controversy

Bucking the recommendation of its own planning commission, the City of Edinburgh has approved a development that has become known as the “ribbon” hotel.


Worker Shortage Threatens Growth

Optimism is high as construction spending levels rose strongly in June compared to the past year, but the outlook is tempered by concerns over a lack of skilled workers in key areas, which m...


Fatal Bee Swarm Sparks Cal/OSHA Probe

California workplace safety authorities are investigating the death of a construction worker who died after a bee swarm attack in Riverside.


Spending on the Rise; Workers Needed

U.S. construction spending inched up in June to an annualized rate of $1.06 trillion, up 12 percent from year ago levels, according to newly released Census Bureau data.


LaGuardia to Get $4B Makeover

In light of comments comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to a "Third World country," the transportation hub is in for a $4 billion remodel.


Grand Visions for a New LaGuardia

When your vice president describes a New York airport as resembling a “Third World country,” it should come as no surprise that the state’s governor would push for drastic change.


Historic Hotel Disappears into Dust

A one-minute drone video shows how quickly 200 pounds of dynamite imploded the historic Park Avenue Hotel in Detroit.


Interior Coating Designed to Stop Odors

Sto Corp. has released an interior coating product formulated to eliminate indoor odors.


Legal Status of Trump Workers at Issue

WASHINGTON--No stranger to controversy, mega builder and presidential candidate Donald Trump is now under fire for making inflammatory comments about immigrants.


Beyoncé Inspires Building Design

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--Who says architecture is out of touch with pop-culture? An Australian firm has designed a mixed-use building inspired by Beyoncé.


Dizzying: Inspecting the Gateway Arch

ST. LOUIS--Some monumental missions call for dizzying videos.


Forth Bridge Gets World Heritage Status

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND--It may not take forever to paint the Forth Bridge, but UNESCO hopes it will live on forever as a World Heritage Site.


Design Contest Launches WWI Memorial

WASHINGTON--Those who inspired it will never see it, but a memorial to the American soldiers of World War I is finally underway.


Designs Invited for WWI Memorial

WASHINGTON--The American soldiers of the First World War will be among the last to see their conflict memorialized in the nation's capital—a project that is finally underway.


Inspection Rule #1: Don't Look Down

ST. LOUIS--It is a rare breed that can work at great heights. And few of those stalwarts have the opportunity to share their dizzying view of daily life with us mortals who are outside that ...


City's Golden Spans Eye a New Color

PITTSBURGH--They won't be purple, like their Louisiana counterpart, but the three Sister Bridges of Pittsburgh may be leaving their traditional Aztec Gold behind.


Roof Collapse Smashes Luxury Cars

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND--Authorities are trying to determine what caused the roof of a new Audi dealership to collapse, damaging 34 luxury vehicles.


Contractors to Pay in Collapse Settlement

DORAL, FL—A college in Florida has reached a $33.5 million settlement with the contractors and subcontractors involved in the construction of a parking garage that collapsed more than two ye...


CT Limits Construction Litigation

HARTFORD, CT—Ten years is enough time to identify and sue over construction and design defects on public projects in Connecticut, the state has determined.


CT Sets Limit on Construction Suits

HARTFORD, CT—Contractors and designers who work on public construction projects will no longer face an unlimited risk of litigation, under a new law in Connecticut.


SSPC Seeking Cream of the Coatings Crop

PITTSBURGH—Proud of a recently completed painting project? Be a structure showoff and nominate exceptional industrial and commercial coatings projects for the 2016 SSPC Structure Awards


Starship Boldly Lands in China

CHANGLE, CHINA—Attention Trekkies and lovers of science fiction, this is the spaceship, err… we mean office building, for you.


A New Makeover for 'Old Ironsides'

BOSTON—A few months shy of her 218th birthday, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat has left the water for a multiyear restoration.


An Icon Very Nearly Not Golden

SAN FRANCISCO—Turn your mind's eye for a moment to a new vision of the Golden Gate Bridge's glorious orange towers.


Restoration Reveals Historic Tiles

PALO ALTO, CA—Entombed by layers of mortar, paint and wax, a pair of 90-year-old decorative tiles has emerged during a building restoration project, according to reports.


Worker Killed in MI Collapse

YPSILANTI, MI—Authorities are investigating a structural collapse that claimed the life of a construction worker on a historic-renovation project this week.


World's Fair Icon to Get Free Facelift

QUEENS, NY—After deteriorating for 50 years, a New York World's Fair landmark will get a new lease on life with a $3 million paint job—gratis.


Probe Underway after Watergate Collapse

Washington, DC—Authorities are still working to determine what caused an underground parking garage to collapse at the well-known Watergate complex.


IN Scraps Base Wage on Public Works

INDIANAPOLIS—Declaring "victory for Hoosier taxpayers," Indiana has repealed an 80-year-old mechanism that established minimum wages for major public construction projects.


IN Repeals Minimum Construction Wages

INDIANAPOLIS—Lawmakers in Indiana have approved a controversial measure to eliminate 80-year-old boards that set base wages for major public construction projects.


Worker Killed on Luxury Hotel Project

NEW YORK CITY—Authorities are investigating the death of a construction worker who suffered a 24-story fall in an unfinished elevator shaft on a luxury hotel project in Manhattan.


$5M Bridge Rehab Opens for Bidding

GRAND FORKS, ND—Bids are being accepted for rehabilitation of the historic Sorlie Memorial Bridge in Grand Forks County, ND.


Bipartisan Building Energy Law Signed

WASHINGTON, DC—A new U.S. law will hold commercial tenants to new energy usage standards and require more energy benchmarking for federally leased buildings.


Mansion Owner Admits Illegal Upgrades

ABERGAVENNY, WALES—Installing a mosaic-clad bath, replacing cobblestone, and removing staircases are just a few of the tony upgrades that may send a Welsh developer to prison for a year, acc...


Crane Kills NYC Construction Boss

NEW YORK CITY—A crane's malfunctioning hydraulic system is being blamed in the death of a construction company owner, who was pinned under the equipment on a work site in Manhattan, official...


Nepal Quake Exacts Human, Cultural Toll

KATHMANDU, NEPAL—The catastrophic earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday (April 25) has left thousands of casualties and widespread destruction to treasured monuments and buildings.


Behr Bows New Pro Line

SANTA ANA, CA—Behr Paints has launched a new professional-grade line of paints formulated for high-turnover and other price-driven environments.


Experts Needed for Taj Mahal Cleanup

AGRA, INDIA—International experts are needed to help remove spotting and yellowing of marble on India's iconic Taj Mahal, according to reports.


Stains on Taj Mahal Prompt Urgency

AGRA, INDIA—Exterior spotting and yellowing on India's iconic Taj Mahal will require the attention of a team of international experts, according to reports.


Study: Arch 'Serviceable' Despite Stains

ST. LOUIS—Defects on the 50-year-old skin of the nation's tallest monument are no more than age spots and birth marks and do not signify any structural damage, a new engineering inspection c...


Report: Monument Sound under Stains

ST. LOUIS—Discolorations and blemishes on the stainless-steel exterior of the U.S.'s tallest monument reflect no "significant corrosion or distress"—but a little careful cleaning of the 50-y...


Medieval World Wonder to Gleam Again

A project to reconstruct one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages is underway in China.


From Montana, Home Sweet Container

Montana-based builder Montainer has put out the welcome mat on a 192-square-foot prefab home made from a shipping container that can be delivered to your door.


Swiss Miss: Skyscraper Causes Stir

Chances are that when you visit the Swiss Alps, you'd expect to stay in a quaint cottage or bed and breakfast...not a luxury 82-story hotel.


Concrete Gets 12-Hour Recoat Option

A new heavy-duty concrete floor coating system is designed to deliver a highly durable, abrasion-resistant surface—from initial cleaning to walk-on—in one day.


D.C. Upsets L.A. in EPA Ranking

Step aside, Los Angeles, there’s a new Energy Star champion. Washington, D.C., now tops a federal ranking of the most energy-efficient cities in terms of Energy Star building certifications,...


Asphalt Companies Settle Fraud for $7.2M

Two leading asphalt contractors in Puerto Rico will repay the U.S. government more than $7.2 million for covering up an unauthorized materials substitution on an airport runway project.


The Bot Will See Your Parking Deck Now

Inspecting acres of concrete for subtle signs of corrosion could soon get a whole lot easier, thanks to new technology being developed in Germany.


Robot Inspector Gets the Big Jobs Done

Bridge inspectors tasked with scrutinizing vast expanses of concrete for critical signs of corrosion could soon have the help of a high-tech assistant.


Deadly Footbridge Ready to Reopen

Closed for nearly 15 years, a walkway high above a Spanish gorge will reopen to the public after a multimillion-dollar facelift.


Mogul Held in Murder after HBO Show

An off-air comment caught on mike after an HBO interview with real-estate scion Robert Durst has led to his arrest on a capital murder charge.


Watco Adds Fast Floor Coating Option

Watco, maker of industrial-strength flooring products, has introduced a one-day prep-and-paint system for concrete floors that employs a rapid-cure polyaspartic resin technology.


Supporters Rally to Raccoon's Savior

Todd Sutton and the raccoon he famously freed have developed a global following, with hundreds of people from dozens of countries demanding that the San Francisco carpenter get his job back.


Under Water, a Wheel-World Solution

All cities have parking problems, but Amsterdam's is unique. The city of 781,000 people has 881,000 bicycles and nowhere to legally park them.


Saving Raccoon, Losing His Job

Todd Sutton thought he was doing the right thing. When he and others arrived on the job site on a recent morning at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion project, they found a rac...


Iconic Landmarks from Day to Night

Photos of architectural landmarks or monuments are typically taken either during the day or at night…not both.


Broken Cable Again Closes WV Bridge

Frigid temperatures are being blamed for snapping a cable on one of the U.S.'s oldest bridges, shutting it down for emergency repairs for the second time in two years.


$1.6M Suit Caps 400-Question Project

A Maryland contractor that completed a $14 million, award-winning fire station in Charlottesville, VA, has filed a $1.6 million lawsuit against the city, alleging hundreds of points of confu...


Buildings Buckle Under Winter's Wrath

Homes, businesses and dozens of other structures in the Northeastern U.S. are grappling with roof failures and other structural threats and damage amid a winter of record snowfalls.


Old Landmark Shrinks to New Standard

Its millions of visitors couldn't tell by looking at it, but the Washington Monument is officially about 10 inches shorter than it was a week ago.


Washington Monument Comes Up Short

The Washington Monument has lost about 10 inches, changing its 130-year-old recorded height, government surveyors have announced.


Quikrete Mix Touts Speed, Strength

A new concrete mix for floors, steps and sidewalks promises a fast set, high strength, and crack resistance all in one.


GSA Seeks Billions for U.S. Buildings

Agency buildings, courthouses, ports and other government-owned structures would receive funding for much-needed construction and repair projects under President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Bud...


Concrete for Fast Set, High Strength

Quikrete has introduced what it calls the first concrete mix with one-hour working time, three-hour walk-on time, and 6,500 PSI compressive strength with crack, freeze-thaw and corrosion res...


Architectural Coatings Get Expert Assist

LAS VEGAS—Hands-on QC for commercial coatings was the name of the game at SSPC 2015, amid a daylong architectural track that kept attendees busy.


Looks that Last: Ancient Paint Endures

Traces of red paint 2,000 years old have been discovered during an ongoing $33 million restoration of the Colosseum in Rome.


Commercial Market Comes Roaring Back

If you build schools, hotels, hospitals or offices, 2015 and 2016 are your years, according to a new U.S. construction forecast that heralds a long-awaited comeback in the institutional and ...


Sen. Proposes $1T for Infrastructure

One of two independent U.S. Senators has proposed investing $1 trillion over five years in infrastructure, saying the plan would create 13 million living-wage jobs and make good on a long-ov...


New Lid Brings New Life to Church

A relic of the Spanish Civil War has been brought back to life with a new roof in Corbera d’Ebre, Spain.


DBE Fraud Dogs Federal Projects

Subcontractors willing to peddle their certified "disadvantaged" status to general contractors in exchange for fat public contracts are the targets of several new federal enforcement cases.


Aiming to Design Better Ebola Care

Architecture and medical students from the New York Institute of Technology have issued a life-or-death global design challenge: ideas for mobile treatment facilities for Ebola patients.


Tunnel May Bury Stonehenge Mystery

The chance to solve a 6,000-year-old mystery is butting heads with the needs of millions of motorists.


WWII Ship Enlisting Restoration Help

A rare veteran of the Allied invasion of Normandy is in need of a facelift, and her minders have put out a call to make that happen.


Finding the Key to an Immortal Mortar

For 2,000 years, builders have sought the secret to the structural strength of The Colosseum, The Pantheon and other ancient treasures.


Secret to Roman Concrete Revealed

When today's buildings seem so vulnerable to collapse, how is it that Imperial Roman structures like The Pantheon, Trajan’s Markets, and The Colosseum have endured for nearly 2,000 years?


Sun to Set on a Happy Cultural Clash

Question: Why is a medieval Scottish castle clad entirely in a "bold and shocking" technicolor explosion of Brazilian street art? Answer: Why not?


U.S. Construction Sees a Happy New Year

If you build it in 2015, they will come—and live, learn, heal or work in it, according to a major new construction forecast that sees a $612 billion year ahead.


Construction Surge Seen for 2015

U.S. public-works projects will rebound and manufacturing plant construction will remain strong amid a generally robust year for construction starts, according to a major new industry foreca...


35 'Resilient' Cities Set to Rebuild

Determined to save their infrastructure, strengthen structures, fix transit systems and meet other shared challenges, 35 cities from Chicago to Chennai, India, have been tapped for a global ...


Design Selected for Mandela Memorial

An Ohio architect's vision of life, growth and shelter will imbue a forthcoming California memorial to South African President Nelson Mandela.


35 Cities Join Global Comeback Effort

Candid about their massive challenges but resolved to meet them, cities from Boston to Belgrade to Barcelona and Bengaluru have become the next class in the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resi...


Coating Boomerangs Heat into Space

It sounds like a comic book for coating junkies, in which Our Hero zaps accumulated building heat into space without warming the atmosphere, then casts a shiny shield to protect the building...


Coating Zaps Building Heat into Space

A high-tech coated mirror that can beam heat away from buildings and into space is in the works at Stanford University.


End of Road for Paving Contractor

A notorious paving con artist who took hundreds of thousands of dollars from his victims has been sentenced to 11 years behind bars after violating his probation in California, according to ...


Moat Floats their Security Boat

The recent security breach by an armed fence-jumper at the White House has members of Congress reaching for some creative solutions.


Commercial Panels Tout Designer Look

The Laminex Group has introduced an interior wall lining system that boasts "simple installation and stunning outcomes" in commercial and retail environments.


'Cheesegrater' Bolts Raise Concern

Two bolts the size of a human arm have fallen off London's brand-new skyscraper, sending engineers scrambling to inspect thousands of others on the structure.


Bolts Break off London’s Tallest Tower

Engineers are investigating some 3,000 steel bolts on a new London skyscraper after two of them broke and fell off.


LeBron Gets a Lift (Again) in Cleveland

He stands 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds, but LeBron James packs a one-ton image that is more than 10 stories tall and 200 feet wide.


'Extreme Performance' for Walls, Seats

Designtex has rolled out greener versions and new offerings in its veteran "extreme performance" textile collections, Hardwear and Sportswear.


Coastal Wall Work Uncovers Shipwreck

Work on a $23.8 million steel barrier project in coastal New Jersey is at a standstill while experts try to identify the remains of a shipwreck discovered 20 feet below the sand.


Michelangelo’s Frescos Show Whitening

The six million tourists a year who visit the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s centuries-old frescos have taken a toll on the artwork, according to various reports.


$9M Slated for Commercial Energy Work

Energy-efficiency efforts that can be scaled up for widespread adoption in commercial buildings may now be eligible for millions of dollars in federal backing.


Probe: Attitudes Doomed Mall

"Apathy, neglect, indifference, mediocrity, ineptitude, incompetence, greed, obfuscation and duplicity" all perpetuated problems that caused the catastrophic collapse of a Canadian shopping ...


Ike Memorial Clears Last Design Hurdle

After languishing 15 years on the drawing boards, a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower has an approved design.


Ike Memorial Clears Planning Panels

Despite scathing criticism, a controversial design for a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower will go forward with approval from two key agencies.


Steel Contractor Indicted on WTC Project

A federal grand jury has charged a steel erector and its CEO with using shell minority-led "partners" to land nearly $600 million in contracts on the World Trade Center Project.


Fatal Mall Collapse Laid to Human Error

Engineers, owners and public officials all share the blame for a fatal mall collapse in Ontario in 2012, a judicial inquiry has determined.


Planning Panel Likes Ike Memorial

Stalled for years in controversy, a design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has finally taken a critical step forward.


Military Coatings Mission Accomplished

Seven historic U.S. Army vehicles will greet this Veterans Day restored to their former glory, thanks to a massive volunteer effort by contractors and suppliers across the coatings industry....


Detroit Bows a Splashy Spin on Parking

Parking in downtown Detroit? Allow a little extra time—not for the traffic, but for the art. Ten stories of it.


Icons from the Past Secure a Future

Two covered bridges—unique pieces of Americana—will live out their third century with some additional protection.


Historic Renovation Draws $107K Fine

A sweeping plan to renovate an abandoned 19th-century textile mill in Connecticut has run seriously afoul of federal health and safety regulators.


9 New Sites Added to Historic List

From the oldest operating streetcar system in America to the home of an arctic explorer, the nine recently designated national historic landmarks showcase the history and development of the ...


Shun Death-Chamber Projects, AIA Urged

Designing solitary confinement facilities, execution chambers and other "spaces for killing, torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" should not be the work of American architects,...


Young Architects Design against Ebola

Could innovative architecture help slow the spread of the deadly Ebola virus? Yes, say students at Texas A&M's Master of Architecture program, who have developed a series of designs for port...


NYC Plans Building Energy Overhaul

Aiming to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050, New York City’s mayor has unveiled a sweeping plan to retrofit thousands of public and private buildings.


Concrete Slab Crushes Worker in NYC

A New Jersey construction worker was fatally crushed this week by a concrete slab while working on a New York City project being built by a budget hotel developer with a history of building ...


Australia: Rising Sea Will Cost $226B

With most of its resources close to the coast, Australia faces havoc with its infrastructure and, possibly, its economy in the decades to come, scientists warn.


‘Undersea Museums’ Reveal Ghost Ships

Coastal waters outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge are home to an estimated 300 shipwrecks, but only a handful had been documented—until now.


Saga’s Toll: 5 Years, $1.6M+, 1 Apology

A Pennsylvania construction contractor once reviled by prosecutors as "despicable" and falsely accused of felony theft from a church has finally cleared his name and settled the five-year ca...


For Sale: Lots and Lots of Lighthouses

Lighthouses, once deemed a technological marvel, are now being transferred or auctioned off at record rates by the U.S. government.


Ike Memorial Plan Slims Down

The celebrity architect behind the controversial Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has scaled down his much-criticized design, removing several massive ornamental structures and opening up the v...


Schools Go to the Head of the Class

Old factories reborn as 21st-century learning hubs, holistic schools designed for healthier children, and day care befitting the children of "future Nobel Laureates" are among the newly crow...


Gehry Scales Down Ike Memorial

Two towering metal tapestries and two massive columns have disappeared in a newly revised design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial near the National Mall.


A Wall, Long Gone, Ripe for Painting

Now, you can have your history and paint it, too. In what may be a perfect convergence of artistic, economic and historical opportunity, a German cement maker is peddling paint-your-own piec...


Developer Indicted in $160M Visa Con

A Chicago man has been indicted after reportedly parlaying a U.S. visa program into a nine-figure fundraising opportunity that targeted Chinese nationals seeking U.S. residency.


Napa Quake Damage Could Top $4B

Damage estimates continue to mount in Northern California more than a week after 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Napa Valley region.


Ike Memorial Panned as ‘5-Star Folly’

After 15 years, $65 million in appropriations, and not a shovel of dirt turned, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission can add a congressional oversight panel to its growing list of cr...


Graffiti Strikes a Russian Nerve

Russian officials are pleading with Bulgarians: Lay down your paint brushes, and please stop desecrating the Monument of the Soviet Army.


History Unveils Paint-Your-Own Keepsake

In what may be a perfect convergence of artistic, economic and historical opportunity, a German cement maker is peddling paint-your-own pieces of the Berlin Wall.


Panel Blasts Ike Memorial Cost, Snafus

After lavishing $41 million over a period longer than World War II, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission has nothing to show, and much to answer for, its congressional overseers say.


UK Builder is a Bee’s Best Friend

With bee populations declining worldwide, one UK homebuilder has a honey of an idea: a design contest to build the best “bee hotel.”


Seoul Searches for Sinkhole Answers

The Summer of Sinkholes has left the city of Seoul scrambling for construction culprits both above and below ground.


Subway Work Blamed for Sinkholes

Sinkholes that are erupting in Seoul, South Korea, may be coming from construction below the ground, not above it, city officials now say.


Psst! Wanna Buy a Bridge?

Oregon's Sellwood Bridge is almost 90 years old, weighs over 3,000 tons, and is chock full of lead paint, but it could all be yours—if the price is right.


Report: Coating Error Snags FAA Tower

An incorrectly installed antifungal coating will delay "by at least a year" the opening of a new $99 million tower at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, the Las Vegas Review-Journal ...


Lead Rule for Public Projects Advances

U.S. regulators continue to build their case for lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects, with the release of a draft methodology for analyzing exposures.


Tower Coating Problem Probed

A reported coatings application error on a $99 million air traffic control tower may cost millions of dollars to repair and could set back the project a year, according to a Las Vegas newspa...


Commercial Lead Plan Inches Forward

Moving slowly but steadily toward a lead rule for renovation of commercial and public buildings, federal regulators have released an approach for estimating lead exposures during those proje...


Sinkholes Threaten Record Skyscraper

The spreading eruption of sinkholes throughout Seoul, South Korea, is now threatening progress on what was to be the capital's tallest building.


AIA Dampens ’14 Construction Outlook

The infamous winter of 2013-14 is now taking the blame for a reduction in nonresidential construction spending that will affect activity for the rest of the year.


PPG Debuts New Intumescents for Steel

Specifiers on steel structures have several new intumescent coating options for hollow and solid building components.


PPG Adds Steel Intumescent Coatings

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has announced new products in the Steelguard range of intumescent fire protection coatings for steel structures.


A Dazzling Homage to Camouflage

Hiding in plain sight has always been a crafty ruse, but if you want to completely confuse the enemy, you need to razzle-dazzle him.


Statue to Live with its Unkind Cut

The bronze King of the Beasts that has stood sentry outside Spain’s Parliament for more than a century will remain anatomically incorrect.


Spain Denies Lion New Loins

Worried about corrosion, Spanish officials have sacked a petition to add testicles to a bronze lion statue in front of the country's Parliament building in Madrid.


Gilding Failure Mars NYC Monument

A year-old $500,000 gilding project has failed on a landmark statue in Central Park, with officials mystified as to the cause.


Gold Coating Proves a 24kt Failure

A mysterious coating failure is causing 1,200 square feet of gold—a new, half-million-dollar paint job—to crack and peel on a massive historical monument in New York City’s Central Park.


Runway Rockbed Stops Runaway Planes

A massive bed of new-technology concrete blocks will be installed at the end of a new Florida runway to slow stray airplanes to a safe stop.


Parking Garages Get Their Green On

The concrete colossus known as the parking garage may now join its green-building brethren in a new rating system that focuses on the structure's design, technology and operation.


Above Chicago, Cracking on the Ledge

The sound and sight of protective coatings cracking at the top of America's tallest building has left visitors shaken, but officials insist the failure held no danger.


1 Dead in NJ Restaurant Renovation

One construction worker has died and another remained seriously injured after the floor of a New Jersey restaurant partially collapsed during renovations.


Coating Cracks atop Chicago Landmark

Visitors to Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower last week got not only an unobstructed view of the city from 1,353 feet up, but also a serious scare, as the protective coating on the glass ledge b...


Plans for Commercial Lead Rule Return

After a hiatus of nearly two years, federal regulators are taking a baby step toward a new rule for controlling lead-paint hazards in commercial and public buildings.


EPA Unveils Next Round on Lead Rule

It’s time for U.S. contractors on public and commercial projects to gear up for the next round of proposed lead-safe rules at those worksites.


New Coatings Demand New Credentials

Commercial coatings technology is advancing faster than the skills of the painters who apply it, stepping up the need for applicator certification and training, says the man who is leading t...


Cracks Fixed Atop Washington Monument

An extensive, 33-month long, $15 million repair program to mend cracks and chips atop the Washington Monument has been completed.


$15M Repair Reopens Washington Monument

The 130-year-old Washington Monument has reopened to the public nearly three years after sustaining cracks and chips in an earthquake that rattled the eastern United States.


Building Buzz as New Show Opens

CINCINNATI—Anticipating new markets, new technologies, new customers and new members, the building community’s best and brightest gathered Tuesday in Cincinnati, OH, to kick off the premiere...


Ballpark Dons a Retro Birthday Look

Cubbie Blue (bled by millions of Chicagoans worldwide) has gone green in honor of Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday.


NY Library Scraps $300M Redesign

A controversial multimillion-dollar plan to redesign the interior of the iconic New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue has been shelved.


Posh ‘Monument of Defects’ to be Razed

Six years after revelations of serious construction defects stopped work, a Las Vegas luxury high-rise will be painstakingly dismantled without ever opening.


Unopened Vegas Hotel to be Dismantled

Floor by floor, an unfinished multimillion-dollar hotel riddled with structural defects will come down this year without checking in a single guest, a Nevada judge has ruled.


Ghastly Garages Vie for ‘Ugliest’ Title

They may be marred with graffiti, need a new paint job or barely stand upright, but residential and commercial garages across the nation are going head-to-head in a competition this summer.


Architect’s Dream Home in Legal Limbo

A new modern residence nestled among Victorian-era homes and 20th-century bungalows in Raleigh, NC, has sparked an architectural brouhaha that may end with a leveling.


Hotels Fit for the Quirky Traveler

Tired of the typical hotel experience? Perhaps a night in the cockpit of a 1950s Bristol freighter plane in New Zealand is more your speed.


Prison to Be Construction Family Affair

The Fraziers, owners of C.E. Frazier Construction Co. Inc. and a variety of long-troubled spinoffs, are all going to jail.


DOT Budget Bill Aims to ‘Grow America’

“Transformative transportation projects” that will save bridges, strengthen roads, extend rail, stabilize funding, improve safety, and employ millions of Americans are the promise of a $302 ...


Worker Guilty in Architect’s Killing

An employee has been convicted of second-degree murder in the April 2013 beating death of internationally known architect Graham Downes.


PPG Retools in New Push for the Pros

Most of the U.S. purchasing power for architectural paints and coatings is now in the hands of contractors, specifiers and other professionals—a new reality that has PPG Industries rebrandin...


Construction Family Headed for Prison

The good news for the Frazier family is that they will all be together for the holidays this year. The bad news is, it will be in prison.


$70M GSA Revamp Set for 19 States

The U.S. government will slash a half-million square feet of office space, and relocate an unknown number of employees, in a $70 million consolidation plan that will trigger projects in 19 s...


PPG’s New Direction to Target Pros

PPG Industries plans to rebrand and revamp thousands of U.S. retail and distribution points to better reach the contractors, specifiers and other professionals who now buy most of its archit...


Feds Plan $70M Office Consolidation

The United States’ largest landlord is planning the mother of all downsizings.


Unveiling a Big Vision for Teeny Homes

Artists and designers in Georgia have seen the “future of urban living”—and boy, is it small.


Best Practices: How to Avoid
Sacking Havoc on Concrete Walls

Sacking—the practice of filling bugholes and other voids in concrete walls by rubbing a mixture of cement, sand, and water through a sack—can be very risky business.


Locking In a New Life for Old Prison

If you have a plan for redeveloping a gigantic, century-old, asbestos- and lead-laden, security-sensitive, historic prison—but not as a prison, or casino, or chemical plant—the U.S. Navy is ...


A Tough Cell: Navy Seeks Prison Rehab

After a unanimous chorus of “thanks but no thanks” from other federal agencies, the U.S. Navy is again shopping a redevelopment opportunity for a century-old prison to the private sector.


Armstrong Launches Flooring Adhesive

Armstrong Commercial Flooring has introduced Flip Spray Adhesive, a zero-VOC, high-moisture product designed for quick flooring renovation.


Panel Rejects Ike Memorial Design

The controversial memorial design honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower has been rejected by a federal panel that oversees planning in the nation's capital.


GSA Deal: Deeds, Not Dollars, for Work

Trying to purge its books of white-elephant properties, the federal government has hatched a novel offer for construction contractors: provide redevelopment services in exchange for titles t...


Hospital Cleanup Draws $2.3M Fine

Federal authorities have shut down and fined an intensive cleanup project at an old psychiatric hospital complex in New York, following complaints about dangerous lead and asbestos practices...


‘Mysterious’ Developer Fined $2.3M

Abandoned a generation earlier, the 80 crumbling brick buildings of the old Harlem Valley Psychiatric Hospital needed to be cleaned up—and fast—for potential investors.


Lead, Fall Hazards Beset Museum Project

Two Ohio contractors are facing multiple serious health and safety citations for lead-based paint and fall hazards on a historic restoration project at a museum complex.


Historic Army Project Enlists Painters

The largest U.S. Army museum in the world is recruiting volunteers for painting and blasting work on historic armored vehicles.


Bidders to Belly Up to Tavern Project

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is seeking bids to prep and paint an 18th-century tavern in Halifax, NC.


New Tower: Now, You Don’t See It

If you build a skyscraper that is designed to be invisible, is it really there? The answer awaits completion of the Tower Infinity, billed as the world's first "invisible tower."


Repair Mortar Boasts Quick Cure

Dependable LLC has introduced a new repair mortar for interior and exterior applications.


Model Project Captures Worn Buildings

Shiny new buildings may be easier on the eyes than decrepit structures. But for one artist, it's the forgotten buildings that inspire creativity and elicit emotion.


U.S. House Passes Building Energy Bill

A bipartisan bill that would hold commercial tenants to new energy usage standards has sailed through the U.S. House on a 375-36 vote.


Regional Paint Firms Make National Push

Contending that local is better for coatings and services, a network of regional manufacturers has developed a new alliance to give them national clout.


U.S. Coatings Get New ‘National Player’

Working locally to compete nationally, nine regional North American paint and coating manufacturers have banded together to increase their specifying and selling power from coast to coast.


Twitter Adds Old West Cabins to Nest

High-tech Twitter is installing low-tech 19th-century cabins inside its trendy San Francisco digs, according to numerous reports.


Eyeing New Aid, GSA Drafts Wish List

Critical safety updates in North St. Louis, modernization in Detroit, upgrades to border infrastructure, and renovation of a federal agency landmark will all be on the to-do list if the U.S....


Deco Flooring Designed for Tough Wear

Floor protection and restoration provider Thermal-Chem Corp. has rolled out a new decorative system designed to be LEED-friendly and traffic-tough.


Mayor Ousted over Construction Bribes

The mayor of New Jersey’s capital city has been stripped of his post weeks after his conviction in a corruption case involving a parking garage project on city-owned land.


Concrete Pour Achieves World Record

Construction crews at the site of a new hotel and office tower in downtown Los Angeles poured more than 80 million pounds of concrete for nearly 20 hours straight—setting a world record for ...


‘Energy Bunker’ Rises from Nazi Roots

Combining a dark page from Germany’s past with the energy of the future, a German developer has transformed a World War II air-raid bunker into a cutting-edge energy facility.


Ike Memorial Denied Funding

A 15-year-old plan to design, fund and construct a memorial to honor President Dwight D. Eisenhower has encountered yet another setback.


Powerful 2nd Act for Nazi Bunker

Seventy years after its service to Germany's Third Reich, an air-raid bunker in Hamburg has morphed into an energy plant serving thousands of homes.


Old Hands, New Materials Star at Show

Secrets of successful paint removal on historic structures and coatings technology that has garage "man caves" booming kicked off a full slate of popular architectural/commercial sessions Tu...


Free eBook Covers Historic Renovation

Renovating buildings that have survived generations is no easy task, especially when it comes to coatings, but a free new compilation of expert advice can help teams tackling these projects.


Whiting-Turner Cited in Fatal Collapse

A Maryland general contractor whose employee was killed and another seriously injured in the collapse of nearly 50,000 pounds of concrete is facing $11,125 in fines for serious safety violat...


Smart Coatings Market Set to Surge

Forecasters are expecting a “staggering” and sustained across-the-board growth spurt for the global smart coatings industry.


Historic Home Painting Up for Bid

Bids are being sought to repaint a 154-year-old antebellum home in Tallahassee, FL.


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Enlisted by the military, tended by the medical field, and built up by the construction industry, smart coatings have a brilliant future.


WI Contractor Killed in Fall

Federal authorities are investigating the death of a construction worker who fell at least 20 feet from a hotel job site in Madison, WI.


Carboline Launches New Intumescent

Fire protection for commercial structural steel elements has a new option in Carboline Company’s Thermo-Lag E100, an advanced epoxy intumescent.


New Fire Protection for Structural Steel

Carboline Co. has introduced Thermo-Lag E100, an advanced epoxy intumescent for the protection of exterior and interior commercial structural steel elements.


Now, a Crew You Could Take Home to Mom

No caffeine, no nicotine and no swearing. New Year’s resolutions? Maybe, but they are also the ground rules for construction workers building a new Mormon temple in Philadelphia.


Old Courthouses Raise New Concern

Like old soldiers, old courthouses never die. Unfortunately, they don't fade away, either. Typically, they sit, crumbling and useless, for a year or more while someone determines what to do ...


Bridge, Tunnel Work Top 2014 Outlook

The new year should ring in increased spending on transportation infrastructure, including “record levels” of bridge and tunnel construction spending, a new analysis says.


Feds to Move Offices into 1WTC

Three federal agencies are planning for a 2015 move into the new One World Trade Center, according to the General Services Administration.


Feds: Lead Risk for Painters Persists

Lead exposure on the job remains a significant health threat in painting and blasting, despite decades of improvement among other occupations and the general public, a new federal study repo...


San Fran Probes Google’s Bay Building

The frigid depths of San Francisco Bay have not kept Google's mystery construction project there out of hot water.


Developer Sues Architect for Overruns

Who should be on the hook when a redevelopment project runs wildly over budget projections?


CDC Finds High Lead Levels in Painters

Lead is not dead as a threat to painters, and occupational exposures are still putting that profession at elevated risk, despite decades of improvement elsewhere, a new federal study reports...


NIBS Seeks Input on Building Workforce

Facility managers, building operations workers, and other professionals are needed to participate in a nationwide effort to improve the quality of the commercial building workforce.


Road Crew Finds 10K-Year-Old House

Construction crews widening a highway in Israel stumbled across what could be some of the earliest examples of urban planning: a 10,000-year-old home and a 6,000-year-old temple.


Bidding on Track for Depot Project

Reconstruction of a century-old train depot in Virginia has left the station, as the structure's keepers have issued a request for bids to restore the building.


10,000-Year-Old House Discovered

A routine dig on Israel's Highway 38 became anything but when crews happened upon two staggering architectural finds: a 10,000-year-old home and a 6,000-year-old temple.


Buddhist Temple Gets Golden Makeover

Armed guards are standing watch over a glittering coating project in the town of Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India.


Braves Pitch New $672M Ballpark

‘The Ted’ is dead as the home of the Braves, as the Atlanta MLB team has announced plans to make a 14-mile, $672 million move up the road.


Braves Plan New $672M Stadium

Saying their current digs need “hundreds of millions of dollars” in upgrades, the Atlanta Braves will chop their ties to Turner Field and build a new $672 million ballpark to open in 2017.


Gum Wall Eschews its Excess

Seattle’s—or maybe America’s—foulest tourist attraction has finally gotten a bath.


Infrastructure Cripples Typhoon Relief

Buckled and smashed infrastructure across the central Philippines is hampering the global effort to reach hundreds of thousands of desperate and homeless survivors of deadly Typhoon Haiyan. ...


‘Superman Building’ Damage Spurs Suit

Crumbling façades and other issues marring the so-called “Superman Building” in Providence, RI, have led to a $23.7 million dispute between the building owner and a former tenant.


Clear Coats Join Anti-Graffiti System

PPG Industries has introduced two new anti-graffiti clear coatings that are designed to be used in a system with the company's proprietary cleaner.


Bids Invited for Observatory Project

The University of Mississippi is inviting bids for painting an historic observatory building that was used as a hospital during the Civil War.


MN Warns of Solvent Vapors in Homes

Industrial solvent vapors from contaminated groundwater at an old Superfund site may be intruding into homes and properties in southeast Minneapolis, state officials have announced.


Group Rips Care of Veterans’ Facilities

Hundreds of historic care facilities, chapels and homes built for America's veterans are at risk of demolition due to neglect by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a new report charges...


Pipeline Crew Unearths Dinosaur Fossil

A construction worker clearing the way for a Canadian pipeline made a rare discovery—a massive dinosaur fossil—when he accidentally cut into it with a backhoe.


Mall Investigation: Litany of Failures

A drumbeat of neglect, indifference, professional lapses and outright defiance in the face of years of structural red flags resounded through the seven-month investigation into the fatal col...


EPA Fines MO Remodeler in Lead Case

A Missouri contractor has agreed to pay $30,000 to resolve allegations that it violated federal lead-safety regulations in restoring a 19th-century home.


$20M Inquiry into Fatal Collapse Ends

Tales of owner neglect, failed waterproofing, poor design, missing specifications and numerous other problems highlighted the 117-day, $20 million public inquiry into the deadly collapse of ...


Halloween Booty: Blackbeard’s Guns

In a move unlikely to cheer Blackbeard’s ghost, the U.S. Coast Guard has recovered five cannons and multiple barrel hoops from the 18th-century pirate's shipwreck off the North Carolina coas...


Bids Invited for 1877 School Project

The Kansas State Historical Society is seeking contractors to restore a 136-year-old one-room school house in Topeka.


PPG Unveils Anti-Graffiti Clear Coats

PPG Industries has rolled out an anti-graffiti system that combines two new clear coatings with its graffiti-removing cleaner.


Hotel Project Death Spurs Fines

The July death of a worker on a hotel project has resulted in $21,560 in proposed federal fines for a Boston-area contractor with a history of safety, health and wage violations.


Ben Moore Prank Puts Scare in Painters

Times must be harder for commercial painters than we realized. Why else would several of them sign on for a midnight gig at an abandoned hotel, where zombies roam and—seriously—the paint job...


L.A. Sues over Crumbling $240M Runway

The City of Los Angeles has filed suit against four construction firms that built a $240 million airport runway that is deteriorating and “unfit” after just six years.


Report Warns of L.A. Building Collapses

From factories to residential high-rises, more than 1,000 older concrete buildings across the Los Angeles skyline are in danger of collapse should a major earthquake hit the area, according ...


67 Global Heritage Sites in Danger

Corrosion, development pressures, lean budgets and civil strife are endangering the future of 67 cultural-heritage sites worldwide, according to a new "watch list" issued by the World Monume...


Monument Fund Warns of Sites at Risk

From Syria to St. Louis, 67 cultural-heritage sites in 41 countries and territories worldwide are at risk from the forces of nature and social, political and economic headwinds, experts warn...


Coil Coating Amps Up Weather Resistance

The Valspar Corp. has introduced the next generation of its WeatherX coil coating system for commercial, residential and industrial applications.


OSHA Fines 4 NYC Hotel Contractors

Four New York contractors are facing more than $270,000 in federal fines for fall-protection violations and other hazards during construction of a midtown Manhattan hotel, according to autho...


Valspar Launches Improved Coil Coating

Valspar has announced a new weather-resistant coil coating system for metals used in a variety of applications.


KILZ Revamps Interior Latex Line

Masterchem Industries LLC has announced a new formulation of its KILZ PRO-X100 Series interior latex paint line, recommended for large, time-sensitive, multi-family residential and commercia...


Commissioning Process Standard Unveiled

Ensuring that building systems perform as designed and buildings operate as fine-tuned facilities are the goals of a new standard for the commissioning process.


Boston Tops Energy Report Card

Boston, MA, is America’s most energy-efficient city, in terms of its efforts to slash energy usage and costs, according to a new report ranking 34 of the country’s largest cities.


Painting Bids Sought for Historic Manor

The City of Bowie, MD, is inviting bids for interior and exterior repainting of the historic Belair Mansion, an 18th-century plantation home that was used as a residence for 250 years.


New Flooring Offers Repurposed Style

Repurposed yarn is the center of a new flooring collection recommended for use in commercial interiors.


Chicago Joins Energy Benchmarking Cities

Thousands of large buildings across the Chicago skyline will be required to report their energy use and authorize the city to disclose the numbers to the public under a new mandate.


Prisons Test the Power of Pink

Pink paint is being used in jails throughout Switzerland as part of a plan designed to curb tempers and soothe prisoners.


New Mission: Saving Ruins from Ruin

Concerned about inappropriate restoration at one of the world’s historic treasures, a group of scientists plans to spend the next 10 years preventing the Pompeii World Heritage Site from “fa...


Bids Invited for Bell Tower Paint Job

The City of Norwalk, CT, is seeking contractors to paint and restore the bell tower structure on the Town House building in Mill Hill Historic Park.


Inspector Falls to Death in Las Vegas

Authorities are investigating the falling death of a welding inspector at a large outdoor shopping center jobsite in Las Vegas.


Engineers Call for Inspection Changes

Following a fatal mall collapse, regulators are seeking changes to inspection standards and overall transparency in inspection reports from professional engineers.


Rule Changes Urged after Mall Collapse

Regulators in Ontario are calling for rule changes for professional engineers after hearing hundreds of hours of testimony during a probe into a fatal mall collapse there.


Contractor Error Cited in Deadly Blast

Federal inspectors are holding a utility contractor primarily responsible for a natural-gas explosion that leveled a Kansas City restaurant and killed one of its employees in February.


MA Contractor Cited for Sub’s Lapses

A Massachusetts contractor faces a $28,125 federal fine for alleged lead hazards created by a window subcontractor on a historic renovation project in Maine.


5-Year DFW Airport Project Out to Bid

The Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport Board is inviting bids for a five-year, million-dollar painting contract.


Bids Invited for Plantation Painting

Chesterfield County, VA, is looking for contractors to perform exterior painting and repairs to Castlewood, a historic Virginia plantation home with a rare architectural design.


With Mall ‘Doomed,’ Owner Shunned Fixes

The owner of Ontario's infamous Algo Centre Mall says he refused to repair what he called a “doomed” structure because it was a “black hole” unworthy of additional expense.


Workers Discover Gold Rush-Era Boat

Construction workers have struck gold in California, discovering an intact boat that dates to the mid-19th century.


Roll Call: PA Schoolhouse Needs Paint

A project to paint and repair a historic school building that was once part of one of the country’s earliest religious communities is up for bid in Ephrata, PA.


Owner: ‘Doomed’ Mall Not Worth Repair

Despite having the funds to repair the perpetually leaky roof on the Algo Centre Mall in Canada, the owner said he had chosen not to, because he considered the property a “black hole.”


Medieval Manor Mysteriously Emerges

What began as a routine excavation for a housing development has swelled into a full-blown encounter with unknown medieval wealth, power and mystery.


Crew Uncovers 30 Ancient Graves

Human remains, possibly up to 2,000 years old, were discovered by construction crews in eastern Mexico.


China Decrees 5-Year Ban on Building

In an attempt to end corruption and control wasteful spending, China’s leaders have imposed a ban on the construction of new government buildings for five years.


Historic Depot Project Out to Bid

A project to renovate the interior of a historic railroad station in Gaithersburg, MD, is currently out to bid.


One-Step Topcoat Aims for Ease, Savings

International Paint has introduced an acrylic polysiloxane topcoat for commercial applications that aims to provide cost savings in an environmentally friendly formula.


Bids Sought for Town Hall Facelift

Town officials in Boxborough, MA, are seeking bids for lead remediation and painting of the century-old Town Hall.


17 Perish in Indian Hotel Collapse

At least 17 people have been killed after a three-story hotel collapsed early Monday (July 8) in southern India—the latest in a string of deadly collapses in the region.


Polysiloxane Topcoat Eases Application

A new acrylic polysiloxane topcoat has rolled out to the North American market, International Paint LLC announced.


IL Golf Club Tees Up for Painting Bids

The Village of Bloomingdale, IL, is inviting commercial contractors to take a swing at painting the town's clubhouse.


OSHA Nails Repeat Offender for $49K

Allowing employees to work at 50-foot heights without fall protection has landed a New Jersey contractor in hot water with federal authorities for the fourth time in five years.


Graffiti Defaces 4,000-Year-Old Marker

UK preservationists and paint specialists are working to remove graffiti newly spray-painted on a Bronze Age-era national archaeological site in Wales.


Bids Sought to Paint 1880s GA Home

A project to paint a historic Victorian farmhouse located on a 46-acre nature preserve is up for bid in North Fulton County, GA.


From OSHA, A Peek Behind the Probes

Against the backdrop of a mounting number of deadly structural collapses, the federal government has just released extensive documentation of its investigations into several such disasters.


Probe: Doctored Inspection Unfolds

One discredited Ontario engineer touched up the structural assessment, while his partner signed off on the report, based on verbal assurances and despite his own knowledge of problems at the...


Saving, and Losing, U.S. Historic Places

There was good news and bad news this month for America’s historic treasures: While many received word of an influx in preservation and restoration funding, others were put on life support.


New Site Details Construction Probes

Investigations into deadly building collapses, structural failures, and other construction disasters are the focus on a new web page by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


Workers to Collect $8M in Wage Case

Thousands of workers who built a Hilton hotel in San Diego, CA, will receive more than $8 million owed to them in a prevailing-wage case, according to California’s Labor Commission.


Bidding Opens for Historic Lock Work

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking bids to rehabilitate the historic Flight of Five Locks 67-71 on the Erie Canal in Lockport, NY.


Engineer Altered Mall Inspection Report

An engineer who inspected a doomed mall in Elliot Lake, Ontario, two months before it collapsed has admitted to removing photographs and descriptions from a structural assessment report at t...


Historic Beach House Up for Repaint

A project to repair and paint a turn-of-the-century cottage at Eastern Point Beach, CT, is out to bid.


Federal Probe Urged in Mall Collapse

A citizens group is demanding a federal investigation into the fatal cave-in at the Algo Centre Mall, after an Ontario Labour Ministry official defended her agency's oversight of the doomed ...


Skyscraper City Dims Speed Record

China has quietly backed off its much-trumpeted plan to build the world's tallest structure in the shortest time: more than 200 stories, in less than 90 days.


Painting Bids Open for Poet’s Home

The one-time home of one of America’s most acclaimed poets is in need of a fresh coat of paint.


Witness: 9 Mall Areas at Breaking Point

Severe corrosion compromised nine areas of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, Ontario, according to engineers who investigated the roof collapse that killed two people last June.


At 81, Sydney Bridge Preps for Facelift

Q: How many painters does it take to paint a coat hanger? A: 50, when the hanger in question is the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Temple’s Tourist Tag Stirs Outcry

Teen graffiti scrawled on a 3,500-year-old tablet at Egypt’s Temple of Luxor has triggered public outrage.


No Answers in Parking Deck Cave-in

Investigators continue to comb the rubble of a suburban Maryland parking garage to determine why a 50,000-pound concrete slab fell, fatally crushing a construction worker and critically inju...


Industry to EPA: Make Your Case on Lead

Federal regulators who want sweeping new lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects must prove the need for those rules first, the construction industry insists.


Construction Crew Ruins Ruins

After surviving 2,300 years of civilization, a Mayan pyramid that majestically crowned a 100-foot-tall mound in Central America has been destroyed by a construction crew in need of road fill...


MD Parking Deck Collapse Kills Worker

Authorities are searching for the cause of a collapse of a 50,000-pound concrete section of a parking garage under construction in Maryland that killed one worker and injured another.


Industry Seeks EPA Data on Lead Rule

Federal regulators must show a “hazard and causal link” between renovation work and lead-based paint in public and commercial buildings before expanding any rules involving that work, the co...


Bids Invited for Covered Bridge Rehab

Pennsylvania is seeking contractors for coating and rehabilitation work on historic Schlicher's Covered Bridge, which spans Jordan Creek in the midst of a county-owned game preserve.


Painting Can’t Extend This Pot Life

For one marijuana factory in Scotland, the smell of fresh paint just couldn’t mask the drug’s powerful odor.


Work Crew Destroys Ancient Pyramid

One of the oldest Mayan pyramids has been destroyed by construction crews digging for crushed rock to build a road in Belize.


Historic NH Homestead Needs Repaint

A project to paint the exterior surfaces of a historic New Hampshire homestead built on the state’s first mainland settlement is up for bid.


Bids Invited for Library Paint Job

A project to paint interior and exterior surfaces at the oldest public library west of the Mississippi River is up for bid.


Clear Coat Fights Graffiti, Corrosion

Protecting commercial exteriors from graffiti and corrosion just got a new tool with a coating that protects within 24 hours and dries to the touch within two hours, Cortec Corp. has announc...


Push to Save Green Building Mandates

The energy efficiency of more than 400,000 U.S. buildings is at stake in a new Senate bill that critics are threatening to derail, hundreds of building industry firms are warning Congress.


Inspector Who Cleared Mall is Charged

Engineers who inspected an Ontario shopping mall last year declared it structurally sound one month before it caved in and killed two people.


Engineer Charged in Fatal Mall Cave-In

An engineer who inspected a rooftop garage at a mall in Ontario weeks before it caved in and crushed two people has been charged with health and safety violations as the public inquiry into ...


Worker Deemed Employee in Fatal Case

A Florida contractor must answer federal citations involving the electrocution of a Hispanic drywall worker, although the worker was paid in cash and the contractor denied knowing him.


Historic NJ Bridge Rehab Awarded

The Great Falls Bridge, a historic span that once appeared in the TV show The Sopranos, will undergo rehabilitation by Anka Painting of Palisades Park, NJ.


Architect Dies after Fight with Worker

International architect Graham Downes has died from injuries suffered in an assault outside his California home, according to an announcement by his company.


Music Museum Tunes into Painting Bids

The Delta Music Museum is warming up for a fast, thorough facelift inside and out, and bids are being invited for the work.


$17.5M Ship Museum Work Awarded

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has awarded a $17.5 million contract to Taylor Brothers Marine Construction Co., of Wilmington, NC, for upkeep of the Battleship USS Texas.


Gild Trip: Fancy Feast is a Spray Away

The goose that laid the golden egg didn't have to die, as it turns out.


FBI Impersonator Held in $225K Swindle

A former Ohio real-estate executive has been charged with impersonating a federal agent and diverting money from FBI construction contracts to defraud several companies of more than $225,000...


Shortcuts Revealed in Fatal FL Collapse

Five contractors are being blamed for a variety of shortcuts—from skipped inspections and welds to ignoring construction plans—in a Florida building collapse that killed four workers last fa...


Obama Proposes 6% DOT Hike in 2014

The nation's beleaguered bridges, pipelines, roads, rail systems, ports, airports, maritime operations and transit systems could begin upgrades in FY 2014, if President Obama's $77 billion b...


Food Fit for a Fine Finish

Spray paint has a variety of commercial, industrial, and consumer uses, to be sure, but one of them might make some a little hungry … or queasy.


5 Firms Fined Over Deadly Collapse

Serious federal safety violations with penalties totaling more than $38,000 have been levied against five companies involved in the construction of a Florida college parking garage that coll...


Project Overruns Laid to Contractors

The general contractor’s “unreasonable” direction of subcontractors on an Air Force repaving project in Guam led to delays that will cost the parties millions of dollars, a federal judge has...


New Premium Interior Line is Zero VOC

Dunn-Edwards has introduced a new line of interior, low-odor, zero-VOC paints for schools, hospitality, hospitals and other commercial and residential applications.


Iconic Cathedral Targeted by Vandalism

Many college students want to leave their mark on their universities; however, one spray-paint-wielding student’s mark at the University of Pittsburgh may yield him a felony record.


Home Depot to Settle VOC Case for $8M

The Home Depot Inc. has agreed to pay $8 million to settle claims that it sold architectural paints and finishes with higher-than-permitted VOC levels in Southern California.


Hearing: Mall Owners Wanted Out

The original owners of the Elliot Lake Mall wanted to sell the troubled property 20 years ago, because they were unable to repair the chronically leaking roof, a representative of the compan...


Navy Artifacts Set for Makeover

Historic weaponry on display at a major Navy facility in Virginia is due for a facelift, under a painting and cleaning contract now up for bids.


EPA Names Top 25 Energy-Saving Cities

Los Angeles has topped a federal ranking of most energy-efficient cities, in terms of Energy Star building certifications, for the fifth consecutive year.


Bids Invited to Paint Historic Weapons

The U.S. Navy is seeking bids for the cleaning and painting of historic weaponry at the 95-year-old Naval Support Facility in Dahlgren, VA.


Fate Uncertain: Gehry’s Design for Ike

Five years and tens of millions of dollars into the process, a controversial memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower may be headed back to the drawing board, sunk by an "unworkable" desig...


New Airport Sign Kills Boy, Crushes Mom

A 10-year-old Kansas boy was killed and his mother critically injured when a massive concrete and glass display board in a newly renovated airport terminal fell on four members of the family...


KS Paint Job Answers Gay Haters

A nonprofit peace group has put its house paint where its heart is—and, at the same time, right in the face of the nation’s most vocal homosexual-hating church.


Engineers Give U.S. Infrastructure a D+

When the good news is that your grade has improved to a D+, there isn't much good news—but that is the current state of U.S. infrastructure, the nation's civil engineers say.


Doomed Mall: 1 Second, 1 Car

With a weld ravaged by water and corrosion, it took just one car—in one second—to cave in an Ontario shopping mall last summer, trapping and killing people inside, engineers studying the acc...


Architect Answers in Collapse Probe

The hunt for responsibility in the deadly roof collapse at an Ontario mall continued this week with testimony from the architect who designed the structure more than three decades ago.


Firms to Pay $21M for O’Hare Problems

Walsh Construction of Chicago and six other contractors will pony up a total of $21 million to settle years of litigation with that city over problems with a terminal facade project at O'Har...


Architect to Pay $1.9M in Airport Case

A Chicago architect and design firm will share in a $21 million tab being shouldered by seven contractors to settle years of litigation over a terminal project at O'Hare International Airpor...


Design Flaws, Leaks Open Mall Probe

Reports of shoddy construction, poor structural design, and failed waterproofing at a doomed Canadian shopping mall dominated the first week of a judicial inquiry into the structure's collap...


Corrosion Closes Oldest Vehicle Bridge

A snapped cable has forced the closure of the oldest vehicular suspension bridge still in use in the United States, West Virginia transportation officials said this week.


Razing Begins at Iconic Gettysburg Site

Workers have commenced demolition of the Cyclorama building at Gettysburg National Military Park, concluding a controversial drama that dates to 1999.


Bids Sought for Tower Restoration

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is seeking contractors to preserve and restore a historic air traffic control tower at Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, VA...


Obama Details ‘Fix it First’ Plan

Cutting red tape, increasing private investment, and designating $40 billion for urgent repairs are the three cornerstones of President Obama's new plan for U.S. infrastructure.


Hacker Eyed in Space Needle Contest

The winning paint design for the roof of the Seattle Space Needle is "Trees," but fans of the competing "Deep Blue Sea" entry say the contest was fishy.


2 Sentenced in Killing Over Wet Paint

Two kebab house customers enraged by wet paint on their clothing have been sentenced to more than five years in prison for beating a delivery man to death and seriously injuring the shop's o...


Uptick Seen for 2013 Transit Aid

State and local funding for highway, bridge, and other transportation-related construction projects inched up to just over $117 billion in 2012, and the industry should squeeze out some gain...


Hotel Takes Heat for ‘Death Ray’ Design

Architectural glass facades may reduce cooling costs and enhance aesthetic appeal, but their so-called “death ray” effect is proving less popular.


Dur-A-Flex Expands Decorative Flooring

Resinous flooring producer Dur-A-Flex has introduced Reflexions, a poured-in-place decorative flooring system that combines the company's resin systems with the latest in effects pigments.


Alameda Seeks Takers for Historic Crane

Still scraping for Valentine's Day ideas? Here's an opportunity to gift your love with something historic.


New Dixie Skirmish in Paint Color Wars

Valentine’s Day arrives with no love lost among architects, developers and city design officials wrangling over a proposed paint scheme for a luxe new student housing project in the heart of...


Contractor Accused of Extorting Workers

A Brooklyn construction boss is facing years in prison for theft and money laundering in a scheme involving the shakedown of his own employees, authorities say.


Car Owner Gets Striped into a Ticket

Eager crews of city painters and parking enforcers have managed to render a legal parking space illegal, tow the car, and fine the innocent owner—all in one messy municipal mashup.


Owner Indicted in Kickbacks, Laundering

A New York City construction firm owner has been indicted on charges that he squeezed more than $100,000 in kickbacks from his employees, then laundered the proceeds.


Convention Center Seeks Repair Bids

Chicago's Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority is seeking contractors to repair the suspended roof structure of the North Building at McCormick Place, the largest convention center in ...


Boston Seeks Bids for Tower Restoration

The City of Boston is seeking bids until Feb. 7 for the restoration of the Fort Hill Tower, a historic standpipe, located in the Roxbury neighborhood.


Flowcrete Expands Parking Deck System

Deckshield coating systems, long used to protect parking structures throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, are coming to the Americas.


Deck Coatings Enter U.S. Market

Global flooring manufacturer Flowcrete Group Ltd. has announced it will introduce its Deckshield parking protection coating systems to the Americas market.


Structure Awards Show Coating's Best

SAN ANTONIO—The daring, the durable, the difficult, and the dazzling took center stage Monday at SSPC 2013, as the coatings society opened its annual show with the Seventh Annual Structure A...


Curtain Wall Project Earns Accolades

SAN ANTONIO—A 12-year restoration project of one of the most historic places on the West Coast—and the second building in the U.S. to feature a glass curtain wall—took top honors Monday (Jan...


Florida City Reins in Paint Colors

A south Florida city has approved an ordinance dictating what colors business owners may paint their buildings in commercial zones.


Feds Revive Lead Rule for Public Works

After a season's hiatus, federal regulators have dusted off a controversial plan to impose new lead-safe practices on public works and commercial projects.


EPA Revives RRP Expansion Plan

Commercial painters, remodelers and interested parties have three months to voice opinions on expanding the controversial federal lead renovation rule into the commercial and public building...


Paint Surgery Ordered for Hollywood

A paint facelift is just the procedure needed to restore a youthful glow to the landmark Hollywood Sign.


Ready for Takeoff? Powder Coatings Put to Test at New Terminal

The new Terminal B concourse at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in California, a LEED Silver-certified project designed by Fentress Architects, is the first “monumental” ...


 
 
   

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