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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.


Exterior Painting Bids Wanted for FL School

The Indian River County School District in Vero Beach, Florida, is seeking bids for the exterior painting of one middle school.


$930M WA Arena Files for Carbon Certification

While work is continuing at Seattle’s $930 million Climate Pledge Arena, Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke recently confirmed that in addition to being outfitted for hockey and other live event...


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.


GA College Seeks Bids for Roof Project

Athens Technical College—Elbert County Campus, in Elberton, Georgia, is seeking bids for the re-roofing of a building.


Antimicrobial Coatings to be Tested on Transit

Diversified natural resources company, Teck Resources Limited (Vancouver, Canada) recently announced that it would be testing its antimicrobial copper coatings on high-touch transit surfaces...


$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.


Vegas Stadium Costs Come in Under Budget

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority has approved the $25.1 million reduction of the final construction budget for Allegiant Stadium. While the stadium itself was deemed complete in August, const...


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.


VT National Guard Rebuilds Field Hospital

The Vermont National Guard was recently tasked with rebuilding a 250-bed field hospital in Essex Junction, Vermont. The structure, which was initially built last April, was taken down in mid...


Bids Needed for TX Hospital Department Reno

Harris County in Houston, Texas, is seeking bids for renovations in the Nuclear Medicine Department at the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in Houston, Texas.


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.


Bids Sought for KS School Paint Job

The Topeka Unified School District No. 501 in Topeka, Kansas, is seeking bids for the painting of Topeka High School.


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...


Work on TX Soccer Stadium Progresses

Although attendance restrictions for the approaching Major League Soccer season remain unclear amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Andy Loughnane, President of Austin FC, reports that con...


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...


Grenfell Inquiry Expert Points to Fire Consultants

An expert witness brought in by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has called the lead architect on the tower refurbishment “imprudent” for not employing a fire consultant specialist when designing ...


IL School District Seeks Painting Bids

The Elgin School District U-46 in Elgin, Illinois, is seeking bids for the Streamwood High School Painting Project Phase Three.


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.


MD School Seeks Bids for Auditorium Reno

The Washington County Public Schools in Hagerstown, Maryland, is seeking bids for the renovation of an auditorium and stage at the Boonsboro High School. The Boonsboro High School was constr...


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 ...


Bids Wanted for CA Library Renovation

The city of Santa Cruz, California, is seeking bids for the renovation of the Garfield Park Public Library.


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.


Grenfell Inquiry Hears from Building Control

Moving on in the inquiry of London’s Grenfell Tower fire, officials heard last week that a restructuring at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council had created an unbalanced work...


$930M WA Arena to Still Open on Time

Officials from Seattle’s $930 million Climate Pledge Arena have recently went on record to say that, despite a month-long delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the arena should be set to op...


PPG Names Products Used in Vegas Stadium

Global coatings company PPG has released the specifics of its involvement and partnership with the Allegiant Stadium, the $1.97 billion sports venue recently completed in Las Vegas.


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...


CA College Seeks Building Reno Bids

The Yosemite Community College District in Modesto, California, is seeking bids for the improvement of the MJC East Electronics Building.


Largest Indoor UK Arena Gets Approval

Plans for what will be the largest indoor arena in the United Kingdom have been approved. Manchester City Council greenlit the Populous-designed project late last month.


TX School District Seeking Bids for Project

The Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston is seeking bids for the replacement of an elementary school.


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.


Grenfell: Clerk of Works Wasn't Monitoring Compliance

Late last week, the Grenfell Fire Inquiry found that the person on record as the Clerk of Works for the Grenfell Tower’s refurbishment was not, in fact, acting as Clerk of Works.


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...


$1.5M in Liens Filed Against Las Vegas Stadium

Four liens have been filed against Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, according to reports. The liens, which have been filed with the Clark County Recorder’s Office, total $1.5 million.


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.


Contract Awarded for RFK Stadium Demolition

Events DC, the convention and sports authority for Washington, D.C., selected a contractor last week to demolish the historic 59-year-old RFK Stadium.


CA's $5B SoFi Stadium Makes Debut

SoFi Stadium, the new home of the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, in Inglewood, California, is now open. The $5 billion stadium is reportedly the most e...


Grenfell Inquiry Hears from Cladding Subcontractor

The cladding subcontractor on London’s Grenfell Tower refurbishment wrapped up two days of inquiry testimony earlier this week after the process went on summer break for the past month.


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...


GA Seeking Bids for Pickleball Facility

The City of Newnan, Georgia, is seeking bids for the construction of a pickleball facility. The City of Newnan is approximately 35 miles southwest of Atlanta.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: MA High-Rise

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...


Timber Tower Begins Construction in WI

Construction has begun in Milwaukee on one of the world’s tallest timber buildings, according to officials. The 25-story residential building dubbed “Ascent” has secured building permits and...


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.


Buttress Work Complete at $930M WA Arena

The $930 million Seattle arena renovation is now in full “building mode” after crews finished the excavation and roof support process last week.


MD County Passes Bird-Friendly Building Law

Maryland’s Howard County Council passed a bird-safety building mandate last month, making it the first area in the state to do so following a recent trend around the country.


$1.3B NY Arena Sees Progress after Pause

Concrete is going up at the site of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders’ newly named home: the UBS Arena.


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.


$1.97B Vegas Stadium Now Complete

Construction of Las Vegas’ $1.97 billion Allegiant Stadium is officially complete, according to general contractor joint venture Mortenson-McCarthy, which announced that it received a Certif...


Bids Wanted for PA College Room Reno

The Community College of Philadelphia is seeking bids for the renovation of the music department room.


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.


Environmental Review Cleared for $1.1B CA Arena

Late last month one of the last major hurdles was cleared for the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers and the team’s proposed new $1.1B arena, slated for Inglewood, Califo...


Grenfell Inquiry Looks at Contractor, Worries

Recent testimony of the Grenfell Inquiry have focused on the contractor for the Grenfell Tower’s 2015 refurbishment, Rydon, with focus on how the company handled concerns not only about the ...


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...


Bids Wanted for FL Housing Development

The Key West Housing Authority in Key West, Florida, is seeking bids for the construction of a multi-family housing development. A total of 104 units will be constructed in this project.


$100M CA Millennium Tower Fix Approved

The permitting process is reportedly now complete for the fixes needed for San Francisco’s Millennium Tower. The $100 million shoring project is now estimated to begin in November.


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,...


TX to Host Continent's Largest Living Wall

A 26-story high-rise is planned for Dallas and, according to reports, North America’s tallest “living wall” is slated to come with it.


Hudson Yards Tower Finished with Powder Coatings

Earlier this week, PPG revealed that its powder coatings were used on one of the high-rises in New York City’s Hudson Yards project. According to the company, the skyscraper was one of the f...


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...


Grenfell Inquiry: Officials Disagreed on Materials

In the most recent updates of the Grenfell Tower inquiry, it has come to light that there were disagreements between not only architects and building safety officers, but also between archit...


$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...


First Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Building Underway

Technical University Dresden, in Germany, has begun the process of erecting the world’s first building made entirely of carbon-fiber reinforced concrete.


Grenfell Inquiry Restarts, Looks at Fire Consultant

London’s Grenfell Tower Inquiry resumed earlier this week after a months-long hiatus—caused by the COVID-19 pandemic—with new testimony revealing that the principal fire engineer for the tow...


US House Passes Bird-Friendly Legislation

Late last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, better known as the Moving Forward Act. While the legislation covers infrastructure, affordable housing and climate issues, t...


Bids Wanted for NJ Interior Painting

The West Orange School District in West Orange, New Jersey, is seeking bids for interior painting of the West Orange High School.


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...


High-Rise at NYC Hudson Yards Reaches Halfway

The high-rise dubbed 50 Hudson Yards, part of New York City’s $25 billion Hudson Yards development, has reached a construction milestone.


British PM Announces $1B in School Rebuilding

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a 10-year plan on Monday (June 29) to rebuild schools across England, pledging 1 billion pounds (roughly $1.2 billion) to the program.


China's 'Horizontal Skyscraper' Opens Deck

China’s horizontal skyscraper—dubbed “The Crystal”—recently unveiled its first attraction to the public: The Exploration Deck.


TX University Boiler Project Seeks Bids

The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, is seeking bids for the installation of a new tray type pressurized deaerator, boiler feed water pumps and associated piping at th...


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...


Free Webinar: Hospital Coatings Guidelines

PaintSquare will host a free webinar June 17 entitled, “New Architectural Coatings Technology Targets Stricter Hospital Infection Protocols.”


Bids Wanted for FL Interior Painting

The Hialeah Housing Authority in Hialeah, Florida, is seeking bids for the painting of interior hallways stairs at the Palm Centre Apartments. The Hialeah Housing Authority provides housing ...


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.


$100M Dodger Stadium Reno Nearly Complete

Work is reportedly almost finished at the home of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers.


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...


Bids Wanted for NV School Repairs

The Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada, is seeking bids for the repair and replacement of soffits at the Sparks Middle School.


Study Looks at Healthcare Construction Training

Researchers out of Washington State University and Clemson University have found that insufficient training for construction workers in hospital settings could be contributing to disease out...


$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.


Bids Wanted for MO Schools Reno

The Moniteau County R-1 School District in California, Missouri, is seeking bids for the renovations to the California Elementary, Middle and High School.


Exterior Wall Work Begins on $930M WA Arena

Excavation at the $930 million renovation of Seattle’ Key Arena is officially completed, according to reports, and work on the structure’s new walls is full steam ahead with a crew abiding b...


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...


WI Tech College Project Out for Bid

The Fox Valley Technical College, of the Wisconsin Technical College System, in Appleton, Wisconsin, is seeking bids for the remodeling of a computer lab located within the J. J. Keller Tran...


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.


Several Temporary Hospitals Completed in NJ, NY

As the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues, temporary hospitals and healthcare facilities are reaching completion 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 ...


Axalta Reports COVID-19 PPE Donations

Last month, global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta issued a press release regarding its personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer donations during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.


‘Living Roof’ Installed at CA Campus

In Redlands, California, a local university has installed what the local community believes to be the first known green roof on a residence in the area.


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...


Model Software Used in Earthquake Study

A researcher from Concordia University was recently reported to be exploring options for resilient and sustainable reinforced masonry structural systems in relation to earthquake safety.


Miami COVID-19 Hospital Conversion Completed

Last week, a temporary hospital built inside the Miami Beach Convention Center reportedly reached completion early—commencing work on April 20—just days before its target opening.


Design Plans Revealed for Manchester Arena

For its first project located outside of the United States, sports and live entertainment company Oak View Group (Los Angeles), has recently revealed plans for a new 23,500-seat multi-purpos...


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...


World’s Largest Soccer Stadium Breaks Ground

Guanzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C., a Chinese football club, recently broke ground on a $1.7 billion soccer stadium in Guanzhou, China.


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.


Bids Needed for Interior School Reno in IL

The Rockford School District No. 205 in Rockford, Illinois, is seeking bids for the interior renovation of the Flinn and Kennedy Middle Schools.


$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...


Work Begins on $800M Chicago Tower

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, development of a new 60-story tower along the Chicago River has begun, after the project secured a $500 million construction loan.


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.


PA Hospital Expedites Opening for Health Crisis

In Philadelphia, crews are working around the clock to open the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s (Penn Medicine) Pavilion to aid in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.


AIA Forms Taskforce, Releases COVID-19 Webinar

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Institute of Architects has launched a task force to help inform public officials, healthcare facility workers and architects on adapting b...


Bids Needed for CT School Repairs

The Town of Guilford, Connecticut, is seeking bids for the upgrades at the Baldwin Middle School.


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.”


Italian Firms Working on ICU Pods

Italian architects Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota have designed an intensive-care pod in a shipping container with the aim to help alleviate stress on the world’s medical infrastructure in the C...


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...


Army Corps Begins Work on Temporary Hospitals

Within the past week, multiple state governors have been in talks with the Army Corps of Engineers for plans on site for temporary hospitals to combat capacity issues resulting from the COVI...


Twisting Frank Gehry Tower Nears Completion

The Luma Arles Tower, located in Arles, France, is nearly complete and features a unique Frank Gehry-designed twisting facade.


NYC to Appeal High-Rise Demo Ruling

New York City is appealing a recent New York State Supreme Court decision that would force developers of a nearly complete Manhattan high-rise to demolish 20 floors of a a zoning dispute.


Grenfell Inquiry Suspended Amidst Pandemic

The Grenfell Inquiry panel has decided to suspend the hearings in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, inquiry leader Judge Martin Moore-Bick, released the announcement in a letter, no...


Officials Predict Increased Speed Core Usage

According to Shannon Testa, Director of Commercial Markets for Rainer Square Tower, the core speed technology used to erect the structure could become more popular in the commercial construc...


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.


Grenfell Inquiry Looks at 2014 Refurb Regulations

The finger pointing continued at the Grenfell Inquiry this week as Studio E Architects Associate Neil Crawford claimed that the government knew of faults in its building regulations and did ...


Coatings Revealed for Boston Luxury High-Rise

Global coatings firm PPG announced last week that its coatings were used on the recently completed One Dalton Place high-rise in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.


Grenfell Inquiry Updates Look at Architect Role

In the recent development of the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry, lead architect from firm Studio E admitted that he had not read the Building Regulations covering fire safety in high-rises.


$21M Fix Slated for MN Stadium Exterior

Terms have finally been reached between the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and eight companies associated with the design, engineering and construction of Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadi...


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...


AG Grants Protections in Grenfell Inquiry

The United Kingdom Attorney General Suella Braverman announced late last week that she is granting the undertaking that allows individuals to give oral evidence in the Grenfell Tower inquiry...


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...


Issues at $1.1B MN Stadium Remain Open

While fixes were made years ago to U.S. Bank Stadium (Minneapolis), the issue of faulty zinc panels on the exterior of the $1.1 billion structure has not been put to bed.


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...


Cracks Found at New NC Ballpark

Officials in Fayetteville, North Carolina, have recently been tasked with hiring an engineer to assess cracks at Segra Stadium, home of Minor League Baseball’s Fayetteville Woodpeckers (affi...


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...


Grenfell Official Moves Immunity Request to AG

Late last week, the chair of the Grenfell Tower inquiry, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, announced that he agreed to an application by multiple witnesses for immunity from prosecution relating to any...


Design Tweaked for WA's Rainier Square Tower

Within a few months of topping out, Seattle’s Rainier Square tower project will undergo a small redesign.


China Completes Prefab Hospital in 10 Days

Crews have completed the 10-day construction of the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, China, according to reports. The People’s Liberation Army of China took over the facility on Feb. 2 and beg...


$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.


Grenfell Inquiry Begins with Blame, Immunity

The start of the second phase of the inquiry into London’s 2017 Grenfell Tower fire has opened with the blame game, according to reports.


Axalta to Coat FL Speedway Center Injector

Global liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta recently announced that it will be giving its branded Center Injector at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, a...


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...


Bids Needed for OH Ballpark Waterproofing

Hamilton County—in the area of Cincinnati, Ohio—is seeking bids for the concrete and waterproofing of the Great American Ball Park, home to Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds.


Focus Shifts at $930M Seattle Arena Reno

The $930 million Seattle Center Arena renovation has reportedly entered its “floating phase,” according to officials who opened the site up to the media last week.


CA Hospitals File for Seismic Retrofit Extensions

Officials say that several hospitals in California have applied for extensions on mandated seismic retrofits that originally were supposed to be completed in 2008.


China Building Prefab Hospital in 10 Days

The city of Wuhan, China, recently began the ambitious project of building a 1,000-bed hospital in just 10 days with the goal of treating victims of the coronavirus outbreak.


2 Injured in AL Stadium Accident

Two construction workers at the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium were hospitalized with serious injuries Saturday night after two structural precast concrete beams fell on a manl...


$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.


Bids Sought for FL School Renovation

The Broward County School Board in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is seeking bids for the renovation of an elementary school. Lauderdale Manors Elementary School is home to around 500 students.


$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.


UK Cladding Ban Extension Proposed

England’s combustible cladding ban could soon be applied to more than high-rises as Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick recently put forth new measures with the goal to move “faster and further...


Roof Delay on $2B Vegas Stadium Detailed

Questions were again recently raised on the timeline of Las Vegas’ $2 billion Allegiant Stadium project as details were shared with the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board about what exactly w...


Chicago's Willis Tower Achieves LEED Platinum

The owner of Chicago’s Willis Tower high-rise recently announced that the building has become the largest building in the United States to reach LEED Platinum.


$1.1B TX Ballpark Nears Completion

About two months out of when it’s scheduled to open, Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers have announced that the new Global Life Field is about 90% complete.


Grenfell Tower Inquiry Panel Change Prompts Outcry

Grenfell United—a group of survivors and relatives of victims of London’s 2017 Grenfell Tower fire—expressed outrage shortly before the holidays when a change was made to the panel that will...


Hadid-Designed Wooden Stadium Approved

In a six-to-four vote, the Stroud District Council, of England, approved the world’s first wooden football stadium, which is slated to be built for the Forest Green Rovers Football Club.


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.


CA Seeking Bids for Medical Building Remodel

Kings County, in Hanford, California, is seeking bids for the Kings View Building remodel project. This building is part of the Kings View Behavioral Health System, and has been in the servi...


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.


NYC Proposes Bird-Friendly High-Rise Ordinance

In an effort to cut down on the number of birds who die flying into the city’s buildings each year, New York City lawmakers are suggesting legislation requiring “bird-Friendly” glass on the ...


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.


UConn Updates CT Leaders on Concrete Research

Earlier this month, a team of scientists from the University of Connecticut met with local leaders to discuss research collected over the past year regarding the state’s crumbling concrete c...


$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.


Museum Acquires Frank Lloyd Wright House

The Currier Museum of Art announced earlier this month that it has acquired a second Usonian-style Frank Lloyd Wright house to its permanent collection.


$2B Vegas Stadium on Time Despite Roof Delay

Work on Las Vegas’ $2 billion Allegiant Stadium is reportedly 75% complete and running on time and on budget—despite a delay in installing the project’s massive roof.


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NOLA Superdome Reno Renderings Released

Officials have released the first renderings of the $450 million makeover of New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome following the stadium Commission’s approval of the first phase of constructi...


$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.


Art to Mimic CA High-Rise Tilt Through Sound

A new sound art installation at the San Francisco Art Institute will soon be gracing the ears of San Francisco residents and will continue to be on display until the city’s plagued Millenniu...


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...


First-Phase Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry Report Released

The long-awaited report from the first phase of London’s Grenfell Tower Fire inquiry was released last week, criticizing not only the response to the fire but the tower’s 2016 renovation.


$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...


Residential Tower Features Swimming Pool Balconies

Paris-based architecture firm Hamonic + Masson and Associés have released renderings of a residential tower slated to be built in the southern coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus—an Eastern Med...


Roof Raising Begins at $2B Vegas Stadium

Crews are now in the process of lifting the multi-ton net of steel cables that will support the roof of Las Vegas’ $2 billion stadium, set to be the home of the National Football League’s Ra...


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.


Renderings Released for $966M FL Soccer Project

New renderings were released earlier this month for future home of Inter Miami CF, the forthcoming Major League Soccer team owned in part by David Beckham.


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.


NYC to Conduct ‘Deep Energy Retrofits’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced plans to conduct deep energy retrofits in nine city facilities, in addition to plans for identifying another 28 facilities for future re...


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.


PPG Announces Contract Extension with NHL

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced earlier this week a three-year extension of its partnership with the National Hockey League in the United States and Canada.


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 ...


Contractors Needed for TX Library Reno

Bexar County is seeking contractors for the Bibliotech East renovation upgrades project, located in San Antonio, Texas.


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.


CA $15B School Bond Highlights PLAs

Introduced by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach and Senator Steve Glazer, D-Orinda in December 2018, California Assembly Bill 48 is slated to go before voters in March 2020.


North America’s Tallest Wood Building Gets Taller

For what is slated to become the tallest wood building in North America, the city of Milwaukee Plan Commission and the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee have unanimously approv...


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...


Austin FC Stadium Breaks Ground

Last Monday, a groundbreaking ceremony took place at Austin FC, marking a major milestone in the project’s steps towards completion.


$1.9B Vegas Stadium Gets Quake Measures

A recent tour of Las Vegas’ $1.9 billion Allegiant Stadium construction site revealed the tactics being put in place to protect the structure from earthquakes.


$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...


NYC Schools See Paint Inspections, Remediation

Early last month over 1,800 children’s classrooms in New York City were reported to have been contaminated with hazardous, deteriorated lead paint.


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.


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Panel Approves $100M Millennium Tower Fix

A panel of independent experts has recently approved a $100 million fix for the sinking and tilting 58-story Millennium Tower in San Francisco.


$1.1B TX Ballpark Reportedly 75% Complete

Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers announced last month that construction on the new Globe Life Field is almost 75% complete, with the 5.5-acre retractable roof nearly halfway complete.


National Lab Details $13B Building Plans

The Los Alamos National Laboratory has announced a 10-year, $13 billion construction program, aimed at upgrading its Los Alamos, New Mexico-based facility.


NOLA Superdome Reno Plans Completion for 2024

The Louisiana State Bond Commission has unanimously approved borrowing plans for the $450 million renovation of the New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome.


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...


Plagued New-Build Hospital Risks Demo

According to a Scottish health trade union official from UNISON, a nearly completed 150-million-euro HLM Architect-designed children’s hospital may need to be torn down.


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,...


Special Coatings Used for Library Aluminum

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced in an emailed press release that its coatings were among those used on the Calgary Central Library in Calgary, Canada.


$1.4B Chase Center Completed on Schedule

Earlier this month, joint venture Mortenson and Clark Construction Group announced the substantial competition of the $1.4 billion San Francisco Chase Center in a press release.


More Scaffolding is Erected for NYC Tower Demo

Demolition on the world’s largest building to be deliberately destroyed is marching along as scaffolding has begun to go up around JPMorgan Chase’s 270 Park Avenue high rise in New York City...


Virginia Tech Announces $1B ‘Innovation Campus’

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—more commonly known as Virginia Tech—has recently announced its partnership with data-driven real estate investment firm Lionstone Investm...


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.


Renderings Reveal NBA Clippers’ $1B Arena

The National Basketball Association has recently revealed renderings of the new Los Angeles Clippers’ Inglewood, California-based arena through an official release.


Dodgers Talk Plans for $100M Stadium Reno

Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers announced last week plans for a $100 million renovation project to modernize Dodger Stadium.


Vegas Stadium Budget Bumps to $1.9B

The budget for the new Las Vegas stadium—future home of the National Football League’s Raiders—has just gone up by about $40 million, bringing the price tag to $1.9 billion.


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.


New Designs Revealed for OH Soccer Stadium

Officials recently revealed new renderings of FC Cincinnati’s future home—West End Stadium. The new look shows an update to the $250 million project’s exterior and roof.


Hadid-Designed FL Skyscraper Now Complete

The first and only residential skyscraper in the United States designed by architect Zaha Hadid, Miami's “One Thousand Museum,” has recently reached completion, according to officials.


Historic San Francisco Mural to be Overcoated

In a unanimous vote, the San Francisco School Board has decided to remove the “Life of Washington” mural depicted at George Washington High School.


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.


World's Tallest Modular Buildings Completed

Last week, Singapore celebrated the completion of a pair of 140-meter-high concrete module towers. According to Bouygues Batiment International—the construction company who built the develop...


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.


$1.1B TX Ballpark Two-Thirds Complete

The new home of Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers is reportedly two-thirds complete, according to officials, with the first section of the retractable roof expected to be lifted into pla...


TX Soccer Stadium Renderings Revealed

Professional soccer franchise Austin FC—a club backed by Anthony Precourt‘s Precourt Sports Ventures—has released digital renderings of a new soccer stadium that is slated to be built at McK...


PA Cladding Company Named in Grenfell Lawsuit

Survivors of London’s fatal Grenfell Tower fire, along with the families of the more than 70 who died in the blaze, are suing material and product suppliers in a Philadelphia Court of Appeal...


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.


2019 eVolo Skyscraper Winners Announced

The winners of eVolo Magazine’s 2019 Skyscraper Competition have been announced. The jury—formed by Melike Altinisik, founder and design principal of Melike Altinisik Archtects; Vincent Call...


Report: UK's Hackitt Responds on Fire Safety

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has launched a fourth consultation on improving fire and structural safety of high-rise housing since engineer Dame...


$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.


FL Bill Aims to Deregulate Hospital Construction

A bill making its way through Florida would deregulate the construction process for new hospitals, effectively putting such projects on a fast track.


Canada Plans World's Tallest Hybrid Tower

Initial plans have been released for what is being dubbed the world’s tallest hybrid timber building in Vancouver, Canada.


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...


Hadid-Designed World Cup Stadium Officially Opens

On May 16, Al Wakrah—one of eight stadiums slated for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar—held an official opening ceremony, followed by an inaugural match.


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 ...


University Sues over Stadium Defects

The University of Akron, located in Ohio, has filed a lawsuit against multiple companies over faulty concrete railings and cracking at its decade-old InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field.


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.


UK to Replace Grenfell-Style Cladding

The Ministry of Housing recently announced that combustible Grenfell Tower-style cladding on private residential high-rise blocks will be replaced at the cost of roughly 200 million pounds (...


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.


$450M Superdome Renovation Approved

After collaboration between the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints and Louisiana state officials, a deal approving the first phase of the $450 million Mercedes-Benz Superdome reno...


Firms Propose Upcycled High-Rise Design

Danish architecture firms Lendager Group and Tredje Natur recently proposed designs for a new residential and commercial building in the Orestad area of Copenhagen.


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.


Taiwan Introduces New Reinforced Concrete

At the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (Taipei, Taiwan), researchers have successfully developed a new type of reinforced concrete, specialized for high-rise buildings...


NYC Introduces $14B Sustainability Plan

Earlier this week New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced what’s being billed as the city’s “Green New Deal,” a $14 billion plan that is aiming to reduce the city’s greenhouse emission...


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...


TX Firm Designs 3D-Printed Neighborhoods

Overland Partners has recently designed an architectural series of proposals for new 3D-printed neighborhoods in Texas.


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.


NY Firm Reveals Mirrored Necklace Design

New York City-based architecture firm REX has released the final design for its mirrored Necklace Residence project.


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.


Firms Selected for $240M TX MLS Stadium

The construction team was announced earlier this week for the anticipated $240 million Major League Soccer stadium coming to Austin, Texas.


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.


ACI Announces Cement Physical Tester Sessions

Earlier this month, the American Concrete Institute announced its available Cement Physical Tester certification sessions for the 2019 year.


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.


Part of NYC's $25B Hudson Yards Unveiled

An opening ceremony on Friday (March 15) morning marked the official public debut of New York City’s $25 billion Hudson Yards development, showcasing the eastern half of the project, which i...


Updated Renderings of $1.1B TX Field Released

Officials of the MLB's Texas Rangers recently released updated renderings of the anticipated $1.1 billion venue, along with details on materials companies that will be used on the project.


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.


German Arena Design Reveals Green Roof

3XN Architects (Copenhagen, Denmark) has revealed its design for a new multipurpose arena in München, Germany, a plan that includes a green roof over the 673,000-square-foot structure.


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.


Firm Tapped to Build $250M CA Stadium

A construction firm has been selected for a $250 million contract to build San Diego State University’s new multi-use stadium in Mission Valley, California.


BIG Updates MLB Stadium Design

Architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has released new designs for Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics, following an outcry from the public and city officials reacting to the new stadi...


China's Horizontal Skyscraper Set to Open

China’s highly anticipated Raffles City Chongqing project is reportedly nearing completion, as the last topping out has recently taken place. The $3.8 billion structure is on pace to open la...


Painting Needed at KY Courthouse

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


English Water Tower Could Be Transformed

The top of a redundant water tower, located in Devon, England, near the Halfway Inn, could be converted into a holiday home, equipped with a glass facade pod, if plans are approved by the lo...


$250M OH Stadium Clears Construction Hurdles

The development plan for Cincinnati’s new $250 million stadium has been approved by city council, allowing the team to move forward with construction and remain on track to meet the 2021 sea...


$1.8B Vegas Stadium Reveals Coatings Partnership

Officials announced earlier this week a partnership between the NFL’s current Oakland Raiders and a major coatings firm, locking in the coatings brands used for the team’s $1.8 billion Las V...


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.


Top Contractors Chosen for Clippers Arena

Another stadium could be coming to the Inglewood, California, area as the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers are looking at three contractors to build a new privately funded arena and mixed-use proj...


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...


Chicago Proposes High-Rise Bird Ordinance

New legislation being proposed in Chicago is aiming to make the city’s skyline a little more bird friendly, according to proponents of the bill.


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.


HI Stadium Needs $30M for Corrosion Repairs

Authorities for Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium (home of the University of Hawaii football team) are seeking $30 million from the state to make repairs to the facility, according to recent reports.


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.


MA General Hospital Announces $1B Expansion

Massachusetts General Hospital unveiled a plan earlier this month for a $1 billion campus renovation. While still in the preliminary stages, the expansion is slated to begin by 2020 and fini...


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.


Hiring Goals, Progress Made on $1.8B Vegas Stadium

The $1.8 billion Las Vegas stadium project is reportedly one-third complete, with policies now in place for the venue’s massive grass tray system and diversity performance goals well-exceede...


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...


Dutch Firm Reveals Plans for New, Old Stadiums

Architecture firm OMA recently revealed its plans for the new Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam. The facility is part of a larger urban plan for the area called “Feyenoord City,” which aims to ...


Designs Revealed for Final 2022 World Cup Stadium

Designs were recently released for the final venue of the 2022 World Cup, hosted by Qatar. Lusail Stadium, with a capacity of 80,000, will be the largest of the tournament, hosting the openi...


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.


Details on PA Riverfront Development Unveiled

A mixed-use development—including a Ferris wheel and man-made lagoon—is moving forward in Pittsburgh as new renderings were delivered with an update for the city’s Urban Redevelopment Author...


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.


MD Governor Unveils School Construction Plan

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan recently announced a plan for state-funded school construction to the tune of $3.5 billion.


General Contractor Replaced for Seattle Arena

Less than a week after the groundbreaking of Seattle’s new arena, officials announced that the general contractor for the project has been replaced.


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.


OR Group Gets Land for New Baseball Park

Oregon’s Portland Diamond Project recently announced a deal for the site of its Major League Baseball park project. The team signed an agreement in principle with the Port of Portland to dev...


KeyArena Renovation Breaks Ground in Seattle

Seattle officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of its iconic KeyArena, signaling that the renovation project has officially kicked off, now with a price tag of over $800 mill...


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.


2022 World Cup Stadium Nears Completion

It looks like one of Zaha Hadid’s last designs is almost complete with a new video showing the progress of Qatar’s Al Wakrah Stadium.


Construction Begins on $65M KY Soccer Stadium

Louisville, Kentucky’s new soccer stadium is finally beginning to look the part, as construction on the site began late last month.


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 ...


BIG Shares Plans for MLB Complex

Last week, architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group revealed plans for a new ballpark to replace the current home of Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics.


New Fix Proposed for Sinking Millennium Tower

A new fix has been proposed to help stop San Francisco’s Millennium Tower from continuing to shift. Since the tower’s opening in April 2009, it has sunk 18 inches and tilted 14 inches to the...


Construction on Tallest FL Tower Set for Spring

A building billed as a vertical theme park, that’s set to be Florida’s tallest building, could be starting construction this spring, according to reports.


New Vegas Stadium Hitting Schedule, Hiring Goals

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority released a report from a recent meeting that details the progress of the $1.8 million National Football League Las Vegas Raiders stadium project.


Grenfell Inquiry Taps New Architect Expert

The Grenfell Inquiry—a public investigation into the fatal fire that occurred at London’s Grenfell Tower in June 2017 that killed more than 70 people—has appointed a new architectural expert...


New Renderings Released for OH MLS Stadium

Firm Meis Architects recently released new renderings for the new Major League Soccer stadium that will be popping up in Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood.


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...


WI Bucks Arena Dubbed 'Bird Friendly'

The new Milwaukee Bucks Arena—the Fiserv Forum—has been dubbed the first-ever bird-friendly arena.


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...


JPMorgan Taps Architect for Tower Replacement

JPMorgan Chase is moving along with its plan to knock down its 705-foot-tall, 52-story home to make way for a new building that’s slated to be 500 feet higher. The company just announced tha...


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.


Union, Developer Strike NYC Hudson Yards Deal

A construction agreement that was initially announced in August has finally been agreed upon, according to the New York City District Council of Carpenters.


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 ...


Report: CA Tower's Sinking Did Not Crack Window

A new report has dismissed the idea that the sinking of San Francisco’s Millennium Tower is what caused a window to crack on the 36th floor.


Timeline Announced for $1B NY Hockey Arena

An update on the $1 billion arena project in Elmont, New York, revealed that the new home for that National Hockey League’s New York Islanders could be up and running by October 2021, with c...


High-Rise Code Changes Posed for San Francisco

The city of San Francisco might soon be calling for tighter building codes when it comes to its high-rises, which a panel of experts says are inadequate to deal with the aftermath of a large...


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.


$1.2B Vegas Stadium Ready for Trusses

Construction is about to go vertical at the future home of the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders in Clark County, Nevada.


$105M Astrodome Renovation Put on Pause

Houston’s Astrodome will hit pause this spring on its $105 million renovation to make way for the rodeo.


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 Town Debates Arena Paint Job

The Design Review Board of Estero, Florida, convened last week to hear residents’ concerns over the imminent paint job of the newly named Hertz Arena.


Seattle Approves $700M Arena Redevelopment

The Seattle City Council has taken the final step in approving the $700 million redevelopment of the city’s iconic KeyArena.


JV Tapped to Manage $275M Soccer Stadium

Officials with the Sports Authority of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, have officially awarded a $167.5 construction management contract to a joint v...


AECOM Hunt Tapped for $140M GA Arena

AECOM Hunt, a firm known for tackling large projects, has been named the construction manager for Savannah, Georgia’s new $140 million, 269,000-square-foot arena.


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...


More Inquiries Look into CA's Millennium Tower

Several months after a retrofit repair for the Millennium Tower was proposed, a new issue has come to light: Cracks appeared in a 36th-floor window, sparking concerns over whether the damage...


San Francisco Stadium Reaches Top-Out

San Francisco’s $1 billion Chase Center, slated to be the new home of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, recently celebrated a major construction milestone by holding a topping-out ceremony la...


Damage from Florence Estimated at $22B

Though Hurricane Florence has worked its way through the Carolinas, an estimated $22 billion in damage still remains. According to reports, flooding insurance will only cover a fraction of 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.


Panel to Talk to Parliament About Mac Fate

Four experts have been invited to speak with the Scottish Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee to give their thoughts on how to move forward with the Glasgow School of Art...


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...


Wood High-Rise Debate Rages Ahead of ICC Vote

The International Code Council is weeks away from voting on whether to allow construction of wood buildings up to 18 stories, and the debate is far from settled.


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...


Study Predicts Skyscraper Growth Through 2050

In a recent study that accounts for current socio-economic stability lasting for the next 30 years, authors Jonathan Auerbach and Phyllis Wan predict that the construction of skyscrapers wil...


OR First State to Codify Timber High-Rises

The state of Oregon updated its building code earlier this month by becoming the first state in the country to allow timber buildings to rise more than six stories without special considerat...


MA to Help Homeowners with Crumbling Concrete

Late last month, Massachusetts legislators made sure that two provisions in the state’s budget were passed to help homeowners deal with crumbling concrete in their homes.


MLB Team Hires BIG for New Field

Architecture firms Bjarke Ingels Group and Gensler have both been tapped to develop a new ballpark to replace the current home of Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics, though funding fo...


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...


AIA Pushes for School Design Legislation

Shortly after announcing an initiative to influence local, state and federal governments on updating school design guidelines, the American Institute of Architects made its way to the White ...


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...


Tariffs, Design Changes Bump WA Arena to $700M

The developer tasked with renovating Seattle’s historic KeyArena recently cited President Donald J. Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum as the cause for the rising price tag of th...


Twisting Tower Tops Out in NYC

The first of two towers that will “dance together” on Manhattan’s skyline, collectively known as The Eleventh, recently topped out, with construction work continuing to progress.


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 ...


OMA Reveals '24/7' Vertical City Design

Dutch architecture firm OMA recently revealed its own proposal for the Southbank by Beulah competition—a tower that would function as a round-the-clock vertical city, the second largest buil...


UNStudio Proposes 'Green Spine' Skyscrapers

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio recently revealed its entry for a competition to build a new skyscraper in Melbourne, Australia. UNStudio’s proposal revolves around a pair of towers that ae...


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...


Company Builds Waterfall on Skyscraper

Sometimes architects do go chasing waterfalls: The 397-foot-tall Liebian International Building, located in Guiyang, China, now features a 350-foot-tall waterfall, the water itself being mov...


$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...


Concrete Mix Caused Cracks in $70M Stadium

A new report has given officials more insight as to what went wrong in the construction of a $70 million high school football stadium in McKinney, Texas.


China's 'Sidescraper' Complex Near Complete

China’s record-breaking Raffles City Chongqing is now reportedly 80 percent complete, with six out of the eight skyscrapers topping out. The project’s finale remains to be seen, however.


Investigations Deepen in FL Building Collapse

Days after a condominium came crashing down unexpectedly during a planned demolition, a criminal investigation has been opened and the one person injured in the incident has been identified.


Mercedes-Benz Stadium Roof Finally Complete

Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials say that the one-of-a-kind retractable roof on Atlanta’s $1.5 billion sports venue is finished, about 11 months after the building opened to the public.


Miami Beach Condo Collapses, Injures 1

A vacant Miami Beach condominium that was slated for demolition came crashing down Monday morning injuring one construction worker, officials say.


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 ...


Tampa Bay Rays Propose $900M Stadium

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays revealed plans for a new 30,842-seat, $892 million stadium that serves, according to Stuart Sternberg, principal owner of the Rays since 20...


$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...


CA Stadium Tops Out

Construction on the $2.6 billion stadium project, located in Inglewood, California, and future site of the 2028 Olympics closing ceremonies, topped out in late June, marked by a celebration ...


Report: 39 San Francisco Buildings in Quake Danger

The U.S Geological Survey recently released a report outlining dozens of San Francisco high-rises that would be at risk if a major earthquake were to occur.


Dangerous Cladding Affects 300 Tower Blocks

More than a year after the Grenfell Tower fire claimed more than 70 lives, the U.K. government has disclosed that roughly 300 private tower blocks in the country have Grenfell-style cladding...


Hudson Yard's Residential Tower Tops Out

The second tallest tower in the Hudson Yards development—35 Hudson Yards—has finally topped out at 1,009 feet, marking the latest milestone in the project. The building is the ninth tallest ...


1 Killed in TX Construction Site Explosion

An explosion at a Texas construction site Tuesday afternoon has reportedly killed one construction worker and injured 15 more, and authorities are ruling the blast an accident.


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.


Super-Skinny Triangle Skyscraper Proposed

DeciBel Architecture recently revealed plans for what could potentially become Melbourne’s tallest skyscraper—a 330-meter-tall (1,082-foot-tall) tower that would stand in a triangular plot r...


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...


Firm Aims to Free Building Design via Elevators

A London architecture firm is researching ways to bend the rules when it comes to the structure of a skyscraper. The piece of the puzzle keeping innovation flatlined? Elevators.


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.


Company Turns Project into 'Living Lab'

Students at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, in Boston, are getting a unique hands-on education in construction as a building contractor is using a new academic building project as a t...


Officials Investigating Cracks in $70M Stadium

The firms constructing a $70 million high school football stadium in McKinney, Texas, have now promised to get to the bottom of some suspiciously larges cracks that have appeared on the stru...


Stadium Construction Allegedly Disrupts Business

The recent construction of the Orlando City Stadium has caused some backlash from a nearby business, which claims that the vibrations from the stadium’s construction cost it more than $1 mil...


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 ...


Designs Revealed for Turkish Stadium Revamp

United Kingdom-based design firm AFL Architects has recently released design renderings for its renovation of Istanbul’s Ataturk Stadium, part of a 10-stadium commission to get Turkey ready ...


UK Will Pay for Recladding of Public High-Rises

Eleven months after London’s tragic Grenfell Tower fire, Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged that the government will fund the cladding replacements for all social high-rises, a project t...


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...


$2.6B LA Stadium Taking Shape

Officials on the $2.6 billion stadium project, located in Inglewood, California, have said that the future site of the 2028 Olympics closing ceremonies is right on schedule after its winter ...


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.


Bjarke Ingels: New NYC Towers Will 'Dance'

In late April, Bjarke Ingels Group released renderings for two new skyscrapers that are set to “dance” on New York City’s skyline, each building designed with consideration for the views of ...


$200M MN Soccer Stadium Hits Halfway Mark

Despite the Minnesota weather, crews at M.A. Mortenson Construction (Minneapolis) recently confirmed that the $200 million Allianz Field project in St. Paul is still on schedule and on budge...


Tower Gets Go-Ahead for New Core Design

A new core system design for Seattle’s under-construction Rainier Square Tower has been approved, giving the innovation the green light from a design standpoint.


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...


Vegas Stadium Under Political Fire

The future stadium of the National Football League’s current Oakland Raiders is still set for completion in August 2020, as design elements and costs of the Las Vegas project were finalized ...


PA Developer Seeks to Remove Falcon Nest

A Pennsylvania developer is facing opposition from the skies regarding a luxury apartment development in downtown Pittsburgh.


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.


Architect Pays $1.6M for School Design Flaws

Ohio-based DNK Architects Inc. is to pay $1.6 million for design flaws associated with a school building project completed in 2006, which was negatively impacted by a botched roof installati...


NFL's Jaguars Reveal $2.5B Project Renderings

The National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars held their annual State of the Franchise event late last week and with it came the official announcement of plans for a $2.5 billion redev...


$1B Twin Tower Development Coming to Hollywood

Developer MP Los Angeles recently released plans to construct a $1 billion, twin tower complex for downtown Hollywood, marking the largest on-site affordable housing of any development in th...


Collapsible Skyscraper Wins Design Competition

The design for a collapsible skyscraper that could bring relief to disaster zones was recently announced as the winner of the eVolo Skyscraper Competition, an annual award presented by archi...


Retrofit Proposed for Sinking Millennium Tower

The saga of the sinking Millennium Tower continues, but a fix may be in sight: drilling holes down to bedrock in order to stabilize one side of the tower while letting the other side sink do...


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.


Contractor Hit with Slew of Project Lawsuits

Hunt Construction Group is being hit with an eighth lawsuit regarding its Florida Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, this one coming from North Carolina-based CCK Construction Services for $1.2 m...


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...


Honeycomb Tower Gets Restoration Job

London’s iconic Centre Point Tower was recently unveiled as the completion nears of a restoration and redesign that converted the honeycomb building from commercial to residential.


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...


Design, Final Cost Revealed for Vegas Stadium

Design elements for the new Las Vegas stadium were released late last week while the final costs for the project were cemented at $1.8 billion.


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...


Hudson Yards Files Suit Against Union Organization

Even as progress is made on Manhattan's $25 billion Hudson Yards complex, the developer is suing the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York for allegedly trying to incl...


NYC Skyscraper Tallest Ever to Face Demolition

An iconic midtown Manhattan skyscraper, designed by Natalie de Blois and Gordon Bunshaft of architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is slated to be demolished as early as next year. If...


Grenfell Tower Site Could Become Memorial

The fate of London’s Grenfell Tower is one step closer as the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government recently released a set of principles regarding governing decisions on the...


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.


AGC Names Mercedes-Benz Stadium Best Project

The Associated General Contractors recently released its Construction Risk Partners Build America Grand Awards, giving the top honor to Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.


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.


UK Officials Issued Fire Safety Memo

A United Kingdom official has released a memo to council chiefs that highlights their fire safety responsibilities in the wake of Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report that was released in De...


$270M Reno of USC Coliseum Underway

The University of Southern California’s iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s renovation is now underway, with a name change and timeline in place.


$6B CA College Project Utilizing BIM

A project in California that’s considered the largest bond construction program in the U.S. has set a strict building information modeling mandate for any firm bidding on a part of the proce...


Ingels, Ratti Team Up on Singapore Skyscraper

Architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has partnered with design firm Carlo Ratti Associati to design a 51-story skyscraper in Singapore’s financial district, which will feature a four-story ...


PBS Show Features Recently Topped Zaha Hadid Tower

To celebrate Miami’s One Thousand Museum Tower’s recent topping out, the PBS documentary series “Impossible Builds” has featured the Zaha Hadid creation on a recent episode.


Tokyo Plans World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper

Tokyo will be home to the world’s tallest timber skyscraper by 2041, according to reports, which will also mark the 350th anniversary of Japanese developer Sumitomo Forestry Co. Ltd, the com...


Donut-Shaped Apartment Building Opens

A former Domino sugar site in New York has been made all the sweeter with the completion of a donut-shaped apartment building, the first structure to open at the 325 Kent location. Leasing i...


‘Skyscraper’ Movie Had Architect Consult

Skyscraper, the newest action thriller starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, features a fictitious 1,067-meter-tall skyscraper called The Pearl, which called for consulting with a renow...


$1B CA Arena Nears Top Off

With the first game for San Francisco's $1 billion Golden State Warriors' Chase Center slated for 20 months from now, construction is moving along at a timely pace, but the Warriors have fai...


New Tool Helps ID Combustible Facades

On Monday, the National Fire Protection Association announced the creation of EFFECT—an Exterior Facade Fire Evaluation Comparison Tool, which can be used by building owners, facility manage...


Scotland House Uses Range of Material, Spatial Style

In the latest project by London-based architecture firm Hanson Architects, a traditional home was essentially flipped, setting bedrooms on the ground floor and the living room on the first, ...


Test Drilling Launched at Millennium Tower

To address and evaluate a planned fix, an exploratory drilling project is underway at San Francisco’s Millennium Tower, which has sunk and tilted several inches since its construction.


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.


WI Arena Nears 80% Mark, Exterior Finishes

News outlets out of Wisconsin are reporting that the $524 million Milwaukee Bucks arena is nearing 80 percent completion, with its target of opening in the fall still in sight.


Taipei Skyscraper Inspired by Bamboo Shoots

The skyline of Taipei will see something new sprout—a mixed-use skyscraper designed to look like a bamboo shoot, with elements of Western influence mixed in.


VA Hospital in CO Nears Completion $1B Over Budget

As construction nears completion for the Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center, what remains in sharp focus is the $1 billion in cost overruns, and the fact that the new fa...


Corrosion Causes Indonesia Stock Exchange Fall

Reports indicate that loose or corroded joints may be to blame for the recent collapse of the mezzanine floor of the Indonesia Stock Exchange, located in Jakarta. The incident left several p...


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...


Winthrop Tower Height Reduced Again

Millennium Partners, the developer behind Boston’s to-be Winthrop Square Tower, has once again cut down the height of the proposed structure, in a move to appease both regulators and critics...


Construction Workers Discover Preserved Dinosaur Eggs

For construction workers in China, Christmas delivered an unexpected gift—a nest of dinosaur eggs uncovered at an excavation site.


Bucks Arena Construction Continues Rapid Pace

In a race against the clock set for the beginning of the 2018-19 NBA season, work on the Milwaukee Bucks arena is continuing at a rapid pace—going from a lattice of structural steel to a com...


Seattle Tower Could Be Seismic Game-Changer

The design of a new “proof of concept” tower in Seattle could change the game for towers’ seismic and wind resistance, experts say.


Report: Millennium Tower Could Pose Fire Hazard

San Francisco’s Millennium Tower, which has sunk and tilted several inches and is the current hub of a number of lawsuits, could be less safe than originally reported, with key information r...


San Francisco Issues Rules for Foundations

In light of San Francisco's sinking tower saga—in which the Millennium Tower condominium building has sunk and tilted several inches—the city and county Department of Building Inspection has...


Crews Manning Structural Steel in NYC Get Boost

Workers tasked with erecting the structural steel for the nearly 70-story One Manhattan West in New York City are getting a little bit of a boost.


London's Grenfell Public Inquiry Hearings Begin

London’s inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 71 people in June has begun its procedural hearings and is streaming them live on YouTube.


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.


Shipping Container Stadium Slated for 2022

The seventh stadium under construction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Qatar, will be the world’s first modular stadium. The design calls for a capacity of 40,000 seats in a struc...


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...


MI Silverdome Implodes After Second Attempt

Michigan’s Pontiac Silverdome was a topic of discussion Monday morning (Dec. 4) after it failed to implode the day before—that is, a topic of discussion for everyone except the officials res...


Mercedes-Benz Stadium Officially Achieves LEED Platinum

On Sunday, the project team for Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium was presented with its LEED Platinum plaque, officially cementing the structure’s status as the first LEED Platinum sports sta...


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...


Raiders Set Up Live Stream at Stadium Site

The National Football League’s Raiders team will allow the nation to watch in real time as its new stadium is being constructed in Las Vegas.


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...


Completion Date Set for $2B Las Vegas Stadium

Marking the beginning of the 30-month project, the National Football League's Oakland Raiders have announced both a completion date and a tentative groundbreaking for the new Las Vegas stadi...


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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.


Worker Falls at Site of $500M WI Arena

An electrician working on a new arena in Milwaukee died late last week after falling off a ladder at the site.


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.


Miami Condominium Worker Falls 10 Stories

A Miami construction worker reportedly died Friday afternoon (Oct. 20) after falling 10 stories.


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 ...


Landslide at Malaysian Construction Site Kills 11

A landslide at a construction site in Malaysia killed 11 workers over the weekend, and more developments are slated on the region’s hillside, officials say.


Dallas Getting New 'Smart District,' Tall Tower

A corner of Dallas is now destined to be the home of not only a new “smart district,” but also the city’s next tallest tower.


Zinc Coating Expands into Structural Steel Market

The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Protective and Marine Coatings segment has launched a new high-solids coating marketed for use on structural steel.


Crews Break Ground on Canada's Tallest Building

Construction on Canada’s future tallest building has begun, according to a press release issued by architecture firm Foster + Partners, which designed the 85-story project.


PPG Offers Coating to NHL Goal Posts

PPG Industries announced last week that it is now offering its industrial coatings for use on National Hockey League goal posts.


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.


Paris 2024 Olympics Designers Unveil Plans

The International Olympic Committee having announced that Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics, and architecture design firm Populous and engineering firm Egis are providing an early gli...


Design Plan Unveiled for New Rangers Field

The saying, “Everything’s bigger in Texas” will ring true once again with the construction of the Texas Rangers new home, Globe Life Field.


Mercedes-Benz Stadium Opens Roof for First Time

After a construction schedule that put crews right up against the stadium’s opening on Aug. 26, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosted its first events with its roof open last weekend.


FAA Recommends Chop for Boston Tower

Boston’s proposed Winthrop Square tower, which has been taking criticism for nearly a year over its 775-foot-tall plans, is getting a little taken off the top.


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.


VIDEO: Roof Completed at Madrid Stadium

Madrid’s new soccer stadium, which is slated to open in a few weeks, now has a completed roof as shown by time lapse video released by the construction company on the project.


Buildings Across TX Coast Damaged by Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has done untold damage on the Gulf Coast of Texas, and with meteorologists forecasting a total of 50 inches of rain by Wednesday in some locales, it is not surprising that m...


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.


Supertall Skyscraper Slated for NYC

The world’s tallest residential building is slated to crown New York City’s skyline, following the city’s architectural trend of supertall skinny skyscrapers.


Artist Turns Garage into Giant Painting

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


Earthworm-Inspired Pavilion Created for Festival

The earthworm isn't often associated with a concert venue, but an architecture firm was challenged to bring that connection to life for a festival in Latvia.


Thailand Sports Hall Made Entirely of Bamboo

The new sports arena for Thailand's Panyaden International school needed to combine architecture with the school's core principles and appreciation of nature.


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.


Specifying Architect Reflects on Arena Coatings

The night that PPG Paints Arena (formerly Consol Energy Center) opened was one of the prouder moments of Kurt Amundsen’s career.


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...


Dubai's Torch Tower Burns a Second Time

Fire broke out at 1 a.m. local time in the 87-story, 1,100-foot tall residential skyscraper known as Torch Tower in Dubai early Friday (Aug. 4).


$500M WI Arena Half Done, Ready for Roof

Milwaukee’s $525 million arena is on budget and at the halfway mark of completion, meaning it’s well on its way to being ready for the National Basketball Association’s 2018-19 season.


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.


Atlanta Stadium Roof Won't Be Ready for Kickoff

The one-of-a-kind retractable roof on Atlanta’s new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium will not be ready for the facility’s kickoff next month.


Fixes Proposed for Millennium Tower

The leaning tower of San Francisco might finally have a fix—assuming an agreement can be reached.


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...


Reports Indicate Millennium Tower Fire Hazard

A sinking San Francisco tower may also contain yet another hazard, reports indicate.


Downtown Seattle to Get Residential Tower

A new residential tower will be gracing downtown Seattle’s skyline.


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...


Bidding Begins Next Month on $1.9B Raiders Stadium

Around 1,300 people interested in being a part of building the new $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed football stadium in Las Vegas showed up to the project’s kickoff meeting earlier this month...


Cladding in Fatal London Tower Fire ID'd

A deeper look into the Glenfell Tower’s 2016 renovation has unveiled that officials decided to use Reynobond PE (polyethylene) panels instead of Reynobond (FR) fire-resistant ones in the hig...


Watch NY's 'Jenga Tower' Stand

The 60-story skyscraper in New York’s Tribeca (the tallest in the neighborhood) is nicknamed “the jenga building” with good reason—the tower is made of endless exposed concrete with varying ...


CO Shifts, Backs Developers

The combined movements of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Supreme Court have effectively shifted the attitude toward developers when it comes to construction defects.


1,000-Foot Skinny Skyscraper Slotted for NYC

Moscow-based architecture firm Meganom is taking its first dive into U.S. territory by pairing up with New York-based Five Points Development. The project? A 1,001-foot “skinny” skyscraper o...


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.


Loose Panels, Leaks Plague Minneapolis Stadium

Construction-related flaws at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis continue to arise, as crews addressing one issue on the building’s exterior discovered another that needed repair.


New D+D In Depth Issue Released

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring five articles on the challenges and growth of different architectural coatings and related materials, is now available online.


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...


Rain Causes One-Year Delay for CA Stadium

The opening for the new home of the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, California, has been pushed back one year because rain has wreaked havoc on the con...


TX Skyscraper Turns Out Lights for Birds

On the night of May 4, nearly 400 birds were killed after colliding with a skyscraper in Galveston, Texas. Now, owners of the American National Insurance Company’s 23-story building say they...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Golden 1 Center

With just days left to submit an entry for Durability + Design’s inaugural Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (May 26) by featuring a select nomination each day, givi...


Illinois Home Builders Decry Proposed Tax

Experts in the home-building industry are speaking out about a proposal by Illinois legislators that would levy a 6.25 percent tax on home repair and maintenance services.


Raiders Finalizing Contracts for $1.9B Stadium

A May 22 deadline is rapidly approaching as officials rush to finalize the contract for a new stadium in Las Vegas, a project that's slated to be complete in time for the National Football L...


Obama Complex Boasts Library, Other Amenities

Saying he wants his presidential library to be part of a “living thing,” former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for a three-building complex in Chicago, Illinois.


First Truss Placed at WI Arena

The construction of a new arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, continues apace, as workers placed the first truss on the anchor structure of the $524 million complex.


New High-Rises Proposed for $5B Mile in TX

Frisco, Texas’ $5 billion mile just got a little bit bigger. Developers along the Dallas North Tollway just announced two residential high-rises will be added to the vast mixed-use campus.


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.


Atlanta Stadium Construction Racing Toward New Deadline

Days after the opening of Atlanta’s $1.5 billion, LEED Platinum designed, Mercedes-Benz Stadium was delayed for a third time, a stadium official says workers are hastening their efforts in a...


Revamp of CO Construction Defects Law a Go

Developers and homeowners alike are seeing a glimmer of hope in Denver after the Colorado state House passed a bill that would give the two sides the right to work out any defect problems on...


Sliding Doors Designed for High-Rise Balconies

Wisconsin-based Wausau Window and Wall Systems has unveiled its CrossTrak Sliding Doors product line.


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.


$500M Condo High-Rises Planned for Downtown Denver

Seizing upon a perceived lack of condominiums in Denver, a Miami developer put forward a proposal last week to build two condo high-rises in the city.


Stadium's Roof Issues May Push Third Delay

The opening of Atlanta’s $1.5 billion, LEED Platinum designed, Mercedes-Benz Stadium could be delayed for a third time because of the project’s one-of-a-kind retractable roof, officials say.


Dubai Sees Another High-Rise Fire

Authorities are investigating the cause of a massive fire Sunday (April 2) at a tower under construction in Downtown Dubai—the latest in a spate of high-rise fires in the area since 2012.


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...


Costly US School Construction Gets 'D' Grade

The American Society of Civil Engineers released its Infrastructure Report Card earlier this month and, while much of the focus within the 16 categories it grades has been on subjects like t...


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...


City Picks Up Tab for Heinz Field Paint Job

The Pittsburgh Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority board members agreed on Thursday (March 9) to reimburse the Pittsburgh Steelers $276,860 for structural steel painting and relat...


Paper Cautions Use of Antimicrobial Paints

Paints, flooring, door knobs and other building products made with antimicrobial additives could enable proliferation of so-called “super bugs” and their use should be approached with skepti...


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.


Study Tallies Bird Deaths at Glass Stadium

A new informal study conducted by three conservation groups has found that the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is as deadly to birds as people feared.


Fire Destroys Nearly Complete Complex

A new luxury apartment complex in New Albany, Indiana, that was set to start housing residents within the next month is now undergoing demolition after flames ripped through the building on ...


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...


PPG Signs New Hockey Deal

Paint and hockey make for a winning combination; at least, that’s what PPG and the National Hockey League wager.


Evacuations Lifted After Crane Safety Scare

More than a dozen buildings surrounding a high-rise construction project in downtown San Francisco had to be evacuated this week, when concerns about the stability of a crane and 2-ton concr...


Report Tackles Worker Health Issues

Nearly a third of construction workers lack health insurance despite half experiencing at least one doctor-diagnosed health condition, according to a recent report.


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.


Field Painting for the Super Bowl

Painting crews play a key role when it comes to the big game.


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.


Super Bowl Hosts Painting’s ‘All-Star’ Team

While the New England Patriots will soon become the team with the most Super Bowl appearances ever, with nine, they can’t hold a candle to another participant in this year’s big game, who wi...


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.


Floor Coating Made to Resist Impacts

A new polyaspartic floor coating from The Sherwin-Williams Company is designed for ease of application in manufacturing facilities, airplane hangars and other settings where impacts and abra...


Boston to Spend $1B on School Projects

Boston is looking to invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to repair and replace its aging schools.


Worker Falls to Death at World Cup Venue

Authorities are investigating the falling death of a 40-year-old British worker on a World Cup stadium project in Qatar on Thursday (Jan. 19).


Sherwin-Williams Touts Polyaspartic Technology

The latest polyaspartic floor coating offering from Sherwin-Williams is reportedly designed to give applicators greater flexibility and provide extended open time.


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...


Feds: Multifamily Production Plunges

Residential construction starts in the U.S. were down 18.7 percent in November after hitting a nine-year high in October, with multifamily starts taking an especially big hit, according to C...


Largest U.S. Wood Tower Opens

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


University to Collect $6.9M Over Floor Slabs

The University of Oregon will receive $6.9 million in a settlement with the architect, engineer and contractor of a residence hall with cracking concrete floor slabs.


Cleveland to Consider Arena Upgrades

The Cleveland Cavaliers, along with city and Cuyahoga County officials, are hoping to score approval of a $140 million renovation of its downtown Cleveland digs, authorities recently announc...


Fire Hits NYU Hospital Construction Site

A rooftop area of a hospital building that is currently under construction was the site of a fire that sent black smoke billowing over Manhattan Wednesday (Dec. 14).


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 ...


Green School Razed Due to Leaks

A U.K. school lauded as a “sustainable” specimen at the time of its completion in 2010 has been demolished just six years later due to pervasive roof leak issues.


Brazil Eyes World Cup Stadium Bid Rigging

Two years after Brazil hosted the World Cup soccer tournament, regulators in that country say a “cartel” of large construction contractors colluded to fix bids and inflate contracts for the ...


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.


Football, Color Theory Collide in Mural

The new stadium that hosts home games for the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings is also the site of some massive mural art, thanks to two local artists and a team of student inter...


Paint Becomes Focus in Soccer Championships

Watching the painting process rather than the match became the focus of a recent soccer championship in Canada.


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...


Space Agency Confirms Sinking Tower

It’s been established for months now that San Francisco’s Millennium Tower is sinking, but the latest twist in the story reveals that the subsidence can even be seen from space.


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...


Leaks, Mold Mar Disney-Built ‘Utopia’ Town

Celebration, FL, was built by Disney 20 years ago in the shadow of its Magic Kingdom theme park, but based on residents’ complaints about the condition of their homes, the town may be far fr...


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.


Homebuilding Giant Told to Pay $16M

One of the United States’ largest homebuilders has been ordered to pay $16.3 million in damages for mishandling the finances of the homeowners association at a condominium complex it was bui...


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...


Stadium Official Resigns as Costs Soar

An official charged with “maximizing the legacy” of the London 2012 Olympic Games has stepped down amid an investigation involving ballooning costs of a stadium transformation project, accor...


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.


Haunted Homes Spook the Market

Buying a home is a stressful proposition. That nice-looking house can come with all kind of strings attached: old wiring, leaky roof, plumbing problems. Then there are the houses that come w...


New Shaming Signs for Building Owners

San Francisco’s Department of Building Insepction is on a renewed mission to convince property owners to retrofit their buildings to make them safe during powerful earthquakes.


Hazards Cited at Nursing Home Project

A Wisconsin renovation company is facing over $240,000 in federal fines for allegedly exposing workers to carbon monoxide and asbestos hazards, authorities have announced.


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.


Tilting Tower Developer May Drill Deeper

The developer behind San Francisco’s famously sinking Millennium Tower has reportedly changed plans for another tower project in the same area, likely redesigning its foundation so that it’s...


Bridge of Firsts Celebrates $48M Rehab

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


Condo Construction Accident Kills 1

Federal workplace safety regulators have opened an investigation after one person was killed and several others were injured Wednesday (Oct. 19) evening when building materials rained from t...


Feds: Multifamily Production Drops 38%

Multifamily construction dropped sharply in September, bringing nationwide housing starts down 9 percent to an annual rate of 1.05 million units, according to new federal data.


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.


Detroit Fines Arena Builders

Several contractors working on the new $627.5-million National Hockey League arena development in downtown Detroit have failed to follow a local hiring mandate, costing them at least $500,00...


Worker Removes Harness, Falls to Death

Authorities are investigating the falling death of a 27-year-old worker who plunged 13 floors Monday (Oct. 10) at a construction site in Perth, Australia, various reports said.


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...


Expert: ‘Leaning’ Tower Earthquake-Safe

Engineers retained by the owners of San Francisco’s Millennium Tower have issued a report reinforcing that the luxury condo high-rise is earthquake-safe, despite reports that the building ha...


Condo Builder, Subs Settle $36M Dispute

After six years of litigation, a large Southeastern U.S. builder and more than a dozen of its subcontractors have agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle a construction defect lawsuit involvin...


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....


Video Shows Stadium Voyage

From the demolition of the Metrodome to the home-opener at the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings' new $1.1 billion stadium, a 32-month-long voyage has now been condensed into thre...


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.”


Stadium Roofs, Seats Find New Homes

If you find yourself waiting for a bus in Indianapolis, you might well be sitting in a seat that’s seen a lot of sports history—all due to the efforts of an organization started by a local a...


Audit Details Problem-Plagued Hospital

Department of Veterans Affairs leaders have been accused of “gross mismanagement” when it comes to federal oversight of a $1.7 billion VA hospital in Aurora, CO, according to a new audit.


'Sinking' Tower Fix: Let It Be?

The Millennium Tower of San Francisco has been sparking debate all over since it was reported in August that it’s been sinking and tilting at a rate greater than ever expected. But one profe...


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.


NJ Court: Insurance Pays for Subs’ Flubs

New Jersey’s highest court has ruled in case stemming from water infiltration and leaks that reportedly plagued a Hoboken condominium complex.


London's 'Flower Tower' Design Revealed

Architecture firm HOK has unveiled renderings of the planned Spire London, set to become the tallest residential building in western Europe.


Lawmakers Demand Answers for Project Costs

The budget-busted Veterans Affairs hospital construction project outside of Denver has once again been thrust into the national spotlight.


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).


US Open Rolls Out Retractable Roof

Visitors to this year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament will have respite from the rain for the first time, in the form of a massive retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the main show cour...


Design Firm to Pay $12M in Kickback Case

A Buffalo, NY-based international architecture firm has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve allegations of criminal conduct by its employees, including paying bribes and kickbacks in order ...


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.


FEMA Floats Flood-Resilient Construction Rules

As central Louisiana continues to recover from last week's devastating floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has proposed new regulations aimed at rebuilding flood-prone communitie...


Sinking Tower Sparks Suit

A resident of San Francisco’s pricey Millennium Tower condos has filed suit over the 58-story building’s documented sinking and tilting.


Rules Proposed for Building in Flood Areas

A week after recent historic flooding hit central Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has proposed new regulations aimed at rebuilding flood-prone communities “higher and stro...


Contractor Faces Criminal Probe

Federal workplace safety officials say criminal charges may be brought against an Illinois construction company accused of exposing immigrant employees to asbestos, without proper safety gea...


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.


NFL Kickoff Marred by Sticky Paint

Paint is being blamed for the cancellation of this year’s Hall of Fame Game, the traditional first preseason game of the National Football League's year, in Canton, OH.


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.


Accusations Loom Over Architect's Contract

A New Mexico lawmaker is in hot water over what some are calling nepotism after he directed funds to a charter school that awarded his brother, an architect, a contract.


Webinar Covers Coatings and Brand Image

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


Obama Library Location, Architects Set

The nonprofit Obama Foundation has announced that the Obama Presidential Center, which will open after President Barack Obama leaves office, will be located in Jackson Park, on Chicago’s Sou...


Stadium Bird Study Takes Flight

The exterior facade of the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis may have a deadly effect on birds.


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...


Architect Accused of Copying Mansion Design

A federal lawsuit accuses a New Jersey architecture firm and New York couple of accessing copyrighted drawings of a New York mansion and planning a replica close by without the original home...


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...


Ban on Antimicrobials Sparks ACA Response

American paint and coatings manufacturers are urging one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems to modify a ban on the use of antimicrobial products, including paints, in its facilities.


$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 ...


Stadium Worker Death Spurs Fines

Minnesota workplace health and safety regulators have levied fines against the contractor and a subcontractor who helped build the new professional football stadium in Minneapolis.


3 Lighthouses Up for Auction

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


A School’s Welcome Graffiti

Many schools wrestle with the issue of “art” that’s committed to the property by young wall-writers, but one British primary school welcomed a piece of graffiti, from an artist known worldwi...


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.


A Beauty Pageant for Classic ‘Ladies’

Classic Victorians with a fresh coat of paint are at the center of a competition from the Chicago Paint and Coatings Association this summer.


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.


New Issue Now Online

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring four probing articles on architectural coatings and related technologies, is now available online.


Rio Breaks Contract with Olympic Builder

With just weeks before the Summer Olympic Games start on Aug. 5, Rio de Janeiro authorities have cancelled a contract with the contractor in charge of building a major venue, reports say.


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.


Top Builder to Pay for Condo Defects

A Florida jury has ordered America’s largest homebuilder to pony up $9.6 million to remove and replace defective stucco, roofs and windows in a 240-unit complex in Jacksonville.


Painter’s Tape Boasts Clean Tears

A new painter’s tape promises to tear by hand at 90-degree angles, making application easier for pros and do-it-yourselfers alike.


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.


Architects: UK Schools Miss the Mark

British architects say that school buildings in the U.K. are poorly built and maintained, and it's affecting how teachers teach and how students learn, according to a new report.


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...


Olympic Games Run-up Claims 11 Workers

As the world awaits the 2016 Olympic Games kickoff in Rio de Janeiro this summer, Brazil’s preparations have claimed 11 lives.


Valspar Gives $2.5M to Habitat

Coatings manufacturer Valspar has announced that it has donated $2.5 million in products and cash to Habitat for Humanity in association with the company’s National Neighborhood Week volunte...


Suit: Contractors Overbill Hospital $4.2M

A Montreal hospital has accused a construction contractor, his associates and former hospital employees of participating in a decade-long scheme to overbill the hospital by millions of dolla...


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 ...


Family Receives $18M for Bridge Death

A jury awarded $17.72 million to the family of the worker who drowned during bridge construction on the Baylor University campus in 2014.


Wet Concrete Falls Off Building, Hits Car

A woman’s car window was shattered Thursday (April 14) when a portion of wet concrete fell from a construction site in downtown Jersey City, NJ, according to various news reports.


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.


11 Schools on a Green Mission

From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., 11 schools across the country are leaders in school sustainability and environmental engagement, according to green-building authorities.


Asbestos Violations Spur EPA, OSHA Bills

Federal authorities are cracking down on asbestos hazards at commercial and multi-residential building projects.


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...


San Diego Chargers State Plans for Stadium

A new plan to build a $1 billion stadium to host the Chargers football team as well as an $800,000 convention center in downtown San Diego is afoot.


Architect Gets 33 Months in Bribery Case

A Virginia architect who was found guilty of using inside information to obtain contracts at a Veterans Affairs hospital will spend 33 months behind bars, according to federal prosecutors.


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...


No Charges Filed in Fatal Balcony Collapse

The contractors, building owner and property manager have escaped criminal prosecution in the apartment balcony collapse in Berkeley, CA, that killed six Irish citizens and seriously injured...


Trial Begins in Bridge Worker's Death

The trial concerning the alleged wrongful death of a worker who drowned in early 2014 during construction of a bridge on the Baylor University campus was set to open Tuesday (March 29), a lo...


D+D In Depth March Issue Focus:
Coatings for Hospitals, Building Enclosures

Featuring articles on coatings for healthcare facilities as well as building enclosures, the March issue of D+D In Depth, Durability + Design’s monthly magazine, will be released Wednesday (...


Waterblasting Tool Aids in Surface Prep

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


Webinar: Institutional Floor Coatings in Focus

From aesthetics to maintenance costs, there are many important factors to consider when selecting and specifying floor coatings for schools and hospitals.


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.


Olympic Stadium Design Lacks Flame

The Tokyo Olympic Stadium has sparked media attention once again.


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.


CHPS Launches PreFab Program for Schools

A new rating system designed for prefabricated modular classrooms for schools has been rolled out.


Los Angeles Sues Developer after Fire

The City of Los Angeles has filed a $20 million negligence lawsuit against the developer of a seven-story apartment under construction that was destroyed in a massive blaze on Dec. 8, 2014.


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.


EPA Awards Focus on Sustainable Tech

Federal environmental authorities are investing in green building technologies and other innovative ideas developed by 38 student teams from around the country.


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.


Bill to Rein in VA Construction Control

After a $1 billion botched Veterans’ Affairs’ hospital project in Denver, the U.S. House of Representatives has moved forward with a plan to take away some of the agency’s construction autho...


‘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.


Ancient Bones Found at Construction Site

Big football players usually roam a university’s gridiron on Saturday afternoons. But construction crews recently found the remains of some much larger—and mostly extinct—creatures while wor...


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.


EPA Issues Guide to School Renovations

The federal government has released a new guide on school building renovations, as the projects often involve cleanup of harmful materials, such as asbestos and lead.


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...


Ole Miss Scores with $96.5M Stadium

With college basketball conference play in full gear, the University of Mississippi has another “win” to celebrate. Ole Miss recently opened the doors of its new $96.5 million multi-purpose ...


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...


Houzz Says Remodelers See Green in 2016

U.S. home renovation and design companies forecast more widespread revenue and profit growth in 2016 than they experienced in 2015, a new survey suggests.


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.


Japan, ZHA Argue Stadium Copyrights

Zaha Hadid Architects and the Japanese government are at odds over payment and copyright issues for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Stadium.


Architect Alejandro Aravena Receives Pritzker

A Chilean architect whose global body of work addresses key challenges humanity faces in 21st century has been selected as the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate.


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.


Construction Outlook Mixed for 2016

Nearly three-quarters of American construction firms plan to add workers in 2016, according to a survey released this week.


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...


Former Benjamin Moore Exec Leads EasyPaint

The new president of an on-demand painting service is a familiar face in the coatings industry.


Dunn-Edwards Reveals High-End Line

Dunn-Edwards Paints has introduced ARISTOSHIELD, which the company says is a line of ultra-premium, water-based urethane alkyd paint that offers the look and durability of an oil-based ename...


Report Tells Tale of Two Hospitals

A new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis aims to show what happens when a construction project managed exclusively by the federal government is sized up against one managed ...


Hospital Giant Bans Antimicrobial Use

With insufficient evidence that antimicrobial coatings improve the fight against germs and an increasing concern about spreading toxins, a major health care company has decided to ban the pr...


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.


Own a Piece of Julia Child’s France

Perhaps the former French holiday home of renowned French Chef Julia Child will inspire its new owner to cook up some Coq au Vin while sipping on a glass of sweet Sauternes white burgundy (e...


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,...


Crumbling Facade Leads to Violation

New York City Building officials have issued a violation after a section of a 35-story building façade crumbled, sending hundreds of bricks tumbling to the ground below Monday (Dec. 7) eveni...


Slippery Paint? Not Quite, Skaters Say

Non-stick coatings have their places, but a skating park apparently is not one of them.


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.


Rio Olympic Buildings Make Progress

With just 250 days until the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics, construction on several of the Brazilian venues that will host the summer games have been completed.


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.


Permits Strong in Mixed Housing Report

More single-family home construction permits were issued in October than in any month in the past eight years, according to new home construction data released Wednesday (Nov. 18).


Dow Designs Iconic Arena’s Ice System

Dow Chemical Company is helping the University of Michigan hockey players feel confident that they aren’t skating on thin ice.


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.


Suits Filed in Deadly Balcony Collapse

Managers of an apartment building in Berkeley, CA, knew mushrooms were growing in a rotten apartment deck weeks before it collapsed and killed six students, according to lawsuits filed Thurs...


Officials Shelve ‘Bridge to Nowhere’

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


Stacked Apartment Wins Building of Year

A “radical and alternative” apartment complex in Singapore has been crowned the “World Building of the Year,” according to World Architecture Festival judges.


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...


Canadian Project ‘Raises the Roof’

A 10-story condominium building is taking shape in Montreal without the use of cranes or scaffolding.


Building Demolition Turns Deadly

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


List Offers 10 Haunted Homes for Sale

Let's say you found the perfect home. It has all the features you want, paint colors, right side of town and the price is unbelievable.


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).


Paint Designed to Kill Bacteria

Sherwin-Williams is billing its latest product offering as “one of the most significant technological breakthroughs” in its nearly 150-year history.


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?


School Contractor Charged with Bribery

The owner of a New York-based construction company faces seven years in prison for allegedly offering thousands of dollars in bribes to a public school official.


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.


Firm Apologizes for Tilting Condos

A Japanese construction supply company has apologized for supplying faulty pilings for a major condominium complex that is tilting just 10 years after it was built.


Multifamily Surge Drives Housing Data

U.S. builders broke ground on more residential projects last month than they have in nearly eight years, new government data suggests.


Fall Hazards Rack Up $92K in Fines

Two Pennsylvania contractors face almost $92,000 in proposed fines for allegedly exposing workers to falls at a hospital construction site in Lebanon, PA.


Aging Lighthouse Gets Fresh Coat

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


Scaffold Collapse Injures 6 Workers

Federal workplace safety authorities are investigating what caused a massive scaffolding collapse Friday (Oct. 16) in downtown Houston that sent six workers to the hospital.


Construction Site Water Tank Ruptures

A mother and her two children were among drivers who escaped with only minor injuries after a water tank at a hospital construction site in Australia ruptured and sent a wall of water rushin...


School Design Wins Top UK Prize

An all girls’ school in London has earned high marks from the Royal Institute of Architects.


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.


Companies Cited for Failing to Stop Work

Two California contractors are facing more than $300,000 in fines after they allegedly failed to stop working on a construction site after they were ordered to fix cave-in hazards.


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 ...


New Light Industrial Paints Debut

A new line of coatings designed for the professional painter includes paints and primers for light industrial applications.


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...


ZHA Bows Out of Olympic Stadium Bid

Zaha Hadid has given up her quest to design the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Stadium.


New Paints, Primers for Commercial Work

Valspar Paint has announced a new line of coatings designed specifically for the professional painter.


Suit Filed in Delayed Hospital Project

One of the largest construction management companies in the United States has been sued and kicked off of a $300 million delayed hospital project in Santa Clara County, CA.


Watch Detroit Transform Live

A mega-construction project that aims to once again transform Detroit into a thriving metropolis is underway.


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.


Scrapped Stadium Design at Issue

Renowned architect Zaha Hadid is calling for Japanese government officials to reconsider her controversial, 252 billion yen ($1.9 billion) design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium.


Accident at Vikings Stadium Claims 1

One worker was killed and another was seriously injured while working on the roof of the new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.


Obama Foundation Calls for Architect

Attention architects interested in presidential design: The President Barack Obama Foundation has begun its search for an architect to design the presidential library and museum in Chicago.


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...


EPA Launches IAQ App for Schools

A new mobile app aims to assist school officials in performing indoor air quality facility assessments.


‘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.


Group Studies Solar House Efficiency

Imagine a house so efficient it can produce 60 percent of its own power and cost its owner nearly nothing out of pocket every year.


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.


Masonry Worker Killed in Scaffold Fall

DANVILLE, PA--Federal safety authorities are investigating the fatal fall of a masonry worker at a hospital jobsite in Pennsylvania.


College to Get Building Envelope Center

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA—A Canadian college plans to establish a building envelope performance center thanks to a grant of $1.75 million.


Computer Art ‘Completes’ Olympic Park

RIO DE JANEIRO--With less than a year before the Olympic torch arrives in Rio de Janeiro to kick off South America’s first attempt at hosting the Olympic Games, a newly released video may re...


After 13 Years, Worker Wins $3M

SEATTLE--A Washington State jury has awarded $2.59 million in damages to an immigrant worker who was severely injured after falling 30 feet from an improperly constructed scaffold in 2002.


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.


Judge Denies Request in Balcony Collapse

BERKELEY, CA--The contractor that built the apartment where six students were killed in June has been denied access to building components removed as part of the criminal probe.


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.


D.A. Taking on Fatal Balcony Failure

BERKELEY, CA--Severe dry rot doomed a balcony that ripped loose from an apartment building and sent six college students plunging to their deaths, city building inspectors say.


Olympic Arena Transformation Costs Soar

LONDON--UK politicians are demanding publication of the full details of a costly and controversial redevelopment deal involving the 2012 Olympic stadium.


'Rot and Decay' Seen in Doomed Balcony

BERKELEY, CA--Confirming earlier suspicions, city building inspectors have reported severe dry rot in the balcony that tore loose from an apartment building in California, killing six studen...


View-Blocking Project Gets Green Light

BROOKLYN, NY--After months of debate, a New York judge has ruled that a controversial high-rise underway on the edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park may proceed, despite blocking iconic views of the...


Water Eyed in Fatal Balcony Collapse

BERKELEY, CA--Moisture and wood rot are the early suspects in the devastating collapse of an apartment balcony that killed six and injured seven in Berkeley, CA.


Worker Killed in Penn State Renovation

STATE COLLEGE, PA--Federal authorities are investigating the death of a construction worker who was struck by a crane on a Pennsylvania State University renovation project.


BYU Brings Down Iconic Building

PROVO, UT--Brigham Young University has said goodbye to a campus landmark in memorable fashion.


Bill Would Take VA Out of Construction

WASHINGTON--Burned by a budget-busting hospital project, Colorado's senators are seeking to get the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs out of the construction business.


Art, Technology Mix in Facade Design

TORONTO--A lacy, interactive facade will soon make its debut on a building housing student work and exhibit space in Toronto.


Man Held in $100M L.A. Arson

LOS ANGELES--A 56-year-old city resident has pleaded not guilty to torching a high-rise under construction last December, igniting an explosion that left more than $100 million in damage.


3M Floor Protector Gets Revamp

ST. PAUL, MN--3M has updated its Scotchgard Resilient Floor Protector, a proprietary floor coating designed with nanotechnology to protect and beautify floors in hospitals, offices and more.


L.A. Man Held in $100M Blaze

LOS ANGELES--Authorities have charged a 56-year-old man with setting a massive blaze last December that destroyed an apartment complex under construction, damaged nearby buildings, and close...


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.


New York GC to Pay $7M+ in Fraud

NEW YORK CITY—A major construction concern has admitted to an eight-year systemic "overbilling scheme that impacted virtually all of its projects" but will avoid prosecution for its "crimina...


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.


ON High School Named Earth’s ‘Greenest’

WASHINGTON, DC—A high school in Ontario has been deemed the “Greenest School on Earth,” according to the U.S. Green Building Council.


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...


USACE Shoulders V.A. Hospital Debacle

A billion dollars over budget and years behind schedule, the troubled Veterans Affairs hospital project outside Denver has a new overseer, as investigations into the boondoggle continue.


Medieval World Wonder to Gleam Again

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


2nd Worker Perishes at TX Project

For the second time in less than a week, a worker at a Texas high school sports facility under construction has died.


Winning Library Designs by the Book

A historically significant Brutalist building-turned-campus hub is among six of the U.S.'s “finest examples of library design,” according to the American Institute of Architects.


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.


Budget-Busted VA Project Gets New Lead

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has officially handed over the reins of a troubled hospital construction project near Denver that is at the center of an internal investigation.


Worker Perishes in Frame Collapse

Authorities are investigating a construction accident at a Texas high school sports facility that killed one worker and injured three others Thursday (April 2).


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.


Suit: Work Went on Amid Drowning

"Nobody went in to the water to assist" two bridge construction workers who were tethered to a lift that ended up in the Brazos River, a new motion in a suit over the accident alleges.


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.


Tower Lets There Be Light Down Below

A global architecture firm has unveiled a design concept to help solve a dark problem in London.


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.


Flurry of Defects Follows Building Boom

The condo boom in New York City’s burgeoning Brooklyn borough is apparently bringing a boomlet in construction defects with it.


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.


Worker Killed on Arena Roof Project

Authorities are investigating the death of a New York construction worker who was crushed by steel beams Tuesday (Feb. 24) while installing a green roof at the Barclays Center Arena in Brook...


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...


Labor Plays Ball to Get Stadium

Union construction crews have agreed to work around the clock without overtime to build a new NFL stadium in St. Louis if the project goes forward.


Unions Ok 24-Hour Stadium Construction

Construction unions in St. Louis have agreed to work around the clock, five days a week, without overtime to build a new NFL stadium for the St. Louis Rams if the team and league bless the d...


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.


Rooftops Go Down Swinging to the Cubs

Construction will continue on the $375 million renovation of Chicago's Wrigley Field, despite plans to install large rooftop signs that may put neighboring establishments out of business, a ...


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.


Green Resins Tackle Commercial Needs

Keeping up with green building trends in commercial and institutional architecture, Dow Coating Materials has introduced two new resin technologies for low- and ultra-low-VOC coatings.


Stamp Honors Pioneering Architect

The life of the first African-American graduate of MIT and the first academically trained black architect has been honored with a U.S. postage stamp.


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...


Student Mural Fires Up a Flip-Flop

A Canadian high school is under fire for its now-you-see-it-now-you-don't response to a student mural showing two young men embraced in a kiss.


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...


3D Printing Pops Out Apartment, Villa

A Chinese engineering firm is claiming two firsts in the global race to master 3D-printed construction: the first mansion and the tallest building.


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 ...


Effort Brings Paint to Needy Schools

A Florida coatings maker and a faith-based nonprofit have teamed up to provide whiteboard walls to needy schools worldwide.


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...


Builder Fined in Student’s Accident

A Delaware homebuilder is being held liable for a severe head injury suffered by a high school student enrolled in a coop training program with the contractor.


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.


Home Sweet Housing Starts in 2014

U.S. builders broke ground on more than one million new homes and apartments in 2014—the highest level recorded since the boom of 2005 and 8.8 percent higher than the 2013 total, the federal...


Falling Pipe Stalls Work on NYC Tower

Construction on the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere faced a temporary delay last week after an eight-foot pipe fell 81 stories to the Manhattan street below.


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.


‘Smart Paint’ Debuts in Middle East

A paint maker in the Middle East says it has launched a line of “Smart Paints” designed for a variety of applications—from roads to houses.


OSHA Cites 6 Firms for Asbestos

Six Chicago-area contractors face a total of $132,040 in federal fines for allegedly exposing workers to asbestos, lead and electrical hazards while renovating a school in Evanston.


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.


Green Schools Earn a Gold Star

An environmental program for special-needs students and an oyster gardening group are among 10 national recipients honored for their efforts to create sustainable learning environments.


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...


VA Hospital Halted after JV Walks

Work has stopped and federal-level fur is flying over the shutdown of a massive Veterans Affairs hospital project near Denver, after mismanagement by the agency drove the contractor off the ...


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...


Asbestos Cover-up Alleged in MI Schools

A federal lawsuit against a Michigan school district accuses the administration of covering up asbestos exposure at an elementary and high school in the Detroit area.


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.


Cement Shortage Hits Midwest

Factors beyond their control have created a cement shortage that is now pushing back numerous projects across the Midwest, contractors say.


Cement Pinch Felt Throughout Midwest

Frozen lakes, increased oil demand and plant breakdowns are three of the reasons contractors throughout the Midwest say they are experiencing a cement shortage.


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.


3rd $1M+ Lead Verdict Returned

For the third time in six weeks, a Baltimore City jury has awarded more than a million dollars to an adult who claimed permanent damage from lead-paint exposure in a childhood home.


'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.


Sherwin-Williams OKs $50K Settlement

The Sherwin-Williams Co. has agreed to pay $50,000 to a Florida school district to resolve a 2011 lawsuit alleging paint defects at three schools, under a newly approved settlement agreement...


Lead Paint Hidden at Chicago School?

Chicago Public School officials may have known for five years about lead-paint contamination at a low-income elementary school without ordering any remediation, according to new documents.


$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.


City Targets Construction Defect Law

Taking aim at an increasingly unpopular state law, a Colorado city has adopted an ordinance designed to reduce lawsuits over construction defects and increase development of affordable housi...


Top Budget-Busting Projects Named

What do the Montreal Olympic Stadium, Sydney Opera House and Hubble Telescope have in common?


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,...


Stadium Gets its Own Highlights Film

From an empty lot, the new $1.2 billion home of the San Francisco 49ers took shape over 29 long months—an odyssey now neatly condensed into two minutes.


Schools Worldwide Make it a Green Day

From San Diego to Singapore, they came by the thousands to paint, plant, clean, clear, build, renovate, weed, recycle, learn, design and teach their way to safer, healthier, more efficient s...


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 ...


Jury Awards $2.1M in Lead Paint Suit

A Baltimore jury has awarded more than $2 million to a 17-year-old youth who suffered permanent brain damage after exposure to lead paint as a toddler.


Green v. Green in School Building Plan

When it comes to green building, which is greener? Trees or solar panels?


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.


Painting for the Fences

For 70 years, “The Fence” on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in Pittsburgh has been painted over ... and over … and over again.


Frank Lloyd Wright School Faces Closure

An architecture school founded by the godfather of American architecture is facing a choice irony: Break ties with its foundation benefactor, or lose its accreditation and face closure.


City Aims to Shame Landlords to Act

San Francisco officials are wielding a powerful new weapon in their effort to quake-proof buildings: shame.


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...


Residential Construction Rebounding

Home builders are walking taller in the wake of new Census Bureau estimates that show spending on both single- and multifamily construction soaring in the last year, according to the Nationa...


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.


Study Boosts Germ-Fighting Coating

A new coating containing silver nanoparticles has been found effective in reducing germs on nurse call buttons, bedside tables, and other high-touch surfaces in hospital rooms.


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.


Architectural Billings Hit 7-Year High

Billings at U.S. architecture firms rose in July to their highest level since 2007, according to the American Institute of Architects.


Worker Action Ends in OSHA Citations

A federal health and safety inspection spawned by worker protests at New Orleans' largest housing redevelopment project has resulted in citations against four contractors.


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.


Unsung, Rebels Architect Solutions

The words rebel and architect aren’t often paired, but a new documentary series showcases seven such individuals—including Pakistan’s first female architect—who are rethinking ...


Disappearing Paint Gets Permanent Role

Vanishing spray paint, which became immensely popular during the World Cup in Brazil, will become a permanent fixture in the game it has forever changed: European football.


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.


Contract Corruption Puts Kin in Prison

The Texas mayor who once boasted about the "barter system" for his town’s contract awards (“You know, my back is itching. Scratch it”) is headed to prison, along with his father and brothers...


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...


Yeah, She’s Ready for Some Football

Don’t even try to tell Debbie Gwaltney that her Seattle Seahawks won’t repeat their Super Bowl romp this year.


Bolts, Boilers Share The ’Stick’s Love

When Sir Paul McCartney serenades Candlestick Park to sleep next week, nostalgic fans need not go home emptyhanded.


Best Practices:
Don’t Let a Carpenter Fix Your Car (II)

Brainy engineers excel at many important functions. Specifying paint, alas, is typically not one of them.


Best Practices:
Don’t Let a Carpenter Fix Your Car (I)

One issue we frequently encounter in the building community is the “But It’s Just Paint” Syndrome.


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.


On a Journey to Build and Serve

A California construction expert with a global humanitarian mission is giving new meaning to the name “journeyman.”


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.


Protective Line Offers 3 Systems

Sherwin-Williams’ Protective and Marine Coatings has launched three polyaspartic urethanes, each suited for a different shop or field coating challenge.


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.


Survey Reveals Cell Tower Turn Off

No matter how commonplace mobile phones are in society, the towers used to keep them connected are less than desirable when it comes to buying or renting property, a new survey finds.


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.


EU Backs Philippines’ Anti-Lead Push

The European Union is throwing its support behind an effort to eliminate lead and mercury exposures among millions of Filipino schoolchildren.


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.


Keys to a Mondo Condo Failure (II)

After the Epic Fail of a paint job that caused an unbudgeted $165,000 do-over on a posh young condo tower, one big question remained: What went wrong in the first place?


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.


Germ Resistance Suffers Sweaty Defeat

Human perspiration can quickly cause enough corrosion of brass objects in schools and hospitals to render them powerless against some bacteria, scientists in the UK have found.


Donald’s Sign Trumps the Rest

Money may not buy happiness, but it can bring magnificence, if you’re Donald Trump.


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.


Flame-Retardant Decision Challenged

Chemical makers are urging a leading heath-management organization to reconsider its decision to stop buying furniture made with flame-retardant chemicals.


Keys to a Mondo Condo Failure (I)

This inspector was asked to write a repaint spec for a project that involved a premature (and fairly thorough) coating failure on a very posh condo complex in a high-priced area of town.