Construction & Retrofits Articles

New construction projects, retrofits, renovations, and facility retrofits are covered within this portion of the site. This is where readers find articles on master planning, project management, and other architecture, engineering, and construction strategies.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Some More Funny Facilities

Here are some more of the most crazy, crooked buildings from around the world. Not so sure about the cats and mice, but one can only venture to guess what it would be like to live and work on one of these... ...Read More...

BONUS WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Your Own, Personal (LEGO) Jesus

For the past 18 months, 40 volunteers have been working on a nearly six-foot statue of Jesus made entirely out of 30,000 donated... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: A Dog-Eat-Dog World, Even For The Top Dog

Next time you hire a new contractor for your construction project, make sure to check the IDs of those employees who will be brought on board for the task. If you see the name "Michael Vick," don't be... ...Read More...

Survey Results: India's Troubling Development Concerns

The survey revealed that 93% of respondents believe there is a significant gap between international design practices and onshore construction realities for large-scale developments in India, characterized by the many challenges facing the development community... ...Read More...

Retail Facilities Of The Future

The International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc. is holding a design competition to envision what shopping centers will look like 20 years from... ...Read More...

Expanded Pasadena Convention Center Pursuing LEED Silver

The expanded facility opened on March 1, 2009, six weeks ahead of... ...Read More...

Frost & Sullivan Predicts a Slowdown in Chinese Building Technologies Industry

Growth rates are slowing down and products' profit margins have started to... ...Read More...

Infrastructure Spending Fast Forwards in Missouri

The first infrastructure project to move forward under the new federal economic stimulus package was announced earlier this week on... ...Read More...

Roofing Trends: A Shot In The Roof

TFM Editor/Co-Publisher Heidi Schwartz takes a look at how economic stimulus spending may support "shovel-ready" infrastructure improvements that include roofing... ...Read More...

Museum Project Adjusts To Financial Reality

Planners for the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC have announced an extended timeline and cost-saving measures to keep the project on... ...Read More...