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.

AIA Releases Rebuild and Renew Plan

AIA Releases Rebuild and Renew Plan

Schools, Green Buildings, and Historic Preservation are among key...Read More...

Donation Of Time And Materials Creates Soothing Environment

Donation Of Time And Materials Creates Soothing Environment

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. of Newport Beach, CA recently completed reconstruction of the Ronald McDonald House Family Room inside Children’s Hospital of Orange County at Mission...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Preventing Damage With Proactive Measures

Services & Maintenance: Preventing Damage With Proactive Measures

A leak doesn't need to be the first sign of roof...Read More...

"Dynamic" Architect Recognized

"Dynamic" Architect Recognized

David Fisher has been honored as the worldwide Architect of the Year 2008 by The Developers & Builders...Read More...

Design Firm Changes Name

Design Firm Changes Name

Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Inc. and its affiliates has changed its name to...Read More...

New Building Code Revisions Adopted By ICC

New Building Code Revisions Adopted By ICC

The International Code Council (ICC) has approved 23 building and fire code changes based on recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) investigation of the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) on...Read More...

McGraw-Hill Executive Comments On Economy and Construction

McGraw-Hill Executive Comments On Economy and Construction

Robert A. Murray, vice president of economic affairs at McGraw-Hill Construction Research and Analytics Group in New York City, issued a statement on the expected impact on construction...Read More...

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Professional Development: Five Steps To A Successful Renovation

Contributor Jackie Jennings demonstrates how smart planning today creates fewer headaches...Read More...

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Professional Development: Making Construction Management Work For You

Guest Contributor Jerry Kingwill says what an fm knows about construction can make the process run...Read More...

Facilities Housing Pandas In China To Be Rebuilt

Facilities Housing Pandas In China To Be Rebuilt

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), in cooperation with The Giant Panda Conservation Foundation (GPCF), has joined the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, Zhou Wenzhong, in announcing a $165,000 donation to the China Wildlife Conservation Association to support panda conservation in the wake the earthquakes that occurred this past May. “Accredited zoos are essential to the conservation of the giant...Read More...