Credit Crunch Visits High Rises

There are a couple of examples where the construction of skyscrapers is stalling out due to credit availability issues. In Chicago, two spectacular residential projects have seen their space sales stall leaving them wanting for construction funds. Looking like a steel...

Great American Places Announced

What does Mill Avenue in Tempe, AZ have in common with Clarendon and Wilson Boulevards in Arlington, VA? You guessed it. They are both finalists in the American Planning Association’s (APA) Great Places in America: Streets. These streets are designated as such because...

Home Energy Tax Breaks Keep Coming Home

As the total 2008 home energy costs begin going over $2,000 for the average U.S. Household, the Alliance to Save Energy put out a reminder about the energy tax break that came as part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 signed into law on October 3....

Nanomaterials Have Two Edges

Nano technology holds a lot of promising developments for construction and at the same time it is presenting some challenges that may end up diluting those promises. In a recent instance a spray that is made from carbon nanotubes can be applied to bridges at critical...