First look: Austin to get first high-rise since 2003


The 29-story building, designed by Duda/Paine Architects, will be the first high-rise tower built in Austin since Cousins developed Frost Bank Tower in 2003. Cousins Properties Inc. has commenced construction on Colorado Tower, a 371,000-sf Class A office development in Downtown Austin, Texas.

National Highway Construction Costs Up 68% Since 2003

Construction Equipment

The FHWA has released its latest National Highway Construction Cost Index, a quarterly estimate of the rising cost of domestic highway construction and maintenance over time.

IL Amendment Would Keep Road Funds from Going Elsewhere

Construction Equipment

The Transportation for Illinois Coalition, made up of business groups and unions, estimates that since fiscal year 2003 over $6.8

Why should homebrewers worry about chemical safety?


Between 2003 […] The post Why should homebrewers worry about chemical safety? Safety compliance in breweries has been questioned over the years, and is especially suspect as the craft brewing industry continues to forge ahead in membership and production.

How fire sprinklers came to Camas without an ordinance

Constructor Magazine

In 2003, legislation was introduced to require fire sprinklers in new residential housing in Camas, Wash., a small city in the southwestern part of the state. read more. Fire Sprinklers

PBS broadcast to highlight '10 Buildings That Changed America'


Hosted by Geoff Baer, the program looks at important structures ranging from Thomas Jefferson's Virginia statehouse (1788) to the Walt Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry (2003). WTTW Chicago, in partnership with the Society of Architectural Historians, has produced "10 Builidngs That Changed America," a TV show set to air May 12 on PBS.

10 minutes of SARUG June 2014 with Steve Shell

What Revit Wants

via SARUG blog: Also see: What Revit Wants: Revit 2003 was still pretty great. SARUG steven shell

Time is money

Constructor Magazine

In 2003, while attending ISH in Frankfurt, Germany, I saw numerous innovative products that impressed me with their potential to save installation-time.

Newforma: collaboration more important than ever

Extranet Evolution

Also vice president of business development, Forester is one of six co-founders of Newforma who started the company with CEO Ian Howell in 2003 to provide the North American AEC sector with project information management (PIM) tools to facilitate collaboration on projects.

Milan’s Bosco Verticale On Track to Become World’s First Vertical Forest

Jetson Green

In 2003, a medical study compared breathing air in Milan to smoking almost a pack of cigarettes each day.


Reducing Construction Firm Marketing Expenses and Increasing Results

Construction Marketing Blog

3) Print Brochures are so 2003. Some of the biggest costs that face construction marketers today—advertising, print literature, reliance on a sales team—can be easily reduced.

Procure launches free mobile drawing management app

Extranet Evolution

Procore, founded in 2003, provides cloud-based construction management software, helping users manage all types of construction projects including industrial plants, office buildings, apartment complexes, university facilities and retail centre.

On good (collaborative) behaviour

Extranet Evolution

There was also discussion of an update to the Strategic Forum for Construction’s Integration Toolkit , first released in 2003, but now being refreshed as a by-product of a Technology Strategy Board-funded project focused on integrated project insurance.*

Top 5 Things You Need to Know about the TSCA Overhaul

Green Building Law Update

State actions taken before August 1, 2015, or taken under laws in effect on August 31, 2003, are exempted from preemption.

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The World’s Most Recognizable Roofs


Roofing. It’s probably something that you take for granted. Protecting you from the elements, the humble roof doesn’t really get all of the credit that it deserves, but there are many iconic landmarks all over the world that are renowned for their roofing.

You Need a Green Building Consultant (Who Speaks for the Trees)

Green Building Law Update

Since 2003, the green building consultants at Lorax Partnerships have refined the art of sustainable building, including lowering first costs for construction driving reduced costs of operations and resultant higher effective rents that culminate in higher ROI.

Coolest offices around the world


It was abandoned in 2003, and from September 2017 it will open up for the public to go explore the site and learn about the history of it. We all know the boring offices that are plain, simple and doesn’t try to lift the spirits of the workers at all.

Construction Contract Tip: Pay Attention to “Coordination and Cooperation ” Clauses

Best Practices Construction Law

2003 WL 22232953 (A.S.B.C.A.) Busy, busy, busy! I have reviewed five new construction contracts in the past two weeks. If you are a contractor, there are a number of key provisions that you will want to be on the “look out” before you sign the agreement.

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Illinois to Vote on Roads Lockbox Amendment in Fall Election

Construction Equipment

The Transportation for Illinois Coalition, made up of business groups and unions, estimates that since fiscal year 2003 over $6.8

Job Order Contract – Problems with Outsourcing?

Building Information Management

“Approximately $68 million in capital improvement projects have been completed through the JOC program since its inception in 2003.”- Job-Order-Contract-Audit. Relative to City of Long Beach Job Order Contract, Long Beach City Auditor’s office finds.

CGT To Create 275 Jobs In New Braunfels, TX

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

The Texas Legislature created the TEF in 2003 to help attract new companies to Texas and expand existing businesses to create more jobs. CGT To Create 275 Jobs In New Braunfels, TX originally appeared on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. CGT U.S.

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Federal Facilities at High Risk

Building Information Management

Since federal real property management was placed on the High Risk List in 2003 , the government has given high-level attention to this issue and has made strides in real property management, but continues to face long-standing challenges in managing its real property.

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AGC of Wisconsin Recognizes Miron Construction with Three Building Awards

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Miron has been awarded 48 AGC BUILD Wisconsin Awards since the program’s inception in 2003. NEEHAN, Wis. Miron Construction Co., was recently awarded three 2014 BUILD Wisconsin Awards as presented by the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin. frontpage

CASE STUDY: Transformer fault detection and repair followed by degassing monitored with online DGA

ENR Construction

The paper discusses a case study on a 400 MVA 400/120/21 kV transformer, installed and commissioned in a 400/110 kV transmission substation in Finland in 2003

From Massey to Terex: 55 years of Britain’s other backhoe loader

Digger Blog

Although a US firm, Terex is planning to mark 55th anniversary of its British backhoe loader, manufactured in Manchester until 2003 and subsequently in Coventry. In 2003 Terex moved production from Manchester to a new facility in Coventry.

CFOs See Technology Tools, Delegating As Top Time Management Strategies

Business Facilities Blog

The results are consistent with a similar survey conducted in 2003. This Contributed Column is brought to you by REAL STREET Expo , a new event sponsored by Business Facilities and Today’s Facility Manager magazines. Posted by Heidi Schwartz.

The Hogwash Fact About Extraverts and Selling That Everyone Thinks Is True

Help Everybody Everyday

Studies show that extraverted people tend to gravitate toward sales (Barrick, Mount, & Gupta, 2003) and are more likely to be selected for sales positions by managers (Dunn, Mount, Barrick, & Ones, 1995).

Less Is More In New England

Business Facilities Blog

percent in 2003 to 24.7 By the BF Staff. From the July/August 2017 Isssue. N ew England has seen a lot of economic activity over the past few years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the annual average unemployment rate in New England, at 4.1 percent in 2016, was down 0.8

NexTenders targeting UK construction

Extranet Evolution

India-based NexTenders is targeting the UK architecture, engineering and construction market with its e-tendering and e-procurement applications.

Safety School: Spotlighting the Importance of Checklists

The Safety Blog

In 2003, Dr. Peter J. Do you consider workplace checklists an important part of ensuring all necessary safe work procedures are consistently followed? Or do you consider a checklist a slow, tedious, and largely unnecessary procedure for work you already know how to do?

Electrical Workers Taking Deadly Safety Risks

The Safety Blog

Electrical tradespeople accounted for 29% of all electrical-related fatalities in the workplace between 2003 and 2012, and they continue to be critically injured on the job when working on energized electrical panels or ballasts/347V lighting. A recently released report from the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) states that electricity-related deaths in Ontario declined 38 per cent the past five years.

Small, Mid-Size U.S. Businesses Curb Enthusiasm About Economy

Business Facilities Blog

economy among business owners and leaders remains high, but has shifted significantly to a more moderate level according to the PNC Economic Outlook , a biannual telephone survey of small and medium-sized business owners, which began in 2003. Optimism about the U.S.

Grainger Expands In Texas

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

The Texas Legislature created the TEF in 2003 to help attract new companies to Texas and expand existing businesses to create more jobs throughout the state. Grainger, Inc. has opened a new sales facility in San Antonio, TX.

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Q1 2014 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Results Released

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

The Vistage CEO Confidence Index, established in 2003, is a quarterly survey of small- to mid-sized business CEOs about the U.S. Since its establishment in 2003, the Index has proven to be a reliable harbinger for changes in GDP and employment, two to three quarters hence.

Using Mobile Technology ?to Influence Worker Behavior

Construction Business Owner

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, recently made the claim that globally we now generate more data in a two-day period than we did from the dawn of civilization until 2003. Few would dispute that the construction business is more connected than ever before.

UK exclusive: 4Projects acquired by US ERP vendor ViewPoint

Extranet Evolution

in the year to March 2012 and has been consistently profitable since 2003 ( post ), will continue to trade under its own name.


SAB Magazine

A lone voice from Vancouver issued a challenge at the Greenbuild #2 conference in Pittsburgh in 2003: “What will the US Green Building Council do to address the fact that the right building in the wrong place is the wrong building?”.