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Construction Panorama

Innovative construction practices, noteworthy design, current dilemmas and trends: articles of interest highlighting the construction industry.  Enjoy!

Central Courtyard of the Masdar Institute CampusI am both a curious man and an architect. As such, I am always looking for new ideas and concepts anywhere they might appear....
In an earlier blog, I told you about a drywall installation clinic at Pasadena ISD’s L.P. Card Career and Technical Center which was led by a team from the Houston division of...
I know that you have heard that one before. The last time was for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s current tallest building in Dubai, at 830 meters or 2722 feet high. It took the...
Please allow me to introduce myself.  As the spokesperson for Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, people know me, quite simply, as The Chamberlin Man.  I represent...
This month, the Houston Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) celebrated its 90th anniversary. It was founded in 1923 when Houston was a town of barely 60,000 folks...
In October 2010, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing embarked on a project that would mark a time of change for the City of Dallas and its residents. Woodall Rodgers Freeway is...
Last Friday marked a momentous occasion for our country, as a group of craft professionals bolted the spire for the new World Trade Center into place 1,776 feet above the ground...
Last Friday morning, the final pieces of the spire atop New York City’s One World Trade Center were bolted in place. This made it the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere...
Seven Regional Qualifying Rodeos Scheduled for 2013Crane Institute Certification (CIC) announced last month that it has renewed its partnership for the third year in a row with...