NYC mayor takes aim at glass towers as energy hogs

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presides over a city that's known for its skyscrapers but he is no fan of the glass towers that have transformed the Manhattan skyline in recent deca...

Newly elected NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde talks homebuilding

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rising U.S. home prices and a shortage of properties on the market have made homes less affordable for many would-be buyers, even after the fall in mortgage rates over recent weeks....

Photo of the Day: 'Proof that Aliens have landed in Taipei'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American-Canadian marketing manager took this photo of Agora Garden Tower (陶朱隱園) in Taipei's Xinyi District looking highly futuristic and a bit alien. The photograph...

Holocaust survivor faces evil, cheats death for second time

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sitting in the handicapped lane outside Tree of Life synagogue, Judah Samet watched as a plainclothes officer traded gunfire with the man at the temple door. He was caught in a cross...

Taiwan’s Top 7 Libraries

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The winning design for the new southern branch of the Taiwan National Library and Repository in Tainan City (臺南市) has been announced and it looks really impressive. The ...

IKEA Distribution Center in Joliet, IL Receives the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification

JOLIET, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 1, 2018--IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced that its Midwest distribution center under construction in Joliet, IL, has been awarded...

Taiwanese designers passing green building skills to young hands

The library building in Youth Park in Taipei's Wanhua District is a small unobtrusive structure half-hidden by spreading green trees. Painted white and bare of decorations, it hardly catches the e...

SOVA a Statement of Building Innovation, Sustainability

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 27, 2018--The Weitz Company took a major step towards delivering 211 new apartments in downtown Denver on July 20 when it topped out SOVA, a 12-story multi-unit residentia...

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good: 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report Showcases Company’s Efforts to Serve Food People Trust, Grow Sustainably to Protect the Planet and Unlock Potential in People

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 25, 2018--Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, citizenship.yum.com, highlighting the company’s pr...

Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures Supply Market Intelligence and Procurement Market Intelligence Report Now Available from SpendEdge

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 15, 2018--Global procurement market intelligence advisory firm, , has announced the release of their . This procurement report offers information on the best practices fo...

Gateway Arch Museum Expansion, Constructed by McCarthy, Opens Today

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 3, 2018--A 47,000-sq.-ft. subterranean expansion and renovation of the Museum of the Gateway Arch, constructed by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., is the final compon...

Global Pre-engineered Building Market 2018-2022| Rising Demand for Warehouses to Boost Growth| Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 30, 2018--The global pre-engineered building market is expected to register a CAGR of around 8% during the period 2018-2022, according to the latest market research report...

MAPEI Announces Expansion with Two New Facilities

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 28, 2018--MAPEI Corporation has expanded company operations with two new locations in Georgia and Florida. Both locations will initially operate as warehous...

MAPEI fait état de sa croissance par l’ajout de deux nouvelles installations

DEERFIELD BEACH, Floride--(BUSINESS WIRE)--juin 28, 2018--MAPEI Corporation a étendu les activités de l’entreprise grâce à deux nouvelles installations situées en Floride et en Géorgie. Les deux empla...

Turkcell Opens Next-Generation Data Center in Izmir

IZMIR, Turkey--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 22, 2018--Driven by its vision of ‘Turkey’s data should stay in Turkey’ when it opened its Gebze-based data center in 2016, Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL) now con...