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Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:36 PM
  • WASHINGTON — U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, reflecting the impact of tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and land. 
  • Leopardo's "little landmarks' monuments to CEO's life, legacy
    James Leopardo of North Barrington believes that he is building milestones, buildings of distinction around Chicago and the suburbs that will remain long after he’s gone. 
  • SCHAUMBURG -- Construction will begin this summer on a Granite City Food and Brewery restaurant and Hampton Inn and Suites hotel that will open side-by-side next year just west of Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

  • CRYSTAL LAKE -- Black Diamond Plumbing and Mechanical,Inc. has purchased Cool Heat Supply of Rockford, the second acquisition the company has made in a month.
  • Flexibility expected in today’s ‘think tank’ environments
    Replicating the atmosphere of a Starbucks, McCafe, or a Barnes and Noble with a touch of Apple Genius Bar has become the new norm in client requests when architects are planning user space. 
  • The architectural process: What to expect
    Design and construction can be a complex and potentially overwhelming process for someone who has never been involved in a construction project. Many factors influence each project and the types of service that are provided. The following guide is a tool to explain how the traditional design process works and what services can occur along the way. 
  • Economy brings new directions for architects
    The recovery from the recent economic recession has been a slow and fluctuating process for architectural firms. AIA reports that the February 2014 Architectural Billings Index, representing contracted demand for architectural design services, showed a modest improvement in February 2014 with a score of 50.7 up from 50.4 in January and 48.5 in December, 2013. 
  • An early decision faced when planning a new building project is how to go about getting it designed and built. Some common project delivery methods are described below, including typical pro/con arguments. 
  • 2020 was another great year
    Another banner year for society. The government and private partnerships have been successful at creating the strongest steadiest growth that we have ever experienced. The survivors of the 2007 — 2013 Great Recession are looking great. Chicago’s leadership in architecture and engineering has paved the way for the first fully self sufficient metropolitan area.    
  • Naperville firm featured in two magazines
    Two very different custom homes designed by Charles Vincent George Architects have been featured in luxury design magazines, both locally and internationally. 
  • Principle Construction completes Schneider Electric project in Rockford
    BANNOCKBURN --  Principle Construction Corp.recently completed a 19,375 square foot build-out for Schneider Electric of North America at 839 N. Perryville Road in Rockford. 
  • ICS completes Chicago Tribune distribution center in Bolingbrook
    BOLINGBROOK - Iris Construction Services has completed the turnkey build-out of a new distribution center for the Chicago Tribune at 1000 Crossroads in Bolingbrook. 
  • LOMBARD -- Pernix Group, Inc said consolidated revenue dropped in 2013 but remained at the second highest level in the company's history. 
  • SUGAR GROVE -- Engineering Enterprises Inc. is celebrating 40 years of excellence in the civil engineering and land surveying field. 
  • LOMBARD -- Pernix Group's subsidiary, Pernix (Fiji) Ltd. has been awarded a $29 million contract by the Fiji Electricity Authority to build a new 36 MW power plant adjacent to the Kinoya Power Station in Suva, Republic of Fiji. 
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