Construction and Real Estate

Hard Hat Higher Ed

It has all of the characteristics of a typical construction site. The pounding of hammers and the piercing sound of circular saws fill...

Building Back Better

Alabama is vulnerable to major storm damage from tornadoes and hurricanes, and lately it seems we have had more than our fair share....

Drilling for Liquid Gold. Water, That Is.

Tragedy struck suddenly from the sky in Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011, when an EF-4 tornado ripped through the town with...

Standout Projects: Flagship Reconstruction

When Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast communities in August 2005, she took with her portions of the...

Standout Projects: Top-in-Hemisphere Green Merits

The eight-story, 85, 000-square-foot Perkins + Will Office Building at 1315 Peachtree may be located in Atlanta, but it was Alabama...

Standout Projects: Polishing the Mobile Skyline

On October 17, 1965, the Mobile Press-Register ran a full page ad: “Towering to a skyline-splitting height of 424 feet above...

Martin Marietta's Mad Men Blitz Kiboshed

In the spring of 2010, Vulcan Materials Inc. CEO Don James was seriously studying the next big deal—a merger by the Birmingham-based...

Cross Section of an Alabama Mainstay

From church pews to utility poles to executive toys, Alabama’s wood and wood products industries are hanging on during a tough economy....

Extravagant Bargains

Investor Warren Buffet is known for his house nearly as much as his billions. According to Forbes, Buffet is the third-richest person...

Seven Real Estate Winners

The Alley, Montgomery Sometimes a big deal can occur in a small space—like a back alley, for example. That...

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