Book Reviews: 03/17/2010 Building for Boomers: Guide to Design and Construction 286 pages, $60 (McGraw-Hill, 2010) Just as baby boomers already have reshaped America’s cultural and political landscape, the generation of Americans born after World War II is now setting off major changes in the housing market. This book addresses boomers’ psychological needs and preferences. These two forces will shape expectations, both for the kinds of homes they are buying today and for those they may be purchasing in the future. Schriener, a former Engineering News-Record editor, and Kephart, an architect, look at the big picture as well as the details.
The former Soviet nation of Kazakhstan is ramping up completion of EXPO 2017—a futuristic megaproject estimated to cost between $3 and $5 billion that will showcase global energy efficiency and boost the host’s global profile
Cover photo by Neelam Mathews in Astana, Kazakhstan