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Steel joist awards open for entrants

Last year, Buchar, Mitchell, Bajt Architects took a Steel Joist Institute (SJI) for its design work on the Olivet Nazarene University New Student Life and Recreation Center in Bourbonnais, Illinois. The state-of-the-art, energy-efficient fitness complex houses the school’s athletic programs and includes a four-story rock climbing wall, multiple pools, an arena and fitness area. Photo courtesy Steel Joist Institute

The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) is accepting entries for its annual design awards, with the winning companies awarded a $2000 scholarship to their chosen school for engineering or architectural students.

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Glazed natural ventilators now available in North America

Firelight

The Bilco Company’s Colt’s Firelight, a glazed, natural ventilator, installs easily in a glass atrium or directly onto the roof of a building. This dual-purpose product provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire.

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U.S. tall wood building prize up for grabs

Limnologen in Växjö, Sweden—taller wood-framed projects are appearing around the world. A new U.S. initiative is seeking nominees. Photo courtesy Midroc Property Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a $2 million Tall Wood Building Prize Competition, following a funding initiative announced by the Obama Administration and the U.S. forestry industry through the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC) earlier this year.

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International demolition conference ready to explode with excitement

In November, demolition experts across the globe will gather in Amsterdam for a world summit. Photo courtesy KHL Group

The World Demolition Summit takes place on November 6 at Amsterdam’s NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, bringing demolition contractors from across the planet to the Netherlands.

In addition to the usual networking opportunities associated with conferences, the one-day event offers a series of highly specialized talks, including in-depth looks at asbestos remediation, selective bridge implosion, and use of 3D modeling to estimate vibrations and dust dispersion.

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