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November 20, 2018

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Amazon selects New York City and northern Virginia for new headquarters

Amazon selects New York City and northern Virginia for new headquarters

Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs at their two new headquarter locations. It will also be creating 371,612 m2 (4 million sf) of energy-efficient office space in each location.

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Nike opens innovative retail store in New York City

Nike opens innovative retail store in New York City

A DIY concept has been applied to Nike’s newest living retail store in New York City. The six-story, 89,930-m2 (968,000-sf) building, dubbed the Nike House of Innovation 000, has been designed by CallisonRTKL.

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Colorful ‘vertical village’ breaks ground in New York

Colorful ‘vertical village’ breaks ground in New York

Construction has begun on Radio Tower and Hotel, a 21,800-m2 (234,653-sf), mixed-use high-rise in northern Manhattan. The 22-story building is global architecture firm MVRDV’s first major project in the Unites States.

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Design team chosen for Swedish photo museum’s American center

Design team chosen for Swedish photo museum’s American center

Fotografiska, the Stockholm-based photo museum, has selected the team of architect and designers who will transform the historic 281 Park Ave South building into Fotografiska New York that is slated to open in spring 2019.

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Features

Greener garages: Changes in mobility are reshaping structures

Greener garages: Changes in mobility are reshaping structures

When it comes to commuting, there are more choices than ever. From ride-sharing services to sustainable modes of travel such as biking and mass transit, a growing menu of options is changing how people move. These options are reshaping the way consultants, architects, and planners approach the role of parking structures. As the mobility network continues to shift, companies see an opportunity to align these changes with sustainability targets. Parking structure design and operations play an increasing part in improving energy efficiency and encouraging more sustainable transportation.

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Cracking the code: Understanding the latest IBC revisions for builders hardware

Door hardware standards play a significant role in life safety by ensuring products used in commercial and residential buildings are suitable for their intended use. These standards serve as tools for hardware manufacturers and building professionals by providing them with a mutual understanding of door hardware requirements and types of locking systems.

Some of the most recent International Building Code (IBC) language updates, particularly as they relate to door hardware, include revisions to the descriptive names of the special locking systems to better describe the required functions of each system. These revisions are a result of the desire by door hardware manufacturers, specifiers, and security integrators to more accurately describe the function of the special locking systems, and to expand where these locking systems are permitted to be installed by IBC.

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Project News

Modern ceiling system transforms California bank

Modern ceiling system transforms California bank

The interior look of a California credit union was converted into an open concept to encourage cross-function collaboration and marketing opportunities. The new design seeks to enhance visibility and security for the banking institution. Stone wool ceiling panels and suspension systems helped achieve a modern appearance, and transition from the suspended acoustical tile ceiling to gypsum board soffits.

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Events

November 28-29
ABX | ArchitectureBoston Expo

November 28-30
The Buildings Show

January 22-25
World of Concrete

January 22-25
The International Surface Event (TISE)

February 4-7
Sprayfoam Convention & Expo

February 11-13
The Roofing Expo

February 19-21
International Builders Show

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DOCUMENTING CHANGES ON ISSUED FOR CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

Typically after the documents are issued for bid, we have minor changes to our drawings and specs. Now that the docs are ready to go out to be issued for construction, should those changes be bubbled and tracked? Or are the “issued for construction” documents understood to be a conformed set that picked up all previous changes?

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FAÇADE PLAN’S SET

We will be working as Architect of Record, on a project in DD phase. There are a designer, consultants, and one of this, a façade consultant. The scope contracted to the façade consultant includes delivering a drawing set as any other consultant. We never seen this case before. This consultant is rejecting to send a set with the drawing set outline conditions from the project. What happens in this case?

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