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December 4, 2018

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Designs revealed for Oakland A’s ballpark

Designs revealed for Oakland A’s ballpark

Professional baseball team Oakland Athletics has teamed up with Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to build an urban ballpark at the Howard Terminal, California.

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New Jersey medical center enlivens landscape with vertical gardens

New Jersey medical center enlivens landscape with vertical gardens

The Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey, added two living walls to a new outpatient care facility to soften the appearance of the exterior red brick wall and add a touch of green.

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Glass, concrete structure enhances collaboration at Miami university

Glass, concrete structure enhances collaboration at Miami university

The exposed structure of glass and concrete is, in essence, a single, over-sized shed, featuring a vaulted roof suspended 5.5 m (18 ft) over the floor by narrow steel columns and a few fixed walls. The open-plan studio space can accommodate a variety of desk configurations.

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S.C. resort’s metal roof complements classic Low Country architecture

S.C. resort’s metal roof complements classic Low Country architecture

The recently expanded Palmetto Bluff Resort in Bluffton, South Carolina, now has a 74-room inn with a metal roof finished in custom Patrician Bronze color. Approximately 6968 m2 (75,000 sf) of 24-gauge galvalume panels were installed on the resort.

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Features

Assignment of design to constructors: A discussion and direction

Assignment of design to constructors: A discussion and direction

Complexity of design is driving an increase in the quantity of specifications dealing with the deferred design process. The authors of this article recognize experience of design professionals varies greatly and may be contributing to confusion, misconceptions, and inconsistency for those parties involved with providing design solutions identified by the deferred design process.

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Transit station takes glass walkways to the next level

From the Willis Tower Ledge overlooking Chicago and the Grand Canyon Skywalk to the revolving observation deck of the Seattle Space Needle, building owners and architects have long leveraged the power of glass in high places to elicit awe from visitors. Each of these marvels relies on multiple layers of structural glass, and a lot of engineering. Yet, there remained milestones to reach. When it opened earlier this year, the Salesforce Transit Center in downtown San Francisco not only became the city’s latest hub of activity, it unveiled what is believed to be the country’s largest fire-rated glass floor.

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Project News

Terraced plaza energizes New York’s cultural district

Terraced plaza energizes New York’s cultural district

In the heart of Brooklyn, New York’s cultural district, a new 32-story building was created by Ten Arquitectos’ Enrique Norten with executive architect Ismael Leyva. The goal of this project was to draw people into the space. The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) South tower is a mixed-use building that employs a porous design and a terraced plaza to enliven an underused section of the district. The building’s base provides street-level entry into retail areas. A stepped plaza follows its form, extending upwards to allow for outdoor programming while drawing pedestrians toward the 4645-m2 (50,000-sf) cultural space on the tower’s lower floors.

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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

March 14-19
RCI International Convention and Trade Show

April 3-5
NASCC: The Steel Conference

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